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A Place not Far from the City but Enough to Attract Eco-tourists

Again Amravati!!! By sheer luck, I visited a place which is about 15 km. from the Amravati city on the highway towards Andhra Pradesh.

We, me and one of my colleagues, visited an office related to agricultural science during an afternoon while touring Amravati for a research project on cotton cultivation. The above said office is located at the outskirts since they require significantly large land for research on various crops. The meeting was very successful and obviously we were happy and relaxed. The concerned officer we had the meeting with, suggested to visit a nearby temple in the jungle which is hardly 5 km. from their office.

It was around 6.30 in the evening, but still had enough sunlight for visiting an unknown place in an uninhabited area. It took us about 15 minutes to reach the temple land. It was a small temple of Lord Shiva and a small house adjacent to it for a few persons who live there for worship and temple maintenance. There was no visitor except us two and a devotee family. The tract was hilly and covered with not so thick jungle. The surprising news came from the priest of the temple. While chit chatting, he showed a pond inside the jungle which was located about 50 meters downhill from the temple. He said that if we could wait for about an hour, we could see several animals including tiger coming to the pond for drinking water. According to him, everyday early morning and late evening are the timings when any one can see these animals from the roof of the house adjacent to the temple.

Our initial reaction was a little tentative regarding believing the person’s words since we did not have the idea that tigers can be seen so easily. However, afterwards we noticed that this was a part of a deep jungle only and later on found that it was the extension of the Melghat forest which is also a tiger reserve.

Leaving apart the fact or the story of seeing animals that easily, it was a complete serene and green place where nature lovers can spend a couple of days moving around the jungle, listening to the humming birds and looking at the hills covered with deep green forests. If the animals can be seen, it will be an extra spice to the experience.

This article is written by Dripto Dripto Mukhopadhyay, Vice President at Indicus Analytics. Read his public LinkedIn profile .
This article is written by Majbritt Thomsen, administrator on ‘Views On Tourism’

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