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Ramtek

Ramtek is famous for its Temple dedicated to Lord Ram. According to locals, Ram rested for while at this place.

The temple was built by the King of Nagpur Raghuji Bhonsale, after victory over fort of Deogarh in Chindwara.

Kalidasa has written Meghdootum in hills of Ramtek. In remembrance, Kalidas Smarak has been built near the temple.

Khindasi lake is one of the important tourist attractions at Ramtek

 

 

Historical Background

The story goes that Shri Ram tarried here a while with Laxman and Sita. Hence, the name. It was here that the prolific Sanskrit poet Kalidas wrote his epic Maghdootam. Besides the Shri Ram Temple and the Kalidas Memorial, there is Ramgiri hill, Ramsagar lake. This place has been immortalised by the visit of Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman, hence the name Ramtek. The place is also famous as the place where the poet Kalidas composed his epic “Meghdoot”. The main attractions here are the Ram temple which is more than 600 years old, as well as the Jain temple which has some beautiful carvings and sculpture. Ramtek is about 50 km. from Nagpur.