Visit to Ramtek

Ramtek is located at a distance of about 60 Kms from Nagpur. It is known for an ancient Ram Mandir situated on a hilltop. The place has serene charm of its own. It has pleasant scenic atmosphere and an air of reverence. 

We had a quick half day hiking to Ramtek today. It was a cloudy day. The journey actually becomes enjoyable after crossing Kamptee Cantonment area i.e. after you are out of bounds from the city. 

Jabalpur Highway is fun to ride through. Both sides of the highway are patches of barns that are slowly turning green. Small huts with children playing around them, grazing cattle in the field and merrily fluttering birds….

It started drizzling as we reached the foot hill. The hill top was foggy. 

The temple is magnificent. Must see for it’s architectural grandeur. Cleanliness in and around it is appreciable too.

Another USP of Ramtek temple is that it is full of baboons. There are plenty of monkeys up there. In fact there were too many of them today. Caretaker of this temple is an old gentleman (Pujari) who said, “today we have more number of monkeys than devotees here.”

Just near Ramtek is a lake called Khindsi. Lovely place. This is about 5 Kms from Ramtek. Neatly maintained and developed by a private group. 

Boating facility in the lake is available. Onlooking mountains and dark clouds over the lake made the visit a memorable expedition.



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Author: anilkshatriyablog

I work as Assistant Professor in the area of Accounting at IMT Nagpur. I love teaching, writing and cycling. I follow a simple principle, 'Help ever, hurt never'.

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