Amaravati District is bordered by
and Nagpur District
in the east and north-east,
in the south and south-west,
, Buldhana District
in the west and Betul District
of the state of Madhya Pradesh
in the north. It has a population of over 2.2 million. Amaravati is the most sacred Buddhist pilgrim center in south India. It receives an annual rainfall of about 85 cm.
Amaravati District has a total geographical area of 12,626 sq km. The main river is Purna, emerging form the hilly area of Satpura Mountain. Amaravati has a forest area of about 3,577 sq km. The temperature varies from 12o C to 44o C. The main cash crop is white gold cotton. Soyabean, Jowar (sorghum), tur, mug, udid and groundnut are the kharif crops.
The major attractions include Chikaldara Wildlife Sanctuary,
Gugamal National Park,
Melghat Tiger Reserve and
Wan Sanctuary. Amaravati District is well known for the Great Stupa or Maha Chaitya.