Arvi, Wardha

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Arvi is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°35′N 79°08′E / 20.59°N 79.14°E / 20.59; 79.14Coordinates: 20°35′N 79°08′E / 20.59°N 79.14°E / 20.59; 79.14
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Wardha
Elevation 828 m (2,717 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 90,254
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 442201
Telephone code 07157
Vehicle registration MH32

Arvi is a city and a municipal council in Wardha district in the state of Maharashtra, India.


Arvi is located at 20°35′N 79°08′E / 20.59°N 79.14°E / 20.59; 79.14.[1] It has an average elevation of 828 metres (2716 feet). The City is an important centre for the Cotton and Soybean trade. The closest airport from Arvi is Nagpur Airport situated at 100 kilometres and the closest Railway Station From Arvi is Pulgoan Junction situated at 35 kilometres. Arvi Railway station contact number 07157 222020.

Arvi is also called as city of Joy, Tension free city. Arvi is also famous for the number of saints it has produced so it also called as "CITY OF SAINTS".Saint Maybai, Saint Pandurang Maharaj, Saint Lahanuji Maharaj( Takarkheda) are the prominent ones having their own followers spread across the Vidarbha region.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Arvi had a population of 75000. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. .Many educationist has contributed to this literacy rate and Arvi follows the progressive thinking for which Maharashtra is known for in India. Krishak Education Society and Bharat education society has its network of Schools and colleges in Arvi taluka along with historical Gandhi Vidyalaya and Z.P.Girls highschool and Kannamwar High school providing quality education. Arvi is one the town having a library containing more than 1 lac books i.e. 'Lokamanya Vachnalaya'. Which is one of the centers carrying out cultural and social activities like wise conferences, talks of eminent personalities in various field and domains.


Arvi is also known for its British time rail "Shakuntla Express".

Arvi "ghee" (clarified butter) is famous in Vidarbha region and is sold across region. There is lake named "Sarangpuri" created by Britishers in 1907 AD. The specialty of this is,water is supplied to entire town without motor by the mechanism of gravitational force Nowadays Water is supplied through Newly Constructed Lower Wardha Dam backwaters from Kaundanyapur( Kundilpur)which is also recreation center for the People here. Kaundanyapur has reference from Mahabharat in which Draupadi Haran was done by Lord Krishna from Ambika Temple located at Kundinpur which is now known as Kaundanyapur. Still this place has Ambika tample where big celebration happens during Navratris. Many devotees come during this period here. Kaunanyapur is also known as Pandharpur of Vidarbha. Vitthala Temple on the banks of Wardha river hosts Kartik and Aashadi Ekadashi pilgrimage when people from all over region do come for prayer. During this period, a big fair popularly known as Yatra/Jatra happen. Arvi Municipality was established in 1867 A.D. Arvi Railway station is as the same during the British rule.


For Maharashtra Assembly - Many years Indian National congress (INC) ruled over here. Current MLA is Shri. Amar Sharadrao Kale from INC. Previous term was completed by Shri. Dadaraoji Keche from BJP.

For Parliament of India: Arvi Comes under Wardha Constituency region which is represented by Shri. Ramdas Tadas of BJP, who defeated Shri. Sagar Meghe of INC.


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