About 40km northeast of Nagpur, Ramtek is believed to be the place where Lord Rama, of the epic Ramayana, spent some time during his exile with his wife, Sita, and brother Lakshmana. The place is marked by a cluster of 10 or so ancient temples, which sit atop the Hill of Rama and have their own population of resident langur monkeys.
Ramtek is beginning to fancy itself as a burgeoning adventure sports destination. MTDC was building an adventure sports training centre and hotel at the time of research and Khindsi Lake is indeed a beautiful spot for kayaking, paragliding or hot-air ballooning.
Mansar, 7km west of Ramtek, is an important archaeological site believed to be the 5th-century remains of Pravarapura, the capital ruled by the Vakataka King Pravarasena II.