The Ramtek hill is a short distance from Nagpur and a wonderful drive through the countryside.
Believed to be associated with the Prince Rama of Ayodhya who tarried a while here on the hill Ramgiri during his exile, the clutch of temples date from the time of the Gupta dynasty or precisely the regency of dowager queen Prabhavati Gupta ( 390 to 410 AD) , the daughter of the mighty Chandragupta II based on a copperplate inscription. It is also said that the poet Kalidas wrote his opus Meghdoot ( The Cloud Messenger ) on these hills, surrounded by a dense forest, looking up at the first monsoon clouds sailing across the sky.
The Lakshman temple at the far end of the stronghold dates from 1400 AD. All these temples were extensively renovated by the Bhosle chieftains from the 18th century.