Chandrapur

Chandrapur is a municipal corporation in Chandrapur district, Maharashtra state, India. Chandrapur is a fort city founded by Khandkya Ballal Sah, a Gond king of the 13th century The city is situated at the confluence of the Irai and Zarpat rivers. It is famous for its superthermal power plant, one of the biggest in Asia, and its vast reserves of coal.

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The Achaleshwar Madadeva Temple is located just outside the Gond fort in Chandrapur town. As old as 2500 years, the historic temple is the only place where the great toe of Lord Shiva is worshipped. The temple is situated inside the Achalgarh fort and is a holder of the glory of great mythology, theology, folklore and even history.

Achaleshwar Madadeva Temple is a lime structure with intricate carvings with decoration masterpiece of the artisans of the bygone era. The temple also houses a 4 tonnes Nandi statue built from an alloy of five different metals. Apparently, the temple is ...

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Anandvan Ashram, Warora
49 kms from Chandrapur city limits
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Anandwan Ashram in Warora, established in 1951 by a social activist who went by the name of Muralidhar Devidas Amte, or more popularly Baba Amte. The ashram is managed by the Maharogi Sewa Samiti which is a popular organisation for many social services. The Anandwan Ashram is located in Warora, about 49 kms from Chandrapur. It used to be a barren lifeless area which has now been turned to a lovely green forest with the help of the leprosy patients it houses.

The Ashram serves as a community rehabilitation centre for the downtrodden people of the society, essentially the leprosy ...

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The Ancient Caves of Chandrapur are located very close to the city of Chandrapur. Constructed during the 8th century, these caves house around nine smaller caves that were carved for Buddhist monks. These were mainly used by the monks for meditation and thus feature a large number of engraved Buddhist sculptures.

The architecture of caves is such that they always remain cool throughout the year. The main cave entrance is 2. 5 feet wide and 5 feet long. This cave has big space inside it. Another pair of caves lies on the east side of a mountain at a height of 50 to 60 feet. They wer...

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Balaji Devasthan Chimur
98 kms from Chandrapur city limits
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The Balaji Temple at Chimur is more than 300 years old and was constructed during the Bhosale reign. The idol worshipped in the shrine is similar to the famous Tirupati Balaji. During the Godha Yatra, the murti of the presiding deity is taken out in a colorful procession through the streets of Chimur town that is attended by a large number of devotees. The temple is located at a distance of 98 kms from Chandrapur city.

The temple, which has a roof, has a high entrance and has carvings on it. It consists a wooden chamber with 12 pillars containing carved pictures of elephants and ti...

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The Ballalpur Fort, a ruined architecture in the Ballalpur town is one of the famous tourist attractions in the vicinity of Chandrapur in the state of Maharashtra. It is 16 kms southeast of Chandrapur. Ballalpur is recently being recognize for the coal mines and paper mills it possesses, making the Ballalpur fort prone to tourists and visitors. The building, however ruined is still majestic to look at, in the middle of the woods and the wild.

The Ballalpur Fort was built by the Good King Khandakya Ballalshah, who ruled over the place with Ballalpur as the capital city. He is kno...

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Bhadrawati Jain Temple a Historic Jain temple is located at a distance of 27 kms from Chandrapur. The temple is dedicated to 23rd Jain Tirthankar Parshvanath known as Kesariyaji Parshvanath located in Bhadrawati.

The statue of Bhagwan Shri Parshvanath is around 2500 years old and is the main idol here. It is an ancient structure which was recognised by the archaeological department of India. The Indian government has declared this Tirth as a protected memorial. The Temple was entrusted by the government of India to Svetambara Jain Sangha.

Bhadrawati Jain Temple is a magnifi...

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Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary
182 kms from Chandrapur city limits
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Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected Nature reserve located at a distance of 182 kms from Chandrapur city, Maharashtra. The sanctuary is under the forest department of India.

The Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a well-known tourist destination. It is spread over 104 sq. km, it is a habitat for a wide number of species. The sanctuary is known for its fauna and flora. The sanctuary has a dense forest with small patches of grasslands found here and there. Parlkota River and Pamalgautam River are the only two rivers that flow through the sanctuary and it's the lifeline of the in...

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Chandrapur Fort
Within Chandrapur city limits
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Chandrapur Fort is located within the city limits of Chandrapur. The city gets its name from the fort, which was earlier called Chanda fort and was later renamed as Chandrapur fort. The word 'Chandra' means 'moon' and 'pur' means 'settlement'. The fort was built by the noble king Khandakya Ballal shah during the 13th century.

Chandrapur was ruled by various people before the 12th century after which the Adivasi (indigenous) people (also known as Gond rulers) in India took over the land. The Chandrapur fort is situated in the confluence of Irai and Jharpat rivers, it is no doubt a col...

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Chaprala wildlife sanctuary
85 kms from Chandrapur city limits
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Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary, located 85 kilometres from the town of Chandrapur is a wildlife hotspot in Maharashtra which houses a number species of flora and fauna. It is a popular tourist spot in the state and is surrounded by various other tourist destinations. The place is named after a nearby village.

The Chaprala wildlife Sanctuary is around 134. 83 Sq kilometres in area and its borders lie adjacent to the Pedigundam range of Allapali forest division from the northern, eastern and southern sides and the western border is formed by the perennial Pranhita river across which ...

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Ghoda Jhari Lake
106 kms from Chandrapur city limits
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Situated in Nagbhir tensile and about six kilometres from the Nagpur - Chandrapur highway, the Ghora Jhari lake is one of the most beautiful and scenic place in the vicinity of Chandrapur. The lake is 106 kms from the Chandrapur town and it is is widely loved tourist place.

Ghora Jhari is the part of the Ghora Jhari dam which was constructed as part of of Irrigation projects by the British in 1923. It was built on and impounds the Ghora Jhari river. The dam is a earth fill dam and it also has an ungated spillway. The Ghora Jhari lake is surrounded by lavish green jungle and a lo...

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Junona Lake
8 kms from Chandrapur city limits
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The Junona lake, named after the village Junona in the state of Maharashtra is a beautiful scenic lake, around 8 kms from the town of Chandrapur. The Junona lake is surrounded by a jungle of the same name and houses a rich variety of flora and fauna. It is a natural and historic location, especially loved by wildlife tourists.

The Junona lake is a freshwater lake. The forest around it is a hotpot for wildlife, and the whole area is very scenic. Various migratory birds visit the lake during different seasons around the year. There are also various kinds of wild animals like tiger...

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The Manikgarh Fort is a ruined fort in the wilderness, about 35 kms southwest of Chandrapur. The fort, although being a trek site, has now also become a hotspot for wild animals. Not much of the fort is left to look at except a gateway. Looking at the fort would be enough to tell that once it was strongly fortified with walls and bastions.

The Manikgarh fort is a hill fort that stands at a height of about 507 metres above sea level. It is one of the three forts of Chandrapur: the Chandrapur fort, the Ballalpur fort and the Manikgarh fort. The fort has mostly become a Sanctuary f...

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Pathanpura Gate is located at a distance of 5 km from Chandrapur city in Maharashtra. Chandrapur fort has four entrances and Pathanpura Gate is the main entrance to enter the fort which was constructed by the Gond king Khandakya Ballad Shah in the 13th century.

Pathanpura Gate is a magnificent structure with a colossal doorway, the doorway is about six feet wide which was sufficient for the people of that time to travel and transport items, the gate is still in use by the local people and the main road passes through the gate. The Pathanpura gate is designed to perfection with beauti...

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Ramala Talao and Garden, Chandrapur
Within Chandrapur city limits
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Ramala Talao (tank) and Garden is located on the outskirts of the municipality of Chandrapur.

Ramala tank was built by Gond King Khandkya Ballal Sah at the time of laying the foundations of the town wall. It runs along the north-east section of the wall and was renovated and repaired with fine stone-ghats by Gond King Ram Sah who named it after him. Its embankment provides an excellent promenade popular with the city people.

In a bid to restore the glory of the 600-year-old Ramala Talao here, district authorities have a Science Garden at the historic lake. This garden ...

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Shree Mahakali Temple is at a distance of 5 km from Chandrapur city. It is a well-known tourist and pilgrimage destination. The temple houses one of the powerful Goddess of Hindu mythology called as Mahakali which translates to 'Great kali'. Chandrapur city is also called the 'City of Black Gold' as it has an abundance of coal. Though the city is small it houses many historical structures and monuments. This temple is an icon of Chandrapur also one of the oldest temples in the region.

The temple was built a long time ago by a Gond King and has two entrances; the temple has a magnific...

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
40 kms from Chandrapur city limits
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The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, near Chandrapur is the oldest and the largest tiger reserve in the state of Maharashtra. Created in 1955, the park is almost 40 kms from Chandrapur. The place is divided into two: the Tadoba national park and the Andhari wildlife Sanctuary which was later built in the year of 1986. The place is one of India's 28 Project Tiger Reserve and a popular tourist attraction.

Name derived from local tribal God Taru and the Andhari river that flows through the forest, the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve has recently been more popularised because of the frequ...

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Vijasan Hills
30 kms from Chandrapur city limits
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Vijasan Hills is an important pilgrimage attraction near Chandrapur which houses several historic Buddha temples here.

A place of religious importance, Vijasan Hills are home to historic Buddhist Temples and shrines in an area called Bhadravati. The caves believed to be 2000 years old and are very mystifying. The main feature is an ensemble of 3 caves, each with a captivating hand curved Buddha sculpture. Other features of the place are Nag Mandir and Bhavani Mata Mandir which is connected to Mahakali temple in Chandrapur Fort by means of a 22 kilometers long tunnel.

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