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INFORMATION ABOUT CHANDRAPUR

The district Chandrapur was earlier known as 'Chanda' according to tradition and legend the name of the place was 'Lokapura' which was first changed to ' Indpur' and subsequently to Chandrapur. Lying in the north eastern portion of the state of Maharashtra,

Other places of the region in ancient times include wairangad, Kosala, Bhadravati and Markanda. Hindu and Buddhist kings are said to have ruled the area for a long time, Later on Gonds overtook Dana Chiefs who ruled Chandrapur around 9 th century and Gond Kings ruled the area till 1751 after which Maratha period started. Raghuji Bhosale, the last King of the dynasty, died heirless in 1853 and Nagpur province together with Chandrapur was declared annexed to British Empire.

Chandrapur is a place for wild life lovers with a visit to the lovely Andhari Tiger Reserve. Pilgrims and picnickers will also find a few places of interest like Bhadravati temple and Junona Development Scheme.

CHANDRAPUR TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Ghora Jhari Development Scheme : This lake is Situated in Nagbhir tehsil. It is 6 km from the main Nagpur - Chandrapur highway, 106 km from Chandrapur town and 97 km from Nagpur. The capacity of the reservoir is 45 cusecs of water.


  • Junona Development Scheme :This is the spot 15 km away from Chandrapur Town. The facilities for boating, restaurants, parks and garden well developed. Fossil Park at Dongargaon Kheri enroute to Warora:


  • Anandwan Ashram At Warora :Warora town has come into prominence due to location of the "Anandvan Ashram". Well known Social worker and Maharashtrabhushan Shri Baba Amte whose services and efforts for the rehabilitation and care of leprosy patients have earned him worldwide recognition. Foreign tourists in large numbers often visit Anandvan Ashram.


  • Bhadravati Temple :This ancient temple is situated at is situated in the heart of the city. Devotees throng the temple throughout the year.


  • Jain Temple :This temple in the town is very popular with the community. It has very beautiful sculptures. This temple is located as Bhadravati village. It is 32 kilometers from Chandrapur town on Central Railways. This temple is said to be extremely old, but exact period when it was built is not known. There are several other idols in the temples, which were recovered in digging the earth.


  • Ganesh Temple :This is also an ancient temple and is visited by large number of devotees throughout the year. The temple architecture and sculptures are major tourist attraction.


  • Vijasan Hills :There are several Buddha temples here. Which are very attractive. The atmosphere here is very serene and claim.


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