Chandrapur Tourism

Chandrapur Tourism

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Chandrapur Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 620 m
  • District: Chandrapur
Chandrapur District of Maharashtra is located between the Wainganga and Wardha river basins. Situated on the banks of the Irai River, Chandrapur is also known as the ‘City of Black Gold’ because of its numerous coal mines. It draws a fair number of tourists from all over the country due to its proximity to the wildlife park and its many ancient temples.

The history of the city extends to the mythological age of Dwapar Yuga during which a king called Raja Chandrahasa named it Indupur. Later the name of the town was changed to Chandrapur or the 'City of the Moon'.  

The name of a Gond king, Khandkya Shah, is attributed to the development of the city in the later medieval ages. During the Bristish rule, the name of the town was changed to Chanda and it remained so until its name was changed to Chandrapur in the 1960s. However, the name Chanda is still used to refer to the city in the local language.  

After the last descendant of the royal family died without an heir in the mid-19th century, the kingdom was considered to have lapsed to the British Crown. Since then, the extent and boundaries of the district have undergone several changes. Today Chandrapur has witnessed marked growth.

The half dozen rivers flowing through the town have been the mainstay of its economy. More than ten dams have been constructed in and around Chandrapur in the last few decades to meet its irrigation and power needs.

Dances such as the Adivasi, Gusadi, Gondal, Tamasha and Keertam are all popular forms of folk arts in Chandrapur. The town has seen rapid industrialisation and commercial development in recent times.

The temples and forts are the main tourist attractions of Chandrapur. The town is also an important camping ground for those interested in wildlife excursions in the adjacent Tiger Park.

Chandrapur is well connected by road and rail. The best time to visit Chandrapur is from August to January, after which the weather becomes hot and dry. The monsoon begins from June.

Chandrapur is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Nasik and Sewagram.

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Chandrapur Traveller Reviews

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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2016
I had been to Chandrapur by road in the month of March 2016. Chandrapur is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of Maharashtra. The must-see destinations in and around Chandrapur include Mahakali temple, Gond Raja fort and the Ancient caves. The Mahakali Temple has two entrances with the Ganesh and Hanuman temples at the back and the Shani Mandir located on the front. One needs to go through an cave to have a glimpse of the deity. Tuesdays are considered as sacred days to visit this glorious temple. An annual fair is held here every April. Dharmashalas afford decent accommodation to ardent devotees in this temple. The Gond Raja fort was constructed between the 15th and 16th centuries. This is located in between Wardha and Wainganga river basins. The ancient caves are located close to Chandrapur town and have a lot of buddhist inscriptions. It was constructed during the 8th century.
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  • A S
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews
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"Good town right in the centre of India"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2014
Chandrapur is located near Nagpur and Bhopal, and is well connected to capital city. We visited this place while going to Tadoba National Tiger Reserve which is about 40 km from Chandrapur. We spent a day at this town and went for sightseeing and we found out this place has lot of temples and the most popular of all was Mahakali temple which is an ancient temple. Other places to visit are Mahadeo Temple, and Vishnu Temple. Chandrapur has a huge thermal power plant and several irons, steel and cement industries as this place is rich in minerals. We went in the month of Oct and the climate was pretty pleasant.
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Ritesh Sharma

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  • Ritesh Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 18, 2013
I like to travel a lot with my friends and i love to go chandrapur with my girlfriend.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight seeing is good and beautiful and for shopping too.

Activities & things to do: There is lot of things to do in chandrapur.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Before travel plan everything, such as hotel, train or airlines and food etc.
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P Nazare

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  • P Nazare
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Chandrapur in one hour"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 19, 2011
Chandrapur is a small town connected to Mumbai by rail ( tho the trains are always late).

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nothing much to see here except the Mahakali temple who is the main deity of Chandrapur. I was living near the station and on the way to the temple is al there is to see. Chandrapur was essentially a fort town and one can see the dilapidated structures all around.
For hardcore non-veg eaters the food is very good. I enjoyed the bater on both nights of my stay there.
There is no shopping whatsoever to be done as it is essentially a coal city.

Activities & things to do: Cdnt find anything to do there so browsed thru Gandhi mkt which is your local mkt

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The auto fellows fleece the visitors as in every city but here they are a bit farfetched. A trip round the corner will cost rs50/-
There are no direct Bom-Chandrapur buses. Make sure you have a confirmed seat in the railways.
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