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Top 4 attractions to explore in 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. During the British colonial period it was called Chanda district, which was again changed to its original name ‘Chandrapur ‘ around 1964.

Attractions in Chandrapur

Chandrapur Super Thermal Power StationChandrapur Super Thermal Power Station, Durgapur, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India

This is a thermal power plant located in Chandrapur. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of MAHAGENCO With the total capacity of 3340MW, the plant is the largest power plant in the Maharashtra. It accounts for more than 25% of Maharashtras total needs.

Mahakali Temple Trust DharmashalaChandrapur - Jatpura Gate Rd, Bazar Ward, Chandrapur, Maharashtra 442402, India

Mahakali temple is important pilgrimage of Chandrapur city and many devotees visit the temple every day, especially on Tuesday. The ancient temple was built by Dhundya Ram Sah, Tribal King of Gond Dynasty around 16th century. The sculptures on the walls of Mahakali temple were outstanding blend of Tibetan and Hindu traditions.

Manikgad FortGherakilla Manikgad, Maharashtra 410220, India

This is an ancient fort in Chandrapur. It is a hill fort 507 metres above sea level built by the Naga kings in 9 CE. The fort is in ruins and is frequented by wild animals that live in the vicinity.

Tadoba Andhari National ParkChandrapur, Maharashtra 442401, India

Situated in the core of a reserved forest and spread in the area of 1727 sq. km. One of the largest and oldest national park,  which has an endless treasure trove of large number of species of trees & plants and wildlife

Map of attractions in Chandrapur