Chandrapur is a town in the westernmost Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a part of the district by the same name. The major urban agglomeration nearby is Nagpur at a distance of 154 km. Another big city close-by is Wardha at a distance of 144 km. The area is famous for its mineral resources such as coal, iron ore and limestone. The town is sometimes referred to as ‘The City of Black Gold’ due to the many coal mines in and around.
Budget Hotels in Chandrapur
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Wardha. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Ramakrishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hari Sons Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Gulshan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Chirag Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
Events in Chandrapur
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places to See in Chandrapur
The town in itself may not have places of interest. However, places worth your time and money in Wardha are Magan Sangrahalaya Museum, Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Gitai Mandir, Kelzar Ganpati Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur at a distance of 146 km.
Chandrapur Railway Station is located within the town.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Ticketgoose.com offers a wide variety of choices for bus booking anywhere in India.
Mehkar is a city in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra. It is located at about 70 km from Buldhana and 140 km from Aurangabad, and is a part of Vidarbha region. The city was earlier called Meghankar Nagari. It is situated on the banks of the River Penganga. And a lot of recreational activities take place by this river. This place also has several temples, mosques and reservoirs all around it.
Places to Stay
Some of the good budget hotels in Mehkar are Hotel Shivaditya Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Prem Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900), Jal Mahal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) and Hotel Manas (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The languages spoken in Mehkar are Marathi and Urdu.
Some of the festivals celebrated in Mehkar are Ganesh Chaturthi and Ramzan.
Places of Interest
Mehkar has many religious places for tourists to visit. Some of these are Shree Balaji Temple (1 km), Shree Hanuman and Ram Mandir (1 km), Hazrat Gaibi Shah Dargah (2 km), Shitla Mata Mandir (2 km) and Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Pond (2.5 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mehkar is at Aurangabad. It is located about 140 km from the city.
Washim Railway Station is the nearest station to Mehkar (70 km). Many express trains halt here.
Buses to Mehkar are available from Pune, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar and Mumbai. Shree Khurana Travels, Neeta Travels and Raja Travels are some of the private bus operators. Bus ticket online booking facility is the most convenient way of booking your tickets.