Gadchiroli is an administrative district located in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is situated in the south-eastern corner of Maharashtra. The boundaries of Gadchiroli are Chandrapur district in the west, Gondia district in the north, the state of Chhatisgarh in the east and the state of Andhra Pradesh in the south. Gadchiroli is famous for Gondi and Gondhali tribal folk dances and handicrafts. Vainganga flows through this district. With plenty of tourist attractions, many make a visit to Gadchiroli all year round.
Places to Stay
There are many available hotels in Gadchiroli, like Hotel Darshan (Tariff – Rs.1000). Local homestays are also available.
The official language spoken in Gadchiroli is Marathi. Other languages spoken are Gondi, Hindi, Madiya, Telugu and Bengali.
Some of the important festivals of Gadchiroli are Holi, Dussehra and Diwali. During the January and February months, villagers perform ‘nataks’ and ‘tamashas’ on the occasion of Shankar-Pat.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions one can visit. Some of them are Hanuman Temple (4 km away from Gadchiroli), Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary (80 km away from Gadchiroli), Brahmapuri (36 km away from Gadchiroli), Chandrapur (46 km away from Gadchiroli) and Markanda (40 km away from Gadchiroli).
How to Get There
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur, is the nearest airport to Gadchiroli. It is located about 129 km away from the town.
The nearest railway station is at Chandrapur, located at a distance of 80 km from Gadchiroli.
Gadchiroli has good transport facilities to Chandrapur, Nagpur, Bhandara and Gondia. Some of the best bus operators are Sri Maruti Tours and Travels, VRL Travels, Saroj Travels and Sampa Travels. You can get discount coupons for bus booking if you plan to book your bus tickets at least a fortnight prior to your journey.