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.
Darwha is in Maharashtra’s Yvatmal district. With a population of 23,360, this town is located in the interiors of the state and has been quite progressive and offers educational facilities with higher degree options resulting in a literacy rate of about 80%.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels with up-to-the-mark standards in Darwha. The best one is Gyanson Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400).
The official language of Darwhais Marathi.
Celebration of Hindu- Muslim festivals such as Diwali and Eid are a must see here. Other than the festival related events, the 7-day ‘Saptah’ is organised once a year from the 14th till the 20th of January.
Places of Interest
Darwha is known for its temples. Some of them include Ambadevi Temple (83 kms from Darwha) and Chintamani Temple (3 kms from the town). Mallikarjun Temple, an ancient Lord Shiva Temple, is located just outside the city and an 80 year old Jain temple is situated in the heart of the city. The Golibar Chowk square is also quite famous. It is where the British is believed to have open fired at an unarmed congregation.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Darwha is the Sonegaon Airport at Nagpur.
The Darwha Railway Station is located on the Yvatmal- Karanja rail line of the Central Railways.
There are daily bus services to Pune, Jalna, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Mehkar, Digras, Pusad, Washim, Karanja Lad, Mumbai and Nagpur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Shree Khurana Travels and Vidarbha Express Travels (Noor). It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.