One of India's 28 Project Tiger Reserves is Tadoba National Park in Chandrapur. Ancient temples of Anchaleshwar (Lord Shiva) and Mahakali may be seen in Chandrapur, the administrative capital (Goddess Mahakali). About Chandrapur According to folklore, the district of Chandrapur was once known as ‘Chanda.' The name of the place was ‘Lokapura,' which was later changed to ‘Indpur,' and finally to Chandrapur. It was known as Chanda district during the British colonial period, but was renamed Chanrapur in 1964. Wairangad, Kosala, Bhadravati, and Markanda were also ancient sites in the region. For a long time, Hindu and Buddhist kings are reported to have dominated the area. Later, during the 9th century, Gonds overthrew Dana Chiefs who governed Chandrapur, and Gond Kings dominated the area until 1751, when the Maratha period began. Raghuji Bhosale, the dynasty's last king, died intestate in 1853, and Nagpur province, along with Chandrapur, was seized by the British Empire. Chandrapur became an independent district in 1854, and in 1874, it was divided into three tehsils: Mul, Warora, and Bramhpuri.However, in 1874, the Madras district of upper Godavai was disbanded, and four tehsils were united to Chandrapur to form a single tehsil with Sironcha as its seat. One tehsil's headquarters were moved to MUl from Chandrapur in 1895. At 1905, a new tehsil with headquarters in Gadchoroli was formed by transferring zamindari lands from the tehsils of Bramhpuri and Chandrapur. Area-11,443 sq. Km Places of Interest Mahakali Temple,Bhadravati Fort, Manikgarh Fort, Kolasur, Ballarpur, Manikgad, Tipagad,Wijasan hill, Ramla Talav, Adyal Tekdi, Junona Pond". How to Reach By Air: Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur is the nearest airport to Chandrapur. It is well connected to major cities in the country such as Delhi, Mumbai,Pune, Hyderabad, Raipur, etc. by leading airlines such as Indian Airlines, Go Air, IndiGo, Jet Airways, etc. You can take a cab from Nagpur airport to reach Chandrapur. By Train: Chandrapur railway station is situated about two km from the main city. It is an important railway station on the New Delhi-Chennai line. Trains such as Lokmanya Tilak Express, Navjeevan Express, Karnataka Express, etc. connect Chandrapur to other cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Indore, Ahmedabad, Kanyakumari, etc. By Road: Chandrapur is well connected to major cities in Maharashtra and across the country by road. Many buses ply between Chandrapur and other major cities in the country such as Nagpur, Hyderabad, Chennai, etc. The bus route to Chandrapur is comfortable. One can quickly board a sleeper (both A/C and non A/C), semi-sleeper, Volvo A/C, Multi-Axle, etc. buses, as per their choice and experience a comfortable journey to the coal city Chandrapur.
There are many stone age sites in Chandrapur District. Suresh Chopane, a renowned researcher, found many stone-age tools in the district, which has been displayed in his Rock Museum. Archeological finds, such as signs of pottery making, suggest inhabitation of the Chandrapur area in Neolithic times. From ancient times, Chandrapur has fallen under the control of many different rulers. Between 322 BCE and 187 BCE, much of India, including Maharashtra, was part of the Maurya Empire.From 187 BCE to 78 BCE, Chandrapur was part of the Shunga Empire which controlled much of central and eastern India.The Satavahana Empire controlled Chandrapur from the 1st century BCE to the 2nd century CE. The Vakataka dynasty ruled from the area from the mid 3rd century CE to 550 CE. The Kalachuri dynasty ruled in the area in the 6th and 7th centuries CE. The Rashtrakuta dynasty followed, controlling the Chandrapur region between the 7th and 10th centuries. The Chalukya dynasty ruled in the region to the 12th century CE. The Seuna (Yadava) dynasty of Devagiri ruled a kingdom, including the Chandrapur area, in approximately 850 CE and continued until 1334 CE