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Chandrapur ( Chandrapur )

Chandrapur is a district rich in natural beauty, historic places and temples with religious and archaeological significance. Chandrapur is a home of places like Anandwan & Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve forest. It is also known for its which are well known nationally and internationally. Chandrapur is also known for its important religious places like Mahakali temple at Chandrapur city Jain temple at Bhadravati. Compare to other districts in vidharbha features like coal mines, dense forest & water bodies make it unique in its own way.

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. Other places of the region in ancient times include Wairangad, Kosala, Bhadravati and Markanda. Hindu and Buddhist kings are said to have ruled the area for a long time. Later on Gonds overtook Mana Naga Chiefs who ruled Chandrapur around 9th century and Gond Kings ruled the area till 1751 after which Maratha period started. Raghuji Bhosale, the last King of the dynasty, died heirless in 1853 and Nagpur province together with Chandrapur was declared annexed to British Empire.

In 1854, Chandrapur formed an independent district and in 1874, it comprised of three tehsils Viz Mul, Warora and Bramhpuri. In 1874, however, upper Godavai district of Madras was abolished and four tehsils were added to Chandrapur to form one tehsil with Sironcha as its headquarters. In 1895, the headquarters of one tehsil transferred to Mul to Chandrapur. A new tehsil with headquarter at Gadchiroli was created in 1905 by transfer of zamindari estates