My name is Chandrapur, popularly known as “Black Gold City”, I am in Maharashtra, India. I am called Black Gold City as a large number of Coal- (black gold) mines marks my lands. My region boasts of its immense mineral content that includes limestone also. I am a city and a municipal corporation in Chandrapur district.
History of Chandrapur
My History of Chandrapur dates back to the 13th century, when the Gond king Khandakya Bhallal Shah discovered me. I was founded at the confluence of the Irai and Zarpat rivers. During the British Raj, I had yet another name, Chanda district and the name was subsequently altered into Chandrapur in 1964.
Chandrapur City Facts
I am situated at 189.90 m above the sea level. My total area is 70.02 km2. At present I comprise the tehsil of Chandrapur, Bhadravati, Warora, Chimur, Nagbhir, Bramhpuri, Sindhewahi, Mul, Gondpipri, Pomburna, Saoli, Rajura, Korpana, Jivati and Balharshah. For Chandrapur District information, I can say Mr. Sudhir Shambharkar is the Municipal Corporation Commissioner at present. 320,379 is my total population and Marathi is the official language. Hindi and English are well understood here.
Climate and Weather in Chandrapur
I experience hot and dry climatic conditions. However, weather in Chandrapur Maharashtra is marked with very low humidity. I have December as the coldest month and October-February is winter. I experience extreme heat during the month of May. Rainfall occurs in June-September and I receive an average annual rainfall of 1249.4 mm. Best time to visit me will be between October-March.
People come to enjoy my places of tourist interest and I too do not disappoint my visitors. Chandrapur tourism Kalikankalini Mandir is my symbolic icon. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and in the month of April a fair is organized, where thousands of Kali devotees would come and enjoy. Anchaleshwar Mandir, Deeksha Bhoomi (where Dr. B. R. Ambedkar historically embraced Buddhism along with his followers in 1956), Lord Vishnu Temple, Bhadranag Mandir, and Tadoba Tiger Reserve will interest my visitors. By MRSTC Buses I enjoy extensive connectivity to all the cities of Maharashtra. I have my own airport called Chandrapur Airport and also there is one Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar International Airport. I enjoy a good connectivity by railways also.
Culture in Chandrapur
From art and craft point of view I enjoy popularity. Multi-cuisine restaurants, pubs and bars are present on my land. Maharashtrian food dominates the local cuisine, however.