Situated on the banks of the Irai River, Chandrapur is nestled beautifully in between the Wardha and the Wainganga River basins. It is located in the state of Maharashtra and is the district headquarters. It is an antique city and attracts a large number of tourists from all over India due to its proximity to the Wildlife Parks and its many wonderful temples. It is also widely famous as the ‘City of Black Gold’ due to the existence of large number of coal mines.
Chandrapur city is extensively known for its Forts and Temples. Mahakali Mandir is one of the prominent tourist attractions of the place. Chandrapur is also admired for its amazingly beautiful Art and Culture. It is famous for the Adivasi, Gondal and Keertam dance forms which is famous worldwide.
As per a legend, the name of the place was Lokapura in Krta Yuga. Later on, its name was changed to Indupur during the reign of Raja Chandrahasa. It was then changed to Chandrapur. Gonds ruled Chandrapur in 9th century and in 1854, Chandrapur was formed an independent district.