This post was edited by Prince26712 at 19:46, Apr-24-2017 |
Greetings Dear MIUIers & MI Fans,
Chandrapur in Maharashtra state of India is known as "The Black Gold City of India" due to the availability of massive coal belts. It comes under the authority of WCL and last year, WCL has contributed 7.02% of the national annual coal production. Along with the coal belts, the city is full of natural beauty as well as the historic monuments. The tales say that the Chandrapur province is ruled by Buddhist Kings, Aryan Kings and later on by the Gond Kings until the times the whole India was brought under the British Rule.
1. Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station:
As soon as, I entered the city, the first attraction that caught my eyesight is the Mahagenco's Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station with seven chimneys oriented in a single line. It looks amazing and all the chimneys are arranged in the order of their increasing height. Also, the newly formed extension plant of CSTPS is eye catching with its giant structure.
2. Jatpura Gate:
Chandrapur city is famous for its historic monuments which include a wall surrounding the fort of Gond Rajas. The Jatpura Gate is the main entry gate to the fort in old times & now to the Chandrapur city market. The Protection wall of the fort has four gates to enter & four windows which are meant for trespassing at the time of battles.
Jatpura Gate of Fort
It is a worshipping place of Buddhist people and it is a place where Bharatratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar has changed his religion to Buddhism with large masses of his followers, in 1956.
Disciples of Lord Buddha
4. Ramala Lake & Garden
The lake is at the centre of the city aside the Chandrapur railway station. The lake is neatly decorated with the botanical garden which has the entertainment toys & amusement for children as well as pavements for the elders to walk barefooted & benches to rest. Also, it hosts boating at the Ramala Lake.
5. Mata Mahakali Temple
It is an ancient temple manufactured by the Aryan kings who have ruled at Chandrapur province earlier than Gond Rajas. The temple was manufactured to worship the Goddess Mahakali. It has got damaged last year due to short circuit.
6. Lok Biradari Prakalp, Hemalkasa.
It is a charitable trust run by a Dr. Baba Amte, who has completed his MBBS and then after started to help the tribal people in remote jungle areas where there were no medical as well as travelling facilities. Also, he gives medical aids to the injured animals which are then left to the jungle after recovery.
7. Wild Life Sanctuary, Tadoba
It is famous all over India for the habitat of the Tigers and it is part of the Maharashtra Tourism Department. Every year a lot of researchers & wildlife lovers come to Tadoba to see tigers, which is the main attraction for tourists.
Ready to enter Tadoba with open roof Jipsy
Birds which are almost extinct
Remnant of the underground way
Waiting for tiger
8. Open-cast Coal Mines
In Chandrapur, there are underground as well as open-cast coal mines are made to exploit the coal from earth
Open-cast coal mine
9. Irai Dam
It is a dam made by Government of Maharashtra state to meet the drinking water need of population & electricity production by Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station. The rainfall in the area is so high that the doors of the dam are wide opened after the level of water reaches the overflow. At that time local people enjoys the force of water coming through dam.
10. Jain Temple, Bhadravati
It is a temple where peoples of Jain religion worship their prophet Parshwanath, so the name is Shree Parshwanath Jain Temple. As per history, Jain religion follows the teachings of their 24 prophets ending with the last prophet Bagwan Mahaveer.
11. Vijasan, Bhadravati
Vijasan is a cave carved with Lord Buddha sculptures and worshipping place for Buddhist people. The tales says that it was carved by the Bouddha Bhikkhus after the Buddhist kings had been defeated by the Aryans and they were hiding in remote areas.
Buddhist bhikkhu from Shrilanka
12. Ghodazari Lake, Nagbhid
Ghodazari lake is a local tourist spot where people from nearby cities comes to enjoy the boating & day out tours.
13. Somnath Temple, Somnath
It is a local tourist place famous for the small evergreen spring which never gets deprived of water, even when the surrounding area experiences a drought, this spring keeps running.
I have seen lots of people fond of sunset in metro cities rushing to the sunset point, but here in the black gold city of India, Chandrapur sunset looks amazing from everywhere as there are no high buildings, due to open-cast mines.
The people of Chandrapur are very innovative and helps the poor to overcome their poverty by providing a exhibition platform to the self-help groups formed in the rural areas. In this exhibition, the self-help groups sales their hand-made products.
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Tip: Some of the photos are touched up with Windows photo editor for better clarity in the thread and the places such as historic monuments, open-cast mines etc. where photography is not allowed, images are taken from Google search.
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