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Places to visit in Gadchiroli district

Charpala wildlife sanctuary

The charpala wildlife sanctuary is located in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. Spread over an area of approx. 140 km, it has thick forest growth with occasional stretches of grasslands. Markhanda and Pedigundam hills flank the sanctuary from north-east and south and the Pranhita River flows along its western boundary.

Sanctuary is located on the bank of Confluence of Wardha and Wainganga rivers. During the monsoons, river water swells and enters sanctuary mainly through the numerous nallahs. Along with backwater variety of fish, prawns and turtles also enters the sanctuary. The sanctuary has conspicuous riparian ecosystem in which population of fish, prawns and turtles thrive. They also support rich aquatic life and avi-fauna and sites of natural beauty and tranquility. The sanctuary has rich floral diversity where various species of shrubs, climbers, grass and thick forest of teak tress are found.

The sanctuary abounds with wildlife. Tigers, leopards, jungle cats, bears, Wild dogs, Deer, Sambars and many other animals inhabit the sanctuary.The Sanctuary is comes under the control of Chief Conservator of Forest and Field Director, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. The best time to visit the park is during and between the months of February and May.

Wadadam Fossil Park

The Wadadam Fossil Park is situated nearby a village Wadadam in Sironcha taluka in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra State. It is located 189 k.m. towards South from District head quarters Gadchiroli and 19 k.m. from Sironcha.

A group of amateur archaeologists have unearthed fossils in the Maoist-hit Sironcha in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra’s Vidarbha, which they claim date back millions of years and are believed to be of dinosaurs. Sironcha is among the five places in the country where dinosaur fossils have been found in large numbers. A full-fledged skeleton of a dinosaur was found in 1959 near the Godavari basin in Kothapalli-Pochampally village that borders Telangana. The fossil has since then been kept in a Kolkata museum.

Glory of Allapalli

The Glory of Allapalli is situated in compartment no 76 in Allapalli Forest Range. It is about 16 k.m. from Allapalli on the way to Bhamragad.

It is permanent preservation plot, which is maintained for the study of Allapalli forest under their natural condition. The plot has an area of 6 hector and it is established in the year 1953.

The Various species of trees such as teak, tendu, dhawala, kusum, yen ect. are available in Van Vaibhav area. Also, medicinal plants such as gunj, tarota, gulwel are being found being here.

Markandadeo temple

Markandadeo village is a popular place of God ‘Shiva’ and is grandeur for religious people not only in Maharashtra but also everywhere in India.

It comes under Chamorshi Tahsil in Gadchiroli sub division. Village population is about 1000. The village is situated on the bank of Vainganga River.

The Mahashivratri Festival is organised for One week during the month of February/March. About 50000 to 60000 people visit the temple during the days. 

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