CHANGDEO FAIR

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Location: 6-km In The North West Of Edlabad, Maharashtra
Famous As: Religious Site, Sage Markandeya Is Believed To Have Practised Penance Here.
Falls On: January-February


Changdeo is the place where the well-known sage Markandeya is believed to have practised penance. The place is also deemed holy because of the confluence of the Purna and Tapi rivers and so pilgrims visit this place once a year to have a holy bath.

The place is at a distance of about 6-km in the north west of Edlabad. A fair is held at this place during the month of Magha (January-February) and about 80,000 pilgrims attend it every year. They mostly comprise of workers, peasants and majority of them belong from the Vidarbha region of the state.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport is Nagpur at a distance of 177-km.

Rail: The nearest railway station is Chandrapur, 91-km away.

Road: Changdeo can be reached by taking Nagpur - Chandrapur - Mul Road. The shortest route however is via Milswali-Sakhri, which is about 183-km.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the hotels in Gadchiroli.



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