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Location : Markanda Near Nagpur, Maharashtra
Presiding Deity: Lord Shiva

A small village situated on the left bank of the Vainganga, Markanda is known as a pilgrimage centre. It is near Nagpur and it is believed that it derived its name from Sage Markandeya and second from a beautiful group of temples including the one housing Shiva Linga, which Markandeya is believed to have worshipped. There are nearly twenty-four temples in the group.

Not much is known about these temples and there are no inscriptions to tell their age but their style is so similar to that of the temples of Khajuraho.


Air: Tourists can access Markanda temples from Nagpur. The nearest airport is Nagpur at a distance of 177-km.

Rail: Nagpur is well connected with all the major places within and outside the state. It has got a railway station but the nearest railhead is Chandrapur, 91-km from here.

Road: MSRTC ply buses regularly from Nagpur to Markanda, but it is convenient to access Markanda from Gadhchiroli, 47-km.


As such there are no accommodation facilities near the temple but tourists can stay in hotels at Nagpur.

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