Pranahita River


Pranhita is the River, which flows on the edge of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra and Adilabad district in Andhra Pradesh. The name Pranhita is derived from the nature of combined flow of the rivers Painganga and Wainganga. The Painganga River joins Vainganga near Aheri. The river then flows up to Sironcha. The river finally empties into the Godavari River, near Sironcha in Maharashtra.

The River course is principally through the dense forests, which are rich in Sagwan or timber trees. Water transport across the river is used between Sironcha(Maharashtra) and Kaleswaram(Andhra Pradesh).

Location info:

District: Gadchiroli district
Nearest City: Chandrapur.
Best time to visit: October to March


Max temp in °C:46.3°C,Min temp in °C:5°C
Average rainfall in mm:1510 mm


Interesting things to do:

Explore the scenic beauty of the beautiful rivers and visit the nearby places.

Interesting things to Visit:

Adishakti Devi Temple:
The temple enshrines the idol of Adishakti Devi, found during the excavation conducted in 1986. The idol has four hands and is an example of the excellent quality of carvings undertaken by the sculptors of the erstwhile era.

Bhandareshwar Temple:
Bhandareshwar Temple is an ancient temple situated to the west of Vairagad village in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. It lies high on a mound, at the confluence of Khobragadi and Vainlochna rivers. The presiding deity here is Lord Shiva.
This shrine is a very good example of quality architecture and the walls are carved and are believed to be of the period of Hemadpanth. People throng here from far and near. The temple has a natural echo system.

Gorjai Temple:
Located in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. It is an ancient shrine south of Vairagad.This temple devoted to Goddess Gorjaia and lies on the confluence of Khobragadi and Vainlochna rivers. The construction of the temple is unparalleled and its ceiling rests on 18 pillars. Now the temple is in a dilapidated condition.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station: Chandrapur (83 kms)
Nearest Airport: Nagpur (170 kms)
Road Transport:Roads from the district headquarters at Gadchiroli link all 12 tehsils (subdistricts) and towns.Good road facilities make it reachable from different parts of the country.

Nearest Visiting places:

Ekora is a sacred place in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra and is west of Vairagad. There is a lake nearby, which is believed to have medicinal value.

It is about a kilometer north of Vairagad.Five carved stones is the major interest here. It is believed that the Pandava brothers had stayed here.

Vairagad Fort:
It is an important landmark in Gadchiroli. It was the capital of King Virat of the Gond Community. The temples, Bhandareshwar, Gorjai, Pachpande, and Ekora surrounding this fort reflect the culture and the type of architecture of the past. These temples stand as historical evidences of the rich heritage of this region.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Available in the nearby town.


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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station: 100

Nearest Hospital:

Government Hospital
Durg, Chhattisgarh

Gayatri Hospital
Durg, Chhattisgarh

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