The holy land of Anandwan doesn’t require any formal introduction. It is a well-known attraction that lies 5 km from the main town of Chandrapur. Anandwan translates to the ‘Forest of Joy’ and was established by a noted social-activist, Lt. Murlidhar Devidas Amte aka Baba Amte. It is an ashram that was established for the welfare of the lepers. This place still provides medical help to the underprivileged, orphans, and blinds.
It Is Known For:-
1) Anandwan, as said by the people, is a paradise for the underprivileged as they are helped and made self-dependent by the volunteers of the ashram.
2) Apart from providing the medical assistance, Anandwan is also shaped as an environment and natural resource-friendly place. It aware others about benefits of going green, preserving the resources, recycling the waste, teaching the underprivileged, and much more.
3) Today, Anandwan houses two hospitals, a college, an orphanage, a school for the blind, a school for the deaf, and a technical wing.
4) It also promotes the activities of singing, art & craft, dance etc. among the specially-abled.
Best Time To Visit:-
Anandwan is a place that is always open to all races and faiths. It doesn’t practice discrimination and welcomes the visitors throughout the year. People from different parts of Maharashtra visit Anandwan. Not only the common people but it is also visited by many well-known personalities from different industries.
Before visiting, one has to fill a form with all required details as per the policies of the place.
Anandwan is well-connected via all major roads and railheads in Chandrapur. The local transit is available at regular intervals for commuting to and from the place conveniently.
Nearest Railway Station:- Chandrapur Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Nagpur Airport
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