Gadchiroli

Gadchiroli is among the most densely forested districts of India with a forest cover of 86 per cent. The protected forest ‘Vanvaibhav’, with 41 metres tall, 200 years old teakwood trees and bamboo forests of Bhamragad, Etapalli are the places of pride of this district. Tendu leaves, which are used for beedi making bring in substantial revenue to Government. Fine ancient sculptures of Markanda attract researchers from around the world. The district is famous for tribal folk dances such as Dandar, Gondi and Rela. A recent find in the district, claimed to be eggs of dinosaur, has attracted the world’s attention.