Endowed with rich flora and fauna, water resources and mineral wealth, Chandrapur has been famous from ancient times as the capital of Gond dynasty. Anandavan at Varora is famous the world over due to social worker Baba Amte whose ashram rehabilitates leprosy victims. India’s largest thermal power plant, many coal mines, cement and paper factories, huge lime stone deposits, bauxite, iron, and chromite mines are the sources of wealth for the district. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Project is a major tourist attraction. Different tribes are the original inhabitants of this district for millennia