Chimur is a town and a tehsil in Warora subdivision of Chandrapur district in Nagpur revenue Division in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is one of the Indian Parliamentary Constituency and also a Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Constituency. Chimur is a taluka place of Chandrapur district in Maharashtra, India having a population of 30000. There is a Gram Panchayat and offices of the Tehsildar and Panchayat Samiti.
Chimur is approachable by road from warora. Nearest railway station is Warora on the Wardha-Ballarpur-Hyderabad link. From Warora it is 55 km and a 110 km from Chandrapur. Regular bus service to Chimur is available from Nagpur which is at 115 km from Chimur. Also, Chimur is the center place from Wardha, Chandrapur, Gondiya, Bhandara, Gadchiroli and Nagpur. It is near about 100 km from all these district places. Chimur is the place from where the battle of freedom started. It is under development from many years.
Places of Interest in and Near Chimur
There is a Balaji temple in Chimur which is more than 300 years old. This temple was constructed during the Bhosale reign. The idol in this temple is strikingly similar to the idol in the famous Tirupati Balaji temple. This temple is famous for the "Ghodayatra" which begins as per Hindu calendar on Magh Shuddha Trayodashi. During the "Ghodayatra" the idol is paraded thro town in a colorful procession which is attended by devotees in large numbers.
The famous Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project & National Park is at a distance of 30 km from Chimur. This park is a successful example of conservation of the Tiger - The National Animal of India. The other animal species found in Tadoba are Bear, Gava (Indian Bison) and Chital (Indian Spotted Dear). The park is also famous for its bio-diversity. Hospitality services are available in the park. Jungle Safaris and logding facilities make a visit to the Tadoba-Andhari park a worthwhile experience. Regular bus service is available from Chimur to Tadoba.