City : Ballarpur
Location : Western India
Language : Hindi, marathi
Know About Ballarpur
Ballarpur is a city and a municipal council in Chandrapur district in the state of Maharashtra, India.
The king of Ballarpur was of name Balharshah. The town was named Balharshah after him. Even today the Railway station is listed as Ballarshah with the Indian Railways. It is the last station in the Central Railway zone for Indian Railways. Hence all the trains entering South Central Railway zone stop here for Crew Change(TTE, Loco Pilots, Guards, RPF) as well as upload pantry stuff from base kitchen in Ballarshah.
King Balharshah developed a skin ailment. He was told to regularly bathe in a well close to Chandrapur. The king recovered, built a new fort called the Chanda fort and moved his capital there. Even today the ruins of the old Balharshah fort can be seen on the banks of Wardha river.
Balharshah is also a semi road transport hub. The state highway that passed through Balharshah considerably cuts the time to travel from Nagpur to Hyderabad. There are many transport companies based in Balharshah. The town came in limelight after the Thapar Group established their kingship paper factory, BILT (Ballarpur Industries Limited) there.
The Gadchroli and the southern Chhattisgarh region is rich with bamboo plantations. Hence we see quite a number of paper factories in the Telangana, Chhattishgarh and Vidharbha region.
Balharshah has four colleges, Guru Nanak College of Science, Mahatma Jyotiba Fule College of Arts and Commers, Thapar College, Zhaveri Womans College of Arts and Mount Science Junior College. It has a coal mine, timber depot and a defunct power plant.
The attraction at the timber depot is a 800 year old timber log, that has been preserved. Nearest airport is Nagpur. Ballarpur is just 165 km. from Nagpur (Zero Mile of India) and well connected through Trains, Private and government buses. Cabs are easily available. Ballarpur has always been a peaceful town in the resource rich region of vidharbha.