Chakur near Latur
On the state highway of Latur-Nanded, Chakur is a small Taluk place now popular for its biggest water park in Maharashtra. Chakur is 35 kms from the Latur city. Chakur is famous all over Maharashtra for its rare combination of rich biodiversity heritage and modern world amusement park.
Wadwal Nagnath in Chakur is known for its famous bio diversity hill. It is 600- 700 feet tall hill and derives its name from the village Wadwal-Nagnath where it is located. The hill is also known as Sanjeevini Bet. The famous biodiversity hill is located at a distance of 16.5 kms from Chakur and is at a distance of 39 kms from Latur.
The hill is very famous for its unique feature of producing a very rare species of Ayurvedic plant. These kinds of plants are rare and they grow only in specific Uttara Nakshatra. It attracts many well-known Ayurvedic practitioners from all over the world, especially during the time of Uttara Nakshatra in the months of July and September. It becomes a sort of medicinal fare during those times of the year. A Yatra is held annually; when thousands of pilgrims from various far ways districts as well as nearby places visit the Sanjeevini Bet.
During this time the Government holds Vaidya Samelan for local practitioners and tourist scientists visiting the village. The Vrindawan Amusement and Water Park located about 1 km from Chakur is a great place for fun seekers of all age. Spread over 120 acres of scenic land, the park is the combination of natural and man-made fantasy land. It is definitely the biggest Amusement and Water Park in Maharashtra. The water park is packed with new features like Rain dance, Pendulum, Multi-lane white slide, Run-away raft slide, Red dragon slide, Cyclone and Amusement park Bumper car, Boating , Mini Toy Train, Children park, coin games, Battery Cars etc.
The first and the biggest wet park in the region has four landing pools, one activity pool and 8 water slides of different shapes and sizes even including a few small ones for the children. Within the amusement park there is a very good resort which provides a great place to relax after having a great fun time. It is located on the Latur – Nanded Highway. Within the amusement and water park there are food corners for food lovers as well. Children simply love the place as it offers everything at the same place and a lot of rides for them to enjoy.
The Sai Nandavanam is a temple dedicated to the lord Shiva. It is surrounded by mango plantations all around and you will definitely consider it one of the most beautiful places in India to develop architecture. It is designed in the shape of Shiva Linga on top of a hillock.
It is a complete package of spirituality and entertainment. The temple and its surrounding premises allow people of all ages to flock together and have the time of their lives. The Sai Nandavanam is still under development and is proposed to become a major tourist attraction of Maharashtra. It will definitely bring out the city of Chakur more in the limelight.
Chakur has become a shining jewel in Latur, Maharashtra’s kitty. It attracts international scientists who want to study rare herbs at Sanjeevini Bet while the Sai Nandavanam attracts tourist from all the places to have wonderful time in the serene environment of the temple. Also, there is hardly anyone who does not love to dance in the rain!! For them, the Vrindawan Amusement and Water Park is a spot they must not miss at any cost.