ANANDWAN (Chandrapur – Maharashtra – India)


The holy land of Anandwan is a well-known attraction that lies 5 km from the main town of Chandrapur. Anandwan translates to the ‘Forest of Joy’ and was established by a noted social-activist, Lt. Murlidhar Devidas Amte aka Baba Amte. It is an ashram that was established for the welfare of the lepers. This place still provides medical help to the underprivileged, orphans, and blinds.

Anandwan, as said by the people, is a paradise for the underprivileged  as they are helped and made self-dependent by the volunteers of the ashram.

Apart from providing the medical assistance, Anandwan is also shaped as an environment and natural resource-friendly place. It aware others about benefits of going green, preserving the resources, recycling the waste, teaching the underprivileged, and much more. Anandwan houses two hospitals, a college, an orphanage, a school for the blind, a school for the deaf, and a technical wing. It also promotes the activities of singing, art & craft, dance etc. among the specially-abled.

Veeranpuzha Beach (Ernakulam – Kerala – India)

  Veeranpuzha is a lake in Kochi, Kerala, India. It is the northern extension of Vembanad Lake.