Anandavan is the plac where Magsaysay Award winner Baba Amte has set up a charitable institute for leprosy patients. It is about 60 kms from chava kolara resort and 100 kms from Nagpur on Nagpur chandrapur road. Leprosy patients are given treatment, trained and rehabilitated here. Initially started for leprosy patients , the welfare programmes were later extended to the blind and the deaf, the physically handicapped, orphans and senior citizens and even the media Gond tribels of south central India. There are hospitals, Dispensaries, schools, colleges and vocational training centers . This is one of the largest organisations of its kind in the World.
Markanda is a small village situated on the left of bank of the rive Vainganga and is known as a place of pilgrimage. The Markanda is supposed to have derived its name from the sage Markandeya.
The sage is believed to have worshiped a Shivalinga in a group of Beautiful temples in this town. There are 24 temples in this cluster. There areno inscriptions to tell their age but their style is similar to that of the temples at Khajuraho . Markanda temple is 50kms away from Gadchiroli , the district head quarte.