Markanda Mahadev Temple is an ancient temple situated in Chandrapur District
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in the 12th century, it is a magnificent structure adorned with three bands of sculptures on the walls of the sapta-ratha sanctum, vestibule and the mandap. This temple is of similar architecture as that of the temples of Khajuraho.
Markanda is about 47 km from Gadchiroli and 177 km from Nagpur. The nearest railhead is Chandrapur Railway Station (91 km). State buses ply regularly from Nagpur to Markanda.