Bhadravati is a city and a municipal council in Chandrapur district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It lies 26 km from Chandrapur city. It has an ordnance factory and several open-cast coal mines.
Bhadravathi’s climate is classified as tropical. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer. This location is classified as Aw by Köppen and Geiger. The average temperature in Bhadravathi is 24.9 °C. Precipitation here averages 884 mm.
Bhadravati derives its name from the Bhadra River which flows through the city. It was earlier known as Benkipura (or Venkipura), and earlier Benki Pattana. Iron ore from the hill station of Kemmannugundi and water from the Bhadra River helped the establishment of an iron mill in 1918 and a paper mill in 1936.