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Located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Chhindwaracity is a municipal area and the administrative headquarters of Chhindwara district. Bodri Stream, a tributary of the Kulbehra River flows by the city. It is situated on the picturesque site of Satpura plateau at an elevation of about 677 meters. Edged by wonderful ranges of nearby hills the natural beauty of the city grabs attention of the tourists from across the country.
Brief History of Chhindwara
The ancient history of the city is not very clear. Thus only assumptions are made on the support of inscriptions found on the neighboring area. There was a time when Chhindwara used to form a significant part of the Vidharba kingdom. Before the rise of Mauryas in the 4th century BC possibly the Nandas were the sole powerful rulers of this area. Later the area is ruled by most of the significant rulers of Indian history which include the names of the dynasties like Nandas, Mauryas, Vakatakas, Kalichuris, Sungas, and the Gond rulers. Chhindawara also has a chivalric history and golden picture of sacrifice and martyrdom from the example of the Jagirdar of Harra Kota and Mahavir Singh. From 1920 to 1947, the city has played an important role to enrich the national freedom movement organized against the British government during the then British India. Read More.........
Geography of Chhindwara
Like other North Indian states Chhindwara also has a subtropical climate. Chhindwara city covers an area of around 11,815 km2 . The upper part of the city is located at a height of 3,820 ft (1,160 m) above sea level whereas the lowest part is found at a height of 1,550 ft (470 m). The average height of the region is 2215 feet (675 m). Five major rivers flow through the district namely Pench, Kanhan, Jam, Kulbehra, Doodh and Shakkar. The estimated forest Area is 4212.556 Sq. Being situated on the Satpura range, the area is surrounded by impenetrable forest with diverse flora and fauna. Bamboo, Teak, Tendu Patta, Harra, Saalbeej, are the major forest wealth of the region.Read More.......
Tourist destinations in Chhindwara
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A major portion of the city is inhabited by different tribal
communities. Pardhan, Gond, Bharia, Korku are the dominant communities
among them and they speak mostly Hindi, Gondi, Urdu, Korku, Musai, etc. As per the government record of 2011 census Chhindwara has a population of 2,090,306. The population density of Chhindwara is 177 dwellers per sq km (460 /sq mi). In last decade i.e. from 2001-11 the population growth rate was 13.03%. The sex ratio of Chhindwara is 966 females for every 1000 males which is comparatively much hopeful than other north Indian states. The literacy rate of the district is 72.21%.
Languages Spoken in Chhindwara
Chhindwara is the home to multilingual population. People here speak in different languages, including: Bagheli, the language which has high similarity with with Hindi . Another Bharia is spoken by members of the Bharia tribe. In the region like Pandhurna and Sausar Marathi is also spoken.
Economy & Industrialism in Chhindwara
Being an old city both age old as well as modern industries are found in the district. Once famous for its traditional leather moots, pottery, and ornaments of zinc, brass and bell metals Chhindwara today is one of the most favored industrial town in Madhya Pradesh. In recent years city has seen setting up of many industrial units including Hindustan Unilever Limited, the multinational company. Other noteworthy industries include Raymond Group, Bhansali Engineering Polymers, Super Pack (Bajaj), Suryawanshi Spinning Mills and P.B.M.Polytex Ltd. In the year 2009 Chhindwara became first city where first Spices Park came into being. Read More........
Festivals of Chhindwara
The fun loving populace of Chhindwara celebrate every occasion with
fervor and geity. City wears festive look during Diwali and Dusshera.
Apart from these two other major festivities are Bhujalia, Pola,
Meghnath, Harijyoti, Akhadi, etc. The 'Gotmar Mela' of Pandhurna is a
unique and globally known fair. On "Choudagadh", every year the
pulsating 'Mahadev Mela' is celebrated on the holy Shivrathri day.
Nothing like you have ever heard before, Gotmar Mela is a unique Indian
fair takes place in the headquarters of 'Pandhurna' from Sixty five
kilometers from Chhindwara. Every year on the second day to 'Bhadrapad'
New Moon day, the fair is organized by the river side Jam. A very tall
tree is set amidst the river and a flag is set atop. People from both
sides of the river assemble on the river bank and try to stop other
opposite party to open the flag out from the tree. People opening from
one bank of the river bring victory to the entire village.
Shopping in Chhindwara
There are some fashionable cloth stores available inChhindwara. For an instant shopping, one can visit The Raymond Seconds Shop, Cotton County, Rishabh Men’s are to name a few. However, there is a display centre of Khadi Gramodyog Board, so one can buy the desired sophisticated apparels from this place. Khadi Bhandar in Golganj, Khadi Gramodyog Mandir in Lodhikheda are some of the prominent reliable marketing destination.
Transportation in Chhindwara
Chhindwara is connected to its bordering districts both by rail and road. Nagpur Airport is the nearest airport as it is located 130 km away from the main city. For landing small airplanes of 5 to 10 passengers a small air strip is also available at Chhindwara. Frequent buses and taxi services keep connected nearby big cities like Bhopal, Nagpur, and Jabalpur.
Chhindwara at a glance
Country : India State : Madhya Pradesh Region : Malwa District : Chhindwara Location: 22.07°N 78.93°E Climate : Humid subtropical climate Website : www.chhindwara.nic.in