Chhindwara district was formed on 1st november 1956.It is located on the south-west region of 'Satpuda range of mountains'.It is spread from 21.28 to 22.49 Deg. north (Longitude) and 78.40 to 79.24 Deg. East (Latitude) and spread over an area of 11,815 sq. km. This district is bound by the plains of Nagpur district (in Maharastra) on the south,Hoshangabad and Narsingpur districts on the north,Betul district on the west and Seoni district on the east.
Chhindwara is a city in Madhya Pradesh state of central India. It is the administrative headquarters of Chhindwara District. Chhindwara is located in the valleys of Satpura Range in India. It is amidst great hill stations like Panchmari and Tamia. It is the prime location for the Adivaasis or Gond tribes that are vanishing very fast. This place till today is a home to them and is quite dense and highly populated in the interiors.
The city of Chhindwara is reachable by rail or road from adjacent cities Nagpur and Jabalpur. The nearest airport is in Nagpur 125 kilometers. It's a nice place..quite hilly…its considered to be one of the coolest places in MP during summer…
This district is famous for its forest and mineral wealth and also for a few eminent tourist spots such as Tamia, Patalkot, Devgarh Fort, Tribal Museum and renowned Gotmaar fair. One of the adjacent tourist spots is Bhartadev where a stone thought to weigh 10000 kilograms apparently stands on a pinpoint.
It is mainly a tribal city with lots of people from the Gondwana tribe. The main areas to visit near Chhindwara is Pachmarri which is about 125 Kms from the district and is considered to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in Madhya Pradesh.
Prominent tourist spots in the district include Patalkot,Tamia,Tribal museum,Chota Mahadev caves,Devgarh fort,Nadadvari,Hot water spring at Anhoni,Radhadevi caves and Jam Sanvali Temple (near Sousar).
How to Reach Chhindwara
It can be accessed by road or by rail. However, airport is yet to be constructed at Chhindwara.
By Airport: The nearest airport is at Nagpur and a number of flights are available between Nagpur and the other major airports of India. Chhindwara can also be accessed via Bhopal/Jabalpur which is well connected by air with other major cities of India. After reaching Nagpur/Bhopal/Jabalpur one can reach Chhindwara by road or by rail only.
By Rail: From Bhopal/Jabalpur broad gauge trains are available to Chhindwara. After reaching Nagpur by broad gauge, since only meter gauge trains are available between Nagpur and Chhindwara, one will have to make the change of trains.
By Road: It can be approached by road from Nagpur (distance 130 kms.), Jabalpur (distance 215 kms.) or Bhopal (distance 286 kms.). Taxis and buses are readily available from these cities to Chhindwara.
The city of Chhindwara is reachable by rail or road from adjacent cities Nagpur and Jabalpur. The nearest airport is in Nagpur 125 kilometers.