Welcome to Bhandara,
Bhandara is the district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Bhandara is known for its large production of rice. Tumsar, a tahsil town, is a famous rice market. Bhandara is also known as 'Brass City' owing to the presence of a large brass products industry.
Tourism in Bhandara district comprises visiting a number of places of both religious significance as well as leisure activities. Apart from the ancient temples, the district of Bhandara has a lot of activities to offer the tourists. There are ancient sites, such as the Ambagarha fort, Andhalgaon. When looking for rest and relaxation, the places that Bhandara has to offer its tourists are places like Rawanwadi, Koka etc. which are full of scenic beauty.
Adyar is a large village in Bhandara tahsil, situated about 14 miles south of Bhandara on the Pauni road. A number of Gandlis are engaged in weaving silk-bordered saries, cloth and dhotis on handlooms on co-operative basis, the silk-bordered saris being particularly known for their fine texture and quality.
Bamboo baskets and matting are also made. At the weekly market held on Sundays household goods, provisions and cattle are put up for sale. In fact Adyar is one of the important cattle markets in the district.
The agriculture labourers of this village are known for their skill and knowledge of paddy cultivation and hence are sought after by the agriculturists of the neighbouring villages. The village was previously owned by malguzars but the system of malguzari has since been replaced by the ryotvari system.
This medieval period fort is situated in Tumsar taluka and about 13 kms away from Tumsar in the district. The fort was constructed by Raja Khan Pathan, the subhedar of Bakht Buland Shah, the ruler of Devgadh around 1700 A.D.
Later it came under the possession of Raja Raghuji Bhosla of Nagpur who used it as prison for captives. Later on it was taken over by the British.
Andhalgaon also known as Andhalgaon or the dark village is a village in the Bhandara tahsil lying about 16 miles north of Bhandara and connected with Mohali by a good metalled road. It is one of the principal centres in the district having a considerable weaving industry, silk bordered cloths for women being chiefly produced.
The kosa (silk) cloth for which the district is so well-known has become very costly and hence the demand for it has correspondingly declined. A weekly market is held on Wednesdays to which some cattle are also brought for sale.
Bawanthadi River starts it journey from the Kurai plateau of Seoni District in Madhya Pradesh. Eventually, the river enters Bhandara District of Maharashtra by flowing towards south and functions as an interstate boundary between two states all along its middle course. Finally, the river merges with the Wainganga River after flowing for about 48 km.
A dam is being built across this river at Sitekasa village of Maharashtra. Quicksand occurs in many parts of the riverbed of Bawanthadi River.
Bondgaon, is a small village in Sakoli tahsil situated about 13 miles south of Sakoli near the Chulband river. In honour of Gangajumna Devi, who is supposed to dwell in a tank in the village, a fair is held on Chaitra-Parnima.
The fair lasts for a fortnight. On Ashvin Shudha another fair is held. The priest of the temple is much revered and goes about on tour in Chaitra. He is believed to possess the gift of divination and prophecy.
Brahmi is a small village in Bhandara tahsil lying about 25 miles south of Bhandara. It contains an antique well constructed of long slabs of stone. The local people ascribe its building to the giants or rakshasas.
Chandpur is in Tumsar taluka of Bhandara district. It is situated in hilly ranges and surrounded by dense forests. By constructing a huge wall between two rocks a big reservoir has been created. The reservoir is surrounded by hillocks with dense plantation. One can view the fantastic scenic beauty by standing on the wall of the reservoir. One km.to the south of the reservoir is the water tank and Chandpur.
This temple is in Mohadi which is about 20 km distance from Bhandara. Many pilgrims visit during Navaratri. This place is a popular tourist spot of Bhandara.
Chichagad or Tamarind fort is a village in sakoli tahsil situated about 42 miles from Sakoli. Chichgad runs through a pass in the hills more than three miles in length and bordered by dense bamboo forest. Bidi-making is perhaps the only industry of any note. Drinking water supply is obtain from wells and a tank.
Dighori, is a village in Sakokli Tahsil situated about 28 miles south-west of Bhandara and 14 miles south of Sakoli. The Chulband river passes within of the village Dighori formerly belonged to the Bhosle Queen Baka Bai and was known as 'Bai Saheb Ki Dighori' ; later on it passed pm Lakshaman Rav Bhosle.
Gaimukh, is a small village in Bhandara tahsil 20 miles north of Bhandara and six miles from Ambagad. It is so called because a spring issues from the rocks here, and the name gaimukh or cow`s mouth is usually applied to such springs, the form of a cow`s mouth being sometimes carved out of the rock. There is a cave temple ascribed to the Kuramvars.
Gondumari is a village in Sakoli tahsil about ten miles distant from Sakoli. Soft matting of sukhavasa grass is manufactured here by the Gonds. Gondumri was the head-quarters of the Gond-Umri zamindari. The forests at koliwara contain good timber.
2,50.800 hectares irrigation potential will be created in Nagpur, Bhandara and Chandrapur districts by this Dam project. It is also known as Gosikhurd Project.
Koka is about 30 km from Bhandara which is covered with dense forest. The trees in this forest are more than a hundred years old. There is a lake here famous for being the abode of famous Siberian birds. These migratory birds come in the month of December and return in mid January.
This place is famous for a more than hundred year old temple dedicated to Lord Rama constructed by Shri Sitaram Prasad Dube, a resident of Gunthara village on a hillock. On Ekadashi/ Amawasya day of kartik month, religious gathering takes place here. On both sides of the tank there is dense forest which has converted it into not only a tourist and picnic spot but also a bird sanctuary.
- Korambhi Devi, Pawni Killa, Pandey Mahal, Sangadi Killa, Shivani Dam, SindhuPuri Bodh Vihar etc.