IMPORTANT PLACES / TOURISM SPOTS         

     1) AMBAGAR FORT   2) ANDHALGAON 3) ADYAR  4) BONDGAON   5) BRAHMI

    6) BAWANTHADI 7) CHAUNDESHWARI DEVI  8) COLLECTORATE  9) CHANPUR   

   10) CHICHGAD      11)  DIGHORI 12) GOSIKHURD PROJECT  13) GAIMUKH    

   14)GONDUMRI   15) KOKA   16) KORAMBHI DEVI 17) PAWNI KILLA  

   18)PANDEY MAHAL  19) RAWANWADI    21)  SANGADI KILLA  22) SHIVANI BANDH 

  23) SINDHPURI BODH VIHAR

  24) TOURISM YATRA

 

 

 

 

                                

                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       

                                                                

AMBAGAR FORT


                

This medieval period fort is situated in tumsar taluka and about 13 km away from tumsar in the dist. 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 possession of  Raja Raghuji Bhosla of Nagpur who used as prison for captives . Later on it had taken over by British.

 

 

 

                                                                 

ANDHALGAON

Andhalgaon also known as Andhalgaon or the dark village, is a village of 5,164 inhabitants in 1971 in Bhandara tahsil lying about 16 miles north of Bhandara and connected with Mohali by a good metalled road. It is one of the principal centers 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 marked is held on Wednesdays to which some cattle are also brought for sale. Andhalgaon has a primary, an allopathic dispensary, a maternity home, a veterinary aid center, asarvodaya sarvodaya center, and a library. There are also a sub-post office and a police outpost.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

ADYAR

        Adyar, with in 1971 a population of  7,496, 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 saries 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 laborers 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.

          

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                    

BONDGAON

    Bondgaon, is a small village of 2.148 inhabitants in 1971 in Sakoli tahsil situated about 13 miles south of Sakoli near the Chulband river. In honors of Gangajumna Devi, who is supposed to dwell in a tank in the Village, a fair is held on Chaitra-Paurnima. The fair lasts for a fortnight, the attendance not exceeding 5,000. On Ashvin Shudha 9 another fair is held. The priest of the temple is much revered and goes about on tour in Chaitra. He is believed t possess the gift of divination and prophecy. Bondgaon has a maternity home an ayurvedic dispensary a veterinary aid center, a post office and facilities for education up to the high school level. For the supply of potable water it depend upon wells.

 

                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                  

BRAHMI

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. There is a primary school at Brahmi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                  

BAWANTHADI

   

                                                                            

                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

                                                             

CHAUNDESHWARI DEVI


                                                                                

This temple is in Mohadi which is about 20 km distance from Bhandara. Many pilgrims visit during Navaratri. This place has been declared as tourism spot of Bhandara. 

                                             

 

 

 

 

                                                               

COLLECTORATE


                                                                         

In the year 1828, district head quarter of Bhandara was shifted from Lanji in M.P The building that was constructed was having 52 doors, due to which it was called "Bawan Darwajachi Kacheri".This district was again sub-divided into Gondia and Bhandara in 1999.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

                                                               

CHANDPUR

                                                                            

                                                                    

Chandpur   is in Tumsar taluka of Bhandara District. It is situated in hilly ranges and surrounded by dense forest. By constructing  a huge wall between two relocks a big reservoir has been created. The reservoir is surrounded by hillocks with dense plantation on remain in portion. One can see fantastic scene beauty by standing on the wall of reservoir. One km. In south of the reservoir is water tank and Chandpur.

 

 

 

 

                                                              

CHICHGAD

Chichagad or Tamarind fort is a village of 1,324 inhabitants in 1971 in sakoli tahsil situated about 42 miles from Sakoli. It has the headquarters of the Chichgad zamindari and linked with the Bombay Calcutta National Highway by a good road. which near 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. The village has a post office, a middle school and a medical dispensary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                

DIGHORI

Dighori, is a village of 4,802 inhabitants in 1971 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                    

                                                                   

GOSIKHURD PROJECT/INDIRASAGAR DAM

 
                                                        

               

                                                                          

 

                                                   

2,50.800 hectares irrigation  potential will be created in   Nagpur, Bhandara  & Chandrapur  districts  by this project. 
         Original Administrative  approval  to the project is accorded  for Rs. 372.22  cores on 31st March  1983 . 90% of the work has been completed. Rehabilitation- 104 villages  from  Bhandara, 85  villages from Nagpur  and 11 villages from Chandrapur are  affected  by the  submergence  of Gosikhurd .

 

 

                              

                                        

GAIMUKH

 

                                                                                                     

 

                                                  

 

Gaimukh, is  a small village of 217 inhabitants in 1971 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.

                                                                      

 

 

 

GONDUMRI

Gondumari is a village of 1516 inhabitants in 1971 in Sakoli tahsil about ten miles distant from Sakoli. Soft matting of sukhavasa grass is manufactured here by the Gonds. The village has a middle school, a dispensary, post office and rest house.Gondumri was the head-quarters of the Gond-Umri zamindari. The forests  at koliwara contain good timber. The estate is said to date from the time of Nizam Shah the Gond Raja of Mandla and the family are Kanaujia Brahmans

                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                           

KOKA


                                                                            

Koka is about 30 km from Bhandara which is covered with dense forest. The trees in this forest are of the age of 100 years. Here the lake is famous for Siberian migrant birds. These birds come in the month of December and return in mid of January. 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        

KORAMBHI DEVI

 

                                                             

                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAWNI KILLA

                                                                

                                                      

 

                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      

PANDEY MAHAL

 

                  

                                                       

                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAWANWADI           

                                                                      

Rawanwadi  This place  is famous for a more than hundred year old Temple dedicated to 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 the both sides of the tank there is dense forest which has converted it into not only a tourist & picnic spot but also a bird sanctuary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

SANGADI KILLA

 

                                                             

 

                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                              

SHIVANI BANDH

 

                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

SINDHPURI BODH VIHAR

 

                                                                     

                         

                                                                                  

 

                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            

TOURISM YATRA

  

     

TALUKA

   VILLAGE/PLACE               FESTIVAL
Bhandara  Korambi Devi Navratra
Bhandara Chandrapur (Balaji Pahari) MahaShivratri
Bhandara Nandora (Zari) MahaShivratri
Bhandara Ambhora (Bhathadi) MahaShivratri
Bhandara Hatidoi (Zari MahaShivratri
Mohadi Mohadi (Chondeshwari) Navratra
Tumsar Gaimukh MahaShivratri
Pawni Korambi (Khapri) MahaShivratri
Sakoli Vattetekar MahaShivratri
Sakoli Kumbhli Makarshakranta
Lakhandur Khairipatt (Nadinulla Javal) MahaShivratri