Chhindwara Tourist Guide

Chhindwara Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
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    Staring from Rs 6999/- including 2 nights/3 days Chhindwara hotel stay and full Chhindwara site seeing and excursions

Chhindwara Tourist Guide

Chhindwara, in Madhya Pradesh is one of the big towns in the Satpura range. Located on the plateau, the place has lush green surroundings, with rivers and sagaun trees. The town forms one of the southern districts of Madhya Pradesh. Surrounded by dense forest, the place is rich in flora and fauna. Besides, it is considered to be one among the coolest places in Madhya Pradesh during summer season and is visited by many people.

Chhindwara Tourist Guide: Rates & Date

Package Duration: 2 night 3 days
Package Category Hotel City Package cost Per Person
Peak season Rates(aug to Mar) Off Season Rates (Apr to July)
Standard Utsav Resort Chhindwara  Rs.4,499 Rs.4,499
Delux Hotel Dev International Chhindwara  Rs.5,499 Rs.5,499

Package Inclusion:

  • 2 Nights Accomodation
  • 2 Breakfast
  • Ac vehicle for 3 days
  • All siteseeing
  • Toll Taxes + Parking
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Chhindwara Tourist Guide: Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Chhindwara 
Pickup from railway st. and transfer to the hotel. Later you will visit for local siteseeing of Chhindwara i.e. patalkot, waterfalls at kukdi khapa and Tribal Museum. Overnight stay at Chhindwara 

Day 2: Chhindwara local excursion
After breakfast you will visit for chota mahadev cave at Tamia which is 32 miles from Chhindwara. Then you will visit lililahi waterfalls, Neelkanthi, Anhoni village and in the evening you will procced for devgarh fort. Overnight stay at Chhindwara 

Day 3: Departs Chhindwara 
After breakfast you will drop to railway st. for onwards journey

Best tour Package Itinerary for Chhidwara

Day 1

(73 Km)     Day's Itinerary: Bhopal --> Hoshangabad

Day's Travel Time: 86 Minutes - 1 hour(s) 26 minutes(s) 

Day 2

(126 Km)     Day's Itinerary: Hoshangabad --> Pachmarhi

Day's Travel Time: 118 Minutes - 1 hour(s) 58 minutes(s) 

Day 3

(135 Km)     Day's Itinerary: Pachmarhi --> Chhindwara

Day's Travel Time: 154 Minutes - 2 hour(s) 34 minutes(s) 

Day 4

(125 Km)     Day's Itinerary: Chhindwara --> Nagpur

Day's Travel Time: 149 Minutes - 2 hour(s) 29 minutes(s

Best Hotels & Where eat Food in Chhindwara

Baby Restaurant & Bar in Chhindwara

Address    :    C/O Hotel Kanchan 18/D Near Panti Petrol Pump

Area    :    Alka Talkies Road Chhindwara H O

City    :    Chhindwara

State    :    Madhya pradesh

Hotel Dev International in Chhindwara

Address    :    Amma Hospital

Area    :    Khajri Road

City    :    Chhindwara

State    :    Madhya pradesh

Pincode    :    480001

Utsav Resort in Chhindwara

Address    :    Seoni Road

Area    :    Near Choupal Sagar

City    :    Chhindwara

State    :    Madhya pradesh

Pincode    :    480001

Hotel Alka in Chhindwara

Address    :    Near Alka Talkies Station Road

Area    :    Chhindwara H O

City    :    Chhindwara

State    :    Madhya pradesh

Pincode    :    480001

The Count Restaurant in Chhindwara

Address    :    C/O Hotel Pooja Parasia Road

Area    :    Chhindwara H O

City    :    Chhindwara

State    :    Madhya pradesh

Pincode    :    480001

Saffron Restaurant in Chhindwara

Address    :    C/O Hotel Saket Chota Talab

Area    :    Chhindwara H O

City    :    Chhindwara

State    :    Madhya pradesh

Pincode    :    480001

Minu Restaurant in Chhindwara

Address    :    C/O Hotel Satkar 17/8 A Near Bus Stand

Area    :    Parasia Road Chhindwara H O

City    :    Chhindwara

State    :    Madhya pradesh

Pincode    :    480001

Places to visit Chhindwara


'Patalkot' situated in the hilly block 'Tamia' of Chhindwara District, has acquired great importance because of its Geographical and Scenic beauty. Patalkot is a lovely land scape located at a depth of 1200-1500 feet in a velley. Because of the great depth at which it is located this place is christened as 'Patalkot' ('Patal menas very deep, in Sanskrit). When one looks down the place sitting at the top of the valley, the place looks like a horse shoe in shape. People belive it as the entrance to 'Patal'. There is one more belief that after worshipping 'Lord Shiva' Prince 'Meghnath' had gone to Patal-lok through this place only. People say that this place was ruled by Kings in 18th and 19th Century and that there was a long tunnel connecting this place to 'Pachmarhi' in Hoshangabad District.



Tamia village is situated at a distance of 32 miles from Chhindwara on Chhindwara - Pachmari Road. The steep hills, dense forests, and big winding ghats have all combined to make Tamia a beauty spot and a tourist place. A P.W.D. rest house is picturesquely situated on a steep hill commanding an extensive view of the deep jagir forests and mountainous ranges of Satpura notably Mahadeo and Chaura Pahad in the background. The view from the rest house is noted for its constantly shifting natural scenary which is inspiring to the visitors to this place.A  Panoramic view of Tamia Rest House  and    Chota Mahadev Area.The government postal bungalow situated in Tamia is a pleasant place as it is located in hilly range at 3765 feet height above Mean Sea Level surrounded by dense forest. The sunrise and sunset scenes give a breath taking experience to the visitors. About 1.5 Km from this bungalow there is a cave where in the holy 'Shivling' (the diety of Lord Shiva) of 'Chota Mahadev' exists. Just beside the cave is a small water fall. Both of these provide a feast to the eyes of the visitors.



This famous historical fort of Devgarh is situated 24 miles south of Chhindwara beyond Mohkhed. The fort is built on a hill which is fortified by a deep valley clothed with dense reserve forest. The fort is approachable upto its foot by motor road. The nature is bountiful here.

It was the capital of 'Gond' empire till 18th Century and had its glory and glitter at that time. Now, one can find only the delapitated remains of the mighty kingdom and fort. Devgarh kingdom was considered to be the largest tribal kingdom in Central India. The archeological structures like palace, fort and other buildings make it a beautiful tourist place and remind us of the past glory. It is believed that there was a secret underground passage connecting Devgarh to Nagpur, which was used by the kings to escape at times of emergency. Among the remnants of the fort the main gate facing North speaks of its past glory. Besides this, there remain Nagarkhana, a place of cattle drum, scattered remnants of the fort walls and ruins of the Darbar Hall. There is a curious reservoir named 'Mortitanka' at the top of the fort. It is said that at one time the water stored in the reservoir remained so clear that one could have a clear view of even a coin lying at its bottom. It is believed to be built by King Jatava of Gond Dynasty. The design of Devgarh fort is much akin to Moghul architecture, and hence some historians are of the view that the fort was built by Bakhta Buland who succeeded King Jatava.

At present Devgarh village is a small inhabitance. The ruins at this place speak of its past glory.


The picturesque location of Kukdi khapa water fall falls in the Chhindwara to Nagpur narrow gauge railway line, between the stations Umaranala and Ramakona. The water fall is situated in the panoramic 'Sillevani' Mountain range. The height of this fall is approximately 60 feet. The location is more beautiful immediately after a spell of good rains.  While travelling in the train along the narrow gauge towards Nagpur one can visualise this beautiful picnic spot.



The Lilahi Water fall is located in the down stream of the District's second biggest river 'Kanhan'. This fall is situated in the route from Mohkhed to Pandhurna via Devgarh. It is close to the place called 'Narayan Ghat' near Lilahi village on the Kanhan river. The lovely sight of the water fall surrounded by mountain rocks and colourful nature is in deed a feast to the visitor. The water fall will have sufficient down flow water from July to January months.


Sixty five kilometers from Chhindwara, in the headquarters of 'Pandhurna' tahsil a unique fair (mela in hindi) by name 'Gotmar Mela' is celebrated every year on the second day to 'Bhadrapad' New Moon day. This fair is celebrated on the banks of the river 'Jam'. A long tree is erected in the middle of the river with a flag at its very top. The residents of the villages 'Savargaon' and 'Pandhurna' gather on either bank of the river, and start pelting stones ('Got') at the persons of the opposite village who try to cross into the mid of the river and remove the flag on top of the tree trunk. The village whose resident succeeds in removing the flag will be considered victorious. The whole activity happens amidst the chanting of the sacred name of 'Maa' Durgaji. Several people get wounded in this celebration and the District Administration makes elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of this rare fair.



The Tribal Museum started in Chhindwara on 20th April 1954 has acquired 'State Museum' status in the year 1975. And on 8th September 1997 the Tribal Meseum name has been changed to "Shri Badal Bhoi State Tribal Museum". Shri Badal Bhoi was a revolutionary tribal leader of the district. He was born in Dungria Titra village of Parasia tehsil in 1845. Under his leadership thousands of tribals were demonstrated at collectors bunglow in 1923, held Lathi charge and he was arrested. On 21st August 1930 he was arrested by English Ruler for breaking the Forest rule at Ramakona (under the leadership of Shri Vishnath Damodhar) and sent to Chanda jail. He left his last breath in jail in 1940 after the english ruler given poison to him. Due to his contribution to the national freedom strugle, the Tribal museum name has been changed to "Shri Badal Bhoi State Tribal Museum". Since 15th August 2003, the Tribal Museum remains opened for tourists on Sundays also.

As per the directions of head of the Tribal Research Organisation, Bhopal the district Tribal museum "Shri Badal Bhoi State Tribal Museum" is maintained by Museum Incharge Officer with the help of artists and peons. It is comprises of 14 rooms, 3 galleries and two open galleries. It depicts the Tribal culture of 45 (approx.) tribal communities  living in Madhya Pradesh & Chhatisgarh states. It is the oldest and the biggest Tribal Museum in Madhya Pradesh. Since 1st September 2003, nominal entry fee of Rs.2.00 per head is being collected. Before to this it was allowed free of cost. Everyday 200-250 visitors visiting the Tribal Museum, which depicts the usefulnes and attractiveness of the museum.


Tourists visited (year-wise in tabular form)

Sl No.    Year    Number of Tourists visited (during the year)

1    2004    36,553

2    2005    35,612

3    2006    45,323

4    2007    8,532 ( Museum closed from 16/03/2007 to December 2007 due to major renovation work)

5    2008    28,446 (upto 30/06/2008)

It is a treasure house storing the antique and rare collection of items related to the tribals living in the district. One can find items related to the houses, clothes, ornaments, arms, agriculture tools, art, music, dance, celebrations, the dieties worshipped by them, religious activities, herbal collection and so on. The museum throws light on the rich tradition and ancient culture of the tribal community. Gound & Baiga, the prime tribes living in the district, it has depicted the family living styles. Also it has shown how the Agria tribes uses to mould iron, Patalkots Dehia agricultural system pictures etc. which attacts the tourists and looks like living items. To put it in a nut-shell, the museum is a one stop collection-cum-information centre on the tribes of this district.

For the first time the Tribal Museum has undergone major renovation work from March 2007-December 2007. The museum closed for public access from 16/03/2007 to December 2007. By then the Collector, Shri Arun Pandey has inaugurated the Museum on 31/12/2007 and started.

Museum Timings & Holidays

For tourists the visiting timings are as follows :

1st April to 30th June : 11.30 AM to 6.30 PM

1st July to  31st March : 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM

Note : On all government holidays (except Sundays) and on Mondays the Museum remains closed


Some ruins of a temple can be seen by the side of Siphna stream which flows at some distnace of Neelkanthi, a village which is 14 miles south-east of Chhindwara town. The entrace gate to the main temple is said to date back between 7th and 10th century. It is believed that at one time an area of 264 x 132 Sq. feet inside the gate was surrounded by a rampart. The stone slabs of the gate are fastened together with iron hooks. An illegible insciption can be found on one of the stone pillars of the temple. There is a reference to Raja Krishna III of Rashtrakut kingdom. The design of the gate is Bahmanic style.


Anhoni village is situated near Mahuljhir Police Station and at a distance of 2 miles from the village Jhirpa on Chhindwara-Piparia road. The place is within forest area. A hill stream with hot and boiling Sulphur springs flow near the village. These springs at a further distance assume the form of a nullah. The water of this spring is believed to be beneficial for skin diseases and for certain impurities of the blood.



'Kalyani Devi' temple in 'Kapurdha' village near 'Chourai'

'Sharada Devi' temple in 'Saliwada' near 'Amarwara'.'Sharada Devi' temple in 'Saliwada' near 'Amarwara'.

'Nagadwari' caves in Junnardeo Tahsil, where one of the caves is so big to shelter thousands of people from rain.

Best time to visit Chhindwara

Best time to visit If you want to visit the valley then go between October to February, and if you want to visit the valley from the top then go between the months of July to September. 

How to reach Chhindwara

Chhindwara is connected to its neighbouring districts by rail and road. The nearest airport is Nagpur Airport (130 km). A small air strip is also available at Chhindwara for landing small airplanes of 5 to 10 passengers. Chhindwara is connected to nearby big cities like Nagpur, Jabalpur and Bhopal with frequent buses and taxi services round the clock.

Chhindwara railway station is part of the Satpura narrow gauge lines and is shown on the Bilaspur-Nagpur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. It has the following trains running daily:

Panchvalley Express between Chhindwara and Indore Junction

Patalkot Express between Chhindwara and Dehli Sarai Rohila via Bhopal - Bina Mathura

Amla Passenger between Chhindwara and Amla

Nainpur Passenger between Chhindwara and Nainpur (narrow gauge)

Nagpur Passenger between Chhindwara and Nagpur (This narrow gauge train covers the distance of 147 km in around eight hours and travels through some beautiful scenic valleys)

Culture of Chhindwara

A large population of Chhindwara is of tribes, which majority of them speaks Gondi and Hindi mixed with Marathi. A peaceful town with rich culture, Chhindwara has a lot of tourist places. Some of the attractions that can be visited include Patalkot, Tamia, Tribal Museum, Chota Mahadev Cave, Devgarh Fort and many more. In fact, the place is home of many well-known temples and mosques. Many cultural functions and festivals are celebrated in Chhindwara district. Some of the most popular festivals are Pola, Bhujalia, Meghnath and Akhadi.