Chourai is a village in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The Balaghat Hill Forest Rage is also close to the village. The nearest major urban agglomeration in the area is the city of Nagpur across the border in Maharashtra, at a distance of 131 km south of the village. Another major urban hub is Chhindwara at a distance of 35 km west of the village.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in the village. One is forced to venture into Nagpur for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Grand Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Midland Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Ganraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi. Urdu is also used in some areas of the region.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. The neighbouring city of Nagpur has a couple of tourist attractions among which Seminary Hill, Sitabuldi Fort, Deekshabhoomi, Shukrawari Lake, Futala Lake and Maharajbagh Zoo are worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur at a distance of 137 km.
Chhindwara Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 37 km.
Both state transport as well as private buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Get discount coupons for bus tickets by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.