Dharni is a small village in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomerations are the cities of Nagpur, across the border in Maharashtra at a distance of 144 km south-east and Chhindwara at a distance of 103 km east of the village. The village is sort of sandwiched between the Melghat Tiger Reserve (in Maharashtra) and Satpura National park at the distances of 174 km and 130 km respectively.
Places to Stay
Being a village, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. 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 150 km.
Chhindwara Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 105 km.
Both state transport as well as private buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Buses to the village are available from Chhindwara. Opt for online bus ticket reservation to renowned tourist places in India by logging on to several bus booking websites.