Guna is a district in Madhya Pradesh located 180 km toward Bhopal. It was a part of the ancient Avanti Kingdom. In the early 18th century, it was conquered by the Marathas and later remained as a part of the Gwalior Kingdom. Located on the banks of River Parbati, Guna is the gateway to Malwa and Chambal. Guna shares border with Rajasthan. The British used to pronounce Guna as Goona or Goonah. The literacy rate was 65% in the year 2011.
Places to Stay
The budget hotels in Guna are Hotel Siddharth (Tariff – Rs. 400-1500) and Jain Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600).
Language spoken in Guna is Hindi. English is the secondary language.
Festivals and events celebrated are Navratri, Khajurah Festival of Dance (February and March), Shivratri Mela, Holi, Tansen Music Festival (November/December) and Lokrang Festival (26th January).
Places of Interest
Guna is a city of temples and forts such as Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram, Hanuman Tekri, Bajran Garh (a fort), Jainagarh and Bishbhuji Temple. Nearby places to Guna are Raghogarh-Vijaypur (27 km away), Ashok Nagar (39 km away) and Sironj (79 km away).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhopal Airport which is a 168 km distance from Guna. It has domestic flights to cities such as Gwalior, Indore, Delhi and Bangalore.
The Guna Railway Station has trains running it such as Indore-Gwalior Express (11125), Sabarmati Express (19166), Gorakhpur Express (15046) and Ujjaini Express (14309) to Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal and Ujjain.
Guna is well-connected with the RSRTC (Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation) to cities like Ashoknagar and Raghogarh-Vijaypur. Other private bus services such as Hans Travels, Sanjay Travels are the daily bus service providers to Dewas, Jhansi, Agra and Gwalior with a fare of Rs. 200 onwards. Bus ticket online booking has never been easier through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.