Itarsi is a major city in Madhya Pradesh. It is a part of the Hoshangabad district in Narmapdapuram Division. The cities closest to Itarsi are Hoshangabad (19 km) and Sohagpur (50 km). Itarsi derives its name from the Hindi words ‘inth’-brick and ‘rassi’-rope. Itarsi has a thriving fishing industry that is maintained by the government. Itarsi is a prosperous city with bright developmental prospects. Tourism, agriculture and industry all play an important part in Itarsi’s economy.
Places to Stay
Itarsi has a single budget hotel option with all the amenities at an affordable price. Hotel Meghdoot (Tariff – Rs. 500) is located centrally for easy convenience of the tourists.
The official language of Itarsi is Hindi. No other languages are spoken here.
The important festivals of Itarsi are Navratri, Diwali, Ganesh Chathurthi, Maha Shiv Ratri, and Sri Krishna Janmashthami.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Itarsi. Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is an excellent example of preserving natural habitat of animals and birds: a tourist must-see. The Tawa Dam and Reservoir around which Itarsi is settled is a popular picnic spot. There are several temples of different denominations for the religious-minded.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Itarsi is the Bhopal Airport (97 km).
Itarsi Junction is a major station on the Western Central Railway zone. About 250 trains pass through the junction. Vindhyachal Express is the one leaving from Itarsi.
There are daily bus services Nagpur, Bhopal, Indore and other nearby places. The best bus operators that offer good service to passengers are Verma Travels and Shree Om Sai Travels. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.