Morena situated in the Chambal valley and happens to be one of the 50 districts of Madhya Pradesh. Morena got its name from the words ‘mor’ and ‘raina’ which means translates to peacock habitat. As per the census of 2011, Morena has a population of 19,65,137. It is mostly a farmland known for its mustard production. Morena is also the birthplace of a famous sweet ‘Gajak’ made of jaggery and sesame. Other popular sweets of Morena include ‘Gujia’, ‘Pede’ and ‘Bedaai’.
Places to Stay
Morena is a small town so it does not have budget-friendly hotels. However, there are a few economy stay hotels available within 23-25 km radius from Morena such as Cosmopolitan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1271) and Hotel Grace (Tariff - Rs. 1328 .
The official language of Morena is Hindi. The alternative languages spoken are Malvi, Gujarati, Marathi.
Bhagoria Fest is celebrated in Morena by the tribal people. Tansen Festival of Music, the Khajuraho Dance Festival and Dhrupad Festival are few other festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Mitawali Temple, Kakan Math Temple, The Fort of Sabalgarh, National Chambal Sanctuary, Pahadgarh (famous for cave paintings) are some of the famous places to check out in Morena.
How to Get There
Morena has no airport facility. Gwalior Airport (46 km away) is the closest airport.
Rail is a common form of transportation in Morena that connects key metro cities such as Delhi to Madras and Delhi to Bombay via Bhopal.
New Bus Stand in Joura district is closest to Morena. J M D Tours and Travels, Nafees Bus Services are some of the major bus operators that provide services to the Morena region. Several bus ticket booking portals like ticketgoose.com offers bus ticket booking discount with codes. Make use of it when you book your tickets.