Tumsar, also called as Rice Nagri, is located in the Bhandara district of Maharashtra, India. The city got its name from a fish called "tum" which was discovered in this area. The city has many lakes. The district headquarters Bhandara is located at a distance of 30 km from Tumsar. The city is 6 km away from River Wainganga and is best known for scented rice.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels close to the city are Adarsh Lodge, Bhandara (Tariff – Rs. 500), Ranat Bhawar Hotel, Bhandara (Tariff – Rs. 300) and Amit Resort, Bhandara (Tariff – Rs. 1200).
The official language of Tumsar is Marathi. Hindi is also spoken by most of the locals.
Tumsar celebrates many festivals throughout the year which include Ganpati Utsav, Kanuba, Gandhi Jayanthi Saptah, Dasara, Diwali, Kanhaiya Puja, Budhha Jayanti and Durga Puja.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in and around Tumsar. Some of them include Gaymookh (18 km from Tumsar), Chandpur Dam (21 km from Tumsar) and Nagjhira Temple (5 km from Tumsar).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Tumsar is Gondia Airport. It is located about 60 km away from the city.
Tumsar railway station is 5 km away. Two trains connect Tumsar and Trivandrum operating 3 to 4 days a week. Many mail and express trains from various cities halt at Tumsar.
Tumsar is well-connected to many nearby cities and villages like Nagpur, Bhandara, Amravati and Gondia. There are many bus operators providing bus services from Tumsar such as Raj Tours and Travels running various AC, Volvo and sleeper buses. Online booking of bus tickets have made ticket booking very convenient.