Balaghat is a city in the Balaghat District of the state of Madhya Pradesh. This city was known as Boora or Burha in the earlier days. Located at an altitude of 300 metres, Balaghat has a population of more than 75000 people. There are a number of educational institutions in this city.
Places to Stay
There are a number of accommodation options for visitors such as Hotel Vaidya Regency and Hotel Kalash.
Diwali, Holi, Ugadi and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major events across the year.
Hindi is the local language spoken in Balaghat.
Places to visit
The interesting places to visit near Balaghat are Kanha National Park, Bajrang Ghat, Rampaili Temple, and Bharveli Manganese mines. All these places located within 25km.
How to Get There
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur is the closest airport to Balaghat. It is located 170km away. It provides connections to Delhi, Mumbai, Raipur, and Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and many other destinations.
Balaghat Junction Railway Station is on the Jabalpur-Gondia railway line. It connects to Jabalpur, Nainpur, Mandla, Katangi and other towns. Wider connectivity is provided at Jabalpur.
Balaghat Bus Stand connects it to Gondia and Mandla. Farther destinations can be reached from these centres. The best bus operators that offer quality service include state owned MPSTRC and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. There are quite a few online bus booking sites from where you can book your tickets to anywhere in India.
A city in the state of Maharashtra, Gondia, or Gondiya is also known as "Rice City" and "District of Lakes". The district epitomises natural abundance with mountainous terrain, different grades of soil, extreme climatic conditions and many rivers and rich bio-diversity. Close to Madhya Pradesh, Gondia is considered the gateway to Maharashtra from Central and Eastern India. Rich in mineral ores, Gondia also has many dams of which Itiyadoh is the largest.
Places to Stay
Gondia has a lot of accommodation options to offer. Hotel Sagarika Premier, Hotel City Heart, Swagath Hotel and Hotel Annapurna offer lodging facilities from Rs.1000 onwards.
All the festivals are celebrated in Gondia but throughout Central India , Gondia’s Ganesh and Durga festival is a favourite. Navratri in Gondia attracts thousands of people.
Marathi is the official language here.
Places to Visit
While the city has Mosques, Churches and temples, the places near Gondia attract a lot of tourists. The Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary and the Navegoan bandh National Park and Bird Sanctuary and the famous Pratapgarh temple are situated very close to the city.
How to Get There
Gondia Airport is situated near Kamtha Village, 15 km from Gondia City.
Situated on the broad gauge Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line Gondia railway station is an important junction and is well connected to other stations.
Gondia is well-connected to neighbouring cities. Private bus operators like Raj Tour And Travel run regular buses to and from the city. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travellers can choose from multiple top operators, bus types, convenient schedules and price. You don’t have to stand in serpentine queues anymore as you can easily book bus ticket online.