The district headquarters town of Katni in Madhya Pradesh lies on the banks of River Katni. This town has one of the largest railway junctions, railway yard and locomotive sheds in India. Lime and Bauxite are mined in abundance in this region. One of the ordinance factories is also located in Katni. National Highway 7, which is one of the longest in India, runs through this town.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels available around the vicinity of Katni. Some of these are Bandhavgarh Palace (Tariff – Rs.614), Hotel Surbahar (Tariff – Rs.317) and Hotel Akriti (Tariff – Rs.569).
The official language spoken in Katni is Hindi.
The most celebrated festivals here are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Dussehra in September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few tourist attractions around Katni. These places include Bandhavgarh national park (33 km), Bahoriband Digamber Jain Kshetra (38 km), Pipraundh (5 km) and Neganwa, 8 km away from Katni.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Khajuraho Airport situated 198 km away from Katni.
Niwar Railway Station, which is 4 km away from Katni, is the nearest railway station.
Katni is well connected through a wide network of buses. Many travellers pass through this area to surrounding cities. Private bus operators such as Om Sai Ram Travels and Pooja Travels run buses from Indore, Nagpur and Bhopal to Katni. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.