Barwani, Madhya Pradesh

Barwani city is the District headquarters of Madhya Pradesh. For administrative purpose the district has been divided into 3 Sub Divisions, 8 Tehsils, and 7 Panchayat Samities. There are 417 Gram Panchayats, 576 Revenue Villages in this District

Geography of Barwani, Madhya Pradesh

District is situated between Latitudes 21°37' to 22°22' North and Longitudes 74°27' to 75°30' East. State of Maharashtra in South, Gujarat in far West, district Khargone on the East and district Dhar on the North from boundaries of Barwani. District is triangular in shape with the highest point in West.The town Barwani is situated near the left bank of the Narmada River.


Topography -

Barwani is surrounded by the great hills of Satpura and in the rainy days it becomes one of the most beautiful places in central India. The city is also called the Paris of Nimar. The Nimar region is split into East Nimar and West Nimar. Nimar, in local terms, means "area beyond the Neem Trees". Barwani lies in West Nimar. The annual rainfall of Barwani is around 15 inches; Barwani is famous for its Papitas and Bawangaja (a Jain holy place 8 KM from Barwani)

Forest -
Total forest area is 183000 Hectares. The district is having limited forest wealth. Still a sect of tribal people earn their livelihood from available forest product such as Tendu leaves, firewood etc. There are two forest Division in the District i.e. Barwani & Sendhwa.

Airport : The nearest airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport Indore, which is 150 KM from Barwani, provides connectivity to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Raipur and Nagpur in India with major airlines operating on these routes.

Railways : Barwani has Western Railway Reservation Counter (Ratlam Mandal) at Ambedker Park on Rajghat Road. The nearest railway station is situated at Indore, which is one of the major commercial railway station of western railway. Another nearer railway station is Khandwa, which is 180 km from Barwani. Khandwa is situated on Central Railway and it is connected with Barwani via State highway Number 26.

Roads : Barwani is fairly well connected to other parts of Madhya Pradesh and India with national and state highways. The city is connected to the Agra-Bombay NH-03 by Khandwa-Baroda SH-26 at the distance of 45 KM at Julwaniya. There are bus services to and from all major and minor cities near Barwani. The major cities are Indore, Khandwa, Ujjain, Dewas, Dhar, Ratlam, Khargone, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Baroda.

Culture of Barwani, Madhya Pradesh

Barwani is famous for jhakis (झाकी) during Ganesh Utsav and Tajiye during the Muharram.

Cuisine of Barwani, Madhya Pradesh

Places of interest in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh (Please click on the name to view the detail information)

Bawangaja (Chool Giri) is an important Jain pilgrimage centre. It is 6 Kms from district headquarter Barwani. There are 11 temples on the hill and they belong to 15th century. It has world's tallest statue of Lord Adinathji. Jain saints Kumbhakarna and Indrajeet were said to attain Nirvaan from this place only.

Beejasan is situated on the Agra-Mumbai national highway, 20 Kms from Sendhawa towards Maharashtra. It is famous for the temple of Godess Beejasani (Durga).

Rajghat (Narmada River)

Gwalbeda (Jain Mandir)

Bandhan (Water Fall)

Jambu Gali Ganesh Mandir

Shree Savliya temple

Vaishno devi temple

Hanuman temple at segaon

Kalka mata temple

Mahalaxmi temple

Santoshi Mata and Ram-Krishna Temple

Moti mata temple

Shani and Sai Temple

Satyanarayan Temple

Gayatri Temple

Shri Siddhanath Mahadev Temple

Ramkulleshwar Temple

Shani Mandir

Bhilat Temple rajhgat road


Notable Persons in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh

Dr.Anil Kakodkar, India's eminent nuclear scientist, and former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy was born in Barwani.