Gondia, Maharashtra Travel Guide : Gondia is the headquarters of Gondia district in Maharashtra. It is situated near to the border of Madhya Pradesh. Being close to the border of Madhya Pradesh it is also known as the gateway to Maharashtra from eastern and central India.
Since the city houses plenty of rice mills, it is called Rice City. It has more than 1000 rice mills. It is also known for Tobacco industries. Marathi is the main language of the Gondia while Hindi is also spoken by some. The region is believed to be the birth place of Sanskrit poet Bhavabhuti.
Gondia district is blessed with rivers, lakes, and forests. Natuarally, the district hosts wild life sanctuaries, waterfalls, and lakes. The district borders Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The city experiences hot summers with temperature raising upto 42 degrees and in summer the temperature decreases to the level of 13 degrees.
How to reach:
Gondia is well linked by rail, road and air to other parts of the state and the country. Gondia railway station is a major junction and therefore connected to Nagpur, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Pune and other cities of the state and the country.
Gondia airport is situated at Kamtha village, just 15km from the center of the city. But, it does not commercial flights. So, it is better to reach this city via Riapur or via Nagpur airports.
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Nagpur -161 km, Jabalpur -258 km, Bhandara -80 km, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) -300 km
Navegaon National Park and Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary –these two are the main tourists’ attractions in Gondia.
Navegaon National Park is interesting place to visit. The park is home to various types of animal tiger, panther, small India civet, Palm Cavet, Jackal, wolf etc. The park also houses the facilities of small library, a museum, an interpretation center. Situated just 40km away from the city of Gondia, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is another place worth visiting. Accommodation like tent house, rest house, and holiday homes are available here.
Garmata Devi temple is situated at a distance of about 26km from Gondia. It is a religious and a tourist place as well. It is home to many beautiful natural surroundings. Shankar Mandir and Pragat Mandir are other temples to be seen nearby Garamata Devi Temple. Gayatri Shaktipeeth temple and ancient Shiva temple at Nagra are some of the other temples around the city of Gondia.