Narsinghpur district is situated in the central part of Madhya Pradesh, bounded by Sagar and Damoh districts on the north, Jabalpur on the east, Seoni on the southeast, Chhindwara on the south, Hoshangabad on the west, and Raisen on the northwest. The administrative seat and chief town is Narsinghpur.

It attracts special attention because of its natural situation as well. On the Northern ends Vindhyachal & on the southern ends through out the lengths are Satpura ranges of Mountains. In the Northern part river Narmada flows from East to West. Which is a sacred as holy as river Ganga.Narsinghpur district has received many natural gifts as Narmada Kachhar. In the ancient period, this area was ruled by many Rajvansh including great historical worrier Rani Durgawati which was refured by various names in that period. In the Eighteenth Century Jat Sardars got constructed a large Temple, in which Idol of Lord Narsimha placed & worshiped & so in the name of Lord Narsimha. The village Gadariya Kheda become "Narsinghpur" & later on it become headquarter of the district.

Narsinghpur was one of the most important places in the ancient period. This area was under the rule of the Rajvanshis including Rani Durgavati who was a great historical warrior. In the eighteenth century a temple was constructed by the Jat sardars in which the idol of Lord Narashima was kept and from then on the village of Gadariya Kheda came to be called “Narsinghpur.” It later on became the headquarters of the district.

Of late some important archeological excavations have given an all new dimention to Tour to Narsinghpur Madhya Pradesh .In this district in a village called ‘Bhatra’ some fossils of animals and apparatus made of stone have been found. Ancient relics have also been found at Dhubghat, Kumadi, Devakachhar, Retikarar and some other places. Certain rock caves of ancient times have been found at a village called Bijori. The historical portraits discovered in this area allude to the time of the ‘Ramayana and the Mahabharat’. Bilthari gram in the block of Chanwarpatha was earlier known as Balisthali, the place historically atributed to King Bali. According to the Puranas the Pandhavas have spent a part of their exile at this place.

Location info:

Narsinghpur district is situated in the central part of Madhya Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh is located in the Central part of India The Narsinghpur district holds a special importance being located in the Country.


In the district climate is very pleasent except in summers. Except South West Mansoon rest of the year waves moves slowly. District's usual minimum temperature rests around 25-26 degree Celcius and maximum temperature rises upto 45-46 degree Celcius. May is the hottest month of the year. It is very excessive hot during summer and in the end of this season dustful storms come. When Mansoon reaches mercury goes very down. District's 90% rainfall observed in mansoon months only i.e. June to September. An average rainfall is of 60 days and measuring approximately 40 Inches. During December-January it is very cold and average temperature during day time is around 9 degree Celcius. Sometimes cold waves also occurs and heavy fog also observed.


History of Narsinghpur:

Narsinghpur district is having many historical Rocks, which are being revered, from time to time during various archeological surveys. According to Gazetteer published by the district in the district of Narsinghpur, about 10 K.M. away from Gadarwara , village called 'Bhatra' certain "Fossil of animals " & apparatus mode of said stones are found during various surveys.During other surveys various ancients monuments & remnant are also found at Devakachhar, Dhubghat, Kumadi, Ratikarar & Bramhanghat. Surtain Caves of rocks showing architecture of ancient times are also found at a village called Bijori which is associated with the ancient periods of this district as well as during various service conducted on the banks of river Narmada between BRAMHANGHAT & JHANSIGHAT various "Fossil of animals " & ancients tools are also found showing the Historical & ancient periods of this area. According to historical portraits discovered in this area also beings reaction win periods of Ramayan & Mahabharat. According to reference, Barman -ghat is the place where Lord Bramha had done a Yagya on the sacred banks of river Narmada.

Bilthari gram of block Chanwarpatha is previously known as BALISTHALI. This place was known as King Bali’s place. According to puranas during the Mahabharat period, the Pandavs of Satdhara near Barman- ghat, river Narmada's water flow tied up in a single night. It is said that Pandvas had spend some period of their exile at this place, which is confirmed by places like Bhim Kund & Arjun Kund. A Cave near Sankalghat was also associated with Lord Adi Guru Shankracharya's place of meditations & studies.

Village Barhata of this district is a remnant of Virat Nagar of Maha Bharat period. Various ancients Structures & Architectural remainings found in this village leads to conclusions that this area was part of MahaBharat period. An ancient's rock with the shape of human being is related with "Keechak" near village Bachai. The area of Bohani is related with Jasraj father of Aalaha Udal & uncle Bachraj, who were Kings during the period of King Prithavi Raj Chouhan. During the various Historical excavations, various ancients monuments & reference also found which relates this area with ancient periods, exact information about the area is found in history books & Historical Manuscripts from second century AD.

SATVAHAN PERIOD: During second Century this area was under the rule of Satvahans. Form 4th century the area was under the GUPT KINGDOM, during which King Samudra Gupt succeed extending the areas of his Kingdom in Central India & Western part of India In 6th Century there are certain indications of padi Kingdom.

But once again History lost in vein for around 300 years. In 9th century kalchuri Kingdom established here. The Capital of Kalchuri Rajvansh was Mahishmati Nagari near river Narmada which later established at Tripuri. As per the records of history books. Kalchuri Kingdom was expended between Gomati River to Narmada Ghat after fall of Kalchuri, The area was under control of Father & Uncle of Aalh Udal. who made Bohani as their centre after this during 4th century ,this area was part of Raj Gond Vansh Empire.

RAJ GOND VANSH: After the establishment of Raj Gond Vansh an area of piece & prosperity Begins in this area. This Vansh came to existence by Yadav Rao who laid the foundation of a strong Kingdom at a place called Garha - Katanga & started a process of strong mighty rule. One of the rulers Sangram Shah (1400-1541) had established 52 Garh, so strangest the Gond Empire. The fort of Choura Garh (Chougan) at Narsinghpur was constructed by Sangram Shah, which is still an evidence of bravery of Veerarayan . The son of Queen Rani Durgawati.

Among the followers of SANGRAM SHAH, Dalpati shah ruled for a period of 7 years peacefully. After, this Queen Durgawati took the reign, & gave a proof of courage & bravery & ruled for period of 16 years (1540--1564). In year 1564 Queen died, while Fighting bravely, giving tough fight to Asif Khan the Sepoy Salar of King Akbar . In Narsinghpur district at the fort of Chauragarh Asif Khan trapped prince Veer Narayan & killed him by his Cunning tactics. Thus Garha Katanga comes under control of Mugals in the year 1564. Gonds Mugals & after then the area was under control of various officers & administrative & hereditary chiefs during the Maratha’s rule. So, the boundaries of area continued to change according to the powers & influence of their people. Chawarpatha, Barha, Saikheda, Gadarwara, Shahpur, Singhpur,Shrinagar&Tendukheda were headquarters of various parganas.

BHONSLE RULERS: In year 1785, Madhavji Bhonsle purchased the area of Mandla & Narmada ghati in 27 lakhs & area was under pressure of army rule during the reign of Radhoji Bhonsle / Nawab of Bhopal & Pindari' s due to unsuitability & other problems, the common people were extremely exploited. This period also known as period of problems & unsuitability. At last in 1817 British rule came into existence.

BRITISH PERIOD: After the BATTTLE of Sitabardi, this area come under the control of BRITISH rule in year 1917, which was confirmed by an alliance in 1926. In this period the area was known as Gadarwara pargana. Chichli & Gangai. The Gond Jagirs were under Marathas, where as Sindhiya had given Barha & Paloha Jagirs to Pindari Sardars, Chitu & Karim Khan. In the year 1818 British army captured fort of Chouragarh & in 1830 the control of this area was given to a committee. During British rule the Administration of this district was further improved & in 1836 the area was partitioned & was merged in Hoshangabad district. But after Bundela revolt in 1843 this part was once again reinstated in this district.

Struggle for Independence: Despite strong British rule the desire for independence was prevalent among the common people (In 1825 Chawarpatha & Tendukheda were given to British Government, In 1857 the Police station of Chawarpatha & Tendukheda were Captured by revolutionaries under the leadership of Gond Chief Delanshah of Nadanpur, with this the struggle for independence was started. But in the year 1858 Delanshah caught & hanged to death. Thus in the year British cursed struggle for independence & they succeeded establishing their rule.

CONGRESS MOVEMENT: After the establishment of Indian National Congress in the year 1885, even in this district the feeling for Independence was prevalant & strong efforts were made by the people here.Being motivated by the efforts & leadership of Lokmanya Tilak,Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi ,Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Among the leaders of his district were Gayadutt, Manik Chand Kochar, Choudhary Shankar Lal ,Thakur Niranjan Singh & Sri Shyam Sunder Narayan Musharan who lead the people of this district towards the Independence movements. In order to break the unity & enthusiasm of the people, the British had once again partitioned the district & merged it with Hoshangabad district but even then, enthusiasm as well as fight for independence continued in the people`s mind. During the mass demonstration of satyagrah at Chichli in the year 1932 Mansharam & Gauradevi lost their lives during Police firing.

Thousands of revolutionaries faced the atrocities of British rule & gave an example of strong devotion for the country & snipe against the British rule. When country got Independence in the year 1947 on 15th August, a new era started in this district. After 9 years of Independence when states were reorganized on the basis of languages, Narsinghpur, once again became district. Since 1st November 1956, Narsinghpur district moving towards progress & prosperity in its full existence.

Educational Institutions in Narsinghpur:

Law Collegesin Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradeshoffering Legal Education including Civil Law, Criminal Law, Business Law, Forensic Law etc. and courses such as Bachelor of Law (BL), Master of Law (ML) etc:

Government PG College, Narsinghpur

Government PG College, Narsinghpur

Distance Education / Open University Scheme of Indian Universities offering courses such as MA, MSc, MBA, MCA etc:

Dr SK Kashyap, Narsinghpur

Government PG College, Narsinghpur

Government Shyam Sundar Narayan Mushran Womens College, Narsinghpur


Hindi and other regional languages.


In the district Narsinghpur, people belonging to all castes & creeds, live harmoniously, kshatrias are the main class among them. The Kaurav, Lodhi,Kirar, Rajpoot & Gurjar classes are very hard working & live peacefully basically engaged in agriculture & farming. The society here comprises of mainly the Hindus, but even the Muslim & Christian people from other religions also live with the feeling of brotherhood & unity here. There is no sign of any communal hatred here.

In this district, people respect all the religions. Festivals like Deepawali,Holi,Eid, Gurunanak Jayanti, Mahaveer Jyanti & Paryushan parve are celebrated in a gorgious number. People love the story of Ramayan, & often Ramayan mandal, manas sammelans, religious lectures are organized in villages.

People live simple living here & ware clothes like Dhoti, Kurta, Bandi & put a Gamcha on shoulders. Even in the rural as well as in urban areas people ware Pant, Shirt, & Pajama. But since people in villages with agricultural background put on Dhoti & Kurta.

The food habits of the people basically comprise vegetarian food, & liking towards non vegetarian food is not much. People in this district are having qualities like simplicity, honesty & are inculcated with moral & spiritual thoughts. Approx.75% population are engaged farming or are agricultural labors. Remaining people are engaged in small-scale industries or business or are serving.

One particular feature of the people of this area to that they loves a feeling of self-prestige & they are emotionally attached with this feeling. It is with this being of self pride & prestige people of this district fought during fight for independence, it is the feelings which often leads to family fights & personal enmity.

Narsinghpur is a district, which is well known for its fertile land, it is said to be the most fertile land all over Asia. Black soil suited for any kind of cultivation blessed with adequate irrigation facilities.District is famous for its rich agricultural production. Being situated at upper part of Narmada Valley, which is much important for agriculture. District's production of grains is more than the actual requirement. For agriculture both old and new techniques are equally in practice. In old equipments there are Ploughs, Bullock Carts, Bakhar, Hnasiya Various types of knives and khurpi etc. In new methods or techniques Thrashers, Tractors, Harvesters, electric pumps, sprinklers etc. Along with these better quality seeds and best quality pesticides are used.

In the district mostly all caste of people lives in. Residents of this district are very hard working, peace loving, farmers life loving. People respect each others Caste,Religion,Customs & traditions. They celebrates each others festivals with full communal harmony and unity. Which clearly shows unity in diversity. the main language of the distirct is Hindi but the local language known as narsinghpuria is very popular. Here life is very simple. Living standard in not a show off kind. People are very simple, loving, kind, affectionate. Eating habits are mainly Vegetarian and found not much interested towards Non-vegetarian.

Mainly crops are cultivated in two seasons namely Rabi and Kharif. This is based on the climate and the conditions prevails in the district by the time.In district 26.55% area is covered by the forests whish is of mixed kind. It is of Herbs , Sherbs and scurbs .Hilly area of Satpura and Vindhyachal there are trees of Teak, Saal, Bamboo, saj and in planes are full of Mahuwa, mangoes, khairi, Achar, Karonda, Harr, Baheda .Rakshabandhan, Holi, Dusherra etc are the festivals which has got religious conviction and social importance . During Sawan people dances while singing serra and rachchre.

Teak forests found everywhere means it is very densly found all over the district. Dry wood from the forests is used in many domestic purposes and used for building construction and furniture making. In the District Tobacco leaves collection done in large scale. and season for tabacco collection is May-June. From Tobacco leaves usually Bidies were made. In rural areas private contractors do the mahuwa collection which is used for preparing local wine.

Rabi crop cultivated in Oct-Nov and cutting in April- May , major rabi crops are Wheat, Pulses, Peas, Alsi, Masoor etc.Kharif farming period is June-July and cutting in Oct. Major Kharif crops are Paddy, Jowar, Bajara, Makka, Kondo, Kutki etc.District has got rich black soil which is most fertile and heavy and useful for farming. Black Domat soil, smooth soil, rocky soil, and sandy soils are there in which wheat, grams and all type of pulses has been mainly produced. Kalmetahar area of the district is one of the most fertile land of Asia. Here wheat and gulabi grams are the major crops which is produced in large quantity. Gadarwara is very famous for tuwar (Arhar) pulses mainly. At district level agricultural farms, soil experiment laboratories are there. where farmers get pesticides, best quality seeds, fertilizers and most important technical guidence.

Narsinghpur being an agricultural land huge industries are rare, also most of the industrial institutions are agriucultural oriented. Industries includes agricultural equipments, iron items and Tendukheda and Dangidhana is well known for these industries. In many places Gur has been prepared from sugarcane all over the distirct. Kareli is very famous for Gur Mandi. In Narsinghpur and Gadarwara there are sugar mills.

How to reach Narsinghpur?

Nearest Railway Station:

Major sources are roads and railways, Distt. HQ is on the route of Mumbai- Kolkata Central Railway track. District is having 11 railway stations from West to East they are Bankhedi, Gadarwara, Bohani, Karapgaon, Kareli, Narsinghpur, Ghatpindrai, Belkheda, Karakbel, Shridham(Gotegaon), Vikrampur. Through the middle of the district, National Highway No. 26, Nagpur-Jhansi passes ,which comes from Seoni,Lakhnadon goes towards Sagar via Kareli and the southern part of the district National Highway No. 12, Jabalpur- Bhopal passes via Tendukheda. Apart from these two National highways there are three State Higways .They are State Highway No. 47 from Narsinghpur-Chindwara,State Highway No. 44 from Garatganj-Silwani covering Saikheda and Gadarwara and State Highway No. 22 from Jabalpur-Piparia.

Nearest Airport:

The nearest airport is at Jabalpur

Road Transport:Nearest bus station is at Satna

Tourist Attraction of Narsinghpur:

While on Tour to Narsinghpur Madhya Pradesh, you can visit many places of importance like the Narasimha Mandir about which a detailed discussion has been made earlier. Narsinghpur Tour will also comprise of journey to Narasingh Bhavan which is also one of the important tourist destinations because it is a beautiful structure and is the district headquarter building. Brahma Ghat situated on the bank of river Narmada is also one of the important destinations. The gorgeous Jhoteswar temple has attracted tourists from across the couintry and remains one of the favored destinations for tourists out on Tour to Narsinghpur Madhya Pradesh. Among other places Damaru Ghat and the Fort of Chauraghar are also places to watch out for in Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh.

Narsimha Mandir, Narsingh Bhavan, Bramhan Ghat, Jhoteshwar: - Paramhanshi Ganga Ashram), Damaru Ghati, Fort of Chauragharh.

Narsimha Mandir:

During the 18th century this temple was constructed by Jat Sardars & plane Statue of Lord Narsimha (It's a Human Awtar of Lord Vishnu having Loin's head ) This is situated at District H.Q. And this temple has got its importance as district's Nomenclature hails from here only.

Bramhan Ghat

Barman is situated at mani Sagar N.H. 26 & 24 and 12 km away from Kareli Rly station, and the bank of river of Narmada. Lord Brahma's Yagya shala, Rani Durgawati temple, Elephant gate and

Varahas statue are places of tourist interest here. River Narmada Flows in seven strains. It flows on the occasions of Makar Sankranti to Basant Panchami. Mela has been arranged in which District Administration also takes part. Also organized are different stalls of district Govt. Depot. This exhibition has the display of Agriculture Depot, co-operative, education, health. in which different beneficial schemes information & achievement has shown throes which people get benefit out of this exhibition also avail the district out of 20% on different sale items.

Jhoteshwar(Paramhanshi ganga Ashram):

On the route of Mumbai - Hawrah Central railway track 15 K.M. from Sridham rly station on the control Rly track of Mumbai - Hawrah. Naturally rich & very gorgeous temple of golden Raj- Rajeshwari tripur sundari.

It is Jhoteshwar temple, Lodheshwar temple, Hanuman tekari, Rock, Shivling made up of slohutic. It's a place when Jagatguru Shankaracharya joytesh & Dwarkadish pithadheshwar Saraswati Maharaj meditates & worship. On the Basant Panchami occasion here 7 days Mela organized.

Damaru Ghati:

It is situated at 3 K.M. from Gadarwara Rly. Station which is on central Railway's. Itarsi- Jabalpur track. One big huge Shivling is there which found one small Shivling inside it.

Fort of Chauragharh :

19 K.M. from Gadarwara Rly. Station a very ancient time now only remain this forts was built by Genha dynasty's King , Gond, Sangram Shah in 15th century. One Narsinghpur district near Barheta village Nonia is also a place having Orcheolozical importance. Here six big statue are them inside parkota which is known as Pandav, math/ Statue.

National Fastiwal mela in the remember of Rudra Pratap Singh :

Manegaon which is situated 25 K.M. from District H.Q.on Narsinghpur road. Here every year from Republic day onwards a Mela organized it is one week's fate in which State level Tournament of Kabdadi, voliball, Kho-Kho, Dos ball organized. It includes folksongs, Choupad also. Which is organized at District level.

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation in Narsinghpur:

Circuit House Narsinghpur

Rest House Narsinghpur

Rest House Kareli

Rest House Tendukheda

Rest House Jhotenshwar