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Balaghat Tourism

Planning a trip to Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh can be eventful as this part is dotted with numerous sight seeing locations. Balaghat has few of the very well-known tourist spots and as a result various tourists drive towards Balaghat throughout the year. Few of the most popular tourist spots in Balaghat are the Kanha National Park, as well as the Lanji (Temple and fort), the Nahlesara Dam, even tourists can visit the Dhuti Dam and to the Rampaily Temple.

Balaghat Tourism
Tiger at Kanha National Park

Important Helpline Numbers

Though other seasons are good to visit the city, the best time to visit Balaghat is during the monsoon season. As the weather is favorable during this season.

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board
Address: Paryatan Bhawan, Bhadbhada Road, Bhopal - 462 003.
Website: http://www.mptourism.com/
E-mail: info@mptourism.com
Fax: +91-755-2779476/2774289
Hotel Booking Tel.: +91-755-2778383
Transport Booking Tel.: +91-755-2775572
Contact Between: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mon to Sat)

Famous Tourist Destinations In & Around Balaghat

There are temples, dams, national parks, forts and ghats, and many more. Pilgrims can visit temples like Gomji-Somji Temple, Rampaili Temple, Lanji Temple, Old Ram Temple and nearby Hanuman Temple, etc. If you visit these temples during Navaratri festivals, you feel delighted to watch the decorations and pooja done at these temples, especially in Gomji-Somji temple, it creates a splendid view. One can also visit dams like Gangulpara dams, where you will also find waterfalls and well-known as "Gangulpara Waterfalls", also you can move to Hatta Ki Baodi or Hatta Bawali (a beautiful well). Apart from these, tourists can visit Lanji Fort, that is close to the Lanji Temple, and you can even visit Bajrang Ghat, Kaliputli and Kosmi. Moreover, you can visit the one and only national park in Balaghat popularly known as "Kanha National Park".

Gomji-Somji Temple in Balaghat

Visit Gomji-Somji temples in Balaghat which are too near to each other, and hardly these 10 kms far from distance. You can also visit the Jwaladevi temple (twin sister temples), that were located right over the area of Bharveli region. While the Navratri festival is celebrated grandly at this temple and had been dragging attention of thousands of devotees across the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Gangulpara Dam

Gangulpara Dam
Boating in Balaghat

This Gangulpara dam is a most popular dam, which just 13 kms from the Balaghat, and has been attracting people for its amazing size and shape, as well as creating attention of the visitors due to its great panoramic view. The dam is surrounded by the wonderful range of Satpura, and is covered by the thick green vegetation. While during the monsoon seasons, the waterfalls along with the streams, splits out from the mountain range, and thereby creates the special attention of the tourists. The natural beautiful atmosphere of this dam has become the picnic spot of the locales, and the entire village has become the tourist spot.

Rampaili Temple in Balaghat

The very well-known 'Rampaili Temple' has been the major tourist attraction, that is established in the center of the city. This temple has become the very long history attached to the temple, and there is a belief that, Lord Rama visited this place and constructed a large Shivlingam with sand! While the beautiful river used to pass the Chenayi via the banks of the temple, and nearby Hanuman Mandir adds additional beauty to the place. Thus, it has become the famous tourist spot, and is a feast to the eyes of the pilgrims who wish to see the idols of Lord Sri Rama and Hanumanji.

Kaliputli in Balaghat

This place is another great site to visit, where you will find the decorated beautiful black statue of a woman (built with stone), in a sitting posture holding pot on her head. This spot has become a major tourist attraction is another major tourist spot of the city. This place is visited by the people from all over India and foreign countries in huge numbers, as the elegant structure of the idol has such a magnetic power.

Bajrang Ghat in Balaghat

Bajrang Ghat is one among the very popular ghats for adventure lovers, especially for the swimmers as well as for the athletes. Since, several banks are formed, these banks have become a pleasant place for the pilgrims and other tourists who like to swim in waters, and the river water flows in such a way that, it adds beauty as and when it moves, and the shadow or the reflection of the sky and trees in the water seems to look great. And even another ghat that is well-known as 'Jalaj' is formed in the opposite direction of the ghat, which is even another beautiful attraction of the local and tourists.

Old Ram Mandir in Balaghat

Temples in Balaghat
Old Ram Mandir in Balaghat

The Old Ram Mandir is one of the center of attraction of many tourists, and is located at the center of the Balaghat district. From this place, people can visit many places like Kaliputli, which is just 1.2 kms from this temple. While, there is also a New Mandir dedicated to Lord Shri Ram, and this is situated at Hanuman Chowk with a distance of about 2.5 kms. You can move to vegetable market to buy the fruits and vegetables at Gujari, that is too close to the Lord Rama's Old Temple.

The Kanha National Park

Balaghat is among the most wonderful places of Madhya Pradesh, and the major part of the city is surrounded by the beautiful trees as well as vegetation from different sides. The park is famous with the name called ‘Mukki’. Trees such as teak as well as pine, bamboo and other exclusive trees that are well-known by the name 'Saja', and it is globally popular for its very natural animal and plant species. The Kanha National Park is said to be situated very near to the city of Balaghat, and is one of the extremely popular national parks of India and is a home for many wild animals such as the tiger and leopard, the giraffe, as well as the elephant and various migratory national birds. There are various tourists who arrive regularly from the near and far places to enjoy the nature from a very close distance and be in same tune with natural beauty of the site.

Lanji Temple/Fort in Balaghat

The Fort is said to be established at Lanji Tehsil of Balaghat, which was made by Cultury Rajwansh and is situated in the thick forest area. The Temple as well as fort (statues are of Khajuraho style), is even related with the Gond dynasty. Apart from Lanji temple and fort, travelers can find various temples within the fort with many statues such as the Mahadev, Mahamaya, etc.

Kosmi in Balaghat

Kosmi is said to be the portion of Balaghat district, that is established in Balaghat itself. Thus, the residences as well as the industrial development is still functioning in Balaghat. Though it is Gram Panchayat, it is very important to include Municipal Corporation in the city of Balaghat. While Kishore Kuti is the very well-known residence of Verma Family which is popularly known with their grandfather's name called 'Sheonath Lala Pondiwale'

Hatta Ki Baodi in Balaghat

This Baodi is constructed between 17th and 18th centuries by cutting and wrapping the large rocks through building the decorated pillars. This Baodi has ten pillars over the ground floor, under which, visitors can find the verandahs created for the light decorative rooms. There are two sculptures carved on the entrance door of the Baodi (4 armed Shiva as well as his wife Ambika who holds Sriphal). These are said to be of the 16th century. After the rule of the Haiheya rulers of Balaghat, Hatta moved from the Gonds to the Marathas and thereafter went under Bhonsles. Hence, the art and decors made to the pillars vary in their styles. This Baodi was constructed as a water source, as well as made for the soldiers for the purpose of protecting themselves from enemies, and also to take rest whenever they wish. The records say that, during the reign of Bhonsles, some of the armies of Samantas hide here.

How to Reach Balaghat ?

Transport in Balaghat
Balaghat Junction

Transportation in Balaghat is found to be one of the easiest method to travel in Balaghat. One can travel via road ways, and railways. You can find local taxis, buses, cars and other luxurious and non-luxurious vehicles in Balaghat. If your are comfortable with the railways, then you can move to the city through the trains as well. Though Balaghat is a small place, you will be able to get many vehicles for your travel comfort.

By Air
There are nearly two airports which are very near to Balaghat, which are namely the Sonegaon airport at Nagpur (121.3 kms) and another one is Jabalpur airport situated at Jabalpur (which is 134 kms). You can find local as well as the prepaid taxis that ply from the airport to Balaghat.

By Train
Balaghat is found over the broad gauge line of Jabalpur-Balaghat, and Balaghat-Gondia of South-Eastern Railway. But the nearest one is the Gondia station. And from here, you can pick autorickshaws or buses or taxis to reach Balaghat.

By Road
Balaghat is extremely connected by road, where the State Highways 11 and 26 are found to be the nearest highways to the Balaghat. When you visit the city, you can get advantages of local buses, autos and taxi services to travel within the city. While the Balaghat city is directly connected with the main spots like the Bhopal and Nagpur, the Gondia, as well as the Jabalpur, and so on.

Where to Stay in Balaghat ?

When you reach Balaghat, you will be able to get many hotels, resorts and residencies to reside in. And you can choose any of these to stay comfortable and walk around the nearest attractions in and around Balaghat. Travelers are able to find 5 star, 4 star, 3 star and other luxury and budget hotels, meant for families, individuals as well as for business trip at Balaghat. You can reside in hotels like Hotel Mallikarjun International, located in Balaghat, Hotel Midtown in Balaghat, and many more.

Hotel Mallikarjun International
Address: C.H. Road, Pream Nagar, Balaghat H O, Balaghat - 481001, Balaghat
Contact: +(91)-7694004800 / +(91)-7632-239922, 239955

Hotel Gulmohar INN
Address: Gondia Road, Balaghat H O, Balaghat - 481001, Near Hanuman Mandir
Contact: +(91)-8435123456, 9406722227 / +(91)-7632-240455, 240466

Hotel Sheetal Palace
Address: Bhatera Road, Balaghat H O, Balaghat - 481001, Near Bus Stand, Behind Dr S K Sharma
Contact: +(91)-9300641881, 9301309808 / +(91)-7632-239888

Hotel Mid Town
Address: Circuit No 99, Gondia Road, Balaghat H O, Balaghat - 481001, Near Central Bank Of India
Contact: +(91)-9009090494, 7746049049, 7748049049, 9425403100, +(91)-7632-249049, 249050

Hotel Motimahal
Address: Ward No 14, Balaghat H O, Balaghat - 481001, Near Bus Stand
Contact: +(91)-9907700653

Where to Eat in Balaghat ?

There are many food courts or restaurants in Balaghat. You can visit Winway Pure Veg Restaurant, Hotel Midtown Balaghat, FOI Balaghat, SRS Food Court, and so on. You will find more hotels and food centers in the Balaghat. Tourists can try out various food of different cities of Madhya Pradesh in Balaghat, also some North and South Indian dishes are available at this location. All the food served at these food courts are extremely delicious.

Winway Pure Veg Restaurant
Address: Maheshwari Complex,
Besides Dreams Honda Showroom
City: Balaghat,
Pincode: 481001, (Madhya Pradesh)
Mobile: +91 871 780 3603

SRS Food Court
Address: Near Dixit Rubber Stamp,
Ram Gali,
City: Balaghat,
Pincode: 481001, (Madhya Pradesh)
Mobile: +91 982 746 8805

Hotel Midtown Balaghat
Address: Circuit House Road,
City: Balaghat,
Pincode: 481001, (Madhya Pradesh)
Phone: 0763 224 9049 / 0763 224 9050 / 0763 224 9051

Where to Shop in Balaghat?

Things to do in Balaghat
Shopping Market

There are many places to shop at Balaghat, as well as several things to purchase. You can buy anything from handicrafts to electronics and furniture, textiles and footwear, etc. Find all your requirements at these shops in Balaghat. Some of the limited and very popular shops are listed below for the reference of tourists. If you wish to get any handicraft items like hand-looms, you can visit the below stores.

Sarvotam Handloom
Address: Main Road, Shayam Takies,
City: Balaghat H O,
Pincode: 481001, (Madhya Pradesh)
Phone: 0763 224 2173

Liberty FashionCircuit House Road,
Address: City: Balaghat,
Pincode: 481001, (Madhya Pradesh)
Mobile: +91 942 513 9546

Pahchan Men's Wear
Address: Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Complex,
City: Balaghat,
Pincode: 481001, (Madhya Pradesh)
Mobile: +91 942 587 6558

IFB in Balaghat
Address: Main Road Main Market,
City: Balaghat,
Pincode: 481001, (Madhya Pradesh)
Mobile: +91 763 224 7534

John Players
Kalptaru Mall,
City: Balaghat,
Pincode: 481001, (Madhya Pradesh)Mobile: +91 942 500 2903

Cotton County
M/S Manish Enterprises Circuit House Road, City: Balaghat,
Pincode: 481001, (Madhya Pradesh) Mobile: +91 942 513 8837

To conclude we may say that there is alto more to explore in this city of Madhya Pradesh.  Tourists would enjoy everything at this place, as the place is good for shopaholics and foodies; even it’s an excellent spot that comprises of many exciting attractions, that welcomes people from all over the globe. Balaghat, as the name itself indicates, it is area of ghats (surrounded by rivers or dams, as well as mountains). So, it got its name as Balaghat. This beautiful city drags many tourists with its amazing magnetic power – it has scenic beauty all around, as well as different types of wild animals, birds and plant species as well. When you visit this place, you will never stop yourself from clicking snaps here. You will find the everlasting memories at this wonderful destination of Balaghat. Hope above information helps you to get complete details about the Balaghat Tourism.

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