Bhandara is one of the major administrative districts in Maharashtra. It is located in the Nagpur division. The current name of Bhandara is derived from the term 'bhana' meaning 'brass', as the town is dominated by brass-working industry. With more than 3500 small lakes in and around the district, this 'Brass City' is also referred to as the 'District of Lakes'. It is characteristic of a mixed economy with agriculture, industries and forest resources contributing to it. Bhandara district is mainly popular for its large production of rice, and is thus termed as the 'rice bowl of Maharashtra'. With several ancient temples and historical monuments, along with beautiful lakes, parks and sanctuaries, Bhandara attracts plenty of tourists every year.
PLACES TO VISIT
This medieval period fort is situated in tumsar taluka and about 13 km away from Tumsar. This Fort was constructed by Raja Khan Pathan , the subhedar of Bakht buland shah ,the ruler of devgadh around 1700 A. D. The fort served as a prison for keeping captives of the Bhoslas. Later on it had taken over by British.
Koka is an ideal site for birdwatchers and nature lovers, as the lake at the site is renowned for sheltering Siberian migrant birds that arrive mostly during winters. Tourists visiting the destination can also visit Indirasagar Dam, Shivani Bandh and Bawanthadi Dam, the popular dam sites located in the region. In addition, Bawanthadi river basins and Wainganga basins are also located in the southern parts of the district.
Chaundeshwari Devi, Sindhpuri Bodh Vihar and Korambhi Devi are some of the ancient shrines located in the region. Tourists can visit Rawanwadi, Dighori and Adyar villages that are surrounded by thick and deep forests. Besides, Sangadi Killa, Pandey Mahal, Pawni Killa and Collectorate are some of the historic buildings located in the destination.
HOW TO VISIT?
The nearest airport is Nagpur Airport from where there are sufficient buses and trains to Bhandara.
There are plenty of buses and trains to Nagpur from Mumbai. Bhandara can be reached with ease from Nagpur.
WHEN TO VISIT?
The ideal time to visit this place is in the months of October and November.