Places of Interest
This medieval period fort is situated in tumsar taluka and about 13 km away from tumsar in the dist. Fort was constructed by Raja Khan Pathan , the subhedar of Bakht buland shah ,the ruler of devgadh around 1700 A. D. Later it came under possession of Raja Raghuji Bhosla of Nagpur who used as prison for captives . Later on it had taken over by British.
Andhalgaon also known as Andhalgaon or the dark village, is a village of 5,164 inhabitants in 1971 in Bhandara tahsil lying about 16 miles north of Bhandara and connected with Mohali by a good metalled road. It is one of the principal centers in the district having a considerable weaving industry, silk bordered cloths for women being chiefly produced. The kosa (silk) cloth for which the district is so well-known has become very costly and hence the demand for it has correspondingly declined. A weekly marked is held on Wednesdays to which some cattle are also brought for sale. Andhalgaon has a primary, an allopathic dispensary, a maternity Bhandara Home, a veterinary aid center, asarvodaya sarvodaya center, and a library. There are also a sub-post office and a police outpost.
Adyar, with in 1971 a population of 7,496, is a large village in Bhandara tahsil, situated about 14 miles south of Bhandara on the Pauni road. A number of Gandlis are engaged in weaving silk-bordered saries, cloth and dhotis on handlooms on co-operative basis, the silk-bordered saries being particularly known for their fine texture and quality. Bamboo baskets and matting are also made. At the weekly market held on Sundays household goods, provisions and cattle are put up for sale. In fact Adyar is one of the important cattle markets in the district. The agriculture laborers of this village are known for their skill and knowledge of paddy cultivation and hence are sought after by the agriculturists of the neighbouring villages. The village was previously owned by malguzars but the system of malguzari has since been replaced by the ryotvari system.
Bondgaon, is a small village of 2.148 inhabitants in 1971 in Sakoli tahsil situated about 13 miles south of Sakoli near the Chulband river. In honors of Gangajumna Devi, who is supposed to dwell in a tank in the Village, a fair is held on Chaitra-Paurnima. The fair lasts for a fortnight, the attendance not exceeding 5,000. On Ashvin Shudha 9 another fair is held. The priest of the temple is much revered and goes about on tour in Chaitra. He is believed t possess the gift of divination and prophecy. Bondgaon has a maternity Bhandara Home an ayurvedic dispensary a veterinary aid center, a post office and facilities for education up to the high school level. For the supply of potable water it depend upon wells.
Brahmi is a small village in Bhandara tahsil lying about 25 miles south of Bhandara. It contains an antique well constructed of long slabs of stone. The local people ascribe its building to the giants or rakshasas. There is a primary school at Brahmi.
This temple is in Mohadi which is about 20 km distance from Bhandara. Many pilgrims visit during Navaratri. This place has been declared as tourism spot of Bhandara.
In the year 1828, district head quarter of Bhandara was shifted from Lanji in M.P The building that was constructed was having 52 doors, due to which it was called “Bawan Darwajachi Kacheri”.This district was again sub-divided into Gondia and Bhandara in 1999.
Chandpur is in Tumsar taluka of Bhandara District. It is situated in hilly ranges and surrounded by dense forest. By constructing a huge wall between two relocks a big reservoir has been created. The reservoir is surrounded by hillocks with dense plantation on remain in portion. One can see fantastic scene beauty by standing on the wall of reservoir. One km. In south of the reservoir is water tank and Chandpur.
Chichagad or Tamarind fort is a village of 1,324 inhabitants in 1971 in sakoli tahsil situated about 42 miles from Sakoli. It has the headquarters of the Chichgad zamindari and linked with the Bombay Calcutta National Highway by a good road. which near Chichgad runs through a pass in the hills more than three miles in length and bordered by dense bamboo forest. Bidi-making is perhaps the only industry of any note. Drinking water supply is obtain from wells and a tank. The village has a post office, a middle school and a medical dispensary.
Dighori, is a village of 4,802 inhabitants in 1971 in Sakokli Tahsil situated about 28 miles south-west of Bhandara and 14 miles south of Sakoli. The Chulband river passes within of the village Dighori formerly belonged to the Bhosle Queen Baka Bai and was known as ‘Bai Saheb Ki Dighori’ ; later on it passed pm Lakshaman Rav Bhosle.
GOSIKHURD PROJECT/INDIRASAGAR DAM
2,50.800 hectares irrigation potential will be created in Nagpur, Bhandara & Chandrapur districts by this project.
Original Administrative approval to the project is accorded for Rs. 372.22 cores on 31st March 1983 . 90% of the work has been completed. Rehabilitation- 104 villages from Bhandara, 85 villages from Nagpur and 11 villages from Chandrapur are affected by the submergence of Gosikhurd .
Gaimukh, is a small village of 217 inhabitants in 1971 in Bhandara tahsil 20 miles north of Bhandara and six miles from Ambagad. It is so called because a spring issues from the rocks here, and the name gaimukh or cow’s mouth is usually applied to such springs the form of a cow’s mouth being sometimes carved out of the rock. There is a cave temple ascribed to the Kuramvars.
Gondumari is a village of 1516 inhabitants in 1971 in Sakoli tahsil about ten miles distant from Sakoli. Soft matting of sukhavasa grass is manufactured here by the Gonds. The village has a middle school, a dispensary, post office and rest house.Gondumri was the head-quarters of the Gond-Umri zamindari. The forests at koliwara contain good timber. The estate is said to date from the time of Nizam Shah the Gond Raja of Mandla and the family are Kanaujia Brahmans
Koka is about 30 km from Bhandara which is covered with dense forest. The trees in this forest are of the age of 100 years. Here the lake is famous for Siberian migrant birds. These birds come in the month of December and return in mid of January.
Rawanwadi This place is famous for a more than hundred year old Temple dedicated to Rama constructed by Shri Sitaram Prasad Dube a resident of Gunthara village on a hillock. On Ekadashi/ Amawasya day of kartik month, religious gathering takes place here. On the both sides of the tank there is dense forest which has converted it into not only a tourist & picnic spot but also a bird sanctuary.