Gondia is a city of Maharashtra in Central India. It is the main administrative headquarters of the Gondia district. The city is also famous as rice city as it has abundance of rice mills in the area. This is an important part of Vidarbha region. The city is located just near to the state of Madhya Pradesh. The city is surrounded by hills and forests, and number of other tourist spots around the city. It is also considered the main gateway to Maharashtra from Central and Eastern part of the country. There are wide number of rice mills and small scale tobacco industries.
Gondia (also spelled Gondiya) is a city in the state of Maharashtra in Central India which serves the administrative headquarters of the eponymous administrative district. Gondia is also known as “Rice City” due to the abundance of rice mills in the area.
Gondia is very close to the state of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and is considered the gateway to Maharashtra from Central and Eastern India. The city has the a railway junction and is also notable for its historic airport. Gondia municipality was established in 1920 At that time Gondiya had only 10 wards population up to 20000 & Area of 8.5 sqkm. At present Gondiya have 42 wards, as well as population nearing up to 2 lacs. The urbanization has crossed municipal limits merging into nearby villages like, Kudwa, katangi, fulchur, Nagra, karanja, Murri, pindkepar, & khamari, Ministry of urban Development has recently announced to merge 16 nearby villages into Gondiya city, to give status of Municipal corporation, That will make cities population up to 3 lacs. This will boost the development of the city more rapidly.
The region is named after the Gondi people, an Adivasi group in Central India. It was at one point ruled by the Mughal Empire.
During British rule in India, the Great Famine of 1876–78 provided an opportunity for the construction of a 150-kilometre-long (93 mi) metre-gauge rail link called the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway, connecting Nagpur with Rajnandgaon. Gondia railway station was created when this line began operation in December 1888. Bengal Nagpur Railway (BNR) was formed in 1887 to upgrade and extend this line, and in 1902 BNR was contracted to provide a railway line from Gondia to Jabalpur with branches from Nainpur to Mandla as well as Nainpur to Seoni and Chhindwara. With these links and the commerce they brought, Gondia grew and prospered.
The city has a large number of rice mills and some small-scale tobacco industries as well.
It is known as the district of Lakes and the city of rice which is splendid with natural beauty. Top-notch Gondia attractions are Suryadeo Mandobai, Mahadeo Pahadi, Navegaon Bandh, Pratapgarh, Shiv Mandir, Kamtha,Hazra Fall, Nagzira and so on. How to reach Gondia is a first and the most common question that come in the mind of the people. Gondia railway station is the major junction that has heavy passenger and goods traffic. Gondia Airport is located near Kamtha Village which is almost 15 km far from Gondia city. People who are opting roadways can also reach the city without any hassle. Gondia has smooth bus connectivity to Jabalpur, Nagpur and Balaghat. Famous festivals of Gondia include Gudi Padwa, Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Ashadhi and Kartiki Ekadashis, Pola and many others. MakeMyTrip.com is a leading travel portal that facilitates you to book your air ticket online and save your money.
There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Gondia. Nearest airport is Sonegaon Airport.
123 km away
Sonegaon Airport (NAG), Nagpur, Maharashtra
139 km away
Raipur Airport (RPR), Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Gondia is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
Railway Station(s): Gondia Junction (G)
You can easily get regular buses to Gondia from other major cities of the country.
Bus Station(s): Gondia