Tawa & Madhai
TAWA & MADHAI Lush greens and
blue waters
Tawa & Madhai
22.7535° N, 77.7938° E / 23.5047° N,80.1596° E

Tawa & Madhai

  • Tawa River

    THE SCENIC Beauty OF TAWA DAM AND RESERVOIR ON THE TAWA RIVER

  • Western Boundary - Tawa Madhai

    FORMS THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF SATPURA NATIONAL PARK AND BORI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

  • Satpura Forest

    MADHAI IS LOCATED AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE SATPURA FOREST

  • Satpura Biosphere Project

    MADHAI - A RESERVED FOREST AND AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE SATPURA BIOSPHERE PROJECT

Tawa

The Tawa Dam & Reservoir offers a scenic escape from the hustle bustle of city life. It is set amidst lush greenery, and offers much scope for adventure. Sunsets viewed from the dam are especially enchanting. Even more enchanting is the lake cruise, which takes you on a serene hour-long ride along the dreamy little islands dotting the reservoir and the panoramic hills of the Satpura to Churna. Here you can indulge in a jungle safari at the Satpura Tiger Reserve.

Madhai

Madhai is located at the entrance of the most exquisite and beautiful forests in India - Satpura. Few places in the world can compete with its raw wilderness, absolute tranquillity and the air of mystique. It delights you with its rich wildlife, sprawling meadows, unending backwaters and spell-binding views that leave you awestruck and get you to be completely in sync with the magic of nature.

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How to get here?

Tawa

Reaching by Air

Reaching Tawa by Air

Bhopal airport is 120 km away. It is well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Pune.

Reaching by Rail

Reaching Tawa by Rail

Itarsi railway station is 35 km away, while Bhopal is 120 km away. Both are well connected to major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad via different routes.

Reaching by Road

Reaching Tawa by Road

Regular bus/cab services are available from Bhopal (120 km) and Indore (268 km).

Madhai

Reaching by Air

Reaching Madhai by Air

Bhopal and Jabalpur are connected to all major cities by regular flights. From here, one can reach Madhai via Sohagpur by train and then by road.

Reaching by Rail

Reaching Madhai by Rail

Sohagpur is on the main rail line between Kolkata and Mumbai and is also well connected to Jabalpur and Bhopal. There are regular trains to Itarsi, Bhopal and Sohagpur from where Madhai is 17 km by road.

Reaching by Road

Reaching Madhai by Road

Bhopal to Madhai - 3 hours
Itarsi to Madhai - 1.5 hours
Sohagpur to Madhai - 30mins

Why Narmada turned westwards

Why Narmada turned westwards

The rivers, Narmada and Sone, originate at Amarkantak. Legend says that the two were to be wed. But Sone rebuffed Narmada and married another. The spurned Narmada was so hurt that she changed her course and began to flow westward!

The legend of Narmada Udgam

The legend of Narmada Udgam

There is a legend about the construction of this temple. It is said that the goddess Narmada appeared to Rewa Nayak, a banjara or nomad), in a dream. The river goddess directed him to clear the site of the present kund. Rewa Nayak found the spot was covered with a dense mass of bamboo trees. He toiled hard, day and night, to clear the site.

Once he cleared the site of trees, he found a stream, which was none other than the holy river Narmada. RewaNayak installed an image of the goddess in a temple at this spot. His descendants later installed Rewa Nayak’s image in one of the alcoves in the temple.

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