Wardha City Travel Guide
Wardha is a city cum district located along the western side of the Wardha-Wainganga valley in Maharashtra. Situated on the north-eastern side of the state of Maharashtra, it is bounded on the west and north by the Amravati district on the south by Yavatmal district, on the south east by the Chandrapur district and on the east by Nagpur district. The boundaries with the Amravati and Yavatmal districts are identified by the Wardha River.
Wardha derives its name from the Wardha river that flows through the north, west and south boundaries of this district.
Geetai Temple, Vishnwa Shanti Stupa, Laxmi Narayana Temple, Magan Sangrahalaya (Museum), Varad Vinayaka Temple, Vishnu Temple, Gandhiji Ashram (Bapu Kuti), Gandhi Gyan Mandir, Paramdham Ashram, Sheikh Farid Baba Dargah, Ram Temple, Bajajwadi, Shiva Temple, Murlidhar Temple, Malhari-Martand Temple, Bor Dam & Reserve Forest, etc.
Wardha is the administrative center of Wardha District and a municipal council in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Founded in 1866, Wardha District has three divisions and eight Taluks. The district is covered with the Satpura mountain range in the north whereas the western side is occupied by the valley of the Purna River.
Wardha city was a sister city to Sevagram and played a significant role in the Indian independence movement. Even before Wardha had changed hands from the Mauryas, Sungas, Satavahanas and Vakatakas in its early days to the Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas and the Delhi and Bahmani Sultanates before the Marathas and the British, the region was hailed as prominent center for historical activities.
Besides being a popular region for Cotton trading, the city is also known for its pilgrimage tourism. Wardha district is full of visitors to the many temples located here. The nature of pilgrimage tourism here is rather secular as apart from temples, there are also places of Buddhist and Muslim worship that may be visited by the tourists. The Stupas draw a number of tourists both from home and abroad. The district abounds in cultural heritage as there are a number of places here which try to protect and propagate the ancient Indian traditions.
Nagpur is 70 km.