Itarsi, nestled in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, is a business hub with a famous railway junction. The city has made its mark due to its strong foothold in the agricultural and industrial sectors. The presence of the oldest and largest railway junction of Madhya Pradesh has added to the commercial development of the city. Itarsi is renowned for its handloom clothing and boasts of a flourishing ancient art and craft industry. It is located at a distance of 90 km from Bhopal
Land Of Bricks and Ropes
Itarsi derives its name from the previously prevalent trade of the town in bricks (intt) and rope (rassi). Today the plywood industry has emerged as the prevailing trade. The mineral rich city of Itarsi has an Ordnance factory that serves the arms requirement of the Indian Armed Forces. The presence of soya oil mills and several other industries has helped to establish the city as a prime commercial centre.
Itarsi tourism presents vivid attractions or tourist places that include the Tawa reservoir situated on the Tawa River and Bori Wildlife Sanctuary. The city also has several famous places of religious interest like the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boodhi Mata Mandir, Hussaini Masjid, etc. Itarsi has shopping streets that offer handmade handicrafts for tourists.
Itarsi is most easily accessible from Bhopal. It is well connected through road and rail networks. The National Highway, NH-69, passes through Itarsi. The city has comfortable accommodation facilities for tourists in various hotels.
The best time to travel to this city is during the winter season.