Seoni is a beautiful town that is situated in the district of the same name. This quaint town is seated on the north-western part of Satpura tableland in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The district of Seoni extends over a huge geographical area of approximately 8,758 square kilometers and was formed on 1st November in the year 1956. The chief occupation of the residents of this district is agriculture which is supported by the Wainganga River.
Seoni tourism offers the largest soil dam of Asia. Bhimgarh Sanjay Sarowar Dam, which lies on the river Wainganga in the place Chhapara. The main purpose of this dam is irrigation. Pench Tiger Reserve is another famous tourist attraction of Seoni district. Barghat, a small town which is very famous for its fertile valleys and picturesque environs is also located in the Seoni district. Tourists who are interested in camping, trekking and other outdoor hobbies must visit Barghat.
Interesting facts of Seoni
According to the legends, Jagat Guru was once travelling to Kerala and on his way he passed by this beautiful spot and named this destination as Shironi, which became famous as Shiv Nagri or Seoni afterward. The place has been made famous by Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” as Seoni is the place for the plot of this famous book. It has to be noted that Seoni is spelled as “Seeonee” in Rudyard Kipling’s book.
It is also believed that the name Seoni has been derived from the word “Seona” which is a famous tree species that belongs to verbanaleal family and is usually found in this region. The timber generated by this tree is extensively used in the manufacture of dholaks. Besides the Seona tree, there is another famous wood which is produced in Seoni in large quantities and this timber is no other than the Teak wood.
Planning a visit to Seoni during the winter season is advisable.
The place is well-connected by road, train and air.