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Itarsi - A Trading Junction


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.

Tourist Places In And Around Itarsi

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.

How To Reach Itarsi

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.

Best Time To Visit Itarsi

The best time to travel to this city is during the winter season. 

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How to Reach Itarsi

  • By Road
    Itarsi is connected by buses and taxis to the nearby cities and especially to Bhopal.
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  • By Train
    Itarsi has the largest railway junction in Madhya Pradesh. Itarsi has a strong network of trains connecting it to the other parts of the country. Trains are the easiest and the most economical way to reach Itarsi. From the railway station, auto rickshaws and taxis ply to the city.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Itarsi is situated at Bhopal, the Raja Bhoj Airport. It is at a distance of about 111 km from the commercial city. It is an international airport with numerous flights connecting Bhopal to other cities and countries. From Bhopal, it takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Itarsi by road.
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