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Seoni - Land Of Tigers And Woods


Seoni is a beautiful town that is situated in the district of the same name. This quaint town is seated on the northwestern 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 kilometres 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.

Tourist Places In And Around Seoni

Seoni tourism offers the largest soil dam of Asia - Bhimgarh Sanjay Sarovar Dam, which lies on the river Wainganga, in a place called 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.

The other attractions in Seoni include the Mahakaleshwar Temple, Shiv Temple and Amodagarh.

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 verbenaceae 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.

Best Time To Visit Seoni

Planning a visit to Seoni during the winter season is advisable.

How To Reach Seoni

The place is well connected by road, train and air.

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How to Reach Seoni

  • By Road
    Seoni is well-connected by road with other major cities and town in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Both private and state run buses are available from the nearby places at regular intervals to Seoni. Taxi service is another viable option to travel to Seoni from other places in Madhya Pradesh.
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  • By Train
    Travellers can avail trains from Nagpur to Seoni. Regular trains can’t be availed to all the major metropolitans from Seoni. The names of some major trains that run all through the Seoni district are the Nagpur Jabalpur Passenger, Nagpur Chindwara Express and the Nagpur Nir Jabalpur passenger. All the aforementioned trains run through cities of Ramakona, Itwari, Howbadh, Umra Nala, Koradih and Kelod.
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  • By Air
    Seoni tourism offers excellent air network to the tourists. The nearby airport to Seoni is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar airport which is an international airport situated in Nagpur. This airport lies at about 154 km from Seoni, and it provides several international as well as domestic flights. Taxis and buses ply to Seoni from Nagpur. Seoni is just a two-hour journey from Nagpur by road.
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