Wardha holds a prolific place in history of being the land that was ruled by several great kingdoms consisting of the Chalukyas, the Mauryas, the Rajputs and the Satavahanas.
Wardha was first under the captivation of the Bahamani Kingdom back in 1351. It later came under the Imad Shahi Rulers in 1518 when the Bahamani dynasty disintegrated. Post the invasion of the Mughal Dynasties, the region of Wardha finally came under the British Rule.
Wardha played an extremely significant role in India’s Freedom chapter by serving as the site of Gandhiji’s ashram.
Founded in 1866, the district of Wardha is located in the state of Maharashtra. The city within the district, that shares the same name, got its name from the Wardha River that flows through the place. The place is sprawled over a massive area of 6310 km.
Wardha presently serves as a prominent cotton trade centre and was historically significant in the Gandhian Era.
Tourist places in and around Wardha
Wardha is famous for its numerous temples like the Gitai Mandir, the Laxmi Narayan Mandir, the Mahakali Mandir and the Kelzer Temple.
The Vishwa Shanti Stupa, the Paramdham Ashram, the Gandhiji Ashram Bapu Kuti – based in the historic Paunar Village - and the Magan Sangrahalaya Museum are other attractions that make Wardha such a hot spot amongst tourists.
The weather at Wardha is optimal at almost all times. The summers can get a little hot to handle, however the mild winters with the cool breezes make up for it.
Best time to visit Wardha
The winter and the post monsoon season is the perfect time to visit this place.
How to reach Wardha
The Dr. Bababsaheb Ambedkar International Airport at Nagpur is the best way to reach Wardha if you plan to fly by air. By rail as well, Wardha is well connected to other towns and cities. There are numerous bus and other road transport options available too, should you decide to travel by road.