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About the Hoshangabad district

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Brief About Hoshangabad District
The district takes its own name from the head quarters town Hoshangabad which was founded by "SULTAN HUSHANG SHAH GORI", the second king of Mandu (Malwa) in ealry 15th century.

LOCATION
Hoshangabad district lies in the central Narmada Valley and on the northern fringe of the Satpura Plateau. It lies between the parallels of 22 degree 15 minute and 22 degree 44 minute east. In shape, it is an irregular strip elongated along the southern banks of Narmda river. Its greatest length from south-east to north-east is 160 kms.

BOUNDARIES
Northern boundary of the district is river Narmada. Across this the district of Raisen and Sehore lies. The district of Betul lies in the south, where as the Harda district faces with the western and south-western boundaries and Narsingpur and Chhindwara districts, close to the north-eastern and south-eastern sides of the district respectively

CLIMATE
The climate of Hoshangabad district is normal. All the seasons come in the district. An average height from the sea level is 331 mts.and avearge rain fall is 134 cms. The average maximum and minimum temperatures are 32 deg.C and 19 deg.C respectively. Overall, the climate of the district is neither more hot nor more cool except the winter season of the Pachmarhi.

APPROACH ROAD/ RAIL
Hoshangabad is freely connected by road and rail from the state capital, Bhopal and it is about 70 kms. away from it. It is connected by rail with all major cities of the state. One of its tehsil namely Itarsi is linked with all major cities of the country due to main railway junction of the central railway, which is 18 kms. far away from the district head-quarter. From Itarsi, you can also move to Pachmarhi by road, which is one of the most popular tourist spot of the district.

Hoshangabad is a religious place due to holi river Narmada. Thousands of pilgrims visit to this place for sacred bath on the occasion of Makrasankranti, Mahasivaratri & all Amavasyas. A Sethani ghat is the most popular ghat for sacred bath. A crowed mela is likely to be organized in the winter season.

Also the Narmada Jayanti is celebrated in the winter season and inaugurated by the Chief Minister or Minister of the state. Thousand of pilgrims attend the Narmada Jayanti. Every year, a mela held in town on the samadhi of Ramji Baba with an exhibition and it continues for a month. A lot of crowd come from the whole district alongwith an adjacent districts.

Hoshangabad town is mostly inhibited by middle class family with a mixed economy. Due to this, villagers from near-by villages came to Hoshangabad with their essential commodities like food-grains, rice, pulses, vegetables, domestic products for sale on every Sunday

Pachmarhi is a hill stationis in the Satpura range of hills. It is situated in Pipariya tehsil. It is on the way of Piparia-Matkuli- Pachamrhi road, at a distance of 123 kms. from district head-quarter. It is connected with rail upto Piparia railway station en-route of Hawrah-Mumbai rail route. Pachamrhi is at a distance of about 52 km. from Piparia railway station and 211 km. from state capital Bhopal. It is also known as "Queen of Satpura" . By popular belief the name Pachmarhi is a derivation of 'Panch-Marhi' or the five caves of the Pandava brothers. During the British regime, Pachmarhi was the summer capital of the Central Provinces

Climate: The altitude of this station is about 1067 metres from the sea level and the average rainfall is about 200 cms. The maximum and minimum temperature here during the months of May and June is 39 degree centigrade and 19 degree centigrade respectively. The average temperature is thus about 10 degree less than that of the Hoshangabad valley. The atmosphere is always very clear and fresh, free from the mist or fog during the rains.

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