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Bahndra

City : Bahndra
Location : Western India
Language : Marathi, Hindi etc.

Know About Bahndra

Bahndra, the `District of Lakes` is the administrative district in the state of Maharashtra. The place is famous for its rice production. Bhandara town is also known as `Brass City` owing to the presence of a large brass products industry.


Geography

Bhandara is an important district of Maharashtra. The area of the district is 3890 km?. The place is located at 21.17? N 79.65? degree East and has an average elevation of 244 metres.



Economy


The economy of Bhandara is mixed with agriculture, industries and forest resources. Bhandara District is mainly the paddy growing area. Ashok Leyland`s Bhandara Unit houseThere is also a vast teak forest here. The main industries of the district are Rice Mills, Poha Mills, Bidi manufacturing, Saw Mills, Brass manufacturing units, Ceramic Bricks, Engineering workshop etc. Tumsar, a tahsil town, is a famous rice market. The minerals found here are iron, gold,laterite, shale, sandstone.

Ashok Leyland, a Hinduja Group Company, has a production facility at Gadegaon near Bhandara. Sunflag Iron Steel company and Shivmangal Ispat Pvt. Ltd. are other major industrial undertakins in the district.



Flora and Fauna


More than one third of the area of the district lies under jungle that yields gum, medicinal fruit and nuts, edible fruits, lac. honeyand the blossoms of the mahuci tree. The principal crops are rice, wheat, millet, other food-grains, pulse, linseed and sugarcane. The fauna found here are tigers, panthers, deer, wild hogs.


Attraction

The important places of attraction in Bhandara are:

Ambagar Fort
Andhalgaon
Adyar
Bondgaon
Brahmi
Bawanthadi
Chaundeshwar
i Chichgad
Dighori
Gosikhurd Project
Sindhpuri Bodh ViharGaimukh
Gondumri
Koka
Korambhi Devi
Pawni Killa
Pandey Mahal
Rawanwadi
Sangadi Killa
Shivani Bandh
Sindhpuri Bodh Vihar