Gondia (also spelled Gondiya) is a city and municipality in the Indian state of Maharashtra which serves the administrative headquarters of the eponymous administrative district. It is currently 5th largest city in Vidharbha region.[2] Gondia is also known as Rice City due to the abundance of rice mills in the area.[3]

Gondia is very close to the state of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and is considered the gateway to Maharashtra from central and eastern India. The city has a railway junction and is also notable for its historic airport.

Gondia municipality was established in 1920 At that time Gondia had only 10 wards population up to 20,000 and an area of 7.5 sq km. At present Gondia has 42 wards, as well as population nearing up to 2 lakhs. The urbanization has crossed municipal limits merging into nearby villages like Kudwa, Katangi, Fulchur, Nagra, Karanja, Murri, Pindkepar, and Khamari. The Ministry of Urban Development has recently announced to merge 20 nearby villages into Gondia to give the city status of Municipal corporation. Gondia is also known for its own course for secondary education called IGSE. Now it Connected with NH753

Rice city
Gondia is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Gondia is located in India
Gondia (India)
Gondia is located in Asia
Gondia (Asia)
Coordinates: 21°27′35″N 80°11′42″E / 21.4598°N 80.195°ECoordinates: 21°27′35″N 80°11′42″E / 21.4598°N 80.195°E
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyGondia Municipal Corporation
 • Total50 km2 (20 sq mi)
Area rank1st in Gondia District
300 m (1,000 ft)
 • Total182,821 (Estimated city population)
 • Rank354
 • OfficialMarathi[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91-07182
Vehicle registrationMH-35
Sex ratio991 per 1000 male. /


The region is named after the Gondi people, an Adivasi group in central India. It was at one point ruled by the Mughal Empire.

During British rule in India, the Great Famine of 1876–78 provided an opportunity for the construction of a 150-kilometre-long (93 mi) metre-gauge rail link called the Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway, connecting Nagpur with Rajnandgaon. Gondia railway station was created when this line began operation in December 1888. Bengal Nagpur Railway (BNR) was formed in 1887 to upgrade and extend this line, and in 1902 BNR was contracted to provide a railway line from Gondia to Jabalpur with branches from Nainpur to Mandla as well as Nainpur to Seoni and Chhindwara. With these links and the commerce they brought, Gondia grew and prospered.[4]


The city has a large number of rice mills and some small-scale tobacco industries as well.



Nehruchowk flyover.jpeg
Flyover in Gondia

["Harda-Gondia NH-70 via Nagpur."]

The road distance between Harda to Gondia is 485 km, while the aerial distance from Harda to Gondia is 347 km.

There are no direct flights or trains or buses between Harda to Gondia. The most convenient and fastest way to travel from Harda to Gondia is to take a taxi from Harda to Itarsi then take Samta Express from Itarsi to Gondia. The cheapest way to reach Gondia from Harda is to take Punjab Mail from Harda to Itarsi then take Tamil Nadu Exp from Itarsi to Nagpur then take Howrah Express from Nagpur to Gondia.


Gondia map
Gondia rail routes

Gondia Junction railway station is a junction in Maharashtra, with heavy passenger and goods traffic. It is an A-Grade station.

It lies on the Howrah–Mumbai route. The station has seven platforms, each with potable water, tea stalls, benches and waiting sheds. There is also a fruit stall and a bookstall. The station is equipped with air-conditioned waiting rooms for passengers travelling by upper accommodation classes and a waiting hall for passengers travelling by lower accommodation classes.

The Gondia–Jabalpur Junction (Madhya Pradesh) section of South East Central Railway runs north–south, along the valley of the Wainganga River. The line was formerly narrow gauge (762 mm [2 ft 6 in]) along its entire length, but the section between Gondia and Balaghat was converted to broad gauge in 2005–2006,[5] connecting Balaghat to India's national broad-gauge network. Work is underway to convert the Balaghat–Jabalpur section to broad gauge as well.

Railway milestones for Gondia include:

  • 1888 – Gondia Railway Station was opened to the public.
  • 1901 – Satpura Express began first class service.
  • 1903 – The first portion of Gondia–Nainpur was opened.
  • 1905 – Nainpur–Gondia line was extended to Jabalpur.
  • 1908 – Gondia–Nagbhir–Nagpur line was opened for traffic. Mr. Manson was agent of BNR at that time.
  • 1990-91 – Paniajob–Gondia and Gondia–Bhandara Road sections were electrified.[6]
  • 1999 – Gauge-converted Gondia–Balharshah line opened.
  • 2005 – Gauge-converted Gondia–Balaghat section opened.


Gondia Airport is situated near Kamtha Village, 12 km (7.5 mi) from Gondia. This airstrip was built by the British in 1940, during World War II.[7] Initially run by the Public Works Department, it was taken over by the state-owned Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) from August 1998[8] to December 2005, after which it has been operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The airport's runway has been extended to 2,300 metres (7,500 ft) to accommodate Airbus A-320, Boeing 737 and similar aircraft.[9]


  • M.I.E.T. College (Engineering)
  • D.B. Science College, Gondia
  • N.M.D. College, Gondia
  • Government Medical College, Gondia
  • Government Polytechnic college, gondia
  • Government ITI Gondia
  • Gurunanak school and junior college, Gondia
  • Gujrati national highschool, Gondia
  • Gondia public school,Gondia
  • St. Xavier's High School, Gondia
  • Progressive convent,Gondia
  • M.S. Ayurvedic college ,gondia


  1. ^ "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ "गोंदिया संकेतस्थळ". gondia.nic.in. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  3. ^ "Gondia District Map". www.mapsofindia.com. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  4. ^ "The Roaring Journey" (PDF). secr.indianrailways.gov.in.
  5. ^ Railway Gazette International Supplement December 2007 p7
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  7. ^ "Airstrips in Maharashtra". Maharashtra Public Works Department. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  8. ^ "MIDC airports". Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Akola, Gondia next aviation hot spots". Times of India. 27 November 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
Annakoteshvara Temple

Annakoteshwara Temple, Annakoteswar Temple, or Annakotisvara Siva Temple is located in Latadeipur in Gondia tehsil in Dhenkanal district, Odisha. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva with a stone shivalinga.

Balaghat Junction railway station

Balaghat Railway Station is situated on the Jabalpur-Nainpur-Gondia section of South East Central Railway, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Rail routes through the junction include routes towards Jabalpur, Gondia, Katangi on the Satpura Railway. The "10001 Satpura Express", a narrow-gauge train, was started in 1901 by the British Government and completed 100 years of service in 2001. This train used to hold the unique distinction of operating first class service on narrow-gauge track; it is the world's fastest narrow-gauge train.

The line was formerly narrow gauge (2 ft 6 in (762 mm)) throughout its entire length, but the section between Balaghat–Gondia was converted to broad gauge in 2005–2006, connecting Balaghat to India's national network for the first time. Work is underway to convert the Balaghat–Jabalpur section to broad gauge.

The Jabalpur–Balaghat–Gondia section of the Bengal Nagpur Railway (earlier called BNR and now South) is undergoing conversion. The 78802 katangi gondia demu section now operates Diesel–electric multiple unit (DEMU) train.Its timing of arrival from balaghat at 9:05 AM.The route from Balaghat to Katangi was converted from narrow gauge to broad gauge on 6 May 2010 and the route from Katangi to Tirodi is in its preliminary survey; its distance is about 12 km, with a short route to Nagpur from Balaghat via Tumsar. Balaghat also has a branch line towards Bharveli.

Mines operated by MOIL Limited in the eastern part of the city use the system to transport manganese ore.

Since the station is not on the main line, people have to depend on Gondia railway station.

Balharshah Junction railway station

Balharshah junction railway station is located in Ballarpur city in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.

Bhandara–Gondiya (Lok Sabha constituency)

Bhandara–Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency came into existence in 2008 as a part of the implementation of the Presidential notification on delimitation of parliamentary constituencies, based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002 and Bhandara (Lok Sabha constituency) ceased to exist. Three of its assembly segments are in Bhandara district, while the other three are in Gondia district.Nana patole(Member of parliament) resigned recently (2014-2017).

Bilaspur–Nagpur section

The Bilaspur–Nagpur section is part of the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line and connects Bilaspur in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh and Nagpur in Maharashtra. Part of one of the major trunk lines in the country, it passes through a forested plateau region interspersed with fertile valleys.

Deori, Gondia

See Deori (disambiguation) for disambiguation

Deori is a City and a municipal council in Gondia district in the state of Maharashtra, India (Asia).

It Connected to NH53.

Deori is a taluka central command in the Gondia region of Maharashtra in the western district of India. It lies on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh verge on Kolkata National Highway 53(old NH6) and is in a perfectly situated close to the area's outskirt with Chhattisgarh. Deori is found 80 km. east of Bhandara and 67 km. southeast of Gondia, the locale central station.

The Ancient Dhukeshvari sanctuary is arranged on all edges of Deori town close to Gondia. One of them is close to bus stand. The sanctuary is devoted to goddess Dhukeshvari Devi who is considered as exceptionally devout and supports devotees in need. This sanctuary is overseen by Dhukeshvari Mata Mandir Trusts President Adv. Prashant N. Sangidwar. Maa Dhukeshvari Mata Mandir Trust masterminds fairs on the devout events of Navratra and Chaitra consistently, all thanks to Adv. Sangidwar and other Trustees as well.

Gadchiroli–Chimur (Lok Sabha constituency)

Gadchiroli–Chimur Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency came into existence on 19 February 2008 as a part of the implementation of the Presidential notification on delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted on 12 July 2002. This seat is reserved for Scheduled Tribes. It first held elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was Marotrao Kowase of the Indian National Congress. As of the 2014 elections, it is represented by Ashok Nete of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Gondia (Lok Sabha constituency)

Gondia Lok Sabha constituency was a Lok Sabha (Parliamentary) constituency of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency was in existence during Lok Sabha elections of 1962 for the 3rd Lok Sabha. It was abolished from next 1967 Lok Sabha elections. It was reserved for Scheduled Caste candidate.

Gondia Junction railway station

Gondia Jn railway station serves Gondia in Gondia district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of the important railway stations in India of South East central railways zone railways.

This stations is India's third and first in vidarbha to get mist cooling system.

Gondia district

Gondia district, a.k.a. Gondiya, is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Gondia (a.k.a. Gondiya). The district occupies an area of 5,431 km2 (2,097 sq mi) and has a population of 1,200,707 of which 11.95% were urban (as of 2001). The district is part of Nagpur Division. There are 8 Municipalities in Gondia District. Gondia Airport, a historic airport built by the British is serves the city of Gondia.

Harshad Chopda

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Itiadoh Dam

Itiadoh Dam, is an earthfill and gravity dam on Gadvi river near Arjuni Morgaon, Gondia district in state of Maharashtra in India.

Constructed by: Senior engineer

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Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway

Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway was a 149 miles 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge line owned by the provincial government and operated by the state railways. The line ran from Nagpur via Tumsar - Gondia and Dongargarh to Rajnandgaon. The initial section from Nagpur to Tumsar was opened on 6 July 1880, continuing to Tirora on 21 February 1881, Gondia on 18 May 1881, Amgaon on 25 November 1881 and completed to Rajnandgaon on 16 February 1882.The Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway was transferred to be operated by the Bengal Nagpur Railway in year 1888 and was converted into 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge in the same year itself. The new track from Rajnandgaon to Asansol was later laid since 1888 onwards uner BNR.

Nagpur division

The Nagpur Division is one of six administrative divisions of the state of Maharashtra in India. Nagpur is the easternmost division in the state, with an administrative headquarters in the city of Nagpur. It covers 51,336 km² (19,821 mi²). The Amravati and Nagpur divisions make up the Vidarbha region.

Two airports, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport and Gondia Airport, are located here.

Navegaon National Park

Navegaon National Park is a National park located in the Arjuni Morgaon subdivision of Gondia district in state of Maharashtra, India. The Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Navegaon is home to almost 60% of the bird species found in entire Maharashtra. Every winter, flocks of migratory birds visit the lake. The national park has diverse type of vegetation ranging from dry mixed forest to moist forest. The forest type is 5 A/C3. Southern tropical dry deciduous forest.

Praful Patel

Praful Manoharbhai Patel (born 17 February 1957 in Kolkata, India) is an Indian politician and businessman. His father, Manoharbhai Patel, was an Indian National Congress leader who was elected to represent Gondia district in Maharashtra. Patel graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Bombay and married Varsha Patel, a Gujarati businessman's daughter. His political career began in 1991 and he was appointed the Civil Aviation Minister in 2004. His family runs the CeeJay group, a large tobacco conglomerate in India.

He has been the president of India's association football governing body the All India Football Federation (AIFF) since 2012. He became the Asian Football Confederation’s vice president of the SAFF region at the AFC Congress held in Bahrain in 2015. In December 2016 he was appointed as the Senior Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation. In 2017, Praful Patel became a member of a FIFA Finance Committee for a term of four years.

Raigarh Gondia Jan Shatabdi Express

The 12069 / 70 Raigarh Gondia Jan Shatabdi Express is a Superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways - South East Central Railway zone that runs between Raigarh and Gondia Junction in India.

It operates as train number 12069 from Raigarh to Gondia Junction and as train number 12170 in the reverse direction serving the states of Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh.

Tiroda Thermal Power Station

Tiroda Thermal Power Station is a coal-based thermal power plant located at Tirora in Gondia district, Maharashtra. The power plant is operated by the Adani Power.


Tirora (also spelled as Tiroda) is a City and a municipal council in Gondia district of Maharashtra, India.

Climate data for Gondia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
Average low °C (°F) 13.3
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18.0
Source: Government of Maharashtra
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