Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

The District Chhatarpur was known after the name of the great warrior of the region Maharaja Chhatrasa. This District was previously under the then Vindhya Pradesh. However at the time of formation of the Madhya Pradesh, it was included in Madhya Pradesh on 1st November 1956.

Geography of Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

The District is situated at North East border of Madhya Pradesh. This District is spread over an Area of 8687 Square Kms. with longitudes and latitudes of 24.06 & 25.20 on North 78.59 - 80.26 on East respectively. The District is touched by Mohoba District (Uttar Pradesh) in the East, Tikamgarh (M.P.) in West and Sagar (M.P.) in South East.

The District is situated at North East border of Madhya Pradesh. This District is spread over an Area of 8687 Square Kms. with longitudes and latitudes of 24.06 & 25.20 on North 78.59 - 80.26 on East respectively. The District is touched by Mohoba District (Uttar Pradesh) in the East, Tikamgarh (M.P.) in West and Sagar (M.P.) in South East.

Chhatarpur

The district as a whole lies in the Yamuna sub basin of the Ganga basin and traversed by the left bank tributaries of the ken & the right bank tributaries of the Dhasen. The catchment area of Ken Dhasen rivers falling in the district are 6033.15 Sq.km and (69.99%) and 2594.25 Sq. km (30.10%) respectively.

Forest -
Total Forest Area: 180800 Sq. Kms

Administrative Set Up -

For Administrative convenience, Chhatarpur District has been divided into 11 Tehsils (Chhatarpur, Nowgaon, Rajnagar, Bijawar, LovKushnagar, Gaurihar, Badamalhara, Buxwaha, Maharajpur, Chandala, Ghuwara),15 Urban Bodies (2 Nagar Palika, 13 Nagar Panchayat), 8 Development Blocks and 558 Gram Panchayats. Total villages in the district are 1,192 of which 116 are deserted. There are 6 Assembly Constituencies and part of 3 Lok-Sabha Constituencies.

Chhatarpur can be reached by road only. The nearest railway stations are at Khajuraho (45 km), Harpalpur (55 km) Jhansi (125 km), Mauranipur (65 km) and Satna (140 km).The railway line work to chattarpur is in progress and the trial run of Engine was carried on 16/1/2014 .It is expected that the train service will start w.e.f. Nov 2014.The new train Bhopal Chattarpur intercity may be introduced along with a passenger train.

Culture of Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Bundeli (Devanagari: बुन्देली or बुंदेली; Urdu: زبان بندیلی),a Western Hindi language (often considered a dialect of Hindi) is the main language spoken in the district along with Hindi. Vernaculars include Bharia, a Dravidian language spoken by at least 200 000 members of the Bharia tribe and written in the Devanagari script.

Cuisine of Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Places of interest in Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh (Please click on the name to view the detail information)

Dhubela, A Museum 15 KM from Chhatarpur


Jatashankar, A holy place Near Bijawar


Bhimkund, A beautiful place for Natural water tank. Near to Bajna.


Raneh Fall, A water fall Near to Khajuraho


Hanuman Tauria, A Hanuman tample


Bambar Baini, Ancient temple of maa Durga on a hill in Lavkushnagar


Panna National Park, near Panna district


Pandav Falls, close to Khajuraho, Pandavas said to have sought shelter here during exile


Hanuman Mandir, Famous temple of Hanuman on a hill in Lavkushnagar

 

Events in Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

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