Vast greenery, rolling hills and gushing rivers make the district of Betul in Madhya Pradesh a treat for the eyes. Located at an elevation of over 2,000 feet above sea level, this region is rich in forests and biodiversity, making its climate pleasant throughout the year
Unlike the other parts of the state, Betul, which lies in the plains of the Satpura range, is a pleasant, peaceful getaway from dusty city life.Although little is known or documented about the ancient history of Betul, it is well known that the region’s most influential rulers were the Marathas in the 19th century, who left their indelible marks in the forms of temples and places of worship. A number of Hindu and Jain temples are scattered around the area, many of which date back to centuries ago, appealing to both the religious and those interested in history and archaeology. If you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing getaway in the heart of the country, Betul is the place to go.Built on a hilltop, Muktagiri is known for the Jain temple it houses and the beautiful views of the scenic surroundings you get from nearby. It is an especially sacred place of worship for Jains who come here from across the country to seek blessings.Perhaps the best-known temple in Betul is the striking Balajipuram Temple located about eight kilometers from the city center. Sprawling across 15 acres, the temple is a tall structure and modern in architecture, having been built in 2001. It hosts a fair every year during the festival of Basant Panchami, which sees hordes of people far and wide. Kukrukhamla, Sona Ghati, Maltai and the Shapna Water Reservoir are a few places offering stunning views and natural beauty, which greatly appeal to tourists.Betul is also known for the myriad fairs and festivals it hosts through the year, the largest and most notable one being Kavi Diwas, founded in the city in 2012.Shared jeeps and shared auto-rickshaws are common and convenient modes of transport in Betul. Local and private buses also operate fairly regularly all across the region. If you’d like to go sightseeing at your own convenience, taxis on hire are available at local rentals for the same.Avoid stepping out post dark. Women should avoid traveling alone within Betul at all times.Dress conservatively at religious places
Betul is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Nagpur at a distance of 149kms.
There is no regular trains to Betul from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Harda which is located at a distance of 94kms.
Railway Station(s): Harda