Surrounded by the mighty, greenery-clad Satpura Mountains, and with the Narmada River, regally making its way near the city, Barwani is nestled in the very lap of nature. As you make your way through its quaint avenues and rustic locales, the serene atmosphere is enriched with the soulful rhythm of religious chants and hymns. Situated in the Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh, its name Barwani is derived from the two words ‘Bad’ and ‘Wani’, which together signify ‘A Garden of Banyans’. This scenic city is indeed a spiritual garden. Often known as the ‘Paris of Nimar’ and Siddha Nagar, Barwani was a princely state ruled by the Rana dynasty, until independence.
A pilgrim’s delight, Barwani is home to a number of sacred sites. The Bawangaja, popularly known as Chool Giri, is one of the holiest shrines in Jainism. Situated on a hilltop, about 6 km from the city center, it is home to around 11 temples, built during the 15th century, along with a colossal sculpture of Lord Adinathji. Devotees may also worship at other popular shrines, such as the Goddess Beejasani Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Santoshi Mata Temple, and so on.
Retrace the regal past of Barwani with a visit to the majestic, hilltop fort known as Bhawar Garh. If you want to get a glimpse of the stunning natural beauty of the region, head to the stunning Bandhan Waterfall located within the Satpura ranges.
A popular tourist destination and shrine, Barwani boasts an efficient transport system. Local buses are available at economical fares, but auto-rickshaws and taxis are also commonly used means of transport. Although slightly expensive in comparision, hire a private car if you want to get around in comfort.
On a daily basis there are approximately 39 flights that operate at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport.IndiGo and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
By road Barwani is surrounded by Dhar, Shirpur-Warwade, Khargone which are 45.12 km, 47.77 km, 48.5 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.