Districts in Madhya Pradesh- Barwani District



Barwani district is one of the districts of Madhya Pradesh state of India. The administrative head quarter of the district is at Barwani. Barwani district has an area of 3665 km² and a population 1,081,039 (2001 census). The district lies in the southwestern corner of Madhya Pradesh.the Narmada River forms its northern boundary. The Satpura Range lies to its south. The district is bordered by Maharashtra state to the south, Gujarat state to the west, Dhar district to the north and Khargone district to the east.Barwani is famous for its Papitas and Bawangaja (a Jain holy place 8 KM from Barwani).

The name Badwani originated from the forests of Bad which had surrounded the city in old times. Wani is the old word for the Garden. and hence city got its name Badwani which means Garden of Bads. Barwani is still pronounced as Badwani but it spells Barwani.District Barwani was formed on 25th May 1998. It was carved out of West-Nimar, Khargone district.

Location info:

Barwani is located at 22.03°N 74.9°E. It has an average elevation of 178 metres (583 feet). The great Narmada River flows through Barwani (just 5 km from city).Barwani is surrounded by the great hills of Satpura and in the raining days it becomes one of the most beautiful places in central India. The city is also called the Paris of Nimar. The Nimar region is split into East and West Nimar. Nimar, in local terms, means “area beyond the Neem Trees”. Barwani lies in West Nimar. The annual rainfall of Barwani is around 15 inches, though since 2006, it has increased a lot .


The temperature of Barwani in April and May goes as high as 48’C, making it the hottest place in India.

History of Barwani

Barwani was formerly the capital of the eponymous princely state. The rulers, whose title was Rana, were Rajputs of the Sesodia clan, descended from the ruling dynasty of Udaipur. Although the state lost most of its territory during the Maratha invasion in the 17th century, it never became tributary to any Maratha chief. Under the British Raj, Barwani was a state of the Bhopawar agency, a division of the Central India Agency. The state lay in the Satpura Range south of the Narmada River. It had an area of 3051 km² (1178 square miles) and a population, in 1901, of 76,136. The inhabitants were predominantly Bhil tribals. The forests were under a British official. After India’s independence in 1947, the Rana of Barwani acceded to India, and Barwani became part of the Nimar District of Madhya Bharat state. Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh on 1 November 1956

Educational Institutions in Barwani:

Law Collegesin Badwani, Madhya Pradeshoffering Legal Education including Civil Law, Criminal Law, Business Law, Forensic Law etc. and courses such as Bachelor of Law (BL), Master of Law (ML) etc:

Government PG College, Badwani

Distance Education / Distance Learning programs and Correspondance courses offered by various Study Centers under Distance Education / Open University Scheme of Indian Universities offering courses such as MA, MSc, MBA, MCA etc:

Government PG College, Badwani


Aadinath Institute of Information Technology & Management, Barwani[4]

Government PG College, Barwani

Government Girls College, Barwani

Barwani Polytechnic College, Barwani

Gov. PG College, Barwani

Pinnacle College of Higher Education, Barwani


K.V.Barwani[central schoool]

Panjataniyah English Medium Higher Secondary School

Harsukh Digamber Jain Higher Secondary School

Gov. Boys Higher Secondary School No.1

Gov. Boys Higher Secondary School No.2

Gov. Girls Higher Secondary School

Saraswati Shishu/vidhya Mandir

Rotery Higher Secondary School

Barwani Public School

St. Mary’s High Secondary School

St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School

Knowledge-Rain High school

Paramount Academy

Puspkunj High School

Rajkumar Khendalwal Memorial HSCH school


Hindi and other regional languages

How to reach Shahdol?

Nearest Railway Station:

Barwani has Western Railway Reservation Counter (Ratlam Mandal) at Ambedker Park on Rajghat Road. The nearest railway station is situated at Indore, which is one of the major commercial railway station of western railway. Another nearer railway station is Khandwa on the Central Railway, which is 180 km from Barwani via State highway No 26. On the Western Railway, Ratlam, Dahod and Meghnagar are closer though not well connected by road.

Nearest Airport:

The nearest airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport Indore, which is 150 KM from Barwani, provides connectivity to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Raipur and Nagpur in India with major airlines operating on these routes.

Road Transport:

Barwani is fairly well connected to other parts of Madhya Pradesh and India with national and state highways. Although no national highway passes through. The city is connected to the Agra-Bombay national highway no.3 by Khandwa-Baroda interstate highway no.26 at the distance of 45 KM at Julwaniya. There are bus services to and from all of the major and minor cities near Barwani, including Indore, Khandwa, Ujjain, Dewas, Dhar, Ratlam, Khargone, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Baroda.

Tourist Attraction of Barwani:

Bada Ganpati temple

Shree Savliya temple

Vaishno devi temple

Hanuman temple at segaon

Kalka mata temple

Mahalaxmi temple

Santoshi Mata and Ram-Krishna Temple

Moti mata temple

Shani and Sai Temple

Satyanarayan Temple

Gayatri Temple

Shri Siddhanath Mahadev Temple

Bawangaja (Chool Giri) is an important Jain pilgrimage centre. It is 6 Kms from district headquarter Barwani. There are 11 temples on the hill and they belong to 15th century. It has world’s tallest statue of Lord Adinathji. Jain saints Kumbhakarna and Indrajeet were said to attain Nirvaan from this place only.

Beejasan is situated on the Agra-Mumbai national highway, 20 Kms from Sendhawa towards Maharashtra. It is famous for the temple of Godess Beejasani (Durga).

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation in Barwani:

Aman Palace

Mahalaxmi Guest House