Nandurbar About this soundpronunciation  is a city and a municipal council in Nandurbar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Nandurbar municipal corporation is the first municipal corporation.[1] Nandurbar is an administrative district in the northwest corner of (Khandesh region) of Maharashtra.[2] On 1 July 1998 Dhule was bifurcated as two separate districts now known as Dhule and Nandurbar. The district headquarters is located at Nandurbar city. The district occupies an area of 5034 km2 and has a population of 1,311,709 of which 15.45% is urban (as of 2001). Nandurbar district is bounded to the south and south-east by Dhule district, to the west and north is the state of Gujarat, to the north and north-east is the state of Madhya Pradesh. The northern boundary of the district is defined by the great Narmada river. It came into limelight during February 2006 bird flu crisis which struck many of its poultry farms. Thousand of chickens from the farms had to be killed and buried in nearby grounds to stop the virus spreading.

Nandurbar
City
Nandurbar is located in Maharashtra
Nandurbar
Nandurbar
Location in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 21°22′N 74°15′E / 21.37°N 74.25°E / 21.37; 74.25Coordinates: 21°22′N 74°15′E / 21.37°N 74.25°E / 21.37; 74.25
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictNandurbar
Named forNandu Raja
Area
 • Total11.45 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Elevation
210 m (690 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total111,000
 • Density9,700/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nandurbarkar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
425 412
Vehicle registrationMH 39
Websitewww.nandurbar.nic.in

HistoryEdit

The district was part of the Khandesh district with Dhule and Jalgaon till July 1998. According to some, khandesh means the country of Lord Krishna. The ancient name of this region is Rasika, when Nandurbar was also called Nandanagri after the name of its king Nandaraja.[3]

The district is also rich with mythological accounts of the Ramayana, where the region is referred to as ‘Krushik’.

The region is linked to various rulers of the time including Chalukyas, Vartakas and Yadavas.

Prior to Mughal era, Khandesh formed the southern boundary of the Tughlaq Empire.

Due to its strategic location at the ends of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, Nandurbar kept shifting into different power regimes. After the Mughal Empire's decline, the Marathas took control of Khandesh and subsequently on 3 June 1818 the Maratha Peshwa surrendered Khandesh to the British rule.

Nandurbar had its own share in the Indian struggle for independence. It was here that during the Quit India Movement of 1942 Shirish Kumar, a mere boy of 15 years, lost his life by a gun shot. A small memorial has been erected in memory of Shirish Kumar in the square where he shed his blood.

GeographyEdit

Nandurbar is located at 21°22′N 74°15′E / 21.37°N 74.25°E / 21.37; 74.25. It has an average elevation of 210 metres (688 feet). It has mainly hilly region and have 'Toranmal' which is 2nd hill station[citation needed] after Matheran in Maharashtra. Tapi river is located at 12 km from city. Narmada river forms the district's boundary on the northern and north-eastern side.it is well known tribal area. hence called tribal district.[citation needed]

TransportEdit

Nandurbar is served by a station on the Indian Railways network. Also State transport buses are available.Nandurbar is connected to Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat by Indian state highways.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 India census,[4] Nandurbar had a population of 1,11,037. Nandurbar has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 65%. In Nandurbar, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourist AttractionsEdit

View PointsEdit

  • Yashawant Lake
  • Aawashabari Point
  • Sunset Point
  • Coffee Garden
  • Check Dam
  • Gorakshanath Temple
  • Nagarjun Point
  • Sat Payari(Seven Steps)View Point
  • Lotus Lake
  • Forest Park & Medicinal Plant Garden
  • Sita Khai
  • Sarangkheda is famous for its festival and large horse market.
  • Kochra Mata Mandir, near Shahada
  • Balaji Mandir, in Nandurbar
  • The famous religious temple is khodaika mata mandir (part of pawagadh, Gujarat mataji)
  • Dandapaneshwar Park
  • Hutatma Garden

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "२४ रोजी नगराध्यक्ष निवड" [24 Roji Nagaradhyaksh Nivad]. Lokmat (in Marathi). Nandurbar. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  2. ^ "सातपुड्याच्या कुशीतलं आदिवासींच्या भुमीतलं- नंदुरबार" [Saatpudyachya Kushitla Aadivasanichya Bhumitla- Nandurbar]. www.thinkmaharashtra.com (in Marathi). Nandurbar. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/docs/default-source/district-draft-toursim-plans/nandurbar.pdf?sfvrsn=2
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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