Bagh, Dhar

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Bagh is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22°22′N 74°46′E / 22.37°N 74.77°E / 22.37; 74.77Coordinates: 22°22′N 74°46′E / 22.37°N 74.77°E / 22.37; 74.77
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Dhar
 • Type Sarpanch
 • Body Gram panchayat
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,415
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 454221
Telephone code 07297
Vehicle registration MP-11
Spoken Languages Hindi, Bhili, Bhilali, Nimadi, English, Khatri

Bagh (Hindi: बाग) is a census town in Dhar district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is known for the Bagh Caves, which are late 4th- to 6th-century Buddhist rock-cut chambers with murals. The name of the town stems from the caves - according to local legend there were living tigers (bagh in several languages of India) in these abandoned Buddhist caves.[1]

The town is also known for a type of block prints on fabric, known as Bagh Prints. This art is practiced by the local khatri community & tribal people.

Bagh print is very old print and is a hand block print with natural color. Commonly in it there are two main colors red & black. Red color is prepared with alum whereas black color is prepared with iron oxide (Corrosion of iron). The printing blocks are prepared by fine carving on wooden logs.

Notable people from Bagh[edit]

A traditional Bagh Print craftsman from Bagh, Madhya Pradesh

Transport Connectivity[edit]

By Air[edit]

Nearest Airport is Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. which is about 150 km. from Bagh It has a temporary helipad in operation.

By Train[edit]

Nearest Railway stations are Dahod 100 km., Indore 150 km., Meghnagar 104 km., Ratlam 150 km, Khandwa 220 km.

By Road[edit]

Bagh is well connected to Indore Madhya Pradesh by road. Daily Bus Services connects Bagh with Indore 150 km, Dahod 100 km., Ratlam 150 km., Vadodara 220, Khandwa 220 km.



  • Government School For Excellence (Higher Secondary)
  • Government Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Government Primary School
  • Mahesh Memorial Public Higher Secondary School (CBSE affiliated)
  • Persistent Public School
  • Sai Parivesh Public School
  • City Convent School
  • Madhur Convent School
  • Jain School
  • Maheshwari School
  • International School
  • Saraswati Shishu vidhya Mandir
  • Saraswati Gyan Mandir

Islamic religion education[edit]


Bagh is located at 22°22′N 74°46′E / 22.37°N 74.77°E / 22.37; 74.77.[4] It has an average elevation of 240 metres (787 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[5] Bagh had a population of 7415. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bagh has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bagh Caves - rock cut Buddhist temples". Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
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  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bagh
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.