Harrai is the largest block (sub. district) in terms of area in Chhindwara district. It is located at 22°37′N79°13′E / 22.62°N 79.22°E / 22.62; 79.22. It has an average elevation of 588 metres (1929 feet). It is 82 km from Chhindwara District headquarters and 46 km from Narsinghpur District. Shakkar River is covering the largest part and goes till meet Narmada River near Pipariya. Harrai is surrounded by dense forest with largely Teak (Sagon), Mahua, and local jadi buties.
As of 2001[update] India census, Harrai had a population of 9438. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Harrai has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 52%. In Harrai, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.