Harrai is sub-district (Tahsil) 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 2011[update] India census, Harrai had a population of 135,188. Males constitute 49.87% of the population and females 50.13%. Harrai has an average literacy rate of 48%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 57.89%, and female literacy is 42.10%. In Harrai, 15.60% of the population is under 6 years of age.