From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pendra Road
Gaurella is located in Chhattisgarh
Gaurella is located in India
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Coordinates: 22°46′N 81°52′E / 22.767°N 81.867°E / 22.767; 81.867Coordinates: 22°46′N 81°52′E / 22.767°N 81.867°E / 22.767; 81.867
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Bilaspur
 • Type nagar panchayat
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,173
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 495117
Telephone code 07751
Vehicle registration CG 10

Gaurella, also known as Pendra road, is a town and nagar panchayat in Bilaspur district in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.

Gaurella is the location of the Pendra Road railway station on Bilaspur - Katni rail route of South East Central Railway, and is the highest point on the s.e.c. railway. Height from sea level is 618.4 mtrs. The station is the nearest to Amarkantak, and Jwaleshwar Mahadev temple. To visit amarkantak alight Pendra road rly station.

The town is a destination for holy Tirth Amarkantak, and is a growing tourist centre in the region.[citation needed]


Gaurella's monsoon season takes place in July, August, and September. However, the town experiences rain throughout the year, with February being the only month that is normally dry.


As of the 2001 Indian census,[1] Gaurella had a population of 15,173. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. The average literacy rate in the town was 72%, substantially higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy was 79%, and female literacy 64%.


  1. ^ "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.