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Lateri is located in Madhya Pradesh
Lateri is located in India
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24°3′26″N 77°24′38″E / 24.05722°N 77.41056°E / 24.05722; 77.41056Coordinates: 24°3′26″N 77°24′38″E / 24.05722°N 77.41056°E / 24.05722; 77.41056
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Vidisha
 • Member of the Legislative Assembly Gowardhan Upadhyay
 • Chairperson of Municipal Corporation Meera Devi Saxena
Population (2011)
 • Total 30,000
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 464114
Telephone code 91-7590
Vehicle registration MP-40

Lateri (Hindi: लटेरी) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Vidisha district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.


As of 2011 India census,[1] Lateri had a population of 30000. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Lateri has an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 59%, and female literacy is 39%. In Lateri, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.


This small town was once surrounded by dense forest of Mahavan.


Town's main areas are

  • Jai Stambh Chowk
  • Sironj chouraha
  • Cloth market
  • New Bus stand
  • Hospital road
  • Ram Leela maidan
  • Mela ground
  • Pooran colony
  • Helipad
  • Shri Ji Puram
  • Old city that includes Badai Pura, Joshi Pura, kushwaha Mohalla, Panda Pura, Lalaji Pura.
  • Madagan (5 km away surrounded by forests is a sacred Hindu worship place which has natural water resources, a fair is held here on every Makar Sankranti.)


Laxmikant Sharma was chosen three times consecutively as BJP M.L.A. from Sironj-Lateri constituency but he lost to Gowardhan Upadhyay an INC candidate in assembly elections of 2013.

To reach Lateri[edit]

It is much easier to reach Lateri from Bhopal than from Vidisha, on account of better roads and more frequent buses plying between Bhopal and Lateri than Vidisha and Lateri. It takes about 3 or 4 hours by a public transport bus to reach Lateri from Bhopal. These buses are available at Putli Ghar bus stand(earlier Berasia bus stand), Bhopal. The nearest railway station is Ganj Basoda, 75 kilometres east of Lateri, which lies on the main Mumbai-Delhi, Delhi-Chennai railway route. For a person coming from Delhi, the best train to take is Hazrat Nizamuddin- Habibganj Bhopal Express which leaves Delhi at 9 O’clock in night and reaches Ganj Basoda at 6 in the morning. Thereafter, one has to take a bus from here to Lateri, which is about 2 hour drive,or one can arrange taxi very easily from here.


  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.