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Nandurbar is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 21°22′N 74°15′E / 21.37°N 74.25°E / 21.37; 74.25Coordinates: 21°22′N 74°15′E / 21.37°N 74.25°E / 21.37; 74.25
Country India
Named forNanda Raja
 • Total11.45 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
210 m (690 ft)
 • Total111,000
 • Density9,700/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialMarathi
 • SpokenMarathi, Bhili,Gujar and various dialects of Khandeshi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
425 412
Vehicle registrationMH 39
Telephone Code+91(2564)

Nandurbar pronunciation  is a city and a municipal council in Nandurbar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Nandurbar municipal corporation is the first municipal corporation.[1] Nandurbar is an administrative district in the northwest corner of (Khandesh region) of Maharashtra.[2] On 1 July 1998 Dhule was bifurcated as two separate districts now known as Dhule and Nandurbar. The district headquarters is located at Nandurbar city. The district occupies an area of 5034 km2 and has a population of 1,311,709 of which 15.45% is urban (as of 2001). Nandurbar district is bounded to the south and south-east by Dhule district, to the west and north is the state of Gujarat, to the north and north-east is the state of Madhya Pradesh. The northern boundary of the district is defined by the great Narmada river. It came into limelight during February 2006 bird flu crisis which struck many of its poultry farms. Thousand of chickens from the farms had to be killed and buried in nearby grounds to stop the virus spreading.


The district was part of the Khandesh district with Dhule and Jalgaon till July 1998. According to some, khandesh means the country of Lord Krishna. The ancient name of this region is Rasika, when Nandurbar was also called Nandanagri after the name of its king Nandaraja.[3]

The district is also rich with mythological accounts of the Ramayana, where the region is referred to as ‘Krushik’.

The region is linked to various rulers of the time including Chalukyas, Vartakas and Yadavas.

Prior to Mughal era, Khandesh formed the southern boundary of the Tughlaq Empire.

Due to its strategic location at the ends of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, Nandurbar kept shifting into different power regimes. After the Mughal Empire's decline, the Marathas took control of Khandesh and subsequently on 3 June 1818 the Maratha Peshwa surrendered Khandesh to the British rule.

Nandurbar had its own share in the Indian struggle for independence. It was here that during the Quit India Movement of 1942 Shirish Kumar, a mere boy of 15 years, lost his life by a gun shot. A small memorial has been erected in memory of Shirish Kumar in the square where he shed his blood.


Nandurbar is located at 21°22′N 74°15′E / 21.37°N 74.25°E / 21.37; 74.25. It has an average elevation of 210 metres (688 feet). It has mainly a hilly region and has 'Toranmal' hill station which is 75 km from the Nandurbar district. It is the 2nd hill station after Matheran in Maharashtra. Tapi river is located at 12 km from city. Narmada river forms the district's boundary on the northern and north-eastern is well known tribal area. hence called tribal district.[citation needed]


Nandurbar is served by a station on the Indian Railways network. Also State transport buses are available. Nandurbar is connected to Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat by Indian state highways.


As of 2011 India census,[4] Nandurbar had a population of 1,11,037. Nandurbar has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 65%. In Nandurbar, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourist attractions[edit]

View Points[edit]

  • Yashawant Lake
  • Aawashabari Point
  • Sunset Point
  • Coffee Garden
  • Check Dam
  • Khadki point
  • Tornadevi temple
  • Macchindranath cave
  • Gorakshanath Temple
  • Nagarjun temple
  • Nagarjun Point
  • Sat Payari View Point
  • Lotus Lake
  • Forest Park & Medicinal Plant Garden
  • Sita Khai
  • Dantlochan shiv mandir, Brahmanpuri
  • susri dam, Chandsailli
  • pach pandav cave, lonkheda
  • Akrani Mahal Fort
  • Asthamba
  • Bardharya Waterfall
  • Umti waterfall
  • Alaldari waterfall
  • Dahel waterfall

Saribar waterfall

  • Kedareshwar temple
  • Tirthkar Jain leni caves
  • Sarangkheda is famous for its festival and large horse market and Datt temple
  • Kochra Mata Mandir, near Shahada
  • Unapdev
  • Statue of motivational power[Lonkheda]
  • The famous religious temple is khodai mata mandir (part of pawagadh, Gujarat mataji)
  • Wagheshwari mata mandir
  • Sankashta mata temple
  • Balaji Mandir, in Nandurbar
  • Motha Maruti Ram Mandir
  • Dandapaneshwar Park
  • Ganpati mandir
  • Shani temple [Shanimandal]
  • Kathoba devasthan
  • Walheri waterfall
  • Hutatma Garden
  • Manik Chowk
  • Virchak Dam
  • Bargal gadhi [Taloda]
  • Heramb ganesh temple [Jaynagar]
  • Abul Gazi chisti R.A Dargah

C.B. Water Park and Garden

    • Bhatesing bhaiya park
  • Sayyed Imam Badshash chisti R. A Dargah Nandurbar
  • Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj natya mandir

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "२४ रोजी नगराध्यक्ष निवड" [24 Roji Nagaradhyaksh Nivad]. Lokmat (in Marathi). Nandurbar. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  2. ^ "सातपुड्याच्या कुशीतलं आदिवासींच्या भुमीतलं- नंदुरबार" [Saatpudyachya Kushitla Aadivasanichya Bhumitla- Nandurbar]. (in Marathi). Nandurbar. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 11 July 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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