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Sohagpur is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22°42′N 78°12′E / 22.7°N 78.2°E / 22.7; 78.2Coordinates: 22°42′N 78°12′E / 22.7°N 78.2°E / 22.7; 78.2
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Hoshangabad
 • Type Democratic
 • Body mla,mayor of town
Elevation 323 m (1,060 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 23,852
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Sohagpur (सोहागपुर) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Hoshangabad district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is also known for capital of Gondvana Princely state ruled under Nawab Kavi Us Jafar Alvi in British India. (...)The town gets its name from Suhagpur-Sobhagyapur-Shonitpur. In Dwaparyuga, it was the capital of kingdom reigned by Banasura, the demon king who was a devotee of Shiva. He dueled with Lord Krishna and was killed and got moksha. Every year, the famous Mahashivratri mela is organized here with great pomp and show. Sohagpur, though being a small town, has many beautiful places to visit...


Sohagpur is located at 22°42′N 78°12′E / 22.7°N 78.2°E / 22.7; 78.2.[1] It has an average elevation of 323 metres (1059 feet). The area is generally flat terrain and full of natural sites like Marhai(मढ़ई). Palakmati is the local river here.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Sohagpur had a population of 229,734. The majority of the population lives rurally (107,395) whereas only 122,339 live in urban areas. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%.


  • Vivekanand Public Higher Sec. School
  • St. Patrick's Higher Secondary School
  • Govt Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Govt S.J.L. Higher Secondary School
  • Saraswati Higher Secondary School
  • Gyan Sagar School
  • Friends Higher Secondary School
  • Shri Guru Kripa Gyanarjen Vidhya Mandir

How to Reach[edit]

Sohagpur is well connected by rail route as well as roadways. It has a station about 50 km from Itarsi Junction. Many trains stop here. To reach by bus or taxi, you need to travel on state highway 22. This lies at distance of 50 km from Hoshangabad and 125 km from Bhopal. If you are traveling by air then, Bhopal is the nearest airport.

Places to Visit Nearby[edit]

The places of interest near Sohagpur are Madai, a wildlife sanctuary, which is about 20 km and Pachmarhi, a well known hill station, which is about 72 km,there are many hotels in pachmarhi which runs by private and government tourism hotels and 2 private resort/cottages are situated away from hooch pouch market area. . Anhonee a warm water estuary, some 50 km away. There are 6 or 7 private hotels in madai.

Madai also have a small hallypad for the charter-plane. Here can be reach by take a private charter from bhopal.