East Nimar, also known as Khandwa district, is a district located in the southwestern part of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.
East Nimar has a rich and varied history. The area was ruled by various dynasties over the centuries, including the Mauryas, the Guptas, and the Marathas. The district was also a part of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Akbar. In the 18th century, it came under the rule of the Maratha Peshwas. Later, it was annexed by the British in 1818.
During the Indian freedom struggle, East Nimar played an important role. The district was the birthplace of many freedom fighters, including Raja Venkat Raman Singh, who was a leader of the Indian National Congress. The district was also a stronghold of the Non-Cooperation Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920.
East Nimar covers an area of 4,895 square kilometers and is located in the southwestern part of Madhya Pradesh. The district is bordered by the state of Maharashtra to the south and the districts of Khargone to the east, Dewas to the north, and Burhanpur to the west. The Narmada River flows through the district, and the Tapti River forms its southern boundary. The district is characterized by rolling hills, fertile plains, and forests. The climate is tropical, with hot summers and cool winters.
According to the 2011 Census of India, East Nimar has a population of approximately 1.3 million people. The district has a population density of 266 people per square kilometer. The majority of the population is rural, with only 27% living in urban areas. The district is home to people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds, including Hindus, Muslims, and Christians.
East Nimar is an agricultural district, with agriculture being the mainstay of the economy. The district is known for its production of cotton, soybeans, and wheat. Other crops grown in the district include jowar, bajra, maize, and paddy. The district also has a significant dairy industry, with milk production being a major source of income for many farmers. In addition to agriculture, the district has a small industrial sector, with industries such as textiles, cement, and engineering.
East Nimar has a rich cultural heritage. The district is home to several historical and cultural landmarks, including the Omkareshwar Temple, which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The district is also known for its folk music and dance, with the Nimadi folk songs being popular in the region. The district celebrates several festivals throughout the year, including Holi, Diwali, and Dussehra. The local cuisine of East Nimar is known for its use of spices and herbs, with dishes such as dal bafla, poha, and bhutte ka kees being popular in the region.
East Nimar has several tourist attractions that draw visitors from around the country. The Omkareshwar Temple, located on an island in the Narmada River, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the district. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered one of the holiest shrines in India. Other popular tourist destinations in the district include the Mandu Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Maheshwar Fort, which was built in the 16th century by the Holkar dynasty.
|S.No||Tehsil / Taluk Name||District Name||State Name|
|1||Bhagwanpura||East Nimar||Madhya Pradesh|
|2||Burhanpur||East Nimar||Madhya Pradesh|
|3||Harsud||East Nimar||Madhya Pradesh|
|4||Khaknar||East Nimar||Madhya Pradesh|
|5||Khandwa||East Nimar||Madhya Pradesh|
|6||Naya Harsud||East Nimar||Madhya Pradesh|
|7||Nepanagar||East Nimar||Madhya Pradesh|
|8||Pandhana||East Nimar||Madhya Pradesh|