Harda is a district located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is situated on the banks of the river Narmada and is surrounded by hills and forests. The district headquarters is located in the town of Harda. This district is a combination of several historical places and is known for its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and traditional art forms.
Harda has a rich and diverse history. It was a part of the ancient kingdom of Avanti, which was ruled by the Haihaya dynasty. Later, it was conquered by the Mauryan Empire and the Gupta Empire. In the medieval period, it was ruled by the Rajputs, the Mughals, and the Marathas. During the British rule, it was a part of the Central Provinces and Berar.
Harda is located in the central part of India, and it covers an area of 2,740 square kilometers. It is bounded by the Narmada river on the south and the Satpura Range on the north. The district is divided into two regions, namely the Vindhyan Plateau and the Satpura Range. The Vindhyan Plateau is a flat land, while the Satpura Range is a hilly region. The district is also home to several rivers, including the Narmada, Tawa, and Kolar.
According to the 2011 census, the population of Harda district was 570,465, with a population density of 208 people per square kilometer. The district has a literacy rate of 66.2%, which is lower than the national average of 74%. The majority of the population is Hindu, followed by Muslims, Christians, and Buddhists. The district also has a significant tribal population, with the Bhil and Gond tribes being the largest.
The economy of Harda district is primarily agrarian, with agriculture being the main source of livelihood for the majority of the population. The district is known for its production of soybean, wheat, and maize. It also has a significant dairy industry, with milk being the main agricultural product. The district is also home to several small-scale industries, including textiles, handicrafts, and furniture.
Harda has a rich and diverse culture, with a mix of Hindu, Muslim, and tribal traditions. The district is known for its traditional art forms, including folk music, dance, and theater. The most famous folk dance of the region is the Gaur dance, which is performed during the festival of Holi. The district is also home to several festivals, including Diwali, Holi, and Eid.
Harda is a popular tourist destination, known for its natural beauty, historical places, and cultural heritage. Some of the popular tourist attractions in the district include:
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