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Situated amid rolling hills and forests, Gondia is considered the gateway to Maharashtra from central and eastern India. Referred to as the Rice City due to the abundance of rice mills in the area, Gondia was once ruled by Gond kings, giving the place its name.

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Itiadoh Dam
Built on the Garvi River, this dam provides a stunning view of the beautiful surrounds. It is the primary source of water for paddy cultivation in the districts of Gondia, Bhandara and Gadchiroli. You can visit the Tibetan carpet-weaving centre nearby.
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Suryadeo And Mando Devi Temples
These two temples are located 25km from Gondia in Goregaon. The Suryadeo Temple is dedicated to the Sun God, and is situated on a hillock to capture the first rays of the sun, while worshippers throng the Mando Devi Temple during Navratri.
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Nagra
This village, located 5km from Gondia, is home to a 15th-century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is a stunning piece of architecture designed in the Hemadpanthi technique identified by its use of the black stone widely available in the area.
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Explore Caves
The naturally-formed Kachargadh Caves, located in Salekasa, date back around twenty five thousand years. Archaeologists have discovered stone weapons here that are believed to have been used by inhabitants of an ancient time. Located amid dense forests, it makes for a history-laden trek.
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Plan An Excursion
The stunning Hazara Falls are in Salekasa, located about 50km from Gondia. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, the cascading water makes for a picturesque sight. Spread out the contents of your picnic hamper and make the most of a quiet morning.
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Go On Safari
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is often referred to as the Green Oasis of Vidharba. Tigers, leopards, dholes, jungle cats, sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wolves and herbivores like gaur and sambar have made this sanctuary their home, and you will also find an astonishing variety of butterflies here
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