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This article is about the municipality in Madhya Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Barwani District.
Nickname(s): shubham sharma

Coordinates: 22°02′N 74°54′E / 22.03°N 74.9°E / 22.03; 74.9Coordinates: 22°02′N 74°54′E / 22.03°N 74.9°E / 22.03; 74.9

Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Barwani
Elevation 178 m (584 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 43,222
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 451551
Telephone code 91-7290
Vehicle registration MP 46

Barwani is a city and a municipality in Barwani District in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The city is situated near the left bank of the Narmada River, and is the administrative headquarters of Barwani District. It has served as the capital of the former princely state of Barwani. It can be reached by road only. Nearest airport and railway station are located at Indore 150 KM from Barwani. Bawangaja, a Jain pilgrimage place, is 8 km from Barwani.

Origin of name

The name Badwani originated from the forests of BAD which had surrounded the city in old times. WANI is the old word for the Garden. Hence city got its name BADWANI which means Garden of Bads. Barwani is still pronounced as Badwani but it spells Barwani.


Barwani is located at 22°02′N 74°54′E / 22.03°N 74.9°E / 22.03; 74.9.[1] It has an average elevation of 178 metres (583 feet). The great Narmada River flows through Barwani (just 5 km from city). The temperature of Barwani in April and May goes as high as 48'C, making it the hottest place in India.

Barwani is surrounded by the great hills of Satpura and in the raining days it becomes one of the most beautiful places in central India. The city is also called the Paris of Nimar. Nimar region is split into East Nimar and West Nimar. Nimar, in local terms, means "area beyond thetdhgn Neem Trees". Barwani lies in West Nimar. The annual rainfall of Barwani is around 15 inches, though since 2006, it has increased a lot. Barwani is famous for its Papitas and Bawangaja (a Jain holy place 8 KM from Barwani).

Transportation infrastructure

Barwani has good connectivity via roads.


Barwani has no direct railway connectivity. The Western Railway (Ratlam Mandal) has a reservation counter in Barwani (Ambedker Park on Rajghat Road). The nearest railway station is situated at Indore. Another nearer railway station is Khandwa on the Central Railway, which is 180 km from Barwani via State highway No 26.


Barwani is well connected to other parts of Madhya Pradesh and India with national and state highways. The city is connected to the Agra-Bombay national highway no.3 by Khandwa-Baroda interstate highway no.26 at the distance of 45 km at Julwaniya. There are bus services to and from all of the major and minor cities near Barwani, including Indore, Khandwa, Ujjain, Dewas, Dhar, Ratlam, Khargone, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Baroda.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Barwani had a population of 1,43,222. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Barwani has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Economically Barwani is entirely dependent on agriculture, with several other small industries developing in the area. Following is a list of national banks operating in Barwani.



Main festivals

All major festivals Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Utsav, Navratri, Dussehra, Deepavali, Muharram, Gudi Padwa, Bhaidooj, Eid, Christmas, Nagpanchmi are celebrated with equal enthusiasm. Barwani is famous for jhakis (झाकी) during Ganesh Utsav and Tajiye during the Muharram.


  • Jambu Gali Ganesh Mandir
  • Shree Savliya temple
  • Vaishno devi temple
  • Hanuman temple at segaon
  • Kalka mata temple
  • Mahalaxmi temple
  • Santoshi Mata and Ram-Krishna Temple
  • Moti mata temple
  • Shani and Sai Temple
  • Satyanarayan Temple
  • Gayatri Temple
  • Shri Siddhanath Mahadev Temple
  • Ramkulleshwar Temple
  • Shani Mandir
  • Bhilat Temple rajhgat road


Cinema Halls

  • Mahendra
  • Laxmi
  • mohan

Places of Interest

  • Bawangaja
  • Bandhan (Water Fall)
  • Rajghat (Narmada River)
  • Gwalbeda (Jain Mandir)

Health care

Barwani is prominent in Nimar and Malwa regions for its health care facilities with its district hospital and many other private hospitals.

  • Barwani District Hospital
  • Mahamartunjaya Hospital
  • Asha Gram Trust
  • Saraswati Eye Hospital
  • Samraddhi child care hospital
  • Sai Hospital

Barwani District Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Madhya Pradesh.



  • Govt. Polytechnic College, Barwani
  • Nimar Institut of IT Barwani
  • Aadinath Institute of Information Technology & Management, Barwani[3]
  • S.B.N. Government P.G. College, Barwani
  • Government Girls College, Barwani


  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Barwani
  • Panjataniyah English Medium Higher Secondary School
  • Career School Of Sanskar English Medium (Career group)Barwani
  • Vaishnavi Vidya Vihar Higher Secondary School
  • Paramount Academy (CBSE)
  • Harsukh Digamber Jain Higher Secondary School
  • School of Excellence (Higher secondary)
  • Gov. Boys Higher Secondary School No.2
  • Gov. Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Saraswati Shishu/vidhya Mandir
  • Rotary Higher Secondary School
  • Barwani Public School
  • St. Mary's High Secondary School
  • St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School
  • Knowledge-Rain High school
  • Puspkunj High School
  • Rajkumar Khendalwal Memorial HSCH school
  • K.V.Barwani [central school]
  • Gov.boys Middle School
  • Crescent Public School

Gov.Boys High School

  • Narmada convent higher secondary school
  • Gov.Girls College Barwani


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  • Before Independence, Barwani was known as "निमाड़ का पेरिस" (Paris of Nimar)
  • Rajghat (Ghat at Narmada River in Barwani) has Samadhi of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
  • Barwani has a Historic Symbol known as TIR-GOLA. It is located at Khandwa-Baroda Road, in front of Sagar Vilas Palace. It was built in the memory of late son of Raja Ranjit Singh. It is visible in Google Earth's 3D building layer.

Notable Persons


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