Bhandara is a city and municipal council that is the headquarters of Bhandara district in the state of Maharashtra, India.
Bhandara has a tropical climate. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer. This location is classified as Aw by Koppen and Geiger. The temperature here averages 27.1 °C. About 1253 mm of precipitation falls annually.
According to local interpretation, the name Bhandara is a corruption of Bhanara. Reference to Bhanara is found in an inscription from 1100 AD in Ratanpur. The district was under regency administration from 1818 to 1830. Prior to 1820, the district was administered from Lanji; the headquarters of the district was shifted to Bhandara in 1820–1821. The area became British Territory in 1853. From 1947 to 1956 the district of Bhandara, along with the other districts of the Vidarbha region, continued to form a part of the central provinces. With the reorganization of states in 1956, Bhandara district was transferred from Madhya Pradesh to the Bombay State, which came into existence in the same year. In 1960 it became part of the newly formed state of Maharashtra.
Bhandara falls on National Highway 6. It is directly connected to Nagpur and Raipur by private and government bus services. It is one of the divisions of the MSRTC. It has very good connectivity with neighboring Madhya Pradesh.
The Bhandara Road railway station (BRD) serves the city and surrounding region. Bhandara is directly connected to the state capital Mumbai, Raipur, Nagpur, and Kolkata by Indian Railway.
There is no air transportation in Bhandara. The nearest airport is at Nagpur.
Place of Interets
• Indirasagar Dam (Gosikhurd Project),
• Korambi Devi,
• Rawanwadi Dam.