Tumsar is a town in the Bhandara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Tumsar is a city and municipal council in Bhandara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city’s name comes from a fish, “tum”, that was discovered in the area.
Tumsar is approximately 6 km from the Wainganga River, 30 km from Bhandara, 95 km From Nagpur, 65 km from Gondia and 300 km from Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh). It is 700 km from Bhopal, 920 km from Delhi, 1000 km from Kolkata and 980 km from Mumbai and Indore. The town has several lakes. Tumsar once had a severe drinking water crisis, but later drinking water from the Vainganga was directed to the town.
Tumsar’s climate is classified as tropical. The summers are much rainier than the winters in Tumsar. This climate is considered to be Aw according to the Koppen-Geiger climate classification. The average annual temperature is 27.0 °C in Tumsar. About 1159 mm of precipitation falls annually.
Tumsar is directly connected to Nagpur and Raipur by Private and Government Bus Services. It is one of a division of MSRTC. It has also a very good connectivity with neighboring Madhya Pradesh.
Tumsar Road railway station serves Bhandara City and its outgrowth. It is directly connected to state capital Mumbai and Kolkata by Indian Railway. Tumsar is connected to both Raipur and Nagpur for rail transportation. Tumsar Road railway station is one of the busiest in India. Tumsar Road railway station, 5 km away from the town on the Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line. Two trains connect Nagpur with Tumsar, running 3-4 days a week.
There is no air transportation in Tumsar. The nearest airport is at Nagpur which is 90 km from Tumsar.
Place of Interest
Indirasagar Dam (Gosikhurd Project), Korambi Devi, Rawanwadi Dam.