Darwha is a town and a municipal council in Yavatmal district in the state of Maharashtra, India.
The climate is tropical in Darwha. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. This location is classified as Aw by Köppen and Geiger. In Darwha, the average annual temperature is 27.4 °C. About 930 mm of precipitation falls annually.
Locals believe Rango Bapuji Gupte, a freedom fighter lived incognito for some time and the town has a famous ‘Golibar Chowk’, the square where British soldiers supposedly open fired on an unarmed gathering.
The place is also famous for its temples. ‘Ambadevi Temple’ is located in an older part of town and resembles the temple of goddess Amba in Amaravati. ‘Eid gah’ is located near the railway station. ‘Mallikarjun Temple’ is the most ancient temple in the town of Lord Shiva and is located on the outside of town. ‘Chintamani Temple’ of Lord Ganesha has located at Yavatamal road 3 km from the town. An old ‘math’, a hermitage for renunciants (Sannyasis), is located on Pusad road. Sevadas Nagar (Uchegaon )is located on Arni Road is also famous for the temple of Sevalal Maharaj, saint of the Banjara community. The seven-day ‘Saptah’ is organized here annually from 14 Jan to 20 Jan.
Places to visit
Ganesh Temple is a famous holy place in Darwha, said to have been constructed by Lord Krishna. It is situated in the city, Shri Mungasaji Maharaj Devasthan Dhamangown (Dev)
Mallikarjun Mandir is an old Lord Shiva temple where a big fair is organized during “Mahashivratri” and various rituals take place for worshiping Lord Shiva.
A big Ambamata Mandir is also there where during Navratri time Garba celebration takes place.
There is an old mutt on Digras road about 2 km from Darwha city also famous as it was established by great freedom fighters.
Darwha is well connected to nearby towns like Yavatmal, Amaravati, and Pusad by road. It also falls on the Shakuntala Express route. The train station is known as Darwha Motibag railway station. Shakuntala Express was founded by the British government when they ruled India. Due to its age, it has gained historical importance.