Damoh District,Madhya Pradesh

Damoh District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The town of Damoh is the district headquarters. The district is part of Sagar Division.


The district has many places of historical importance. The town of Nohata is one such example and is situated at a distance of 21 km from Damoh, on the banks of River Gauraya and was a capital of the Chandela Rajputs. There are a number of temples there.

The ancient fort at Rajnagar village, 6 km from Damoh, was founded by the Mughals. Singhorgarh fort is another place of historical importance. It was built by Raja Vain Bason. Gond Rajas stayed in it for a long time. It was with Gond Raja Dalpat Shah and his Rani Durgawati at the end of 15th century. After the death of Raja Dalpat Shah, the Senapati of the army of Mughal emperor Akbar had a battle with Rani Durgawati at village Singrampur


The town of Narsinghgarh, situated on Sonar River, has an ancient fort built by Shah Taiyab. Birla group has established a cement factory at Narsinghgarh. Kundalpur is famous place for Jain temples. Situated 32 km from Damoh, there are 58 Jain temples in Kundalpur.

Jageshwarnath temple at Bandakpur is a famous Hindu pilgrimage center. In Damoh district the Lodhi Rajput / Thakur and Rai are more power full. Damoh city has a beautiful Ghantaghar, circuit house, statue of Maharana Pratap at Jabalpur Naka, Kirti Stambh, Gajanan pahadi, Naugaja pahadi, fort of Rani Damyanti Bai near tahsil ground, Nehru park and a very beautiful Jatashankar temple.

Kundalpu is a historical pilgrimage site for Jainism in India. It is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, 35 km from the city of Damoh.

In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Damoh one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).

  • Giri Darshan
  • Bandakpur Shiv Mandir.
  • Puratatva Sangrahalaya.
  • Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Rajnagar Fort.
  • Kundalpur (35 km)