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Katni Tourism

Situated on the banks of river Katni in Madhya Pradesh, the city of Katni is the administrative headquarters of Katni district and is one of the largest railway junctions in India. It is called as the ‘City of Marvels’, for its vast limestone and bauxite reserves. It is also known for as an important historic place, as it is home to numerous historic monuments and structures, religious places of worship and beautiful scenic locations. Easy accessibility, well developed means of communication, accommodation options and conducive climatic conditions have contributed in making this place a prominent tourist spot.

Katni tourism
Jagrati Park. Katni

Helplines and Important Contact Numbers

Madhya Pradesh TourismMadhya Pradesh Tourism Board
Address: Paryatan Bhawan, Bhadbhada Road, Bhopal - 462 003.
Website: www.mptourism.com
E-mail: info@mptourism.com
Fax: +91-755-2779476/2774289
Hotel Booking Tel.: +91-755-2778383
Transport Booking Tel.: +91-755-2775572
Contact Between: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mon to Sat)

Best Time to Visit Katni

It is very hot in Katni during summers, while in winter, the climate is mild, cool and pleasant. During the rainy season, this city experiences incessant rains. Therefore, if you wish to have a comfortable and fairly pleasant trip, try to visit this place during the winters. The climate then is conducive for sight-seeing and you can also participate in various festivities that take place in Katni during this time. The month of January is thus ideal for visiting Katni city, owing to the pleasing climate and beautiful scenery.

Places of Interest In and Around Katni

Being an important city with a rich historic culture and traditions, there are numerous old monuments and other structures that attract history lovers and tourists. Also there are temples and religious places of worship in and near Katni city, making it a popular tourist destination.

Jagriti Park

It is a popular picnic spot in Katni city, with a science park and a duck train for kids. There is also a fast food centre, serving delicious appetizing snacks of various kinds. With lush green lawns and walking track, this place is quite popular among the people of all ages in Katni city.

Vijayraghavgarh Fort

Tourist palces in Katni
Vijaraghavgarh Fort

It is a historical place, at a distance of about 33 kilometres from the city of Katni. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Vijayraghav and a fort named Vijayraghavgarh that attracts huge crowds of visitors.The Rangmahal in the fort is one of the most beautiful buildings here.


This place is known for its twelve feet high statue of Jain Teerthankar Shantinath, with certain scriptures written on the lower part of the statue. Many other statues and sculptures can be found in the north of this village including those of Narayan Shaishayani and Lord Surya. A stone bearing a painting of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu has been found in this village near a reservoir. There is also a cemetery of Oliya Peeran Peer and a village associated with it.

Roopnath Temple

This is a popular pilgrim site, at a distance of about 3 kilometres from Bahoriband and is home to the five lingam statue, dedicated to Lord Shiva, also called as Panchalingi. Located at the Camore mountain, there are three tanks one above the other, the lowest among them being Sita Kund, the next one named as Lakshman Kund and Ram Kund being the topmost tank. On a huge stone, one can see verses inscribed in Pali language related to Buddhism and king Ashoka. The Sindhursi village near Roopnath is also a popular historic and tourist destination.

Tigavan temple

Earlier Tigavan was believed to be a part of Bahoriband and was named as Jhanjhangad. A flat ceiling temple of about 1500 years can be found here. There is a beautiful statue of Lord Narsing here and also a Jain Treethankars Parshvanath statue on the other side of the wall.


The old name of this town was Pushpawati Nagri and was once home to numerous temples. Apart from religious scriptures, only the Varah Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu can be seen here now. Apart from a huge reservoir, one more temple dedicated to Lord Shiva near Bilhary, also called as fort of Kamakandla, which attracts visitors.


At a distance of about 3 kilometres from Katni, Jhinjhari is home to about 14 big coloured painted rocks, belonging to the prehistoric times. Paintings of various animals like cows, bulls, hippopotamus, goats, bulls that were found in the surrounding regions can be found here. Apart from those of animals, paintings belonging to the middle ages including those of people, flowers, trees, implements can be found here.

Sungarha Vaishnav Devi Mandir

At a distance of about 15 kilometres from Katni, this temple attracts worshippers from far and wide and is a popular picnic spot.

How to Reach Katni ?

Transport in Katni
Katni Junction

Being an important industrial and commercial centre, Katni is well connected to other major cities by air, rail as well as roadways. The Dumna Airport at Jabalpur, at a distance of about 100 kilometres from Katni is the airport nearest to this city and has regular flights to almost all major cities. Apart from the major railway point – Katni junction, there are four other railway stations including Madhav Nagar, Murwara Junction, New Katni Junction, Katni South Junction. This city is easily accessible from major cities and is connected by regular buses to nearby areas. Taxis, autos and private vehicles form the major means of local communication in this city.

Where to Stay in Katni ?

When it comes to accommodation, Katni city has lots to offer to its tourists. Luxury hotels as well as budget hotels are available in plenty here, suiting your needs as well as pockets. Equipped with modern amenities, hygienic ambience and courteous staff, these hotels make your stay a pleasant one.

Hotel Raj Palace
Address: Krishi Upaj Mandi, Paharua Road, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9826676356, +(91)-7622-606600, 646135, 240161
Website: www.rajpalacekatni.com

Hotel Radhika
Address: Near New Bus Stand, Opposite Petrol Pump, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9893123459, +(91)-7622-420856
Website: www.hotelradhikakatni.com

Hotel Pankaj Palace
Address: Barhi Road, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9425325829, +(91)-7622-403397, 403398

Shiv Yatri Niwas
Address: Ghanta Ghar Road, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9993924898

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Hire Taxi/Cars in Katni

For travelling within the city as well as to nearby places one can hire cars in Katni at reasonable rates. With highly skilled and experienced chauffeurs, a variety of cars can be rented from reliable car rental agencies. They thus provide highly affordable, timely and reliable services to the locals as well as the tourists visiting Katni. Online booking services are also available and prove highly beneficial for the customers here. Below is a list of popular car rental services in Katni.

Maa Tours & Travels
Address: Near Railway Station, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9303333008, 9407181427

Gupta Travels
Address: Station Road, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9826157796, 9424394318

Kailash Tours & Travels
Address: Jagan Nath Mandir, Chandak Chowk, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9300433554, 9893309234

Arora Travels
Address: Panna Lane, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-7389306123, 9981000929

Aastha Travels
Address: 472/12, Bharat Chowk, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9630685154, 9300840540

Shweta Travelling Agency
Address: Ishwar Kripa Complex, Station Road, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9826397782, 9301547782

Central India Travel Services
Address: Orchha, Tikamgadh, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9425342568, 9893680068

Tiwari Tour & Travels
Address: Apna Comunication, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9893151482

Tata Travels
Address: Subhash Chowk, Jai Dayal Road, Katni- 483501
Phone No: (07622) 231802

Om Tours & Travels
Address: Station Road, Katni H O, Katni – 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9977002411, 9926574514, +(91)-7622-408219

SMS Tours & Services
Address: Shop No 5, Ground Floor, Shri Nivas Super Market, Katni H O, Katni – 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9179880662, 9669060666

MP Holiday Tours
Address: 39, Railway Station Road, Katni H O, Katni - 483501
Phone No: +(91)-9424338319
Website: www.mpholidaytours.com

Where to Shop in Katni ?

Being an important commercial centre, there are numerous shops in this city. Home appliances stores, book shops, gift stores, apparel shops, departmental stores, mobile service centres, optical stores can be found scattered throughout the city. Besides, there are road side stalls selling handicrafts, toys and other decorative items at nominal and attractive prices. The shopaholics can head off to Jabalpur near Katni, that is home to numerous shopping malls and other delightful shopping destinations and is rightly called a shoppers’ paradise.

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