Mandla: Mandla is a city and a municipality in Mandla district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The town is picturesquely situated in a loop of the Narmada River, which surrounds it on three sides, and for 15 miles between Mandla and Ramnagar the river flows in a deep bed unbroken by rocks. The Narmada is worshipped here, and many beautiful ghats have been constructed on the banks of the river.
The city was a capital of the Gond dynasty who built a palace and a fort, which in the absence of proper care have gone to ruins.
â€œOnce this small town was considered among the most green towns. Deforestation has largely affected this area. Each day around 20,000 kg of woods are cut. Only because of Narmada River is this town living: it bounds from all aroundâ€ informed Sandeep Marwah Managing Director of NFTC- National Federation of Tourism And Transport Cooperatives of India Limited on his visit to Mandla.