(Last Updated on : 05/02/2009)
Gohad is a historic town situated in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh. The district headquarters is in the town of Bhind, which is in the southwest of Gohad at a distance of 45 km. The geographical location of this place is between 26.43° North latitude and 78.44° East longitude at an average elevation of 159 metres (521 feet) abve mean sea level. Gohad was founded by a Jat family and was the monopoly of Malhar Rao Holkar in the mid 18th century. The town is easily accessible from others parts of the state as well as India. The closest railway station is at Bhind and the nearest airport is at Gwalior. The neighbouring towns of Gohad are Gwalior, Bhind, Agra, Jalaun, Etawah and Morena.
According to the 2001 India census report, Gohad a population of 45,194 inhabitants. Males and
females account for 55% and 45% of the population. In Gohad, 17% of the population is less than six years of age. The town has an average literacy rate of 57%, which is lower than the national average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 68% and the female literacy rate is 44%.
The major attraction in the town is the Fort of Gohad, which was constructed by Rana Singhandev II. The fort is a major tourist destination. The Jat rulers of Gohad had constructed several other monuments, which are of archaeological and historical importance. These include the Itayali Darwaja, Chhatra Mahal, Shish Mahal, Satbhanwar, Laxman-tal, Rani-guru temple, Laxman temple and Modi- ki-Haveli.