History of Kawardha
Kawardha had witnessed the advent of Kabir Sahib and the establishment of the seat of descendants of his disciple Dharmdas; it was named as Kabirdham District. Before Damakhera, this place was the seat of Kabir Panthis. About 17 km from District Headquarters, Bhoramdeo is a popular place historically as well as archeologically. This place had been the capital of Nagvanshi kings who ruled from 9th century to 14th century. After them the region was ruled by the Haihayvanshi Kings who were related to state Ratanpur. The Archaelogical remains of the temple and the old fort that were erected by these kings are still available.
Kawardha is marked by rugged mountainous terrain in the north and west while low-lying plains cover the south and east. The Maikal ranges of the Satpura Mountain Range fringe the region in the north and west. The highest peak of Kawardha is the Kesmadra (925 m). The Haf, Pok, Sakri, Phen, Holnia and Jamunia rivers drain the district whose sole all weather water channel is the Sahila Nala. Climatic conditions are extreme and vary from sweltering summers to very cold winters. The region also suffers from paucity of rainfall receiving only 990mm rainfall annually. Mainly Black, Dosra and Kanhar soils can be found in this region.
Tourist Spots of Kawardha
Kawardha is nestled in the lap of nature and endowed with tribal heritage. The central east and southern part of the district is plain but the northern and western part is mountainous.
For wildlife enthusiasts Kawardha offers the Kanha and Sahaspur National Parks. These wildlife sanctuaries have leopards, sloth bears, cheetahs, jackals and jungle cats. The city also has the ancient Shiva Bhoramadeo Temple and the Radha Krishna temple. The exotic Kawardha Palace and the panoramic ecstasies of Saroda Reservioir are also worth visiting. Apart from these there are many prominent picnic spots for the tourists. Kawardha is well connected by road, airport and railway.