Wainganga River


The Wainganga is a river of India, which originates about 12 Km from Mundara village of Seoni district in the southern slopes of the Satpura Range of Madhya Pradesh, and flows south through Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in a very meandering course of roughly 360 miles. After joining the Wardha, the united stream was called the Pranahita, finally empties into the River Godavari. The river has urbanized extensive flood plains with sweeping graceful meanders and low alluvial flats and meander terraces. The river has high banks 10 to 15 m on either side. The Wainganga river receives numerous tributaries on either bank and drains the western, central and eastern regions of the Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Nagpur districts. The principal tributaries of the Wainganga are the Garhavi, Kathani, Khobragadi and Potphondi on the western bank and Andhari on the eastern bank.

The Kathani River originates in the Dhanora Pendhri Hills and merges Wainganga near Gadchiroli city. Chandan River is another important tributary of Wainganga of the Balaghat district. Rudyard Kipling used the Wainganga or Wangunga in older editions as a major attraction in the Mowgli stories of The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book (1894 - 1895). This river is the primary source of water for all the people of the jungle, the location of the Peace Rock, the place where Shere Khan vows to place Mowgli`s bones once he has killed him, and the final battlefield in "Red Dog". However, the region around the Wainganga is not really a rainforest.

Location info:

Address: Seoni,Maharashtra,India
District: Seoni District
Nearest City: Nagpur
Best time to visit: Nov to Feb


Pleasant and equable climate throughout the year.


Interesting things to do:

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the wainganga river and explore the nearby places,temples sanctuary's and so on.

Interesting things to Visit:

Beemgarh Dam is the famous mud dam built across the Wainganga at the village of Beemgarh. It is a scenic spot surrounded by forests and is about 90km from the source of the river.

Dalsagar Sarovar is a beautiful 50 sq km lake on the way to Jabalpur and is covered by waterlilies.

Mata Rajrajeshwari temple in Seoni town attracts many pilgrims, as does the sacred and ancient Shri Ram Mandir, 1km away from the town.

Digambar Jain temples is a group of 18 Jain temples built in the city in 1883.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Seoni Railway Station.
Nearest Airport:Sonegaon Airport, Nagpur.
Road Transport:Seoni is connected to almost all the places in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra by good road and rail networks.Hence makes it easily reachable.

Nearest Visiting places:

Ashta Kali Mandir, 43 km away from Seoni was built by Himadri Pundit, a legendary figure of the area. He is credited to have built this stone temple overnight and its architecture laid the foundations for the local Himandpanthi style of temple building.

Pench Tiger Sanctuary is a famous reserve forest spreading over M.P. and Maharashtra. Apart from tigers it also has many other animals and birds.

Can also visit,Bandhavgarh National Park and.Kanha National Park.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Available in Seoni.


Lots of Good hotels and Lodges are available in seoni district and nearby cities.

Things to carry:

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station: 100

Nearest Hospital:

1.Jathar Hosptial,Seoni.
2.Indira Gandhi City Hospital, Seoni.

Society/Community Phone Number