Tourism in Betul
Best Time to Visit BetulBetul has a fairly moderate climate all throughout the year. Hence Betul never witnesses extreme temperature during any season. One therefore can visit Betul during any period of the year. However, if one wishes to experience the huge waterfall at famous Muktagiri temple of Betul, then visiting during rainy season is a must.
Tourist Helplines and Important Contact NumbersBefore we do take you into tourist attractions in and around Betul, here are some important tourism helpline no’s and other important contact information’s. These numbers would be surely of great help to those arriving as tourist arrive in Betul.
Madhya Pradesh Tourism Office
Hotel Booking Tel.: +91-755-2778383,
Transport Booking Tel.: +91-755-2775572,
Bus Booking Enquiries: +91-755-3295040 (Bhopal), +91-731-2499366 (Indore), +91-755-2429829.
Betul District Collector: +91-07141-230034.
Betul Bazaar Police Station: 07141-268413.
Tourist Attractions In and Around Betul
Balajipuram TempleThis Shri Rukhmani Balaji Temple is unarguably the most famous tourist attraction of Betul district. And why shouldn’t it be? It is after all one of the most beautiful temples in entire Central India region. Its architectural grandeur and surrounding lush greenery is so overwhelming that it will soothe anyone’s heart and mind.
But what is truly profound is that this temple located in Central India and completely constructed in South Indian Dravidan Architectural style. Laborers from South India were hired and imported all the way to Betul to construct this temple in flawless South Indian style. And their hard work has surely not gone in vain, as today Balajipuram Temple is without a doubt one of the most beautiful South Indian Temples in entire Central as well as Northern India.
Address: Balajipuram temple, National Highway 69, Betul Bazar, Madhya Pradesh 460004
Phone:07141 329 644
Aseem Kumar Panda (Temple Administrator): 9300958405.
MuktagiriThis scared Jain destination is located on the borders of Betul district and Amravati district of Maharashtra. This sacred Jain destination is however not just merely sacred but is also scenically beautiful. With its location being in the lap of lush green Satpuda Mountain range, visiting this place is like experiencing divinity in the very midst of Mother Nature.
Besides, there is not one but total 52 temples here and add to this a breathe taking waterfall. Sounding beautiful as it as, the experience is actually beyond words. In other words Muktagiri is one of the must visit tourist destinations while traveling to Betul .
Muktagiri Jain Temple
Address: Muktagiri Rd, Madhya Pradesh 420260
Phone:07223 202 146
Kukru KhamlaKukru Khamla is one of the hidden gems of Betul district. It’s actually a small hillock area surrounded by lush green Satpuda Mountain ranges. From the atop of the hill you get a panoramic view of Satpuda mountain ranges, images of which are surely going to mesmerize your memory for years to come. But this place is actually known as ‘abode of beautiful birds’. For many decades this small hillock area has been attracting beautiful migratory birds, which has made it one of the must visit tourist attractions in Betul district.
There is Bhainsdehi forest office where you can book rooms for accommodation. You can enjoy the beauty of flora and fauna while staying at this beautiful place amidst natural beauty. No doubt Kukru Khamla can surely be picked up as a beautiful picnic spot during the vacation.
Kherla FortThis historical fort is a priceless treasure for people of Betul. This fort belongs to erstwhile Gond Dynasty who once ruled over the large parts of Central India. The Gond advasi tribe, who are actually descendents of Gond Dynasty, today constitute as major part of Betul’s population. Hence it won’t be completely wrong to say that roots of Betul’s little known history were laid in this very fort. Although today this fort is in pretty ruined condition, but its immense historical value makes it a fine tourist attraction.
How to Reach Betul ?Betul is mainly connected to rest of India via rail service. Though Betul is not a railway junction, but it is directly connected to many important southern and northern Indian cities directly via rail. For residents of other cities to whom Betul is not directly connected by rail service, they will have to make a stop journey via Bhopal or Indore. These both are immensely important cities of Madhya Pradesh and are directly connected to Betul via dozens of express and passenger trains. Buses of Madhya Pradesh Road Transport also operate in the region connecting Betul to various parts of Madhya Pradesh.
Where to Stay in Betul ?Betul may not have luxury hotels, but it surely has no dearth of lodges and budget hotels. Tariff of the hotels in Betul are affordable and within the budget of the visiting tourists. Here are the addresses and contact information’s of few of them.
Address: Kargil Chowk, Sadar,
Betul H O, Betul – 460001
Phone no: +(91)-7141-239597.
Hotel Jhulelal Lodge
Address: Betul Bus Stand, Main Road, Betul H O,
Betul – 460001
Phone no: +(91)-9300644677.
Address: Main Market, Betul Ganj,
Betul - 460001
Phone no: +(91)-7141-231002.
Hotel Utsav Palace
Address: Main Market, Betul Ganj,
Betul, - 460001
Phone no: +(91)-7141-233671, 233300.
Travel Tips for BetulHere are some valuable tips for tourists who are planning their first ever visit to Betul. These tips will surely come in handy.
- Try not wearing too much funky western attires; especially if you’re a woman. Betul is pretty much a rural area and hence people here are pretty conservative and traditional in their mindset.
- No need to carry heavy cash. Betul does have decent number of ATM’s.
- Climate during winter season is pretty cold, especially during evening time. Hence carry lot of blankets and sweaters.
- Betul has huge population Gond Adivasi tribes. Try to be very sensitive to their culture and way of life. Since their culture and way of life is even today deeply steeped in age old superstation and beliefs
Entertainment and Nightlife in Betul All that Betul can offer to you on entertainment front is few cinema halls. As for the nightlife is concerned, then there is literally no nightlife here. Nonetheless, there are few beer bars – mainly in the main city of Betul – where one can certainly relish a decent nightlife. Below we’ve provided address and contact information of cinema halls in Betul.
S S Cineplex
Kantishiva Talkies Compound,
Opposite Railway Station,
Betul Ganj, Betul - 460001
Phone no: +(91)-7141-234540
Kantishiva Talkies Compound, Opposite Railway Station,
Betul Ganj, Betul - 460001
Phone no: +(91)-7141-234540.