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Bundelkhand in Maps

Maps in this page are adapted from maps in Land Use Plan for Development of Bundelkhand Region Based on Land and Soil Resources Survey, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Nagpur: November 1981.

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Location of Bundelkhand

Bundelkhand is spread over southern Uttar Pradesh (UP) and northern Madhya Pradesh (MP), between 23°10' and 26°30' north latitude and 78°20' and 81°40' east longitude. The region covers a geographical area of around 70,000 sq km and includes seven districts of UP and six districts of MP.

     
 

Districts of Bundelkhand

Bundelkhand comprises 13 districts: Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Banda and Chitrakoot (all in UP), and Datia, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Panna, Sagar and Damoh (all in MP). In the enlarged view of the map, click on any district to view its blocks.
     
 

Physical Relief of Bundelkhand

The northern part of Bundelkhand, almost entirely in UP, is a flat plain. In the central and southern part are rocky outcrops, stepped Vindhyan plateaus that rise 300 to 450 m above sea level, and broken hill ranges up to a height of 600 m. Hill ranges are prominent in Panna and Damoh districts, in the southeast, and Sagar district, in the southwest. All major rivers of the region flow from south to north, emptying into the Yamuna.

     
 

Sub-regions of Bundelkhand

Bundelkhand can be broadly divided into four sub-regions: Bundelkhand Plain in the north, Bundelkhand Upland in the centre and south, and Sagar and Damoh (Vindhyanchal) plateaus in the deep south. As a geographical region, the Sagar plateau is part of Malwa and Damoh plateau is part of Vindhyanchal.

     
 

Major Towns and Roads of Bundelkhand

The northern part of Bundelkhand (Bundelkhand Plain) shows higher urbanisation than the central and southern part of the region, and enjoys good connectivity to Kanpur, Allahabad, etc. The two largest towns of the region are Jhansi and Sagar.

     
 

Railway Network in Bundelkhand

While a large part of UP Bundelkhand enjoys good rail connectivity, in MP Bundelkhand, the railway network covers only Sagar and Damoh districts. The network is used by express, passenger and goods trains.

     
 

Proposed Ken-Betwa Link

The Ken-Betwa link plan, prepared by the National Water Development Agency (under Union Ministry of Water Resources) envisages a dam across the Ken at Daudhan, 2.5 km upstream of the existing Gangau weir, in Panna district, feeding a 231-km long canal that will end at the existing Barwa Sagar reservoir on the Barwa, a tributary of the Betwa, near Jhansi. Around 8,650 hectares will be submerged; most of is forest area.

     
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