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Katni Travel Guide

The town of Katni is dotted with several historical monuments and sacred shrines that together make it a blissful tourist destination in Madhya Pradesh for all the travellers. Lies on the banks of Katni River, the town of Katni is perfectly soaked in culture and history that couldn’t allow one to miss out this place. There is a striking history associated with the name of the town; it goes like, the name ‘Katni’ was a reward to brave people who used to decapitate others. There is another similar story that belongs to the time of British Raj that says that the town of Katni is the place where Britishers used to cut off the heads of those who rebel against them. After decapitating, the heads used to hang them in the middle of streets to frighten people. At present, the town boasts an impressive mix of natural abundance and historical significance through its enthralling attractions. Vacationing in Katni not only allow travellers to take a unveil the cultural aspect of the region but also let tourists take a plunge into the history of the region.

Best Places to Stay & Things to Do in & around Katni


The town of Katni offers a fine range of accommodation options for tourists. From standard to deluxe to budget, the hotels and resorts in Katni offer good services along with decent arrangements. However, the services and arrangements totally depend on the category of the hotel. From Wifi to AC to attached bathroom, one can expect to savour basic modern services in almost all the hotels in Katni. New Bus Stand and Barhi are few areas in Katni where you can get good options of lodging to choose from. However, for tourists who prefer a luxury stay, they can opt to stay in Jabalpur as the city has a better range of hotels and is located at a distance of 99 km.

Things to Do

Besides sightseeing and pilgrimage, the town of Katni offers a lot more to its visitors. Of those numerous experiences, shopping is a not-to-miss thing in Katni. Mirza Ismail Road, Johri Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar are some important shopping areas in Katni. Besides shopping, another popular thing to do in Katni is the food tour. Savouring the taste of local street food like samosa, mangoda, panipuri, aloo bonda, aloo chap, vada, and much more.

Nearby Places to Visit

Since Katni is a small town which can be explored in a day or two, hence, thereafter, one can visit other popular tourist places of Madhya Pradesh that are located in the near proximity to Katni. Jabalpur, which is located at a distance of just 99 km from Katni, is one well-known travel destination which is known for its natural wonders and historical monuments. Panna is another prominent place to visit from Katni. The town of Panna is known for proffers an ultimate wildlife experience in Panna National Park. Along with that, the sacred town of Chitrakoot is also in the list of nearby places to visit from Katni. The distance between Chitrakoot and Katni is just 187 km.

Best Time to Visit Katni

Katni is one of the picturesque travel destinations in Madhya Pradesh that remains thronged with a large crowd of travellers all round the year. However, a significant footfall of tourists in Katni is witnessed in the winter season when the weather remains all pleasant and cool to explore the town.


28°C to 45°C, March – June

With the month of March, summer season marks its onset in Katni. During the season, the temperature reaches up to 45°C that makes hot and humid weather conditions. As a result of scorching heat, it gets difficult to explore the region without draining out. However, despite this, a number of tourists visit the town during this season. The summer season in Katni lasts till the month of June.


7°C to 26°C, October – February

Commences in the month of October, the winter season is the best time to visit Katni. During this time, the temperature of the town remains at its best with all pleasant, cool and calm weather condition. Such favourable weather attracts a larger crowd of travellers to Katni in the winter season. The season lasts till the month of February.


26°C to 35°C, July to September

The monsoon season in Katni brings heavy showering that creates a reason to avoid the season to plan a vacation. However, with the first rainfall of the season, the beauty of the place blooms up and cool and sedating breeze can be experienced. Monsoon in Katni starts in the month of July and continues until September.

How to Reach Katni?

Katni is a small town which located on the banks of Katni River and can be reached easily. The most ideal way to reach Katni is by rail. However, a lot of tourists also prefer to visit the town through the means of air and road.

The town of Katni does not have its own airport. The nearest airhead to Katni is located in Jabalpur, which is located at a distance of around 99 km. Being the third busiest airports in Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur Airport is well-connected with all the major destination of the country like Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Rajkot, Amritsar, Shillong, Gorakhpur, and more. From the airport, one can hire a taxi to reach the destination in Katni.

Katni is also easily accessible through road and national highway networks. Buses from all the major neighbouring cities like Varanasi, Raipur, Bhopal, and Allahabad run on a regular basis to Katni. One can also prefer a self-drive from the nearby regions to reach Katni.

Katni Junction Railway Station is the railhead of Katni that boasts impressive transit connectivity to almost all the regions of the country. The railway station is very well linked with the cities like Vadodara, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kanyakumari, Chennai, Howrah, Bangalore, Ambala, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Bhopal and more. Undoubtedly, the railway is the best way to reach Katni. From the station, one can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach the destination.

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