Budhni - Village Tourism Sehore

Budhni, also spelled Budni, is a town and a Nagar Palika in Sehore district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is situated on Bhopal to Hoshangabad road at a distance of 10 km from Hoshangabad in north direction on the banks of Narmada River.

Budni is a Town in Budni Tehsil in Sehore District of Madhya Pradesh State, India. It belongs to Bhopal Division . It is located 92 KM towards East from District head quarters Sehore. It is a Tehsil head quarter.

Tourism growth potential can be harnessed as a strategy for Rural Development. The development of a strong platform around the concept of Rural Tourism is definitely useful for a country like India, where almost 74% of the population resides in its 7 million villages. Across the world the trends of industrialization and development have had an urban centric approach. Alongside, the stresses of Urban lifestyles have led to a “counterurbanization” syndrome. This has led to growing interest in the rural areas. At the same time this trend of urbanization has led to falling income levels, lesser job opportunities in the total areas leading to an urbanization syndrome in the rural areas. Rural Tourism is one of the few activities which can provide a solution to these problems. Besides, there are other factors which are shifting the trend towards rural tourism like increasing levels of awareness, growing interest in heritage and culture and improved accessibility, and environmental consciousness. In the developed countries, this has resulted in a new style of tourism of visiting village settings to experience and live a relaxed and healthy lifestyle. This concept has taken the shape of a formal kind of Rural Tourism.

"Any form of tourism that showcases the rural life, art, culture and heritage at rural locations, thereby benefiting the local community economically and socially as well as enabling interaction between the tourists and the locals for a more enriching tourism experience can be termed as rural tourism. Rural tourism is essentially an activity which takes place in the countryside. It is multi-faceted and may entail farm/agricultural tourism, cultural tourism, nature tourism, adventure tourism, and eco-tourism. As against conventional tourism, rural tourism has certain typical characteristics like; it is experience oriented, the locations are sparsely populated, it is predominantly in natural environment, it meshes with seasonality and local events and is based on preservation of culture, heritage and traditions. "

Seondha experiences warm and temperate climate. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Cwa. The average temperature in Seondha is 26.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 881 mm. The driest month is April. There is 2 mm of precipitation in April. Most precipitation falls in August, with an average of 305 mm

7 Benefits of Rural Tourism:

  • Generates employment and income for the residents of remote villages. This is most especially beneficial to women who often have no new opportunities to earn income away from home.
  • Creates a market and appreciation for local products and services..and keeps them alive.
  • Encourages conservation and care of natural resources such as the rivers, forests, mountains as well as local fauna and flora, birds, fish and almost extinct animals. When these are valued as living assets to attract income, they are usually cared for.
  • Provides incentives to preserve some of the old customs and traditions, crafts, traditional festivals, architecture, food and other practices unique to certain cultures.
  • Given that services are often provided by residents of the village, rural tourism benefits the village in that there is greater cooperation among villagers as they operate the local enterprise of providing for the tourists.
  • Provides opportunities for mutual sharing of cultures. Hopefully, these encounters will result in greater understanding among peoples and closer ties to the global family.
  • Helps slow urban drift as it gives a better economic future for families in rural areas.



The history of woodcraft in Budni is as old as the history of Budni. Since centuries the people of Budni are engaged in woodcraft as means of livelihood. Due to lack of agricultural land in the area, the traditional art of woodcraft flourished as business. The proximity of lush forest also contributed positively to the development of woodcraft in the area. more...

Activities for Tourist:

Village Exploration 

Tourists who are interested in experiencing the Villagers life, Budhni village is a absolutely right place for them. You can converse with the indigenous people in the village and know about their lifestyle. You can also take a walk around the village enjoying its beauty. Explore the forts, palaces and Temples of the village. 

Village stay 

If you are planning to stay here for the longer time to can also hire the cottages in the village. During the day time you can venture in the fields. You may glimpse the villagers working hard in the fields. If you want you can also work with villagers in the farms. 

Forest Safari

Tourists can also take the forest safari along with the forest officials.  

Learn Handicraft and Wood Art

Visit places nearby

Traditional and local cusine

community works

Visit small scale Woodcraft making Industries. 

Visit temples and historical buildings around

Places To Visit around Budhni:


It is a highly venerable house of God located in Salkanpur village, about 70 km from Bhopal, in Madhya Pradesh. The temple is situated on an 800-ft high hillock. The temple here is of Ma Durga Beejasan, an incarnation of Goddess Durga.

Salkanpur Temple is in Sehore district near Budni (formally known as 'Buuddha Nivasini'). The temple have more than 1000 stairs and road is also available to reach the top at temple. About four and half kilometer Cement Concrete Road facilitate the pilgrims to drive up to the top. Thousands of devotees come here and climbs up these stairs to get the darshan of Durga Maa. There is a story related to the temple that- when Parvathi was burning and Shiva was trying to save her then one of her body part fell down at this place and a temple was constructed today which is famous as Salkanpur Durga Temple, which has a very rich glory.

Sehore Railway Station is on the Bhopal-Ujjain rail route. Malwa Express, Indore-Bhopal Inter-City Express, Narmada Express and Jaipur-Bangalore Express are the main train connections. The nearest major railhead of Bhopal Junction Railway Station is situated to the east of Sehore. Maksi Railway Station is the nearest main station to the west of Sehore. Sehore Bus Station is the nearest bus terminal. Bhopal Airport is 39 km from Sehore.


Bhojeshwar Temple is renowned as the Somnath of the East. The richly engraved dome has a brilliant rising and is supported by four pillars. The intricately carved doorway exudes magnificence with the two finely sculpted figures that stand on either side. The lingam rises to a soaring 7.5 feet with a circumference of 17.8 feet. Set upon a massive platform and composed of three overlying limestone blocks, the architectural splendor of the lingam and the platform creates a unique impression. The temple was never completed and the earthen ramp which used to raise it to dome-level, still remains. Bhojeshwar Templeexceptionally well designed temple of Bhojpur, Madhya Pradesh. The temple, still incomplete is not incomplete in beauty and magnificence. The Bhojeshwar Temple is an ideal example of craftsmanship in the 12th century.

Bhojeshwar Temple is divided into three sections. The exterior has a dimension of 66 feet. The intricately carved dome which too is incomplete is supported by four richly decorated pillars.The simple doorway has two beautifully carved figurines on both the sides. The balconies surrounding the structure are supported by designed brackets and decorated pillars. The sanctum of the temple houses the lingum which is 7 feet tall and 17.8 feet broad. The lingum is placed on a platform with limestone blocks on either side.


The Bhimbetka (or Bhim Baithaka) lie in Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh and is 45 km south of Bhopal at the southern edge of the Vindhyachal hills. South of these rock shelters are successive ranges of the Satpura hills. The entire area is covered by thick vegetation, has abundant natural resources in its perennial water supplies, natural shelters, rich forest flora and fauna, and bears a significant resemblance to similar rock art sites such as Kakadu National Park in Australia, the cave paintings of the Bushmen in Kalahari Desert, and the Upper Paleolithic Lascaux cave paintings in France.

The name Bhimbetka is associated with the historical figure, Bhima, from the epic Mahabharata. The word Bhimbetka is said to derive from Bhimbaithka, meaning sitting place of Bhima, a hero-deity renowned for his immense strength.

The rock shelters and caves of Bhimbetka have a number of interesting paintings which depict the lives and times of the people who lived in the caves, including scenes of childbirth, communal dancing and drinking, and religious rites and burials, as well as the natural environment around them.

Executed mainly in red and white with the occasional use of green and yellow with themes taken from the everyday events of aeons ago, the scenes usually depict hunting, dancing, music, horse and elephant riders animal fighting, honey collection decoration of bodies, disguises, masking and household scenes. Animals such as bisons, tigers, lions, wild boar, elephants, antelopes dogs, lizards, crocodiles etc. have been abundantly depicted in some caves popular religious and ritual symbols also occur frequently.


Delabadi is the heart of Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. It is 55 kms from Bhopal through NH-12. Its star attractions are vast expanses of Teak forests harboring numerous animal and bird species, POW camp, Ginnaurgarh Fort and Kairi Mahadeo temple.

The chance of experiencing the dew on the green grass and tree leaves, crossing the cobwebs lined with hanging spiders, multicolored insects dancing through the trails and music resonating from several congregations in the animal world are indeed a rare opportunity to internalize the joy of nature. Delabadi, drenched in the downpour of monsoon showers, shines like the eyes of a newly wed bride in the morning.

As if the calls of present do not fill up tourist's time in Delabadi, the past knocks to relive the times and lives of the 18th century. A stronghold of the Gond tribal King, Ginnaurgarh Fort stands testimony to the lost battles by forest dwellers in those times. Sounds amazing ! The word POW (Prisoners of War) } in the tranquility of natural beauty narrates the story of the void experienced by the prisoners almost a century ago. It is difficult to derive whether they were sad in the lone surroundings or happy to rest in the bosom of the green paradise. The places of imminence are Kairi Mahadeo, Bhadbhada Falls, Sunset point and Ran Bhainsa rock shelter around Delabadi.

Delabadi forest complex offers the knowledge of ins and outs through video films, pictures of Ginnaurgarh Fort and all about forest life around. The Tiger Exhibition Hall in the Visitor's Center serves the rich visual menu to our very own Tiger State's wilderness. The aura of Tiger territory is spellbinding. Majestic stripes coupled with meaningful looks in the green background are enough to hypnotize whoever encounters this form of life. The gaze disarms best of warriors in the split of a second. Other carnivores living next to Tiger in Delabadi are Panther, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Fox and Hyena that may often greet the visitors in an exciting way. The food for the top predator, Tiger, is equally beautiful. The sight of herbivores like Sambhar, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Blue Bull, Chinkara and an army of Monkeys paint Delabadi forest canvas into an interesting collage of jungle life. The Guides can explain the inquisitive tourist about habitat and its management strategies in practice. Witness the heavenly abode of the King of the Jungle and enjoy it.

Budhni Ghat after monsoon. 

How to Reach:

By Air: Nearest Airport to Sehore is Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal.

By Rail: Nearest Railway station to Budhni is Sehore Railway station/ Hoshangabad Railway Station.

By Road: Nearest Bus stand to Budhni is Sehore Bus stand and Hoshangabad Bus Stand. 

Source of Information is Internet, Might vary, Kindly crosscheck/reconfirm before finalizing the Tour Plan.