Hoshangabad is one of the districts of Madhya Pradesh state of India, and Hoshangabad town is the district headquarters. The district takes its own name from the head quarters town Hoshangabad which was founded by "SULTAN HUSHANG SHAH GORI", the second king of Mandu (Malwa) in ealry 15th century.
Northern boundary of the district is river Narmada. Across this the district of Raisen and Sehore lies. The district of Betul lies in the south, where as the Harda district faces with the western and south-western boundaries and Narsingpur and Chhindwara districts, close to the north-eastern and south-eastern sides of the district respectively.
Hoshangabad district lies in the central Narmada Valley and on the northern fringe of the Satpura Plateau. It lies between the parallels of 22 degree 15 minute and 22 degree 44 minute east. In shape, it is an irregular strip elongated along the southern banks of Narmda river. Its greatest length from south-east to north-east is 160 kms.
Pachmarhi: Pachmarhi is a hill stationis in the Satpura range of hills. It is situated in Pipariya tehsil. It is on the way of Piparia-Matkuli- Pachamrhi road, at a distance of 123 kms. from district head-quarter. It is connected with rail upto Piparia railway station en-route of Hawrah-Mumbai rail route. Pachamrhi is at a distance of about 52 km. from Piparia railway station and 211 km. from state capital Bhopal. It is also known as "Queen of Satpura" . By popular belief the name Pachmarhi is a derivation of 'Panch-Marhi' or the five caves of the Pandava brothers. During the British regime, Pachmarhi was the summer capital of the Central Provinces.
Bori's Sanctuary: A small forest village in the extreme south of the Sohagpur tehsil, about 20 km.west of Pachmarhi, has given its name to the oldest and most important rorest range in Hoshangabad District. The Bori range extends from the foot of the Pachmarhi hills to the Tawa and Denwa rivers, and produces some of the finest teak wood and bamboos in the State. Other common trees in the Bori forest are Saj, Dhaora and Tinsa. The Bori river which rises on the west face of Dhupgarh, is the principle tributary of the Sanbhadra. A Wild Life Sanctuary, to be known as 'Bori Sanctuary' has been set up in the area of about 1200 sq.km. The Bori Sanctuary will be accessible by rail and road from Bhopal.
Hoshangabad: It is a religious place due to holi river Narmada. A thousands of pilgrims visited to this place for sacred bath on the occasion of Makrasankranti, Mahasivaratri & all Amavasyas. A Sethani ghat is the most popular ghat for sacred bath. A crowed mela is likely to be organized in the winter season. Also the Narmada Jayanti is celebrated in the winter season and inaugurated by the Chief Minister or Minister of the state. Thousand of pilgrims attend the Narmada Jayanti. Every year, a mela held in town on the samadhi of Ramji Baba with an exhibition and it continues for a month. A lot of crowd come from the whole district alongwith an adjacent districts.