Toranmal at a glance:
Coordinates:21.8685° N, 74.4819° E
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Things to do and places to visit in Toranmal
Lying at the boundary of Madhya Pradesh, Aawashabari Point offers a very stunning view of hilly mountains and the Forest Rest House. Another fascinating sight that this view point offers is of Jatindra Nath Temple and ruins of fort of Gond Raja attracting many tourists.
Forest Park and Medicinal Plant Garden
Also referred to as the Garden of Forest Medicines, Forest Park and Medicinal Plant Garden is place packed with numerous plant species of great medicinal value. These plants are used for different purposes of treating ailments.
Khadki Point is a place that offers captivating view and also serves as a famous trekking region in Toranmal. It is said that ages ago a wall ran along this hill town which is evidenced through the few number of bricks found during the excavation of the town a few years ago.
An enchanting sight awaits you at Lotus Lake locally known as Kamal Talao which is covered with beautiful lotus flowers. A stream originating from this lake flows into the Sita Khai presenting a wonderful sight of waterfall.
Machhindranath cave is naturally formed cave which is aid to be a meditating place of Saint Machindranath. Located in the vicinity to this cave are Machindranath Mandir and the Seat of Sage Markandeya.
Shopping in Toranmal
Shopping in the town is limited to few products. Cotton being a major crop grown in the area, clothes made of pure and soft cotton can be purchased. Sugarcane and tur are also available at best prices.
A destination that will leave you absolutely spellbound, Sita Khai is a place located nearly 1.5 kms from Toranmal. It comprises of a mesmerizing valley which got its name from Seedha Khai.
Torna Devi Temple
Torna devi temple is considered to be as old as 600 years when according to the folklore, the deity of the temple was enshrined. The idol of the Goddess is made up of black stone representing Torna Devi.
Yashavant Lake is a beautiful natural lake spreading over an area of 1.59 sq km. The lake derives its name from Yashwantrao Chavan, the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
What to eat in Toranmal:
Local Food and Cuisine
The town of Toranmal is quite famous for its sugarcane and its products. Being located in Maharashtra, the place also predominantly served the delicious and spicy Maharashtrian cuisine. Delicacies made out of tur, maize, wheat and jowar are quite famous here. Try out the local restaurants and roadside stall for authentic taste of the local dishes.