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Wardha is a city and a municipal council in Wardha district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the administrative headquarters of Wardha district. Wardha gets its name from the Wardha River which flows at the North, West and South boundaries of district. Founded in 1866, the town is now an important centre for the cotton trade. It was an important part of Gandhian Era.Geography and climateWardha is located at. It has an average elevation of 234 metres (767 feet).DemographicsWardha city is governed by a municipal council . According to a 2011 census, there are about 105,543 citizens within the municipal boundaries. Urbanization has helped developed neighboring villages including Sindi, sawangi, Borgaon, Pipri, Mhasala, Nalwadi and Chitoda.India census, Wardha district had a population of 1,296,157 Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Wardha has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 76%. In Wardha, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Wardha is the largest city in Wardha district.HistoryIt was included in the empire of the Mauryas, Shungas, Satavahanas and Vakatakas. Pravarapura, modern Pavnar, was once the capital of the Vakataka dynasty. Vakatakas were contemporary of Imperial Guptas. Prabhavatigupta, the daughter of Chandragupta II (Vikramaditya), was married with Vakataka ruler Rudrasena. The period of Vakatakas was 2nd to 5th century CE. The empire stretched from the Arabian sea in the west to the Bay of Bengal in the east, and from the Narmada river in the north to the Krishna-Godavari delta in south.Wardha is in Wardha District. Plan your holiday in Wardha and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our India day trip planning site .
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