Gondia, also spelt as Gondiya, is a vital city in Maharashtra. The city gloats the sobriquet of 'Rice City' because of the presence of 250 rice mills in its boundaries. There are numerous tobacco industries in Gondia as well. The Gond dynasty ruled over Gondia in foregone times. The main business during their rule was production of natural lak, known as gond in Hindi, from palas and babul trees. This gave this place the name Gondia.
Perched in the southern region of River Godavri, Gondia is elevated at 1000 feet above sea level. It is proliferated across 30 km. square. Gondia lies close to the heart of the country i.e. Madhya Pradesh and is known as the gateway to Maharashtra from Central & Eastern India. There are no picturesque surroundings in Gondia and it experiences contrasting temperatures amid year. The summers are searing as the mercury level touches 42° during day and drops at 28° at night. During the winter season, temperature remains constant between 10°-25° during days and nights.
The prime attractions of Gondi include the names like Navegaon National Park and Nagzira. The populace of Gondia mainly converses in Marathi but Hindi is also spoken as well.