Hin: बालाघाट bālāghāṭ

‘Above the Ghat’  [Burha] Town/District Madhya Pradesh (MP)

From Hin: bālā, ‘high’, ‘above’;  and ghāṭ, ‘path or stairway to the river’; ‘ford or landing-place’.

The Wainganga river flows through Balaghat, a modern township built on an ancient Gond kingdom.

Tile factories, rice mills, timber and minerals are an important part of modern Balaghat’s economy.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Madhya Pradesh place names.

 

Bridges over the Wainganga, Balaghat

Bridges over the Wainganga, Balaghat          Vikalp ganvir