Hin: बैतूल baitūla
‘No Cotton (Land)’ [Badnur] City/District, Madhya Pradesh (MP)
From Hin: bē, ‘without’, ‘devoid of’; and tūlam, ‘cotton’; and bāzāra, ‘market-place’
The assumption here is that Betul and Betul Bazaar were beyond the main cotton-growing areas of the region.
Betul is close to the Satpura National Park and the border with Maharashtra.