Where on the earth is the Madman’s farm ?
The Madman’s Farm is located 180 KMs from Bhopal (MP, India) and 140 KM from Jabalpur on National Highway 12 (Jaipur – Jabalpur). The nearest railhead is Gadarwara (GAR) 60 KMS away. The farm is next to a forest , at the foot of a mountain (part of Vidhyachal ranges). We have spotted many types of birds and wild animals. The farm is 4 KMs from the Highway and situated in serene settings conducive for study of self and experiencing nature.
How to Reach :
Air : Nearby airports are Jabalpur(120KM) and Bhopal (160KM) , nearest International Airport is New Delhi(800KM)
Train : Nearest railway station is Gadarwara (GAR) (50KM) though not all trains stops at Gadarwara. One may rather get down at Itarsi (ET) which is one of biggest junction in country. Most of the train going to Jabalpur / Bengal / Bihar will pass through Gadarwara. One may also come via Jabalpur (JBP) or Bhopal (BPL) – both of which are well connected.
Bus : There are regular buses from Bhopal (ISBT) near Habibganj Railway Station. Usually there are buses every 30-40mins (5:30 AM to 8:00 PM) though early morning buses have lesser stops.The buses are not very comfortable though they can drop you right at the junction of the farm. (Budhanwada village Junction). If you are coming via Gadarwara, you will have to take a Bus to Udaipura (40KM) and then to Deori (15KM).
Car : The shortest driving route is via National Highway 12 (Jaipur Jabalpur). Bhopal – Obedullaganj – Bari – Bareli – Udaipura – Deori (farm is 3KM before Deori). There is an alternate route that avoids heavy traffic NH-12 partly. (Bhopal – Chiklod (towards Bhojpur) – Bari – Bareli – Udaipura- Deori). Both routes are around 160-170KM.
However, please check the condition of road before coming via NH-12 as it gets heavily damaged in monsoon. In this case the best driving route is Bhopal-Raisen-Gairatganj-Silwani-Udaipura-Deori (180KM) This road is usually well maintained with very little traffic and scenic journey. Thus, this will be the recommended driving route in most cases.
- The area is bestowed with experiences of all kinds of weather ! The summers get really hot (March-June – peak upto 45 degrees) , Monsoon brings abundant rains (July to Oct – Average Rainfall – 1200mm) and one can also enjoy lovely winters (Nov-Feb – minimum temperature can be upto 3 degrees).
- Best time to visit is based on your whims about weather ! We love all three seasons.