The name Itarsi derives from intt (brick) and rassi (rope) which used to be traded around the town. But now a plywood factory has replaced "intt" and "rassi." Itarsi is in Hoshangabad District, south of the city of Hoshangabad. A commercial hub for agricultural goods and is famous for its railway junction.  The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary and Tawa Dam are nearby. It has Ordnance Factory Itarsi which manufactures products for the Indian Armed Forces.
Itarsi has the large Tawa reservoir. Tawa Reservoir is on the Tawa River in central India. The reservoir was formed by the construction of the Tawa Dam, which began in 1958 and was completed in 1978. The dam provides for irrigation to several thousand hectares of farming land in Hoshangabad and Harda districts. Fishing in inland water bodies such as flood plain lakes, river, estuaries and reservoirs, has an important role for rural people.

Itarsi, Night view of Itarsi city

Local Guide


Mithai & Namkeens shops in Itarsi
Not a foodie place, but the town has few good mithai shops and bakeries.

Gordhan Bakery
Neelam Food Centre
Sainath Namkeen & Provision Store
Kishore Restaurant

Shopping in Itarsi

Best shops
LKG Jewellers | Jewellers in Itarsi