Tourist Destination / Place Name and Short Description about place in 3-4 lines
Village of Hemalkasa is known for its Lok Biradari Project. The village was adopted by Dr Prakash Baba
Amte and his wife Dr Mandakini Amte in 1973.
Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra, India.
Unique Features / Exclusivity
Hemalkasa is well known for its thick forests and natural beauty and fish farming located on the
borders of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. It is a forest area primarily occupied by tribes and has
remote access. When the project of Lok BIradari was introduced at this place by the Amte family in 11973, the region had no facilities.
In the village of Hemalkasa Baba Amte with his son, Dr Prakash Amte and Dr Mandakini Amte, Baba
Amte’s daughter in law, founded the Lok Biradari Prakalp for holistic development and empowerment
of the Madia Gond community and other inhabitants around Bhamragad to make them self-sufficient and responsible citizens, aware of their rights and capable of standing for self.
The main language of the community living here is Madia. Projects run at Hemalkasa - Lok Biradari
● Bamboo Handicraft Workshop
● LBP Dairy
● LBP Poultry
● Fish Farming
● Lok Biradari Ashram School
● Amte’s Animal Ark
● LBP Hospital
Today Lok Biradari Prakalp is not only known for the upliftment of the Madia Gond tribe but also the
animal orphanage started by Dr Prakash Amte
The village of Hemalkasa is on the confluence of
three rivers on the borders of Maharashtra and
Chhattisgarh states. It is part of the Central Indian
The region is mostly dry throughout the year, and Summers are extreme. The temperatures in summersare around 30-40 degrees Celsius.
Winters here came to be as low as 10 degrees Celsius.
The average annual rainfall in this region is around 1064.1 mm.
Things to do
Visit various places in Hemalkasa
● Triveni Sangam Bhamragad
● Amte’s animal ark
● Bamboo Handicraft Workshop
Nearest tourist place
- Waterfall Dobur (17.5 KM)
- ● Hanuman mandir Kasanasur (23 KM)
- ● Sundarnagar Range National Park (64.1 KM)
How to travel to tourist place with distance and required time
How to travel to tourist place by Rail, Air, Road (train ,flight, bus ) with distance and required time
- by air: Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (323 KM)
- En tren: Balharshah Junction (163 KM)
- by bus: ST Buses and private vehicles are available from the Railway station.
Special food speciality and hotel
Traditional Maharashtrian Cuisine is to be found in the region
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
Nearest Post Office:- Sub Post Office (3.1 KM)
Nearest Police Station:- Bhamragarh Police Station (3 KM)
Nearest Hospital: - Lok Biradari Prakalp Hospital (1.5 KM)
Tour Operator Information
● Best time to visit is from October to April.
● The village is open to anyone who would like to visit.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi, Marathi.