Hemalkasa - DOT-Maharashtra Tourism

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Tourist Destination / Place

Village of Hemalkasa is known for its LokBiradari Project. The village was adopted by Dr Prakash Baba Amte and his wife DrMandakiniAmte in 1973.

Districts / Region

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 LokBIradari 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, DrPrakashAmte and DrMandakiniAmte, Baba Amte’s daughter in law, founded the LokBiradariPrakalp for holistic development and empowerment of the MadiaGond 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 - LokBiradariPrakalp
●    Bamboo Handicraft Workshop
●    LBP Dairy
●    LBP Poultry
●    Fish Farming
●    LokBiradari Ashram School
●    Amte’s Animal Ark
●    LBP Hospital
Today LokBiradariPrakalp is not only known for the upliftment of the MadiaGond tribe but also the animal orphanage started by DrPrakashAmte.


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 Forest.

Weather / Climate

The region is mostly dry throughout the year, and Summers are extreme. The temperatures in summers are 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
●    TriveniSangamBhamragad
●    Amte’s animal ark
●    Bamboo Handicraft Workshop

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Nearest Tourist Place

  • Waterfall Dobur (17.5 KM)
  • Hanuman mandirKasanasur (23 KM)
  • Sundarnagar Range National Park (64.1 KM)

How To Travel To Tourist Place

By Air , Rail, Road (Flight, Train , Bus ) with distance and required time

  • By Flight : Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (323 KM)
  • By Train : 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:- LokBiradariPrakalp 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.

परिसरात बोलली जाणारी भाषा

English, Hindi, Marathi.