Tikamgarh District is located in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh
. It lies on the Bundelkhand
plateau between the Jamni
, a tributary of the Betwa
, and Dhasan
rivers. Tikamgarh covers an area of 5,048 sq km and the population is over 1 million.
Tikamgarh had a glorious past as it was earlier ruled by the Mauryas, Sungas, Guptas, Chandellas, Khangras and Bundelas.
About 90 percent of the annual rainfall is received during the south-west monsoon season (June - September), July being the rainiest month.
Ahar, an ancient village said to have been populated by Jamalpur Ahars and an important Jain Center; Kundeshwar - famous for Kundadev Mahadev temple; Orchha - a famous religious center of the Hindus known for its religious and cultural heritage; Jatara,
Baldeogarh, and Achroo Mata are the popular tourist destinations.