Shahdol is the administrative headquarters of Shahdol District, in Madhya Pradesh. It is a major agricultural trade center in the district; rice and wheat being the main produce. Shahdol is 592 km east of Bhopal.
Major tourist attraction include the Virateshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Sohagpur Vanganga and
Amarkantak, a major pilgrim center for the Hindus.