Balaghat is the seat of administration of Balaghat District
, in Madhya Pradesh
. It is situated 430 km south-east of the capital city, Bhopal
Major tourist attractions in and around the town include Rampaily Temple, Hatta Bawali (well), Nahlesara Dam, Gangulpara Tank and Water Fall and Dhuti Dam.
The nearest airport is at Nagpur. Balaghat Railway Station is situated on the narrow gauge line of Jabalpur-Gondiya section of South Eastern Railway. The nearest broad-gauge railway station is at Gondiya. By road, Balaghat is linked with
Seoni and Mandla.