Vidisha District lies on the Vindhya Plateau, situated in the fork of the Betwa
rivers. During the 5th and 6th centuries BC, it became an important trade center and a lively city under the Sungas, Nagas, Satvahanas
. Emperor Ashoka
was governor of Vidisha, and which is mentioned in
's immortal Meghdoot.
Vidisha covers an area of 7,371 sq km with a population of 1 million. The climate is generally dry except during the south-west monsoon season.
Udaigiri Caves, Heliodorus Pillar, Bijamandal Mosque, Maladevi Temple, Hindola Torana, Bajramath Temple, Shalbhanjika, and Udayeshwara Temple are some of the main attractions.