The tribal district of Mandla forms a part of the Satpura Range
that separate the cotton growing of the south and the wheat growing Malwa Plateau in the north. It lies almost entirely in the catchment area of the river Narmada
and its tributaries.
are the most significant tribes. The total area is 5,800 sq km and the population is about 800,000. The climate is moderate.
The famous tiger sanctuary, Kanha National Park, is one of the favorite destinations for both domestic as well as foreign tourists. Neelkanth Mahal, Niwas and Nainpur are other major tourist spots.