Mahakaushal, also known as Mahakoshal, is the south-eastern region of Madhya Pradesh
. It lies in the upper reaches of the Narmada River Valley. The eastern Satpuras
and the districts of Jabalpur
come under the Mahakaushal region. Jabalpur
is the most important town in the region.
The Mahakaushal region is attractive with its vast funds of natural forest. Kanha National Park is part of this area. The region is also the home to a large population of adivasis (tribes) especially Baigas and Gonds. This area was earlier known as ‘The Baigadesh’.