Where is Balharshah in India?
Balharshah is a city located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. This city is named after the King Ballar Shah who once ruled this land while he changed his capital from Sirpur to Balharshah, the former name of the town. With a rich historical and cultural past, today, Ballarpur (formerly named Balharshah) is one of the largest industrial areas of this region. Balharshah is also the largest manufacturer of writing and printing paper in India. Besides, the city also hosts some good educational institutions and also is awarded as the most beautiful Railway Station.
Balharshah is Famous for?
Balharshah is famous for its historical past as King Ballar Shah ruled over here and also built Balharshah Fort. Still, the ruins of the Balharshah Fort can be seen today on the bank of river Wardha.
Hindu and Buddhist kings ruled the region for a long time. Gond Kings took over the reins from Dana Chiefs around 9th century and continued to rule till 1751 after which it became a part of the Maratha Empire
Balharshah is also famous for its production of Papers by Paper Industry and Mills running in the city which manufactures the most significant number of printing papers in India.
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Recently, Balharshah railway station was also awarded as one of the most beautiful railway stations in India which also makes it more famous in Today’s world.
Balharshah Railway Station and Award
In the drive of beautification of Indian Railway Stations, nominations were invited all across the Indian Railways zones. With the help of the participation of local artists, the landscaping was done, and the Ministry of Railways awarded Balharshah and Chandrapur (Nagpur Division) with first prize.
Ballarshah and Chandrapur railway stations were decorated with paintings and sculptures depicting the Tadoba forest. It was welcomed by the passengers where they experienced the rich wildlife beauty in vivid colors painted on the walls of these two railway stations.
Both the station won a prize of Rs. 10 lakh as per a statement by the Ministry of Railways. Also according to the report, Madhubani Railway station under Samastipur division of East Central Railway in, Bihar has been declared the second-best along with Madurai Railway Station (Southern Railway). More than 100 artists adorned Madhubani station with renowned Madhubani paintings in only ten days.
Why was Balharshah awarded?
While it was awarded the most beautiful Railway Station in India along with Chandrapur, both of Nagpur Division. The question which arises how and why? For this, we are here presenting you with every aspect of which you will find it.
- It is decorated with Tadoba forest sculptures, which is one of the best sculptures with local arts.
- Local artists played a vital role in decoration; hence, the art form was what they were experienced with, which made it easier to paint them and make station premises look fantastic.
- The look-wise outlook of Balharshah was welcomed by passengers and liked by them.
- It made passengers traveling by to understand the local culture of Balharshah and India and its wildlife.
- The local art by this method was promoted within the youths.
Now we have the points which make clear what can be the reason of Balharshah receiving the Best Railway Station Award. However, the procedure which was being followed up by the Ministry of Railways is still unknown.
Moreover, we advise you to go and have a visit to Balharshah Railway Station and Enjoy its beauty on your own.
Some random camera clicked photos of Balharshah Railway Station :