is the nearest airport, 97 Km away from Mandla district, while Nagpur, 250
Km away from Mandla is the nearest most convenient airport. Indian
Airlines operates daily Delhi-Nagpur (7:15) and Mumbai-Nagpur (6:40 &
19:40) flights. Jet Airways also has a daily flight schedule of Mumbai-Nagpur
Jabalpur is the nearest railhead. Daily trains
between Delhi and Jabalpur are Mahakoshal Exp. (16:25) and Gondwana
Express (14:30), while Mumbai is connected through the Mahanagari Exp.
(00:10), Rajendra Ngr Exp. (23:40), Kolkata Mail (21:25), LTT RJPB Exp.
(22:10) and Gorakhpur Express (6:35). Other major trains plying to
Jabalpur include Sanghamitra Exp. (Bangalore-Jabalpur, 6:57, Tue & Fri)
and Varanasi Exp. (Chennai-Jabalpur, 17:30, Mon & Sat).
There are regular to and fro bus services available from Jabalpur
to Mandla. Cars can be hired from all the nearby towns to reach Mandla.
The drive from Nagpur to Mandla takes around 6 hours by car. The travel
up to Seoni (130 km) on the Jabalpur National Highway is a smooth drive.
From Seoni, take a right turn to Keolari, Nainpur and Chiraidongri to
finally reach the Mandla. Another option is the drive from Jabalpur (well
connected by train to major Indian cities) via Tikaria and Mandla.