Hoshangabad is a city and a municipality in Hoshangabad district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a city in the central India region, located on the south bank of the Narmada River, and is the administrative center of Hoshangabad District.The city was earlier called Narmadapur after the river Narmada however later the name was changed to Hoshangabad.
The city is famous for the beautiful Sethani ghat along the banks of river Narmada. There are colourful celebrations in the city on Narmada Jayanti. During celebrations this year the CM announced that efforts to rename the town. A Satsang Bhavan on the ghat has regular visits by Hindu saints who hold regular religious discourses on Ramcharitmanas and Geeta. Hoshangabad is well connected by road and rail from the state capital, Bhopal and it is about 70 km away from it. It is connected by rail with all major cities of the state. One of its tehsils, Itarsi is linked with all major cities of the country due to junction of main railway routes of the country. It is 18 km from the district head-quarter. From Itarsi, one can reach Pachmarhi via Pipariya, which is 64 km by train.