Gondia is very close to the state of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and is considered the gateway to Maharashtra from Central and Eastern India. The city has a railway junction and is also notable for its historic airport. Gondia railway station is a Railway junction in Maharashtra, with heavy passenger and goods traffic. It is on the Howrah–Mumbai route. The Gondia–Jabalpur Junction (Madhya Pradesh) section of South East Central Railway runs North–South, along the valley of the Wainganga River. Gondia Airport is situated at Birsi (Kamtha), 12 km from Gondia City. This airstrip was built by the British in 1940, during World War-II. Three km from Gondia in Nagra village there are two Shiva Temples- one is Hemadpanthi Shiva temple and another ancient Shiv Temple restored by Archaeological Survey of India. Mandodevi Temple is about 20 km from Gondia on a small hill. Four hundred years old Ma Bamleshwari temple at Dongargarh situated in Maharashtra Chhattisgarh borders is about 79 km from Gondia. Lanjai Maa temple and Ancient Shiva Temple at Lanji are about 40 km away from Gondia situated in Madhya Pradesh. There are two old forts at Kamtha and at Ambagad near Gondia. There are many small ponds and forests in and around Gondia. Nagzira, Navegaon Bandh and Kanha Kesli are three important Wildlife Sanctuaries around Gondia. Asia’s largest natural caves of Stone Age are at Kachargarh which is 59 km from Gondia.