Wardha District is located in the western part of Maharashtra, India, and falls under the Nagpur Division. The district’s administrative headquarters is the city of Wardha. Other significant cities in the district are Hinganghat, Pulgaon, Arvi, and Wardha itself. According to the 2011 census, the district’s population was 1,300,774, with around 26.28% residing in urban areas.

The historical roots of Wardha District stretch back to ancient times, with its involvement in various empires like the Mauryas, Shungas, Satavahanas, and Vakatakas. The town of Pravarpur, now known as Pavnar, once served as the capital of the Vakataka dynasty.

Wardha is renowned for being the home of numerous influential social reformers. Mahatma Gandhi established his final ashram in Wardha, a site of historical significance. This district also became a hub for other notable social activists such as Vinoba Bhave, Baba Amte, and Jamnalal Bajaj.

Notably, in April 2015, Wardha, along with Gadchiroli and Chandrapur districts, was declared alcohol-free, with a ban on the issuance of liquor-trade licenses in these areas. Interestingly, despite its connection to Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals, Wardha has faced challenges related to the illicit production and distribution of alcohol, leading to recent crackdowns on such activities.