Satna is a city in the heartland of middle India and a municipal corporation in Satna district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Satna District. Satna is a border city of the state and is touched by the borders of state of UttarPradesh.
Satna district is has some major religious tourism spots including, Chitrakoot and Maihar. Satna district is also proud to have an ancient city of Buddhist culture named 'Bharhut', whose archaeological remains are displayed in many museums in India and abroad. Tulsi museum at Ramvan, 16 km away from the city, has many unique artistic sculptures of ancient times found in this area. Lord Shiva Temple at Birsinghpur is also a famous and old temple in the region. Satna is the nearest Indian rail-way station for world famous temples of Khajuraho and that is why many foreigner tourists can be spotted here any time of the year. Tourists normally hire the four wheeler directly from outside of the railway station with the help of MP tourism office to go to Khajuraho and come back.
Satna is also famous for scenic temples. One of those temples, named "Venktesh Mandir", is situated near Mukhtyarganj. It was constructed between 1876 - 1925 by the royal family of Deorajnagar. Dali Baba is a very ancient place of worship of satna,said to be established in 1857 by Abdaldas Baba. Jain temple was constructed in 1880 and Pranami Mandir in 1890.A new temple named "Pashupati Nath" has been also built recently on the outskirts of Satna.There are temples of Saibaba, located at Dhawari and Sindhi colony where hundreds of people gather every Thursday for worship. One more famous temple is "Shiv temple" on the bank of Jagatdev Talab, a man made water reservoir. Around Satna Khajuraho, Ramvan, Chitrakoot and world famous temple of Maa Sharda is in Maihar which is a sub-town of Satna.there are also big hanuman statue near ramban 16 k.m.away from satna city at rewa road.