Toranmal plateau has elevation of 1,143 meters of above mean sea level. It is the second coolest hill station in the Maharashtra State . Toranmal is the vast green plateau of 15.65 Sq.Km. Toranmal hill station is well known in the North Maharashtra region for its beautyand climate since long. It occupies the highest range of Satpudas qualifying it as hill station. Nestled in the dense lush green forests of Satpudas mountain ranges. It still hasconsiderable salubrious and cool climate during summer season.The population of Toranmal is 3,000 of which 60 % are tribals. There are two well-known stories that explain how Toranmal got its name. One version goes as that, it derived name from frequently occurring plant known by the name 'Torana'
(Zizyphus rugosa). By another story, the place is named after the goddess called by name "Torana" whose temple is located at the top of the hillock, which is worshipped by the local tribals. 'Mal' is the wordused to hill.
History of Toranmal
Toranmal plateau was once the seat of rulers of Mandu (now in Madhya Pradesh). Local tribals living around the plateau still have high regards for this once a seat of dynastic power and call the plateau by name - 'Gadh'. As a respect for this place, the local tribals used to come every year on Mahashivratri day. British came over here 125 years ago and they constructed Church 100 years back, which is still in existence.
It is an immense pleasure to visit the Eco-Tourism Center . It attracts tourists for its highheritage culture of adivasis and aesthetic beauty. Toranmal is photographer's delight, a challenge to hikers & adventure lovers, a great subject for Artists, patron of imaginations to Poets, Lyricists & Writers. The one holiday destination, where tourists are tempted by wonder of nature. The tourists are attracted by the beautiful Yashawant lake, thrilling & exciting points in nearby areas, wonderful location of
Forest Rest Houses spread over anarea of 2.00 Hector, the famous Machchhindranath caves, Children Park & the Eco-friendly environment throughout the year. Seasons for visit to Toranmal are October, Diwali, Christmas holidays, summer for cool air and rainy season for foggy weather.