|Mandla is a town with municipality in Mandla district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Mandla District. The town is picturesquely situated in a loop of the Narmada River, which surrounds it on three sides, and for 15 miles between Mandla and Ramnagar the river flows in a deep bed unbroken by rocks. The Narmada is worshiped here, and many beautiful ghats have been constructed on the banks of the river. It was a capital of the Gondwana dynasty who built a palace and a fort.