Nagbhid, with 6,159 inhabitants in 1961 is a considerable
village in Brahmapuri tahsil, situated to its north-west. It lies
104.60 km. (65 miles) north-west of Candrapur. It is, however,
a straggling village which has grown up without any conscious
plan and the confusion of its houses and the tortuousness of its
lanes are brought into strong contrast by the high road which
cuts a ruthlessly straight line undeviatingly through its inhabited
locality. This is the Candrapur-Umred road which ultimately
runs to Nagpur. A branch emanating from this road connects
Brahmapuri, the tahsil headquarters. Nagbhid has risen to
importance since its inclusion on the railway map and has now
become a junction where the Candrapur-Gondia railway line
forks, one arm branching towards Nagpur. At one time the
place was celebrated for tasar silk spinning and weaving and the
yarn produced here was of a very fine texture. This industry
is almost extinct now. There is a Khoja trading family which
deals almost in everything including hides, bones, cloth, stationery
and cutlery, pharmaceuticals, tembru leaves, and groceries. It
also owns rice and oil mills, a enema theatre and a petrol pump.
A weekly bazar is held here on Thursdays and an annual fair
is held on Mahasivratra, about a mile from the village. Conspicuous for miles around as a white spot against a dark back
ground of hill is a temple. Behind the temple is a natural cave.
Nagbhid has two high schools, pancayat samiti, a police station,
post and telegraph office, a primary health centre and a veterinary dispensary. The rest-house here is built on somewhat an eerie spot strewn with some Muhammedan tombs. Amidst dense forest growth, about three and a half miles from Candrapur-Nagbhid road near Nagbhid, nestles a beautiful expansive talav, called Ghodajhari. There is a rest-house in the vicinity.