The town is over a thousand years old, and is surrounded by a forest which belongs to the Narmada river valley. It is located 120 km from Indore, the commercial capital of the state.
As of 2011 India census, Mundi had a population of 30,000. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mundi has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 52%. In Mundi, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
"Mundi" is located at 22.07°N 76.5°E / 22.07; 76.5. It has an average elevation of 300 metres (1000 feet)."Mundi" is located on the Main Road's & Highway's, with daily connections to Khandwa, Indore, Bhopal, Dewas etc.
The name of the city is derived from "Mundari" (meaning ring or circle shape). During the rise of Buddhism, the East Nimar region was included in the Avanti Kingdom under Chand Pradyota Mahesana, which was later added to the growing empire of Magadha by Shishunaga. From the early 2nd century BC to the late 15th century AD, the Nimar Region (earlier a part of Khandesh) was ruled by many emperors from many dynasties, which include Mauryas, Shungas, Satvahanas, Kardamakas, Abhiras, Vakatakas, Imperial Guptas, Kalchuris, Vardhanas (of Harsha Vardhana fame), Chalukyas, Kanungos, Rashtrakutas, Paramaras, Faruki etc. A Well is situated at ‘’’Koteshwer’’’ or ‘’’Loteshwer’’’, created by Pandhawas. ‘’’Renuka Dham’’’ is another ancient temple. Since the mid-16th century to the early 18th century, the Nimar region, was under the rule of Aurangzeb, Bahadur Shah, Peshwas, Sindhia, Bawaniya, Holkar, Pawar, (Marathas), Pindaris etc. Later from early part of the mid-18th century, the management of the Nimar region came under the British.
Shree Singaji Thermal Power Project Phase I is a 2 x 600 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station. It is located near Dongalia village in the district of Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India.
It is a colony for people who work in the thermal power plant MPPGCL staff leaving in colony. Most of the officers on important posts in Singaji Thermal Power Plant reside in Shivariya Township.
The Mundi area has a developing industrial sector because of the Saint Singaji Thermal Power Plant and the Indira Sagar Pariyojna. There are small and medium scale industries such as diary, poetry firm, cloth industry etc. and presently large scale industry are also in developing stage.
Famous tourism spots are:Hanuvantiya Water Sport Complex
Sant Singaji Dham
Sant Bokhardas Saint Gulabdas Baba Mandir
Maa Renuka Dham
Mata Mandir Mundi
Koteshwer /Loteshwer Mandir
Lal Bhahdur Shastri Bus Stand
Mundi Bus Stand
Government Degree College
St. Mary's Convent High School
Govt.Boy's Higher Sec. School
Sant Singaji Higher Secondary School
Aasha Devi Public School
Saraswati Vidya Mandir
Model Public School
Sanskar Public School
Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir
Rewottama international school.
Generally city people play volleyball or Cricket.There are many sport clubs active in city. Other sports like Kabaddi,Kho-Kho etc. are also played among kids and youths. In Mundi, an emphasis has been given on development of sports and to provide opportunities to the talent present in the city, many tournaments are organized by locales. e.g. GDC Cricket Club - Cricket Tournament
Royal Volleyball Club- Volleyball Tournament
Teams from all over the countries take part in these tournaments and people from all nearby places come to enjoy these sports. Traditional rural sports like Bailgadhi Pratiyogita (bull-cart race) are also organized and cheered by huge crowd. An Indoor sports stadium is announced to be constructed by Mayor Shri Santosh Rathore where children would be able to show their talent in field of Sports.Government Hospital
Gupta Nurshing Home
Bank of India
Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank
Nimar Sahkari Gramin Bank
Dena Bank [Bir Br.]
State Bank Of India [Shivriya Br. & Bangarda Br.]
Union Bank Of India
Mundi is connected to SH-41 (Khandwa-Mundi-Ashta State Highway), SH-41A (Omkareshwer-Nagar-Punasa State Highway) and to Indore, Khandwa, Bhopal, Burhanpur, Nagpur etc. Indian Railway started Khandwa-Bir passenger to connect Khandwa railway junction to Mundi. More than 200 buses operate and provide road connectivity to major cities of the State.The local transport system which includes mini buses, tempos to provide connectivity to more than 40 nearby villages.