Garga River.-A stream which rises under Bairat. It runs nearly north-west throughout its course passing near the villages, of Dakna, Daoni and Sirpur, and unites with the
Tapti immediately under the southern face of the fort of Amner.
Ganoja.-Taluk Amraoti, houses 326, population 1,421, has a small fair held on the bright 15th of Margashlrsh (December) in honour of Devi and attended by four to five thousand persons, chiefly Brahmans, who come here to perform their family rites. The more devout spend three nights at the shrine.
Gawilgarh.-A full description of this grand old fortress will be found in the chapter on History and Antiquities; and it is needless to repeat it here. To-day the pastoral Gaolis from whose forefathers, centuries gone by, it took its name, are its only inhabitants save an occasional panther; and their herds alone drink at the tanks which once supplied water to a stately court and a strong garrison. In the monsoon the water oyerflows in a torrent down the precipitous hillside. The darbar steps on which princes have held audience are a favourite resort for picnics from Chikalda in the hot weather, the great banyan tree which has spread its boughs across them affording a delightful shade; while another class of sightseer has scribbled its names and its vulgarities in three languages on the walls of the lesser mosque. The Archaeological Department has decided that it is impossible to do anything to restore the ruins; and though money is spent from time to time in removing rank vegetation from the walls, they are bound as years go by to lapse into greater decay.
Ghatang.-I snot mentioned in the village list of the Melghat though a small colony of Korkus lives there. The place is important only as a half-way house on the road from Ellichpur, being 15 miles from the latter place and the same distance from Chikalda, which is reached by a branch from the main road about a mile out of the village. A combined dak and inspection bungalow has been established here for the convenience of officers and travellers; the Korku Mission have a station not far from the village and there is a police road-post.
Ghuikhed.-Taluk Chandur, houses 496, population 2,542, lies on the old Bombay-Nagpur dak line twelve miles south of Chandur railway station, and is a large but uninteresting village with the usual school and post office. The patels of
Ghuikhed are very well-to-do and have steadily refused an entry to the village to Marwaris, preferring to keep the moneylending business in their own hands.