Shahdol is a town in eastern Madhya Pradesh state of India. It lies on the bank of Murna River, a tributary of the Son River, about 177 km of Bilaspur.
Larger portion of the city is made of hills covered by a belt of sal trees and mixed forests. The town is an agricultural market; chief crops of the region include rice, millet, wheat, and sesame. Shahdol has a government college and a law school affiliated with Awadhesh Pratap Singh University. There are historical Hindu ruins dating back to 12th century. A portion of the region was part of the former Rewa princely state and consists of the upper Son River valley between the Kaimur and Maikala ranges.