Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was Mahishmati, capital of king Kartivarjun. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Revived to its ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. Maheshwar’s temples and mighty fort-complex stand in quiet beauty, mirrored in the river below. Today, Maheshwar is also known for its distinctive handwoven sarees known as “Maheshwari” saress.
Folklore and history enhance the charm of these soothingly picturesque towns, bringing back the child-like wonder; the kind you experienced on listening to the myths from your dear ones.
The best time to visit Maheshwar is between Sept to March.
How to Reach Maheshwar
The nearest Domestic Airport is Devi AhilyabaiHolkar Airport, Indore (95 km ). It is well connected to cities like Varanasi, Delhi, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Bhopal, Hyderabad and Kolkata. The second nearest International Airport is Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal (264 kms). Frequent flights to various national and international destinations take off from here.
The nearest railway station is Omkareshwar Railway Station located at a distance of 12 km from the Omkareshwar city. It is situated on the major Ratlam-Khandwa railway line and is linked with the cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Puri, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Ratlam.
Maheshwar is connected to Indore, Khandwa and Ujjain by regular bus/cab service.
Tour Packages for Maheshwar
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