Maheshwar Travel Essentials


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"The temple town of Madhya Pradesh."

Maheshwar Tourism

Located on the banks of the River Narmada, this gorgeous town is largely referred to as the temple town of Madhya Pradesh. It also holds a lot of mythological and historical importance given the fact that it has found a mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

This was the capital of Queen of the Maratha Malwa kingdom Rani Ahilyabai province, Holkar. She beautified the city with many buildings and public works, the Maratha architecture and this city was also home to her extravagant palace. Maheshwar is a renowned hub for its production of Maheshwari sarees, which makes this place a paradise for shopaholics.

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There are various ghats, including the Narmada Ghat, Peshwa Ghat and Ahilya Ghat, where one can head to while in Maheshwar to witness the beauty of the pristine river. The markets of the city are sure to leave you spellbound too, with the variety of products they have in there. Most of the products are from the handloom sector, and the major attraction for all the ladies visiting Maheshwar are the famous Maheshwari Sarees. The sarees are handwoven and are a luxury in itself, with beautiful fabrics and patterns.

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The premier attraction of this place is the Holkar Fort aka Rani Ahilyabai's Fort. While you're in the city, we suggest you first to complete all the attractions in the city and then go out for excursions and hence you can leave Mandleshwar, Kasrawad and Khargone for the later part of your journey. Meanwhile, you can visit the famous temples of this place - Jaleshwar Temple, Ahilyeshwar Temple, Omkareshwar Temple, Pandrinath Temple and Rajaraheshwara Temple. On the next day, you can explore the Narmada Ghat and Rajwada and then leave for the three exotic excursions.

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The nearest Airport and major railway station to Maheshwar is Indore. One can reach from all the major cities of the country to Maheshwar through all the three modes of transportation through Indore. One can then take a taxi from Indore to reach Maheshwar, which is 90 km away.

How to reach Maheshwar by flight

The nearest aerodrome is the Indore Airport which is 91 km away from the city. Indore is connected to all the key cities via air, and it wouldn't be a problem to reach Maheshwar from Indore as the cabs are available in plenty.

How to reach Maheshwar by road

Maheshwar is well connected by road to various cities of the state, and hence it is also easy to visit Maheshwar from any part of the country. State-run buses start from Barwaha, Indore and Khandwa are available.

How to reach Maheshwar by train

The nearest railway station is Marwaha which is 39 km away from the town of Maheshwar. Though, not all trains halt here. The major train station nearest to Maheshwar is Indore which is 80 km away. Maheshwar is easily traversable through road from there on.

Local transport in Maheshwar

Intra city commuting is very comfortable. Most types of intra city transport vehicles - auto rickshaws, share auto rickshaws, taxis, buses are available here. Hence, getting from one attraction to the other wouldn't take much effort here.

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Who should visit Maheshwar?

Maheshwar is ideal for people interested in witnessing the rich culture and history of the place. The beautiful temples can be a peaceful break from all the hustle-bustle of the city life.

What are the places near Maheshwar?

The top places near to Maheshwar are Mandu which is 27 km from Maheshwar, Indore which is located 66 km from Maheshwar, Bawangaja which is located 78 km from Maheshwar, Omkareshwar which is located 59 km from Maheshwar, Ujjain which is located 113 km from Maheshwar

What are the things to do in Maheshwar?

The top things to do in Maheshwar are Holkar Fort, Mandleshwar, Rajwada, Shopping in Maheshwar, Narmada Ghat, Jaleshwar Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Maheshwar here

What is the best way to reach Maheshwar?

The nearest Airport and major railway station to Maheshwar is Indore. One can reach from all the major cities of the country to Maheshwar through all the three modes of transportation through Indore. One can then take a taxi from Indore to reach Maheshwar, which is 90 km away.
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What is the best time to visit Maheshwar?

The best time to visit Maheshwar is from October-March. The climate in Maheshwar reaches the extremes both during summers and winters. The temperature rises to 35 to 40 degrees Celcius during the summers, and sometimes it goes up to 45 degrees Celcius during the month of May. The winters drop to a mere 5 degrees Celcius during nights. However, Maheshwar has pleasant winter mornings. The monsoon season has a decent amount of rainfall which shall not be a problem. As this destination believes in worshipping Lord Shiva, the ideal time to come here would be during the months February or March, when Shivratri is celebrated.
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What is not so good about Maheshwar?

The place might not have everything to offer to all types of tourist. Being majorly a temple town, the place has a historical and educational backdrop which might not interest every group of tourist.

What is famous about Maheshwar?

A cuturally rich town which is beautiful to explore. A true mirror to the spectrum of culture our country is.

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Gauravi Deshpande

5 years ago
Maheshwar's Holkar Rajwada is awesome and Narmada ghat is also well known place. I just love that Rajwada. Best place for shopping is Maheshwar. Maheshwar sarees are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rohit Shroff

6 years ago
- Have a guide with you or make a well researched plan for yourself and only then embark on to your trip.
- If you visit this place during the winters, make sure you carry woolen clothes along bec (Read More)ause it gets really cold at nights.
- Do not leave your kids alone during the Mahashivratri festival because Maheshwar is flocked by thousands of people during that time.
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