Places To Visit In Omkareshwar

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Here are the top 5 tourist attractions to see in Omkareshwar:

1. Omkareshwar Jyothirlinga temple

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1 km
from city center
1 out of 5
places to visit in Omkareshwar

One of the holiest shrines in the whole of India, the Omkareshwar or Omkar Mandhata temple is one of the twelve revered jyothirlingas in India. The temple is situated on an island called Mandhata, located at the meeting point of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri.

2. Kedareshwar Temple

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1 km
from city center
2 out of 5
places to visit in Omkareshwar

Built in the 11th century, the Kedareshwar temple is one of the most eminent shrines in Madhya Pradesh. The religious significance of the place attracts devotees and tourists from all over the world.

3. Parikrama on the island

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1 km
from city center
3 out of 5
places to visit in Omkareshwar

According to Hindu mythology, a walk around any positive source of energy provides one with positive energy too. It is considered to be a sacred thing and what better way to do it than a parikrama across the entire island.

4. Siddhanath Temple

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1 km
from city center
4 out of 5
places to visit in Omkareshwar

Located near the Omkar Mandhata temple, this 13th century temple is also an important temple here and is architecturally very interesting.

5. Sri Govinda Bhagavatpaada Cave

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1 km
from city center
5 out of 5
places to visit in Omkareshwar

Considered very religious by the Hindus, this cave has a main hall and a small sanctum with a Shivalingam. It is believed that it was here where Shankaracharya met the great saint Govinda Bhagwatpad and he took spiritual education and his deeksha under him.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Omkareshwar?

Day 1: Arrive in Omkareshwar and start by paying homage to God Shiva in Omkara Mandhata Temple, which is one of the revered Hindu jyotirlinga shrines. Proceed to 24 avatars group of temples, which are a group of beautifully designed and architectured temples. All 24 temples are different from the others in architecture and is a remarkable site. Spend the rest of the evening in the Ahilya ghat.

Day 2: Visit the Omkareshwar Temple and go for the Omkareshwar Parikrama. It is believed that the circular movement around the pious site cleanses the soul of its sins. Visit the Kajal Rani Cave, Shrimti Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi and Gauri Somnath Temple.

How can I commute within Omkareshwar?

Tourists who arrive at the banks of the river can go across in two ways- by crossing the bridge which connects the temple to the other side of the river or by taking the steamer. Tourists can also travel locally by buses, auto-rickshaws, boats, steamers or taxis.
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