Maheshwar Tourism

A quaint town seated in the district of Khargone in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Maheshwar is truly rich in its heritage, and is famous for its finest handloom fabrics. It is also among the most culturally sound place in Madhya Pradesh. Be it the forts, ghats, palaces, temples or any other site, tourists accumulate in huge numbers to enjoy their stay at Maheshwar.


Holkar Fort is one of the major attractions of Maheshwar. As the name suggests, it was the lavish palace of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, which is the reason why it is also known as the Queen’s Fort. Currently, the fort has been converted into a guesthouse, which is managed by the son of the last Maharaja of Indore, Prince Shivaji Rao Holkar. This fort is also the perfect example of Maratha architecture.

Mandleshwar is the temple town of Maheshwar, and is also a popular attraction among tourists. It has been mentioned in the Hindu epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.  The town is well known for its temples, fort complex and bathing ghats. The temples and fort of Mandleshwar have a remarkable charm to it due to the grandeur of its wonderful architecture. It is an amazing place to be visited by a lot of foreign nationals as well having interest in the art and spiritual values of India. Mandleshwar is a must-visit for all the tourists out there if you are a planning a trip to Madhya Pradesh due to its history and tourist places.

Narmada Ghat is another off-beat destination in close proximity to the town of Maheshwar surrounded with lush green environs. It is a perfect spot for picnicking and to enjoy a day off from all the worries and stress one has. It is located on the banks of river Narmada and is one of the many places constructed by Rani Ahilyabai.

Jaleshwar Temple is one of the major attractions of Maheshwar. The temple is dedicated to the third God in the Hindu triumvirate, Lord Shiva. He has many benevolent and fearsome forms. At the highest level Shiva is limitless, unstoppable, unchanging and invincible. To honour this, the Jaleshwar Temple was constructed.

Best Time to Visit Maheshwar
The best time to holiday at Maheshwar is during the winter season. While holidaying at this place, do not forget to buy Maheshwari cotton sarees for the women in your life.

How to reach Maheshwar
By Air – Nearest airport is the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, and is well connected by flights to cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bhopal.
By Train – The nearest railhead is at Barwaha; located about 39 km from Maheshwar. Trains from Mumbai, Delhi, Bhopal and many other Indian cities halt at the station. From the station, visitors can hire taxi for Maheshwar.
By Road – Several state-run buses do ply regularly from Indore, Bhopal, Khandwa, Dhar, Dhamnod and many other cities of Madhya Pradesh.


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