Maheshwar Tourism

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Abhishek kumar Shrivastava

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1 reviewPosted 3 years ago

An ancient India Ahilya Fort

Here I'm going to give light on an epic place of India Maheshwar. Maheshwar is a City in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. We can reach there by road located 13 km east of National Highway 3 (AB high4ay) from Dhamnod and 91 km from Indore, the commercial capital of the state Madhya Pradesh. The City lies on the north bank of the Narmada River.

The peaceful, riverside town of Maheshwar has its own history. There is a historic buildings known as Ahilya Bai Fort. There was a temple on the bank of Narmada River. One more thing would be noticed there is a Maheshwari handloom sarees. There's a beautiful Ghat to refresh your mind and a small garden nearby fort. In garden we can see a huge statue of Devi Ahilya. I've been there two times and willing to visit there again. I requested to you to all to go there and see our culture and natural beauty.

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Gaurav Agrawal

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9 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Best kept place with significant historic importance

Beautiful place with great historic importance. We were returning from Indore, MP to our hometown Shirdi, MH, when we thought of visiting Maheshwar, on our route, NH 3, Agra Mumbai. It's about 70 to 80 kms from Indore. The place is well maintained, as the structure stands proudly yet the same as it was.

It's the palace of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar, who bravely looked after the Maratha empire in the Indore Praant. Her residential house, is beautiful with her swords and other arms on the display. The palace is really picturesque, with a huge stone carved Shiva Temple, all on the banks of river Narmada. You can also chill out a with boating available there.

Besides, Maheshwari Sarees are world famous for their artistic designs, which are available at the various retails near the palace. The place is worth a visit near Indore.

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  • Best kept place with significant historic importance
  • Best kept place with significant historic importance
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Maheshwar Overview

Maheshwar is a holy town situated on the banks of River Narmada in Khargone District of Madhya Pradesh. It is the commercial capital of the state producing huge amounts of sarees and cotton yarns.

Derived from the name of Lord Shiva, Maheshwar in Hindi means ‘habitat of Shiva’. It is believed that King Sahasrarjun, husband of 500 wives stopped River Narmada with his 1,000 arms to create a play field for his wives. During this time, Ravana made a shivalinga on the riverside. When he released the water of the river, the shivalinga was washed away, which resulted in war between the two. After the victory of the king, he placed ten lamps on Ravana’s heads and one on his hand. At present, 11 lamps are lighted in the Sahasrarjun Temple that keeps the event alive.

Since the 5th century, Maheshwar is the centre for handloom weaving factories, which deliver India's finest handloom fabric. During the 18th century, the state served as the capital of Rajmata Ahilya Devi Holkar, the ruler of Indore, who encouraged infrastructural developments in the town.

The holy town is popular for its views of Narmada Ghat. The prominent temples of the destination include Queen’s Fort, Ahilyeshwar Temple, Omkareshwar Temple and Rajarajeshwara Temple. The best time to visit Maheshwar is during the months of July to March, when the weather conditions are ideal for sightseeing.

The destination is inhabited mostly by Hindus, and the Swaadhyaaya Bhavan Ashram organises Maha Mrityunjaya Rath Yatra once a year. Nag Panchami, Teej and Gudi Padava are the prominent festivals celebrated in the destination with great enthusiasm. On every Monday of Shravan month, bhaang is served as the prasad of lord Shiva.

The nearest airport to reach Maheshwar is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, which is located in Indore, at a distance of 81 km from Maheshwar. The nearest railhead to reach the destination is Barwaha, which is situated at a distance of 39 km from Maheshwar. Regular bus services are offered by the state transport corporation to reach the destination.