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Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh Travel Guide

Maheshwar is famous pilgrimage town in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located in the Khargone district in the state. Located on the banks of river Narmada, Maheshwar is popular temple town in the state. Maheshwar literally means the abode of Mahesh (Lord Shiva). The place also has its several references in epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. According to them Maheshwar was capital place of Kartavirya Arjun. It was then known as Mahishmati. It boasts of having rich and glorious history. Several old temples and fort complex situated in Maheshwar serves to be the historical and cultural heritage of the place. These temples and fort structures are of excellent architectural styles. During the period of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar of Holkar dynasty Maheshwar witnessed golden days. Many temple built during her time speaks of the great past era. Places to visit: Queen?s Fort is a must visit place in Maheshwar. Built in the 18th century, Queen?s Fort is historic monument situated on the banks of river Narmada. The fort once was a residence of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, one of the greatest queens in India. The magnificent structure of the fort houses her seat, several Chhatris and her personal temples. It also houses a weaver cooperative society in its premises. Perched on the majestic Narmada River, Ahileshwar temple is prominent religious place in Maheshwar. The temple is built in beautiful architecture and along with its mains deity it also houses the shrine of Lord Rama. Beautiful carved images of elephants and Maratha soldiers on the exterior of the temple attract attention of one and all. Rajarajeshwar temple is another prominent temple in Maheshwar. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated near the temple of Ahileshwar, Maheshwar temple is known as the temple of the 11 Akhand Jyoti Deepak (eternal flame lamps). The temple is also rich in architecture and sculpture. Jaleshwar temple, Omkareshwar temple and Pandrinath temple are other important places of worship you can visit on your trip to Maheshwar. How to reach: Indore (90 km) serves as the closest airbase to Maheshwar. You can hire a taxi or car from Indore to the temple town of Maheshwar. Indore Airport is further well linked to Delhi, Mumbai and Bhopal. If you plan to travel by train, Barwah serves to be the appropriate place to get down. It is just 39 km away from Maheshwar and is well connected to other parts of the state. Many state run buses also connect Maheshwar to many other parts of the state.

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