MAHESHWAR IS HOME TO THE UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL MAHESHWARI SARIS AND FABRIC
SEVERAL POPULAR BOLLYWOOD AND TAMIL FILMS HAVE BEEN SHOT ACROSS MAHESHWAR
WITNESS THE LIFE-SIZE STATUE OF RANI AHILYA BAI SEATED ON THE THRONE AT AHILYA BAI FORT AND PALACE
GET SPELLBOUND BY THE BEAUTY AND GRANDNESS OF EK MUKHI DATTA TEMPLE
PESHWA, PHANASE AND AHILYA GHATS HAVE STONE MEMORIALS.
Situated on the banks of river Narmada, Maheshwar appeals to both, the pilgrim as well as the tourist in you. The town possesses a treasure trove of beautiful temples that calm the soul, alongside man-made creations that please the eyes.
A centre of handloom weaving since the 5th century, Maheshwar has been producing the exquisite Maheshwari saris and fabric. The town also holds the distinction of being the capital of Rajmata Ahilya Devi Holkar’s empire during the 18th century.
This historic town weaves spirituality and folklore with the beauty of nature and Maheshwari saris, bringing alive child-like awe in you.
Points of interest
Built in 18th century by Ahilya Bai Holkar, the Narmada Ghat in Maheshwar offers an enchanting sight
Ahilya Bai Fort and Palace
The Ahilya Bai Fort and Palace houses a beautiful life-size statue of Rani Ahilya Bai on a throne
A public courtyard-cum-hotel, Rajwada has a glass-cased statue of Ahilya Bai and is located close to a Shiva temple with a golden lingam
Ek Mukhi Datta Temple
A newly constructed temple in Jalkoti, this beautiful place of worship is spread over a huge 30 acres of land, Guru of lord Sahasra bahu
Located on the banks of river Narmada, this temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and has pictures of Maratha soldiers and elephants.
Chattri of Devi Ahilya Bai
Chattri of Devi Ahilya Bai
Adored world-over, these quality saris and fabric are signature of this town and have the unique feature of reversible border.
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Narmada Retreat in Maheshwar
This MPSTDC hotel offers a range of amenities like room service, 24-hour front desk, an in-house gym, in-house restaurant & 24-hour security. Business services and conference suites offer a stress-free stay to corporate travellers. The property is facing the holy Narmada river.
AC Room, AC Cottage, AC Suite, AC Dlx Room, AC Swiss Tent (river facing), AC Swiss Tent (non river facing), Aircooled (4 Bed Family Room)
INR 1990 - 4590
Indore Airport: 97 kms
(07283) 273455 , 8349994784
Barwaha Station: 51 kms
Plan your Travel
Reaching by Air
Nearest airport is the Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore (91 km). The airport is well connected by flights to cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bhopal. From the airport, visitors can hire a taxi to reach Maheshwar.
Reaching by Rail
The nearest railheads are Barwaha (39 km), Khandwa (110 km), Indore (91 km) and Mhow on the Western Railway.
Reaching by Road
Maheshwar can be reached easily by road. Several state-run buses do ply regularly from Indore, Bhopal, Khandwa, Dhar, Dhamnod and many other cities of Madhya Pradesh.
A handy digital map of the location and facilities for easy reference.
LOCAL GUIDE DIRECTORY
List and contact information of accredited local guides. Please call and book in advance.
A guide to the sights, facilities, timings and more.
BEST SEASON TO VISIT
This destination can be visited throughout the year, but it’s best to visit in the months of July to April.