KNOWN FOR ITS TREASURE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES
THE FAMOUS PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE ATTRACTS DEVOTEES IN HUGE NUMBERS EVERY YEAR
On the bank of river Shivna, sits the grand Pashupatinath Temple, in the holy and historic town of Mandsaur. The spiritual aura of the temple embraces the whole town. What also makes the town special is its treasure of archaeological sites.
Believed to be in existence since the time of Mahabharata, Mandsaur resulted from the merger of two villages – Marh and Saur (or Dasaur). It has been ruled by a lot of prominent rulers of ancient as well as recent history. It’s famous for the 8 faced Pashupati Shiv . The main industry here is the slate pencil industry.
Rich in history, Mandsaur narrates tales that will fill you up with child-like awe.
Points of interest
A site of spiritual significance ‘Pashupatinath Temple’ is located on the banks of Shivna River. The temple is famous for its eight faced Shivalinga carved in two rows depicting Shiva as Bhava, Pashupati, Mahadeva, Ishaan, Rudra, Sharva, Ugra, and Ashani.
Gandhi Sagar Dam
One of the main attractions in Mandsaur is Gandhi Sagar Dam. Enjoy the panoramic views and come close to nature here.
Around 30 km North of Bhanpura are rock shelters stretched out in a 5km long gallery with thousands of figures painted on its wall. These shelters are lined along a perennial stream called ‘Chaturbhuj Nala’.
Approximately 60 km, northeast of Sitamau (town) and around 100 km from Mandsaur, is the magnificent, hilltop, rock-cut temple- Dharmarajeshwar temple. The temple complex bears some comparison to the rock-cut marvels of Ellora in Maharashtra.
A few minutes walk from Dharmarajeshwar Temple are a series of Buddhist caves, dating back to the 5th century AD. The largest cave here is called Bhim Bazar and it contains a shrine enclosed within.
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Yashodharman Highway Treat in Mandsaur
7 km from Mandsaur, Yashodharman Highway treat gives you a space to unwind with family when you have driven long and still have miles to go. The property has a bar, a restaurant and a conference room with a capacity of 50 persons. There are 5 AC Dix & 10 AC rooms.
AC Dlx Room, AC Room
INR 1990 - 2790
Indore - 202 Km
Indore - 201Km
Plan your Travel
Reaching by Air
The nearest airport to Mandsaur is Indore airport (210 KM away).
Reaching by Rail
One can reach Mandsaur very easily as the town has a railway station ( Ajmer- Ratlam line). Uttarakhand,Rajasthan,Gujrat and various towns of Madhya Pradesh are connected by train
Reaching by Road
Regular buses run to Mandsaur from all the major cities of the state .
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.
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.