IT IS ONE OF THE 12 JYOTIRLINGAS VISITED EVERY YEAR BY A LARGE NUMBER OF PILGRIMS
THE ISLAND OF OMKARESHWAR IS NATURALLY SHAPED LIKE ‘OM’, THE SACRED HINDU SYMBOL
THE 270 FT. HANGING BRIDGE OVER NARMADA ENHANCES THE BEAUTY OF OMKARESHWAR
THE THREE STOREY GAURI SOMNATH TEMPLE IS MADE IN THE SHAPE OF PEAHEN
It can only be termed as a blessing, by Lords and mother nature, that Omkareshwar, the sacred island, is shaped like Om - the holiest symbol of Hinduism. Not surprising then that this serene town is also one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines in India. Pilgrims in unimaginable numbers visit the shrine every year, seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva.
Omkareshwar is adorned with lofty hills, between which the river Narmada forms a serene pool. Above this pool runs a cantilever type bridge which further enhances the scenic beauty of this island.
The beauty and divinity that reside in this town work like a magic spell, transporting you back to childhood moments of sheer wonder.
Points of interest
Shri Omkar Mandhata
Situated at the confluence of Narmada and Kaveri, Shri Omkar Mandhata Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas
Siddhanath Temple is nearly at the end of Omkareshwar Parikrama. A fine example of early medieval Hindu architecture, the temple is built on a plinth, the sides of which are embellished with an exquisite frieze depicting elephants in various postures.
Located in Omkareshwar, 24 Avatars is a Vishnu temple at Annapurna ashram.
Gauri Siddhnath Temple
This site has the remains of columns of an ancient temples that existed here
Kajal Rani Cave
Located at a distance of 9 km from Omkareshwar, Kajal Rani Cave offers a view of long and broad stretches of the surrounding scenary
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Narmada Resort in Omkareshwar
Narmada Retreat-MPTDC is a cosy abode for pilgrims who wish to pay their respect to the Jyotirlinga Omkareshwar & holy river Narmada. Other than Delux rooms there are domitory beds as well to facilitate the budget travellers in the holy city
Dlx Room, AC Room, Aircooled (Budget), Dormitory Beds
INR 700 - 3290
Barwaha Station - 17kms, Indore-82Kms
Plan your Travel
Reaching by Air
The nearest Domestic Airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore (77 km/2 hr).
Reaching by Rail
Omkareshwar has its own railway station named as Omkareshwar Railway Station located at a distance of 12 km from the Omkareshwar city. It is situated on the major Ratlam-Khandwa railway line . The most well connected rail head is Khandwa ( approx 70 km) which linkes citiies like New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Puri, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Ratlam.
Reaching by Road
Omkareshwar is connected to Indore, Khandwa and Ujjain by regular bus/cab service.
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.