Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar going students can have their industrial visit in khandwa District, you can      also have your industrial visit at Pithampur, the main industrial attraction in the Khandwa district are Indira Sagar Power Station and Omkareshwar Power Station. Indira sagar hydro power project is Asia’s prestigious hydro power project.other industrial manufacturing set up in the district includes Nepa paper mills, Agrawal Indotex Ltd, Khalsa Oversease Ltd., Khandwa Oils etc

A pilgrimage place of top order for Hindus, Omkareshwar is a highlight of any trip to the state of Madhya Pradesh. Located on the island of Mandhata or Shivapuri formed by the Narmada river, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, ‘Om’, the sacred shrine has always been the focal point of devotion and spiritual yearnings for Hindus for thousands of years.

Omkareshwar is one of the Dwadasa Jyotirlinga shrines or the 12 shrines enshrining Shiva in the form of a Jyotirlingam in the country. Built in the Nagara style, the Omkareshwar temple is characterized by a lofty shikhara. You can also find here shrines dedicated to Annapurna and Ganesha.

Sights to See

Shri Omkar Mandhata 
The temple stands on a one mile long, half mile wide island formed by the fork of the Narmada. The soft stone of which it was constructed has lent its pliable surface to a rare degree of detailed work, of which the frieze figures on the upper portion are the most striking. Also intricately carved is the stone roof of the temple. Encircling the shrine are verandahs with columns which are carved in circles, polygons and squares.

Siddhanath Temple
The shrine is a fine specimen of early medieval Hindu architecture. Its unique feature is a frieze of elephants carved upon a stone slab at its outer perimeter.

24 Avatars

This is a cluster of Hindu and Jain temples, remarkable for their skilful use of varied architectural modes. 

Satmatrika Temple
Located 6 km from Omkareshwar, it is a group of 10th century temples.

Kajal Rani Cave 
9 km from Omkareshwar this scenic spot commands a panoramic view of broad acres and gently undulating landscape that stretches in unbroken harmony till the horizon.

How would you like to travel?

AIR

The nearest airport is at Indore that is connected by flights from major cities of India.

RAIL
The nearest railhead is Omkareshwar Road (12 km) on the Ratlam- Khandwa section of Western .
ROAD
Omkareshwar is connected by good motorable roads to all the major cities and places in India.
Omkareshwar is:
  • 77 km from Indore
  • 140 km from Ujjain
  • 61km from Khandwa
  • 267 km from Bhopal
  • 453 km from Nagpur

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Industries

  • Indira Sagar Power Station
  • Omkareshwar Power Station

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

Excursions

Asirgarh
49 km from Khandwa, the impregnable fort at Asirgarh is situated atop a hill with a palace. Built by Usa and Ahir, it served as a barrier to invaders from the North from entering Gujarat, Deccan and Marathwada. The fort was built by Usa and Ahir and is situated atop a hill with a palace. Don’t miss the 10th century shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Burhanpur
69 km from Khandwa, the later- medieval fort and palace at Burhanpur were built by Meer Adil Shah Farooqi. The fort was known for its exquisite Persian bath-houses with coloured tiles and glass work. They are a fine example of Iranian architecture.

Maheshwar 
Cities sanctified by faith. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada is ancient place. Its temples and mighty fort-complex stand in quiet beauty, mirrored in the river below. Today, Maheshwar is also known for its distinctive hand woven ‘Maheshwari’ sarees named after this place.

Indore 
The largest city in Madhya Pradesh, it is a commercial hub and a great centre of education. It was the capital of the Holkar State.

Mandu 
The fortress town of Mandu is perched on the southwestern edge of the Malwa Plateau at an altitude of 2000 feet and commands panoramic views of the Nimar Plains below. Called by the Malwa sultans as the “City of Joy,” the place is also famous for the love of poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort Rani Roopmati. Gloriously romantic and seductive, this beautiful city in the state of Madhya Pradesh is a popular city break destination year round.

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