Mhow is centrally located, thereby making it easily accessible to places of tourist interest. Click here for tourist map of Madhya Pradesh. Details of some of the tourist spots in the close proximity are as follows
It is mentioned as Mandpa-Durga in the Sanskrit plates of the Parmar period. Also known as Shadiabad – the pleasure city. The gold leaf from the history of Malwa that rustles of an age of valour, draped in colours of love and romance of Rani Rupmati, witness to the rise and fall of number of invaders and rulers there stands with monumental patience, the famous Mandu Fort. This fort is situated in 22o 21’ N and 75 o 26’ E about 79 kilometres from Mhow on the summit of a flat top hill in the Vidhyachal Range, 2079 feet above mean sea level. The hill range is endowed with very attractive, natural scenery which is at its best during the rainy season, when on all sides, it is clothed in green, with a number of brooks and torrents, rushing down into the ravine winding about its sides below.
What to See at Mandu:-
One of the oldest cities of India, Ujjain is situated 1658 feet above sea level on the banks of holy Kshipra 80 kilometres from Mhow. Lord Krishna, his brother Balram and his friends Sudama studied in the Sandipani Ashram which can still be seen here. Famous Sanskrit Scholar, Kalidas has given a vivid account of culture and life of Ujjain in his well known work “Meghdoot”. Ujjain is known for its historical, cultural, religious and industrial importance. One of the Jyotirlingas, namely Mahakaleshwar attracts devotees from all over the country. First meridian of the tropic of Cancer passes over the ‘Shikhar’ (top) of the Mahakaleshwar temple.
What to see at Ujjain:-
Located 77 kilometres from Mhow is the seat of one of the 12 sacred Jyotir Lingas of India. It gets its name from the shape of the island which is in the form of the sacred symbol ‘OM’ '.
Located 70 kilometres from Mhow on the bank of river Narmada, it is famous for its bathing ghat and Shiva temple. It is also a centre for Maheswari saris.
Indore planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai lies on the banks of rivers Sarswati and Khan and derives its name from the Indreswar temple. This town was capital of Maratha rulers viz Holkars. It was linked by railway with rest of India in 1875 and ever since it has developed into a commercial centre. It is popularly known as Mini Mumbai. Indore is famous for its textile mills and it is a good shopping centre to suit the pocket of all classes.
Places of Interest
Bada Ganapati. A colossal statue of Lord Ganesh installed in the main street in Malharganj.
Chhatri Bagh. Contains majestic conotaphs of the Holkars. Madhav Rao Holkar’s conotaph is richly decorated with frescoes.
Juna Rajwada. An old palace in the heart of the city, now housing government offices.
Kanch Mandir of Hukum Chand’s Temple. Shrine of Digamber Jains. Its walls, roof and floor are lavishly inlaid with mother of pearl, glass and multi-coloured beads.
Museum and Art Galleries. Kendriya Sangrahalaya with art galleries, sculpture, painting and natural history specimen are displayed in the museum.