About Mhow

Places of Interest in and Around Mhow

 

Berchha Lake.

 

It is an artificial lake, situated about nine kms from Mhow. It is an ideal venue for boating and sailing activities and competitions apart from regular training in watermanship.

 

 

Patalpani Falls.

 

 A natural beauty and picnic spot, situated approx five kms from Mhow towards Khandwa.

 

 

 

 

 

Mehndikund Falls.

 

 A natural fall on the Choral River, situated approx 10 kms fromMhow.

 

 

 

 

 

Janapao.

 

 Janapao Temple is situated approx11 kms from Mhow. It is believed that it was the dwelling place of the noted saint Jamdagini. Legend has it that his son, Parshuram, the famous and worshipped soldier-saint mortified himself there.

 

 

 

 

 

Choral Dam.

 

A picnic spot, situated approx fourteen kms from Mhow.

 

Maheshwar Fort.

 

 About 62 Km from Mhow, is a religious town on north banks of Narmada River,having temples, bathing ghats and the Palace of AhilyaBai, the famous Princess of the House of Holkars. It is also known for Maheshwarisarees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandu.

 

 About 75 Km from Mhow, Mandu, the'City of Joy' is famous for the Mandu Fort which is located on an escarpment around which runs a rampart wall (now dilapidated) nearly 40 kms long. Inside are numerous mosques, tombs and dwelling houses, some in a state of a decay. In all, Mandu reflects the grandeur of a mix of Hindu and Moghul architecture and a city of splendour. It issituated at the edge of the Vindhya Ranges and overlooks the Narmada Rriver. Once known as Shadiabad, the 'Citadel of Joy', it was the pleasure resort of the rulers of Malwa for centuries. The town is still haunted by the beautiful love story of Rani Rupmati and Raja BazBahadur.

 

 

 

 

 

Indore:

 

 22 Km away, is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh. It has number of multiplexes, malls and eating joints. It is also famous for its cloth market. It had been the capital of Indore state ruled by HolkarDynasty till 1947. It is located on the banks of river Saraswati and was planned and built by Rao Nandlal Chaudhry (1710). The town according to most popular theory has been named after the Indreshwar temple built in 10th century by Parmar King Bhoja.

 

 

 

 

 

Ujjain.

 

 It is known as the 'City of Temples', it is about 80 Km from Mhow. Ujjain is considered one of the seven sacred cities (dhams) of India. It is a seat of Mahakaleshwar, one of the twelve Jyotirlingasof Lord SHIVA. It is located on the banks of river Shipra and is one of the oldest and holiest of Indian cities. Formerly a centre of learning, Ujjain is sanctified with the memories of Sandipani, Kalidasa, Asoka and Vikramaditya. It is the venue of mammoth KumbhMela, held once in twelwe years.

 

 

 

 

 

Omkareshwar.

 

 About 62 Km from Mhow, has the temple of Omkarji (Lord Shiva) some 3000 years old and has one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is set on the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri.

 

 

 

 

 

Dewas.

 

 An erstwhile princely state about 60 Km from Mhow. Has come up as a big industrial town of Madhya Pradesh. It is famous for leather industry.