Maheshwar Trip

Weekend getaways are always sought after.Specially when it’s a special day of expressing your love for your loved…. 🙂

Jokes apart weekend getaways should be ‘must-be-taken’ for everyone,really.A break from your daily routine is always refreshing and you feel unwind-ed. So we did just the same.We went to Maheshwar on this weekend.Incidently,it was a Valentine’s Day and hence it became our V-day celebration trip !

Maheshwar is about 90 kms from Indore,Madhya Pradesh.By road you can reach there via Dhamnod or Barwaha.We drove down via Dhamnod.

Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was Mahishmati, capital of king Kartivarjun. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Revived to its ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. Maheshwar’s temples and mighty fort-complex stand in quiet beauty, mirrored in the river below.Today, Maheshwar is also known for its distinctive handwoven sarees called ‘Maheshwari’.

There is a point called ‘Sahastradhara‘-A natural small water fall.To reach here you have to take a boat which starts from Narmada Ghat at the fort.It would charge you around 300 Rs. two ways.It is auspicious to take a dip into the river-It is said that all the sins are washed away! There are people who believe it and there some who don’t.To each his own.If not the belief one can still get into the water to have fun.It’s very clean and cold.

Here are some pics:

The nice Chai at a Dhaba near Dhamnod

Entering the Maheshwar Fort

Lion ready to take plunge in Narmada River

The colorful shops at the Narmada Ghat

This is how our heritage is destroyed for love !

Workshop where Maheshwari Sarees are being made

Fort’s view from the Ghat

Fort’s view

Mirror Image-From the boat towards Sahastradhara

The Sahastradhara

Notice the name 🙂

Overall, it is a nice one day trip.If at all you want to stay back,there are arrangements at the Fort.You can choose to rent a small house at the Fort or at Narmada Retreat by MP tourism. 

For lunch you must eat at Kunal’s garden restaurant which is at the Maheshwar bus stop,2-3 Kms away from the fort.The food was delicious and presented in a nice manner.Relished every bite 🙂

So,thinking what? Make a trip to Maheshwar soon 🙂


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