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Maheshwar



 


What :

Maheshwar is an ancient temple town on the banks of the Narmanda River that is featured in passages of the Hindu epics Mahabharata and Ramayana, allegoric tales used to teach human values and divine concepts. Religious pilgrims travel here in throngs to worship at the many temples in the city, and cleanse themselves by ritually bathing in the Narmanda Riverís sacred waters on the stone ghats that line the banks.

Maheshwar saris are well known throughout India for their simple beauty and fine hand-woven craftsmanship.

Maheshwar Fort dominates the cityís skyline. The sprawling complex was built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. During the late 18th century Queen Ahilyabai Holkar had a palace constructed inside the fort, and the devout ruler added numerous temples to the compound, and dozens of larger structures throughout central India during her 30 year rule. Inside the palace courtyard a glass-cased statue of Queen Ahilyabai is revered with almost religious fervor.

Baneshwar Temple lies on a raised plinth in the Narmanda River, and the single cell compound is dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. Boats launching from the riverside ghats take travelers on India tours to the small but striking shrine, but when the river is high during the rainy season the entire complex is often completely submerged.


When :

The best weather in the area is between October and March. The highest temperatures are from April to June, which give way to cooling and resuscitating rains that fall between July and September during the central Indian monsoon season.


Where :

Maheshwar is located in the western portion of central Indian state Madhya Pradesh. The city is best reached by flight from Delhi or Mumbai to Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore, and then traveling via private vehicle to Maheshwar.


Who :

An ancient city steeped in myth and tradition with rich architecture and textiles, Maheshwar is a treat for cultural and architectural enthusiasts on our India tours.


Appropriate Attire :

Choose clothing for warm weather, and keep in mind that many holy sites in town require the removal of shoes upon entrance. While visiting temples dress conservatively in clothing that covers your shoulders, arms, and knees.




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