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Places to visit in Khandwa (East Nimar) District

Places to visit in Khandwa (East Nimar) District

Khandwa Town

The Town Khandwa has the proud to be the Head Quarter of District  East Nimar. Due to its location on the map of India, it has been enjoying visits of great Indians. In the past (age of British Government), this was a place alone connecting northern, eastern, southern and western rail routes.Delhi(North)  and Bombay(South) (now Mumbai) and Baroda (West) was directly connected whereas Calcutta was accessible through Bhusawal Junction. Hence Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Lokmanya Tilak  and many more great personalities visited the place during there all India visit. The Location, easy availability of resources and other socio-economic factors are in   favour of making the place a very good Industrial region.The place has several ancient kunds., English architecture and religious places.

The place is located at Bombay-Delhi central line  and north of Burhanpur. The place has been the district Head quarter since 1864. The place has four historic kunds in its four direction namely Suraj kunda, Padma kund, Bhima kunda, Rameshwar kund.  The buildings of Collector office, Girls Degree College, Ghantaghar   are Among the ancient monuments. Dada Dhuni wale ki samadhi, Turja Bhavani Temple, Nav-chandi Devi Dham are the places of faith & worship of Hindus.

Omkareshwar Mandhata

Omkareshwar temple in Mandhata is located on an pranva shaped (shape like “ॐ”) island at Narmada. Mamaleshwar (ancient name Amareshwar) temple is located on the south coast. Both the temples are described as equal status. Both of these Shivlingas are considered as Jyotirlingas. 75 kms from Khandwa On Indore-Khandwa Highway This is a very ancient holy place for Hindus. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Omkar-Mamaleswar and sidhdhawar kut of Jain are located in this place. Millions of devotees of both religion and foreigners visits the place every year. The cave of Govind ji, the Guru of Adiguru Shankaracharya (Philosopher of supreme theory of Advaita), ruins of the grand temple of Siddhnath, Temple of Gauri Somnath, and rinkmukteshwar Temple are situated at this place.

Tirtha Siddawarakut of Jainism is also located nearby. At this place many ancient temples of Jainism are situated, some of them have been renovated. Some images depits that this place exists since 1488 AD. The pictures are mainly describes Tirthankara Lord Shri Shantinath ji.

Indira Sagar Tourist Complex, hanuvantiya

Hanumantiya island is a newly introducted water tourism destination in Madhya Pradesh tourism. It is close to Khandwa town in Western Madhya Pradesh. It is developed & promoted by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. The name “Hanumantiya” is derived from local village name with same name which lies in Punasa Tehsil of Khandwa district in Madhya Pradesh. State Tourism Department found this region suitable for water tourism activity so decided to develop it in which they developed the boat-club, accommodation facility, ensured good road connectivity etc.

Indira Sagar Dam is a multipurpose dam project at Madhya Pradesh in Central India. It was built on Narmada river which flows from Central India to Western India. Project foundation stone was laid in year 1984 by Prime Minister of India but main-dam construction started in year 1992, many years later. It was completed in year 2003 and now in use. Its reservoir is counted among largest reservoirs of India with holding capacity of 12.22 billion cu.m.

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Last Modified : 8/10/2021



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