After having a full eating dose in Indore, I was all geared up for a three days trip to three different places around Indore. It consisted of Omkareshwar, Ujjain and Mandu.

Omkareshwar, Narmada River. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
Omkareshwar, Narmada River. Photo by vkpriyesh

Omkareshwar

77.6 km south of Indore exists a place of utmost religious spirit, Omkareshwar. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga (devotional representation) shrines of Lord Shiva in India and is situated on an island named Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river. A place full of sadhu babas, an amazing sunrise scene, rhythmic water waves, and Sangam.

Best travel connectivity from Indore

Frequent buses from Sarwate Bus Stand, Indore. You can also book a local taxi. Travelling by road is another add-on to the journey as the route consists of ghats on the way. It’s a 3-hour journey.

Food & Stay

Although the place can be fully experienced in a day. If you wish to stay, then Narmada Resort is a good option. The restaurant offers good quality food too.

Prominent Places

Standing on the bridge, you can experience a blissful sunrise over the dam. There are two main temples of Lord Shiva.

Narmade Har, Omkareshwar. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
The island is said to be in the shape of Om () symbol. Narmade Har, Omkareshwar. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Sangam, Omkareshwar. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
Sangam is wonderful place to sit and meditate. You can take a boat ride from the main temple to Sangam at a very cheap cost. Sangam, Omkareshwar. Photo by: vkpriyesh

Ujjain

55.4 km north of Indore exists another place with full of divine power, Ujjain. A city that hosts Simhastha, one of the biggest Hindu pilgrimages along the Kshipra River. You can visit infamous Mahakaleshwar Temple, another jyotirlinga out of 12.

Best travel connectivity from Indore

There are frequent buses from Indore. Taxis are good. You can also opt for the train.

Food & Stay

If you are a religious person, and you are in India to see innumerable temples, then you got to spend some time in Ujjain, as it takes a while to get a grasp on each and every temple. You can find some good hotels, and food similar to Indore’s food around the railway station.

Prominent Places

Shri_Mahakaleshwar_Temple_Ujjain. Pic courtesy: Wikipedia
Mahakaleshwar: As described, it is a must visit temple. Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Ujjain. Photo by: Wikipedia
Ram Ghat and Kshipra river, Ujjain. Pic courtesy: Wikipedia
Ram ghat in the evening gives you a sense of complete serenity.Ram Ghat and Kshipra river, Ujjain. Photo source: Wikipedia
Kal Bhairav Temple, Ujjain. Pic courtesy: Wikipedia
Kal Bhairav: A very interesting temple where it is believed that the idol of Kal Bhairav drinks alcohol, as that is his favourite beverage. Kal Bhairav Temple, Ujjain. Photo source: Wikipedia
Iskcon, Ujjain. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
ISKCON Ujjain: Ujjain’s Iskcon is one joyous place to be during the evening. Iskcon, Ujjain. Photo by: vkpriyesh

Mandu

Nearly 100 km south of Indore, exists a wonderful place with beautiful places, and Mughal architecture. It’s an ancient town with humongous heritage.

Best travel connectivity from Indore

Book a private taxi, as the places are located pretty far.

Food & Stay

Malwa Retreat, the hotel by MP tourism is finest.

Prominent Places

Rani Roopmati Mahal, Mandu. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
Rani Roopmati Mahal (Palace) – Along the Narmada river, this palace was home to Rani Roopmati. Surrounded by thick stone walls, view from the top makes it a must to visit place in Mandu. Rani Roopmati Mahal, Mandu. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Rani Roopmati Palace Garden, Mandu. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
Rani Roopmati Palace Garden, Mandu. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Baaz Bahadur Palace, Mandu. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
Baaz Bahadur Palace, Mandu. Photo by: vkpriyesh

Jami Masjid

Jami Masjid, Mandu. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
Jami Masjid, Mandu. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
Jahaz Mahal, Mandu. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
Jahaz Mahal, Mandu. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Sunset Point, Mandu. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh
Sunset Point, Mandu. Pic courtesy: vkpriyesh

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