The name Maheshwar stands for the Almighty and is taken to refer to Lord Shiva. Famously known as the ‘City of a Hundred Temples’, Maheshwar is a premier travel destination based in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The enchanting sunsets over Datta Temple, Jalkoti draw hordes of tourists each year, as does the Royal Palace of Maheshwar.
The Prestigious Ahilya Fort
At the end of the 18th century the city was capital to the eminent Maratha Rajmata Ahilya Devi Holkar. The city saw a lot of development under her rule whence the illustrious Ahilya Fort came into being. The superlative fort has today been converted into a premier heritage hotel by the descendant of Ahilya Devi - Prince Richard Holkar. It lends an unequivocal sojourn experience to foreign tourists who cannot help but marvel at the splendor of the ancient fort.
Tourism in Maheshwar
Maheshwar hosts the fantastic Mahaamrityunjaya Rath Yaatraa that is the only one of its kind around the globe. The yatra is a procession of immense proportions that begins from the Swaadhyaaya Bhawan Ashram and ends at the river Narmada. The tradition was started by Shri Harvilas Aasopaa to pray to the Ayurved Murti Bhagwaan Sadaashiv Mahaamrityunjaya and is quite a sight for tourists.
Also worth a visit is the 30 acre Ek Mukhi Datta Temple at Sahastradhara, Jalkoti that is fondly known as "Shiva Datta Dham". The flourishing textile industry of the city is prominent for Maheshwari saris characterized by colorful fabrics that are sure to make a unique shopping experience.