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Khandwa - A Place Of Temples And Kunds


Khandwa is a beautiful town located in the district of East Nimar in Madhya Pradesh. It is considered to be an old town with many temples and shrines as well as several ancient kunds. In Khandwa, there are many Jain and Hindu temples. The 12th century saw the rise in the Jain faith and Khandwa turned out to be the centre of Jainism.

Khandwa at different ages changed with time. During the British rule, Khandwa was considered to be the main commercial hub of the Nimaad region. Apart from the massive infrastructure, the phenomenal singer Kishore Kumar was born in Khandwa.

Tourist Places In And Around Khandwa

Khandwa tourism has many attractions to offer to its visitors. The astounding Ghantaghar in the heart of the town stands as a witness to the place’s ordeal with time and fate. Khandwa is a home to many ancient kunds, and the Ghantaghar has four kunds in all the directions.

English architecture can be seen in The District Collectorate Building, which is another major attraction of Khandwa. A visit to this building is a must to experience the fusion of tradition and modernity.

Tourism in Khandwa also offers many ancient temples and shrines. The Bhavani Mata Temple is an important place of worship for the Hindus. Another important shrine is the Dada Darbar. Thousands of devotees throng to the Nav Chandi Devi Dham every year. Omkareshwar Mandhata, which lies around 89 km from Khandwa, is an important pilgrim for the Hindus and the Jains.

Siddhawar Kut and Mamaleshwar are located in this place. The first one is an important religious place for the Jains and the latter one for the Hindus. Asirgarh Fort, known as the Eye of Deccan, is an important attraction of Khandwa. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world come to see this fort. This fort is an important factor of Khandwa tourism.

Tourists also visit the Gauri Kunj which is a memorial of Kishore Kumar. There are many dams in the town of Khandwa. The Indira Sagar Dam and the Nagchun Dam are wonderful tourist spots in Khandwa.

How To Reach Khandwa

Khandwa can be accessed by air, train and road. The place has a railway station that lies on the Main Train Junction.

Best Time To Visit Khandwa

The best time of the year to visit Khandwa is during the period between October and March when the weather is pleasant, and the main festivals are celebrated with rigour.

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How to Reach Khandwa

  • By Road
    Khandwa can be reached by road through public transportation such as buses and taxis. Regular buses ply to Khandwa from the neighbouring places and the important places of Madhya Pradesh. The best way to come to Khandwa via road is to travel through Indore. It takes around 3 hours from Indore to reach Khandwa.
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  • By Train
    Khandwa is located on the Main Train Junction. The Khandwa Railway Station has daily rail connections to the important places in Madhya Pradesh such as Bhopal and Indore. There are frequent trains to Delhi, Bombay, Kolkata, Kochin, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jammu, Patna and many more places in India.
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  • By Air
    Though Khandwa has an airstrip situated on the Nagchun Road, this airstip is mostly used for occasional landings of aircraft. No flights are scheduled here. The nearest commercial airport to Khandwa is the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport which is located in Indore. The distance between Indore and Khandwa is 141 km.
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