A celebrated town for Shiva’s devotees, Omkareshwar is one of the Dwadasa Jyotirlingas, the twelve shrines of Lord Shiva. Surrounded by hills and adorned by river Narmada, the island is in the shape of the holiest symbol in Hinduism – 'Om'. A perfect fusion of beauty and divinity, the town has been the focal point to soothe the devotional and spiritual yearnings of Hindus for over a thousand years. Built in the Nagara style, the main temple can be characterized by a lofty shikhara. You can also find shrines dedicated to Annapurna and Ganesha. A journey to the temple town located in the Khandwa district is a highlight of any trip to the state of Madhya Pradesh.
On completion of pilgrimage, all Hindus must come to Omkareshwar and offer the holy water, only then their pilgrimage is considered to be complete. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga a Shiv temple is the centre of extreme faith located on the island in the sacred Narmada River. It is now a popular tourist destination and has a number of Hotels having good lodging and boarding facilities including a/c rooms and restaurants.
Situated on the small island of River Narmada, the place floods with thousands of pilgrims and devotees every year.
The nearest airport is at Indore that is connected by flights from major cities of India.
The nearest railhead is Omkareshwar Road on the Ratlam- Khandwa section of Western Railway.
Omkareshwar is connected by good motorable roads to all the major cities in India.
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