A Trip to Omkareshwar Jyotirling Day – 2

Next Day (06.02.2011) we woke up in the morning at 07:00 AM and after getting fresh, having bath we started for Mamleshwar temple which was at a walking distance from our guest house. This is an ancient temple, there are 7-8 other temples in the Mamleshwar Temple campus (Please note that Omkareshwar temple and Mamleshwar temple are different and both are considered as jyotirlingas, but even between these two Omkareshwar temple is given more importance, they are located on opposite banks of holy river Narmada, steam boats are used to go on either side also two bridges are there to cross the river). There are monkeys in plenty here and be cautious, they may atch the bags from your hands.


Mamleshwar Temple


Photo # 19 View of Mamleshwar temple sanctum sanctorum from out side


Mamleshwar Jyotirling as seen inside


Another Shiv temple in Mamleshwar Campus


Sanskriti (My daughter) inside Mamleshwar campus

From mamleshwar we proceeded to Omkareshwar Temple for darshan and abhishek. It was 12:00 noon.


Omkareshwar Temple as seen from Mamleshwar temple side bank of river Narmada


Omkareshwar Hill


Boats waiting for passengers


Reaching Omkareshwar Ghat


Bridge to cross river


Entrance to Omkareshwar Jyotirling Mandir


Shri Panchmukhi Ganesh on the Entrance to Omkareshwar Jyotirling Mandir


And finally the rare photograph of Omkareshwar jyotirling


Shops on the way to main temple


A View of Omkareshwar Ghat


A Dharmashala on the bank of River Narmada


A view of Omkareshwar Temple


Market in Omkareshwar

After 3-4 hours wandering around omkareshwar we went on the ghat to have a holy dip in the narmada, but the water was so cold that Kavita (my wife) and Sanskriti decided not to take bath and sit only on the wall made on the ghat. Me and my 4 yrs son took bath and enjoyed the cool water.


On the ghat


On the Ghat

After spending one hour on the ghat we came back to our guest house at 03:00 PM and checked out from there. We then started our return journey.

On the way back from omkareshwar at 4 km in the village Shivkothi there is a ashram of Swami Shivoham Bharti in the name Namah Shivay Mission. Here free of cost food is always available for everyone.


Namah Shivay Mission, Shivkothi

Around 40 KM from Omkareshwar there is a beautiful temple of Bheru Baba, We stopped there and took darshan there.


Bheru Baba

This way our journey ended and we reached home at 08:00 PM with lots of sweet memories of this cherishing family holidays to Omkareshwar.

How to Reach:
Air : The Airports close to Omkareshwar are at Indore (77 km) and Ujjain (133 km).
Rail : Nearest Railway Station is at Omkareshwar Road (12 km) on the Ratlam-Khandwa section of the Western Railway which is not a mainline. The other nearest railway station connected to Delhi and Mumbai is at Indore (77 km).
Road : Omkareshwar is connected to major towns and cities of Madhya Pradesh. There are regular bus services from Indore (77 km), Ujjain (133 km) Khandwa (61 km.) and Omkareshwar Road (12 km). By bus, it takes 2.5 hrs from Khandwa railway station to Omkareshwar.

82 Comments

  • srinivas says:

    Hi,
    I am visiting omkareshwar and ujjain this january 4th week 2015 along with my aged parents, Via Indore.
    the problem is my mother had undergone for knee replacement surgery, and can’t walk much distance and can’t climb much steps, but after reading some of the posts in this site, i am worrying about the tour. i would like to know the following few things.
    1. whether is there any transport facility upto to temple premises or not,
    2. if no transport is there, then min distance to walk for darshan.
    3. is there any short cut facility having with out steps for physically challenged persons to dharshan omkareshwar.

    pls any body of you help me in guiding for safe and pleasant dharshan for my parents.
    Thank U
    Srinivas, Hyderabad

  • Mukesh Bhalse says:

    Dear Srinivas,

    Thanks for commenting here.

    1. No there is no any transport facility to reach till the temple at both the places. One has to walk on foot for reaching to the temple. Even in Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple you may have to wait in queue for a long time. Mahakaleshwar temple is located below the ground level so while entry one has to disembark the steps and while exit climbing the combination of steps and ramp. But I thing she will do it with your help. At Omkareshwar one has to cross a cantilever bridge afoot.

    2. The walking distance at both the places is 0.5 to 0.8 KM approx.

    3. I haven’t yet seen any such shortcuts.

    4. But I will suggest you to take her, any how the things get’s manages. By taking intermediate rests and with the support of you people, she will manage to do it.

    Thanks.

    Mukesh…

  • srinivas says:

    Hi Mukesh,

    thanks for your reply regarding my tour to omkareshwar and ujjain with my parents,
    next 26th January 2015 i am reaching omkareshwar,
    as per your suggestions in your reply, i will take care precautions for my parents,

    i will post my experience after my visit,

    once again thanks for your reply
    Regards
    Srinivas, Hyderabad

  • Vijay Kumar says:

    Dear Mukesh,

    Your info about Sri Omkareshwar is very helpful.

    I want to visit Sri Omkareshwar so I may reach Khandwa in the late evening 730PM by train.

    1. What type of transport do we get for Omkareshwar from Khandwa Rly station at that time?
    2. Where should we stay at reasonable cost? Where can we have online booking?
    3. Is Omkareshwar and Mamleshwaram temple nearby and managable by walk?
    4. Is Mandhat Parvat Parikrama possible and what significance does it have?

    May I have your contact number so that I may have some more guidance, if necessary?

    Thanks,

    Vijay Kumar

  • Neeraj Sinha says:

    Hi Mukesh,
    you have given very nice overlook,
    please help me I want to visit Omkareshwar as well as Mhahakaleshwar and live in Gujrat. So could you explain the train route,

    Also guide me which temple I should visit first and please mention the distance between both temple.

    Thanks
    Neeraj sinha

    • Mukesh Bhalse says:

      Hello Neeraj,

      Thanks for visiting the post and liking it. Without knowing your place, it would not be possible for me to help you on route front. You can search trains from your place to either for Khandwa or Ujjain on any Indian Railway website. The distane between Ujjain and Omkareshwar is 130 Kms approx.

      Thanks,

  • S.RAVINDRANATH says:

    Dear Shri Mukesh. Nice write-up. I would like to visit Omkareshwar some time later this year. I require for the following information, if you can provide it will be great.

    1. How frequent are the buses from Indore and how long it may take? 78 kms means, with halts in between and a bit of ghat road, it should take about 3-3 1/2 hours, I guess.

    2. Are there frequent buses from Omkareshwar to Khandwa or Maheshwar?
    If you do not have answers, where can I get the info?

    3. What are the stay arrangement at Omkareshwar?

  • Mukesh Bhalse says:

    Dear Ravindranath,

    At the outset a lot of thanks to you for reading and liking the post. Now coming to your queries:

    1. Bus frequency between Indore and Omkareshwar is very good and yes your guess is perfect, it takes 3 hrs from Indore to Omkareshwar to and fro.

    2. Actually the place called the gateway to Omkareshwar is Mortakka which is located exactly on the Indore Khandwa highway and also this place is equidistant from Ind and Knw. So for Mortakka bus frequency is very good from Indore and Khandwa. From Mortakka, Omkareshwar is further 13-14 kms for which you may need to wait for some time.

    3. There are many Hotels and Dharmshalas in Omkareshwar but the cheaper though best option is Shri Gajanan Seva Sansthan Guest House. There is no any provision of advance booking here, but normally there always remains the possibility of getting a good accommodation here.

    Hope the above information will serve your purpose.

    Thanks,

  • Naveen says:

    Hi Mukesh,

    I was clue less to visit Omkareshwar and Mahalaleshwar but after reading your visit and complete details along with pictures, we are finally planned to visit both the places.

    1. we are starting from Hyderabad on 16th May 2015 at 3:15pm and will be reaching Khandwa on 17th May 2015 at 10am. we need to visit Omkareshwar and Mamleshwar and need to return back to Ujjain by late evening say 10pm.

    2. we will be staying in Ujjain on 18th May 2015 full day and also we will be ther eon 19th May 2015 and will be boarding 7:40am train to Bhopal and boarding a train back to Hyderabad at Bhopal around 4pm.

    Please suggest from Khandwa to Omkareshwar and stary for 4 to 6 hours, most economical room and how to come from Omkareshwar to Ujjain and how much time it will take to reach Ujjain from Omkareshwar.

    Your help will be appreciated.

    Regards,
    Naveen
    Hyderabad
    9849744701

  • Naveen says:

    Hi Mukesh,

    I was clue less to visit Omkareshwar and Mahalaleshwar but after reading your visit and complete details along with pictures, we are finally planned to visit both the places.

    1. we are starting from Hyderabad on 16th May 2015 at 3:15pm and will be reaching Khandwa on 17th May 2015 at 10am. we need to visit Omkareshwar and Mamleshwar and need to return back to Ujjain by late evening say 10pm.

    2. we will be staying in Ujjain on 18th May 2015 full day and also we will be ther eon 19th May 2015 and will be boarding 7:40am train to Bhopal and boarding a train back to Hyderabad at Bhopal around 4pm.

    Please suggest from Khandwa to Omkareshwar and stay for 4 to 6 hours, most economical room and how to come from Omkareshwar to Ujjain and how much time it will take to reach Ujjain from Omkareshwar.

    Your help will be appreciated.

    Regards,
    Naveen
    Hyderabad
    9849744701

  • Ravi says:

    Dear Mukesh,
    Pl. confirm if there is AC bus of MPTDC from mahakaleshwar ?Ujjain to Omkareshwar.

  • Ch Durgeswara Rao says:

    Dear Mr.Mukesh

    Your write up is very good. I am planning to visit Ujjain and Omkareswar shortly. we want to share some information on Ujjain and Omkareswar. Kindly provide your phone no also in case of any requirement. my mail id is given above.

    Thanks and best regards

    Durgesh

  • RAJ says:

    i am travelling from ujjain to omkareshwar and forward to khandwa.I will reach ujjain @ 6.am and please suggest me places to visit in my trip.Late night i have train from Khandwa @ 02.00 AM.so please suggest my route by bus or train.reply soon

  • Manish Sinha says:

    Dear Mukesh,

    Har Har Mahadeo…..!!!

    Myself also belongs to one of the place known for Jyotirlinga. I am from Baidhyanathdham, Deoghar, Jharkhand and having plan to visit Sri Mahakaleshwar and Sri Onkareshwar with my family ( myself, wife, and my old mother )by 2nd January 2016. Gone through your very well written infos. I am having few queries like:

    1. How many days needed to roam around both the places? ( we are reaching Ujjain by 11.45 am on 2nd January 2015 )
    2. Can we get direct buses from Sri Omkareshwar to Pune ?( Luxary kind)
    3. Plz go through the Itinerary and suggest :

    Day 1 – Reaching Ujjain by 11.45 am , registration for Bhasmaarti , Hotel stay, Will move to Q- center in Temple by 1.30 am

    Day 2 – Darshan will be finished by 6.30 am , will have breakfast / Lunch , will take rest till 3 pm after noon. Will proceed to Sri Omkareshwar by taki/cab . Night Stay at Sri Omkareshwar

    Day 3- Darshan at Sri Omkareshwar and temple nearby , After Lunch will make moov to Bus stand or Railway station for Pune.

    Plz suggest..

    Regards,

    Manish

  • Omkareshwar and Mahalaleshwar are the great places to visit. India is already a great place to visit. There are so many places that have great religious and spiritual values. This is the great information about Omkareshwar and Mahalaleshwar.

  • Deepak says:

    Thanks for this excellent narration of your trip. Found it really helpful as I plan to go there later this week

    Cheers
    Deepak

  • V.G. Sharms says:

    Hi Mukesh sir
    Dis is V.G.Sharma and my better half name is Kavita and my kid name Sai Deepika Sharma,we reside near by Hyderabad new telangana state.
    Iam a qualified assistant professor in commere and HOD of commerce dept.
    I like lord Shiva very much and
    Basicly I belongs to brahmin family and I perform lord Shiva abhishekam on every Monday for last 20 years, after 20 years as blessings of lord Shiva iam able to visit jyothirlings
    Since Jan 2015 to Jan 2016 we have visited 7 jyothirlinga’s namely
    Srishialam,Grushneshwar,triyambakeshwar,parli.bhimshankar,KASHI,Rameshwaram and I did abshikam in above places
    My next plan is omkareshwar and mahankaleshwar
    Your information is valuable that we can’t pay any thing
    My wishes to your wife,daughter and son
    Thank

  • sharad says:

    hi,
    my name is sharad. I am starting my journey from Bhopal. I would like to visit omkareshwar, and mahakaleshwar ujjain.

    • g.venkatesh says:

      Hi sharadji, How was your trip from Bhopal to Omkareshwar? If you have travelled by road/ own car, can you please share your experiences?

  • Suri S says:

    Dear Mukesh

    Excellent account of the three shrines. Very helpful to those like me travelling for the first time. By god’s grace i should be in indore on 28th monday around 12 noon. I am planning to cover ujjain, Omkareshwar and Maheswar(which is also on narmada banks and west of Omkareshwar abt 70 kms?). I am returning to mumbai via indore on 31st late afternoon. How would you advise me to schedule. Which place should i start. Kindly advise. Thanks and warm regards Suri

  • krishnahari says:

    Awesome post Mukesh, Loads of thanks for the invaluable information. keep posting :)
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Om Namah Shivaya

  • Puja Pillai says:

    Planning a omkareshwar visit next month with family from Nagpur a little confused on ticket booking should I book tickets to khandwa, ujjain or Indore. What would b the best option.

  • Shashi Pandey says:

    I wants to visit mahakaleshwar and omkareshwar mandir. I proceed from Gorakhpur on 22.05.17 at 21.50 hours and reach Ujjain on 23.05.17 at 20.05 hours. I returned from Ujjain to Gorakhpur on 25.05.17 at 19.00 hours. Please advise me program . We are 12 members including children. My reservation is confirmed.

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