Offering a unique choice of spirituality and tranquillity, this place is home to the famous Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga. Besides, the town is blessed with innumerable tourist spots too. So if you are planning a trip to Omkareshwar, but the long itineraries annoying you, don’t worry, we are here to help. We offer you a huge range of customizable Omkareshwar tour packages that won’t take you close to many wonderful pious and natural places but help to introduce you to the rich culture and heritage of the town.
The Omkareshwar tour which is covered by various religious spots takes you to the famous Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga. One of the 12 adored Jyotirlinga in India, the divine Omkareshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to mythology, there are many stories related to the history of the temple. It is believed that Narad (son of Brahma), once visited the Vindhya Parvat and told him that the Meru Parvat was bigger than him. This made Vindhya Parvat anxious. Out of determination to be bigger than Meru, Vindhya Parvat started penance to please Lord Shiva; as a result, Lord Shiva appeared here and blessed him with the boon of continued growth on the condition that it would not trouble his devotees with its growth. However, Vindhya soon forgot the condition and grew so much that it protects the sun and the moon. All deities then approached sage Agastya for help. Sage Agastya and his wife made a trick and took a promise from Vindhya that he would not grow until they returned. Vindhya agreed. The Sage and his wife left and they never returned. It is also believed that on a request from all the gods, Lord Shiva had himself divided the same linga which was worshipped by Vindhya Parvat into two parts, one in Omkareshwar and the other in Mamaleshwara.
Another famous story talks about a huge war between the Gods and the Demons. Yes, it’s said that Lord Shiva rose out of the ground in the form of Omkareshwar to defeat Demons.
Apart from the historical facts, Omkareshwar Temple is also boasting for Nagara style architecture with its precise and elaborate carvings. The wonderful balconies and column carvings of different shapes no doubt enhance the temple's visual appeal. In addition to the architecture and main Linga, here you may find almost 20 shrines which are dedicated to various deities including Ganesh, Krishna, Narmada, and Shani.
Along with visiting Omkareshwar Temple, there are plenty of places that you can explore with the help of our Omkareshwar tour package like Siddha Nath Temple, 24 Avatars, Shri Omkar Mandata Temple, Ranmukteshwar Temple, Kajal Rani Cave Temple, Satmatrika Temple, Gauri Somnath Temple, Omkareshwar Palace and river Ghats, such as Ahilya Ghat. Among all, one major attraction of this town is the hanging bridge which quadruples the glory of the town. The bridge falls over the Narmada River and is generally called as “Jhula Pull”. Moreover, here you can also get an opportunity of taking a bath and boating in the holy waters of Narmada River.
Furthermore, Omkareshwar which is renowned as the holy town has forbidden non-vegetarian food and alcohol. Yes, its number of restaurants and hotels serves only delicious authentic vegetarian Indian food. So, while on concluding your Omkareshwar tour, don’t forget to savor the tasty breakfasts, luscious lassis and appetizing fruit salads at pocket-sized café that serve delightful dishes including a Thali.
Then, without ado; plan your Omkareshwar tour from October to February. As the temperature during this time is cool and pleasant that is perfect for a sightseeing excursion. Not only this, being a pilgrimage site, Omkareshwar is visited throughout the year and hence you can say that it is a year-round destination for devotees. For great deals and discounts, you can go through our meticulously designed Omkareshwar tour packages and have one of the best vacations in the state of Madhya Pradesh.