Tourist Attractions in Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar is snuggled on the bank of the confluence of River Godavari and River Kaveri. This place is one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage sites. A large number of people thrived in this place every year. There is no dearth of famous tourist attractions in Omkareshwar. This sacred city accommodates one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. This town has two famous ancient pilgrimage sites namely Omkareshwar and Amarkareshwar. This city is boasts of architectural marvels and panoramic views in addition to the pilgrimage sites. This is one of the most sacred towns of Madhya Pradesh and resembles the shape of the Hindu symbol ‘OM’. Here are the top Omkareshwar tourist places in the city:

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple - This temple is one of the renowned shrines of India and is famous by the name of the Omkareshwar or Omkar Mandhata. This temple is situated on the island name Mandhata which is located on the confluence of the River Godavari and River Kaveri. The island is said to be in the shape of ‘OM’ a Hindu mythological sacred symbol. The island comprises so many temples and the Jyotirlinga is located inside the Mamaleshwara. This temple boasts of beautiful frescos and paintings. This temple is an architectural marvel and one of the must-visit places during the Omkareshwar trip.

Mamaleshwara Temple – The temple is built on the south bank of river Narmada, its original name is Amreshwar temple. Situated right opposite the river bank where Omkareshwar is located, Mamaleshwara is the original Jyotirlinga, with Omkareshwar and Mamaleshwara both considered as two halves of one Jyotirlinga. Mamaleshwara temple is less crowded than its counterpart and one has the opportunity to perform Abhishek on the linga themselves, unlike in Omkareshwar. This 10th-century ancient temple has beautiful architecture and was renovated by Maharani Ahilya Bai. The story goes that Mamaleshwara is the mirror image of Omkareshwar, after being purified by river Narmada. During the Omkareshwar travel, one can sit here in meditation and experience divinity, or simply explore the numerous small temples in the vicinity.

Kedareshwar Temple – Dedicated to Lord Kedar, Kedareshwar Temple was built in the 11th century. Lord Kedar was the manifestation of Lord Shiva and the Kedareshwar temple is famous for its architectural beauty. The temple is located on the confluence of Rivers Narmada and River Kaveri. It is built at a distance of 4 km from Omkareshwar temple. This temple is often referred to as a stepping stone to the Kedarnath Temple and hence is considered to be very auspicious.

Siddhanatha Temple - A classical representation of the Brahmi architecture, Siddhantha Temple is a major tourist attraction of Omkareshwar. The frescoes of elephants are the most important attraction of the temple. These frescoes of the elephants are carved over stone 1.5 m in height. Looking up to the roof of the caves showcases artistic magic. It is located on top of the island, 200m northeast of Omkar Mandhata Temple with approximately 170 steps cutting upside the hill. Accessible on all days of the week, it is a must-visit for the religiously inclined, nature lovers and photo fanatics, with at least a 2-hour visit to enjoy the beauty during the Omkareshwar tour.

Gauri Somnath Temple - Curiously resembling the temples of Khajuraho in architecture and design, the temple consists of a gigantic six feet tall linga. It is made of black stone and has a shiny polishing finish. According to legends, the linga would have predictive qualities, and the mirror image of the person looking at it would be reflected. Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, after seeing his own, caused the linga grave injuries {still pertinent} and tried to burn it, due to which it assumed its color and lost its predictive capacities. One will also find the idol of Goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva, behind the linga. The visitors have to climb more than 200 stairs, arising from the Ghat, to reach the temple. One will find the idol of Nandi, the bull, outside the sanctum sanctorum, facing its master. The temple is constructed in the shape of a star and is marvelous in architecture. This is a must-visit place during the Omkareshwar sightseeing tour.

Kajal Rani Caves - Kajal Rani Cave is situated at a distance of 8km from Omkareshwar temple, it’s a beautiful tourist attraction providing a scenic view of undulating land. It’s not only a good change from all the temples and holy sites famous in Omkareshwar but also, is an ideal picnic spot with friends and family. It can be visited at any time of the day, but the panoramic view is sure to have you captive for a few hours.

If you are planning for the Omkareshwar tour, then Indian Visit is the perfect choice for you to book an Omkareshwar tour package. Indian Visit offers the meticulously crafted Omkareshwar holiday packages which will give you a memorable experience.

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