Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was Mahishmati, capital of king Kartivarjun. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Revived to its ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. Maheshwar's temples and mighty fort-complex stand in quiet beauty, mirrored in the river below. Today, Maheshwar, a temple town on the bank of River Narmada, was a glorious city and referred in Hindu epics as ‘Mahishmati’. After Mughals the Queen Ahilyabai of the Holkar dynesty made Maheshwar her capital city. British moved the capital to Indore.
The city is famous for its temple, bathing ghats, mighty fort complex. Maheshwar is also known for its distinctive handwoven sarees called Maheshwari exquisitely woven 'Maheshwari' sarees.
Maha Shivaratri Festival is celebrated during February - March.
Nearest airport is at Indore (91 km), connected with Mumbai, Delhi and Bhopal.RAIL
Nearest railheads are Barwaha (39 km), Indore (91 km), Khandwa and Mhow on the Western railway.ROAD
Regular buses are available from Barwah, Khandwa, Dhar and Dhamnod & Omkareshwar 62 kms.