Omkareshwar Pilgrimage Tour
Omkareshwar or better known as Mandhata Omkareshwar is one of the foremost of the 12 Joytirlingas or it is luminous physical self-presentation of Lord Shiva of the Hindus. It is situated on the bank of holy river Narmada in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh, 13 Km from Omkareshwar road railway station and 77 km each from Indore and Khandwa on the opposite end. The important part of the town containing the famous Jyotirlinga Omkareshwar temple is situated on the island formed in the Narmada and rest of the town formed in the southern bank if the river.
In the ancient times the village is situated on the island hill and it was considered as a town ship, the remains of which are still extant. Later on the Habitation are shifted downwards touching the bank of Narmada and dwindled to about 600 and then gradually increased to 1350 in the 1970census and to about 6000 by 1995.
It is still increasing owing to tourist facilities and the construction of the Cantilever bridge in 1979 across the Narmada in the midst of the town. Till 1950 the place had only a Police Station and a primary school, now it has a high school, Civil Dispensary, Bank Telephone Exchange, Irrigational sub divisional head quarters and a nagar panchayat.