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Narmda River

Narmda River is 5 kms from our resort. Modern Ujjain is situated on the banks of the river Shipra, regarded since times immemorial as sacred. The belief in the sacredness of Shipra, has its origins in the ancient Hindu mythological tale of churning of the Ocean by the Gods and the Demons, with Vasuki, the serpent as the rope. The ocean bed first yielded fourteen gems, then Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, and finally the coveted vessel of Nectar. Then began the wild scramble for immortality with the demons chasing the Gods across the skies, and in the process, a few drops were spilt, and fell at Hardwar, Nasik, Prayag, and Ujjayini. Hence the sanctity of the waters of the Shipra.


The holy town of Omkareshwar is also about 60 Kms from our resort. It is an island on the river Narmada and Kaveri. This place has hundreds of Hindu / Jain temples. The most important being the one housing one of the twelve Jyotirlingas (Bhagwan Shiv), which has made this, places an important pilgrimage center since ancient times. A boat ride in Narmada River around the island of Omkareshwar is quite enjoyable.


Maheshwar 10 kms from out resort is mentioned in Ramayan and Mahabharat as Mahishmati. It became famous when Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar made it her capital. It is famous for its sarees- Maheshwari sarees known for their unique weaves. The Rajgaddi and Rajwada of Maheshwar have got its historical importance as Devi Ahilya made her capital. On the bank of river there are beautiful ghats like “Peshwa Ghat”, “Ahilya Ghat” and “Phanse Ghat”. There are famous temples like Kaleshwar Mandir, Raj-Rajeshwar, Vitthaleshwar and Ahilyashwar.


Mahakal is 150 kms from our resort. Ujjain is the modern name for Ujjayini. Legend has it that in the hoary past, the God like king Shiva of Avanti commemorated his victory over the demon-ruler of Tripura or Tripuri on the banks of the Narmada by changing the name of his capital, Avantipura to Ujjayini (one who conquers with pride).


The historical fort of Mandu (Mandav garh or the “city of joy” {shadibad}) is about 40 Kms from our resort. Founded in the 10th century as a fort- capital by the par mar rulers, this extensive, now deserted hilltop fort is one of the most interesting sites in Madhya Pradesh. This is supposed to be the biggest fort in India (82 Kms perimeter) has ruins of lots of palaces, baths, pavilions of the past, when it was a busy town. The tomb of Hoshang Shah is supposed to be the inspiration behind Shah jehan’s celebrated Taj Mahal, jahaj Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Ashrafi Mahal are some of the notable monuments.


Dewas is 130 Kms from our resort. Its name is derived from a hill in its vicinity known as Devi Vashini, on which is perched a temple of its presiding deity Chamunda Devi. Earliest mention of Dewas is in the epic poem Chandi bardai of 16th century. Most beautiful spot is the Devi hall where there are several temples cut out in rocky walls with images in relief.