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Mandleshwar is a charming town and nagar panchayat in the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Located on the banks of the Narmada River, it is 8 kilometers east of Maheshwar and 99 kilometers south of Indore. Known as a “Pavitra Nagri” (Holy City), Mandleshwar is an ancient town with a rich history.

How to Reach

By Air The nearest airport to Mandleshwar is Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport in Indore, which is approximately 99 kilometers away.

By Train The nearest railway station is in Indore. From there, one can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Mandleshwar.

By Bus Regular bus services connect Mandleshwar with major cities in Madhya Pradesh, including Indore and Maheshwar.

2 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1: Start your day with a visit to famous temples like Shree Gupteshwar Mahadev Mandir and Kaashi Vishweshwar Temple. In the afternoon, explore the local markets for shopping. End your day with a peaceful walk along the Narmada River.
  • Day 2: Visit offbeat places like Dhawal-Kunda and Hathani islands. Participate in local fairs and festivals if any are happening during your visit. Don’t forget to try the local cuisine.

Get Around

The town is small and can be easily explored on foot. For longer distances, auto-rickshaws and taxis are available.

Things to Do

Visit the ancient temples, take a dip in the holy Narmada River, and explore the local markets.

Offbeat Places

Dhawal-kunda and Hathani islands are worth a visit.


Participate in local fairs and festivals, shop for local handicrafts, and try the local cuisine.

Fairs and Festivals

The town hosts several local fairs and festivals throughout the year, offering a glimpse into the rich culture and traditions of the region.


The local markets in Mandleshwar are known for their unique handicrafts and textiles.


The local cuisine of Mandleshwar offers a variety of delicious dishes. Don’t miss out on trying the local sweets.


There are several hotels and guest houses in Mandleshwar catering to different budgets.

Go Next

After exploring Mandleshwar, you can head to the nearby city of Maheshwar, which is known for its stunning architecture and beautiful ghats.