Blessed with scenic surroundings, and a landscape studded with ancient structures along sleepy locales and winding streets, Neemuch is a quaint small town that lures travelers with its rustic charm. Basking in the glory of its phenomenal historical background, the city continues to nurture its age-old traditions, ensconced within the heart of the country; Madhya Pradesh. Endowed with the presence of two rivers, namely Narmada and Gambir, flowing by, the city has witnessed many significant events in the past. A British Cantonment during the colonial era, it was named ‘Nimach’ which expanded as North India Mounted Artillery and Cavalry Headquarters. Eventually recognized as Neemuch, the city is a treasure trove of delights.
Places to Visit
The Bhadwamata Temple
The Bhadwa Mata Temple is located 18 km east of Neemuch. A beautifully constructed marble temple of Mahamaya Bhadwa Mata, the Mata statue is surrounded by nine Nabhdurga idols namely Brahmi, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi followed by Narsinhi, Eandri, Shivdatti and Chamunda.The Bhadwa Mata Temple is placed among the important temples in India that depicts Shakti. The devotees of Bhadwa Mata Temple attain ultimate peace of mind and become spiritually strong after their visit to this temple.The holy water Bawadi situated within the premises of the temple is popularly known as Aarogya Theerth. The fact that makes this holy water famous is that a bath in this pond is believed to be a supernatural remedy for all kinds of skin diseases.As an important part of mythology, Bhadwa Mata is believed to be present in the temple to bless her devotees. Visitors are left with bewilderment after watching the daily aartis performed in the evening within the temple.
The Sukhanandji Ashram
The Sukhanandji Ashram, distanced about 32 km from Neemuch is located on the border of Rajasthan. The Ashram lies magnificently in an ancient rock-cave.Believed to have within its premises a temple devoted to Lord Shiva, Sukhanandji Ashram is a spot of appreciated scenic beauty. The founder of Sukhanandji Ashram is said to be Suka, who is considered to be the son of Vyasadeva. Vyasadeva or Vedavyasa was the first to write the Bharat Samhita, containing 24,000 verses or slokas. Suka, also known as Sukadeva and Brahmarata, is a splendid character in a number of Puranic texts belonging mainly to Vaishnavism. This Ashram attracts a huge number of tourists every season. The two annual fairs organized at Sukhanandji Ashram are among the major attractions of this site, one of which happens on Haryali Amavashya and the other on Baisakh Purnima. These two fairs boost tourism in Neemuch.
Nava Toran Temple
The Nava Toran Temple of Neemuch is located at Khor village. This beautiful temple was constructed in the 11th century. The Nava Toran temple is an epitome of eye-catching beauty which is displayed by the decorative arches arranged both length and breadth wise in two rows which intersect each other at the centre. The ceiling of the temple is supported on a pair of pillars which can be seen clearly in the hall and porches. The main attraction of this wonderful temple stands at the centre in the form of a statue of Varaha. The amazing decoration of the Nava Toran temple consists of borders in the shape of leaves, garland bearers, makaras’ heads, etc. Tourists have a lovely time by visiting this famous temple in Neemuch. The Vikram Cement campus is an important landmark to figure out the famous Nava Toran Temple at the village of Khor.
Morwan Dam is 24 km from Neemuch and a beautiful place to visit. Dam is constructed on river Gambhiri and mainly used for irrigation and water supply to nearby places. It has a beautiful garden and boating facilities are also available.
Gandhi Sagar Dam
The Gandhi Sagar Dam is one of the four major dams built on India’s Chambal River. The dam’s reservoir area is the second-largest in India (after the Hirakud Reservoir), and attracts many migratory and non-migratory birds throughout the year. The International Bird Life Agency (IBA) has qualified the reservoir under “A4iii” criteria, as the congregation of waterbirds is reported to exceed 20,000 at some points.
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
The Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary, a wonderful site to explore and witness nature’s magic, is situated on the northern boundary of the districts of Neemuch and Mandsaur in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary was notified in 1974 and in 1983, and the government added more area to it. The total area of the Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary is over 368.62 sq km. Tourists are guaranteed to have a relaxed time visiting this sanctuary which adjoins the state of Rajasthan. The Chambal river acts as a cherry on the pie that runs through the Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary, dividing it into two parts. Thus, the river divides it into a western part which is in Neemuch and the eastern one in Mandsaur district. Tourists visiting the Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary have undoubtedly a lot to explore..
Must Try Food in Neemuch
1. Jaini Fast Food
2. Hotel Green
3. Rajputana Handi Restaurant
4. Laxmi Chat
5. Hotel Jamna
6. Dosa N Chutney
7. Rajkumar Restaurant
8. SR Restaurant & Cafe
9. Hotel Dilli Darbar
10. The Food Zone
How To Get Here
On a daily basis there are approximately 6 flights that operate at Maharana Pratap Airport.Air India and SpiceJet are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
By road Neemuch is surrounded by Nimbahera, Mandsaur, Chittaurgarh which are 16.63 km, 29.41 km, 33.86 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.
You can also reach Neemuch through the train. On an average about 39 trains pass through Neemuch on a daily basis.Chittorgarh to Neemuch, Mandsaur to Neemuch, Ratlam to Neemuch are some of the most popular routes to Neemuch with 62, 50, 47 trains weekly respectively.