The city of Maheshwar from its ancient times has its mention in the epics and mythological stories. Later to be made the capital city under the reign of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar. The story of flourishing Maheshwar is intertwined with the story of the queen. When she took over the reign and transformed it to what Maheshwar is today.
The holy city of Omkareshwar is famous Mahadev Temple which is also a Jyotirlinga among the 12 others situated in various states of India. The temple is situated on a hillock on the om shaped island called the Mandhata, on the Narmada river. A temple town situated in the picturesque surrounding of the meandering rocky banks of Narmada is appealing to religious as well as other visitors.