Maheshwar Ghat / Ahilya Ghat
Lake / Backwaters
At a distance of 1.5 km from Maheshwar Bus Stand, Maheshwar Ghat is a river ghat situated in the pilgrimage town of Maheshwar. Located on the banks of the holy Narmada River, it is one of the popular places to visit as part of the Maheshwar tour.
Also known as Ahilya Ghat, Maheshwar Ghat is situated right below the Maheshwar Fort or Holkar Fort. It was built by the Rajmata Ahilyabai Holkar. The architecture of the ghat is a mixture of Maratha, Rajput, and Mughal architectural styles. The Narmada Ghat here is lined up with many small temples and chhatris that one can see from the top of Ahilya Fort. One can see small and big Shivalinga's all along the ghat.
Maheshwar Ghat is very clean and well kept. The ghat is safe to walk and take photos of Maheshwar Fort. The Narmada River flows beside hence you can sit and watch it for hours. There is also a beautiful shiva temple on the banks of the river. This is a picturesque location and very calming to the mind as u can just keep sitting here in the light river breeze and forget about everything else. The backdrop framed by the Ahilya Fort and the Shiva temple is beautiful and if you take a boat ride during sundown it is magical.
The best time to visit the Ghat is early morning and evening from 4 PM onwards. One can also attend the spectacular Narmada Aarti at 8 PM every day.
Timings: 4 AM - 8 PM