Indore to Omkareshwar by Road – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

Sitting on an island formed by the Narmada and the Kaveri Rivers, the ancient town of Omkareshwar is a delight of Madhya Pradesh. Dotted with legendary temples, this town is also known as a popular pilgrimage destination in the state.

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Why travel from Indore to Omkareshwar?

With the rugged beauty of the plateau land and a divine vibe from its religious heritage, Omkareshwar is a soothing destination for those who seek respite from the busy cities. The best way to experience this energy is to take a road trip from the nearest city of Indore and drive down to Omkareshwar, and can have a memorable travel experience. When you book a cab from Indore to Omkareshwar with Savaari car rentals, you can avail a completely customizable trip as per your travel interests, time, and budget. Let us help you discover the best roadmap to travel from Indore to Omkareshwar.

Best time to visit Omkareshwar

Travelling from Indore to Omkareshwar by car

The road between Indore and Omkareshwar explores the fine balance of Madhya Pradesh’s natural landscape. With rugged mountains and arid plateaus on one side, and fertile river plains and dense forests on the other, this route is full of interesting stopovers and adventurous spots. The winding route passes through the heart of the Deccan Plateau, along hilly terrains and sleepy old towns. Along the way, you will cross among some interesting places like Simrol, Balwara, and Barwaha, depending on the route you take. With our completely customizable Indore to Omkareshwar tour packages, you can stop at interesting tourist and nature locales en route.

Indore to Omkareshwar road trip

Best time to visit

Sitting deep into the Deccan Plateau, Omkareshwar experiences extreme temperatures. The summers are very hot and dry, while winters are cold and chilly, but pleasant enough to explore the outdoors. The monsoon months are also quite comfortable to explore, since the heavy rains cool the air. The best time to visit is between October to March, when the temperatures are conducive enough to move around. You can also visit during the festival season, during Dussehra, when the town is lit up and basks in a celebratory mood.

Popular Routes from Indore to Omkareshwar

Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Indore to Omkareshwar via Khandwa Road/Khandwa-Indore Road

This is the shortest, fastest, and the most convenient route to cover the Indore to Omkareshwar by road distance. Most tourists and weekend travelers use this route, since the Indore to Omkareshwar traffic is also not heavy on this highway. On this route, the Indore to Omkareshwar distance is approximately 80 KM and takes about two and half hours to travel. Before you travel, always check for traffic updates and use live maps to get the real-time information on the road condition between Indore to Omkareshwar.

Here’s a basic road map for Indore to Omkareshwar on this route:

Indore — Baigram — Choral — Padhaniya — Chichala — Barwahaa — Mortakka — Omkareshwar
Indore to Omkareshwar via Khandwa Road

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Simrol Fall, Simrol – A roadside waterfall with scenic views of rugged hills and surrounding plateau areas, good for a quick tour or tea break.
  • Kajligarh Fort, SH27 – The site of an old ruined fort offering panoramic views of the surrounding hills, bluffs, and valleys, and a sparkling waterfall, good for short treks.
  • Tafri Waterfall, Vindhyachal, Bheru Ghat, SH27 – An unrecognized waterwall by the highway with sparkling ponds and rocky hills, hidden inside a wooded area, good for early morning views and afternoon treks.
  • Tincha Waterfall, Berchha – A popular waterfall of the region, fed by rains, surrounded by forested areas and overlooks the Tincha River, good for picnics and day treks.
  • Narmada View Point, Mortakka – A popular viewing point and picnic spot overlooking the Narmada River, good for a relaxing break.
Tincha Waterfall
Tincha Waterfall, Berchha

Places to eat along this route:

  • Mohit Family Restaurant, Simrol – Standard highway side eatery serving lunch and dinner in a casual setting, good for groups.
  • Balraj Retreat, Gavhalu – An expansive food complex with multi cuisine meals, snacks, beverages, and confections, good for big groups, families and kids.
  • Princeraj Dhaba, Umariya – Typical roadside open-air eatery serving standard dhaba-style menu, good for late nights and big groups.
  • Panchwati Restaurant, Barwaha – Casual local diner serving vegetarian meals and snacks, good for groups, families and kids.

Indore to Omkareshwar Road Condition via route 1:

The road conditions from Indore to Omkareshwar on the route via Khandwa Road are excellent. It is the fastest route with light traffic, despite some tolls on the way, but there are no road closures.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Indore to Omkareshwar via MP SH38

This is an alternative to cover Indore to Omkareshwar distance by road. The distance between Indore and Omkareshwar via this route is about 124 Km and takes about an hour more than the previous route. There might also be some highway traffic or road closures, since this is a local highway. However, before travel, always use a real-time map and check for traffic updates to get the best idea of the road condition between Indore and Omkareshwar.

Here’s a basic Indore to Omkareshwar road map for this route:

Indore — Umariya — Dr. Ambedkar Nagar — Mend — Bhagdara — Dhargaon — Machalpur — Barwaha — Mortakka — Omkareshwar
Indore to Omkareshwar via MP SH38

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Loka Hills, Umariya – Local hillside with viewing point, offering panoramic views of the surrounding plateau and valleys, good for a quick stop or sunrise views.
  • Namo Givi Hill, off SH 1 – Scenic hilltop viewing point overlooking the valleys and surrounding hills, good for tea breaks, sunrise or sunset views.
  • Jam Gate, Bhagdara – A historical archway of the town, sitting on a high-altitude road, lined with shops, popular for photo ops, and food stops.
Jam Gate
Jam Gate, Bhagdara

Places to eat along this route:

  • Hare Krishna Health Food, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar – Popular health food restaurant serving healthy and organic food, salads, juices, etc. good for quick stops.
  • Amber Restaurant, Simrol Road – Standard highway side casual diner serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, good for big groups and families.
  • Choral Waterfront Café, Rampuriya – Casual, open-air café overlooking Choral waterfront, serving café menu, quick meals, beverages, good for tea/coffee breaks.
  • Panchwati Restaurant, Barwaha – Casual local diner serving vegetarian meals and snacks, good for groups, families and kids.

Indore to Omkareshwar Road Condition via route 2:

The road conditions from Indore to Omkareshwar on route 2 are also quite good. It is a longer route with light traffic, despite some tolls on the way, but there are no road closures.

Indore to Omkareshwar Best Route

Both the above routes are good for traveling from Indore to Omkareshwar. Each of these routes have interesting pit stops. But the second route is longer and takes more time than the first one. Also, the first route has more sightseeing options than the second one. Overall, the route via Khandwa Road seems to be the best option for a scenic and fast drive.

Other means of traveling from Indore to Omkareshwar

By Train

You can also travel from Indore to Omkareshwar by train. The nearest railway station is in Mortakka, about 12 KM away. There are 8 weekly trains from Indore to Omkareshwar. The fastest train is MHOW KHANDWA PASSENGER (52963), which takes two hours and 10 minutes to reach Omkareshwar. You can also hire a car rental in Omkareshwar to reach your destination.

For all Indore to Omkareshwar train bookings, you can visit the Indian Railways website or check with any online travel portal. For the most updated Indore to Omkareshwar train timings, always check the latest timetables of IRCTC before booking.

By Flight

There is no flight connectivity between Indore and Omkareshwar. The nearest airport is in Indore itself, at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport (IDR), 78 KM away. So, the only way to travel from Indore to Omkareshwar is by railway or by Indore Airport to Omkareshwar Taxi.

Attractions in Omkareshwar for Sightseeing

With ancient temples and caves, and ample natural beauty, Omkareshwar has lots to offer to its visitors. The holy town of Omkareshwar is a religious site known for housing one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva.

  • Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple – The main temple housing one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, this temple is considered to be one of the holiest shrines in India. The temple is located on the Mandhata island, at the confluence of the Narmada and Kaveri Rivers.
  • Kedareshwar Temple – Another prominent temple and a holy site dedicated to Kedarnath, this temple was built in the 11th century. It is also one of the most sacred shrines in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Siddhanath Temple – This is one of the ancient temples of Omkareshwar, this edifice has more artistic significance than religious one. This 13th century temple is located near the Omkareshwar Temple and is artistically rich, recognized for its fine stone architecture.
  • Shri Govinda Bhagwatpada Cave – A naturally-formed, ancient cave, which is also considered a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site. The massive cave consists of a main hall and a small sanctum, housing a shrine of Shiva.
  • 24 Avatars – A massive cluster of ancient caves housing 11th century Hindu and Jain temples inside.
  • Peshawar Ghat – One of the most popular tourist spots in Omkareshwar, this is a river promenade on the Narmada River and famous for taking dips in the holy water of the river.
  • Kajal Rani Caves – A scenic nature spot with stone caves, rolling hills, with gushing streams cutting through the rugged terrain. This is also quite popular for picnicking or day treks.

Book a cab in Omkareshwar to visit all these major tourist places.

Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Omkareshwar

From local fare to other Indian cuisines, Omkareshwar offers all kinds of flavors to its travelers. Check out some of these top-rated places to eat in Omkareshwar –

  • Shri Baba Bhojanalaya
  • The Patidar Café House, Mamleshwar Rd
  • Krishna Prasadam Restaurant, Shiv Kothi
  • Jyotirling Family Garden Restaurant, Kothi
  • Om Shiva Restaurant, Getti Chowk

Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Omkareshwar

Hotel Name Address Phone Number
MPT Temple View Overhead water Tank, Mortakka Omkareswar Rd, Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh 450554
Hotel Panchavati Palace Mamleshwar Mandir Marg, Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh 450554 09752824142
MPT Sailani Island Resort Sailani island Resort Sidhwarkut Jain mandir, Jayanti Mata Rd, MPSTDC, Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh 451115 08349002393
Rewa Hotels & Resorts Indore Khandwa Road, Behind Gopal Midway, District Khandwa, near Narmarda River Bank, Mortakka, Madhya Pradesh 450554 09630096375
Sailani Island Resort 65QF+M97, Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh 451115 08349003040
Narmada Hills Resort Jayanti Mata Rd, in front of Sidhwarkut Jain mandir, Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh 451115 09424973958

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