Nimar Utsav is an annual event
that is held at Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh.
It is a three day event
that is a comprehensive feast of music, dance, drama, boating and canoeing. It is organized by the state government of Madhya Pradesh and is celebrated on the banks of the holy river Narmada.
The time of celebration for this three day cultural extravaganza is around the month of November. Specifically it is held on the eve of Kartik Purnima.
Madhya Pradesh is a state known for its fairs and festivals which are deep rooted in its age old tradition and customs. Despite the difference in religious significance of each festival these festivals are celebrated with immense dedication and genuine belief in almighty. Thus, on a whole there is perfect blend of modern upsprings with cultural and traditional preservation.
The main festivals in Madhya Pradesh include Khajuraho Dance Festival
in Khajuraho, Lokranjan
in Khajuraho, Tansen Music Festival in Gwalior, Shivratri Mela in Pachmarhi, Navratri Festival in Ujjain and the Chethiyagiri Vihara Festival in Sanchi
Maheshwar the venue of Nimar Utsav is a small town situated at the banks of the holy river Narmada
and known as the one time capital of the great Holkar Queen Devi Ahilya. It is world famous for its pilgrimage and sarees.
How to Reach
Nearest airport is at Indore
which is around 91 km away from here. It takes around 3 hrs to cover this distance.
Barwaha is the closest rail head but not all trains have a halt here. Indore at a distance of 91 km is the nearest major station.
Buses are available from all major cities of Madhya Pradesh for Maheshwar. Interstate buses also start from here.
Taxis are the best way of exploring the city. Buses are also available inside Maheshwar.