Mandsaur is a town in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh state in Central India. It lies between the parallels of latitude 230 45′ 50″ North and 250 2′ 55″ North, and between the meridians of longitude 740 42′ 30″ East and 750 50′ 20″ East. It is rich in its archeological and historical heritage, most famous for its unique Pashupatinath Temple, second only to the one at Kathmandu, Nepal. Mandsaur is also one of the largest producers of opium in the world.
How to Reach Mandsaur
By Air: (From New Delhi/Mumbai)
Nearest Domestic Airports to Mandsaur:
209 km: Udaipur, India (UDR / VAUD) Maharana Pratap Airport
219 km: Indore, India (IDR / VAID) Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport
269 km: Vadodara, India (BDQ / VABO) Vadodara Airport
375 km: Bhopal, India (BHO / VABP) Raja Bhoj Airport
401 km: Jaipur, India (JAI / VIJP) Jaipur International Airport
417 km: Jodhpur, India (JDH / VIJO) Jodhpur Airport
449 km: Ahmedabad, India (AMD / VAAH) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Mandsaur railway station is a main railway station in Mandsaur city of Madhya Pradesh. Its code is MDS. Mandsaur is an important broad gauge railway station of the Ajmer — Ratlam line. Mandsaur is well connected to Ratlam, Ujjain via Nagda and Kota & Bundi in Rajasthan via Chittorgarh.
Train and Climate information
The major trains passing from Mandsaur are:
- Bandra Terminus – Ajmer /Udaipur Express
- Indore–Udaipur City Express
- Jaipur-Bhopal Express
- Ajmer- Kolkata Express
- Ajmer- Hyderabad Express
- Ratlam-Ajmer Express
- Ratlam- Chittaurgarh Express
- Ratlam- Agra Fort Express
- Chittaurgarh- Ratlam DMU
- Nathdwara- Okha Express
- Mandsaur- Meerut City Link (Dehradun) Express
Climate at Mandsaur during February
The climate of this district is generally dry except in south-west monsoon. The cold season is from December to February. Climate Averages during February are as below:
|High Temp: 29 °C||Low Temp: 13 °C||Mean Temp: 21 °C|
|Precipitation: 3.6 mm||Humidity: 43%||Dew Point: 8 °C|
|Wind: 10 km/h||Pressure: 1013 mbar||Visibility: 4 km|
Heritage Sites worth Visiting at Mandsaur
Located on the Shivana River banks, the famous Hindu temple is one of the most prevalent shrines in Mandsaur. Lord Shiva is the main deity here and he is worshipped in the form of a unique shivling which has eight faces of Lord Shiva. As common in Hindu architecture, the temple has four doors in four directions. This is second only to the famous Pashupatinath Temple at Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bandi ji ka Baag
Bandi ji ka Baag famous places to visit in Mandsaur decorated with glass interiors, the temple is 120 years old and is dedicated to Jainism. You should definitely visit the place to see the colourful reflection lights adorning the walls inside . The USP of the place is it’s Maan Stambh which was built when the temple turned a 100 years old.
Shree Bahi Parshwanath Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra
Situated just 12km away from Mandsaur, the place was built after it was blessed by the Acharya Shri Kalyan Sagar ji Maharaj and is also known as a “Chaupati” in short. Here you will see a 58 cm high black coloured idol of Lord Parshwanath in the padmasana posture known as Mulnayak.
The main source of supply for the residents, the destination is also a famous attraction amongst the tourists. A popular hangout place for the family, friends and relatives Telia Talab also has a park and a Hindu shrine nearby. People of all religions and castes come here to spend their evenings making it a buzzing cultural hub in the evenings.
Renowned as the Dashpur Fort, the fort is located on the order of Malwa and Mewar and hence is a historically important fort. The fort was destroyed after it was attacked by Timur after which the Delhi Sultanate became very weak.
Shri Khade Balaji Temple
Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, it is a very old temple with interiors decorated with stones. The place is situated near Gandhi Chauraha and it is a worth every second spend here. Don’t miss the yearly Maha Aarti and Annakut Prasad organised by Yuvak group during the Diwali season.
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
Another places to visit in Mandsaur is Gandhi Sagar. SanctuarySituated on the boundary of Mandsaur and Nimach districts of Madhya Pradesh, the sanctuary is spread over an area of 369 km square adjoining Rajasthan state in India. The beauty of the sanctuary lies in the fact that the sanctuary is divided into two parts by the Chambal River, as a result, the western part lying in the Neemuch District and the eastern part in Mandsaur district.