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Maihar is in Satna district, Madhya Pradesh.

Maihar is a religious pilgrim place for Hindus. Having the temple of Goddess Sharda, the deity of learning.The town was formerly the capital of the princely state of Maihar.

Get in[edit]

Maihar railway station

By train[edit]

Maihar is well connected to other Indian cities by rail. The town is situated near to some big railway junctions.

Major Nearby Stations Approx. Distance in KM
Satna 40
Katni 65
Jabalpur 150
Allahabad 200

By bus[edit]

It is well connected by bus to Satna and Rewa. Taxis can also be booked for a return trip from Satna.

Get around[edit]

There are ample number of auto rickshaw and cycle rickshaw in the city.

The best way to get to the temple would be auto rickshaw (roughly ₹10 per passenger from Railway station to the temple). Shared autos and Tongas, horse-drawn carriages, are also available for the journey to temple.


Sharada temple

The temple in itself is one of the best place to visit in Maihar. The temple is situated in a mountain. One can go by stairs (more than 1000 in number) or can book a cab from Temple's office. Ropeway facility is also available there. It takes around 4-5 passengers at a time and covers the distance to temple in 5 minutes. The ropeway and cab facility is only available in daytime.

Apart from the main temple, there are other places like Alha Pond, Akhara of Alha and Udal, Golamath temple. If you are feeling adventurous, visit the Maihar ka kila.

One can also visit the home of Baba Allauddin Khan, famous sarod maestro, who was the father and teacher of Ali AKbar Khan, and teacher of the sitarist Ravi Shankar. It is approximately 1.5 km from Maihar Railway Station, on the way to the Temple of Goddess Sharda.



Religion related and home decorative stuffs can be bought at the market on the foothills of the temple.




There are various lodges and hotels available nearby station and on the way to temple. All are quite reasonable.


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