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.
Maihar is well connected to other Indian cities by rail. The town is situated near to some big railway junctions.
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It is well connected by bus to Satna and Rewa. Taxis can also be booked for a return trip from Satna.
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.
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.
Holy City is full of temples and Cement Industries. So you can visit many temples, eat at a cheap price, stay at a nice hotel & just relax.
Religion related and home decorative stuffs can be bought at the market on the foothills of the temple.
You can visit the Katra Baazar,Ghantaghar for local shopping.
List of the Places & Dishes you should try:
- Seema Restaurant: Samosa & Khoya Jalebi
- Vicky Chaat Center, Ghantaghar: Panipuri, Samosa Chaat & Tikiya Chaat
- Venus Sweets, Near SBI: Pav Bhaji
- Hariyana Jalebi Corner: Near Agrawal Stationary, Chandi Devi Road, Maihar
- Raam Bhandar: Near Station Road: Dinner Thali
- Vandana Sweets: GulabJamun & Namkeens
- Indore Sev Bhandar: Customised Namkeen(Ghantaghar)
Try Badam Shake & Kaaju Shake near Alauddin Square(Not available during Nov-March)
Try Tea in front of Kamla Market: A small old shop owner known by the name of Sindhi Bhau Chai Wala only for INR 5
You can find many liquor shops in Maihar as well.
There are various lodges and hotels available nearby station and on the way to temple. All are quite reasonable.
Best would be to stay at MP Tourism Hotel Surbahar.