From the temple on a hilltop to the calm, natural environs, to the quaint old structures, everything about Dewas enriches the city with an air of serenity and spirituality. As the melodious tunes of 'Malwi' music occasionally emanate through the streets, the city leaves you fascinated with its dynamic culture, tinted with hues of devotion and faith. In fact, the city's very name has evolved from its religious legacy, as 'Dewas' signifies 'the Abode of Gods'. Located in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, it was once the stronghold of the Maratha Puar clan. Embracing modernity while preserving tradition, it is now a leading industrial hub of the state.
Endowed with beautiful natural surroundings, Dewas has much to offer when it comes to sightseeing. The Khivni Sanctuary is an excellent attraction, especially for nature lovers on account of its rich store of wild flora and fauna. You can explore the wilderness and the scenic greenery while spotting rare species of wildlife. The Meetha Talab Lake is a picturesque natural site. Its serene surroundings and softly rippling waters have a soothing effect on you, making it a must visit. Next to it, the Chattries of Dewas add to its appeal with their majestic structures adorned with beautiful designs. The several gates dotted across the city are also worth visiting, each for their in unique architectural style.
Despite the many attractions, the main highlight of Dewas is its religious legacy. The iconic temple of Chamunda Mata Goddess situated on the Devi ki Tehri Hill is among the most popular religious sites in the city. A great time to visit Dewas is during the Navratri festival which is celebrated with folk dance and music, offering you a peek into the local culture.
Traveling in Dewas is hassle-free on account of the easily accessible local transport services. City buses are available for traveling through most routes in and around the city. Taxis and auto-rickshaws can be easily hired directly from the streets. For shorter distances, cycle-rickshaws are also equally easy to find. Though inexpensive, local transport can be a little uncomfortable for tourists. You can hire a private cab from one of the city's rental services.
On a daily basis there are approximately 39 flights that operate at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport.IndiGo and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Dewas through train.Dewasis one of the most popular train stations in Dewas.On an average about 82 trains pass through Dewas on a daily basis.Indore to Dewas, Ujjain to Dewas, Maksi to Dewasare some of the most popular routes to Dewas with 139, 98, 67 trains weekly respectively.
By road Dewas is surrounded by Indore, Ujjain, Shajapur which are 20.06 km, 22.25 km, 35.38 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.