Omkareshwar is a small island town in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh with its own nagar panchayat. It is 72kms far away from Khandwa. It is 72 km. away from Khandwa and is strategically located at the confluence of the two main rivers Narmada and Kauveri. The island is also known as Mandhata Omkareshwar or Shivapuri. It is one of the holiest of the Hindu pilgrimage places with the temple of Omkara, the presiding deity who is worshipped there.The island derives its name from the shape of the Holiest Hindu symbol 'Om' with two soaring mountains separated by a steep valley. It is considered to be one of the places among the 12 Jyotirlingas and holds a special significance for the Shiv Bhakts.On the southern and the eastern side of the island are soaring, 150 meters high cliffs that make the perfect backdrop to the architectural charm of the temples.Omkareshwar is known due to the famous Shri Omkar Mandhata and the Amareshwar temples. These are one of the oldest temples and the main attraction here. There are numerous intricate carvings on both the temple walls, built of local soft sandstone.
Omkareshwar is a place where actual jyotirlinga is located, real temple is mamleshwara, while another temple "Omkareswar"is equally famous. Omkareshwar Road is about 77 km (48 mi) from Indore on the Indore–Khandwa highway. It about 12 km (7 mi) from the Omkareshwar road station. There are steamboats across the Narmada river and also two connecting bridges.