Neemuch district is one of the 51 districts of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The town of Neemuch is the administrative headquarters of the district.
Asia’s largest solar power plant inaugurated by Narendra Modi, as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Welspun Solar MP project operating since February, 2014 at Neemuch. It is a 151 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power station constructed at a cost of 1100 crore rupees (about $182,000,000) on 305 hectares (750 acres) of land.
Neemuch district is part of Ujjain Division and had approximately 700,000 inhabitants as of 2001.Neemuch district is bordered by Rajasthan state on the west and north, and by Mandsaur district to the east and south.
This district was created on 30 June 1998 by separating Neemuch, Manasa and Jawad tehsils of the erstwhile Mandsaur district. During the British rule, the district headquarters Neemuch was a cantonment town, known as the North India Mounted Artillery and Cavalry Headquarters (NIMACH). It was later converted into the headquarters of the Crown’s Representative Police Force in 1939.
It is one of the largest producers of opium in the world. It is also very large producer of oilseeds. Ghati is famous in Bhadvamata.
Tourism and places of interest
There are many tourist places around Neemuch, most of which are religious. Notably, Nava Toran temple at Khor, Sambharkund Mahadev (7 km) it is closer to Suwakheda and Bhadwamata (20 km), Bhanwarmata (25 km), Sukhanandji (20 km) (it is closer to Jawad), Sitaram Jaju Sagar-Harkiakhal Dam (15 km), Gandhi sagar dam (around 100 km), Chittorgarh (56 km), and Udaipur (around 135 km). One of the main temples of Neemuch is Kileshwar which hosts yearly the Shivratri festival where thousands of devotees flock to the temple for the Darshan of Lord Shiva. The city is known for its five annual religious melas (fairs). Nimach is also well known for the its special Muharram processions of Tazia. The tradition of Tazia procession is almost 150 years old. This is an occasion when all the people, be it any community, come together. This procession commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali at the Battle of Karbala in 680.
Sukhanandji Ashram is situated at a distance of about 32 km from Nimach on the border of Rajasthan in an ancient rock-cave. There is a temple of Shiva here. This place is site of scenic beauty. There is a spring of perennial water. It is said to be founded by Suka, the son of Vedavyasa. He was also known as Sri Suka, Sukadev and Brahmarata. Suka was born of his wife, sage Jabali’s daughter Pinjala (Vatika).A character in a number of Puranic texts belonging to various traditions, mainly Vaishnavism. He is believed to be a son of Vyasadeva. It also believed that Vedavyasa first wrote Bharata-Samhita which contained twenty-four thousand verses (slokas) and taught that to his son Suka.
There are two annual fairs organized at this place: One on Haryali amavashya of Srawan month and other on Baisakh purnima.
Nova Toran temple
Nova Toran temple at village Khor near Vikram Cement campus is an important remnant of an eleventh-century (11th) temple which consists of ten decorative arches arranged in two rows – one lengthwise and the other width wise crossing each other at the centre and supported on a pair of pillars in the hall and porches. The temple is decorated with leaf-shaped borders, heads of makaras, garland bearers etc. There is a statue of Varaha at the centre of the temple.
The Temple is in a ruined condition. It contains a proch, mahamandapa and garbhagriha and pradakshinapth. It has a Siva linga in the sanctum. The exterior is ornamented with simple mouldings. (C. 12th CAD).
This monument has been declared to be of national importance under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains ACT,1958 (24 of 1958)
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary is wildlife sanctuary situated on the northern boundary of Mandsaur and Nimach districts in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is spread over an area of 368.62 km squire adjoining Rajasthan state in India. It was notified in 1974 and more area was added in 1983. The Chambal River passes through the sanctuary and divides into two parts. The western part is in Nimach district and eastern part is in Mandsaur district.
Morwan Dam is 24 km from Neemuch and a beautiful place to visit. Dam is constructed on river Gambhiri and mainly used for irrigation and water supply to nearby places. It is having a beautiful garden and boating facilities are also available. Frequent buses are available to reach there (Neemuch-Singoli-Kota Road).
Gandhi Sagar Dam
The Gandhi Sagar Dam is the first of the four dams built on the Chambal river. It is located in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is a 64 metre high masonry gravity dam, with a live storage capacity of 6,920 million cubic metres and a catchment area of 22,584 km2. The dam was completed in 1960. The hydro-power station comprises five generating units of 23 MW capacity each. The water released after power generation is used for power generation at Jawahar Sagar Dam and is used for irrigation through Kota Barrage.
Bhadva Mata Temple
This temple is situated 19 km from Neemuch town in Bhadva village. It is believed that who so ever takes bath in the Baori situated in temple premises get cured of paralysis and Polio. During Nay Ratri 9 days festival takes place in this temple where about 2 lac devotes from all over the country visit this temple. Apart from there temple, there is one more temple in the near vicinity of Neemuch town namely Bhanwarmata (25 km).
Shri Kileshwar Mahadev Temple
The most important festival of Neemuch is the Shivratri festival which is celebrated every year in the month of March at this temple. Religious tourism to the Kileshwar temple also contributes to wealth creation as 50000 devotees from the town and nearby flock visits during shivratri. Thousands of devotees flock to the temple for the Darshan of Lord Shiva. This festival is arranged and managed by Municipal Council Neemuch. Ground at the temple is also used as a picnic spot for school children as it consist of a small amusement park and large ground covered with grass.
Sita Ram Jajoo Sagar — Harkiyakhal Dam
This dam was constructed in the year 1960 as a water supply source tòr Neemuch town. This is at a distance 16 km in the south of Neemuch town. This is also a picnic spot particularly during rainy season when many near by residents go there for entertainment and enjoyment with their familiars. There is beautiful garden and rest house near this dam.
Situated at Veer Park Road, It is the most famous among children’s & well connected to the all part of city.
Naagbawdi Boating House, Crpf
It is a Theme Park. It is maintained by C.R.P.F. and opens only on Sundays.