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Neemuch or Nimach is a town in the Malwa region in state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Neemuch shares its north eastern border with state of Rajasthan. It is the administrative headquarters of Neemuch District. Nimach is an abbreviation of "North India Mounted Artillery & Cavalry Headquarters". Formerly a large British cantonment of Gwalior princely state, the town in 1822 became the headquarters of the combined Rajputana–Malwa political agency and of the Malwa Agency in 1895. It is a road junction and distribution centre for agricultural products. It is the birth place of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 1939. The town hosts a large scale recruit training center for CRPF, and still maintains Neemuch's British Military Cantonment, one of the first of its kind in India. Neemuch is known as India's Eye donation capital as it accounts for the highest per capita eye donation rate in the country. Neemuch has been known for the production of opium, through the government-owned Opium and Alkaloid Works. Handloom weaving is the major industry here. Cement industries and Soy oil plants are there in vicinity.
In 1857, Neemuch was the most southerly place to which the Mutiny extended. A brigade of native Bengal troops were stationed at Neemuch, then mutinied and marched to Delhi. European officers took refuge in the fort, and were later besieged by a rebel force from Mandasor. The Europeans defended the city until relieved by the Malwa field force. Since 1895 Neemuch has been the headquarters of the political agent in Malwa.
The myth besides the name Neemuch is that some people think that the name Neemuch is given to this city because large number of neem trees are found here. Another myth is that the first people of this city were of cast Meena and due to this the city first got it name Meenuch and over the years the name has changed to Neemuch.
Tourism and Places of Interest
Sukhanand Ashram district Nimach
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.
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 Śuka, the son of Vedavyasa. He was also known as Sri Suka, Sukadev and Brahmarata. Śuka was born of his wife, sage Jābāli's daughter Pinjalā (Vatikā). 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 Śuka.
There are two annual fairs organized at this place: One on Haryali amavashya of Srawan month and other on Baisakh purnima.
Nava Toran temple
Nava Torana Temple Khor
Nava Torana Temple Khor
Nava Toran temple at village Khor near Vikram Cement campus is an important remnant of eleventh century temple which consists of ten decorative arches arranged in two rows - one length wise 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.
Neemuch has a rich sporting history especially in soccer. Despite being a small town, Neemuch has produced a number of players who have played in the Indian soccer league. Neemuch has about 12 local soccer clubs which participate in the tournament organized by local municipal council every year. Cricket is also a very popular sport.
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
Main article: 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) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbqg2miE8FA
Gandhi Sagar Dam
River Chambal in Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
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 Mm³ and a catchment area of 22,584 km². The dam was completed in the year 1960. The hydro-power station comprises five generating units of 23 MW capacity each. The water released after power generation is used for irrigation through Kota Barrage.
Under the leadership of Mr. G.D.Agrawal and the help of Mr. Ramji Lal Goel, Gomabai Netralaya was established at Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh (India) in the year 1992.
Within a short span of a decade, it has become one of the leading ophthalmic centres in India. Patients are provided state-of-art services at affordable rates and even free of cost for economically weaker patients. Neemuch, though situated in Madhya Pradesh, is located close to Rajasthan & Gujarat . Therefore, tribal and rural poor from these states constitute 70% of patients. Gomabai Netralaya has played a key role in achieving the highest per capita rate of eye donation in India for Neemuch and the excellent facilities provided by the institute for performing Penetrating Keratoplasty, can provide complete solution to the problem of Corneal Blindness in the region.
Gomabai Netralaya is also involved in a continuous process of educating staff and conducting innovative research into the cause and cure of blinding eye diseases.
Hotels in Neemuch….
“Hotel Raj Palace ” “Tourist Motel (MP Tourism)” “Hotel Jindal”
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