The city of Dewas is endowed with natural beauty as well as monuments of historical importance. Thousands of pilgrims flock into the city to visit the numerous religious shrines present in the city. Some of the chief tourist attractions in and around Dewas are:
Situated on the Indore-Nemawar Road, Gidya Khoh is a one of its kind amalgamation of man-made wonders and nature’s scenic beauty. The shrine of Khudel Devta, surrounded by spectacular waterfall and a lush green valley, attracts a number of tourists, especially in the monsoon season.
Kheoni Wildlife Sanctuary
Established in the year 1955, the Kheoni Wildlife sanctuary is haven for wildlife lovers. The sanctuary is home to several animal species like Chital, Sambar, Blue Antelope, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, along with a wide range of flora and fauna.
Located near the Meetha Talaab, Puar Chhatris are the everlasting symbols of Maratha architecture. Constructed under the aegis of the Puar Rajputs of Dewas, the architectural marvels still hold the patronage of Vikram Singh Puar, the 10th descendant of the Puar dynasty.
Dharaji and Kavadia Hills
Formed by River Narmada near Dharaji village, the Dharaji waterfalls are picturesquely beautiful. About 10 km away from the waterfalls are the Kavadia Hills, a group of seven hills joined by numerous stone pillars. While one may assume that the stone pillars are man-made, Hindu mythology suggests that these stone structures were created by the Great Bheema.
Dewas is famous for Devi Chamunda temple and Devi Tulaja Bhavani temple situated on a hilltop, Tekri. The tekri, about 300 ft in height, can be mounted by a broad flight of stone steps. There are two shrines – Choti Mata (Chamunda Mata) and Badi Mata (Tulja Bhavani Mata). Numerous other temples spread over Tekri can be explored on foot. The shrines are easily accessible through a ropeway.