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Best Travel Duration

October to February

History of Dhar

Historically and culturally, Dhar District has occupied an important place throught its epoch-ancient, mediaeval and morden. Dhar, known as Dhar Nagari in ancient period and Piran Dhar in mediaeval period, has had the privilege of being of the capital city, both in the ancient and in the early mediaeval periods.

This was the capital of Malwa until Mandu rose to power

Places to Visit at Dhar

Fadke Studio


In 1933 Shri Raghunath Krishna Fadke was came to Dhar from Mumbai. He is a well Known Murtikar. He was called here by Dhar Maharaja to prepare some Murti's in Chhatri of Maharaja. Shri Fadke had established his studio On Khanderao Tekri Which was called as FADKE STUDIO later On. Shri Fadke was given PADMASHRI for his famous Murti "Tatwa Chintana" in 1961. In 1971 he was also awarded with Doctorate. He was died in 1972. Statues Made by him were established at Dhar, Indore, Dewas, Ujjain, Mumbai. Presently also several statues made by him & his successors were plased at FADKE STUDIO. This Statues gives the feeling that as if they were real & will Start to talk with us.Nearly 25,000 people visit to FADKE STUDIO per year.

Other Places

Description: Dhar

Bhoj Shala
Killa (Old Fourt)
Puratatva Sangrahalay
Ladh Masjid

How To Get To Dhar

By Air:


The nearest airport is Indore, about 100 km away which is connected to Delhi, Bombay, Gwalior, and Bhopal.

By Rail:


Convenient railhead is Ratlam (124 km) and Indore (94 km) on the Delhi-Bombay mainline.

By Road:


Regular bus service connect Mandu with Indore, Dhar, Mhow, Ratlam, Ujjain, and Bhopal.