Dewas District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The town of Dewas is the district headquarters.t is a suburb & satellite town of Indore. It is the administrative center of the Dewas District, and was formerly the seat of two princely states during the British Raj. Today, Dewas is an industrial town, with companies like Ranbaxy and Tata International being prominent players. Tekri, a hillock, which is in the centre of the town, holds a panoramic view.

Location info:

Dewas is located at 22.97 Deg North,76.07 Deg East according to the globe dimension.It comes under the Indore region.

History of Dewas:

The name Dewas is derived from the Devi Vaishini hill near the city. The hill has a temple of deity Devi Chamunda and tulja bhavani. The word Dewas is also believed to be a sandhi of words Dev (deity) and Vas (Marathi for abode), thus Dewas means abode of the deity or god.Dewas was formerly the capital of not one but two princely states of British India. The original state was founded in the first half of the 18th century by the brothers Tukaji Rao (senior) and Jivaji Rao (junior), from the Pawar clan of Marathas, who advanced into Malwa with the Maratha Peshwa, Baji Rao, in 1728. The brothers divided the territory among themselves; their descendants ruled as the senior and junior branches of the family. After 1841, each branch ruled his own portion as a separate state, though the lands belonging to each were so intimately entangled, that even in Dewas, the capital town, the two sides of the main street were under different administrations and had different arrangements for water supply and lighting.

Also at the bottom of the hill (also called 'Tekri') there is Ashram of Shri Vishnu Tirth Maharaj. Ashram is also known with the name 'KUTI'.Dewas boasts many Industrial units providing employment to thousands of industrial workers. It has a couple of industrial areas on Indore road and also few pockets of industries on Ujjain road.

Educational Institutions in Bhopal:

Dewas has got many good schools for education up to HSC level. For higher education there are a few colleges but students prefer to move to Indore as it has got more advanced facilities and options for higher education and various professional courses to chose from.

Major colleges :

Govt. K.P. College affiliated to Vikram University, Govt Girls Degree College, Prestige Institute Of Management, New Era Institute of Education, Moulana Azad Collage Of Professional studies (MACPS), SYNERGY INSITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, New Tech Institute of Management.

Major schools: Shishu Vihar Higher Secondary School, Sarswati Shishu Vidhya Mandir (both Balgarh & Vijay Nagar), Govt NVM No.1 & No.2, Chimnabai Girls School, Radhabai Girls School, B.C.M School, Central India Academy, San Thome Academy, Kendriya Vidialaya Dewas, Vindhyachal Academy, Ebenezer Mission School, Everest English H.S. School, St.Mary's Convent Senior Secondary School. Holy Trinity School


Marathi and Hindi.

How to reach Dewas?

Nearest Railway Station:Dewas Junction(DWX)
Nearest Airport: Devi Ahilya International Airport, Indore
Road Transport:There are regular buses, both by state run transport services as well as private operators for nearby towns.

Tourist Attraction of Dewas:

Tekri, a quiet hillock, Khivni Sanctuary, Kitty fall, Pawar chattries, Pathan Kuan Gate and Nahar Darwasa .

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation in Dewas:

Sheeba Hotel,Hotel Sagar.