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 Artillerary & 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.

The town of Neemuch borders the Rajasthan state upon the North Eastern side. Neemuch or Nimach stands for "North India Mounted Artillery & Cavalry Headquarters". The reason for this specific name originated from the fact that it had been the British Cantonment in Gwalior. In 1822, the town was made the headquarters of Rajputana and Malwa while in 1895, Neemuch became the Malwa Agency.

Today's Neemuch town not only is a main agricultural center for many of distributions of agricultural products but is recognized as one of the high yielding hub of handloom weaving industry. The Central Reserve Police Force, also referred to as the CRPF, originated here. The fascination of the rich history and the diversities within the town of Neemuch lends a special charm to the place. Basically a rustic agriculturally vibrant town that provides products such as soybeans, corn, groundnut, wheat, and various pulses, but is known for high yielding mills that produce various cooking oils for the surrounding areas.

Neemuch is full of diverse choices in entertainment and places to visit with old land marks that are combined with the new ones in the scenic location. From the Chambal River to the Sukhanandji Ashram Cave, the splendid Gandhi Sagar Dam, the sanctuary of Gandhi Sagar and many temples such as the Nava Toran Temple. There are scenic views all around, along with the many cultural festivals throughout the year.

Neemuch was carved out of the erstwhile Mandsaur district on 30th June 1998. The administrative head quarters are located at Neemuch town. It is bordered by Rajasthan state to the west and north, and by Mandsaur district to the east and south.

The economy of the district is largely agricultural in nature, and the town which is its administrative headquarters serves as a road junction and distribution center of agricultural products. Some of the important crops that Neemuch distributes are wheat, maize, soyabean, oured and mustard. Handloom-weaving is also a major industry in the area, particularly in the town of Neemuch. The district is also one of the largest producers of opium in the world, since the climate there is very apt for the production of the crop. Neemuch has one of only two opium factories in all of India.

Neemuch is a small and sleepy town of Neemuch District Surrounded by hillocks on all sides, the town is known for its natural beauty, religious and cultural activities. Indore is 272 km south-east of Neemuch.

Location info:

Neemuch district is part of Ujjain Division. Neemuch borders the Rajasthan state on the west and north, and by Mandsaur district to the east and south. It was split from Mandsaur District on 30 June 1998.

History of Neemuch

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.

Educational Institutions in Neemuch:

Undergraduate Colleges usually offer Degree programs such as BA, BSc, BBA, BCom etc. of a duration of 2/3/4 years in areas such as arts, humanities, science etc., or in professional areas such as technology, engineering, medicine. A student can enroll into a Postgraduate Course after completion of an Undergraduate Degree course:

Gyanmandir College, Neemuch

Postgraduate Degree Colleges in Neemuch offering Postgraduate Degree courses such as MA/MSc/MCom/MBA/MCA etc. in the region. Generally, Postgraduate colleges in this region will be affiliated with the regional University:

Government PG College, Neemuch

Law Collegesin Neemuch, Madhya Pradeshoffering Legal Education including Civil Law, Criminal Law, Business Law, Forensic Law etc. and courses such as Bachelor of Law (BL), Master of Law (ML) etc:

Gyan Mandir College, Neemuch

Distance Education / Distance Learning programs and Correspondance courses offered by various Study Centers under Distance Education / Open University Scheme of Indian Universities offering courses such as MA, MSc, MBA, MCA etc:

Government Post Graduate College, Neemuch


Hindi and other regional languages.

How to reach Neemuch?

Nearest Railway Station:

District Head quarter of Neemuch is near to Ajmer-Khandwa (Meter Gauge) Railway Line and Neemuch-Chittorgarh (Broad Gauge) Line.

Nearest Airport:

Nearest airport is at Indore.

Road Transport:

National Highway No. 31 passes through Neemuch district.

Distance Chart :-

Chittorgarh - 60 km
Udaypur - 135 km
Ratlam - 138 km
Kota - 181 km
Ujjain - 249 km
Ajmer - 262 km
Indore - 272 km
Jaipur - 375 km
Bhopal - 462 km
Gwalior - 540 km
Delhi - 608 km
Mumbai - 872 km


Tourist Attraction of Neemuch:

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:

Sukhanandji Ashram is situated at a distance of about 20 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).[4] 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 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

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.

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 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.

Chhavani is the main commercial area of Neemuch hosting Pustak bazar, Dusshera maidan, Satya Path, Tilak Marg, Budha Gopal Street, Bohra gali, Cloth market, Rabindranath Tagore Marg and Sabji market, bus stand, timber market, Ambedkar Road and Neemuch Mhow Highway. Baghana is majorly known for 'Anaj Mandi' and for the Rich Agarwal's family(Businessman(Mandi)). Nimach has developing city and has almost all major banks.

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation in Neemuch:

Midtown Hotel

Jaishri Hotel

Bharat Palace Hotel