Not to far up the road from Omakreshwar (but still a few hours by local bus) is the village of Maheshwar. Its stand out feature is the 16th century fort built high above the river, with steps leading down to the ghats along the river itself. I explored around the old fort and along the river where people come to bath and pray, so its been a relaxing couple of days here. It is currently Durga Puja which is followed in a few days by the Dussehra Hindi religious holiday which marks the victory of good over evil, and also explains why they have been playing Hindi music so loud and late into the evening!
Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India