It is a major town in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh. Manasa is a saet of Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly. It is tehsil headquarters. The town is well connected by road from Mandsour, Neemuch and Kota via Bhanpura. The town is famous for its number of temples including that of lord Badrivishal and Dwarkadhish. Many a temples were built in Manasa during the regime of Ahilya Devi Holker.
The tehsil is famous for crops of opium and soyabeen. It was under the princly state of Holker before independence. The town is not connected by rail. 
As of 2011[update] India census, Manasa had a population of 26,822. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Manasa has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 58%. In Manasa, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.