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Indore Travel Guide

The largest city of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is not only one of country’s fastest growing economies but is also home to some architectural marvels and is an ideal mix of the old and new worlds.


  • Rajwada Palace in Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Indore At a Glance
  • Population:2,160,631
  • Area :530 sq.kms
  • Geo Location:Central
  • Average Climate:8°C - 32°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:0731

Introduction

Indore is the largest city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The city is located at an altitude of 553 m above sea level on the Malwa Plateau on the banks of the River Khan and Saraswati. The two rivers merge at the city Centre where a small temple of Indreshwar is located. From the revered deity the city derived its name. The city has a rich heritage of architectural splendor, history and culture and has been developing at a rapid pace with modern advancement. Tourists come here to have an amazing vacation.

Indore is a historical city. Numerous rulers, dynasties and eras have made it what it is today. The Holkars were the most efficient rulers and Rani Ahilyabai Holkar had contributed immensely to the development of the city. Indore is now one of the most noted cities in the country. Matching pace with the top metropolises of India, the city has progressed proficiently. Industries, business and all kinds of modern development along with its treasure of history, monuments and culture makes it one of the attractive cities to visit.

In Indore you have many eye-catching tourist attractions to check out. Rajwada built by Holkar dynasty 200 years back is an intriguing architectural wonder as it is a rare blend of French, Mughal and Maratha style. The Lal Baag Palace is one of the best examples of the Holkar Dynasty. Rare paintings, ancient coin collections and miniature artifacts are housed here. Kaanch Mandir, the famous Jain temple built by Seth Hukanchand is an architectural marvel in glass with exquisite thousand glasses adorning the interiors. There are more than 50 murals depicting various important legends of Jainism. Also visit Bijasen Tikri, the once guest house of the Holkars later converted into the Border Security Arms museum.

The verdant gardens of the city are also of note. Patalpani Waterfall, Meghdoot Upvan, Anapurna Temple, Nehru Park and Geeta Bhawan are some captivating sights. Mandu, a short distance from Indore is an attraction one should not miss. The historical ruins have glorious tales to tell and tourists are spellbind by its charm.

Indore can be visited throughout the year. From October to March, it is the best time to visit. The soothing winters have settled in and you can explore the city in comfort. Summers and monsoon is generally avoided.

Indore has a lot of deluxe, luxury and budget accommodations. You can easily avail hotels in Indore any season of the year. Choose suited deals for accommodations with us. The city is also known for its foodie delights and the shopping pleasures. Do not miss to explore them.