The Top 15 Things To Do in Central India’s Indore

Indore, the second-largest city in Madhya Pradesh, has been a buzzing trade center since ancient times. Located on the edge of the Malwa plateau in Central India, Indore city was founded in 1715 by local landlords and named after the Indreshwar temple that they built a few years later.

In 1733, the Holkars won Indore as part of their war booty in their conquest of the Malwa region. They established their capital here, and reigned over the Malwa region until the advent of the East India Company rule in the mid 18th century. The city also served as the perfect trade link between Delhi and Deccan during medieval times.

Here are the top things to do on your next trip to the "Cleanest City in India."

Step Back in Time at the Rajwada

The Rajwada palace, built by Malhar Rao Holkar of the Holkar dynasty in 1747, is a seven-story royal residence. The palace has been rebuilt at least three times, having been damaged by fire during the 1800s and burned down due to rioting in the 80s. However, it has gotten a facelift recently, and is a marvelous architectural space that will take you back in time.

The Rajwada's expansive courtyard, palatial corridors, and fusion architecture of Maratha, Mughal, and French influences have been enticing travelers for years. While the ground floor has a temple dedicated to Malhari Marthand, the upper floors serve as a museum comprising of artifacts from a glorious reign of the Holkars. A huge iron door with intricately carved Rajasthani jharokhas on either side welcomes visitors to the palace's precincts.

Admire the Architecture of Chhatris

Chhatris are raised cenotaphs with domes, designed in the unique Rajput architectural style. They are built over the cremation sites of royals as well as other wealthy and distinguished people of society. Near the Rajwada palace in Indore are the royal Chhatris of the Holkar dynasty at Krishnapura. Meanwhile, on the banks of the River Kahn, royal Chhatris with beautifully chiseled spires enshrine the statues of the Holkar rulers and their queens.

Browse Through Khajuri Bazaar

Right opposite of the Rajwada is the buzzing market area of Khajuri Bazaar. It's the perfect place to shop for Maheshwar sarees and jewelry while seeping in the spirit of the old city. Although modern shopping complexes and malls have come up in Indore, the Khajuri Bazaar remains a favorite with locals, as the shops here offer goods at bargain prices.

Pray at a Temple Built by a Queen

Queen Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar holds a revered place in the hearts of the people of the Malwa region. Apart from expanding the city of Indore, she also established the capital of Holkars at Maheshwar. The Khajrana Ganesh temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha was built under her patronage in the 17th century, and has since been developed over the years into its present sprawling form.

It is widely believed that Lord Ganesh, the presiding deity at the Khajrana temple, fulfills the wishes of his devotees. Hence, this well-maintained temple of Indore draws huge crowds every single day. The idol of Lord Ganesh was supposedly found in a well nearby, which has been preserved and is still revered. Not to miss are the colorful murals painted on the walls leading to the temple entrance.

Learn About the Past at the Central Museum

Indore's Central Museum has a rich collection of Hindu and Jain sculptures, coins, idols, and scriptures unearthed from various regions of Madhya Pradesh. They mostly belong to the Gupta and Paramara period, which ran from the 9th to the 14th centuries. Apart from these, the museum also has a rich collection of artifacts from the Holkar reign as well as weapons and ammunition.

Sample Local Food at Sarafa Bazaar

During the day, the Sarafa Bazaar serves as a hub for shops selling silver and gold jewelry. However, once the shops shut down in the evening, the lane comes alive with food vendors setting up temporary stalls, making it the most visited night market in India.

There are more than 50 dishes on offer, including piping hot gulab jamuns and sabudana khichdi, as well as local delicacies like Bhutte ki kiess and the ubiquitous Poha (made of rice flakes), a favorite dish of the state.

Do stop by the Joshi Dahi Vada stall to watch the cook's trick of swirling the Dahi bada (fried lentil balls dipped in curd) plate without spilling a drop on the floor!

Re-Visit a Bygone Era at Lal Bagh Palace

To the southwest of Indore city, the Lal Bagh Palace—once the residence of the Holkars—is surrounded by a well-manicured sprawling garden of 72 acres. Built between 1886 and 1921 by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar, the gates of the Lal Bagh Palace are said to have been imported from London and modeled after those of Buckingham Palace. With its preserved chandeliers, vibrantly woven Persian carpets, and colorful murals on its ceilings, the Lal Bagh Palace offers a peek into the life of the erstwhile royals.

A short distance from the palace is the Annapurna temple, which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment. Nearby is a 700-year-old Banyan tree along with a dargah.

Soak in the Eclectic Street Art

Indore has been given a renovation in recent years with colorful street art and murals adorning the nooks and corners of this smart city. Street art inspired by the Indian freedom struggle, folk art, spirituality, and yoga add zing to the routes and flyovers across the city. Some prominent places to look for them are the routes leading to the railway station, Central Museum, and Khajrana temple.

Marvel at the Glass Temple

The glittering Kanch Mandir is a Jain temple built by industrialist Seth Hukumchand in the early 20th century. Located in the Itwaria Bazaar near Rajwada, the temple's doors, windows, floors, ceilings, and even paintings are made of colorful glass—including images of the various Jain Tirthankaras that brighten up the temple interiors.

A five-minute walk west of Kanch Mandir is the Bada Ganpati temple, which is supposedly home to the largest Ganesh idol ever installed inside a temple.

Sample the Best of Chappan Dukaan

Chappan Dukaan is a lane of 56 shops that dish out delectable street food, sweets, and beverages from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. From freshly brewed coffee to Mumbai chaat items, Chappan Dukaan has it all. While here, take a bite out of one of Johnny Hot Dog's famous "hot dogs," which are essentially veggie burgers made with spicy potato patties. This outlet has the distinction of out-selling the likes of McDonald's and Burger King in Asia!

Taste the Delectable Indori Savories

The city of Indore is famous for its delicious savories—think snacks made with ingredients such as rice flakes, chickpea flour, and puffed rice; then seasoned with fried groundnuts, spices, and condiments that make them delectable. The most popular of these are the Chiwda.

Before deciding from the plethora of flavors and options, you can taste samples on display at stalls. Although there are many shops where you could buy them, Om Namkeen, located at the far end of Chappan Dukhan, comes highly recommended by local people.

Go Church-Hopping

Indore isn't all about Hindu and Jain temples. There are some beautiful churches located in the resident parts of the city. While the Red Church and the Pentecostal Church are relatively new, St. Anne's Church, built in 1858, is the oldest church in Central India.

Enjoy a Picnic at Pipliyapa Regional Park

Pipliyapa Regional Park, spread over 122 acres with a beautiful lake, is a perfect entertainment and picnic spot in Indore. Musical fountains, a biodiversity park, and the labyrinth attract children as well as adults.

If you're looking for another good spot for a family picnic, check out Choral Dam and the surrounding resort on Mhow Road.

Enjoy Adventure Sports at Hanuwantiya

Hanuwantiya Tapu is a perfect weekend getaway from Indore, offering adventure and water sport activities ranging from hot air ballooning to paramotoring.

Located on the banks of River Narmada, just 84 miles from the capital city of Indore, the Hanuwantiya Tent city offers cruise tours, village walks, and various entertainment options. The Madhya Pradesh Government organizes the Jal Mahotsav every year, during which time the tent city buzzes with activity.

Embark on a Day trip to Mandu

Located on the Malwa plateau, 53 miles from Indore, is the ancient fort city of Mandav, also known as Mandu. Known for its unique Afghan architecture, beautiful lawns, and the Jahaz Mahal, Mandu is an architecture aficionado's dream.

From Indore, one can also embark on day trips to the ancient town of Maheshwar , Omkareshwar temple, and Ujjain , as well as a visit to the rock-cut caves of Bagh.

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Tourist Places to Visit in Indore

If the heart of India had a heart then it would be Indore. Sure, Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh, but it is Indore which is the largest city in the state that sits right at its centre. Indore airport connects the main city to all other major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Raipur, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Nagpur. The main city is just 8 kms away from the main city and it is best to hire a prepaid taxi. Taking a train is also convenient as the station is connected through Ratlam and can be reached from Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Delhi, Jaipur, Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai. Regular buses also run and you can catch on from Bhopal, Ujjain, Sanchi and Gwalior. 

Summers are searing hot and so winter is the best time to visit Indore, with the weather at its most pleasant. You can also visit the city between October and December.

Like many other Indian cities, Indore is also proud of its history, architecture and culture. Historical monuments stand out from the rest as they were built by ‘Holkar’ - the Maharashtrian rulers that reigned here for many years. Walk around and marvel at the intricately carved temples and forts as well as the grandiose of age-old palaces. If you are religious you will enjoy visiting the innumerable temples here and learn about the stories that surround it. These temples and forts are owed to Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar who spent a fortune on their construction. You can admire the statue made for her that stands tall outside the Rajwada Palace.

The must-visit places include the 18th-century style Rajwada Palace and Lalbagh Palace, both of which stun you with their beauty and grandeur. Annapurna Temple, Khajrana Ganesh Temple, Patalpani Waterfall and Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary are also worth seeing. If you’re looking for gastronomic adventures, then the vibrant streets of Sarafa Market are for you.

Indore has also slowly turned into the IT hub of Madhya Pradesh with Crystal IT Park being the technology centre of the city, giving young people great opportunities to find work here. The automobile, textile and education industries are also flourishing. IIT Indore, IIM Indore, Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya are only some of the examples of famous institutes. Because of the young men and women that it draws, the city is marked with great places to eat and hang out. Festivals are also celebrated in full splendour. Indore is, without a doubt, one of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh.

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Places to Visit in Indore

Rajwada Palace

Easily one of the best places to visit in Indore Rajwada Palace is the pride of the city. Built around two centuries ago by Holkars who belonged to the Maratha Dynasty, Rajwada is often referred to as Holkar Palace.

Being the oldest structure of Indore is not enough, this magnificent palace brings the culture and architecture of the world together. How? When you view the palace from the southern side, it looks like a Mughal monument and when you view it from the eastern side, it is reminiscent of European architecture. French architecture shows up in the design of the Darbal Hall and Rani Ahilya’s throne.

It is also interesting to note that the structure was burned three times and each time it was renovated such that one could never tell if something was amiss. Recently restored by H.H. Ushadevi, the palace looks as beautiful as ever with gorgeous sculptures and waterfalls. The gardens around are well preserved and sight for sore eyes. Tourists are welcome here to enjoy the light and sounds show during the evening. Visit the Safara Market after to dig into mouth-watering street food. 

Lal Bagh Palace

Another one of the more popular places to visit in Indore is the Lal Bagh Palace. If you are someone who chases and feels home when surrounded by luxury, then the splendid three-storied structure constructed by Maharaja Shivaji Roa Holkar is a must-visit. Innumerable grand receptions of the Holkars have been hosted here through the years and you will see why as you gape at the architectural marvels of this Palace. Reminding you of the life and times of the Holkar rulers, Lal Bagh is a paradise for history buffs. The rose gardens are beautiful but the entrance of the palace is the real spectacle. Do check out the coin collection in the museum along with the paintings and the artwork on the walls.

  Holkar Cricket Stadium 

Irrespective of whether you are a cricket buff the Holkar Cricket Stadium is one of the best places to visit in Indore. Previously known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground, Holkar Cricket Stadium can seat upto 30,000 people. It is known for hosting most of Madhya Pradesh Cricket team’s home matches. The stadium was also selected as one of the six venues for Test Matches. The first Test Match hosted here was in the year 2016 welcoming New Zealand to become the 22nd Indian test avenue.

Mahatma Gandhi Hall or Town Hall

Seoni stones come together to make up this stately building that reminds you of a colonial past. The architectural style is Indo-Gothic and the most striking visuals are provided by the domes and steeples of the Mahatma Gandhi Hall, making it one of the best tourist places to visit in Indore. It has the capacity of about 2,000 people. People associate the Town Hall primarily with the Ghanta Ghar that looks over the town. The premises also have a library, a park for kids to play around, as well as a temple. Mahatma Gandhi Hall was previously known as King Edward Hall and renamed in the year 1948, 44 years post its construction. It is one of the best places to visit in Indore if you are a history and architecture buff.

Kanch Mandir

Built by the Jain leader, Seth Hukum Chandm is One of the most beautiful tourist places in Indore is the Kanch Mandir or the Glass Temple. This spellbinding piece of architecture looks right out of a dream as its grandeur never fails to amaze tourists. As suggested, the temple is completely covered with innumerable mirrors and reflects the skill of the artist behind it. Be mesmerized by the intricate glass chandeliers and skilful mirror-work. The image of Shiva that sits in the heart of this temple is the main attraction here. It is made with black onyx and stands out to the spectator. Walk on colourful floor tiles and admire the work of art that is this structure. When you get tired of looking at the mirror-work, you can also admire the many paintings that adorn the walls here. It is easily one of the best places to visit in Indore.

Bada Ganpati

One of the most famous places in Indore is the Bada Ganpati. But contrary to what one might think, it is not the size of this Ganpati that is the reason behind its fame but the soil from which it is made. The dirt that makes up this divine statue has been collected from seven holy cities - Mathura, Kanchi, Maya, Ayodhya, Avantika, Dwarka and Kashi. Built in the year 1875, the statue of Lord Ganesha stands at an impressive height of 25 feet - the tallest Ganesha statue with gold, silver, copper, brass and iron constituting its frame. Legend has it that the statue is made out of five ratnas - heera, panna, moti, pukhraj and manik. Needless to say it is one of the most spectacular tourist places in Indore. 

Pipliyapala Regional Park

Also known as the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park the Pipliyapala Regional Park spans over 120 acres and is one of the great places to visit in Indore. The entrance greets you with a glass building and as you walk gazing at the colourful tiles and palm trees you are completely taken in. Looked after by the Indore Development Authority, the garden is green and lush and a favorite for picnics. There are French gardens, a biodiversity park as well as an artists' village. There is also enough for children’s entertainment with the popular Bhul Bhulaiya and other swings. Pipliyapala Regional Park is one of the more famous places in Indore.

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1989 and is one of the most amazing places to visit in Indore if you want to see nature at its best. It spans around five square kilometers and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. You can choose to drive on your own or take a jeep and explore the rich environs - spot animals such as Leopard, Sambhar, Blue Bull, Bhedki, Jarak and foliage such as Eucalyptus, Saja, Babul, and Teak. The interesting thing about this Sanctuary is that it has an ancient palace that sits in its heart, that was built by the Holkars in 1905. Previously used as a hunting hut, it was known as Shikhargarh. It now runs as an information centre. Hunting is prohibited. Visit the Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary not just for the flora and fauna but also to revel in its beauty. This is one of the most exciting tourist places in Indore and must be added to the bucket list.

White Church

Another one of the religious sites in Indore that just happens to not be a temple. White Churches is one of the oldest churches in central India and is a one of the many beautiful places to visit in Indore.. Built by Sir Robert M C Hamilton in 1858, it is known for its colonial architecture that was common in protestant churches. Before 1947 it was frequented by army men who made their way to the city often along with the Christians living in the city. 

Khajrana Temple

Khajrana Ganesha Temple is another one of the many temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha in Indore. Hindu devotees throng in large numbers to witness the prayer offering here, though only on Wednesdays and Sundays. The Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated here with full pomp and ceremony and it is believed that anyone who comes here and offers prayers, has their wish fulfilled with Ganesha’s blessing. Many couples come here praying to be blessed with a child. An interesting thing about the Khajrana Ganesha Temple is the dargah nearby which is dedicated to Nahar Sayed. Sayed was believed to be buried headless here and this places holds great significance for Muslims. With both places of worship next to each other, the aura of this place is holy.  If you plan to visit the Khajrana Ganesha Temple the best time would be between August and September. This way you will be able to enjoy the Khajrana fair that is held here year after year during these months. Khajrana Ganesha Temple is one of the most famous places in Indore.

Places to Visit near Indore

Omkareshwar

As the name suggests Omkareshwar is dedicated to Lord Shiva and sits atop Omkar mountain, right in the middle of the river Narmada. The temple is a few kilometers from the city and is one of the best places to visit near Indore. Omkareshwar has one of the 12 jyotirlinga temples in the world and attracts avid devotees from all over the world. It has a massive prayer hall that stands on 60 sturdy stone pillars and dedicates five storeys to five different deities with three prayer services being conducted everyday. A diverse group of people conduct these prayer meetings too - the morning meeting is done by the priests of the temple and the afternoon and evening ones are taken care of by the Scindia and Holkar priests. While you are here take a dip in the Narmada river and also make a visit to the Mamleshwar temple that is a short distance away. It is easily one of the best places to visit near Indore.

Patalpani Waterfalls

This one is not located in Indore city but is definitely worth the trip. Around 35 km from the main city are the Patalpani Waterfalls. It easily tops the list of the best places to visit near Indore. Falling from 150 feet, this majestic sight can be viewed in its full splendour during the monsoon period. Tourists must be careful though, as the risk of accidents also increases greatly during this time. Being a seasonal waterfall, it can be torrential and a burst of rain might affect the flow of water and might become dangerous. While you are here, you can also indulge in adventure sports as many activities take place around the location. Visit the Patalpani Waterfalls between July and October to see it in best form. While there are many famous places in Indore, other names can be included in the best places to visit near Indore including Buhranpur, Maheshwar, Omkareshwar, Mandu and Ujjain.

Places to Eat in Indore

Of the many things that Indore is rich with, the top of the list is food. There is no dearth of the variety of cuisines that can be devoured in restaurants here, with Rajasthani, Gujarati and Maharashrian in lead. But more interesting is when they come together to create fusion cuisines that make up the street food of Indore. Sure, enjoy your meals in fancy restaurants if you must, but it is the street food that offers the best of Indore to foodies.

Sarafa Market

The first and only market to visit for street food, in case you are pressed for time is Sarafa Market. The market is beelined with colourful stalls offering mouth watering delicacies and truly comes alive at night. Your pit-stops must include Joshiji ka Dahiwada, the unique Sawariya ki Sabudana Khichdi, Saawariya ka Bhutte ka Kees, Fried Garadu Indore style and Vijay ki kachori. Be sure to be there early evening as many of the popular food stalls are sold out by 11 pm.

Chhappan Dukan

Chhappan Dukan means 56 shops and is one of the best places to visit in Indore. Needless to say, there is everything under the sun here. It opens up to customers at 6 am in the morning and serves till as late as 10 pm. The one food item that you absolutely cannot miss here is poha, which is often served with a combination of jalebi and is an absolute favorite among foodies. The market is lit up with not just Indori food but also continental cuisine. The must-visit sweet shops here include Gangaur Sweets, Madhuram Sweets and Agrawal Sweets.

This market is abuzz at all times and is also a great place for recreation. Children can enjoy pony rides and camel rides as well as small swings. The market is brimming with joy and a perfect example of the spirit of Indore. It is one of the most brilliant tourist places in Indore.

Cities rich in culture and heritage, such as Indore, deserve more time in the light when it comes to India’s travel and tourism. Learn about the history of the Holkars, get lost in the gorgeous English architecture of some of the grandest buildings here, marvel at the devotion of the many people that flock the countless temples here and soothe your senses with views of gorgeous waterfalls that bloom every monsoon season. The treasures that we just mentioned above are few of the most beautiful places to visit in Indore and must feature on your list whenever you happen to visit the largest city in Madhya Pradesh.

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Country: india | state: madhya pradesh, #100 of 21 places to visit in madhya pradesh | places to visit in india, ideal trip duration: 1-2 days, base station: indore, nearest city to indore: indore, best time to visit indore: october to march, peak season: november to february, indore weather: summer: maximum - 39° and minimum - 24° c winter: maximum - 27° c and minimum - 13° c.

At a distance of 56 km from Ujjain, 76 km from Omkareshwar, 90 km from Maheshwar, 98 km from Mandu, 128 km from Khandwa, 191 km from Bhopal, 219 km from Hoshangabad, 337 km from Pachmarhi, 388 km from Ahmedabad, 394 km from Narsinghpur, 506 km from Jabalpur, 508 km from Gwalior, Indore is one of the largest city located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Situated on the Malwa Plateau, it is one of the popular places to visit in India , and among the must-include places in Madhya Pradesh tour packages . Situated at an altitude of 553 m on the Malwa plateau, Indore is the largest and the most populous city of Madhya Pradesh, and among the top places to visit near Bhopal . The city is located on the banks of two small rivulets - the Saraswati and the Khan. The city of Indore gets its name from Indreshwar Mahadev temple, among the must-include places in Indore tour packages . It is believed that Lord Indra meditated on this land and established this temple. Indore is the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh and among the most populous cities in India. Indore city presents a happy blend of historical past and promises of rapid future modernization. Indore is one of the educational hubs in the country and is also the cleanest city in India. Considered the most planned city in the state, Indore traces its roots to its 16th-century founding as a trading hub between the Deccan and Delhi. The city and its surroundings came under Maratha Empire in the year 1724 after Peshwa Baji Rao I gained full control of Malwa. During the days of the British Raj, Indore State was a 19 Gun Salute (21 locally) princely state ruled by the Maratha Holkar dynasty, until they agreed to the Union of India. In 1948, with the formation of Madhya Bharat, Indore became the summer capital of the new state. On 1st November 1956, when Madhya Bharat was rename into Madhya Pradesh, the state capital was shifted to Bhopal. Currently, Indore is one of the most important commercial centers of the state and is often called Mini Mumbai. Sprinkled with historical landmarks, splendid temples, bustling bazaars, foodie delights, and friendly souls, the city of Indore is one such place where one can experience a unique blend of a glorious past and a vibrant present. Rajwada Palace, Lal Bagh Palace, Chhatris Bagh, Chokhi Dhani, Kanch Mandir, Central Museum, Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Nehru Park, Chhapan Dukaan, Patalpani Waterfalls, Tincha Waterfalls, Bijasan Mata, and Bada Ganpati Temple are some of the prominent places to visit in Indore . Also, Indore is known for its wide variety of Namkeens. Poha-Jalebi, Samosa, and Dal Bafla are the must-try delicacies that will certainly leave you in an awe of the food choices of the city. The charm of this city lies in its rich cultural heritage which has been preserved over centuries and along with the hints of urbanization. Anant Chaudas, Rangpanchami, and Ahilya Utsav are some unique festivals celebrated only in Indore. Navratri, Holi, Diwali, and Ganesh Chaturthi are the other prominent festivals, celebrated in Indore with great enthusiasm. Devi Ahilyabhai Holkar Airport, Indore is the nearest airport which is 9 km from Indore Junction. It has well-connected flights from Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Goa, Nagpur, and Raipur. Indore Junction Railway Station is the nearest railhead that has well-connected trains from Jodhpur, Bangalore, Bhopal, Ratlam, Allahabad, Gwalior, Jhansi, Bhind, Chandigarh, Pune, Bikaner, Puri, Dehradun, Rewa, New Delhi, Amritsar, Khajuraho, Bareilly, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Kochuveli, and Gandhi Dham. Indore has well bus connectivity from all the major cities of India. With pleasant and cool weather, October to March is the best time to visit Indore for sightseeing. July to September is also a good time to visit as the temperature cools down due to showers, but rains could hamper your sightseeing. Summers must be avoided due to the scorching heat.

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At a distance of 3 km from Indore Junction, Rajwada Palace is a magnificent palace situated in the heart of Indore city of Madhya Pradesh. Located on Mahatma Gandhi Road, it is one of the prominent places of heritage in Madhya Pradesh , and among the must-include places in Indore tour packages . Also known as the Holkar Palace, Rajawada Palace is one of the oldest structures and among the famous places to visit in Indore . The palace was constructed in 1747 AD by Malhar Rao Holkar, the founder of the Holkar Dynasty. Rajwada has two major parts - a temple and a grand palace. The palace is a seven-storied structure located near the Chhatris and serves as an excellent example of royal grandeur and architectural skills. The palace was once the center of all the trading activities in the city. The .....

Lalbaag Palace

Lalbaag Palace

#2 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 4 km from Indore Junction, Lal Bagh Palace is a historical royal building located in the city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Located in the Nai Duniya locality, it is one of the important heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh, and among the top Indore tourist places . Situated on the banks of the Saraswati River, the Lal Bagh Palace is one of the most iconic buildings of the Holkar era. This three-story structure was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar between 1886 and was completed 35 years later, by his successor Tukoji Rao Holkar in 1921. The prime reason behind the construction of this building was to facilitate comfortable meetings between the key personalities of the kingdom, and for hosting royal receptions. It was the residence of the ruling Holkar dynasty till 197. Sprawling over 28 acres, the majestic Lal Bagh Palace allows the visitor to glimpse the lavish lifestyle of the Holkar .....

Kanch Mandir

Kanch Mandir

#3 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 3 km from Indore Junction, Kanch Mandir is a spectacular Jain temple located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Situated in Hukumchand Marg, it is one of the prominent religious places to visit in Indore . Kanch Mandir, literally Glass Temple is built in 1903 by Sir Seth Hukumchand Jain, a prominent trader and one of India's industrial pioneers. He built a mansion at Itwaria Bazar called Sheesh Mahal and adjacent to it the Kanch Mandir, both elegantly built using a white stone. Externally, the temple is built as a medieval mansion complete with a canopied balcony and a shikhara. Seth Hukumchand hired craftsmen from Jaipur and some even from Iran to work on the temple. Also known as the Seth Hukamchand Temple, this Jain Temple exhibits exquisite artwork on glass panels depicting the various aspects of Jainism. The temple is entirely made of glass including the walls, ceiling, floor, pillars, .....

Central Museum

Central Museum

#4 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 3.5 km from Indore Junction, Central Museum is an archaeological museum located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near the General Post Office, it is one of the prominent museums in Madhya Pradesh, and among the top places to visit as part of the Indore Tour. Also known as Indore Museum, the Central Museum was established in the year 1929 to reserve the antiquities found in the region of the former Holkar State. The museum exhibits artefacts ranging from prehistoric to the modern era. The armors of the Holkars, their arms, and ammunitions have been kept here at the Museum in Indore. It is a treat for the people who are genuinely fascinated by the history of India and the rich civilization that flourished here in the pre-historic age. There are two galleries in the Museum. Gallery I display artifacts from the prehistoric period ranging from 5,000 to 4,000 BC. There are exhibits from western Malwa as well, which include stone tools, quartz sickles, ornaments, .....

Annapurna Temple

Annapurna Temple

#5 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 6 km from Indore Junction, Annapurna Temple is a Hindu temple located in Kranti Kriplani Nagar locality of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the famous pilgrimage sites to visit in Indore. Annapurna Temple is dedicated to the goddess Annapurna, the deity of food, and is one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in Indore. The temple was constructed in the 9th century and was rebuilt in 1959 by Mahamandaleshwar Swami Prabanandagirimharaj. The main gate of the temple was constructed in 1975. With a blend of Indo-Aryan and Dravidian architectural styles, the temple is regarded as the architectural heritage of the city due to its intricate carvings & detailed paintings. Spread over 2 acres, the temple bears a striking resemblance with the Meenakshi Temple of Madurai. With a height of more than 100 feet, the entrance of the temple is adorned with four-life size statues of elephants that stand as an epitome of architectural brilliance. The outside walls of the temple .....

Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

#6 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 5 km from Indore Junction, Khajrana Ganesh temple is a revered Hindu shrine located in the Khajrana locality of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the famous temples in Indore, and among the must-visit places during your Indore Trip. Khajrana Ganesh Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. This temple was built in 1735 by the Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar, who retrieved the idol of god Ganesha from a well where it had been hidden, to keep it safe from the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. This is one of the most visited temples in the city because of its history and religious beliefs attached to it. According to several religious beliefs, it is said that whoever comes here and wishes for something, the wish gets fulfilled within a short period. The temple has since grown from being housed in a small hut to a big temple with large inner and outer sanctums. The main idol of Lord Ganesh is composed of bricks, jaggery, limestone, mud, soil, and water. The gate, the outer .....

Gomatagiri Digambar Jain Temple

Gomatagiri Digambar Jain Temple

#7 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 13 km from Indore Junction, Gomatagiri Digambar Jain Temple is a sacred shrine located on a small hillock called Gomatagiri in the Nainod village near Indore. Situated near Indore Airport, it is one of the popular Jain temples in Indore, and among the must-visit places as part of Indore holiday packages . The small hillock of Gomatgiri is one of the most popular religious attractions for the followers of Jainism. The place was donated to the Jain Samaj by the government of Madhya Pradesh in 1981. The hillock is well-known for its 21 feet statue of Gomateshwar. The statue is said to be the exact replica of the Bahubali statue of Shravanbegola, Karnataka. The hillock is also adorned with 24 marble shrines dedicated to 24 'Tirthankara' of Jainism. Also, there is a guest house, a Dharamshala, and a restaurant in the vicinity to make your visit a comfortable one. Besides, there is a viewpoint on one side of the .....

Patalpani Waterfalls

Patalpani Waterfalls

#8 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 35 km from Indore Junction, Patalpani is a scenic waterfall located in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore district of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh , and among the most visited tourist places in Indore . Formed by the Choral River, the Pataipani Waterfall is cascading down from a height of about 91 meters (300 ft). The depth of the pond that forms at the bottom of the waterfall is unknown and legend has it that it goes as deep as patal. Therefore, the falls are called Patal-Pani, where Patal means the underworld and Pani means water in Hindi. Surrounded by dense forest covers, majestic hills, and lush green landscapes, it is one of the popular picnics spots near Indore, and an ideal photography spot too. The waterflow is magnanimous during the monsoons and the area is prone to flash floods. .....

Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya / Indore Zoo

Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya / Indore Zoo

#9 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 2.5 km from Indore Junction, Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya is a zoological garden situated near Central Museum in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Popularly known as Indore Zoo, it is one of the largest and oldest zoological gardens in Madhya Pradesh, and among the must-visit Indore tourist places . Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahlaya is one of the recognized zoos under the Central Zoo Authority and is maintained by the Municipal Corporation, Indore. Indore zoo was established in 1974 at Navlakha area in only 17 acres of land, and in 1999 adjoining 32 acres land of Quadibag was acquired by the zoo. The present area of Indore zoo is 51.975 acres. Indore zoo is the only zoo to deploy online booking, animal-health app, and touchless entry system that is tightly integrated with e-Nagarpalika, making it the most advanced zoo in India. The zoo has different varieties of animals and birds which have .....

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

#10 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 12 km from Indore Junction, Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected reserve situated at Ralamandal in the outskirts of Indore city. It is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh , and among the most visited tourist places as part of Indore tour packages. Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular places of wildlife in India. Earlier, it was the hunting ground for the royal family members of Holkars as it had a huge population of tigers, leopards, and deers. It was established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1989 for the conservation of plants and animals. The holy River Narmada graces the sanctuary with its presence. It has an ancient palace built by Holkars which was primarily used as a hunting lodge also known as shikargah. Spread over 5 sq. km, the sanctuary is home to different species of birds and other wildlife like Leopards, Black Bucks, Chitals, Blue bulls, Hyena, Barking .....

Chappan Dukan

Chappan Dukan

#11 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 3 km from Indore Junction, Chappan Dukan is a food street located in the bustling city of Indore. It is one of the best places to visit in Indore for food lovers. The famous food street Chappan Dukan is a heaven for people who love to eat or love to have a snack or two and spend their evenings with friends or family. Chappan Dukan is like a food treasure trunk with assorted dishes including North Indian, South Indian dishes. From thelas of pani puris to a bowl of Noodles you get every bit of taste along the lane of Chappan. One can have a chance to taste so many food delicacies, not just from various parts of India, but also some dishes from the cuisines around the Globe, like Chinese and Italian, at Chappan. Starting with the world-famous Johnny Hot Dogs which are basically burgers with mutton or eggs or just aloo tikkies in it. The simplicity of this dish adds more to the mystery of its taste. The prices are very reasonable and the method of cooking and .....

Regional Park

Regional Park

#12 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore

At a distance of 6 km from Indore Junction, Regional Park is a public park located in Pipliyapala area of Indore city of Madhya Pradesh. Formally known as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park, it is one of the major tourist places to visit in Indore for those who want to spend some time peacefully amidst the green surroundings. Also known as Pipliyapala Park or Indore Regional Park, it has been developed by the Indore Development Authority. This scenic park covers over 42 acres of lush green land around 80 acres of a dazzling lake. There is also a canal, which covers the whole park, and the bridges over it with mist fountains, make it seem like out of a storybook. One can see a large variety of flowers and plants inside the park. The Pipliyapala Regional Park is an absolute treat for adults and children alike as it has various things that visitors can indulge in here like Boating, Musical Fountain, Jumping Jet Fountain, Artists' Village, Indian Gardens/Necklace Gardens, French .....

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Welcome to the core of Madhya Pradesh, where a dynamic fusion of history, culture, and modernity gives rise to the lively mosaic of Indore city. Founded in 1715 along the Narmada River valley route, Indore initially thrived as a bustling trade market. Its name draws inspiration from the Indreshwar Temple, constructed in 1741, echoing its deep historical origins.

Today, Indore proudly serves as the capital of the former princely state of the Maratha Holkars, encompassing a legacy that spans British rule and integration into Madhya Pradesh. Beyond being an economic hub, this city houses diverse industries, from textiles to sporting goods, making it not just a commercial center but a cultural melting pot.

Embark on a journey through time with us as we delve into Indore’s architectural marvels, educational institutions like Devi Ahilya University, and the unique tapestry of festivals, including Rangpanchami and Ahilya Utsav, among others. Indore is more than a mere city; it’s an unfolding experience where every street resonates with tales of resilience, progress, and the vibrant spirit of its residents. Join us in discovering the charm of Indore, where the past and present seamlessly intertwine in a city that warmly embraces you at every corner.

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The streets of Indore come alive with festivals that resonate with joy and fervor. From the energetic beats of Garba during Navratri to the vibrant hues of Holi, and the cultural extravaganza of Ahilya Utsav, each celebration becomes a reflection of the city’s lively spirit. The rhythmic processions during Ganesh Chaturthi and the spiritual fervor of Diwali add a unique charm to Indore’s cultural calendar, bringing communities together in a harmonious celebration of life.

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Indore resonates with the melodies of classical and folk music. The city has been a cradle for talent, nurturing renowned musicians and artists. The echoes of classical tunes and the vibrant performances during cultural events enrich the cultural fabric, making Indore a haven for music enthusiasts. The annual ‘Malwa Utsav,’ featuring classical performances, folk dances, and local music, adds a dynamic rhythm to the city’s cultural scene, showcasing the diversity of artistic expressions.

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Indore, nestled in the heart of Central India, boasts a diverse climate that weaves a tapestry of seasons throughout the year. As we delve into the climate and geography of this vibrant city, we uncover the nuances that make Indore’s weather both dynamic and captivating.

1. Summer (April to June):

The summer season, extending from April to June, brings forth an embrace of warmth, with temperatures soaring above 42°C. Despite the intense daytime heat, evenings in Indore are a welcome respite, adorned with cool breezes—a gift from its strategic location on the Malwa Plateau.

2. Winter (October to March): Winters in Indore are generally dry, offering a mild climate with average temperatures ranging between 26°C to 30°C. While days are pleasant, some nights can surprise with a chill, as temperatures may drop below 4°C.

3. Monsoon (Mid June to Mid September): The arrival of the southwest monsoons transforms Indore with cool showers of rain from mid-June to mid-September. This season not only replenishes the land but also adds a refreshing touch to the city’s ambiance.

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Perched at an average elevation of 553 meters above sea level, Indore finds itself at the intersection of two expansive rivers—Saraswati and Khan. This strategic location on the southern tip of the Malwa Plateau, with the Vindhyachal range to the south, contributes to the city’s unique climate dynamics.

In the heart of Madhya Pradesh, Indore beckons with a climate that mirrors the spirit of its residents—dynamic, diverse, and full of life. Whether you seek the warmth of summer, the mild embrace of winter, or the refreshing touch of monsoon rains, Indore invites you to experience its ever-changing, ever-vibrant weather.

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1. visit the magnificent rajwada.

Visit the Magnificent Rajwada

Located near the famous Kajuri Market in Indore, Rajwada is a magnificent and historical palace located in the city of Indore and was constructed by the Holkars more than 200 years ago. It is a seven-storied structure near the Chhatris and is an excellent example of royal grandeur and architectural skills.

2. Admire the Grandeur of Lal Bagh Palace

Admire the Grandeur of Lal Bagh Palace

Resided by the rulers of the Holkar dynasty, the Lal Bagh Palace is class and grandeur personified. The palace is spread on a sprawling area of 28 acres and reflects the taste of the rulers of the Holkar dynasty.

3. Khajrana Temple

 Khajrana Temple

The Khajrana Ganesh temple is one of the most powerful shrines of the Lord Ganesha. Rani Ahilyabai Holkar built it to safeguard the idol of Lord Ganesha from Aurangzeb. The temple has since grown from being housed in a small hut to a big temple with large inner and outer sanctums.

4. Relive the History at Indore Museum

Relive the History at Indore Museum

The Central Museum of Indore is a history buff's paradise, exhibiting artefacts dating as far back as the prehistoric era and recent findings from the modern era. The museum also houses mythological carvings, coins from different ages, arms of various eras and sculptures dating back to the 11th century.

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5. Try Jaleba at Sarafa Bazaar

Try Jaleba at Sarafa Bazaar

The lip-smacking flavours of the food stalls in Sarafa Bazaar are a testimony to Indore's legendary love affair with food. Entertaining over 3000 visitors daily, the Sarafa Bazaar houses stalls that sell vividly coloured artificial jewellery, brass ornaments and mouth-watering dishes of the diverse cuisine of Indore. s. The Jaleba is a must-try in this market.

6. Perfect Picnic Spot at Patalpani Waterfalls

Perfect Picnic Spot at Patalpani Waterfalls

The Patalpani Waterfall is located in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore district and is a popular picnic spot for the area's locals. Surrounded by dense forest covers and majestic hills, Patalpani plummets from 300 metres. The monsoons swell the falls and may make it risky for close encounters causing accidents. Maintaining a cautious distance from the waterfall during the rain is best.

7. Kanch Mandir

Kanch Mandir

Made entirely out of glass, this Jain Temple exhibits exquisite artwork on glass panels depicting the various aspects of Jainism. The intricate detailing on the glass reflects the talent and dedication of the artists.

8. Try Out Street Food at Chhappan Dukan

Try Out Street Food at Chhappan Dukan

Chhappan Dukaan is one of Indore's choicest street food hubs that serve specials, chaat, idli and dosa with equal gusto. Chhappan Dukaan literally means fifty-six shops. At the time when it was established, 56 separate shops were started here, all selling food items. The evenings light the place up like nothing else with people consuming the delectable spread with enthusiasm.

9. Visit the Religious Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Visit the Religious Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Mahakaleshwar Temple, located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Mahakal lingam at this temple is believed to be Swayambhu (self-manifested), obtaining currents of Shakti (power) from within itself. Mahakaleshwar is also one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas in India.

10. Spiritual Trip to Annapurna Temple

Spiritual Trip to Annapurna Temple

The Annapurna Temple, besides being a place for pilgrimages, is also a tourist attraction. Dedicated to Goddess Annapurna, the deity of food the temple also houses the shrines of Sivan, Hanuman and Kalabhairava.

11. Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

The oldest sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh, the Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, packs a treat for wildlife and avifauna enthusiasts. The River Narmada, 150 million years older than River Ganga, graces the sanctuary with its presence. Home to deer, wild hare, tigers and an umpteen variety of birds, this sanctuary is nothing short of paradise.

12. Spend a Day at Choral Dam

Spend a Day at Choral Dam

If you are tired of the pell-mell of daily life and want to go away to unwind and relax, Choral Dam is just the place for you. Located in Madhya Pradesh, Choral Dam is a hidden gem that will provide you with quietness and tranquillity.  Choral Dam is replete with cool and clear water.

13. The Beautiful Indore White Church

The Beautiful Indore White Church

A peek into the impact of British autonomy on Indore pre-independence, the Indore White Church is one of the city's most significant points of interest. A testimony to awe-striking European architecture, the entire structure is made of milk-white stone and marble.

14. Trek to Janapav

Trek to Janapav

Nestled among similar hills of the Malwa region, Janapav or Janapav Kuti is the ideal getaway for lovers of nature and trekkers alike. If you’re looking to traverse through twisty bends in Central Indian forests while peacefully gazing over distant hills and the crimson sunset, this hill station should be your destination.

15. A Fun Day at Pipliyapala Regional Park

A Fun Day at Pipliyapala Regional Park

Spreading over an area of a whopping 122 acres and housing a ginormous 80-acre lake, the Pipliyapala Regional Park is an absolute treat for adults and children alike. Engage in some fun-filled activities like pedal-boating and motor-boating and witness the magical allure of the Mist and Musical Fountain, French Gardens, Labyrinths, Artist Village, etc.

16. Go on a City Shopping Spree

Go on a City Shopping Spree

Being the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore witnesses many business activities daily. This city resembles Mumbai in its trade and commerce. Since Indore is well connected to Mumbai, the trade of both the cities resembles. One can go on a shopping spree in the city and enjoy the experience to the fullest. Shopaholics get an amazing experience at the place.

17. Visit the Bada Ganpati Temple

Visit the Bada Ganpati Temple

In Hindi, 'Bada' literally means big, and Ganpati is the pet name of Lord Ganesha. This temple earns its name due to the size of Lord Ganesha's idol - at the height of about 25 feet from crown to foot, it is said to be one of the largest idols of God in the world. The statue is made of a peculiar mixture of limestone, jaggery, bricks, sacred soil, and water from the major pilgrim places in the country.

18. Visit O2 Cafe and Other Popular Cafes and Restaurants

Visit O2 Cafe and Other Popular Cafes and Restaurants

Indore is a beautiful city with a rich history dating back to the 16th century. It was part of the Maratha Empire, then became a princely state under the British Raj and now recently being qualified as a Smart City. With cafe's being the latest fad, the city isn't behind on this trend some of the famous cafes are O2 Cafe, Mangosteen, Cafe Mocha, Mr Beans and many others.

19. Visit the ISKCON Temple

Visit the ISKCON Temple

Let the melodies of Shri Krishna' soothing hymns and let its vibrations heal you at ISKCON Indore. The mesmerizingly beautiful deities of Radha and Krishna are made purely from marble and invoke a sense of calm within you. The celebration of Janmashtami at ISKCON Indore is an occasion of pomp and splendour galore.

20. Fun-filled Summer at Water Park

Fun-filled Summer at Water Park

Water Parks in Indore is one of the most favourite ways of the citizens to beat the heat in the Summers. Water parks make for a perfect day out and offer a quick break from the hustle-bustle of your work. You can indulge in some thrilling rides or sit and relax in the common pool. The place is ideal for an outing with both friends and family.

21. Take a Trip to Nehru Park

Take a Trip to Nehru Park

The Kamala Nehru Park, popularly known as Chidiya Ghar, is a zoological park on the outskirts of Indore that is home to exotic carnivores, awe-striking amphibians and vividly colourful avifauna. New addition to the family is a white tigress and her three cubs! You can enjoy buggy rides, pony rides, elephant rides and camel rides here too.

22. Festival of Colours - Rang Panchmi

 Festival of Colours - Rang Panchmi

An extension of Holi called Rang Panchmi is a very famous festival in Indore and few tens of thousands of people gather in front of Rajwada and surrounding areas to get colored by the famous color cannon.

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  • 19 Best Things To Do In Indore For Feeling The True Vibe Of The City In 2024

18 Jan 2023

There are a whole lot of exciting things to do in Indore that will keep your itinerary packed and leave you totally satisfied.

The city today is one of the most exciting places to visit with its long history, terrific cuisine and outdoor adventures. Check out these 15 must-dos during your time here.

19 Best Things To Do In Indore

From major parks, palaces, delicious food and temples, there is absolutely no dearth of things to do in Indore for an exciting trip.

  • Lal Bagh Palace – Admire The Amazing Architecture
  • Rajwada – A Magnificent And Historical Palace
  • Patalpani Waterfalls – A Great Place For Hike And Picnic
  • Annapurna Temple – Seek Blessing
  • Pipliyapala Regional Park – Enjoy Nature At Its Best
  • Mahatma Gandhi Town Hall – A Historic Landmark
  • Safari Activity Park – A Beautiful Learning Centre
  • Sarafa Bazar – Tickle Your Taste Buds
  • Kanch Mandir – Temple Of Glass
  • Janapav Kuti – Good Place For Trekkers
  • Mandu – Take A Short Trip
  • Indore Museum – Great Place For History Buffs
  • Gomatgiri – Sacred Place For Jains
  • Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga – Pay A Visit
  • Kothari Market – For The Shopaholics
  • Crescent Water And Amusement Parks – Have Fun
  • Chappan Dukan – Relish The Delicacies
  • Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary – A Treat For Wildlife Enthusiast
  • Ujjain – Take A Spiritual Trip

1. Lal Bagh Palace – Admire The Amazing Architecture

european architectural styles

The first on our list of fun things to do in Indore is to visit the Lal Bagh Palace . Once the home of members of the Holkar dynasty, the stately 19th century building features a blend of European architectural styles. The gates are an imitation of those at Buckingham Palace. The three-storey structure houses a large collection of coins dating back to the Mughal period and boasts a ballroom with a spring-mounted wooden floor among many other attractions.

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm Entry fee: Nil

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2. Rajwada – A Magnificent And Historical Palace

lovely garden with fountains

A few kilometers from Lal Bagh is Rajwada, another palace built by the Holkar dynasty. It’s located in Old Indore and stands out for being constructed out of stone and wood. The 18th-century structure features a mix of Maratha, European and Mughal architectural elements. Rajwada sustained fire damage thrice so that today, only the façade of the original palace remains. To the rear, there’s now a lovely garden with fountains and sculptures.

Timing: 11 am to 9 pm Entry fee : INR 10

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3. Patalpani Waterfalls – A Great Place For Hike And Picnic

natural beauty

Next up on things to do in Indore, Madhya Pradesh is a visit to Patalpani Waterfalls. The scenic locale is just the place for a hike and a picnic. Try to go during the monsoon if you want to see it in all its glory. Be warned: Flash floods are common here during the season so you’ll have to sit a good distance away. Take along a camera to photograph the falls. It’s an unforgettable sight!

Timing: 11 am to 8 pm Entry fee: Nil

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4. Annapurna Temple – Seek Blessing

shrine of the goddess annapurna

If you’ve been to Madurai’s Meenakshi temple, you’ll notice a distinct resemblance in architecture with the Annapurna Temple in Indore. Four life-size sculptures of elephants grace the gates that lead into the temple complex. Inside, there are shrines to the goddess Annapurna as well as others including Hanuman, Shiva and Kalbhairav. The four vedas are also depicted in the complex.

Timing: 5 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 10 pm Entry fee: Nil

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5. Pipliyapala Regional Park – Enjoy Nature At Its Best

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Your itinerary of things to do in Indore India has to include spending time at Pipliyapala Regional Park. The pretty green space is a welcome getaway from the noise. Bridges, fountains, canals and gardens create an idyllic oasis that adults and kids will love. You can also hire a boat to explore the waterway.

Timing: 11 am to 9 pm Entry fee: INR 25 for adults and INR 10 for children

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6. Mahatma Gandhi Town Hall – A Historic Landmark

historic landmark of thr city

Grand, imposing and with an Indo-Gothic architectural style that harks back to the past, the Gandhi Town Hall is a historic landmark with wonderful gilded mouldings, frescoed ceilings and a clock tower that will leave you awestruck. Paying a visit is one of the top 10 things to do in Indore especially if you’re a first-time visitor. The hall is often used to host art and cultural exhibitions. If you’re lucky, you may be able to attend one!

Timing: NA Entry fee: NA

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7. Safari Activity Park – A Beautiful Learning Centre

numerous activities to do

Eager for some pulse-racing action? Head to Safari Activity Park where you’ll find no dearth of the best things to do in Indore, outdoor-adventure style! The adventure camp has numerous programs to choose from. Activities like obstacle courses and climbing walls will have you pitting yourself against others while camping and stargazing let you spend quality time with friends and family. Spend a weekend here to thoroughly enjoy the adventures on offer!

Timing: NA Entry fee: INR 350 for standard package Tip: Reservation is compulsory before visiting

8. Sarafa Bazar – Tickle Your Taste Buds

famous food street

There’s no better example of Indore’s famous food scene than Sarafa Bazar where delicious goodies line the streets. The market stays open late, making exploring it one of the best things to do in Indore at night. Malpua, jaleba, pani puri, kanji vada – name it and you’ll find it!

Timing: 11 am to midnight Entry fee: Nil Tip: If you are going for street food make sure you reach around 8 pm as it gets crowded later

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9. Kanch Mandir – Temple Of Glass

glass temple

Although small, the Temple of Glass is a glorious sight to behold with fine ornamentation gracing glass panels and mosaics. The Jain temple, built during the early 20th century, is one of several Kanch Mandirs in India and if you’ve never seen one, this is the perfect opportunity to.

Timing: 5 am to 8 pm Entry fee: Nil Tip: Wear comfortable and covered clothes

10. Janapav Kuti – Good Place For Trekkers

scenic beauty of Indore

What better way is there to appreciate Indore’s natural landscape than with a hike to Janapav Kuti? The view from here is incredibly scenic and is just the tonic to rejuvenate the mind. The mountain is about 45 kilometers from the city so if you’re looking for things to do near Indore, this is where you should start.

Tips: Plan for a short trek for 2 to 3 days.

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11. Mandu – Take A Short Trip

breathtaking temples and mosques

Less than 100 kilometers from Indore is another attraction, this time steeped in history. It is one of the exciting road trips form Indore you must take if you have time in hand. The ancient city of Mandu, located in Malwa, was a fortress town that today still encloses breathtaking temples, mosques and palaces. Notable among them are the Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Hoshang Shah’s tomb and the darwazas.

Location: Madhya Pradesh, Dhar district

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12. Indore Museum – Great Place For History Buffs

collection of hindu and jain sculptures

History buffs eager to learn about Madhya Pradesh and Indore’s history will have a great time at the Indore Museum. It houses a collection of Hindu and Jain sculptures dating back to pre-medieval and medieval times as well as ancient tools, coins and armor.

Timing: 5 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm Entry fee: Nil Tip: Reach the museum by 10 am to make the most of this excursion

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13. Gomatgiri – Sacred Place For Jains

sacred place for jains

A few minutes’ drive from Indore airport is Gomatgiri, a sacred place for Jains that houses a 21-foot statue of Gomateshwara. It’s believed to be a replica of the Bahubali statue located in Shravanabelagola. Gomatgiri also has 24 temples dedicated to the 24 tirthankaras.

Timing: 6 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm Entry fee: Nil

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14. Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga – Pay A Visit

one of 12 jyotirlinga shrines

If you are in dilemma of things to do in Indore then you must visit Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga where you will surely find peace and tranquillity. It is an ideal place to spend a day with your family and friends. The Narmada River is home to the Omkareshwar Temple, one of 12 jyotirlinga shrines in the country. It’s located on Shivapuri that’s said to be shaped like the Om symbol. There are lodgings nearby if you want to stay the night otherwise you can make a day trip.

Timing: 5 am to 9.30 pm Entry fee: Nil

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15. Kothari Market – For The Shopaholics

wealth of items in the market

End your Indore things to do itinerary with shopping at Kothari Market. You’ll find a wealth of items ranging from clothing and electronics to knick-knacks and cosmetics. Haggle your way to the best bargains! And if you still desire for more experiences, then be assured, the city won’t disappoint you. It is among the best place for shopping in Indore. 

Timing: 9.30 am to 10 pm Entry fee: NA Tip: Do bargain and get accessories at a cheaper rate

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16. Crescent Water And Amusement Parks: Have Fun

Crescent Water And Amusement Parks

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If you are searching out for Indore things to do then Crescent water and amusement park is a sure shot win for you where you can enjoy yourself with your friends and family. You can go splashing in water, rafting, falling through some of the amazing water rides and slides. You can even relax and chill at the poolside as well with the coming and going of waves. You must explore water parks in Indore and spend your weekend in an amazing way.

Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day Tickets: ₹ 350 per person (water park + amusement park)

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17. Chappan Dukan: Relish The Delicacies

Chappan Dukan

For all foodie lovers out there, if you are wondering where to satiate your taste buds then Chappan Dukan is a must-try for you all. It is considered as one of the most iconic food streets in the city where you will get a variety of delicious food to taste. The street is packed during evenings and the night time when people come here and enjoy street food.

Timings: 08:00 am to 11:00 pm; every day Must-Try: Paani Puri, Egg Rolls, Momos, Khopra Patties, Dahi Puri, Mutton Burgers, Gond Ke Laddu, Kachori, Paan

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18. Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary: A Treat For Wildlife Enthusiast

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

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If you are a wildlife enthusiast then Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary is a must for you and your friends for a 1-day trip. The sanctuary provides shelter to many of the endangered species such as leopards, blue bulls, sambars and barking deer. Nature lovers will surely enjoy here and can also capture amazing pictures for memories. For people who love adventure, you can try trekking.

Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day Entry Fee: ₹ 60

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19. Ujjain: Take A Spiritual Trip

Ujjain

Wondering what to do in Indore? Go on a trip to Ujjain which is at a distance of 55 km from Indore where you can spend a day and can also connect your spiritual side. Devotees from all over the world come to visit this ancient city where they can seek the blessings of Lord Shiva at Mahakaleshwar Temple. You can even take a dip at Ram Ghat and enjoy a boat ride. Ujjain is considered as one of the best places to visit in Indore.

Distance From Indore: 55 km

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These were some of the best things to do in Indore. Explore more things to do, places to visit on your next trip to this beautiful city. So, wait no longer and plan your Indore vacay with your closed ones. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Things To Do In Indore

Is Indore worth visiting?

Indore is one of the business hubs of Madhya Pradesh, where the tourists will enjoy exploring magnificent buildings comprising of forts, temples making Indore worth visiting.

Is Indore safe to travel during Covid time?

Travellers must take all the important measures in order to safeguard themselves from Covid such as getting both the shots of the vaccines that will boost their immunity before travelling and take care of the regular sanitization for their hotel room by daily cleaning from the hotels staff thereby maintaining hygiene.

What is the famous food in Indore?

Some of the dishes in Indore that you will surely Relish and will be mouth-watering and these dishes are Dahi Bada, Poha Jalebi, Khatta Samosa. Moong Bhajia, Mawa Bati and Bhutte ki kees.

What is famous in Indore?

Due to the rich black soil in Indore, it is one of the top producers of cotton in India. Apart from this, it is famous for its architectural buildings and food.

What is there to do in Indore at night?

You are looking for things to do in Indore at night then you must head to the Sarafa Bazaar which is famous for the range of delicacies they offer.

What can I buy in Indore?

If you are travelling to Indore then you must buy namkeens which are famous in this city. From Bhujia and Chiwda to Sev and Dal Moth, you will find a wide variety of namkeens in Indore.

Which market is famous in Indore?

You will find that there are several markets to explore in Indore that cannot be covered in a single day. For best experiences head to Sarafa Market for food, MT cloth market for wholesale clothing, Topkhana for readymade clothes, and Sitlamata Bazaar for sarees.

What can I do today in Indore?

One of the top things to do in Indore is exploring places like Lal Bagh Palace, Patalpani Waterfalls, and Mahatama Gandhi Town Hall.

Are there beaches in Indore to explore?

Unfortunately, there are no beaches in Indore but one can find some spots close to the city. One can go to Tarkarli which is situated from the southern part of Malvan, just 6 kilometres away.

In Indore a safe city to travel to?

In India, Indore is one of the safest places to travel and live in. Anyone can travel to this city without any hesitation about safety.

When should I plan my trip to Indore?

One of the best times to explore Indore is between October and March as the temperature is cool to explore the city.

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Top 34 Places to Visit in Indore: Location, Timings, Entry Fee

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Indore is a city where you can experience a unique blend of a glorious past and a vibrant present. Sprinkled with historical landmarks, splendid temples, bustling bazaars, foodie delights, and friendly souls, the city exudes a warm, cosmopolitan vibe that is simply irresistible. And the wide range of budget-friendly hotels in Indore with all modern amenities makes the city a favorite destination for all kinds of travelers.

Whether you are visiting Indore on a business trip or for leisure, the city has plenty of attractions to keep you engaged, enthralled, and entertained. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting places to visit in Indore.

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Places to Visit in Indore:

1. rajwada palace, indore.

Rajwada Palace, Indore

Rajwada Palace | #1 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

The magnificent Rajwada Palace was built by the rulers of the Holkar Dynasty about two centuries ago. It is a seven-storied structure that exemplifies grandeur and architectural craftsmanship. Replete with landscaped gardens and fountains, this palace presents a sight to behold. Built in the Maratha, French, and Mughal architectural styles, this grand palace exhibits ornamented jharokas , lofty archways, elaborate wooden jalis , and splendid chattries . It is definitely one of the best places to visit in Indore . The light and sound show held here every evening is a key attraction for tourists, so plan your visit accordingly.

  • Location: Rajwada Circle, Indore
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Indian Citizens – ₹ 10 per person
  • Foreign nationals – ₹ 250 per person
  • Light and sound show timings: 06:30 pm (Hindi) and 7:45 pm (English)
  • Light and sound show charges: ₹ 200 per person
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Rajwada Palace

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2. Lal Bagh Palace, Indore

Lal Bagh Palace, Indore

Lal Bagh Palace | #2 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Lal Bagh Palace, which was once the residence of the Holkar rulers of Indore, exemplifies opulence and grandeur. Currently, the palace serves as a museum that displays a range of interesting artifacts. A walk through the palace will allow you to soak in the richness of the structure. Its Italian marble floors, dazzling chandeliers, elaborate paintings, all speak volumes about the incredible lifestyle of the royal residents who had once called this palace their home. An interesting feature of the palace is its main gate, which is a replica of the gates of Buckingham Palace in London.

  • Location: Indira Nagar, Indore
  • Timings:  10:00 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Mondays 
  • Entry fee:  ₹ 10 per person
  • Places to Stay: Hotels near Lal Bagh Palace

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3. Central Museum, Indore

Central Museum, Indore

Central Museum | #3 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Central Museum, also known as the Indore Museum, is a treasure trove of artifacts and relics belonging to the bygone eras. Some of these artifacts even date back to the pre-historic ages. Established in 1929, it counts among the three main museums in Indore . Among the major exhibits of this museum are stone sculptures, coins, scriptures, arms and armors, and other historical relics. The museum boasts of a few canons that were used by Mughal emperors like Babar, Humayun, and Jehangir.

  • Location: Navlakha, Indore
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Mondays and government holidays
  • Entry fee*: Indians – ₹ 10 per person Foreign nationals – ₹ 100 per person
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Navlakha

*Extra charges applicable for photography and videography

4. Mayank Blue Water Park, Indore

Mayank Blue Water Park, Indore

Mayank Blue Water Park | #4 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Mayank Blue Water Park is one of the best places to beat the sweltering heat of Indore. Known to be one of the oldest water parks in Indore , this place welcomes you to a lot of splash and whoosh in the form of rides and water slides. Its main attractions include a water pool, dance floor, gaming arena, and a plethora of thrilling rides. With regular pool parties and other events hosted here during the summer months, this waterpark definitely deserves to be on your must-visit list of Indore.  

  • Location: Bengali Square, Indore Bypass Road, Indore
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; every day
  • Entry fee: ₹ 250 for adults; ₹ 150 for children
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Bengali Square

5. Shell City Water Park, Indore

Shell City Water Park, Indore

Shell City Water Park | #5 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

When it’s about enjoying a day filled with fun and frolic, the Shell City Water Park is your best bet. This park has some of the most exciting slides and rides to keep you busy for the day. Attractions like Body Zorb, Splash Pool, Zipline, Giant Wheel and many others make it one of the must-visit fun places in Indore. Once you have had your share of aquatic fun, head over to the video game arcade or game zone. There’s also a dedicated children’s zone to keep your little ones busy while you enjoy a fun time with your SO.

  • Location: Khandwa Road, Indore
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Starting from ₹ 250 per person

6. Crescent Water and Amusement Park, Indore

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Shell City Water Park | #6 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

A go-to destination of fun seekers in the city, the Crescent Water and Amusement Park is the ideal destination to spend some fun-filled time with your friends and family. The park boasts of several interesting rides and activities like the Pendulum Slide, Stacking Car, Caterpillar, and Wave Pool. If you are visiting the park with your kids, they will totally enjoy the Mini Train and the Merry Go Round among a host of other kid-based attractions. There are also restaurants serving delicious food inside the park, so your hunger pangs are taken care of.

  • Location: Gram Jamniya, Khurd Kapmle Road, Indore
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day
  • Entry fee*: ₹ 350 per person

*For water park and amusement park

7. Safari Activity Park, Indore

Safari Activity Park, Indore

Safari Activity Park, Indore | #7 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Are you an adventure junkie looking for some fun things to do in Indore ? Then head off to the Safari Activity Park. A haven for thrill seekers, this place packs in a complete punch of fun and adventure with a number of engaging activities. You can jump in the splash pool, climb the artificial wall, engage in a game of tug-of-war, and a variety of other activities. With different packages for kids, youngsters, families, and corporate groups, there’s something for everyone here.

  • Location: Lasudia Parmar, Dakachya, Indore
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day
  • Charges: ₹ 325 per person

8. Janapav Hill, Indore

Janapav Hill, Indore

Janapav Hill | #8 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

The second highest point of the Malwa Plateau, Janapav Hill is a nature lover’s delight. A scenic drive takes you to this lovely point that offers a breath-taking view of the surroundings. If you love trekking, you will be thrilled to explore the verdant trails leading to this destination. Legend has it that this was the birthplace of Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There’s also an ashram at the hilltop dedicated to Jamadagni, Parshuram’s father, which is worth visiting. 

  • Location: JanaPav Kuti
  • Distance: 45 km from Indore (approx.)

9. Mystery Rooms, Indore

Mystery Rooms, Indore

Mystery Rooms | #9 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Have you ever fancied stepping into the shoes of Sherlock Holmes and trying to solve mysteries? Mystery Rooms welcomes you to a thrilling world of exciting scenarios and real-time engagement to solve mysteries. Whether you would want to diffuse a bomb, plan and execute an escape from a kidnapper’s den or venture into a forest to catch a killer, you can live out all your fantasies at this place.

  • Location: Satya Sai Square, Agra Bombay Road, Indore
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; every day
  • Entry fee: Starting  at ₹ 600 per person
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Ab Road

10. Funplex Game Zone, Indore

Funplex Game Zone, Indore

Funplex Game Zone | #10 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

If gaming is on your mind, Funplex Game Zone will bring a smile on your face. You can escape into a world of fun and entertainment with a range of arcade games, escape games, bowling, VR games, laser tag, and so much more. Since this gaming zone is located in one of the plush shopping malls in Indore, you can also have a great time shopping and indulging in some gastronomic delights.

  • Location: Treasure Island Mall, MG Road, Indore
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; every day  
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in MG Road

11. Holkar Stadium, Indore

The venue for many an international cricket match, the Holkar Stadium holds much attraction for the cricket buffs of the city. It has a capacity to seat 30000 people. You can check out if there are many matches scheduled here during the time of your visit and remain witness to a cricketing spectacle in Indore.

  • Location: Race Course Road, Indore

12. Sarafa Bazar, Indore

Sarafa Bazar, Indore

Sarafa Bazar | #12 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Foodie or not, tasting lip-smacking local delicacies must be on your list of things to do in Indore . And Sarafa Bazar is where you can pamper yourself with a variety of items, each giving you a taste of Indore’s authentic flavors. The place is a jewelry market by the day, but come evening and it transforms into a bustling food market where the best local culinary delights are sold.

  • Timings: 9:00 pm to 1:00 am; every day
  • What to try : Poha, Malpua, Jalebi, Rabri, Kulfi, Bhutte Ka kees, Dahivada, and Khopra Patties  

13. Chappan Dukan, Indore

Chappan Dukan, Indore

Chappan Dukan | #13 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

One of the most popular food streets in Indore, Chappan Dukan welcomes you to a world of gastronomic delight. The word ‘Chappan Dukan’ means 56 shops and true to the name, the street once had 56 shops. Today, the place is lined with hundreds of shops that sell a world of flavors to stimulate your taste buds. A trip to this street will let you relish some of the best delicacies that Indore has to offer.

  • Timings: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm; every day
  • What to try: Chat, Dahi Puri, Pani Puri, Momos, Mutton Burgers, Kachori, Egg Rolls, and Paan

14. Pipliyapala Regional Park, Indore

Pipliyapala Regional Park, Indore

Pipliyapala Regional Park | #14 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Spread over a sprawling area of 80 acres, the Pipliyapala Regional Park aka Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park comprises of a huge lake and a number of attractions to delight adults and kids alike. Musical fountains, boating, lush gardens, jumping jet fountains,  lake viewpoints, food zones, and an amphitheater are some of the main highlights of the park. You can spend an evening here, enjoying the lively ambiance and walking through the lovely gardens dotted with fountains and lights.

  • Location:  Near Choithram Square, Indore
  • Timings : 11:00 am to 9:00 pm; every day
  • Entry fee : ₹ 25 for adults; ₹ 10 for children  

15. Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Indore

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Indore

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary | #15 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Have a thing for wildlife? The Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary is where you can spend a whole day spotting various wildlife species. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this green pocket in Indore lets you spend a few hours in the lap of nature. The place is also known to attract trekkers with a number of fascinating trekking trails located within the sanctuary. The green surroundings and rich wildlife at the sanctuary make it a favorite spot for shutterbugs too.

  • Location: Mirjapur, Indore
  • Entry fee: ₹ 60 per person  

16. Chokhi Dhani, Indore

Chokhi Dhani, Indore

Chokhi Dhani | #16 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Chokhi Dhani brings Rajasthan right into Indore! Touted as one of the main tourist attractions in Indore, Chokni Dhani is a village-themed resort where you get to experience Rajasthani flavors along with some vibrant cultural activities. From digging into authentic Rajasthani delicacies like Dal-Baati-Churma to enjoying camel rides and attending folk art performances, you can have a great time here with your family and friends.

17. Patalpani Waterfalls, Indore

Patalpani Waterfalls, Indore

Patalpani Waterfalls | #17 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Located a short trip away from the city, Patalpani Waterfall is a popular picnic spot and counts among the best places to visit on a trip to Indore .  It cascades down from a height of 300 feet. During the monsoon months, the waterfall and its lush green surroundings present a magnificent sight. If local legends are to be believed, the pit underneath this waterfall runs deep into the underworld. And that explains the name Patalpani, which translates into underworld water.

  • Location: Mhow Tehsil, Indore
  • Distance: 35 km from Indore (approx.)  

18. Gomatgiri, Indore

Gomatgiri, Indore

Gomatgiri | #18 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

A sacred place for the devotees of the Jain community, Gomatgiri has 24 temples dedicated to each of the 24 Thirthankars revered by the Jains. Located atop a hill, the place attracts tourists and devotees alike. One of the key attractions here is the gigantic 21-feet statue of Gomateshwar. Make sure that you visit the place during the evening hours as the view of the setting sun from the hilltop is an amazing sight to behold.

  • Location: Major district Road, Indore
  • Distance: 11 km from Indore (approx.)

19. Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalay, Indore

Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalay, Indore

Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalay | #19 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Also known as Indore Zoo, the Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalay is the largest zoological park in Madhya Pradesh. Home to a number of wildlife species like white tigers, Himalayan bear, Royal Bengal Tigers, white peacock, etc. this place holds much attraction for kids as well as adults. It is a lovely place to spend a day in the company of nature and its wonderful creations.

  • Location:  Navlakha, Indore
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (March to June) 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (July to February) Closed on Mondays
  • Entry fee:   Indians – ₹ 10 per person Foreign nationals – ₹ 500 per person

20. Kanch Mandir, Indore

Kanch Mandir, Indore

Kanch Mandir | #20 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Kanch Mandir or the Temple of Glass is a famous Jain temple built by Seth Hukam Chand in 1903. True to the name, the interiors of the temple are completely covered by glass panels and mirrors. Chinese lamps add to the visual splendor of the interiors, making it one of the must-visit attractions in Indore for tourists and devotees alike.

  • Location:  Itwaria Bazaar, Indore
  • Timings:  5:00 am to 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; every day

21. Bada Ganpati, Indore

Bada Ganpati, Indore

Bada Ganpati | #21 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

The famous temple of Bada Ganpati was built during the rule of Queen Ahilya Bai Holkar. The main attraction of the temple is the huge 25-feet idol of Lord Ganesha, which is among the largest statues of the deity in the world. Plan a visit to the temple even if you are not a devotee, just to get a glimpse of the gigantic statue made using an interesting mix of materials such as jaggery, bricks, limestone, and soil from several holy places across the country.

  • Location : Malhar Gunj, Indore
  • Timings:  5:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm every day  
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Malharganj

22. Annapurna Temple, Indore

Annapurna Temple, Indore

Annapurna Temple | #22 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Annapurna Temple deserves a place in your list of must-visit places in Indore due to its impressive architectural beauty. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Annapurna, the deity of food and an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. The temple also has shrines dedicated to Shiva, Kalabhairava, and Hanuman. 

  • Location:  Kranti Kriplani Nagar, Indore
  • Timings:  5:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm; every day

23. Gandhi Hall, Indore

Gandhi Hall, Indore

Gandhi Hall | #23 of 34 Places to Visit in Indore

Gandhi Hall is the name given to the town hall of Indore, which is the main venue for art and cultural exhibitions in the city. The highlight of the hall is its grand design, which is a sight in itself.  Built in the year 1904, the edifice boasts of Indo Gothic style of architecture, complete with domes, minarets, and a clock tower.

  • Location : Mahatma Gandhi Road, New Siyaganj, Indore
  • Places to Stay : Hotels in Siyaganj

Pubs in Indore

Pubs in Indore

The nightlife of Indore is something that you must not miss out on while visiting the city. Pubs, parties, karaoke, live gigs, dance floors, name it and you have it all here. Add to that gourmet cuisine and exotic cocktails and you are set for the happy hours! Some of the best pubs in Indore are:

24. Sky Blue Sports Bar, Indore

  • Location: C21 Mall, Vijay Nagar, Indore
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 12:00 midnight; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1400 (approx.)
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Vijay Nagar

25. Trance the Pub, Indore

  • Location: Gemini Mall, Vijay Nagar, Indore
  • Timings: 12:00 noon to 11:30 pm; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1500(approx.)

26. OPM Bar and Lounge, Indore

  • Location: Infiniti Hotel, Vijay Nagar, Indore
  • Timings: 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1600 (approx.)

27. Level 3, Indore

  • Location: Mangal City Mall, Vijay Nagar, Indore
  • Timings: 12:00 noon to 1:00 am; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1500 (approx.)

Restaurants in Indore

Restaurants in Indore

Your trip to Indore can’t be deemed complete if you haven’t explored the culinary delights served at the various restaurants of the city. After all, food is the best way to explore a place, isn’t it? So, here’s our hand-picked list of the must-visit restaurants in Indore to experience its culinary flavors. 

28. The Monroe, Indore

  • Location: Gold Stone Building, New Palasia, Indore
  • Cost for two : ₹ 700 (approx.)
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Palasia

29. Shri Gurukripa, Indore

  • Location: Sarwate Bus Stand, Indore
  • Timings: 10 am to 12 midnight; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 350 (approx.)

30. Nafees, Indore

  • Location: Apollo Avenue, Old Palasia, Indore
  • Timings: 12:30 pm to 11:00 pm; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 800 (approx.)

31. Little Monk, Indore

  • Location: Super Corridor Road, MR 10 Road, Indore
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 11:30 pm; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1000 (approx.)

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32. Treasure Island Mall, Indore

A dream destination for shopaholics, Treasure Island Mall ensures a great shopping experience for the visitors. Apart from a huge choice of shops to buy whatever your heart wishes for, you can have an amazing time at the multiplex, food court, and the cafes and restaurants at the mall.

  • Location: M.G. Road, South Tukoganj, Indore
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Places to Stay: Hotels near South Tukoganj

33. C 21 Mall, Indore

C21 Mall is where you can shop till you drop. With a large number of shops selling all kinds of merchandise, entertainment zones, a multiplex, food court, and a pub, this place is great to hang out with your friends and family.

  • Location: A.B Road, Indore
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 11:50 pm; every day  

34. Kothari Market, Indore

If you want to shop like the locals, head off to the Kothari Market. This market place has managed to retain its charm among the shoppers even in the time of new age shopping malls. You can find all kinds of things being sold here, from handicrafts to apparels and even junk jewelry.

  • Location: Ranipura Main Road, Indore
  • What to buy: Garments, Shoes

Phew! This looks like a long list, but if you manage to include even a few, if not all, of the above-mentioned attractions, your trip to the city of Indore will become a memorable one. Given that the city experiences hot and dry summers, we would suggest that you plan your trip in the months of July to February, in a bid to make the most of your sojourn!

Frequently Asked Questions About Indore:

Q: Is it true that Indore is a food lover's paradise?

A: Indeed! Indore's Sarafa Night Market (open from 8 pm to 4 am) is one of the best places in the country to indulge in all things delicious like chaat, sabudana khichdi, pav bhaji, dosa, samosa, dahi vada, rabri, khopra pattie, garadu, poha-jalebi, bhutte ki kees and more. Chappan Dukaan is another popular place in Indore for street food.

Q: Where can I go in Indore to enjoy Happy Hours?

A: Trance, Ethyl Bar, OPM, Sky Blue Sports Bar, Quorum, 10 Downing Street, Calypso, Bollywood Theka, Kyro and Level 3 are among the best pubs in Indore where you can make the most of Happy Hours.

Q: Which markets in Indore are most popular?

A: For shopping in Indore, you can head to Sarafa Bazaar, MT Cloth Market, Sitlamata Bazaar, Heritage Market, Moolchand Market, Topkhana Market or Tibetan Market or malls like Treasure Island, C21, Malhar Mega Mall and Indore Central.

Q: Suggest some places to visit in Indore for history lovers.

A: If you're interested in exploring historical places in Indore, include Rajwada Palace, Lal Bagh Palace, Krishna Pura Chhatris, Kanch Mandir and Gandhi Hall in your itinerary. You can also plan a visit to magnificent forts near Indore like Dhar (65 km), Mandu (95 km) and Maheshwar (100 km).

Q: Is there an airport in Indore?

A: Yes, Indore is served by Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport which offers good connectivity from cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Raipur, etc.

Q: What are the city's main transit hubs?

A: Besides Indore airport, the major gateways to the city include Indore Junction for train travellers and national highways like NH 3 and NH 59 for those who prefer to travel by road.

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Rajwada is subdivided into two major parts. One part of it is a temple and another part is a grand palace. Built by the Holkars of Maratha Dynasty, the Rajwada palace is a 7-storied structure situated in proximity to the Chhatris. The palace remains crowded by locals & outsiders throughout the year.

The lush green garden at its entrance leaves the visitors mesmerized by its splendor. Cradled between the vibrant streets of Khajuri market, it faces an enticing garden which flaunts the statue of Ahilya Bai & numerous beautiful fountains. Because of its beauty and history, visiting Rajwada makes it to the list of things you should definitely do in Indore .  Due to its historical importance and picturesque offerings, it is a prominent name among all the Indore tourist places.

Famous For : It has gained utmost popularity with its unique architecture & royal grandeur.

Timings : The palace remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM except on  Monday.

Entry Fee : The visitors need to pay the nominal fee of  INR 10 to spend some peaceful time here.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 6.3 Km from the Indore airport & hence, can be reached within a short span of 20 minutes.

Location : Rajwada Circle, Near Holker Cloth Market, Rajwada, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 452002

Lalbagh Palace

Lalbagh Palace

If you wish to catch a glimpse of the ancient Indore during the reign of Holkars, this palace deserves a crucial place in your travel itinerary. With its detailed architecture and spectacular surroundings, it has bagged a name among the popular places to visit in Indore. 

Perched on the bank of Khan river, the palace depicts the lifestyle of Holkars. The prime reason behind the construction of this building was to facilitate comfortable meetings between the key personalities of the kingdom. The palace spreads over an area of 28 hectares and bears a striking resemblance with the Buckingham Palace. 

Stained glass windows, chandeliers, and marble columns further add to the charm of the palace. You might also discover some secret shrines here.

Famous for : This architectural heritage of Indore is popular for its similarity with the Buckingham Palace of London.

Timings : The palace remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Entry Fee : The entry fee for the palace is INR 10 per person.

Distance From The Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 7.5 Km from the Indore airport & hence, can be reached within a short span of 20 minutes.

Location : Nai Duniya, Revenue Colony, Indira nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 

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Khajrana Ganesh Temple

Khajrana Ganesh Temple

One of the most sought-after places to visit in Indore, Khajrana Ganesh temple was built by the Ahilyabai Holkar to safeguard the Lord Ganesh idol from Aurangzeb. The temple comprises a Ganesha statue & several smaller temples which are dedicated to the other deities.

The idol is composed of bricks, jaggery, limestone, mud, soil, and water. The intricate paintings inscribed on the upper sections of the Garbhagriha give a glimpse of different festivals that are celebrated in India.

The nearby dargah of Nahar Sayed further adds to the religious aura of this tourist destination. The serene atmosphere of the temple takes you a step closer to the world of spirituality. If you wish to steal some peaceful moments, this temple might do the trick.

Famous For : Khajrana Ganesh Temple is a religious spot which is a popular name among devotees who believe that whoever comes to this temple with a wish never goes back disappointed.

Timings : The temple remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 05:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM.

Entry Fee : There is no entry fee to visit the temple.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 21 Km from the Indore airport & hence, can be reached within a short span of 40 minutes.

Location : Khajrana Rd, Ganeshpuri Colony, Khajrana, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 452016

Sarafa Market

Sarafa Market

A visit to Indore is incomplete without serving your taste buds with the food delights of the popular Sarafa Bazaar. The market saw its origin some hundred years ago when the shop owners encouraged night bustle & offered the area around their shops to the local food vendors. 

The market turns into a vibrant street during the night. The night market attracts a large number of natives as well as tourists who love to explore the local taste of the city. The neon sign boards, lip-smacking food stalls & an enthusiastic crowd define the usual scenario of the Sarafa market. 

Bhutta Kees served with coriander Chutney & lemon juice forms the special dish of the market. You can also relish the taste of crispy garadu, khopra patties, egg benjo, jalebi, and ratalu.

Famous For : The popular Sarafa Market has gained attention for its delicious local dishes & street food.

Timings : The market remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 08:00 PM to 02:00 AM.

Entry Fee : One can enter the market without paying any fee.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 6.6 Km from the Indore airport.

Location : Sarafa Bazaar, Near Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holker Cloth Market, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Central Museum of Indore

Central Museum of Indore

If you have a strong fascination towards the historical heritage, Central Museum of Indore is a must-visit place for you. The museum is situated in proximity to the General Post Office & stores some of the finest remains of the Parmar sculptures. The main features of these sculptures cover stone depictions and proportioned figures. 

Being one of the prominent places to see in Indore, the Central Museum boasts a collection of the pre-medieval & medieval Jain & Hindu sculptures in Madhya Pradesh. A door frame adorned with ornaments & figure forms the most remarkable architectural remains of the museum. 

The entire museum is subdivided into two galleries. Gallery I stores the artifacts from the prehistoric period and the gallery II displays the intricate carvings based on Hindu mythology. Apart from this, you can also see a collection of armor, arms, and coins here.

Famous For : The museum is popular for its beautiful sculptures & architectural beauty.

Timings : The museum remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Entry Fees : There are no entry charges for anyone.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 11 Km from the Indore airport.

Location : Near GPO Square, Navlakha, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 452001

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Patalpani Waterfall

Patalpani Waterfall

If you are looking for a scenic picnic spot in Indore, Patalpani Waterfall might put an end to your search. Situated 35 Km south-west from the Indore city, this place is a favorite weekend destination for travel junkies and one of the must-visit waterfalls in Indore . 

The gushing waterfall falling from the height of 150 feet makes this place an ideal photography spot too. During the rainy season, the pristine beauty of this place multiplies & offers the most surreal views. Due to its connectivity to the cities such as Indore, Mhow, and Ujjain, it can be reached by train as well as the road. 

You can find many other nearby attractions to the Patalpani such as Maheshwar, Bagh caves, Ujjain, and Mandu. With its breathtaking landscapes & proximity to other tourist spots, it is certainly one of the most beautiful places to see in Indore.

Famous For :  This splendid waterfall near the Indore city is popular as a common picnic spot during the rainy season.

Timings : The waterfall remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Entry Fee : The entry to the waterfall is free of cost.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 24 Km from the Indore airport.

Location : Kekariya Dabri, Madhya Pradesh, 453441

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Annapurna Temple

Annapurna Temple

Built as a tribute to the goddess of food, Annapurna temple bears a striking resemblance with the Meenakshi Temple of Madurai. It is also regarded as the architectural heritage of the city due to its intricate carvings & detailed paintings. The ornamental gate featuring four elephants stands as an epitome of architectural brilliance. 

The holy shrines of Hanuman, Sivan, and Kala Bhairava add to the popularity of the temple. Every year, a bountiful of pilgrims & tourists visit the Annapurna temple to offer their prayers to the food goddess. 

With a combination of religious importance & architectural marvel, it has emerged as one of the famous places in Indore. If you are a history buff or god lover, make a compulsory visit to this temple.

Famous For : Annapurna Temple is devoted to the goddess of food. It has gained widespread popularity for its religious as well as architectural importance.

Timings : The temple remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 05:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 02:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Entry Fee : There are no entry charges on the visit to this temple.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 8 Km from the Indore airport & hence, can be reached within a short span of 25 minutes.

Location : Kranti Kriplani Nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 452009

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Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

Established in the year 1981, Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh which is a home to different species of animals and birds.

If you are a nature lover, you will find this place a paradise. With a wealth of plants such as bamboo, teak, eucalyptus, saja, and babool, it boasts a rich biodiversity. For exploring the insides area of the park, one can use a car or bike.

The joyous camel ride is something which cannot be missed on your visit to this wildlife park. In addition to this, you can also find a hunting hut which is marking its presence since 1905. This hut was constructed during the Holkar reign and now has been altered into an information center.

The months from October to February remain the best time to visit here as the weather gets pleasant and offers the most charismatic views. If you are a wildlife lover, you can also go through our list of must-visit national parks of Madhya Pradesh .

Timings : The sanctuary remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM.

Entry Fee : One can visit this wildlife park by paying a nominal fee of  INR 5.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 20 Km from the Indore airport & hence, can be reached within a short span of 30-40 minutes.

  • Location : Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Mirjapur, Madhya Pradesh 452020

Chappan Dukaan

Chappan Dukaan

Named as the best place to visit in Indore for all food junkies, Chappan Dukan offers a combination of Indian snacks & street food. The street teems with life from morning 6:00 AM & treats your taste buds with the delicious poha for breakfast. 

This market serves visitors with a wealth of food items including chaat, hotdog, momos, and beverages. The popular food outlets of Indore namely Agarwal sweets, Gangaur sweets, and Madhuram sweets also have their outlets here. In the evening time, the market witnesses a flock of visitors including couples, youngsters, kids, and families. 

With a total of 56 shops serving you toothsome delicacies of Indore, the place got its name ‘Chappan Dukan’.

Famous For : This place constituting 56 food outlets is popular for its tempting food specialties.

Timings : The shops remain open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Entry Fee : There is no entry fee for enjoying the food delicacies of the Chappan you need to buy the food if you want.

Distance From Indore Airport :  It lies at a distance of 9 Km from the Indore airport.

Location : Chappan Dukan, New Palasia, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Choral Dam

Blessed with awe-inspiring surroundings & waterfalls, Choral Dam is one of the prominent places to visit near Indore . Being a new MP tourism development project, it has all the modern-day amenities that have developed it into a recreational site. 

The delicious food of the restaurants and warm hospitality of the staff adds to the fun of the trip. Situated 45 km away from the Indore city, the dam also has a bungalow & enticing garden setting. Due to its panoramic landscapes & recreational facilities, it has become a popular picnic spot for travelers near Indore . 

The serene environment of this place will certainly sweep away the negativity of your stressful life. If you are searching for a hassle-free spot away from the city life, Choral Dam will quench your thirst for peace.

Famous For : Choral dam is famous as a recreational site which flaunts magnificent waterfalls & facilitates enthralling activities such as paddle boating.

Timings : The palace remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 45 Km from the Indore airport.

Location : Choral Dam, Mhow, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

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Tincha Falls

Tincha Falls

What can be a better weekend getaway than a place surrounded by splendid waterfalls? Well, the city of Indore houses a number of such destinations, and Tincha Falls is one among them. Located at a distance of 25 Km from Indore & 10 Km from Simrol village, the place is popular for its roaring waterfalls which offer alluring views in the monsoon. 

The water emerges from the altitude of about 300 feet and provides a relief from the humid weather. With the abundance of natural beauty, Tincha Falls captivate hearts of photography lovers & adventure seekers. 

This is a popular scenic destination for locals as well as outsiders who need relief from their stressful lifestyle. If you want to catch the most stunning views of the place, visit during dawn or dusk.

Famous For : Tincha Falls is famous for the magnificent view of the milky water that sprouts from a height of 300 feet.

Timings : The palace remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week and can be visited any time of the day.

Entry Fee : The entry fee for Tincha Falls is INR 30 per car.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 25 Km from the Indore airport & hence, can be reached within a short span of 30-40 minutes.

Location : Tincha Falls, Berchha, Madhya Pradesh 452001

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Indore White Church

Indore White Church

Indore tourism is a perfect blend of history, religion, tradition, culture, and scenic beauty. One of the monuments which give a glimpse of the religious values of the city is the White Church.  Built in the year 1858 by Sir Robert Hamilton, this church depicts the European style architecture. 

Being the oldest church in the city, it hosts several festivities throughout the year. However, 9th August is regarded as a special day when Christians organize a procession. In the afternoon, the church is decorated with festive lights & the mass prayer is attended by a plethora of people. 

You can also find many restaurants and cafes in the nearby area which serve their customers with local food items. White Church is located on the popular AB road which is a 33-minute ride from Holkar airport. With its tranquil atmosphere and religious value, it is one of the most sought-after places to visit in Indore.

Famous For : Indore White Church is the oldest church in Indore and it captivates people’s attention with its intricate architecture.

Timings : The church remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM.

Entry Fees : The entry to the church is free of cost.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 10.5 Km from the Indore airport.

Location : Pipliyahana Road, White Church Colony, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 452001

Mandu or Mandavgad Forts

Mandu or Mandavgad Forts

Located in the Dhar town of Madhya Pradesh, Mandu is known as the fortress town. The town is perched at an elevation of 2079 feet on the Vindhya ranges and takes you into a world of ancient Afghani architecture. 

From Roopmati Pavilion & Baz Bahadur Palace to Rewa Kund & Taveli Mahal, there are umpteen notable places here which make it a historical paradise of India. The Hindola Mahal is another ancient treasure of the district which was built during the reign of Hoshang Shan. 

This is the first monument which appears while heading from Indore to Mandu. The architecture of this monument is a unique blend of boldness, simplicity, & aesthetic appeal. Mandu district is a hub of countless palaces, fascinating canals, artistic pavilions, and baths. 

You might also get to see rock-cut caves which have beautiful paintings decorated on their ceilings & walls. With a widespread textile, home decor & handicrafts market, Mandu is certainly a paradise for the shopaholics.

Famous For : Mandu is a small town popular for umpteen forts which depict the Afghani architectural style.

Timings : The forts remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

Entry Fees : There are several forts in the town of Mandu & the entry fees for all of these forts vary.

Distance From Indore Airport :  It lies at a distance of 96 Km from the Indore airport & hence, can be reached within a short span of 1 hour 30 minutes.

Location : Mandu Forts, Dhar, Madhya Pradesh

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Janapav Hill

Janapav Hill

If you have never been to the highest point of the beautiful Malwa plateau, it is high time to plan your trip to Janapav Hill. Also known as Janapav Kuti, this place forms a perfect getaway for adventure seekers & nature lovers. The challenging trails & ardent forests invite a flock of trekkers throughout the year. 

The dense forests of Janapav are home to several biodiversities & rich flora & fauna. The hill is perched at a height of 881 m above the sea level & is a common picnic spot for the residents of Indore and Mhow. Another reason for the popularity of this place is the fair that is organized every year on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. 

Janapav Kuti is also a famous historical spot which is said to be the birthplace of Lord Parashurama. Located in the outskirts of the city, it is reckoned as one of the most famous places in Indore.

Famous For : Janapav Hill is a popular getaway for all the nature lovers. It is also a must-visit place for trying out several adventure sports in Madhya Pradesh .

Timings : One can visit here at any hour of the day.

Entry Fees : There are no charges applicable to the visitors.

Distance From Indore Airport :  It lies at a distance of 45 Km from the Indore airport.

Location : A-B Road, JanaPav Kuti, Near Manpur, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Kanch Mandir

Kanch Mandir

You might have visited several temples which have got the fame for their detailed architecture but the city of Indore has a temple which stands apart with its unique glass and mirror work. Built in the 20th century by Hukumchand Seth, this temple is a sacred destination for the Jain community. 

The temple comprises a Lord Mahavira idol which was made from the black onyx. With the intricate mirror work on the walls, floor, ceiling, and pillars, the temple also holds a lot of aesthetic appeals. The glass chandeliers & Chinese style lanterns enhance its beauty by manifolds. Kanch Mandir is situated in close proximity to the Rajwada area which is one of the most famous places in Indore.

Famous For : The mirror and glass work of the temple is what makes it popular among the tourists. Kanch Mandir is a religious spot for the Jain community.

Timings : The mandir remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 05:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Entry Fee : The entry remains free for the visitors.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 5.8 Km from the Indore airport.

Location : Hukumchand Marg, Beside Sheesh Mahal, Itwaria Bazaar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 452002 Suggested Read:   Museums In London

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Pipliyapala

Pipliyapala

Also known as the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park, Pipliyapala is one of the best Indore tourist places and has been developed by IRDA. The park constitutes a canal which covers the entire park. The spectacular beauty of the mist fountains visible from the bridge over this canal takes you on a journey to peace. 

Apart from this, there are many other attractions in the park including French Gardens, Musical Fountain, Boating, and Mist Fountain. You can also enjoy a ride in a speedboat, paddle boat, and tiny cruise called Malwa Queen and it is one of the best places in Indore for couples to spend some alone time.

The cruise has 2 decks which can accommodate around 80 people. A 36 minutes drive from the Indore International airport will take you to this regional park.

Famous For : Pipliyapala is a scenic spot in Indore which is known for its beautiful displays such as French Gardens & Mist fountains. It also offers several recreational facilities in the form of paddle boating & speed boating.

Timings : The park remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM.

Entry Fee : The entry ticket costs INR 25 for the adults & INR10 for the kids.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 12.8 Km from the Indore airport.

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Krishnapura Chhatris

Krishnapura Chhatris

Nestled on the banks of Khan river, these chhatris have gained tremendous popularity for their architectural marvel. These cenotaphs provide a vivid glimpse of Maratha architectural style with domes and spires that leave the tourists awe-inspired by their grandeur. 

The Krishnapura Chhatris was constructed in the memory of Holkar rulers during the late 1800s. There is a total of 3 chhatris among which the first one is dedicated to Maharani Holkar and the remaining two were built as a tribute to Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holkar II and Shivaji. 

One can also find several figures of Goddesses & Gods on the exterior walls of the Chhatris.  If you are planning a visit to Indore city, don’t forget to include this place in your travel itinerary.

Famous For : The Chhatris are regarded as the most enticing architectural heritage in the city. It was constructed as a tribute to the bravery of Holkar rulers.

Timings : The place remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Entry Fee : There is no entry fee for the travelers.

Distance From Indore Airport : It lies at a distance of 7.3 Km from the Indore airport.

Location : Mahatma Gandhi Road, Rajwada, Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holker Cloth Market, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Asirgarh Fort

Asirgarh Fort

Popularly known as Asa Ahir Garh, Asirgarh Fort was built by Asa Ahir. The fort is perched at a height of 701 meters above the sea level. It is mainly divided into three parts namely Asirgarh, Kamagarh, and Malaygarh.

Situated on the splendid Satpura Ranges, it covers more than 60 acres of area. With a perfect combination of Turkish, Persian, and Islamic architecture, this fort depicts a strong Mughal influence. It also houses a small temple called Gupteshwar Mahadev & an ancient mosque. 

One might also see the ruins of British graves, human-made ponds, & balconies that reflect ancient Indian architecture. The best time to visit this fort is from the month of October to March when the weather is pleasant.

Famous For : This is an Indian Qila perched on the Satpura ranges. It is considered as one of the prime historical spots of India.

Timings : The fort remains open for the visitors on all the days of the week between 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Entry Fees : One need not pay any entry charges to explore the Asirgarh fort.

Distance From Indore Airport :  It lies at a distance of 170 Km from the Indore airport.

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Lotus Lake, Gulawat

Lotus Lake, Gulawat

Generally known as Gulawat Talab, this is another hidden gem near Indore, and is an ideal place for photographers . It is essentially a lake in the valley of Gulawat that also happens to be the home to in numerous lotuses.

The scenic beauty of this place makes the experience of boating in the calm waters of this lake, teeming with lotus, truly unforgettable. Most importantly, since this is one of the offbeat places, you will not find herds of tourists altering your fun and spoiling the serenity for you. The presence of dense bamboo plantation and exotic birds it attracts makes the place all the more enticing.

Famous for: Views, boating, photography, etc.

Timings: Open 24 hours.

Distance from Indore Airport:  It lies at a distance of 17 Km from the Indore airport.

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Indore Zoo

If you are a nature and wildlife enthusiast, Indore Zoo, owing to the wide range of exotic wildlife it houses, deserves to be on your bucket list. Despite a range of wildlife parks sitting at short distances from Indore, this zoo is extremely popular among the locals and tourists alike.

The lush green atmosphere of the zoo makes adds a feeling of serenity to the affair. Developed in an area of 51 acres, the zoo features 56 species of animals including Asiatic Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Wolf and Sloth Bear. An impressive range of birds can also be found here, making it an ideal spot for bird watchers.

Famous for : The zoo is famous for wide range of bird and animal species

Timings : 9 AM to 7 PM. Closed on Mondays.

Entry Fees : INR 10.

Distance from Indore Airport :  It lies at a distance of 11 Km from the Indore airport.

Location : Agra Bombay Road, Navlakha, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

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ISKCON Indore

ISKCON Indore

If you're looking for a spiritual reset and a treasure trove of soulful experiences, then ISKCON Indore should be your ideal destination. It is a chain of temples managed and developed by Hare Rama Hare Krishna mission. The walls of the temple are designed with various arts and beautiful paintings. It is one of the best places to visit in Indore to uncover the city's inherent tranquillity. It houses the deities of Radha and Krishna that have been made purely from marble. You can enjoy here the melodies of Shri Krishna's hymns that will heal your soul. Timings: 04:30 am - 08:45 pm. Location: Near Advance Academy School, Hare Krishna Vihar Colony, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Indore Tourism

One of the most popular and beautiful cities of Madhya Pardesh (MP), 'Indore' has always fascinate its toutists with the charisma of its architectural magnificence and intriguing history. It has been a home to various historical monuments and religious places, built by the great Maharashtrian rulers 'Holkar' who ruled the city for several years. The rich cultural heritage of Indore makes it one of the most revered destintion in MP, which has a lot to offer to the people who come here on holiday tours. Your holidays in Indore can be exciting and wonderful if you visit its magnificent palaces, beautifully carved temples, and ancient forts.

The beautiful city of Indore is located on the banks of the River Khan and Sarawati and is known for its architectural splendor in the form of monuments, palaces, and forts. It is said that Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore was a great fan of architectural designs and she used to spend a lot of money on the construction of temples and forts in and around Indore. The love and respect for the queen in the heart of people of Indore, resulted in the construction of her statue in the center of the city, near Rajwada. Her great constribution to the city is still remembered by the people here.

Indore Tourism provides great experience to people with varied interests including general tourists, history lovers, art lovers, and religious minded people, who love visiting popular attractions in Indore like Rajwada, Chattri Bagh, Kanch Mandir, Lalbagh Palace, Bada Ganpati, etc. Indore city has a great cultural heritage as it is ruled over by some of the greatest rulers, who constructed many historical monuments and temples here to showcase their legacy.

Indore Tourism, MP

Indore is a home to many industries, like automobile, textile, IT, etc. and it gives ample of scopes to students and businessmens to find work opportunities in the city. The city is becoming the IT hub of the state of MP as more and more educational institutes are coming here, which are amongst the best in the country. The most famous of them all is IIM Indore, which is amid the pioneer management institutes in India. Another renowned educational institute in the heart of Indore is Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, established in the year 1964. IIT Indore and Crystal IT Park too are part of the great educational and technology center of Indore.

Since, Indore is a hub of educational insititutes, a lot of youngesters visit the town every year, giving the city a cosmopolitan lifestyle. The city is famous for its food, festival, and handicrafts that give tourists a wide opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends and relish their holidays in the heart of India i.e. Madhya Pradesh.

Interesting Facts

  • Poha (Indian breakast) and Jalebi (Indian sweet dish) are the most popular snacks of Indore, served at almost every shop on every street of the city, which is often termed as the ‘Best Foodie City’ of India
  • Holi is played two times in Indore, one is on the day of Holi and second on Rangpanchami, which is celebrated 5 days after Holi
  • Sarafa and Chappan market are the two most popular food markets of Indore that sells everything from Poha, Jalebi, Samosa, Kachori, Shikanji, Dal Bafla, Sev, and Namkeen (All these are Indian snacks)
  • Indore is the only city in India with an IIM, IIT, and crystal IT Park
  • It is at present, the biggest city in Madhya Pradesh
  • Indore derived its name from the Indreshwar temple, built in the 18th century
  • The city is also known as the ‘Commercial Capital of Madhya Pradesh’
  • Popular attractions in Indore like Rajwada, Lal Baug Palace, and Sukh Niwas are legacy of Holkar, who ruled the city for a very long time

Things to do and see in Indore

Indore Tourism, Madhya Pradesh

  • Visit the most popular attraction of Indore, the ‘Rajwada,’ which is the historical palace of the holkars, built almost two centuries ago, located in the center of the city
  • Another prime attraction of the city, the ‘Lal Baag Palace’ is one of the most spectacular buildings in Indore, which you must definitely visit during your trip to Indore. The structure is built on the bank of River Khan by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar
  • Take out some time to visit Kanch Mandir, entirely made of glass and mirrors by the “Cotton King” Sir Hukamchand Seth, a Jain leader in the earky 20th century
  • Visit Sarafa and Chapan market to relish a large variety of salty snacks that the people of Indore love to gorge on including poha-jalebi, daal-baati, and Sabudana Khichidi
  • Go for a shopping to Sitlamata Bazaar, which is popular for Maheshwari and Chanderi Saris
  • Visit the famous Chattris (cenotaphs or a war memorial) of Indore, built in the memory of the Holkar rulers
  • If you are on a religious holiday, do visit Bada Ganapati, Khajrana, Gomatgiri, and Indreshwar temple that are among the popular religious spots in Indore
  • Enjoy a pleasant night at the Gandhi hall in Indore to watch a classical musical concert
  • Rejuvenate your energy levels by visiting Tinchafaal waterfall, located a few kilometers away from the city

Festivals in Indore Indore is a popular tourist destination of India and is known for both its historic magnificengce and metropolitan lifestyle. There are many festivals celebrated in the city like Holi, Deepawali, Ganesh Chaturthi, however some are unique and are only celebrated in Indore like Anant Chaudas, Rangpanchami, and Ahilya Utsav. While Anant Chaudas is celebrated in September, Rangapanchami is celebrated from the time when Holkar used to rule the region, five days later Holi. This is a festival of color and music that fills the air of Indore every year on the day of celebration.

Anant Chaudas involves taking out the huge idol of Lord Ganesha and immersing it in water at night just like Ganesha Chaturthi. Ahilya Utsav is an annual festival, celebrated in the memory of the brave and most loved queen of Holkar kingdom, 'Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar'. Navratri is another popular festival, celebrated in Indore at the Bijasen Mata temple, with a fair, organized in the temple complex itself.

Where to Stay in Indore You are staying away from your home and you need to make sure that your stay is comfortable and relaxed! Don't worry, Indore is a big city and there is absolutely no problem of accommodation here. A good range of hotels and resorts are available in Indore with world class amenities to make you feel relaxed and delighted on the same hand. One can choose hotel depending on their requirement and budget. Even a simple guest house in the city, provides all the neccessary and basic facilities to the tourists; check out some good hotels in Indore to add memories to your trip.

  • Amaltas International Hotel
  • Balwas International Hotel
  • Central Apartment and Hotel
  • Radisson Blu Indore
  • Cherry Tree Hotel
  • The Blessings Grand Hotel
  • Best Western Plus O2 Hotel
  • Chokhi Dhani Indore
  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
  • Fortune Landmark Indore
  • Ginger Indore
  • Crown Palace Hotel
  • Kanchan Hotel
  • Tulsi Hotel
  • Sayaji Hotel

Shopping in Indore Indore is famous for many things and clothes are one of them. The cloth industry of this city is renowned nationwide. It is a shopper's paradise with all types of shops from International brands to local shop, selling different types of fabrics like zari, Chanderi, dye cloth, hand block printing fabric, etc. Some the popular markets that you must visit during your tour to Indore are Sitlamata Bazaar (Chanderi and Maheswari saree), Bada and Chota Sarafa Market (jewellery), and Marothia Bazaar (arts and crafts).

Where to eat in Indore If you love food, you are at right place! Indore is a foodies paradise and it offers everthing that satiate your cravings, especially the urge to gorge tangy, crispy, and salty snacks like Poha Jalebi, Sabudana Khichdi, Sev puri, etc. In addition to this, the city offers North, South, West, and East Indian cuisines at various eating joints in Sarafa Market and Chapan Market. Some of the popular sweets of Indore are Gajak, Gulab Jamun, and Rabri.

Weather in Indore Summer: 22°C- 45° Winter: 11°C- 22°

How to Reach

By Air: Indore is conveniently located in the center of India, making it easily accessible from all the major cities like Bhopal, Gwalior, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Nagpur, Jaipur, Raipur, Delhi and Mumbai. Indore airport is just 8 km away from the city and one can hire a prepaid taxi or even take a bus from the airport to reach hotel.

By Rail: Indore railway station is connected through Ratlam division of the western railway and is accessible from the major citities in India including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Vadodra

By Road: Indore is well connected to other cities of the state through state and national highways. Regular bus service is available from cities like Bhopal, Gwalior, Ujjain, and Sanchi to reach Indore

Best Time to Visit Winter is the best time to visit Indore as the temperature remains pleasant and comfortable during this time, apt for strolling in the city and visiting all the famous spots. You can plan your holidays in the months of October, November, December, Janaury, and March.

Madhya Pradesh Tour Packages

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11 Amazing Tourist Places to visit in Indore in one day

11 Amazing Tourist Places to visit in Indore in one day

Last Updated on October 12, 2022 by admin

Wondering what are the best places to visit in Indore or things to do in Indore while on a short trip? This Indore itinerary covers the highlights the city has to offer.

Once called Mini Bombay, Indore is one of the fastest-growing cities in India. While Bhopal is the capital, Indore is known as the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh and has an aura larger than life. Happy-go-lucky attitude and helping the needy are the ethos of the inhabitants of this place. Sightseeing in Indore includes indulging in local food and shopping which keeps the tourists busy throughout the course of the day. 

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About Indore

Indore has been witness to the rise of the Holkar dynasty which gave the country a dynamic ruler like Ahilyabai Holkar . She was one of the finest female rules in Indian history who brought harmony and prosperity through her insight and wit.

This city is a perfect union of culture and modernisation with a hint of artistic fervour. Big names like Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Salman Khan are associated with this city. 

Indore also offers an array of region-specific, delectable food items hence making it a heaven for food lovers.

Indore is also amongst the hundred smart cities taken up by the government of India, ranking number one. Indore has been the cleanest city in India for 5 years in a row.

Places to visit in Indore

Here are the top 11 places to visit in Indore in one day.

Rajwada Indore

Standing tall amidst the hustle-bustle of the city is the Rajwada Palace of Indore, it is a reminder of the city’s glorious past. It is a seven-storied architectural piece of beauty which retells the skills that prevailed 200 years ago. 

The Holkar dynasty of the Maratha Empire built the seven-storied Rajwada. Also known as Holkar Palace, it is one of the oldest structures and a major historical site in Indore. As beautiful as it looks from the outside, try to get a glimpse from the inside. 

A part of the palace is now converted into a museum on the first floor where the history of the dynasty is displayed along with murals, clothes, war equipment, etc. On the ground floor is the original courtyard with a temple. It is so peaceful and makes you reminisce about the bygone era and a simple yet elegant life led by the Holkars.

The courtyard in Indore Rajwada

Sheesh Mahal & Kaanch Mandir

As the name suggests, both the palace and the temple are made of glass and they stand adjacent to each other. These structures have a beautiful statue of Lord Mahavir with spellbound work of cut glass throughout the structure. They were built by Sir Seth Hukumchand ji who was a prominent industrialist of India.

Kanch Mahal is one of the best places to visit in Indore

Kanch Mahal is one of the best places to visit in Indore

Chappan Dukan

One of the most favourite places to visit in Indore is the Chappan Dukan . Chappan (meaning 56 in Hindi) has significance in spiritualism and is said to spread positivity and give guidance during difficult times. 

Chappan is a series of shops in Indore. This market area originally started off with 56 shops and is supposed to give happiness and positivity through food. This place is full of energy which continues to spread vibrance throughout the day. Evenings come humming with a large number of people who get to taste sweet and savoury items. It’s a complete one-stop-shop, a place of enjoyment for a family.

Chappan Dukan Indore

Chappan Dukan Indore

Chhatris of Indore 

Chhatris are the cenotaphs built by the rulers during ancient times in memory of their royal family members after their demise. These Chhatris of Krishnapura in Indore have been built by Holkars. 

While Krishnapura is more popular with locals and tourists, the more beautiful and peaceful is Boliya Sarkar ki Chatri which is in the memory of Bolia Sahib. It was constructed after his death near Chattri Bagh. Amidst the city’s chaos stands these chhatris which remind the city’s inhabitants of their proud yesterday. 

Similar Chhtaris are also found in Bhuj which have survived the devasting earthquake.

Boliya Sarkar ki chhatri, Indore

Boliya Sarkar ki chhatri, Indore

Lal Bagh Palace

While planning things to do in Indore, Lal Bagh Palace has to be on your list. The palace was the residence of Maharaja of Indore state until 1978. It is now converted to a museum exhibiting lots of Indian and Italian paintings. 

The architecture of Lal Baag Palace reflects the opulence of the Holkars. The palace complex is spread over 28 acres.

History and art enthusiasts would love this palace as the palace comprises Georgian style decorations and finds resemblance to Buckingham Palace in many aspects. The palace also has a rose garden which is one of the finest in India. There is a lot of similarity in the style of architecture with the Versailles Palace with Italian marble columns, grand chandeliers, rich Persian carpets, nymphs on the ceiling, Belgium stained glass windows, Greek mythological reliefs and Italian style wall paintings. This made me remember my visit one day trip to Brussels and the beautiful palaces.

Lal Bagh Palace, Indore - Things to do in Indore

Sarafa Bazar 

Sarafa Bazar is one of the famous places in Indore. Sarafa Bazar is a place which offers two different experiences at the very same place but at different times of the day. During the day it is a jewellery market like any other in the city however after the day’s activities are over, this very same market turns into food heaven. The street is very similar to Manek Chowk of Ahmedabad whose history is known through Ahmedabad Heritage Walk . 

Sarafa Bazaar, Indore offers region-specific, mouth-watering dishes which satisfy one’s appetite for awesome food. Food items like Bhutte ka kees , Garadu , Sabudana Khichdi and Dahi bada are some of them. This place also offers amazing food combinations like Poha-Jalebi, Rabdi-Jalebi, Doodh-Jalebi . Not only the region-specific items but also items like Soya chaap, Malpua and Gulab Jamun along with chaupati items like pav bhaji and barf gola also form an important part of the food items on the serving platter.

Khopra Patties - Must try food in Indore

Annapurna Temple

Mata Annapurna is the goddess of food and nourishment. She is known as the goddess of Kashi where her biggest temple is located. This temple in Indore finds a special place as it looks quite similar to that of a temple in South India and resembles ancient Dravidian architecture making it, special. It is one of the oldest temples in Indore which was built around 1959 by Mahamandleshwar Swami. The temple premises also have idols of Shiva, Hanuman and Kalabhairava. The height of this temple is 100 ft and the walls of the temple depict mythological stories.  

Annapurna Temple Indore - Things to do in Indore

Annapurna Temple Indore – Things to do in Indore

Bada Ganpati

As the same suggests, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganpati or Ganesha. Bada translates to big. The height of the Ganesha Idol is around 25 feet which are supposedly the tallest in the world. The idol is made of bricks, limestone and a paste made of jaggery, methi dana and soil. The soil is collected from the seven holy places across India. 

Extremely popular amongst the locals, this is one of the Indore tourist places that should not be missed.

Bada ganpati Indore

Bada ganpati Indore

Khajrana Mandir 

This temple is a place of immense faith and worship for the people of Indore. It goes back in history were to protect the idol of Ganesha from the invasion of Aurangzeb, it was hidden and later found in a well by Ahilyabai Holkar. The temple premises houses a big Ganesha temple and surrounding it are temples of other Gods and Goddesses. 

According to a popular legend, it is said worshippers coming to this temple with complete devotion, can get their wishes fulfilled. 

On weekends the temple premises are crowded with lots of devotees in and around the place however on weekdays it’s relatively quiet. On Ganesh Chaturthi, the place is vibrating with lots of people who come to seek the blessings of Ganesha and seek divine guidance.

Khajrana Mandir Indore_places to visit in Indore

Khajrana Mandir Indore_places to visit in Indore

Footi Kothi

It is the only architecture of the Holkar era which are in ruins. Its construction actually started to counter and overpower the British Empire stationed in Mhow during the early 1900s. But currently, the place has many idols of Gods and Goddesses. 

The tales about this place bear the rumours of supernatural happenings. Its dilapidated architectural structure is quite famous among tourists and archaeological enthusiasts.

Phooti kothi Indore

Phooti kothi Indore

Lotus Lake, Gulawat

Wondering about offbeat things to do in Indore? Gulawat is the answer!

Gulawat is a photographer’s delight and birdwatcher’s haven. If you are a nature lover and like to click beautiful pictures of the flora and fauna, Gulawat Talab will fascinate you. This is one of the most beautiful and unique places to visit in Indore.

Gulawat is a lake located at a distance of around 20 km from Indore. It is especially popular in winters when the entire lake gets filled with pink lotuses as far as the eyes can see. 

On weekends, this place can be noisy and bustling with visitors, however, on weekdays it’s serene. So, if one is looking for some solace to be enjoyed nature, Gulawat is one of the offbeat places in Indore and popular among places to visit in Indore for couples.

Gulawat lake - Offbeat place to visit in Indore

Gulawat lake is one of the Offbeat places to visit in Indore

Places to visit near Indore

Have more than one day in Indore and want to explore one day trip from Indore, there is no dearth for the same. Check out these beautiful places worthy of visiting.

Located 90 km away from Indore, Maheswar is a culturally rich place which speaks its own story of once being the capital of Holkar state. Also known as Varanasi of Central India, Maheshwar is located on the banks of river Narmada and has beautiful ghats. Alongside the ghats, stands tall the Maheshwar fort which has been witness to the evolving of its own from the capital of Holkars to developing as a centre of handloom weaving in central India to now a major tourist attraction because of many Bollywood and Tollywood movies shot here. 

Omkareshwar 

On the banks of river Narmada, lies the Mandhata town which is better known as Omkareshwar. This place actually is a confluence of two rivers Narmada and Kavery. It is famous for Shiva Jyotirlinga which is listed among the sacred twelve jyotirlingas in India and is considered one of its own. This place is also famous for Jhula Pul which is a bridge built on the river Narmada which resembles Laxman Jhula of Rishikesh. One can reach here nearly after a three hours drive and experience the sacred vibe of this place. 

Waterfalls around Indore 

One may wonder how a culturally rich city can have the best of nature in every corner of the place. Be it lakes or small hills or waterfalls. There are beautiful and scenic waterfalls around Indore which are picturesque and worthy of photography. During monsoon, the area surrounding these waterfalls becomes lush green and the flow of water is at its peak. Places like Sitlamata Falls, Tincha Falls and Patalpani are to name a few. All of them are at a distance of fewer than 50 km. 

Whenever one is talking about Indore places to visit, Mandu is always on the top of the list. Mandu is short form of Mandavgarh. The place is absolutely serene and stands tall narrating the story of its glorious past of which it was once a part. It is located on top of the hills and illustrates a beautiful and breathtaking view from the palaces. The best time to visit is during monsoons when the whole place becomes lush green. There are amazing palaces here in Mandu which take visitors deep down in history like Rani Roopmati Mahal, Baaz Bahadur Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Jahaz Mahal, Asharfi Mahal etc. Along With these palaces, there are mosques, temples and beautiful lakes too which give the edge of beauty to this historic town. Read this in detail: Plan a trip to Mandu Madhya Pradesh

Mandu fort is one of the places to visit near Indore

Mandu fort is one of the places to visit near Indore

What to buy in Indore | Shopping in Indore

Indore has been a major textiles hub as it houses various markets which are specific to cloth buying. Markets like MT Cloth Market, Sitlamata Bazar and Kothari Market offer the best cloth available from the nearby textile mills at a cost-effective rate. Sarees, Dress materials, home furnishings, bath accessories etc are the major items that can be bought in these markets. For shopping in Indore, do buy the following:

Maheswari and Chanderi sarees 

Madhya Pradesh is home to the two most beautiful forms of Sarees namely Maheshwari and Chanderi. The former hails from Maheshwar and the latter from Chanderi. Both of them are produced in Silk, Cotton and Cotton Silk fabrics which are much desired among women. Along with Dupattas and stoles, both the fabrics can be accessorized into Cushions, Curtains and Bed covers.

Indore Namkeen 

Indore being a foodie’s heaven offers many varieties of namkeen like laung sev, khatta meetha mixture among others. Many namkeen shops like Aggarwal Sweets, Jain ke Namkeen, Om sweets and Madhuram sweets offer lip-smacking varieties of Sev, snacks and other namkeens .

Handicrafts 

Madhya Pradesh is home to a large tribal population which expertise in handicrafts and other terracotta items. Places like the Topkhana market line these items which are favourites amongst the tourists. 

Khajuri Bazar, a market which is located right behind the Rajwada is a huge market for books. One can get course books of all kinds and other reader-friendly books as also an amazing variety of stationery items.

Indore namkeens are very famous

Indore namkeens are very famous

Must-try food in Indore 

Wondering about things to do in Indore at night? Food is the answer!

Indore always seems like my hometown Vadodara to me. And just like the array of must try street food of Vadodara , there are umpteen options in Indore too. In all my visits to Indore, street food is an integral part. These are some of the most popular must try food in Indore.

  • Kopra Patties – Native to Indore is Khopra Patties which is a snack item, deep-fried, to be eaten with lots of green and tamarind chutney. Available at Vijay Chat House at both locations in Sarafa Bazar and also at 56 Dukan. Out of all the places to visit in Indore and things to do in Indore, this should not be missed.
  • Bhutte Ka Kees –  This dish mainly looks like Upma, made from Corn cob. Green chillies and coriander add to its taste. Available in many shops at both Sarafa Bazar and 56 Dukan
  • Shikanji – Shikanji usually is a lemon drink however Shikanji of Indore is quite different from the conventional one. It’s a creamy drink of milk with lots of dry fruits.
  • Garadu – It’s a type of Yam, like sweet potato especially grown during winters. It is deep-fried and eaten as chat with a good blend of chutneys.
  • Sabudana Khichdi – Another delectable item to have in Indore is Sabudana Khichdi. It is loaded with deep-fried potato crisps and chutney. Easily available in all food markets in Indore.
  • Dal Bafla – Very similar to the Dal Baati of Rajasthan, is Daal Bafla of Malwa region where Indore belongs. It’s more like a Baati however Bafla is boiled.
  • Mawa Bati – It’s typically Gulab Jamun but a dry version. This is available in all sweet shops in Indore.
  • Poha-Jalebi – An amazing combination which can be eaten at any time of the day. However, most of the sweet shops offer Poha Jalebi during breakfast time.
  • Moong Bhajiya – These are yellow lentil fried dumplings. They can be an amazing evening snack to be eaten especially with tea. 
  • Hot dog (Johny Hotdog) – Very specific to 56 Dukan, there is a shop called Johny Hotdog. It offers amazing Hotdogs and is very special to the people of Indore.

Must try food in Indore - Malpua & Gulab jamun

Must try food in Indore – Malpua & Gulab jamun

Best time to visit Indore   

Ideal time to visit Indore is in winter from October to March. It is an amazing time to explore all the lakes, parks and forts. However, as Indore falls in Malwa region during monsoons it becomes lush green and fresh. Avoid summers as Indore is quite hot, making it uncomfortable for visitors.

How to reach Indore

Indore has its own domestic airport and has good connections with Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and other major cities.

Indore is well connected to different parts of the country and is an important junction.

Indore is well connected within and outside the state with AC and non-AC buses with sleeper facilities.

Hotels in Indore

Luxury: Sayaji , Radisson Blu Indore , Indore Marriot

Mid range: Ginger , Avadh Residency, Hotel Ambassador

Budget: Krishna Residency , Malwa Inn , Atithi Niwas

Frequently Asked Questions about Places to visit in Indore

Why indore is called mini mumbai.

Indore has striking similarities with Mumbai in terms of cosmopolitan cultures, similar food habits and bazaars.

Is Indore worth visiting?

Indore is a beautiful and clean city with a very vibrant culture and food scene. Indore is worth visiting for a weekend trip.

What is best about Indore?

The laid-back nature, food and pleasant weather make Indore a beautiful tourist destination. 

How can I spend my day in Indore?

Visiting Rajwada, Lal Bagh, Chhattris, a few temples, shopping in Sarafa and having street food in Chappan is the best way to spend a day in Indore.

What is famous to buy in Indore?

There is no dearth of shopping in the markets in Indore. Maheshwari and Chanderi sarees, Indori namkeen and tribal handicrafts are famous to buy in Indore.

Is Indore a safe city?

Yes, Indore is an extremely safe city for tourists of all kinds. If you are planning a solo trip in Indore then it should be on your list.

Sustainable tips for places to visit in Indore

  • Indore ranks first in the waste management and sanitation index. As tourists, we need to maintain the same.
  • Eat local. Indore has an amazing range of lip-smacking tangy food items. Ditch those restaurant chains of pizzas and instead indulge in chats and samosas .
  • The locals around Gulawat sell the lotuses, that you go to watch. Do not encourage them to harvest the lotuses and enjoy them in their natural habitat.
  • The structures of Mandu and Chattris have stood the test of time. It’s good to respect them by not writing names or scratching the surface.

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I visited indore last year and explored few sights as mentioned in your article.I loved visiting old city and there is more than food.This post is helpful for first time visitors to experience it beyond food.

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  • Unesco world Heritage site 'Mahastupa' (Great Stupa) stands here
  • Home to the Gupta temple, one of the earliest examples of temple architecture
  • The evolution of temple architecture is seen in the Gupta temple in the Stupa premises that were built in 5th century
  • Houses 4 gateways that showcase Buddha's life through intricate carvings
  • The Lion Capital of Ashokan Pillar can be found at The Archeological Museum

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Sanchi is a small town situated in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is renowned for its ancient Buddhist site, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination. Sanchi is located about 50 km northeast of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, and is easily accessible by road or rail. 

The probable reason for the establishment of Buddhist monuments at Sanchi is the city of Vidisha. This erstwhile capital of ancient Eastern Malwa happened to be the populous and rich city of central India. The interest of the great Mauryan emperor Ashoka in Vidisha and around was because his wife Devi belonged to Vidisha. In addition to this fact, the Sanchi hilltop was an ideal place for the establishment of a monastery having a suitable atmosphere for meditation and other spiritual activities. 

The Great Stupa at Sanchi

The main attraction of Sanchi is the Great Stupa, believed to be the first monument to be erected in Sanchi in the third century BC. It is also one of the oldest stone structures in India and is considered one of the finest examples of Buddhist architecture and art, built by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka. The stupa has a hemispherical dome that is surrounded by a railing and four gateways, each adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures depicting stories from the life of Buddha. The Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a must-visit for anyone interested in history and architecture. 

Apart from the Great Stupa, Sanchi also has several other stupas, temples, and monasteries that are worth visiting. Stupa No. 2 is also significant and is believed to have been built during the 2nd century B.C. Stupa No. 3, is another well-preserved Stupa at Sanchi hilltop which dates back to the middle of the second century B.C. The Ashoka Pillar is another must-visit structure at the site. It lies close to the Southern gateway of the Great Stupa and is known for its aesthetic proportions and exquisite structural balance. The figure of the four lions standing back to back at the crown of the Ashoka Pillar is also the National Emblem of India.

Apart from the historical and architectural attractions, Sanchi also offers serene landscapes for nature walks and hikes. Visitors can explore the nearby Udayagiri caves, which offer a glimpse into ancient Indian rock-cut architecture. The Bhojpur Temple, a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Sanchi, is another prominent destination among tourists. 

In addition to these attractions, there are several other places to visit in and around Sanchi. Some of them are: 

Experiences in Sanchi

Buddha Jambudweep Park - it is a 17-acre theme park in Sanchi, dedicated to the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha and Emperor Ashoka. It has a garden with recreational activities, a maze for jigsaw puzzles, and a museum with digital games and paintings. Pavilions educate visitors on the four noble truths of Buddhism. The park offers a unique experience for those interested in religion or seeking spiritual guidance. 

Buddhist Vihara - Just a few km away from Sanchi, the Buddhist Vihara is a modern-day monastery that houses the revered relics of the Satdhara STupa. Enclosed in a glass casket, these sacred relics are enshrined on a platform in the inner sanctum of the monastery. Archaeological Museum in Sanchi - The Archaeological Survey of India maintains a site museum at Sanchi. Noteworthy antiquities on display include the lion capital of the Ashokan pillar and metal objects used by the monks, discovered during excavations at Sanchi.  Sound and Light Show - Enhance your experience of visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sanchi with a mesmerising Sound and Light show. Against the stunning backdrop of the Stupas, this unique show beautifully narrates the story of these ancient monuments while evoking the life of Gautam Buddha and Emperor Ashoka.

Places to visit around Sanchi

Vidisha - Located just 10 km from Sanchi, Vidisha is a quaint town that houses several ancient temples and monuments. The Hindola Toran, Char Khamba and Jain temple complex are some of the must-visit attractions here. 

Gyaraspur - 46 km from Sanchi, Gyaraspur is a mediaeval town that was once known for its annual fair. The town remains a treasure trove of ancient temples, including the Athkhamba, Chaukhamba and Mahadev temples that date back to the 9th and 10th centuries. 

Udaigiri - Located only 16 km away from Sanchi, the Udaigiri Caves offers a chance to witness stunning rock carvings. These 20 caves, consisting of 18 Hindu and 2 Jain caves, boast intricate religious iconography and sculpted stories dating back to the 4th and 5th centuries AD, created over several generations.  Raisen  - Located just 23 km from Sanchi on the way to Bhopal, Raisen boasts a massive sandstone fort atop a hill. The fort houses several temples, palaces, wells and tanks, making it a must-visit destination for history buffs. 

Satdhara - Located 14 km from Sanchi houses an ancient monastic complex of Buddhist Stupas, consisting of 8 stupas with the main stupa being almost as large as the Great Stupa of Sanchi. The ruins near the stupa include remains of the monastery and temple, known as siddh ka makaan, indicative of the once-enlightened monks who resided there. 

Sonari - Just 11 km from Sanchi, Sonari is a complex of Buddhist stupas, excavated in the 19th century by Alexander Cunningham, who discovered two boxes containing relics. Stupa No. 1 is the largest and made of dry masonry, while Stupa No. 2 contains miniature reliquaries and inscriptions in Brahmi. There are also smaller stupas nearby and the remains of a monastery. The site is accessible only by foot, with a three km walk over two hills and across one stream from Sonari village. 

Bhopal - The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is known for its rich history, culture and architecture. The city has several monuments, lakes, markets and museums that are worth visiting. 

Bhimbetka - Located about 100 km from Sanchi, Bhimbetka is an archaeological site that houses several prehistoric rock shelters and cave paintings. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

Pachmarhi - Located about 200 km from Sanchi, Pachmarhi is a scenic hill station surrounded by lush green forests, waterfalls, and valleys. It is a popular destination for trekking, camping, and nature walks. 

In conclusion, Sanchi is a fascinating destination that offers a perfect blend of history, architecture, and nature. Visitors can explore the ancient stupas, temples, and monasteries and enjoy nature walks. The nearby towns and cities like Vidisha, Bhopal, Bhimbetka and Pachmarhi offer several other attractions that make Sanchi a perfect getaway for a short holiday or a weekend trip.

How to reach Sanchi

By Air : Nearest airport is at Bhopal (49 km) that connects Sanchi with other major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Gwalior and Indore. 

By Rail : Sanchi lies on the Jhansi-Itarsi section of the Central Railways. However the most convenient railheads are Vidisha (10 km) and Bhopal (49 km).

By Road : Sanchi is well connected with Bhopal, Indore, Sagar, Gwalior, Vidisha, Raisen and many more by road. 

Best time to visit Sanchi

You can plan a visit to Sanchi, anytime between July/October to March to enjoy the pleasant weather and explore the ancient wonders of Buddhism. If you happen to be here in November, don't miss the grand celebration of Chethiyagiri Vihara festival, where you can witness the display of relics belonging to Gautam Buddha's disciples as a part of the festivities. There are a lot of accommodation options as well, catering to all budgets and needs. 

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The numerous stupas, temples, monasteries and an Ashokan pillar have been the focus of interest and awe for global audiences as well. In fact, UNESCO has given the status of 'World Heritage Site' to the Mahastupa.

A visit to Sanchi will bring alive the awe you felt as a child as you listened to the tales of Ashoka.

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With a diameter of 106 ft. and standing 42 ft. high, it is the grandest structure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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It used to be the residence of monks and has a specific area dedicated for communal activities.

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This 5th century temple is one of the earliest known examples of temple architecture in India.

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Vidisha town, the headquarters of Vidisha dsitrict, is located just 9 km from Sanchi. Vidisha was an important trade centre in 5th and 6th century and contains the ruins of the Bija Mandal Temple and Mosque, and Gumbaz Ka Makbara.

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As per the latest update from ECI, Lalwani got a total of 1226751 votes however he won with a margin of 1008077 votes.

BJP candidate Shankar Lalwani has won the Indore constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2024. With this, it is his second consecutive win from Indore.

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