Indore is the commercial capital of India. Indories(Residents of Indore) are famous for their warm and Friendly behavior. This city is also known as “Mini Bombay”. Indore is the only city in India which is having both an IIT and an IIM. There are many places in and outskirts of Indore which you should definitely visit.
Famous places in Indore:
1. Khajrana Ganesh Temple:
Extremely popular for housing the largest Ganpati statue in the world, the Khajrana Ganesh temple is a popular landmark in Indore. It was built way back in 1735 by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, the temple is home to an 8-meter long Ganesha idol. The statue is made of limestone, jaggery, mud, and bricks and has a frame decorated with precious metals.
2. Sarafa Bazar:
Well, if you’re hungry at night and want to have wide varieties of options then, you can definitely visit Sarafa Bazar which has many options for Foodies from Appetizers to Desserts. The food of Sarafa Bazar is Mouth Watering. so, one should definitely visit sarafa at nights.
One of the most historical buildings in Madhya Pradesh, Rajwada Palace dates back to the eighteenth century. Built by the Holkars of the Maratha empire in 1776, Rajwada is located near the famous Chhatris in Indore. It is renowned for its architectural brilliance and royal design. What is special about this seven-storey building is that it is a fine blend of Maratha and Mughal architecture. It has bastions on four corners and a huge wooden door with iron studs. The windows, aisles, and arcades all take you back in time.
4. Lal Bagh Palace:
The Lal Bagh Palace is one of the most iconic buildings of the Holkar era. Built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar between 1886 and 1921, the three-storey structure was used for hosting royal receptions. The palace is known mainly for its brilliant architectural style. Its main gate resembles that of the Buckingham Palace and the rooms are built in the European Rococo style.
5. Chappan Dukan:
When you read this name (Chappan Dukan) what is the first image which comes to your mind? Are you thinking about some street which is full of shops for shopping? but well lemme tell you Chappan Dukan in Indore is famous for Street Food. It is located in the heart of the city. you may have Chouparty in your city but in Indore, we have Chappan Dukan full of fresh, mouthwatering, and new varieties of food.
6. Kanch Mandir:
One of the most popular Jain temples in India, the Kanch Mandir in Indore literally translates to ‘temple of glass’. The temple is renowned for the several glass paintings and sculptures placed inside the temple. It is believed that craftsmen were hired from Jaipur and Iran to construct this marvelous structure. The Kanch Mandir is popular for its stunning architecture and grand celebrations held during Jain festivals.
7. Bijasan Mata Temple:
Bijasan Mata Temple is one of the temples of the Hindu goddess Durga, situated on a hillock in Indore near the airport. The hill offers panoramic views of the sunset, airport and of the city at night.
Places Near Indore Worth Visiting:
1. Ujjain: (52 km.)
Regarded as one of the seven sacred cities for Hindus, Ujjain is an ancient city located on the banks of Shipra river in Madhya Pradesh. The city is one of the venues for Kumbh Mela. The temple town is also called Ujjayini or Avanti and finds mention in the Hindu epic Mahabharat, as the capital city of Avanti Kingdom. It is believed that two parts of the Skanda Purana were composed in the city.
It is one of the 12 jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva is in Ujjain. Lord Krishna received education along with Balarama and Sudama from Maharishi Sandipani here. The town is a mix of the old and the new. The city’s heritage co-exists with the modern buildings.
2. Omkareshwar Mahadev, Omkareshwar-
Omkareshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to God Shiva and one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is situated in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh on an island called Mandhata in the Narmada river.
3. Tekri Mata Mandir, Devas- (36 km.)
Tekri is a conical hill in Dewas city commonly known as Tekri Mandir, located 36 km from Indore on AB Road, Agra-Mumbai National Highway. The great temple of Dewas is dedicated to the Goddess Chamunda Mata and Tulja Bhavani Mata.
4. Maheshwar: (67kms.)
Best known for the Maheshwari saris, introduced by its most famous ruler, Ahilya Bai Holkar some 250 years ago, Maheshwar is a small town situated on the banks of river Narmada in Madhya Pradesh.
The daily goings-on at the Ghat is reminiscent in some ways of life in Varanasi. Make sure you wake up before sunset to watch life along Narmada and swing by here when the sun is about to set to see things wind down in this little town. Ahilya’s personal quarters are open to the public but a part of Ahilya Fort has been converted into a heritage hotel.
5. Mandu: (65kms.)
A site of extravagant festivities under the Mughal rule, Mandu, with its lakes and palaces was a pleasure resort. A testament to the love and romance between Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati, it is situated in the Dhar district of western Madhya Pradesh and was founded in the 11th century by Parmar rulers who used it as their fort capital. There are several palaces, baths, attractive canals and artistically crafted pavilions. The rock-cut caves with enchanting paintings decorating the walls and ceilings are added attractions.
Considered the biggest fort in India, the Mandu fort has a perimeter of 82 km and was once the monsoon retreat of the Mughal emperors.It contains the ruins of palaces, ornamented canals, baths, pavilions, etc. Founded as a fortress retreat by Raja Bhoj in the 10th century, Mandu was conquered by the Muslim rulers of Delhi in 1304. The Afghan Dilawar Khan, governor of Malwa, set up his own little kingdom in Mandu. Hoshang Shah, son of Dilawar Khan, transferred his capital from Dhar to Mandu and raised it to its greatest splendor. Hoshang’s son Mohammed ruled for just one year before being poisoned by the military general Muhammad Khilji, who then ruled for 33 years.
so, I hope these details are Enough for you to make you so adamant about visiting this beautiful place, Indore.
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