Top Ten Places to See in Indore
Posted on September 27, 2022 by Ghoomophiro
Indore has been called the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh. It is also the biggest metropolitan of central India. It has so been repeatedly ranked as the cleanest country in the country. Named after the king of gods Lord Indra – after the famous Inreshwar temple, Indore boasts several incredible monuments from the rich past when it was ruled by the Holker dynasty. Besides historical and religious monuments, another excellent reason to visit Indore is the rich monuments nearby. Today, we shall list some of the must-see places in this wonderful city.
Let us get started:
1. Rajwadada Palace
The first and the most famous place to visit in Indore is the marvel of Maratha architecture – Rajwaadada palace. This two hundred years old magnificent palace built by Holkars is one of the biggest legacies of Maratha-Mauryan Art. The palace consists of two parts – the first one is in the center of the city which is the older part of the town.
The palace has seven-story structures. Though it was partially destroyed due to a fire in the 1984 riots, it has been completely restored. The magical palace is best visited in the evening.
2. Sarafa Night market
The next must-see place in Indore is close to Rajwada Palace and can be visited next. Be sure to come here hungry, because this is a paradise for every foodie and the best place to enjoy Indore cuisine.
3. Lal Bagh Palace
Rajwadada Palace is not the only palace in the city of the king of gods. Lal Bagh Palace was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar and is designed in European fashion and thus has a door just like that of Buckingham Palace. The palace was once used for receptions and is now home to some of the best paintings and an excellent collection of coins. Plan your trip carefully and the palace is closed on Mondays.
4. Kanch Mandir
The name ‘Kanch Mandir’ means glass temple, Kanch Mandir. This Jain temple is a must-visit place in Indore not only because of its religious importance but also because of its incredible architecture – its floors, walls, ceilings, pillars, etc are all entirely laid with glass. The magnificent glass structures are so placed that the three large statues of three Jain Tirthankaras, namely Shantinath, Aadinath, and Vardhman Mahavira have their reflection multiply in them infinitely.
5. Annapurna temple
Not exactly in Indore but this is a temple of great religious importance to Hindus besides being an excellent piece of architecture. Besides the goddess Annapurna, the temple complex has temples dedicated to Veda Mandir and Kashi Vishwanath Mandir besides holding some other idols. The myth behind the temple is interesting too- goddess Paravati once proved to Lord Shiva that food was not a part of the world of illusion when the latter declared the whole world an illusion. The goddess of food, Annapurna, is a form of Goddess Parvati.
6. Khajrana temple
Much like Annapurna temple, Khajrana temple is not exactly in Indore but is close enough. The brain-child of the legendary queen Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar, Khajrana temple was built in 1735 and is devoted to Lord Ganesha, the god of beginnings, and is another popular pilgrimage. The temple is just twenty minute’s journey from Indore
7. Bada Ganpati temple
The next must-see place on this list is Bada Ganpati, another temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This Ganesha temple is the abode of, as its name would suggest, one of the biggest if not the biggest idols of Ganesha. The idol stands twenty-five feet high. Moreover, you can check out our article on the best places to visit in Lucknow here!
8. Mahatma Gandhi Hall
The town hall of Indore is named after the father of the nation. It was originally named King Edwards Hall but was rechristened after Mahatma Gandhi Hall in 1948. It has Indo-Gothic architecture.
9. Central Museum
No history enthusiast can miss a chance to visit the Central Museum. It has an amazing collection of not only historic but also pre-historic treasures including weapons, sculptures, copper-engraved land titles, etc. It boasts two galleries. Gallery I of the museum stores prehistoric remains, and Gallery II stores several Hindu and Jain relics. The idols in the museum here are mostly Lord Shiva, Parvati, and Harihara.
10. Maharaja Tukuganj Cloth Market
The last must-see place on this list is the famous Maharaja Tukuganj Cloth Market. If you are into Indian dresses, then this is where you want to go for your next shopping spree.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
There are several questions people ask that relate to Prachi Valley. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on this subject:
Question: When to visit?
Answer: The best time to visit Indore is during winter. During the months between October and March, the temperature is pleasant and you won’t be troubled by the scorching heat.
If you can, try to visit the city around the festival of Holi. The celebration with colors, singing, dancing, and faag yatra make the city of Lord Indra glow.
Question: How to reach Indore?
Answer: The city of Indore sits in the center of India and enjoys good connectivity to the rest of the country and the world by airways, railways, and roads. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport of Indore is one of the cleanest airports in the country. It is named after Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore. The airport is just eight kilometers away from the city. Locally you can use public buses or auto-rickshaw (riding Indore auto-rickshaw can be a fun thing).
Question: What to eat in Indore?
Answer: Indore has been called the street food capital of India. The city has rich vegetarian cuisine. The city’s cuisine benefits from cuisine from all parts of the country – be it Bengali, Rajasthani, Marathi, South Indian, etc. Some of the food items we recommend trying are Dal Bafla, Indori Poga, and Imarat.
Question: What to buy in Indore?
Answer: traditional handicrafts and tribal mementos are the best souvenirs to buy in the city. One may also wanna buy tickets, clothes, or jewelry here.
Question: What are some of the places near Indore worth visiting?
Answer: The following are some of the places near Indore that one should not miss:
- Omakareshwar – the temple island that is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.
- Maheshwar – a city of over a hundred temples and twenty-eight ghats.
If the reader has any other questions, they should feel free to ask them in the comments below.
The Bottom Line
One can easily wrap up the above discussion by concluding that Indore is a city that no one should miss visiting with all the wonderful destinations in it.