Indore is commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh and a busy Tier-I city in
central India. City is a centre for commodities trade and an access point for an
MP Itinerary and pilgrimages to Omkareshwar(77 kms) and Mahakaleshwar (60
kms) Jyotirlinga Temples. A nice blend of industry and architecture is rich in
architecture preserved over centuries in the city’s temples and palaces. The state
of Indore was given to Malhar Rao Holkar in 1733 by the Maratha Peshwas in
appreciation of his help in many of their battles.
Indore, an old historic city is the
western metropolitan city of Madhya Pradesh. A nice blend of industry and
architecture is rich in architecture preserved over centuries in the city’s temples
and palaces. Indore is spread out along the two small rivulets, Saraswati and
Khan, which unite at the centre of the city where a small 18th century temple of
Sangamnath exists. There are multitudinous tourist stops that you must relish.
Include Indore into your travel itinerary, to know the culture and heritage that is
concealed in the monumental heritage that resides in the city.
The city served as
the summer capital of former state of Madhya Bharat before it was taken into
Madhya Pradesh. Today Indore is a center of garment industries and is some
times also referred to as ‘Textile City’. The overall outlook of the city is an
amalgamation of young and old, historical and contemporary.
Places to see :
The citizens of Indore have great faith in this Ganesh
temple, built during the reign of Ahilyabai Holkar.
It is believed that all wishes are
fulfilled by praying here. Nearby is the dargah of Nahar Sayed. This is an
important pilgrimage place for Maita Muslims.
Bada Ganpati :
Better known for its size than antiquity, this temple
houses perhaps the largest Ganesh idol in the world measuring 25 feet from
crown to foot. Created as a result of the dream of an Avantika (Ujjain) resident,
Shri Dadhich, it was built in 1875.
Rajwada (old Palace):
Built over two centuries, this palace is built in
a mixture of Maratha, Mughal and French style.
Lalbagh Palace :
The Lal Bagh Palace was built between
1886-1921. It is the most important monument created by the erstwhile Holkar
rulers of Indore. It is set amongst well-laid gardens and located at the
southwestern part of Indore.
How to reach :
There are four stations within the city, namely Rajendra Nagar,
Lokmanya Nagar, Saifee Nagar and Lakshmibai Nagar. They even run short
distance trains connecting Indore to nearby towns and villages. There are direct
trains to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata (Howrah) and Chennai. Though the number of
trains is less, Indore has train services to other major towns like Trivandrum,
Ahmedabad, Pune, Jammu, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Nagpur, Patna etc.
Indore Airport is about 9 kms. west of the City Center, which is
Connected by Regular Flights to Bhopal, Gwalior, Delhi, Bombay, Ahmedabad
There are a number of National and State Highways passing
from Indore namely, NH3, NH69, 69A, NH86. The prominent cities linked to Indore
by road are Bhopal, Barwani, Khandwa, Ujjain, Dewas, Dhar, Ratlam, Khargoan,
Jhabua and Agar.
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