Indore, the most populous city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is known for the 7-story Rajwada Palace and the Lal Baag Palace.
The city is also famous for installing a 30-foot high replica of cricket World Cup trophy which costed nearly Rs 12 lakh.
Indore houses one of the advanced technology centers in India known as Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), founded in 1984.
Indore is the cultural hub of Madhya Pradesh. The city not only offers daytime activities, but also offers some awesome and cool nightlife scenes.
If you want to discover some of the best pubs in the city, than below is the list:
- Trance The Pub (Offers live music)
- 10 Downing Street (Known for theme nights)
- Fireball Pub (Known for trendy decor, great hospitality, and cozy sitting)
- Club Ego (Famous for couple of in-house DJs and guest DJs)
- Kyro (Located at the rooftop of Fortune Aura with a swimming pool)
- Mustang Lounge (Famous for foot-tapping music, dance, and live DJ)
No vacations are complete if you haven’t explored the streets for shopping.
In fact, the holidays are kind of incomplete without shopping . There are a lot of shopping spots in Indore which offers great stuff at an affordable price. Some of them are:
- Kothari Market (Famous for different varieties of clothes and shoes)
- Sarafa Bazaar (Known for high-quality and unmatched designs of jewellery pieces)
- Khajuri Bazaar (Famous for book shopping)
- Chappan Bazaar (Known for different varieties of food items)
- Moolchand Market (Known for readymade garments for kids)
- Marothia Bazaar (Famous for grocery shopping, art and craft items)
The city is the biggest and most populated in Madhya Pradesh. If you are someone who likes to spend some quality time with your loved ones, than Malls are the best option. And, if you're a shopaholic, than a retail therapy is must, especially, when there are great discounts and deals!
Explore some of the best Malls in the city listed below:
- Treasure Island Mall (Houses top clothing brands like Global Desi, Levi's, Allen Solly, Lavie, Reebok etc.)
- C21 Mall (Famous for INOX theatre, Play Zone, and Discotheque)
- Treasure Island Next Mall (Known for Top fashion brand outlets and INOX theatre)
- Malhar Mega Mall (Famous for Top fashion brand outlets, Carnival Cinemas, and Ice skating)
When you walk out in the street of Indore and get a smell of delicious, fresh poha and kadhai jalebis, than only you will know why the city is heaven for vegetarian street food lovers.
Below is the list of some of the best Indore street food that is enough to tempt you. Keep scrolling down!
- Dahi Bade (Simple lentil balls dipped in curd)
- Sabudana Khichdi (Boiled sabudana mixed with namkeens and crunchy chips, topped with spices and sprinkled with lemon and coriander)
- Poha Jalebi (Poha is served with Indori sev)
- Moong Bhajia (Bhajia made with Moong dal and served with coriander dip and a salad of onion and radish)
- Mawa Baati (Prepared with dough of mawa, milk powder, maida and some arrowroot powder)
There are many great places in Indore where you can get a glimpse into the city’s rich culture and past.
Some of the histotical places are:
- Rajwada Palace (A seven-storied palace, which exhibits a mix of Maratha, French, and Mughal architectural styles)
- Lal Bagh Palace (The building features a grand entrance, a garden of roses, regal artwork by Indian and Italian artists, and an exquisite ballroom)
- Central Museum (Known for the collection of prehistoric objects, relics, coins, Parmar scriptures)
- Krishna Pura Chhatris (The place houses the remains of the deceased members of the Holkar Dynasty)
- Kanch Mandir (Interior are fully decorated with mirrors, Chinese glass lamps and glass panels)
- Gandhi Hall (Known for the Indo-Gothic style of architecture)
- Indore White Church (Known for the European style of architecture)
PARKS AND GARDENS
The green gardens and parks of the city provides the much needed break to the people. These parks are an ideal hub for the eldererly to conduct their meditation, kids can play and enjoy, young ones can jog or do some sports activities. The parks and gardens of the city are well maintained. Below is the list:
- Pipliyapala Regional Park (Famous for pedal-boating and motor-boating)
- Meghdoot Gardens (Famous for beautiful misty fountains)
- Nehru Park (Known as chidiya ghar is home to carnivores, amphibians and colourful avifauna)
- Chhatri Bagh (Famous for a number of canopis or chhatris)
- Safari Adventure Park (Known for activities like camping, trekking, picnic etc.)
The museums in Indore are a reminder of the city's past and culture. The city has been able to preserve the charm and magic of the past.
The museums in Indore only stand testimony to the rich heritage of the city.
- Indore Museum (Known for mythological carvings, coins from different ages etc.)
- Rajwada Palace (The building is known for its history of being burnt thrice before)
- Nehru Center (Situated inside Lal Bagh Palace and has a lot of artefacts about the past)
- Royal Museum (Famous for a collection of thrones, photographs and weapons etc.)
- Town Hall or Mahatma Gandhi Hall (Known for remarkable Indo-Gothic structure and is made in Seoni stone)
Indore is home to one and only wildlife sanctuary that is Mandla Plant Fossils National Park, one of the oldest sanctuary. The River Narmada, which is 150 million years old graces the sanctuary with its presence. The sanctuary houses deer, wild hare, tigers and an unseen variety of birds.
Replete with a number of ancient temples, the city of Indore has so much to impress visitors. If you are done exploring best monuments, museums, shopping streets, than it is time for you to explore some of the best religious temples in the city. Best religious sites are:
- Annapurna Temple (Dedicated to Goddess Annapurna, the temple also houses the shrines of Hanuman and Kalabhairava)
- Bada Ganpati Temple (Known for iconic 25 foot tall idol of Lord Ganesha)
- Shree Khajrana Ganesh Temple (One of the oldest temple built in 1733 by Rani Ahilyabai Holka)
- Bijasan Tekri (Known for a Maha Mela held every year during the time of Navaratri)
- Kaanch Mandir (The temple is decorated with glass mosaics & chandeliers)
- Hinkargiri Jain Shwetambhar Tirth (Located on a hill)
The city's restaurants serve both popular Indian as well as International dishes that tantalize the taste buds. Check out some og the best restaurants :
- Vrindavan (Serves Lauki ki Sabzi, Arbi Masala, Tawa Chapatis and other traditional North Indian dishes)
- The Monroe (Serves Italian, Chinese and Indian)
- Shri Gurukripa
- Chokhi Dhani (Serves Rajasthani food and Punjabi dishes as well
- Square (Serves Indian, Continental, fine Cognacs and bubbling Champagnes)
If you are planning to visit the city of Indore, consider checking in these below great hotels :
- Radisson Blu Hotel (From INR 8000 Onwards)
- Sayaji Hotel (From INR 7000 Onwards)
- Indore Marriott Hotel (From INR 6000 Onwards)
- The Red Maple Mashal (From INR 5000 Onwards)
- Ginger Hotel (From INR 2000 Onwards)
Indore is a city that still celebrates traditional festivals which originated centuries back. People in Indore celebrate almost every festival with a great enthusiasm and energy. Some of the festivals that are celebrated in the city are:
- Anant Chaudas (In this festival, huge idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed in water)
- Rangapanchami (An age old festival which was celebrated during the Holkar reign and continues to be celebrated till date. The festival is celebrated five days after Holi)
- Ahilya Utsav
- Police - 100
- Fire Station - 101
- Ambulance - 102, 108
- Child helpline - 1098
- Indore Police Whatsapp No. - 7049124445
- Women Helpline - 1090 , 1091
Marathi is the principal language of the city but languages like Urdu, Sindhi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Bengali are spoken as well.
- Welcome - tumcha svāgat aso
- How are you? - tu kasā āhes
- What's your name? - tujha nāv kāy āhe
- Where are you from? - āpaṇ kōthale āhāt?
- Good morning - su-prabhāt
- Have a nice day - sukhi rahā
- Welcome - svagat
- How are you? - Aap kaise hai?
- What's your name? - Aapka naam kya hai?
- I don't know - Mujhe nahi pata
- I don't understand - Mein samjha nahi
- Thank you - Dhanyavad
- Welcome - padhaaro
- How are you? - tame kem chho
- What's your name? - taru naam su chhe
- Where are you from? - tame kyaan na chho
- Goodbye - avjo
- Good night - shubh ratri
- Welcome - Shwagotom
- How are you? - Tumi kemon achho
- What's your name? - Tomar nam ki?
- Where are you from? - Tumi kotha theke eshechho?
- Good morning - Shuprobhat
- Good night - Shubho ratri
- Hello - Sat sri akaal
- How are you? - Tussi kiwen ho?
- I am fine - Main theek haan
- What is your name? - Tuhada naan ki hai?
- My name is -Mera naan haga
- Where are you from? - Tusi kithe dey ho?