Indore From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaIndore— metropolitan city —The Rajwada Palace of IndoreIndoreCoordinates: 22.725298°N75.865534°ECoordinates: 22.725298°N75.865534°ECountry IndiaState Madhya PradeshRegion MalwaDistrict Indore District
Area• metropolitan city 526 km2 (203 sq mi)Area rank 17Elevation 553 m (1,814 ft)Population (2011)• metropolitan city 1,960,631• Rank 14• Density 9,718/km2(25,170/sq mi)• Metro 2,167,447Languages• Official Hindi, MalviTime zone IST (UTC+5:30)PIN 4520xxTelephone code 0731Vehicle registration MP-09Sex ratio 0.920 ♂/♀Literacy 87.38%%Climate Cfa (Köppen)Precipitation 945 millimetres (37.2 in)Avg. annual 24.0 °C (75.2 °F)temperatureAvg. summer 31 °C (88 °F)temperatureAvg. winter 17 °C (63 °F)temperatureWebsite www.indore.nic.in
Indore (/ɪnˈdɔər/, Indore.ogg (help·info)) is the largest city and the commercialcapital of the Madhya Pradesh state in India. It is the headquarters of IndoreDistrictand the Indore Division. Indore is located 190 km west of the state capitalof Bhopal. According to the 2011 Indian census, Indore city has a population of1,960,631 and is fourteenth most populous city in India, with a total metropolitanarea population of approximately 2.3 million. It is the 147th  largest city in theworld.The present-day city was established in the 1710s by the local zamindars ledby Rao Nandlal Chaudhary. During the days of the Maratha Empire, Indorebecame an important hub between the Deccan and Delhi. Before independence, itwas a 19 Gun Salute (21 locally) princely state ruled by the Holkar dynasty ofthe Marathas, until they acceded to Union of India.Indore is the only city of India with both an Indian Institute of Management (IIM)and anIndian Institute of Technology (IIT).  EtymologyTheories explaining the origins and etymology behind . Indores name differ.According to the most popular theory, the present name of the city derives from itsearlier name Indreshwar, which was named after the Indreshwar temple in the city.The temple is said to have been constructed in 10th century by Parmar king Bhoja.Another theory says that the city was originally called Indrapur (after LordIndreshwar, the chief temple deity). During the Maratha reign, the city was called"Indur", a name that is still used in Marathi language & several Marathilanguage sources. This name was eventually transliterated as "Indore" during theBritish rule in India.
History Yeshwantrao Holkar II, the last ruling Maharaja of IndoreThe area of the modern Indore city was a part of the Kampel pargana (administrative unit) during the Mughal Empire. Kampelwas administered by the Ujjain sarkar (government) ofMalwa Subah (province).The area was controlled by the local zamindars (feudal landlords), who acceptedthe suzerainty of the Mughal empire. The zamindars received the title ofChaudhari, which established their claim to the land.The modern settlement was developed by Rao Nandlal Chaudhary (also known asNandlal Mandloi), the chief local zamindar. Nandlal, who had an army of 2000soldiers, initially accepted accepted the suzerainty of the Mughals. Under theMughal rule, his family enjoyed great influence and was accordedconfirmatory sanads by the Emperors Aurangzeb andFarrukhsiyar, confirmingtheir jagir (land ownership) rights. When Nandlal visited the Mughal courtat Delhi, he received a special place in the emperors court along with two jewelstudded swords (now on display in the Royal British Museum under the familysname) and confirmatory sanads. Raja Savai Jai singh of Jaipur, a personal friend ofhis, gifted him with a special "Gold Langar" which guaranteed a special place tohim in all the courts of India.
Bada RawalaIn the mid-1710s, Nandlal was caught in the struggle between the Marathas andthe Nizam of Hyderabad (who had been appointed as the governor ofthe Deccan region by the Mughal emperor). Once, while visiting the IndreshwarTemple near the banks of river Saraswati, Nandlal found the location to be safe andstrategically located, being surrounded by rivers on all sides. He started moving hispeople in, and constructed the fort of Shree Sansthan Bada Rawala to protect themfrom harassment by the warring forces. This marked the establishent of thepresent-day Indore city, which became an important trade center on the Delhi-Deccan route. The Exalted Durbar of IndoreBy 1720, the headquarters of the local pargana were transferred from Kampel toIndore, due to the increasing commercial activity in the city. On 18 May 1724, theNizam accepted the rights of the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao I tocollect chauth (taxes) from the area. In 1733, the Peshwa assumed the full controlof Malwa, and appointed his commander Malhar Rao Holkar as
the Subhedar (Governor) of the province. Nandlal Chaudhary accepted thesuzerainty of the Marathas. During the Maratha rule, the Chaudharis came to beknown as "Mandloi"s (derived from Mandals meaning districts). The Holkars conferred the title of Rao Raja upon Nandlals family. The familyretained its possessions of royalty, in addition to the right of performing the firstpuja of Dushera (Shami Pujan) before the Holkar rulers. The respectability andinfluence of Nandlals family in the region was instrumental in the ascent of thePeshwas and Holkars to rulership of this region.By the end of his reign, Malhar Rao Holkar was de facto independent: he no longertook orders from the Peshwa of Pune. His daughter-in-law AhilyabaiHolkar moved the states capital to Maheshwar in 1767, but Indore remained animportant commercial and military centre. In 1818, the Holkars were defeated bythe British during the Third Anglo-Maratha War, in the Battle of Mahidpur.Subsequently, according to the treaty of Mandsaur, the Holkar state becamea princely state withinBritish India, and the capital was shifted from Maheshwar toIndore.After Indias independence in 1947, Indore, along with a number of neighbouringprincely states, became part of the Indian state ofMadhya Bharat. Indore wasdesignated the summer capital of this newly created state. On 1 November 1956,when Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh, Indore became the largestcity of the new state.Geography The Rajwada at Night
Indore is located in the western region of Madhya Pradesh, on the southern edge oftheMalwa plateau. It lies on the Saraswati and Khan rivers, which are tributaries ofthe ShipraRiver and has an average elevation of 553.00 meter above mean sealevel. It is located on an elevated plain, with the Vindhyas range to the south.Apart from Yashwant Lake, there are many lakes that supply water to the cityincluding Sirpur Tank, Bilawali Talab, Sukhniwas Lake and Piplyapala Talab. Soilcover in the city region is predominantly black. In the suburbs, the soil cover islargely red and black. The underlying rock of the region is composed of blackbasalt, and their acidic and basic variants dating back to the late Cretaceous andearly Eocene eras. The area is classified as Seismic Zone III region, which meansan earthquake of up to magnitude 6.5 on the Richter-scale may be expected.ClimateIndore has humid subtropical climate. Three distinct seasons are observed:summer, monsoon and winter.Summers start in mid-March and can be extremely hot in April and May. Thedaytime temperatures can touch 40 °C on more than one occasion. Averagesummer temperature may go as high as 36–39 °C (100.4 °F) but humidity is verylow.Winters are moderate and usually dry. Lower temperatures can go as low as 4 °C-6°C on some nights. Usually the temperature ranges between 8 to 26 °C duringwinters.Rains are due to southwest monsoons. The typical monsoon season goes from 15June till mid-September, contributing 32–35 inches of annual rains. 95% of rainsoccur during monsoon season.Indore gets moderate rainfall of 35 to 38 inches (890 to 970 mm) during July–September due to the southwest monsoon.
[hide]Climate data for IndoreMonth Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YearAverage high °C 25.5 28.8 34.3 38.7 40.4 36.2 30.3 28.2 30.9 32.4 29.7 26.9 31.86(°F) (77.9) (83.8) (93.7) (101.7) (104.7) (97.2) (86.5) (82.8) (87.6) (90.3) (85.5) (80.4) (89.34)Average low °C 9.2 11.4 16.2 21.2 24.4 24.1 22.6 21.9 21.1 18.1 12.2 9.6 17.67(°F) (48.6) (52.5) (61.2) (70.2) (75.9) (75.4) (72.7) (71.4) (70.0) (64.6) (54.0) (49.3) (63.80)Precipitation mm 4 3 1 3 11 136 279 360 185 52 21 7 1,062(inches) (0.16) (0.12) (0.04) (0.12) (0.43) (5.35) (10.98) (14.17) (7.28) (2.05) (0.83) (0.28) (41.81)Avg. precipitation 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.3 1.8 8.6 15.9 18.3 8.6 3.1 1.4 0.6 60.5daysMean monthly 288.3 274.4 288.3 306.0 325.5 210.0 105.4 80.6 180.0 269.7 273.0 282.1 2,883.3sunshine hoursSource: HKOCivic administration The Indore Development Authority The Gandhi Hall
Indore is administered by the Indore Municipal CorporationSome of the regions surrounding the city are administered by the IndoreDevelopment Authority (IDA). The IMC was established in 1956 undertheMadhya Pradesh Nagar Palika Nigam Adhiniyam. For administrative purposes,the city is divided into 69 wards. These wards have been further divided.Demographics Gurudwara Imli SahibIndores total population as per the provisional population data for census 2011 isreported to be 1,960,631.Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%.As per 2011 census, the city of Indore has an average literacy rate of 87.38%,higher than the national average of 74%. Male literacy was 91.84%, and Femaleliteracy was 82.55%In Indore, 12.72% of the population is under 6 years of age(as per census 2011). The average annual growth rate of population is around2.85% as per the statistics of census 2001. Ethnically,Hindi linguistics form majorsub groups in the city followed by Marathi,Punjabis, Sindhis, Gujaratis and others.
Religion Gurudwara Betma Sahib Bada Ganapati Jain Temple Katni, inspired by Kach Ka Mandir, IndoreSikhism: Indore is historically attached to Sikhism. It has numerous Gurudwaras.Gurdwara Imli Sahib is Sikh shrine situated in Indore. In the year, 1568 GuruNanak Dev Ji in the way of his itinerary diverted from southern states to the north-west and reached Indore. It is centrally located and innumerable devotees assurespiritual knowledge, peace and bliss here. Gurdwara Charan Paduka Betma
Sahib is situated in the small village of Betma. Betma is a town and a nagarpanchayat in Indore district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Betma Sahib isone of the pious gurudwaras of historical significance for Sikhs, as it is believedthat Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place during his southern Udasi.Hinduism: Annapurna MandirAnnapurna Mandir is a very beautiful and one of the oldest temples in Indore.Dedicated to the goddess Annapoorna, this temple is one among the famouspilgrimage centres in Indore. Not only devotees, but also tourists come to see thismajestic shrine. This temple bears a resemblance to the famous MaduraiMeenakshi Temple of Madurai. Inside the temple premises there exist shrines ofSivan, Hanuman, and Kalabhairava. The Pravachan Hall of the temple is also veryfamous. Four full sized elephants embrace this temple’s highly ornamented gate.An architectural splendor, the outer wall of the temple is brightly decorated withbeautiful images of legendary characters. An architectural marvel, AnnapoornaTemple in Indore is a worthy for a short visit. This temple is situated NearDashaHara Maidan, Annapurna Road, Indore.Khajrana Ganesh MandirCitizens of Indore city and other nearby cities have great faith in the KhajranaTemple. This temple is made by Ahilyabai Holkar. This is an important place ofHindus.Bada GanpatiThe Bada Ganpati temple is a very ancient temple and widely known for the size ofthe Ganesh idol. This temple was built in 1875 byShri Dadhich. The idol is said tobe the size of 25 Foot from head to crown. This temple is located near the heart ofthe city Rajwadaalso known as Holkar Palace.Gommat GiriThis is an excellent set of Jain temples built on the top of Gommatesher Hill. Themain attraction is 24 feet tall statue of Lord Bahubali, and 24 others temples foreach of the 24 jain tirthankars.Kanch MandirThe Kanch Mandir also known as Glass Temple is an exquisite example of amarvel in glass. This Jain Temple also known as Jain Mandir was built by Sir Seth
Hukum Chand Jain (Kasliwal) in the early 20th century.It is located in the ItwariaMarket. The speciality of this temple is that its doors, pillars, ceilings and walls areentirely inlaid with glass with minute detailing. It is one of the most famous touristattraction of the city. The temple also has paintings which are depicting storiesfrom the Jain scriptures. The top of the temple multiplies the three statues of LordMahavir which makes this temple more beautiful place.TransportAir Devi Ahilyabai Holkar AirportIndore is served by the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, about 8 kmfrom the city. It is the busiest airport in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The newintegrated international terminal was inaugurated in February 2012. The airport hasbeen operating services by Air India, Jet Airways Konnect, Jet Airways, JetLite, IndiGo, SpiceJet. The Indore airport has a history of its own. It wascommissioned by the erstwhile ruler His Highness Maharaja Yeshwant Rao HolkarII. He gave the construction work of the Indore airport to the pioneers of civilaviation in India - Tata & Sons - in 1935. Indore was connected to New Delhi &Bombay (Mumbai) on July 26, 1946 and was handed over to the centralgovernment on April 1, 1950.
Rail Jabalpur - Indore Express arriving at the Indore JunctionThe Indore Junction is an A-1 grade railway station with a revenue of more thanRs. 50 crore(500 million). The City Railway Division comes under RatlamDivision of the Western Railways. Indore Junction BG is the main and terminalstation on the broad gauge line connecting it to the rest of the country. In theRailway budget of 2009 Indore main railway station was listed for upgrade alongwith other 300 stations across India. Indore is directly connected to the metro citieslike Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Lucknow and Jaipur.Indore is one of the several places in India with both meter gauge and broad gaugerailways operational. Regular train services connect Indore to most parts of thecountry. Electrification of the Indore – Dewas – Ujjain is completed in June 2012.Indore lies on the Ratlam and Akola metre gauge railway line, the longestremaining functional meter gauge line in India. This section is scheduled forconversion to standard broad gauge under Indian Railways projected Unigaugesystem.
The city of Indore has 10 other railway stations which are: Station TotalStation Name Railway Zone Code Platforms West CentralIndore Junction MG INDM 7 RailwayIndore Lakshmibai Nagar ILBN Western Railway 3Indore Rajendra Nagar RJQ Western Railway 3Indore Lokmanya Nagar ILN Western Railway 2Indore Mhow MHOW Western Railway 2Indore Rau RAU Western Railway 2Indore New Rajendra Nagar RNT Western Railway 2TerminusIndore Saifi Nagar SFN Western Railway 1Indore Patalpani PTP Western Railway 1 West CentralIndore Sanwer SWR 1 Railway
RoadIndore is connected to other parts of India through national and state highways.The major national highways passing through the city are: National Highway No. 3 (NH3 – Agra Bombay) National Highway No. 59 (NH 59 – Indore Ahmedabad) National Highway No. 59A (Indore – Betul – Nagpur connecting NH 69 )The Mumbai- Indore section of the National Highway No. 3 and the Ahmedabad –Indore section of the National Highway No. 59 are undergoing multi laning underthe NHDP program. Other important regional highways are: State Highway No. 27 (Indore to Burhanpur) State Highway No. 34 (Indore to Jhansi)Local transport Metro Taxi in IndoreIndore has a public transport system. Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd, aPPP scheme operates buses and radio taxis in the city. The buses – designatedas City Bustoday operate on 36 Routes, with around 170 bus stop stations. Thebuses are color coded according to their route.Indore BRTS is a bus rapid transit system under construction (as of 2012). It has 6corridors, which will have air-conditioned (AC) and non-AC buses. Some of thesebuses are also equipped with services like GPS and IVR (around 300) which areused to track the position of the bus with information displayed on LED displaysinstalled on the bus stops. Noted writer Gurcharan Das wrote in his blog on howIndores bus service could prove to be helpful in solving New Delhis bus transport
problems. Gurcharan writes "Indore is now quoted (with Bogota) as having thebest bus service in the world".Local transport also includes auto rickshaw, vans and local buses called NagarSeva. Many cab services serve the city, including Metro Taxi, City Cabs and StarCab. The major bus terminals are Sarwate bus terminal, Gangwal bus terminal andNavlakha bus stand. Metro Taxi service of Indore is supposed to be best in India. Itincludes Government run Maruti Suzuki SX4 Cars, which are GPS enabled and airconditioned.EconomyIndore is often referred as the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh with a bulkof its trade coming from Small, Mid and Large scale manufacturing & serviceindustries. These industries range from Automobile to Pharmaceutical and fromSoftware to Retail and from Textile trading to Real estate.Major industrial areas surrounding the city include the Pithampur SpecialEconomic Zone and the Sanwer Industrial belt. Pithampur is also known as theDetroit of India. Pithampur industrial area houses many big auto companies.Prominent among these are Force Motors, Volvo Eicher commercial, Avtec,Mahindra 2 wheelers Ltd.Pune-based Indian multinational Bharat Forge Limited (BFL)company eyeingcustomers based in Pithampur, is all set to open its unit in Indore region.Thecompany plans to start first phase of its manufacturing unit in Betma with anestimated cost of `150 crore on 68 acre of land by 2014.They envisage to increasethe investment to `1000 crore by 2016.While the Textile manufacturing and Trading is the oldest business to contribute toeconomy, the Real Estate has emerged very fast in past few years. National RealEstate Players DLF Limited,Suncity (ZEE Group), Omaxe, Sahara, Parsvnath,Ansal API, Emaar MGF have already launched their residential projects in Indore.These projects are generally on the Indore bypass. This road also houses theprojects of many local and regional Real estate players like Silver spring, Kalindi,Milan Heights etc.
Several IT services companies have presence in Indore: these include, IBMIndia, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Impetusand PremierBiosoft (India). Infosys is setting up new development centre at Indore at aninvestment of Rs 100 crore in phase one at Super corridor. Infosys demanded anarea of 2000 Acre to open its new branch in Indore which will employee about80,000 people. In 2011, TCS also announced its plans to open a campus in Indore.Government of MP has also done the land allotment. Besides these, there areseveral small and medium size software development firms in Indore.Pithampur the suburb industrial area of Indore houses production plants ofvarious Pharmaceutical companies like IpcaLaboratories,Cipla, Lupin, Glenmark, Unichem.
EducationIndore is home to several educational institutions. It is the only city in India tohouse both Indian Institute of Management and Indian Institute of Technology.The Daly College, founded in 1881, is one of the oldest co-educational boardingschool in the world. The Holkar Science College, officially known asGovernment Model Autonomous Holkar Science College was established in1891.The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC) is another oldinstitution, and was formerly known as the King Edward Medical College. ShriGovindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) is anengineering college, established in 1952. IIM Indore The Daly College Holkar Science College
MGM Medical CollegeMediaSeveral state newspapers and national media houses have their regional offices inIndore.Arts and theatreRavindra Natya Grah, Abhivyakti Centre of Fine Arts & Performing Arts,Deolalikar Kala Vithika are located in the city. There are also various culturalclubs like Sanand Nyas, Ras Bharati, Kala Abhivyakti, Yeshwant Club and SayajiClub.Print mediaThere are about 20 Hindi dailies, two English dailies, 26 weeklies and monthlies, 4quarterlies, 2 Bi-monthly Magazine and one annual paper published from thecity.Indias only magazine on pump industry Pumps India & valvemagazine Valves India is published from here. The major Hindi dailies includethe:- Raj Express, Nai Dunia, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagran, Patrika, BPNTimes, Agnibaan, & PrabhatKiran and SatyaRaj. The major English dailiesare The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Free Press, BusinessStandard, The Economic Times, and DNA .Indore is covered by a large network of optical fibre cables. There are three fixedtelephone line operators in the city: BSNL, Relianceand Airtel. There are eightmobile phone companies in which GSM playersinclude BSNL, Reliance, Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, Aircel, Tata DoCoMo, VideoconMobile Service while CDMA services offered by BSNL, Virgin Mobile, TataIndicom, and Reliance.
Electronic MediaDigicable is one of the largest Cable distribution company with 70% coverage ofthe city. its central region head office is in Indore and digi cable having Total 8channels.CultureThe Vijay Balla ("Victory Bat") made out of concrete with names of the players ofthe Indian team who won the test series against England (1971) and WestIndies(1972)Indore has a relatively more cosmopolitan culture, compared to other cities inMadhya Pradesh. Indore was included in holding two Guinness Book of WorldRecords for the largest tea party in the world and for making the largest burger ofthe world.FoodIndore has a wide variety of Namkeens, Poha & Jalebi, Chaats (snacks), Kachorisand Samosas, cuisines of various types in different restaurants, and Bengali,Muslim, Mughlai, Rajasthani, continental and confectionery sweets, as well aslocal delicacies such as Dal-Bafla. Most important place in Indore for Foodies is
Sarafa Bazar, where a wide range of Indian Fast food is available. ChhappanDukan is a major food junction in Indore, where the youth & family gathers on theroad side shops for Indian Snacks. Generally, Namkeen is served on top of avariety of food items served in Indore.The life in Indore starts early with chuskis of Chai (tea) with garam garam poha& Jalebi followed by delicious lunch which invariably includes popular besanpreparations. Later in the day one can easily find snacks like Khaman, Kachori –aaloo kachori, dal kachori etc., samosa, petis, Baked Samosa, Bhel puri, PaniPuri, mathri etc. Numerous Shops of Sweets have enjoyed nice business inIndore. Late nights another market comes alive at 11:00 pm in Sarafa (the heart ofcity) where one finds lot of delicacies to enjoy after a nice dinner like –Gajak,Bhutta kis, Gulab Jamoon, garadu, Rabri, HOT BOILED MILK, aalotikiya, Halua : – Gajar, Moong, icecreams, shakes etc. and finally tasty paan toend your day.Specialities:Sweets:Moong ka Halwa, Gajar ka Halwa, Rabri, Maalpua, Faluda kulfi, GulabJamoon, Ras-Malai, RasGulla, All Bengali Sweets available at Sarafa & 56 Shopsat Palasia.Namkeen : Sev with all its varieties, Mixture, Dhania-Chivda, Dal Moth,Papdi,Gathiya, Khaman, Kachori-Samosa,Petis, Garadu, Aalo Tikiya, Pani-Puri, Bhel-Puri, Saboodana Khichadi, Dahi Bada, Pakoda, Bhutte ka Kis.Sheetal Pey : Shikanji (milk preparation + dry fruits), Lassi, Cold Milk, Hot BoiledMilk with Malai & dry fruits+keshar, Jal-Jira, Nimboo Shikanji, FruitJuice,Shakes, Icecream Soda, Santrola.Main festivalsAll national festivals like Holi, Gangaur, Teej, Rangpanchmi, Baisakhi, RakshaBandhan, Mahavir jayanti, Navratri, Durga puja, Dussehra, GaneshUtsav, Deepavali, Ramzan, Gudi Padwa, Bhaidooj, Eid, Christmas, Bahai Navruzon 21 March and other others like Nagpanchmi, Ahilya Utsav, are celebrated withequal enthusiasm. There are many shiva temples in Indore, Mahashivratri iscelebrated at a large extent in Indore.
EntertainmentIndore is equipped with places like malls and cinema halls. A total new world ofentertainment will be seen in Indore in coming months when the city will have aroller-coster ride, a drop tower, and go-karting track along with many new sourcesof entertainment. Many times there are Circus & Magic Shows set up at differentplace which are good source of Entertainment.SportsIndore has 2 stadiums, Nehru Stadium and Holkar Cricket Stadium. Indore hasmany sports stadium and sports complexes Basketball complex, opposite Holkarcricket stadium, Table-Tennis Hall. Small stadium Near Nehru stadium, Khalsaschool stadium, Maharaj school stadium and other.CinemaCinema is the most popular medium of entertainment in Indore as well as in thewhole country. There are a number of cinema halls in the city more, namely PVR,Mangal BIG, INOX Central, INOX sapna-sangeeta, Broadway, Satyam, K serasera, Velocity, Regal, etc.Malls Treasure Island Mall, the first mall in Madhya Pradesh
Indore is host to many malls, which provide variety and comfort to the visitors.Treasure Island, Mangal City mall, Indore Central mall, C21 mall, Malhar megamall, Orbit mall are very well known.Places of interestThere are various places in Indore which make it a tourist attraction.Historical placesRajwadaThe Rajwada is the historical palace of the Holkars. It was built about twocenturies ago and is located near the Chhatris in the main square. It is a sevenstoried structure, which serves as the living example of the grandeur of theHolkars. Rajwada stands in the centre of the city. The new palace is on thenorthern side, while the old palace stands in the old part of the town. The oldpalace is a multi-storied building which also serves as a gateway of the Rajwada.Itis burnt three times in history due to wood used in top four floors out of the seven.The Lal Bagh Palace The 28 hectares Lal Bagh Palace is one of the imposingtestimonials of the Holkar dynasty. An expression of their culture and opulence,the ancestral palace of the great regime, Lal Bagh Palace is one among the finestmonuments in Indore. It is one of the grandest monuments the Holkar dynastyreflecting the taste, grandeur and lifestyle of the Holkars. It is the ancestral palaceof the rulers. Many royal receptions were held here and at one time it containedone of the best rose gardens of the country. Used as a place for arranging importantfunctions and celebrations, Lal Bagh Palace is a living monument, which gives aclear picture about the life style of the Holkars. Adorned with beautiful gardensand good quality architecture Lalbagh Palace is a magnificent memento of a richheritage.The Palace has been converted in to museum which functions between 10 am to 5pm.
Krishnapura Chhatri Krishnapura ChhatriChhatris (cenotaphs) are the royal tombs of the erstwhile rulers of the Holker clan.These cenotaphs are placed on the banks of the beautiful river Khan, and thesechhatris exhibit excellent architectural brilliance. A marvelous remnant of aglorious reign, the Chhatris survived the passage of time. The typical Maratha stylearchitecture with domes and pyramidal spires, Chhatris allures the tourists with itshistorical enigma.Central MuseumCentral Museum, also known as the Indore Museum, is one of the most interestingbuildings in Indore. It is a treat for the people who are genuinely fascinated by thehistory of India and the rich civilisation that flourished here in the pre historic age.It is located near the General Post Office in Indore. The Museum exhibits the finestcollection of Parmar sculptures from Hinglajgarh. The Parmar style actuallyoriginated here only. Its main features include proportioned figures, careful andintricate ornamentation and depiction in stone.Parks and leisure placesAtal Bihari Vajpeyee Regional ParkAlso known as Pipliyapala park or Indore regional park, it is developed by theIndore Development Authority (IDA) at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore. Normalhours of operation are:every day (except Tuesday) from 11 am-9 pm. Tickets havebeen priced at Rs 25 for adults and Rs 10 for children. Development of the park ison the 80 acres of land of the pond and 42 acres land near this tank. There is acanal, which covers the whole park starting from one point of the pond and ending
at the other part. The bridges over canal with the Mist fountain let us feel a specialtype of peace,mentally as well as physically. Various attractions to the park includeMusical Fountain, Jumping jet fountain, Artists village, Maze, French gardens,Bio-diversity garden, Mist fountain, Fast food zone, Boating.Chokhi and Nakhrali DhaniChokhi Dhani and Nakhrali Dhani are Rajasthani heritage resorts on the outskirtsof Indore. These resorts are given the appearance of a Rajasthani village in India.The villages provide people the precise atmosphere of the village, along with themodern day facilities and entertainment. These villages are catching fast with thecity people as well as the tourists who visit Indore. At Choki Dhani, people findrespite from the busy schedules of daily life. The rustic Rajasthani spirit fills theenvironment with colours of joy. You can pamper yourself with good food andenjoy traditional Rajasthani delicacies here.Shell CityShell City is a water park situated on Khandwa Road.Mayanks Blue Water ParkMayanks Blue Water park is situated on Ring Road,Indore.Tafreeh GardenTafreeh Garden is a wonderful resort cum adventure park situated at Dhar Road.This garden has Swimming Pool, Music Station, Boating Deck and a lot of otheradventurous and fun filled activities.
Nearby attractions patalpani waterfallThere are various places which tourists and citizens of Indore like to visit forweekends and occasion or Holidays.Paatal PaaniThis tourist attraction is famous for its beauty in Monsoon Season. It is 36 km fromIndore towards Mhow. It is very beautiful place for enjoying the weekend.Sitala mata fallThis tourist attraction is famous for its Water Falls in Monsoon Season. It is verybeautiful place for enjoying the weekend.Choral FallChoral has the wonderful Water Falls in Monsoon Season. People go therespecially in Mansoon Sesson for enjoying the weekend. Its situated on KhandwaRoad, near Gram Simrol.
Notable people from IndoreLata Mangeshkar - born in IndoreSalman Khan- born in IndoreRahat Indori - Famous Urdu poet - Born in IndoreRahul Dravid – Indian cricketer -Born in Indore.Colonel C.K. Nayudu – The first captain of India in Test cricket -born in indore.Captain Mushtaq Ali – Colonel Nayudus teammate in the Holkar team and in theIndian team -born in indore.Narendra Hirwani – Former India cricketer lives in sukhliya Indore.Amay Khurasiya - Former India cricketer lives in janki-nagar Indore.See also Holkar Ahilyabai Holkar Maratha Empire Maratha Barwani Khargone Betma Bijalpur Mandu, Madhya Pradesh Manpur, Indore Omkareshwar Rangwasa