9 Best Things To Do In Indore, India

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Indore has various amazing places worth checking out on a trip. The charm of this city lies in its rich cultural heritage which has been preserved over centuries, and makes hints of urbanization and commerce. Indore has been one of the front runners in the development of the country in the era of modernization. Today, it is an influential city in central India with many beautiful parks, palaces, temples and great street food. With the different cultural influences over Indore, it is no wonder that it reflects in their food and arts. The city is considered as one of the best destinations in India for enjoying some mouth-watering street food.

Let’s explore the best journey plan for your visit in Indore:

1. Lal Bagh Palace

Lalbagh Palace, Indore
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Lal Bagh Palace is the grandest sight Indore has to offer. It is one of the most iconic buildings of the Holkar era. The palace was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar between 1886 and 1921. The palace reflects the taste of the rulers of the Holkar Dynasty. Although Indore has many attractive places, this is one spot that you should mark on the top of your trip list. The interior of the palace includes Italian marble, Belgium stained glass, and flying nymphs. All in one, Lal Bagh Palace is a must visit place if you are in Indore.

Lal Bagh Palace

Address: Nai Duniya, Revenue Colony, Indira nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Website: Lal Bagh Palace

2. Annapurna Temple

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Annapurna Temple is not the only place for pilgrimages but is also a tourist attraction. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Annapurna and houses the shrines of Sivan, Hanuman, and Kalabhairava. On the entrance, you will see four-life size statues of elephants which are really adorable. The architecture of this temple makes it most beautiful and is the reason behind it being a must visit for all tourists.

Annapurna Temple

Address: Kranti Kriplani Nagar, Sudama Nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Website: Annapurna Temple

3. Patalpani

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Patalpani is known for its beautiful waterfall, lush greenery, and its scenic ambiance, making it an enjoyable place to go during the monsoons. Legends said that the depth of the water is unknown and it goes as deep as the underground world, called “Patal,” which is a Hindi word. If you are planning to visit in the summer season, then you won’t be able to see the beauty of waterfalls as the fall goes almost dry but still, the sight is majestic soon after the rainy season.

Patalpani

Address: Kekariya Dabri, Madhya Pradesh

4. Kanch Mandir


Kanch Mandir is a beautiful temple which is made entirely of glass. The Jain temple exhibits exquisite artwork on glass panels which depict the various aspects of Jainism. The art reflects the talent and dedication of the artist. It is definitely a mesmerizing place to visit.

Kanch Mandir

Address: Hukumchand Marg, Beside Sheesh Mahal, Itwaria Bazaar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Website: Kanch Mandir

5. Rajwada

Rajwada Palace, Indore
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Rajwada is a historical and iconic structure in Indore. The Rajwada building was built by the Holkars of the Maratha empire in 1776. This seven storied building is an amalgamation of Mughal, French and Maratha architecture styles. It was built two centuries ago and is located near the Chhatris in the main square. This tall building is full of history and artifacts which stand as a symbol of that time. Rajwada still continues to be one of the most famous tourist spots in Indore.

Rajwada

Address: Rajwada Circle, Rajwada, Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holker Cloth Market, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

6. Sarafa Bazaar


If you want to explore and taste the street food and are looking for great options for shopping, then Sarafa Bazaar is the best place. Sarafa Bazaar is traditionally known for its gold and silver stores. Every night the market undergoes a magnificent transformation from a gold and silver market to a foodie’s paradise. Sarafa Bazaar is an extremely lively hang out place at night.

Sarafa Bazaar

Address: Sarafa Bazar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

7. Chhatris

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Chhatris is located on the banks of the Khan River and have stood the test of time. These are beautifully built and intelligently carved structures. The cenotaphs are built out of stone and have a domed architecture with pyramid-shaped points. One of the best times to visit this architecture is in the night hours.

Chhatris

Address: Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Rajwada, Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holker Cloth Market, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Website: Chhatris

8. Khajrana Temple

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Khajrana Ganesh Temple is extremely popular for housing the largest Ganpati statue in the world. The temple was built in 1735 by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar. The Ganpati statue is made of limestone, jaggery, brick, and mud and has a frame decorated with precious metals. Over the many years, the temple underwent several changes to finally take the shape that it keeps today. You can see a big celebration of the festival of Vinayaka Chaturthi held in the month of August/September.

Khajrana Temple

Address: Khajaran Maind Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Website: Khajrana Temple

9. Nehru Park


At Nehru Park, you will get a chance to look at Indore’s flora and fauna and it’s consider to be the most famous zoological park in the city. Nehru Park is a famous family and tourist place in Indore, as it houses a variety of species of birds, amphibians, animals, carnivores and omnivores. The park teaches you about conservation, provides education of the natural world, and also gives you a chance for some recreation.

Your kids will also enjoy this place as it has a playing area for kids to interact and play. The park is mostly known for its success in breeding white tigers, the Royal Bengal tiger, Himalayan bears and white peacocks. If you are going with your camera to capture beautiful moments in the park, then you have to pay certain fees for it, but it is a reasonable amount.

Nehru Park

Address: Nehru Park 2, Shivaji Nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Lose yourself in beautiful Indore city...

Indore is a city with a combination of history and modernity. On the one hand, you can explore its rich history and on the other, you can learn and discover modern technology. Indore has many attractive parks which give you a beautiful view of nature and its beauty. You can also enjoy good food with different spicy tastes. This city is a perfect destination for a family and also if you are going with friends.

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