Indore Chhatris

Krishnapura Chhatris are popular Indore tourist attractions. During Indore Sightseeing, tourists prefer to visit Chatribagh in Indore. It is located near the Khan River, and is characterized by a number of chhatris or memorial canopies dedicated to the Holkar rulers and their family members. It was built in the later half of the 19th century at Krishnapura. The architecture style used is same as the Maraha architecture style. The basic elements of hundus as well as the mugals are also used here. Chhatri is a fine example of the architecture of the later Holkars. Built as an memorial of royalty .It was built at the place where Krishna Bai ( death in 1849 A.D.) was cremated. These dome shaped cenotaphs, with pyramidal spires on top, are built on the burial sites of the Holkars.

According to the historical records a large areas of Madhya Pradesh was ruled by the Holkars. They Holkars rulers were very popular among the peoples. But in the year 1858 the condition were aginst the Holkars rulers, they were dominated by the Britishers. The holkars met a war with the britisher but they were defeated by them. As the Holakars capital was also lost unwillingly there kingdom were surrendered to the hands of Britishers and India came under the rule of the Queen. After been defeated by the Britishers Holkars selected a profitable place. After this Indore became the name of that place. The name of indore was derived from the name of two famous temples namely Indreshwar and Indrapur. The kings of the Holkar dynasty were very respectable and they made sure that their position in history is never degraded. After there deaths the chhatris were erected as constant reminders of their glory.

On the western side the is a cenotaph over the ashes of Maharani Krishnabai ruler of Malwa. Tukoji Rao and Shivaji Rao father and son there Chhatris are also dedicated here. In these cenotaphs there are the stetues of the rulers along with the garba grihars. Which are lincked with the common prayer hall.

After the death of Bolia Sahib there is a beautiful chhatri constructed in his memory at Chhatri Baag. At the night time Chhatris provide a good sight to the visitors. The Chhatris glow ethereally against the dark of the sky and pay tribute to the great souls of the Holkar rulers. It is a beautiful sight at night when they are illuminated. The artificial lake is decorated with fountains, surrounded by gardens and has facilities for boating


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