Top 16 Places to Visit in Indore

Indore lies in western region of Madhya Pradesh state in Central India. It is often considered as the industrial capital of state due to its rapid growth and economic growth. It is also considered as the tourism hub as it is surrounded by some magnificent holy and heritage tourism destinations like Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Mandu etc. Indore city itself is a historic city of Malwa region and tourists often do Indore sightseeing to explore this city. Their are many popular places to visit in Indore that tourist can visit during city tour. Here we have tried to some of the those popular places:

  1.   Rajwada: It is a 7-storyed historical palace of Hokar rulers built in 1749, in Indore city. Rajwada is a eminent tourist attraction of city. It is  250 years old heritage building in which first 3-stories are made of stone and remaining structure is of wood. It is located at city center in surrounded by busy wholesale markets.
  2. Lalbagh Palace: It is a historical site made under Holkar dynasty rule, built over 4 acres of land at 72 acres area of Lal bagh. It lies in south-west of Indore city and easily accessible from all places and hotels. Lalbagh is close to RTO. Visiting time 10:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs, Monday Closed. It is a heritage building where we can visit to museum also to witness the royal past of Holkar dynasty and know more about the past of this region.
  3. Kanch Mandir: It is another popular place to visit during Indore city tour.  Kanch mandir in Indore is a “Glass Temple” or temple in which glass has vital presence in decoration. It is a Jain temple built by Seth Hukumchand Jain in year 1903. He was a successful trader in that time and had his mansion named “Sheesh Mahal” means “Glass Palace”, just adjacent to temple. Although it is a Jain Temple but at the same time is a popular tourist attractions thus visited by  tourists from all religions to appreciate its beauty and understand its features.  It is open for visitors till 5:00 PM(17:00hrs) so visitors are requested to visit it before sun-set.
  4. Krishanpura Chattri Bagh: It is best place to visit for heritage tourism lovers. It is a place where royal Holkar royal family members were cremated and in their memory, cenotaphs were built.  Chatri-bagh is located near the Khan River, and is characterized by a number of chhatris or memorial canopies.  It was built in the later half of the 19th century at Krishnapura. The architecture style used is same as the Maratha architecture style. The basic elements of Hindus 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.
  5. Deoguradia: It is also called Devguradia. It is a popular hindu temple, dedicated to lord Shiva, located in the village called Devguradia thus its name is derived from it.  It is approx. 8kms from Indore city on village at Nemavar road. It is a monolithic rock temple, built in 7th century thus very popular among local visitors.
  6. Gomatgiri: It is a pious hillock and a holy place for Jain religion devotees at outskirt of Indore city in eastern direction. Here 21ft. high statue of Gomateshwar is built with 24 other marble temples. This statue is a replica of Bahubali statue, built in Shravanabelagola in South India.
  7. Central Museum:  It is also popularly known by the name of Indore museum. It is open for visitors from 10:00 am to 17:30 hrs and can be visited during Indore local sightseeing.  It is open from visitors from Tuesday to Sunday. Location of Central museum is close to General Post Office building, near residency area. It has collection of ancient & medieval Jain & Hindu sculpture from Madhya Pradesh, of Gupt & Parmar reign. Monday Closed for visitors.
  8. Annapurna Temple: It is a popular temple, dedicated to Goddess Annapurna. As per Hindu mythology it is goddess who fulfills food requirement of human beings. In its first look, it seems to be a South India temple. It lies in south-west of Indore city and easily accessible by cabs and city bus service.
  9. Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya: It is zoological park in Indore city where we can find variety of wildlife species in captivity. It  is children’s favorite place to visit in Indore. It lies in south-eastern part of Indore city.
  10. Meghdoot Garden: It is a famous natural park at outskirts of Indore city. It is spread over a large area and offers sometime to spend in natural surrounding thus during weekends, we can find large number of visitors in this park. It lies in north-east of Indore city and well connected by road.
  11. Khajrana: It is a popular holy place to visit in Indore, laying in north-east of Indore city. It is famous Lord Ganesha temple built by Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar during her ruling period thus a popular sacred place for Indore citizens. It is very popular among Indore citizens.
  12. Gandhi Hall: It is a heritage building, constructed in year 1904. Its was originally named as King Edward Hall and after independence, it was renamed as Gandhi Hall in 1948.  Gandhi hall in Indore has 4-faced clock tower building is mainly used for book/painting exhibition & sales. Although its name is Gandhi hall but it is no way associated with Mahatma Gandhi. It is close to Indore Railway station at city center and tourists often visit it from outside and capture its architectural beauty in their cameras.
  13. Patalpani Fall: It is a seasonal fall, located at a distance of 35 kms from Indore city. Patalpani is a popular picnic spot for Indore citizens and during monsoon period we can find beautiful waterfall scenery in this fall. Its height is approx. 250-300 feet and region is surrounded by forested vegetation.
  14. Tincha Fall: It is a water-fall in Berchha region, about 25 kms from Indore city.  This fall lies in south-east of Indore city and well connected by road. Height of this fall is approx. 300 ft. Best time to visit Tincha fall is from July to October month as during monsoon period, its beauty is at its peak.
  15. Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary:  It is a popular nature tourism destination around Indore city. It lies in 20 kms south-east of Indore city and popular for birding and mammals sightseeing. Some of the prominent wildlife attractions in Ralamandal wildlife sanctuary are Sambar, Leopard, Black buck, Spotted Deer, Jackal, Wild boar etc. It was established in year 1989.
  16. Pipliyapala Regional Park: It is a popular nature tourism lake site on the southern part of Indore city where tourists can spend their valuable time during local sightseeing of Indore. Here boating is the popular activity to do during sightseeing.

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