Top 5 Places to visit in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Are you planning for a trip to Indore, India? Indore is a modern yet beautiful Indian city with lots of exotic tourist attractions. Read this article to find out five most recommended travel destinations in Indore.

Indore is a commercial city located in central India (in the state of Madhya Pradesh). Locally referred as Mini Mumbai. If we ask the hospitable and helpful natives as to what the place is famous for, they will talk most sincerely about the cost effective and ethnic dress materials (including good quality western garments) and the diversity of eatables. For sure, they will fail to mention the 'tourist spots'. Let us not get disappointed because our trip is bound to unveil the hidden tourist potential of Indore.

Rajwada (the Holkar Palace)

Only the facade remains of the seven storied building built over two centuries ago by the Holkar rulers of Indore kingdom. The place is currently undergoing renovation by the Archeology Department and wont take much of our time. So, don't get disappointed as there are a lot of really fascinating places coming up in our list. Let us take a few snaps and walk through the small shopping streets outside the palace. On close watch we can make out that the roads were all once a part of the palace premises. Before moving away let us take time to buy those beautiful bedspreads, dress materials or shawls available to suit all taste.

Krishnapura Chhatris

The exquisite cenotaphs built on the cremation spots of three Holkar rulers of Indore. The construction is marvelous but the neglected river flowing nearby and the poor maintenance of the place, as well as the beggars and 'lonely-thinkers' lying/sitting on halls of the cenotaphs will give us the sad glimpse of abandoned monuments. Let us watch the structure closely, take time to appreciate the beauty & yes, take snaps as well. The cenotaphs will look really catchy in snaps.


The hillock approached by a lovely picturesque drive, 10 minutes from Indore airport. It is here that the 21 feet statue of Gomateshwar is located. This less-crowded "marble" spot is good for a great chat, if we are going as a group. Now, let us travel back to the city for lunch and a small nap in the hotel before starting towards the Lalbagh Palace.

Lalbagh Palace

Lalbagh Palace is the best of all the monuments the Holkar dynasty left to Indore. The palace reflects the royal taste, grandeur of life style and the highly westernized aesthetic sensibility of the Holkars. The main gate - a replica of the gates of Buckingham Palace (London) and almost double their size, carry the Holkar state emblem meaning "He who tries will succeed".

Meghdoot Upavan

Back from Lalbagh let us spend the evening at the beautiful Meghdoot Upavan (Garden) with its lawns, gardens and fountains. And for dinner, the best idea is to visit Chappan (which in Hindi means "56" indicating the 56 food shops which occupy the place). The place is in the heart of the city and will be only of a short distance from any hotel where one may be staying and so Chappan can easily be made our daily dinner spot at Indore. Food here is very economical and wholesome. With a visit to "Chappan" we can say we covered most of Indore city.

So, these were 5 must see travel points in Indore. Do share your suggestion in the comments below.


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