Indore – The city of Versatility

Indore the city known for its incredibly tasty street food, cotton handloom industry, and education institutions. It is a city in central India lies on the south end of the Malva Plateau. This is the cleanest city in the country in the past few years. The seven-story Rajwada Palace is must visit historical location here, dating back to the 19th century. Along with it many other ancient as well as newly formed temples and buildings are here. However, the city has many things which you can explore and experience during your trip.

They say that this city was founded by Rao Nandlal Chaudhary. He named it after the famous Indereshwar Temple on the edge of the Saraswati river. It was found as the trade market between Ujjain and Omkareshwar on the Narmada River. Earlier Indore was the capital of Madhya Pradesh but after the independence, it was changed to Bhopal. However, during the British rule in the country, the city was developed as the industry hub and still developing in the same way. As today this city is house more than five thousand industries of various materials.

Indore is famous for

Indore is a fantastic city, a place where many new ideas are born and boom with time. It is an interesting city known for many start-ups and successful industries. The city is the industrial hub in the country, hence called the Detroit of India. However, the city has various different industries, or say every other industry in the country has its plant here. Indore is a growing city known as the Mini Mumbai in the region.

The city has many unique structures attracting tourists from across the world to visit and experience its incredible views. Tourists majorly visit the large stand of ancient monuments of the city. Their beautiful architecture and extraordinary structures attract the attention of the world. Along with these industries and monuments, the city offers such as lip-smacking flavorous food. They say that the city has many different styles of serving food in unique flavors.  

Interesting facts

  • Indore is the commercial capital of the central Indian state Madhya Pradesh as here numerous industries are established.
  • It is the City of Cotton miles as here you can find a number of cotton textile industries, known for their quality of products.  
  • This city is the only one to have two major educational institutions in the country. Both the Indian Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Technology are here.
  • The very famous radio station Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM was founded in the city.
  • Indore has the largest Medical market in central India where you can purchase medicines wholesale.
  • India’s third oldest stock market, Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange is in Indore.
  • The city has Asia’s largest Biogas Plant.
  • The city is selected among the Smart City Development Program initiated by the PM of India.
  • It is one of the fastest-growing cities and for the past 3-4 years it is being the cleanest city in the country.

Major attractions in the city

  • Rajwada Palace :- This is a magnificent seven-story building standing between the flourishing street of Khajuria Market. It was built by the founder of the Holkar Dynasty more than 200 years back. This palace was once the trading center of the city having such astonishing royal architecture.
  • Lal Bagh Palace :- It is a glorious palace attracting tourists to its impressive and detailed architecture. This palace was the residence of the Holkar family during the period, hence reflecting the royal elegance of its rulers. The initial purpose of founding this magnificent palace was to have a warm meeting with the officials of the kingdom.  
  • Khajrana Temple :- This is one of the most famous temples in the city. The Khajrana temple is devoted to Lord Ganesh. They say that this temple was made by Queen Ahilyabai Holkar to protect the idol from the Mughal ruler Aurungzeb. The temple is situated near the Nahar Sayed dargah making it the famous religious center.
  • Bada Ganpati :- It is a more than hundred years old temple having one of the largest idols of Lord Ganesh. This temple was built in 1875 by Ahilyabai Holkar. It is the most worshiped temple of the town as well as a major attraction in the city. However, tourist visit here because it is believed that every wish is fulfilled here.  

Unexplored Gems of Indore

  • Muhadi Falls :- It is a paradise for nature lovers as well as for travelers. This waterfall is one of the most famous natural expeditions of the city. The lush green environment provides rejuvenating vibes and breathtaking views of the surroundings. This fall is on a rocky cliff that you can reach after completing a short jungle trek.  
  • Patalpani Waterfall :- It is a one-stop destination for people searching for a perfect picnic spot in the city. A location is a well-known place for photography and spending some refreshing hours in the laps of nature. You can also visit nearby locations like Maheshwar, Bagh caves, and many others.
  • Mandu :- This is a fortress town on the Vindhya ranges situated at 2079 ft. high. The town has many forts taking you to the world of the finest Afghani architecture. Here you can witness many forts like Hindola Mahal, Roopmati Pavilion, and Baz Bahadur Palace. This district is an astonishing historical destination you can visit while heading to Indore.
  • Lotus Lake :- This is a beautiful lake in the Gulawat valley also named Gulawat Talab. This place is a heavenly destination for photographers. Here you can capture the picturesque views of the valley surrounded by bamboo plantations and exotic birds. Additionally, you can enjoy solitude while boating between the lotuses.

Food of Indore

Indore is famous for its delicious cuisine as well as for tangy street food. The city is known for its different food markets and its chirpy vibes. In the city, you can taste the local flavors mixed with other regional dishes.  Some of the must to try dishes of the city are Poha Jalebi, Khatta Samosa, Moong Bhajiya, Bhutte ki Kees, and the list goes on.

The Sarafa Bazar in the city is famous for its lip-smacking street foods. The market is serving delicious local food for the past 100 years. The local food vendors have their stalls in the market offering tangy street food in their traditional forms. Along with the Sarafa Bazar, Chappan Dukaan street is one of the musts to visit locations in the city. The street went live after 6 pm, hosting the 56 shops with different dishes from various parts of the country.


Hence, we can say that Indore is a versatile city having so many things to do. From wandering on the streets to opening a new start-up. The city is good for everything and full of many things to learn. Indore is a beautiful city in Madhya Pradesh state in India. However, it is good to visit the city during the winter season in the months of October – March. During these months the weather here is quite good and best to explore the city to its fullest. Hence, it is the perfect destination to explore during your holidays. As you can enjoy yourself in the city with your family as well as with your friends, and also have some refreshing time alone.

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