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Introduction

Indore is known as the city of the Holkars. The city was built by a Holkar Rani Ahilya Bai, one of the famous queens of India. Located in the Narmada River valley in the western part of the state of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is an important industrial city of India. It is also the centre of trade and textile industry and home to many historical monuments and temples. A must visit, Indore is also affectionately called 'Mini Mumbai'

Area 214 sq km
Altitude 553 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-45.0 C Winter-2.0 C-26.0C
Language English, Hindi
STD Code 0731
Rainfall 80 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Indore MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Indore has an airport on the western side of the town. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate from Indore connecting Delhi and Mumbai.
  2. Rail:-Indore is on Western Railway and is connected to major cities of India.
  3. Road:-Indore is well connected by bus with Ujjain (55 km, 1½ hours) and Bhopal (186 km, 5 hours).

Places to Visit

Rajwada
Lalbagh Palace Kanch Mandir
Chattri Bagh Bada Ganapati
 

Excursion

Omkareshwar Maheshwar
Ujjain
Mhow
Mandu
Patal Pani
   

Shopping

Indore is known as "The Commercial Capital" of the state. Trade & Commerce at Indore has a close resemblence with Mumbai. Being well connected to Mumbai by Rail/Road/Air every business trend be it new fashion , technology or just the business culture, comes in very fast to Indore. Hence sometimes also called "Mini-Bombay".Apart from having big shops & showrooms of all the national & international brands (Company outlets), a big cloth market industry has flourished at Indore. Indore is also known for its leather toys and Maheshwari & Chanderi are some very interesting ornate sarees and brocades to offer. There is a lot of zari work coming out of Madhya Pradesh, and the Maheshwari sarees have particularly gained in popularity of late. Besides the fabrics, there is a variety of local carving crafts to choose from. For shopping in Indore there are main places as under.

Accommodation

Hotel Sayaji Hotel Hotel Chandela Hotel Greenwood Jehan Numa Palace