Trip to Indore 

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21st Feb 2018

How to spend one day in Indore?

Indore is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh state of India. Being a central city, it hosts a number of national and international events. If you are on Indore trip and have only a day to spend in the city, we suggest visiting following places-

Annapurna temple

Rajwada

Krishnapura Chhatri

Indore museum

Lal Bagh Palace

Planning the route

Annapurna temple

This temple is one of the few temples in India, dedicated to the Indian Goddess of Food. The remarkable features of this temple is the ornate gate and elephant statues.

Address: Kranti Kriplani Nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452009, India

Contact: +91 89623 69085

Visiting time: 05:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 02:00 PM to 12:00 PM

Time to spend: 45 minutes

Next Destination: Rajwada, 15 minutes by car

Rajwada

It is a historical place built by Holkars of the Maratha Empire. It iis 2 centuries old, seven storied structure.

Address: Rajwada Circle, Rajwada, Near Holker Cloth Market, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452002, India

Contact: +91 1800 233 7777

Visiting time: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Monday closed

Time to spend: 1 to 1.5 hours

Next Destination: Krishnapura Chhatri, 5 minutes by car

On your way to the next destination, you can halt and eat at Ashiana restaurant, they serve one of the best traditional cuisine in the town.

Krishnapura Chhatri

It is a cenotaph (a tomb like monument built to commemorate the martyrs), built in the memory of Holkars. The place has beautiful wall carvings and statues.

Address: Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Rajwada, Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holker Cloth Market, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452007, India

Contact: +91 73897 80050

Visiting time: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Sunday closed

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Indore museum, 15 minutes by car

Also visit Chikmagalur Chouraha, which is only 10 minutes walk from this place.

Indore museum

The museum showcases the artifacts from prehistoric to the modern era. It is also known as central museum.

Address: Near GPO Square, Navlakha, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001, India

Contact: +91 94610 92053

Visiting time: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Monday closed

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Lal Bagh Palace, 15 minutes by car

Lal Bagh Palace

It is a luxurious palace of the Holkar dynasty. The architecture shows a mix of baroque, rococo & neoclassical styles.

Address: Nai Duniya, Revenue Colony, Indira nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452007, India

Visiting time: 10:15 AM to 05:45 PM, Monday closed

Time to spend: 1.5 hours

You can rent a car for the entire day and travel to these places. You can also book intercity cab from Indore to Ujjain and say hello to the Lord Mahakal, a famous temple in Ujjain.

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Best places for Shopping in Indore

Most of the markets in Indore lie within the periphery and are easily accessible. You can either hire a cab, rickshaw, or walk on foot if you are at nearby tourist place to the market area. We recommend following markets for shopping in Indore.

Junk jewelries and everyday clothing are something you can find everywhere now a days. If you want to pick something traditional and memorable from your Indore trip, then you can go for Maheshwari and Chanderi sarees. You can also find block printed fabrics and dress material.

About Maheshwari and Chanderi sarees

The Maheshwari saree comes from the Maheshwar town of Madhya Pradesh. The tradition of handloom weaving in Maheshwar has been prevalent since 5th century. Legends say that Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar invited craftsmen from Surat and Malwa and employed them in Maheshwar to design exclusive saree for gifting the visitors of the royal palace. This is how the tradition of Maheshwari saree came into being.

Chanderi sarees show the blend of different culture and differs from Maheshwari saree in the weaving style and patterns. They also slightly differ in the border design.

Places to buy Maheshwari sarees in Indore

The authentic Maheshwari saree ranges from rupees 2000 and above. Following are the places to buy Maheshwari sarees in Indore-

Kilol

It is a handicrafts store in Indore and has a good collection of Maheshwari and Chanderi sarees.

Address: UG-1, Anmol Sagar Darshan 9/1, Race Course Rd, New Palasia, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001, India

Maheshwari Handloom works, Maheshwar

Maheshwar is a town near Indore (only a few kilometers distance) and you can find the authentic Maheshwari sarees at the factory price here. You can book taxi to travel from Indore to Maheshwar.

Address: 26, Laxmi Bai Marg, Maheshwar, Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh 451224, India

An important fact about Maheshwari saree: It has a reversible border and can be worn on both sides.

What are the popular food in Indore?

Indore is also a city of foodies. On your visit to Indore and if you have plans to stay overnight, must visit the Sarafa Ratri Bazaar, which is a mecca for the food lovers in Indore.

Well, the popular food in Indore include the following-

Poha Jalebi

This is an everyday breakfast in Indore. Poha is made from rice flakes and Jalebi is a hot serving sweet dish. In the morning you can find push carts selling this breakfast everywhere in town.

Malpua

It is a sweet dish made from milk, mawa and sugar syrup. It is a winter delight in Indore.

Dahi Vada

Vadas are made from lentils and soaked in sweet curd. They are topped with tamarind and green chutney and a number of spice mix.

Sev

You cannot find a home in Indore that don’t have sev as snack with them. This is a savory snack and used in garnishing a number of food. People in Indore even make vegetable curry from sev. You can take home a variety of sev from Indore with different levels of spiciness.

Bhutte ka Kees

This is something unique in Indore. The corn is grated and mixed with tamarind or lemon, coconut and other spices. People in Indore are just too snacky!

Moong Pakoda

The moong or mung beans are soaked in water overnight and then grinded. There is a special mix of spices added to it and are deep fried in small balls. It is served with chutneys and is a savory evening snack.

Shikanji

It is a sour lemon drink. There are two variations, one is prepared with Soda water and the other with plain mineral water. The basic ingredients are base (water or soda), cumin powder and of course lemon.

Apart from the above mentioned food, you can also try out sabudana khichdi, Indore sandwiches, Parathe, and Kachori. You can book a cab for the entire day in Indore and enjoy your food trial.

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People in Indore celebrate almost every festival with a great zeal. But the festivals which are celebrated in a unique way include Rangpanchmi, Anant Chaudas, and Ahilya Utsav. You can also participate in these festivals if you happen to visit Indore during this time.

Rangpanchmi

Rang Panchami is celebrated 5 days after the Holi festival. Unlike holi, which is a festival of colors, Rang Panchmi in Indore is more about music. One can find traditional folk songs in the streets. The municipal corporation of Indore sprinkles colored water in the streets on this day. This festival usually falls in the month of March or April.

Anant Chaudas

This day marks the end of 10 days of Ganesha Festival. In the earlier time, when the textile mills were the only and main industry, the mill workers contributed money to arrange Jhanki or the carnival of floats of Ganesha idols. In present time, large processions of huge Ganesha idols are taken out on the night of Anant Chaudas. One can observe a fare like atmosphere in Indore on this day. This festival is usually celebrated in the month of September.

Ahilya Utsav

Ahilya Utsav is celebrated every year to commemorate the death anniversary of the brave Holkar queen of Indore. It is also celebrated in the month of September. The vibrant past of the town is relieved on this day. It is an important day for the Holkar community and also for the Maheshwars, the entire community set up by the efforts of Queen Ahilya. Many cultural and art exhibitions are organised during this time.

The city still celebrates a number of age old festivals. If you are in Indore during Mahashivratri (in the month of February), then do visit the Mahakal temple in Ujjain. This could be a life warming experience of the grandeur with which the lord is treated this day. You can book intercity cab from Indore to Ujjain and participate in this grand celebration.

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In this read, we bring to you the great places to spend a day or a weekend from Indore.

Ujjain

Ujjain is one of the holy cities of India. The main attractions in Ujjain include Mahakaleshwar temple, Ram Mandir Ghat, Harsiddhi temple, Kal Bhairav temple, to name a few. You can reach Ujjain from Indore airport, or you can avail state transportation buses. Railways in Ujjain are also well connected. You can even book intercity cab from major cities of Madhya Pradesh.

Maheshwar

The city of Maheshwar is situated on the banks of river Narmada. It is known as a city of temples and is largely famous for the handlooms. Almost every alternate home in Maheshwar is into weaving handlooms. Maheshwar is about 95 kilometers far from Indore and you can easily get intercity cab, trains, and buses to reach the place. You can reach Maheshwar from Indore in minimum time (approx 2 hours) by travelling via road.

Omkareshwar

This place is also known as mini Varanasi. Omkareshwar and Indore are about 80 kilometers far from each other. The place is famous for the Omkareshwar temple, dedicated to lord Shiva.

Sanchi

Sanchi is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. The famous Sanchi Stupa is also an UNESCO listed world heritage monument. The major sites in this place include Sanchi Stupa, Ashoka pillar, The Great Bowl, and the Eastern Gateway. Sanchi is 4 hours run from Indore.

Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park is located around the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. The place encompasses a rich diversity of animals and plants. Many endangered species are also preserved here. It is a great place for wildlife camping, walking trails, picnics, animal spotting, etc. It is quite far (about 6 hours run) from Indore, but a perfect place to spend weekend.

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Happy travel!

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