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Lal Baag Palace:

Lal Baag Palace is one of the most spectacular buildings in Indore attracting lot of tourists and historians. Built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar between 1886 and 1921, the palace is located on the banks of River Khan covers an area of 28 hectares.  Adorned with beautiful gardens and good quality architecture Lalbagh Palace is a magnificent memento of a rich heritage of the Holkar Empire.  The Palace has been converted in to museum which is open for visitors between 10 am to 5 pm attracting a large number of art lovers and historians alike.

 

Rajwada:

Rajwada also known as the Holkar Palace is one of the most well known landmarks of Indore city. The 200 year old palace built as the official residence of the Holkars is an epitome of cultural and architectural richness. The palace portrays three stone made lower stories, wooden upper stories, well-laid garden with fountains and an artificial waterfall. Rajwada attracts a large number of architecture enthusiasts and photography lovers to soak in the grandeur of this magnificent monument.

 

Geeta Bhawan:

Geeta Bhawan is an important religious shrine attracting people of all caste and creed highlighting the social fabric of Indore. The building houses many statues of various religions including Jainism and Buddhism. The central hall of the Bhwan buiklding is adorned with magnificent artworks and paintings from Puranas and Vedas.

 

Nehru Park:

Nehru Park dedicated to the first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru; Nehru Park is one of the most well known tourist hangouts in Indore. The park is famous for its wide variety of roses and includes a library and a swimming pool making it an ideal picnic hotspot for the locals. The park has a dedicated section for children including a play area with a mini train and battery operated cars making it a hotbed of a perfect family outing.

 

Kanch Mandir:

Kanch Mandir or the glass temple is a very popular religious attraction in Indore. Built as an exquisite marvel of exotic glasswork, the Kanch Mandir attracts a large number of Jain pilgrims. The special glass chamber at the top of this remarkable shrine has a raised statue of Mahavira, which is having a multiplied effect. Also known as Seth Hukamchand Temple, Kanch Mandir exhibits an exquisite spectacle and a celebration in glass.

 

Chhatris:

The Chhatris also known as the Krishnapura Chhatris is one of the famous landmarks of Indore attracting a large number of tourists. The chhatris or cenotaphs placed strategically on the banks of the Khan River exhibit the cultural and archeological brilliance of the erstwhile Holkar Empire. The chhatris have remained intact surviving the tides of time and indifferent weather making them a case study in various architectural schools. When illuminated at night, the chhatris gleam brightly and it presents an eye-catching spectacle.

 

Bada Ganpati:

Bada Ganpati temple is an ancient temple dedciated to Lord Ganesha attracting a huge influx of pilgrims and tourists alike. Built in 1875 by Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar, the Bada Ganpati also known as Khajrana Ganesha Temple holds the distinction of having the biggest Ganesha idol in the world. Made up of a weird mix of limestone, jaggery, bricks, mud from the stables of elephants and horses, besides holy soil and water from the major pilgrim places and the deity’s image attracts a large number of believers and non believers alike. The temple holds a festive look during the Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations every year attracting thousands of pilgrims from across India.

 

Omkareshwar Temple:  

Omkareshwar Temple situated at a distance of 77 km from Indore is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. Home to one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, Omkareshwar Temple also known as the Temple of Shri Omkar Mandhata is made up of locally available soft stone. Carvings in the front chamber and mesmerizing wall paintings on the upper parts of the temple make it an architectural marvel along with its high religious and spiritual quotient. The Omkareshwar Temple attracts thousands of pilgrims all through the year from across the globe.

 

Patalpani:

Patalpani is a famous tourist excursion spot famous for its cascading waterfalls. The calm, quite lustrous ambience of Patalpani makes it a favorite picnic spot among nature lovers. Blessed with a hilly terrain, Patalpani offers enormous trekking opportunities making it an adventure lover’s delight. The waterfalls attract a large number of visitors in the monsoon season.

 

Indore Museum:

Indore Museum also known as the central museum is one of the known well known monuments of Indore. Home to thousands of ancient and rare artifacts and folk arts, the museum has a wide range of cultural marvel from prehistoric times to the British Era. The museum is a treat for the people who are genuinely fascinated by the history of India and the rich civilization that flourished here in the pre historic age.

 

Town Hall:

The Town Hall or Mahatma Gandhi Hall is one of the prettiest buildings in Indore. Built in 1904 the building was originally named King Edward Hall which was changed to Mahatma Gandhi Hall in 1948.Built in Indo-Gothic architectural style the building is an epitome of brilliant Seoni stone work. The building houses a clock tower in front popularly known as Ghanta Ghar attracting a large number of tourists and photography enthusiasts.

 

Sukh Niwas Palace:

Sukh Niwas Palace is an ancient monument which acted as the summer palace of the Holkan rulers. Built along the shore of the Sukh Mahal Lake amid picturesque gardens and scenic locations, Sukh Mahal Palace has an underground tunnel connecting it to the old palace of Indore. Built as a blend of Indian and western style of architecture, Sukh Mahal palace attracts art lovers, historians and tourists alike to soak in the splendor of this marvelous palace.

 

Annapurna Temple:

Annapurna temple dedicated to Goddess Annapurna is one of the most famous religious shrines in Indore city. Built as a replica of the famous Meenakshi temple of Madirai, the Annapurna temple has four full size elephant idols highlighting the entrance of the magnificent temple.  An architectural splendor, the outer wall of the temple is brightly decorated with beautiful images of legendary characters. The temple attracts a large number of pilgrims all through the year.