In this blog, we shall know Indore and the best places to visit. Indore is a unique city that perfectly captures the essence of 'Incredible India.' This stunning city juxtaposes its glorious past with the vibrant present. Although Indore may not feature prominently among the top places to visit in India, it exudes a charming vibe that is simply irresistible. 

The city has a cosmopolitan outlook yet retains its old-world charm sprinkled with historical monuments, spending temples, bustling bazaars, and friendly people. Whether you are visiting the beautiful city in Madhya Pradesh with your friends or family or someone special, there are plenty of attractions in Indore for you to explore and have a wonderful holiday experience. 

Rajwada Palace

One of the best places to see in Indore, it rightfully deserves its place at the top of the list. A magnificent monument, this palace stands tall and proud as a testament to the glorious era of the Holkar Dynasty that ruled in the region. An architectural wonder, the palace exudes a grand and regal aura from every corner and is a sight to behold. It features a unique blend of Mughal, Maratha, and French architectural styles and is adorned with ornate jharokas, lofty archways and elaborate wooden furnishings. Another important highlight of the palace is the light and sound show that happens every evening. You must not miss this, so plan your visit accordingly. 

  • Timings – 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Entry charges – Rs. 10 (for Indian nationals), Rs. 250 for (foreign nationals)
  • Light and sound show timings – 6.30 pm (in Hindi), 7.45 pm (in English)
  • Light and sound show charges – Rs. 200 (per person)

Central Museum

Central Museum is also commonly known as Indore Museum and is a treasure trove of artefacts and relics from the bygone era. Some of the items on the display belong to the prehistoric era. The Central Museum was opened to the public in 1929 and is one of the three important museums in the city. 

Among the many artefacts, what makes this museum one of the best places to visit in Indore is the stunning collection of historic coins, scriptures and arms and armours, including the cannons that were used by the Mughal emperors like Humayun, Jehangir and Babar. 

  • Timings – 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Entry Charges – Rs. 10 (for Indian nationals), Rs. 100 for (foreign nationals)

Janapav Hills 

Janapav Hills is a popular tourist spot and one of the most beautiful places in Indore. A haven for all nature lovers, it is the second-highest point on the Malwa Plateau. The drive to the point is an experience as you enjoy the stunning view of the surroundings along the way. If you love trekking, you will love this place, as there are many trails that you can explore here. The green verdant trails leading to the top of the hills are sure to give you a joyful experience. 

Apart from its natural beauty, Janapav is also known for its mythological association. According to Hindu Legend, this place is the birthplace of Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. And while you visit this place, make sure to go to the ashram located at the hilltop, which is dedicated to Lord Parshuram’s father, Jamadagni. The view from the top is just mind-boggling!

Holkar Stadium

If you love cricket, you must definitely visit this place. One of the most famous places in Indore, this cricket stadium is a wonderful place to learn about the city's rich cricket history and legacy. The stadium has hosted many iconic matches, and you can relive those moments as you explore it. 

Make sure to check if there are any matches scheduled here during your visit, plan your itinerary accordingly, and watch a match here. It would be a wonderful experience that you will remember forever.

Sarafa Bazar

Indore is a mecca for all food lovers. If you are a food lover, this is the best place to visit in Indore to taste the lip-smacking local delicacies. Here, you can indulge in local food items and savour Indore's authentic flavours. Some of the dishes that you must try are Khopra Patties, Malpua, Poha, Rabri, Jalebi, and Kulfi. 

The Bazar also has a wonderful jewellery market and plenty of other shops where you can shop for different things as you like. In a nutshell, it is a one-stop place for shopping and food. What better place could you ask for?

Kanch Mandir

Kanch Mandir literally translates to a temple of glass. This stunning Jain temple was built in 1903 by Seth Hukam Chand. And, true to its name, the interiors of the temple are fully covered in glass panels and mirrors. The Chinese lamps add splendour to the place and lighten up the environment, creating a stunning visual that is a cynosure to the eye. The place is loved by both devotees and enthusiast travellers. 

Timings – 5 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm 

Charges – Free

So, there you go. You have plenty of amazing places to visit in Indore that will surely enthral and mesmerise you. 

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