Indore Tourism

One of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is also the commercial capital of the state. Offering a spectacle of majestic palaces co-existing with commercial centres, Indore is also known for its mouth watering culinary experience. The city of Indore has a bunch of amazing places which are worth checking out. Described as the financial and technological capital of Madhya Pradesh, the major tourist attraction of Indore are its temples, monuments and also its magnificent palaces.


One of the major attractions of Indore is the Khajrana Ganesha Temple, built by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar. A pious destination among Hindu devotees; as per local beliefs, the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled in this temple. One of the major festivals of the temple is Vinayaka Chaturthi. A fair is also held every year in the month of August and September, in the region of Khajrana.

Another popular attraction here is the famed temple of Omkareshwar, located on Mandhata Island. It is one of the holiest shrines and is considered to be one of the 12 jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. The unique aspect of this temple is that the island itself is shaped like the symbol of Om.
Gushing waterfalls makes for an amazing picnic spot at Patalpani, and is one of the major attractions of Indore. The picturesque and calm ambience around the waterfalls set amidst lush greenery is worth a visit. The exciting hill ranges and rugged terrain makes it a perfect place to go trekking and hiking.

Kanch Mandir is also a major attraction of Indore. It is a temple made of glass and mirrors, and is often called as Seth Hukamchand Temple as it was built by Sri Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century. This beautiful temple is a sacred place among people of Jain religious community, as the idol of Lord Mahavira, who was the founder of Jainism, is the presiding deity in the temple.  Along with mirrors, patterned ceramic tiles are also used for decorating the temple.

Best time to visit
The best months to visit Indore are October to March. July to September is also a good time to visit the city as the temperature comes down a bit due to rain showers. Summers must be avoided due to the scorching heat.

How to reach
By Air – Indore is well connected by flight to major cities like Bhopal, Gwalior, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Nagpur, Jaipur, Raipur Delhi and Mumbai. The airport is just 8 kms away from the city.
By Train – Indore is connected to most major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Vadodra to name a few. Khandwa and Ratlam are the two major junctions on the metre gauge.
By Road – Indore is well connected to other cities of the state through state and national highways. Other than that there is a bus/cab service to cities like Bhopal, Gwalior, Ujjain and Sanchiamong others.


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