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A trip to vibrant city Indore

Indore city

The royal land has a glorious history and is known much for its mouth-watering dishes, temples, and palaces. The city has its name derived from its fascinating history. Indore has its name derived from the Indrashewar temple that was built during Holkar times. The predominant city is all has its root from the 16th century. The beautiful city in M.P is a perfect destination to spend your holidays away from the hustle-bustle of life. 

Top 10 things to do in Indore

Indore is a worth visiting city and the largest in Madhya Pradesh. The royal city welcomes people from all caste, cultures, and religions. Various ethnic groups like Gujrati, Marathi, Marwari, Muslims, and Sindhis coincide in the beautiful city. Rich in culture, the city of Ahalya Bai Holkar has amazing things that you cannot give a miss. The article mentions 10 top do things that you need to add to your bucket list.

Pay a visit to Rajwada Palace

Rajwada Palace
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The historical palace in the city of Indore was built by Holkars. The palace has splendid architecture and exhibits royalty. Built 200 years ago, the palace is the most visited tourist attraction in Indore. The old structure is encircled with khajuri bazaar crowded with people. The seven-storied oldest structure is one of its kind. The palace has to undergo various attacks since its construction in 1740 A.D. It was burnt several times and rebuilt to maintain its glory under the supervision of H.H Ushadevi Holkar. The lower three floors are made up of stone while the upper four floors are made up of wood and bricks.

Designed with elegancy and Maratha style, the palace houses a beautiful garden with splendid fountains and structures. It has become the hotspot of people visiting sarafa, the market loved by food lovers.

Satisfy your tummy at Sarafa 

The people visiting Indore, love roaming in the Sarafa and enjoy the variety of cuisine. The open street market has buzzing nightlife wherein people roam throughout the night to enjoy snacks, fast food, chaat, spiral potatoes, pani puri, and much more. You cannot afford to give a miss to the food hub that is a popular destination among city people and tourists visiting Indore.

Soak yourself in spirituality at Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

Omkareshwar situated 77 Km from Indore, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. The Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the 12 jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is the holy island whose shape is that of Om Symbol. The temple rests in the lapse of nature and is nestled by beautiful hills and rivers.

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

Another temple Mamleshwar situated on the south bank of Narmada has also deep faith associated with it. The holy shrine is crowded with pilgrims. There is a strong belief that without offering holy water to omkareshwar, the journey isn’t complete.

Get to enjoy the scenic beauty at Maheshwar Fort Complex

Maheshwar fort is a beautiful fort built by Rani Ahilayabai along the river Narmada. On the way from Indore to Maheshwar, there resides a beautiful Manpur Ghat. If you are driving by car, you can stop to capture the beautiful scenic beauty in your cameras. The lush green beauty and breathtaking views are sure to make your journey more exciting and pleasurable.

Manpur Ghat

The magnificent 250-year fort is situated at the banks of beautiful Narmada. The views of the river are mesmerizing and sure to provide you with a great time, enjoying the water and gazing at perfect picture beauty.

Splendid Mandu

The historical city in Mandav is known for its amazing architecture. The city offers some of the thrilling destinations to pay a visit to. The incredible Mughal history and exceptional architecture will make your trip much fascinating,

Jahaz mahal draws crowds for its exceptional architecture. The mahal built during Khilji’s reign in the 15th century has jaw-dropping architecture. Jahaj Mahal was named because of its reflection in the surrounding reservoir. It appears as if the ship is floating on a lake.

Jahaz mahal

Another destination that demands a must-visit is Roopmati Mahal. It is well known for the love story tale of Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. Other tourist attractions that call for a visit are Hindola Mahal, the palace of Bazbahdurpur, Rewa Kund, and dai ka mahal.

Mandu offers a great and pleasant time with much to explore. If you plan to visit Indore, spend some time visiting mandu.

Experience the divinity at Khajrana

The home of Ganesha offers peace and serenity. Built during the Holkar dynasty the temple has immense faith. The pilgrimage site draws crowds. Devotees believe that praying to Lord Ganesha and tying a thread would help in fulfilling their wishes. The temple has changed a lot in few years. The temple has become big and is popular across people in India and abroad. The ancient Ganesha idol and beautiful Ganesha carvings are a true devotee’s delight.

The beautiful campus has many shops where you can get laddoos, modaks, and mala which you can offer to the deity Ganesha. You must pay a visit to the beautiful temple and seek blessings.

 Pay a visit to the holy temple Shree Mahakaleshwar, Ujjain

Shree Mahakaleshwar, Ujjain
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The ancient temple at Ujjain catches the attention of people all across the world. It hardly takes 1 hour to 1:30 hour to reach Ujjain from Indore. Mahakal is a deity of Ujjain and mahakaleshwar temple is the ancient temple mentioned in Puranas. The one among 12 jyotirlingas is the most marked jyotirlinga. The holy shrine situated on the side of the sacred river Shipra is visited by devotees throughout the year.

Temple is well known for its Bhasma Aarti. Must attend Bhasma aarti.

Enlighten your taste buds at Chappan Bazar

Chappan Bazar

Chappan Bazar is famed for Indore street food. The food lovers tend to enjoy utmost at Chappan Bazar. The foodies can find all sorts of shakes, namkeens, junk food, juices all in one place. Some shops open early at 6. AM to serve yummy Indore breakfast Poha, 56 shops sell delicious Indian dishes and snack foods. The mouthwatering chaats and pani puri are the prime attraction of the food bazaar. If you are a lover of good food, this is the place that would enlighten your taste buds and satisfy your food craving belly.

Don’t miss the foodie place when you visit Indore. You cannot afford to taste the mouth-watering cuisines that await you.

Adore the startling architecture of Lal Bagh Palace

Lal Bagh Palace
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The residence of Holkar Maharaj is known for its startling architecture. Built-in Italian Renaissance Revival architecture style, the palace is one of the fun things to do in Indore. On entering you will notice the amazing gates that are a copy of the gates at Buckingham Palace(London).

The rooms of the palace are converted into a museum and opened to the public. The three-storied building has a unique architecture. The ground floor is sculpted in marble while the first floor comprises a coin collection from the Mughal period. In addition, the palace is lavishly decorated with beautiful Italian paintings and sculptures.

Do visit the place that reflects Holkar’s living and taste.

Patalpani waterfalls

Patalpani waterfalls

Patalpani waterfalls located in MhowTehsil of Indore district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India is a prime tourist attraction. 300 feet high waterfalls and scenic beauty make it a popular picnic spot. Circled by dense forests, the place is most loved by adventure freaks. The place has a very interesting tale associated with it. The depth of the pond(kund) and bottom of the waterfall is unknown. It is believed that its depth paves the way to another world that is patal.

The place calls for a much-needed visit and is a hot spot for tourists. Must pay a visit to the fascinating place when you visit Indore.

7 comments

  1. Beautifully narrated the beauty and culture of Indorr I am really excited to visit the place with the help of this blog which is a mini guide book .loved it

  2. Very good post. Highly informative for travellers who want to visit Indore. Nicely written and keep up the good work.

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