Bored of the same old destinations? Want to experience something different? Book your next holiday with our Indore Tours and feel the unique difference as you explore the city. The beautiful city of Indore is the capital city of the erstwhile Holkar rulers. A trip to this place will let you realize that Indore is an important industrial city in central India and is known as 'mini Mumbai'. Here you will find innumerable historical monuments belonging to the Holkars. The place is also quite popular for its temples. Take an Indore Tour are marvel at the architecture of the monuments which are an amalgamation of different styles.
The Gandhi Hall or Town Hall, built in 1904 is another major attraction that we take you with our Indore Tours. This hall is built in an Indo-Gothic style and is also referred as Ghanta Ghar because it has a four-faced clock tower in the front. Here you can also enjoy a number of art and cultural exhibitions.
As we take a look at the history we get to know that Indore was established by local landlords 1715 as a trade center in the Narmada River valley. Along with it they also built the Indreshwar temple in 1741. Thus the city derives its name from this temple. Later Indore became the capital city of the Holkars and then became the headquarters of the British Central India Agency and the summer capital of Madhya Bharat, before it became a part of the state of Madhya Pradesh.
As you book our Indore Tours, you will be glad to see that there are quite a many number of tourist places in the city. We take you to visit the Rajwada or the old palace which is located in the old part of the city near the bustling Khajuri Bazaar. This is a very important site to visit. As you visit this building you will find a unique blend of French, Mughal and Maratha style of architecture.
Another place that you should not miss out while on your Indore Tours is The Kanch Mandir (the temple of mirrors) or Seth Hukanchand temple which is located near the Rajwada. It is a Jain temple where you will find plain exteriors and contains intricate mirror work on the inside. Also visit the Indore Museum which is located near the Main Post Office. This place homes a good collection of pre-medieval and medieval artifacts.
The Lal Bagh Palace is also a must visit in your Indore Tours. This is the most important monument created by the erstwhile Holkar rulers. The best part is that it is set amidst the well-laid gardens and located at the southwestern part of Indore. The architecture and interiors of this modern palace will surely amaze you.
Few fascinating places that are sure going to put an impression on your heart and mind are The Chhatri (Cenotaph) Bagh. This place is located near the Kham River and has a number of chhatris or memorial cenotaphs erected in memory of the erstwhile Holkar rulers and their family members. The architectural style of these chhatris is typically Marathi. The Chhatri of Malhar Rao Holkar I, the founder of Holkar dynasty, is impressive.
With our Indore Tour we also take you to the largest Ganpati statue in the world, situated here in Indore. It is named the Bada Ganpati temple. This temple has an 8-m-tall, bright orange statue of Lord Ganesh which was built in 1875. Few other religious places that you should not miss out on your Indore Tours are The Gita Bhavan, the Annapurna temple, Bijasen Tekri and Gomtagiri Jain temples.
How to Reach:
By Air: Indore has its own airport named Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport and is well connected to all major cities of Madhya Pradesh and India.
By Rail: Indore is an important station in Madhya Pradesh. All major trains have a stop here.
By Road: Buses connect Indore to cities like Bhopal, Gwalior, Omkareshwar, Maheswar. There are Interstate buses to and from Mumbai, Ahmehabad, and Aurangabad.