Indore TourismIndore is a wonderful city situated in the magnificent Narmada River Valley, Madhya Pradesh. The city has witnessed many dynasties over a vast period of time and the most important of them is the Holkar Family. The city houses exquisite monuments and temples spread throughout the city and the surrounding places.
Visitors have enthralling traveling experience with the cultural heritage of the cit y that is situated on the Malwa Plateau surrounded by picturesque landscapes. The city is situated at an altitude of 553 m above the sea level and is a city with perfect blending of historical heritage of past and the modern era of future.
An Insight to Indore Tourism:Indore is the largest city of Madhya Pradesh and is situated on the banks of River Sarawati and Khan. Known for its architectural excellence, the city has endless tales of the past to narrate to the visitors. Magnificent monuments of Indore City not only narrate the history but they mesmerize the visitors with their magical spell.
Indore, if visited during special festivals like Anant Chaudas or Rangapanchami Festival would captivate visitors with its warmth and decorations. The city is always bustling and is very vibrant. Located about 186 km from Bhopal, the state capital, Indore city has derived its name from the Indreshwar Temple built in 18th Century.
Indore has multiple cuisines to offer and it is rightly given the name “the food city”. Indore has pleasant climate throughout the year and with its moderate climate and amazing location the city is considered as the one of the must-visit tourist destinations of India.
Traveling within the Indore city is very easy because tourists as well as locals have many options to choose from. They can avail buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws to travel within the city.
Travel in Indore:
Indore City Transport Service Corporation operated buses within Indore as well as outside the city too. The most important places connected by the buses run by ICTSL are AB Road and MG Road. The frequency of the bus services is excellent and the services are available till 11:30 PM. The color coding of the buses and their numbering helps the travelers to identify the particular bus for their destination.
Buses in Indore:
Buses in Indore City
The bus fare could be Rs 5-25 depending on the destination. Some points to remember are given below:
- Blue buses to go towards Rajwada and will go through MG Road.
- Magenta buses to go towards AB Road.
- The Orange buses to go towards Airport along with the Bond Road and would reach to Bada Ganpati Square.
Taxis in Indore:Taxi facility is quite frequent in Indore. Taxis in Indore charge Rs. 10/km and the taxi down charge is Rs 35. ICTSL has started Metro Taxi Services in Indore. This is an on call taxi service that uses GPS system to ensure passengers get impeccable services.
Important numbers for Taxi Booking-Star Cabs- 0731-63333333
Auto Rickshaws in Indore:Auto Rickshaws in Indore do not run on meter. Travelers must negotiate before they book an auto-rickshaw. The fare may be Rs 20-100 depending upon the destination. Auto Rickshaws can be shared also.
Address and Location of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Office in Indore:Address:
B/H Raveendra Natya Griha,
Indore - 452001
Phone no.: 0731 252 1818
Best Time to Visit Indore:
Indore City has pleasant climate throughout the year but summer is quite hot here because temperature may rise to 45°C. The best time to visit Indore City is between the months of October to March. In winter i.e. between the months of November to February, the night temperature becomes 10°C. Monsoon sets in July and continues till September. It is better to have enough woolen clothes if you are visiting Indore during winter months.
Indore City has many important places of interest including pilgrimage places, ancient monuments, museums, waterfalls, parks and others. Here the important places of Indore are listed.
Places to Visit in Indore
Indore City boasts many renowned temples that are famous for their rich history and architectural excellence.
Religious Places to Visit in Indore:
Bada Ganapati Temple in Indore
- Annapurna Temple
- Bada Ganapati Temple
- Gajanan Maharaj Temple
- Geetha Bhavan
- Gopal Mandir
- Gurdwara Imli Sahib
- Kanch Mandir
- Khajrana Ganesh Temple
- Red Church
- White Church
- St. Anne’s Church
Parks in Indore:Parks In Indore are places to rejuvenate and refresh. The important parks and amusement areas of Indore are-
- Kamla Nehru Park
- Meghdoot Upavan (Vijay Nagar)
- Regional Park (Piplipala Lake)
- Nakhrali Dhani Water Park, Rau
- Shell City Water Park, Khandwa Road
Indore City has many trendy shopping malls. Buyers from the local area as well as outside the city could visit renowned national and international brands under one roof. Malls have cloth showrooms, food courts, shoes, perfumes, exclusive kids’ stores, departmental stores and other accessories. The important shopping malls of Indore are-
Shopping Malls in Indore:
- Treasure Mall, MG Road
- C 21 Mall, A B Road
- Central Mall
- Mangal City Mall
- Orbit Mall
- Apollo Towers
- Malhar Mega Mall
Shopping Places in Indore:Indore City is a paradise for shopping freaks. Buyers get varieties of arts and craft items, textile items, jewelries, metal items and handicrafts. The city has numerous shopping malls, local markets and shopping area. Wood-carved items, glass bangles, leather toys and embroidered saris are some of items that attract the buyers.
Some of the markets like Sarafa Baazar, Chappan Chowk and Khajuri Baazar have made their entry in the list of must-see places of Indore. Chappan Chowk is exclusively known for multiple cuisines. There is a cloth market also in this area.
Markets of Indore are-
- Maharaja Tukuganj Cloth Market (MT Market)
- Kothari Market
- Sitlamata Baazar
- Topkhana Baazar
- Heritage Market
- Marothia Bazaar
- The Kasera Baazar
- Government State Emporium, M G Road
Eating Out in Indore:Indore is known as the food city and there are famous eateries all over Indore.
Famous Food in Indore
Here are the list of important eateries of Indore that make the city a paradise for food lovers.
- Sarafa Baazar- Exotic food items are found here like Sabudana Khichri, Jalebis, Rabdi, Malpua, Aloo Tikiya, samosas and others.
- Chappan Chowk- There is 56 shops where different types of food items are available for the foodies.
- Little Italy- Authentic vegetarian food shop known for Italian and Mexican Food.
- Shreemaaya- One of the oldest hotels of Indore.
- Raldhani (Food Court of Treasure Island).
- Sandwich Bar (T I Mall and Central Mall).
- Ravi’s Kachori (Saket and Nagar Nigam).
- Chocolate Room (T.I Mall and Bombay Hospital).
- Chokhi Dhani- Exclusive Rajasthani Food.
Hotels in Indore:Indore not only houses important eateries but it has renowned hotels that provide staying facilities as well as sumptuous foods for the visitors at the hotel restaurants. After a hectic sightseeing schedule visitors can relax in the luxury or budget hotels of Indore that offers cozy atmosphere, well equipped rooms, and all types of modern facilities.
Indore offers an array of different types of accommodations for visitors. The important hotels are-
- Lemon Tree Hotel, 3 R.N.T Road
- Hotel Radisson Blu, Ring Road
- Ginger Hotel, A.B. Road
- Sayaji Hotel, H/1, Scheme No. 54, Vijay Nagar
- Hotel Infiniti, Ring Road
- Hotel President, 163, R.N.T. Marg
- Hotel Shreemaya, 12, Ravindranath Tagore Marg
Other Important Places of IndoreIndore has many important monuments, tombs, palaces and museums.
Rajwada in Indore
Here are the list of such places of Indore.
- Lal Baagh Palace
- Town Hall
- Bapna Statue
- Central Museum
- Sirpur Lake Tricha Falls
- Ravindra Natya Griha
- Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary
There are many weekend getaways from Indore. These are -
Places to visit near Indore:
Indore is an important commercial center of India and is well connected to other parts of India through air, rail and road.
How to Reach Indore:
Indore By Bus
The national Highway NH3 joining Mumbai-Agra Road and NH9 joining Indore Ahmadabad Road pass through Indore. Passengers could avail daily bus services from Indore to other important cities like Mumbai, Jaipur, Bhopal, Gwalior and others. The bus services available are City Link Travels, Royal Travels , and Hans.
Indore by Train
Indore is an important Junction railway station of Western Railways. It is well connected to other important railway stations of India. There are direct trains that ply from Indore to other important cities like Pune, Bhopal, Mumbai and Delhi etc.
Indore by Air
The fastest way to reach Indore is by air. Indore has Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport located around 10 km away from the center of the city. Indore has public and private airlines services joining the city with other places like Mumbai, Jaipur, Delhi, Bhopal, Chennai and Bhopal. Taxi services are available from the airport to the city. For the international travelers, it is possible to take connecting flights from Delhi and Mumbai.