Profile of Indore
Indore traces its roots back to 16th century as a commercial hub between the Deccan and Delhi, and was named Indrapur in the year 1716. On May 18th in the year 1724, Indore as well as its surroundings came under the Maratha control and they renamed it as Indur.
Indore holds a rich heritage in every way. Shivaji Rao who was a great builder has built most of the existing buildings and palaces of Indore. In the last decade of the 19th century, the Lal Bagh palace of the Holkars which is one of the very famous palaces on the banks of the Khan river was originally constructed by him and is also known as the grand monument of the Holkar dynasty in Indore. The palace is a reflection of the augustness, beauty, brilliance, dignity and lifestyle of the Holkar Dynasty. It is spread in a total area of 28 acres. Another building called the Shiva Vilas palace was also built. The buildings of Holkar College which are again much known in the city and secretariat were built during his regime. The Jain community of the city also built a double-storied temple in the Shakkar bazaar.
During the time when British defeated the Holkars and Scindias at the Third Anglo-Maratha War in the year 1818, the capital was again moved from Maheshwar to Indore, but Holkars continued to rule due to efforts of their Dewan Tatya Jog. Indore was established as the headquarters of British Central Agency during that time. The electricity supply as started in the year 1906.
Indore is an education hub. This city has various ranked engineering, medical and management colleges. It also has the institutes giving classes for the preparation of the various entrance level exams. In fact it is the city which has both the IIT (Indian institute of technology) and the IIM (Indian institute of management).
Tourist Attractions of Indore
Some of the city’s tourist attractions are Lal bagh Palace, Kanch Mandir, Rajwada, Bada Ganpati, Khajrana, Gandhi Hall, Indore museum, Nehru park, Krishnapura chatris, Zoo, Annapurna mandir(temple), Meghdoot Upvan, Gomat giri, Nakhrali dhani, Chokhi dhani etc.