Indore, which is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, is a blend of ancient and modern lifestyle. Located on the southern edge of Malwa Plateau, Indore is popular for its history, bazaars and cuisine. It is the only city in India to have both Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). It’s a paradise not only for shopaholics but also for history buffs. So, if you are visiting Indore, here are 5 places that you must certainly visit!
1. Rajwada Palace: This 200 year old seven-storey historic palace of the Holkars is built in a mixture of Muslim, Maratha and French styles. The palatial structure of Rajwada Palace is sure to leave you spellbound.
2. Lal Bagh Palace: One of the grandest monuments left behind by the Holkar Dynasty in Indore is Lal Bagh Palace. Built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar between 1886 and 1921, the three-storey structure is used for hosting royal receptions.
3. Bada Ganpati: This place will surely leave you awestruck. This temple houses perhaps the largest Ganesh Idol in the world, measuring 25 feet from crown to foot.
4. Town Hall: Originally named King Edwards Hall, it was renamed to Mahatma Gandhi Hall in 1948. Its architectural style is Indo-Gothic. Its domes and staples are a landmark of Indore, even today.
5. Kanch Mandir: This Jain Temple, inlaid with glass is an architectural marvel indeed. The walls, ceilings, floors, pillars and door knobs are entirely inlaid with glass. On the top, there is a special glass chamber which multiplies the three statues of Lord Shantinath, Aadinath and Mahavira into an indefinite number (apparently visible upto 24, representing 24 tirthankaras).