Indore, the largest city of Madhya Pradesh, was once a bastion of the mighty Holkars of the Maratha descent. So even today, this ancient city has a royal look and feel. Their architecture, temples, mighty Rajwada palace and cuisine mirrors this royal affiliation. Monsoons here end in September, melting into balmy winters. So, visit this place preferably just after the rainy season comes to an end. Mumbaikars will definitely love the laid-back, royal lifestyle of Indore. Heres how you reach this place from Mumbai.
It is almost 11 hour drive from Mumbai to Indore. Take NH 3 and then continue on Ghodbunder Road, NH8, GJ SH 88 and NH6 to GJ SH 80 in Sakarda. Turn left onto GJ SH 80. Turn left onto NH753B. Follow MH SH 5, MP SH 36 and MP SH 39 to NH 3 in Bakee Urf Goi. Turn left onto NH 3. Follow Agra-Bombay Road, Manik Bagh Road and Ujjain – Indore Rd to Mahatma Gandhi Roadd in Rajwada
You will have to pay INR 9,000 or 12, 000 for a one-way trip from Mumbai to Indore, depending on the cab size and type.
You will get numerous normal and AC Volvo buses from Mumbai to Indore throughout the day from all important depots in the city. Fare starts from INR 550 to 1500, depending on the bus you chose.