Madhya Pradesh’s cleanest and biggest city is known for it’s delectable culinary scene. The food here is traditional and comforting. From kachoris, jalebis, poha to different kinds of sweets, to top-end cafes and restaurants – it is a foodie’s paradise. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Liquor Baron Doles Out Money For 180-seater Plane Just to Fly 4 People to Delhi
It also is a history and culture buff’s delight. Some splendid buildings created by the Holkar dynasty, are enough to give you a visual treat. Though Indore’s traffic and crowds are as hectic as in any Indian city of this size, so for most travellers it is a stepping stone to Maheshwar or Omkareshwar; with its bustling bazaars, good eating scene and a better-than-average crop of hotels, Indore can be considered as your next off-beat getaway. Here’s what you must see in the city: Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Imposes Rs 2,000 Fine on Migrant Workers And Others Violating Home Quarantine Amid COVID-19
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The stately three-storey structure houses a museum and is still impressive though it could do with a little maintenance. Its European-inspired design is a testament to the architectural sensibility of the bygone era.
A short walk from the chaotic Sarafa Bazar is the 18th-century Rajwada with Maratha and Islamic architectural elements. The original seven-storey wooden front facade with heavy wooden doors with iron studs opens to a grand structure rising around a central inner courtyard. Arched balconies, jharokhas, a grand hall with gilded pillars, all these offer a glimpse of the site’s history as a grand palace.
This museum has a great collection of medieval Hindu sculptures, along with tools, weaponry and copper-engraved land titles. Skirmishes took place here during the First War of Independence that ended up in the well in the garden being poisoned during the struggle.
Standing tall and proud on Mahatma Gandhi Rd, this gorgeous, red-stone, Indo-Gothic city hall was built in 1904 and originally called King Edward’s Hall; and later renamed in 1948.
Sardar Patel Statue
One of the many statues that this city houses; this one’s situated in the middle of a busy roundabout near the Sarwate Bus Stand.