The largest city of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is not only termed as the ‘Commercial Capital’ but is equally well-known for being rich in history and architectural excellence. Although this city does not have many tourists moving around but going for a trip to Indore will never disappoint anyone. The city has a lot to offer to the tourists of every kind. Here is a list of places which add to the tourism value of Indore:
Lal Bagh Palace
Living life King size! Yes, this is the place which can actually show you what this expression means.Built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar during 1886-1921, Lal Bagh Palace depicts the lavish lifestyle and taste of the Holkars. The palace has exhibits of contemporary Indian and Italian paintings and sculptures.The decorations in the style of Belgium stained glass, Italian marble columns, rich Persian carpets and stuffed leopards and tigers add to an unforgettable experience to the visitors. The gates of the palace are a replica of the gates of Buckingham Palace (London) and were also shipped from London. The furniture and the ornamentation clearly reflect late Regency and early Georgian style. Apart from all this, the palace also has one of the best rose gardens in the country.
Khajrana Ganesh Temple
This temple was built by Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar belonging to the Holkar dynasty of the Maratha Empire and was later completed by other personalities. It is believed that whatever you wish for in this temple comes true within a short period of time. Apart from Lord Ganesh, there are several shrines dedicated to numerous Gods within the temple premises. Make a wish quickly!
Built by the Holkars of the Maratha Empire about two centuries ago, it is a historical palace. It is a seven storied structure which is about 553m high and is a great example of Mughal and Maratha architecture. The entrance consists of a beautiful archway and a giant wooden door covered with iron studs. The palace is sure to leave you spellbound once you have a tour inside it.
It is a jewelry market behind the Rajwada Palace during the day and turns into an amazing street food landmark at night. Indore is well known for its love for its legendary love for food and Sarafa Bazaar brings together the diverse flavors of this city. The late night market gets around 3000 visitors including locals and tourists.About fifty mouth-watering dishes are available at the Sarafa Bazaar like Poha Jalebi, Bhutte ki kees, Malpua, Khopra patties and also ten different flavored Pani puris. So, skip your meals and wait for the sunset!
It is a 300 ft high waterfall and the area surrounding it is a popular picnic and trekking spot. According to the folklore, the pit of the falls goes as deep as pataal (underworld in Hindu mythology) and hence, the name. Do not forget to take beautiful pictures of this nature lover’s paradise.
So, Indore is not only historically rich but has something to offer to food and nature lovers too. Apart from the few renowned landmarks mentioned above, there are much more such places which define the royal city of Indore.Tags: #IGOTIT, Got it Indore, Incredible Indore, indore, Indore the lesser known one, Lesser known indore, Places in indore, Tourist places in places