Indore Tourist Guide - Places to Visit Indore

Indore Tourist Guide - Places to Visit Indore - Destination Overview
  • Package Prices
    Staring from Rs 4,999/- Per Person including 2 nights/3 days indore hotel stay and full indore site seeing and excursions
  • Location: madhya Pradesh,India -
  • Nearest Airport: Indore or Bhopal
  • Nearest Train Station: Indore
  • How to reach: Regular Flights from Mumbai, Delhi
  • Season to Visit: Indore is best to reach in all seasons, winter months from october to March is the best time to visit

Indore Tourist Guide - Places to Visit Indore 

Indore is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh, and together with its satellite towns of Pithampur and Dewas, is one of the fastest-growing economic regions in India. Its proximity to the Gujarat - Mumbai grid is a major factor behind its huge economic potential. Indore is also one of the foremost centres of education in central India and produces over 50,000 graduates each year, 30% of whom have technical training. The history of Indore is inseparable from the history of the Holkar State. The founder of the House of Holkars was Malhar Rao Holkar, born in 1693 AD. His soldierly qualities brought him to the forefront under the Peshwa and he was rewarded with the gift of territories comprising the Indore region. Malhar Rao was succeeded by his grandson, on whose death, without issue, his mother, Maharani Devi Ahilya Bai ascended the throne. The Holkars with their keen interest in city planning and education shaped much of Indore. Many institutions in the city predate India's Independence. Today, Indore is a perfect mélange of the old and the new, where the old heritage structures coexist with the modern multi-storeyed buildings

Location of Indore city:   Indore is situated on the Malwa Plateau, just south of the Satpura Range. It is situated in the center of the state of Madhya Pradesh away from the sea. Due to this Indore experiences an extreme climate. There is a huge variation in the weather of the city. During summers, Indore is quite hot. The day temperature at times reaches 45o C, making the heat pretty severe. But the nights in Indore are unusually cool. Infact, this is the most peculiar feature of the place as far as the climatic conditions are concerned.

Indore Tourist Guide: Itinerary 

DAY 01: Arrive Indore
Arrive at Indore Airport / Railway station, meet our representative & transfer to the Hotel. Located in the heart of the Malwa Plateau, Indore is possibly the best place to catch a glimpse of the life and times of the Holkar Dynasty. It is here that you find a fine amalgamation of art and culture of several regions and era in its various attractions, including palaces and temples. Later, proceed for the city tour of Indore i.e. Central Museum, Kanch Mandir, Khajrana and Lal Bagh Palace. In the evening you will visit chouki dhanni. Overnight stay at Indore.

DAY 02: Indore local siteseeing
After breakfast you will visit more local siteseeing of Indore i.e. Gomatgiri, Hinkargiri one the most famous Jain Temple of Indore then you will go for Bijasan Mata Ka Mandir. After lunch you will visit Regional park that is one of the biggest Park of MP where you can do boating and enjoy the light and sound show in the evening. Overnight stay at Indore.

DAY 03: Departs Indore
After breakfast you will be drop to Indore Railway st./Airport for onwards Journey.

Tourist Places of Indore

There are a number of places in Indore that should be visited while on a sightseeing tour of the city. Indore has a rich cultural heritage. The city was ruled over by some of the greatest rulers, who have given it their legacy in the form of various historical monuments and religious places. Today, the Indore city of Madhya Pradesh has a lot to offer to the people who come here on tours. The place is all set to fascinate you with the charm of its architectural grandeur and historical enigma.

Chokhi Dhani

Chokhi Dhani and Nakhrali Dhani are Rajasthani heritage resorts on the outskirts of Indore. These resorts are given the appearance of a Rajasthani village in India. The villages provide people the precise atmosphere of the village, along with the modern day facilities and entertainment.

Central Museum/ Indore Museum

Central Museum, also known as the Indore Museum, is one of the most interesting buildings in Indore. It is a treat for the people who are genuinely fascinated by the history of India and the rich civilization that flourished here in the pre historic age.

(Central Museum Indore Museum)


The Maratha Rulers were skilled in the field of architecture. An exquisite example of their architectural style comprise of the Chattris of Indore. These chhattris are the cenotaphs built in the memory of the Holkar rulers. The memorials are built in stone and have stood the test of time.


Lal Baag Palace

Lal Baag Palace is one of the most spectacular buildings in Indore. It stands on the outskirts of the town, towards the southwest. It is a three storey building on the bank of the River Khan. The palace was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar during 1886-1921.

(Lal Baag Palace)

Kanch Mandir

The Kanch Mandir, as the name suggests, is a temple which is entirely made up of glass and mirrors. It is also known as the Seth Hukamchand Temple, as it was built by the "Cotton King" Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century. It is primarily a Jain temple and is a wonder in glass.

(Kanch Mandir)


Rajwada is the historical palace of the Holkars. It was built about two centuries ago and is located near the Chhatris in the main square. It is a seven storied structure, which serves as the living example of the grandeur of the Holkars. Rajwada stands in the centre of the city.


Town Hall or Mahatma Gandhi Hall

The Town Hall or Mahatma Gandhi Hall is one of the prettiest buildings in Indore city of India. Built in 1904, it was originally named King Edward Hall. In 1948, it was renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Hall. It has a remarkable Indo-Gothic structure and is made in Seoni stone. Its splendid domes and steeples are the landmark of the Indore city. It has a clock tower in front and is popularly known as Ghanta Ghar. The central hall can accommodate 2000 people at a time and is the venue of book, painting exhibitions and fairs throughout the year. The building also has a library, children's park and a temple.

(Town Hall or Mahatma Gandhi Hall)

Nehru Park

Another well known tourist spot in the city is Nehru Park. It is the oldest park in Indore, located centrally. Built by the Britons, it was earlier known as Biscow Park and was open only to British before independence. After independence, it was renamed as Nehru Park. The park has a variety of roses and offers facilities like library, swimming pool, children's hobby centre, a mini train and battery operated cars.

(Nehru Park)

Places Near Indore

Omkareshwar Temples

Omkareshwar is a holy town situated at a distance of 77 km from Indore. It derives its name from the sacred Hindu symbol of Om. The place is a pilgrimage site, as there are a number of Hindu temples and Jain temples located here. It is basically an island, in the shape of Om, on the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri.

(Omkareshwar Temples)


Ujjain is situated at a distance of 56 km from Indore. The city of Ujjain is one of the ancient cities of the country. It is considered to be one of the seven sacred places to attain Moksha. The city attracts a great deal of pilgrims, as it is the abode of one of the Jyotirlingas. Ujjain city of India is located on the banks of River Shipra and exists from the early days of the Indian civilization.

(Ujjain temple)

Mandu City

Mandavgarh is situated at a distance of about 90 km from the Indore city of Madhya Pradesh. Popularly known as Mandu, the town is located amidst the Vindhya Ranges, at an elevation of 2000 feet above the sea level. It was originally founded in the 10th century by the Parmar rulers who made it their fort capital.

(Mandu City)

Patal Pani

Another place of interest near Indore is Patal Pani. It is situated at a distance of 36 km from Indore. Patal Pani is famous for its splendid waterfall. The waterfall descends from a height of 150 feet into a pond (kund). The depth of the kund is still unknown. According to popular belief, the bottom of this deep kund [trench] reaches Patal (the mythological world below Earth or the netherworld). This way the place got its name Patal Pani. It is a very famous picnic spot near Indore.

(Patal Pani)


You can also visit Deoguradia, which is a small picturesque village at a distance of 8 km from Indore. It is famous for its monolithic rock temple built in 7th century and another one built in 18th century by Ahilya Bai Holkar. This place is popularly known as Garuda Tirth, as there is a water outlet there. It is in the shape of Gomukh, from where water flows out and falls on the Shivalinga almost as in Abhishek. The original Shivalinga is 12ft under water in a sunken temple. The present temple is constructed above the under water temple and is dedicated to Shri Gutkeshwar Mahadeo. Every Shivratri, a fair is organized here.

Best Time to Visit Indore

This is the most pleasant time of the year and is also regarded as the peak season for Indore travel or the ideal time to visit Indore. Though the city has a varying climate, you can visit it throughout the year. Whenever you plan to explore Indore, don't forget to check out the climate. This will help you in packing your bags. During summers, it is better stick to cottons, while in winters; you can carry your woolens along with you.

How to reach Indore

By Road

Indore is fairly well connected to different parts of Madhya Pradesh as well as India. There are a number of National and State Highways passing from Indore namely, NH3, NH69, 69A, NH86. This makes the place very accessible. The city is connected to all the major and minor cities nearby, via proper roads. There are bus services to and from Indore to facilitate traveling. The prominent cities linked to Indore by road are Bhopal, Barwani, Khandwa, Ujjain, Dewas, Dhar, Ratlam, Khargoan, Jhabua and Agar.

By Rail

Indore lies on the longest functional meter gauge line in India, i.e. between Jaipur and Purna. The railway station of the city falls under the Ratlam division of Western Railways. Indore is one of the few places in India where both meter gauge and broad gauge railways tracks operate. An interesting feature of these lines is that they intersect each other forming a Diamond crossing. Indore is well connected to all parts of the country including the four metros.

There are direct trains to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata (Howrah) and Chennai. Though the number of trains is less, Indore has train services to other major towns like Trivandrum, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jammu, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Nagpur, Patna etc. There are four stations within the city, namely Rajendra Nagar, Lokmanya Nagar, Saifee Nagar and Lakshmibai Nagar. They even run short distance trains connecting Indore to nearby towns and villages.

By Air

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore connects it to most of the major cities in the country. It is directly linked to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Raipur, Nagpur and Bhopal, via major airlines. There are various airlines operating from Indore. These include Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air Sahara, Kingfisher Airlines and Deccan Aviation. Indore airport has good infrastructure and facilities. It is proposed to give it international status soon.

Indore Culture

Indore has become a center of trade, commerce and learning. Due to this a lot of people have settled here for occupation, studies, cultural diversity and peaceful environment. This has given the city a true cosmopolitan nature. You will find people belonging to different cultural backgrounds and speaking varied languages. The major languages spoken in Indore are Hindi, Marathi, English, Rajasthani, Malwi, Punjabi and Sindhi. 

Arts and Craft
Indore is the commercial capital of the largest state in the country, Madhya Pradesh. It is known for its magnificent monuments, exuberant festivity and blissful solitude. Apart from this, Indore also boasts of a fairly good arts and crafts industry, which has a charm of its own.