State: Madhya Pradesh
Coordinates: 22.717899 75.833298
Named after the renowned Indreshwar temple of the 18th century, Indore is located in the fabulous Narmada river valley in the Madhya Pradesh state of India. Known for its grandiose temple and glorious monuments, it has the history of being ruled by a number of some renowned dynasties particularly by the Halkers. The city is well prepared to captivate the visitors with the cultural legacy and historical monuments. A charismatic city on the milieu of two stunning streams, with a stately temple overlooking these, Indore is gifted with the magnificence of Mother Nature.
The city has a number of things to catch your attention, the most popular among which is the Rajwada Palace; it is seven storey historic palace, which is around 2 centuries old. It was the nerve centre of all the trading activities. Next not to miss attraction is the picturesque Jain shrine, the palace of mirrors which definitely leaves the visitors enthralled by its beauty. You can also pay a visit to the Lal Bagh Palace, which is the ancestral palace of its ruler, and now the residence of the descendent of Holkers. Other areas of interest are the Chhatri Baug, Nehru Park and the Indore museum.
Indore is known worldwide for its exceptional handicrafts, which are certainly a true expression of the Indore traditions. The well-known Maheshwari and Chanderi silks of Indore entice people with the artistic opulence.
A city of merriment, Indore has a rich heritage and culture and reflection of this can be seen in their festivals. Some of the main festivals are Gangaur, Rangpanchmi and Ganesh Chathurdhi. Amazingly blessed with the stunning landscapes, and a comfortable climate, the miraculous charisma of Indore certainly wins everyone’s heart.