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Take a quick look at some travel facts about Indore, the City of Ahilyabai Holkar in Madhya Pradesh.


Location: Indore District, Madhya Pradesh.
420 C (Maximum), 300 C (Minimum)
Winters: 110 C (Maximum), 40 C (Minimum)
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Nearest Airport: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Domestic Airport
Nearest Railhead: Indore Junction Railway Station
Must Visits: Central Museum, Chhatris, Chokhi Dhani, Kanch Mandir, Lal Baag Palace, Rajwada, Annapurna Temple, Bada Ganpati Temple (25 ft. idol), Crystal Temple, Deoguradia (monolithic rock temple built in 7th century), Hrinkar Giri, Gomat Giri
Language Spoken: Hindi, Marathi, Malwi and English.
STD Code: 0731

Indore is a dazzling city, which is also an important commercial center of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This historical city is world renowned for its glorious past and is located just 190 km towards west from the state capital Bhopal. Geographically, it is located on the southern edge of the Malwa plateau, on the banks of River Saraswati and River Khan, which is somewhat the central point of India. Indore city comes under the administrative district of Indore and is spread over an area of 3,898 square kilometers. It is situated at an elevation of 553 m above the average sea level and thus, has a humid subtropical climate. This type of climate includes extremely hot and scorching summers (April-May), cools winters (mid-November-February) and pleasant monsoons (July-September) with an average rainfall of 890-970 mm yearly. October to March is the ideal time to visit this beautiful city.

In its early years, the city of Indore was known by many different names like Ahilyanagri (1607-1794) and Indhur (1800-1950). Some of the folklores say that the present name Indore had been derived from Indreshwar temple, constructed by Ved Manuj in the year 1741. Rao Nandlal Chaudhary is believed to be the founder of Indore city, as this is the place where he built a fort named Shree Sansthan Bada Rawala to protect his people from Mughals. In 1733, Malhar Rao Holkar was declared as the Maratha Governor, who was later succeeded by his daughter in law Ahilyabai who ruled the empire from the palace-fort at Maheshwar. Many magnificent Hindu temples which are architectural marvels at this time were made during her reign as she was a great patron of architecture. After Independence in 1947, Indore became the part of the Indian State of Madhya Bharat, which was later divided into Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra on November 1, 1956.

Indore is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh with a bulk of industries ranging from automobile to pharmaceuticals and from software to retail. The city also serves as the home for Pithampur, the Special Economic Zone which is known as the Detroit of India. Indore has a plethora of historical monuments and architectural marvels, which attract thousands of tourists to this charming city, to experience our rich cultural heritage. Central Museum, Chhatris, Chokhi Dhani, Kanch Mandir, Lal Baag Palace, Rajwada, Annapurna Temple, Bada Ganpati Temple (25 ft. idol), Crystal Temple, Deoguradia (monolithic rock temple built in 7th century), Hrinkar Giri (Jain Temple) and Gomat Giri (Jain Temple) are some of the favourite attractions amongst tourists. Presenting a charming blend of historicity and modernness, the city of Indore proves itself to be one of the most popular tourism destinations of the state.

Best Time To Visit Indore
Indore, a city where historical past, technological advancements and architectural grandeur walks hand in hand, is inarguably the most important tourist hub of Central India. Nestled on the banks of River Narmada, Indore, popularly deemed as 'Mini Mumbai', is wadded with a spate of historical monuments that testifies to the courage,

History Of Indore
A flourishing city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is placed on the western part of the state, close to the capital city of Bhopal. Being located in the center of the sub-continent, the place is deemed as an important stopover. For many decades, Indore remained as the capital of Holkar dynasty until Rani Ahilyabai Holkar shifted her administrative court to Maheshwar.

How To Reach Indore
If you thought that Indore was all about large textile mills, automobile industries and pharmaceutical companies, then you are yet to discover the city to its fullest. Undoubtedly, the most thriving commercial center in Madhya Pradesh, Indore's reputation extends beyond its cliched 'business powerhouse' status. Posited on the Malwa region of Central India,

Shopping In Indore
Indore, despite of its royal roots, has succeeded to transform itself into a major commercial centre today. Over the last few decades, there have been substantial changes in the city, resulting in the phenomenal growth of Indore, from a small quiet town to a thriving business destination.

Places To See In Indore
A trip to the industrial town of Indore is likely to win your hearts. Wonder how? This historical city, that was once home to the Holkars, is swathed with eye-catching monuments, sacred shrines, countless tourist shops and local stalls selling finger-licking cuisine that are sure to bowl over any tourist visiting this place for the first time.