India - Indore City Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Indore Travel Information  Indore on the banks of two small rivulets, Saraswati and Khan, gets its name from the temple of Sangamnath or Indreshwar.  It is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh and is the commercial capital of the state. It represents a happy blend of historical past and promises of rapid future modernization.  The city was planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai Holker. Places of Interest: 

  • Lal Baag Palace - Lal Baag Palace is the residence of Usha Raje, the direct descendent of the Holkars. It is one of the grandest monuments of the Holkar dynasty.
  • Chhattri Bagh - It is on the banks of the river Khan and has the tombs erected in the memory of the dead Holkar rulers and their families. 
  • Kanch Mandir - The whole temple is made up of coloured glasses. This Jain Temple built by Sir Hukamchand has thousands of mirrors adorning the walls, the floor and the ceilings, supplemented by brightly patterned ceramic tiles, Chinese lantern-type glass lamps and cut glass chandeliers. 
  • Rajwada - The Rajawada Palace is a mixture of French, Mughal and Maratha styles. 
  • Geeta Bhavan - It is adorned with many statues of Gods of various religions. 
  • Nehru Park - It is the oldest and most centrally located park built by the British. It has a variety of roses, library, swimming pool, and children's hobby centre. 
  • Mahatma Gandhi Hall - It is one of the prettiest buildings in Indore built in Indo-gothic style and is frequently the venue of book / painting exhibitions, sales, and fairs.

 

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