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Indore

, Madhya Pradesh

(Indore is also known as Indreshwar; also spelled as Indor)
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State: Madhya Pradesh
District: Indore
Famous for/as: City
Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Sindhi, Malvi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 21 to 45°C, Winter 8 to 32°C
Altitude: 553 m
Pincode: 4520xx
STD code: 0731
Situated in the splendid Narmada river valley, Indore in the state of Madhya Pradesh is renowned for its majestic temples and magnificient monuments. A historic city, which was ruled over by famous dynasties, especially the Halkers, Indore is all set to enthrall the visitors with its historical monuments and cultural heritage. Placed on the serene surroundings of the Malwa plateau, at an altitude of 553m above the sea level, Indore presents a merger of glorious past with a bustling future.

A charming city on the backdrop of two beautiful streams, with a majestic temple overlooking the rivers, Indore is endowed with all the splendors of the mother nature. With its moderate climate and strategic location on the Malwa plateau, Indore is a first-rate tourist destination. The gentle, breezy wind of the morning that cools down the environment makes the evenings quite enjoyable on tour package in MP.

Rightly called as the ‘food city’, Indore has great variety and taste in food, which offers multiple cuisines like the strong spicy foods, the delicious Punjabi food and Indian sweets. Once tasted, its flavour will bring oneself back for a second time.

Indore is famed for the unique handicraft articles, which are indeed a true manifestation of Indore’s ethnicity. A leisurely walk around the city offers the best terracotta idols and paper mache products. A wide range of shopping materials like ethnic and chic jewelery, good quality silk and satin clothes, delicate glass bangles are also in store here to fascinate the shopping buffs. The world famous Chanderi and Maheshwari silks of Indore lure people with its artistic grandeur.

A city of celebrations, Indore’s rich culture is intermingled with its colourful festivals like Rangpanchmi, Gangaur and Ganesh Chathurdhi. Naturally bestowed with beautiful landscapes and a healthy climate, the magical charm of Indore will definitely win ones heart.
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History


Not much information on the ancient history of Indore is available, except that it was situated on one of the holiest pilgrimage routes in Madhya Pradesh. The known history of Indore talks about the continuous strive between the Mughals, Marathas and the British in order to gain control over the city.

According to the available historical records, the city was founded by Rao Nandlal Choudhary who was a Zamindar. The present day name ‘Indore’ came into being after the Zamindar was convinced the city to be safe from all sides and established his center there thus, giving it the name Indrapur.

The Marathas gained control over Indore but they lost the battle against the Afghan invader Ahmad Shah Abdali. However, his reign did not last long and they had to surrender to the British for peace. The British handed over the control of the city to the rulers of the Holkar dynasty, under the leadership of Maharaja Malhar Rao Holkar.

The city remained under the rule of the Holkar kings during the rule of the British in India. Soon after independence, Indore along with various other cities was integrated to form the Madhya Bharat. However, on November 1st 1956, the government of India declared the city to be part of the present day Madhya Pradesh.

Travel within city


Travelling within the city of Indore can be quite easy, given the number of options available. Tourists can take buses, cabs and auto rickshaws to travel within the city, as these are the various modes of transport available in the city of Indore.

Bus


Buses in Indore ply to all parts of the city, including all the major and minor areas in the region. Buses are the cheapest mode of travel in Indore, and tourists can opt for such bus travel in case they’re aware of the location of their particular destination. Bus fares may range anywhere from Rs 5 to 25.

Auto Rickshaw


Auto rickshaws are available in Indore, and these do not run on meter. Tourists should negotiate a rate beforehand while traveling through auto rickshaws, and they need to confirm these rates with locals who live in the area. Auto rickshaw fares may range from Rs 20 to 100, depending on the distance involved. There are no separate night fares, and auto rickshaws can be a safe mode of travel during night time, even though the city is very secure. There are share auto rickshaws from specific locations, and these are very cheap.

Taxi


Cabs in Indore charge Rs 10 per kilometer, and a minimum of Rs 35 as the starting rate.

Star Cabs- Ph: 0731-63333333
Metro Taxi- Ph: 0731-4288888

Hotels


You can find 49 hotels in Indore under following categories:
Comments (2) Reviews (4)
Information about Zoo is missing on this site. Kindly include information about zoo as when and by whom it was developed, No.of animals therein, special attraction of the zoo etc.
Posted by Batul Lashkery 5 year, 6 days ago
I think it would be quite more helpful if u`ld have added the duration required to reach to Indore from all the places of arriving buses in the 'Indore by bus' section like how it is mentioned in 'Indore by train' section.
Thanking you.
Posted by Pallavi 5 year, 35 days ago
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