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Indore






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Rajwada
The palace of the Holkars. It is a huge 7 storied one which is worth seeing.


Planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai, the brave Holkar queen whose reign stretched from 1766 to 1795, Indore is situated on the banks of the rivers Saraswati and Khan. This bustling and vibrant city derives its name from the 18th century Indreshwar temple. It has some interesting monuments associated with the Holkar dynasty. Don't miss the Lal Baag Palace, Bada Ganapati. Kanch Mandir, Town Hall, Central Museum, Geeta Bhavan. Rajwada, Chhatris, Annapurna, Khajarana, Kasturba Gram, Bijasen Tekri and Gomatgiri.

Indore is called the " mini Mumbai " of India. A town that has seen rapid growth in the last 10 years. It is an important business and industrial centre. Sreas like Pritampura - the third largest industrial belt in Asia and Dewas where major factories such as those of the Tatas, Kirloskars,S. Kumars, Ranbaxy and other are located. In Pritampura are Hindustan Motors, Bajaj, Indo Rama Synthetics, Eicher and other heavy and light automobile industries. Apart from its industrial importance Indore is the gateway to Ujjain and Omkareshwar, both having ancient Hindu temples.
 
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Kushalgarh fort



This fort was built In 14th Century A.D. by Kushal Singh Jagirdar. Around 16th Century A.D. This Fort began to be used as a Prison. After the Revolt By Son Of Tukoji Rao the Commander of Ahilya Bai's Army, He Was Imprisoned In This Fort By The Order Of Ahilya Bai. This Fort Was In The Possession Of Pindaris Also. Built With Stone And Lime The Fort Has A Single entrance and it is surrounded by bastions on all sides.
Lal Bagh Palace
It is a palace which is converted into a museum spread on 200 acres. Entry fee of Rs 5/- and closed on Mondays the place is open from 10am to5pm.

Patal Pani
A beautiful waterfall near Mhow. Patal Pani has a small railway station - the first after Mhow as one travels on the metre gauge track towards Khandwa.

Thincha Falls
Located close to Kajligarh, its a beautiful waterfall near Simrol. Breathtaking beauty is what describes it the best. A must see during and after monsoons.

Crystal Temple
Digambar Jain temple built by Seth Hukumchand a century ago, with exquisite glass work.

Archeological museum
It houses a rich collection of the Holkar school of art, artefacts, sculptures and paintings. Closed on Mondays.


 
Excursions

Devguradia
Devguradia is 8 kms away famous for its monolithic rock temple built in 7th century. The Garuda tirth is located here, the original Shivalinga is 12 ft under water in a sunken temple above which the present temple is constructed

MHOW
Approx. 23 km from Indore is the Military Headquarters Of War (MHOW) which was supposedly the war management centre of the British during the World War.

Patalpani
Patal Palni, 36 km from Indore is famous for its waterfall. Water falls from a height of 150 feet into a kund, the depth of which is still unknown

Dhar
Dhar located 64 km from Indore on the Indore-Ahmedabad road is known for its fine amalgamation of Hindu, Afghan and Mughal architecture. Bhoj Shala, Laat Masjid, the Fort and the lakes are the main tourist attractions here.

Ujjain
Ujjain, 56 km from Indore on the banks of River Shipra is one of the oldest holy cities of India.

Omkareshwar
Omkareshwar, the sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, 'Om', is 77 km from Indore

Maheshwar
Maheshwar is 91 kms away. It is a very sacred place with lots of temples.

Nemawar
Nemawar, 128 km from Indore is situated on the other side of the bank of the Narmada, and was the place where Jamdagni, the father of Parasuram, meditated.