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Attractions in Indore

The Kanch Mandir, Indore
The Rajwada or the Old Palace - The Rajwada or the Old Palace is one of the prime sites to visit in Indore. Located in the old city, the building is a blend of French, Mughal and Maratha architecture. This 200-year-old palace belonged to the Holkar dynasty. The palace is distinguished by three stone-made lower stories, wooden upper stories, well-laid garden with fountains and an artificial waterfall.

The Kanch Mandir - The Kanch Mandir, as the name suggests in the local  language , is a  temple  made  of  mirrors . Also  known as  Seth
Hukamchand Temple, it is a must visit in Indore. Built by Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century, it is a wonderful Jain temple with simple exteriors and intricate mirror work done on interiors. The walls, ceilings, floor, pillars and doors are all inlaid with glass. Paintings done in coloured glass are the uniqueness of the temple. The paintings of the temple also depict stories from Jain scriptures. The statue of Lord Mahavir kept here is said to be visible up to 21 times on glass, corresponding to the twenty-one tirthankaras.

The Chattri Bagh
Located near the Khan River, the Chattri Bagh is another important place to visit. The place is characterised by a number of chhatris or memorial canopies dedicated to the Holkar rulers and their family members. The Chattris or the canopies are quite attractive especially the Chattri of Malhar Rao Holkar I, the founder of the Holkar dynasty.

Lal Bagh (The Nehru Center) - One of the few important monuments built by the Holkar rulers is the Lalbagh palace. The palace, the construction of which was carried out in three stages, is a must visit in Indore. This palace was used for holding important functions and celebrations. The gardens all around and the overall make of the palace reflect the taste, splendor and lifestyle of the Holkars.
Bada Ganpati - Built  in  the  year  1875 , this  temple  as  the   name

The Rajwada, Indore
suggests is famous for having the largest Ganapati statue in the world.The statue measures 8 mts from crown to foot and is made of metallic frames of gold, silver, copper, brass, and iron.

Quick Getaways near Indore

Omkareshwar near Indore
Omkareshwar - Located a few kilometres away from Indore is a small island at the union of the Narmada and Kaveri rivers in the state. The island is shaped like the holy Hindu symbol 'Om' and the Omkareshwar temple here is one of the many temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Made from local soft stone, the temple holds importance as one of the 12 jyotirlingams of India, attracts a good number of religious tourists every year.

Maheshwar - Located 91 kilometres from Indore, a four-hour journey
by bus is the small town of Maheshwar. This town is famous for its fort and temples and also for the saris produced by the local weavers. Known as Maheshwari saris, the silk saris are intricately patterned and quite comfortable to wear. You can purchase a few locally made saris from the local shops where the prices of these saris are comparatively cheaper.

Ujjain - Located at a distance of 56 kilometres from Indore, Ujjain also called as Ujjayini, is one of the holiest cities of India. Situated on the banks of the sacred river Shipra, Ujjain is also known for being one of the four centres of Kumbha Mela. The Mahakaleshwar Temple, the Gopal Mandir or the Ganesh Temple, the temple of Har Siddhi Mata (the family goddess of king Vikramaditya) and the Vedha Shala (Veda School) are some of the must-visit destinations here.

Patal Pani - Located at a distance of 36 kilometres from Indore, Patal Pani is especially famous for the 150 feet high waterfall. Water falls from that height into a kund. The kund is supposed to be dangerous as the depth of it is still unknown. It is believed that the bottom of this kund touches Patal (nether world).
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