The city of Indore lies at the heart of Madhya Pradesh on the Malwa Plateau. With its beautiful locales and many attractions, it has become a major hub for tourism.
Tourists come from far and wide to explore the many old monuments and palaces, rivers, placid lakes and the breathtaking views of nature.
Indore is an explorer's delight as there are many places for you to go to here. Some of these places have gained recognition while others are just places of mediocre interest.
One thing is for sure, and that is, should you travel here you will continuously be on your feet exploring the beauty of the city.
It has a mix of attractions which are historical, religious, natural beauty and adventure. So those coming here, get to choose the type of attractions they prefer to go to.
The Chhatri Bagh features groups of memorial cenotaphs built in honour of the ruler of the Holkar dynasty. The cenotaphs of Chhatri Bagh are all dome-shaped and have a pyramidal spire on top of them. It is located on the banks of the Khan River. Tourists coming here can explore these buildings or take a stroll across the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze.
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The Kanch Mandir is a Jain Temple which has been built of white stone and is designed as a mansion having a canopy balcony and a shikara. The speciality of this temple is that everything in here including the walls, ceilings, floors, pillars and doors are covered in multicoloured glass and mosaics. There is an idol of Lord Mahavira installed within this temple. Devotees come here to pay homage to the lord.
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The Patalpani Waterfall is located at a distance of about 36 km from the main city. The water is said to cascade down a height of 300 ft and legend has it that the pit to which it falls reaches all the way to patal (hell), hence the name Patalpani. It is a beautiful picnic spot where you can come with your family and enjoy the sight of this beautiful waterfall. The best time to see this is during the monsoon when the force of the water is high.
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Bada Ganpati Temple
The Bada Ganapati Temple is famous for its 25 ft idol of Lord Ganesha. This idol of the lord is believed to be the largest idol in the world and attracts many a tourist. Devotees flock to the idol during Ganapati puja, when a major celebration is held here. Tourists come to this temple to witness the large idol of Ganesha, that is said to be have been made of bricks, limestone, jaggery, soil of the seven mocha puris, mud from the stables of horse, cow and elephant and the powder of Pancharatna (diamond, emerald, pearl, ruby and topaz) and the holy water from all the major pilgrimage sites.
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Meghdoot Upvan is one of the largest parks in Indore and is known to attracts locals and tourists alike. The park has luxurious lawns, wonderful garden terraces, decorated fountains, revolving water springs and several other attractions here. It is a perfect place to go with your family and enjoy the weekend. Tourists usually come here to laze around in the park and amuse themselves with the attractions here.
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How to Reach Indore
By Air: Indore is connected to most parts of the country through Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport. There are direct flights linking Indore to other metro cities of the country.
By Train: Indore is well-connected through the railways to the rest of the country. The four railway stations of the city are Rajendra Nagar, Lokmanya Nagar, Saifee Nagar and Lakshmibai Nagar.
By Road: Indore has a strong road network and several bus services connect it to various parts of Madhya Pradesh as well as the country. A number of national and state highways pass through Indore, like NH-3, NH-69, NH-86, etc. These roadways and bus services make Indore very accessible.
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