Khazrana Many citizens of Indore have a great faith in this Ganesh temple made by Rani Ahilya Bhai Holkar is a crowd puller in the locality. They believe that praying here fulfils one’s wishes. Nearby is the dargah of Nahar Sayed. It is believed that his headless body is buried here. It is believed that all the wishes will be fulfilled after praying here. Large numbers of devotees gather here on Wednesdays and Sundays to offer their reverence and prayers.
The name Omkareshwar derives from the word Om, which signifies the most sacred Hindu symbol. This island is shaped like the Om and is about 2km long and 1km wide. Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh state in India. It is on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.
Mahakaleshwara Temple, Ujjain
Mahakaleshwara Temple is located by the banks of river Kshipra, in the dense Mahakal forests in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. It is an important Shaivaite pilgrimage centre in North India and is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga manifestations of Shiva. The Shiva linga is worshipped throughout India as it symbolises Shiva’s incarnate power on earth. On the other hand, a jyotirlinga is the swayamabhu (self-manifested) linga, which is found only in 12 places in India.
Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, Indore
Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, Indore established in 1952 as a tiny Institute has grown into a leading technological Institution in the state of Madhya Pradesh but also the entire central and Western Regions of the country in a span of 35 years. Shri G S Institute of Technology & Science (SGSITS), Indore, has yet again been ranked among the top FIFTY engineering institutions of the country.
Patal Pani, Indore
Patal Pani, a small isolated region located about 36kms from the beautiful city of Indore, is one of the top excursion destinations from Indore. A popular picnic spot, Patal Pani is a place of scenic waterfalls that compliments the natural beauty of this place. Patal Pani is so named owing to a forklore which suggests that, the water kund at the bottom of the fall is as deep as ‘patal’ or the underground world. Tourists visiting the place cannot help but admire the exotic waterfall cascading down from a height of over 300 feet into a natural reservoir considered to be extremely sacred by the local people. Not only is Patal Pani known for its beautiful waterfall but it is also a popular spot for trekking. Since summers tend to leave the falls almost dry, the best time to enjoy these majestic falls is during the monsoon period between August & September.
Reaching Patal Pani is not a big issue with regular buses plying to & from Indore. For a more comfortable journey you may catch a train going from Indore to Khandwa & get down at the small station of Patal Pani. Alternately, if you enjoy walking trails, you may walk down from Mhow station at a distance of 6km from Patal Pani.
Rajwada, also known as the 'Holkar Palace', is located in the main city square of Indore and serves as the ancient remnant of the famous Holkar dynasty, dating back to two centuries. The seven-storied edifice, built in an arresting fusion of Mughal, Maratha and French architectural style, highlights Holkar grandeur of the past. Three stone-made lower stories, wooden upper stories, well-laid gardens with fountains and an artificial waterfall exemplify the beauty of the monument making it a centre of attraction.
It is one of the few impressive architectural monuments that represent the enviable lifestyle and the inventive eye of the Holkars. Built in 1886 by Tukoji Rao Holkar II, its construction was carried out in three phases and finally completed in 1921, under Tukoji Rao Holkar III. Until recent times, it served as the palatial residence of the Holkars. Now, a part of the building has been converted into a museum and preserves rare paintings and other signature items belonging to the Holkars.
Built by Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early twentieth century, this Digambar Jain temple is something you cannot afford to miss on your trip to Indore. The building is unique because it displays austere exteriors and intricate mirror works on its interiors. The doors, ceilings, floors and pillars of this temple are adorned with glass. Colorful glass paintings depicting stories from Jain scriptures, arranged inside the temple, form a major attraction of the place leaving an unforgettable impact on the viewers.
Chattri Bagh is a major draw amongst tourist visiting Indore. Located near the Khan River, the place is characterized by a cluster of 'chattris' or memorial canopies, dedicated to the erstwhile Holkar rulers and their family members. These dome shaped cenotaphs, with pyramidal spires on top, are built on the burial sites of the Holkars. The most attractive of the many cenotaphs is the one commemorated to Malhar Rao Holkar I, the founder of the Holkar dynasty.
This temple, built in 1875, is an important religious attraction of the city. People from different parts of India throng Indore to pay their obeisance to Lord Ganesha at this shrine. As the name suggests, the temple enshrines the largest statue of 'Ganapati' or Lord Ganesha in the whole world. This massive idol measures 8m from crown to foot and is made of metallic frames like gold, silver, copper, brass, and iron.
Established in 1929, Central Museum was envisioned as a purely regional institution. The place today preserves and exhibits various antiquities from the western Malwa area of Madhya Pradesh. Some of the focal attractions of the place include paintings, sculptures, terracotta artwork, coins and other architectural relics. These architectural and archaeological miscellanies make the museum a must-visit destination on your trip to Indore.