Khajrana Ganesh Mandir: Extremely popular for housing the largest Ganpati statue in the world, the Khajrana Ganesh temple is a popular landmark in Indore. It was built way back in 1735 by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, the temple is home to an 8-metre long Ganesha idol. The statue is made of limestone, jaggery, mud and bricks and has a frame decorated with precious metals.
Rajwada Indore: One of the most historical buildings in Madhya Pradesh, Rajwada Palace dates back to the 18th century. Built by the Holkars of the Maratha empire in 1776, Rajwada is located near the famous Chhatris. It is renowned for its architectural brilliance and royal design. It has bastions on four corners and a huge wooden door with iron studs. The windows, aisles and arcades all take you back in time.
Patalpani Waterfall: Patalpani is known for the beautiful Patalpani waterfall with a height of approximately 300 feet situated on the Indore – Khandwa train route. Legend has it that the depth of the water is unknown and it goes as deep as the underground world (patal). This place is also a famous for trekking spot. The fall goes almost dry in the summer season but the sight is majestic soon after the rainy season (post – July).
Kanch Mandir: One of the most popular Jain temples in India, literally translates to ‘temple of glass’. The temple is renowned for the several glass paintings and sculptures placed inside the temple. Dating back to the Holkar dynasty, the Kanch mandir was built in 1903 by one of India’s industrial pioneers, Seth Hukumchand Jain. The Kanch mandir is popular for its stunning architecture and grand celebrations held during Jain festivals.
Nehru Park: Kamla Nehru Park is one of the oldest parks in the city of Indore. It is easily accessible from Bhawarkua and Palasia via Agra Bombay National Highway. More popularly known as Chidiya Ghar, it contains some of the spatial animal species like White Tigress, with her cubs, birds, amphibians and also many carnivores and omnivores. The park also offers elephant,camel and pony rides to kids. It has a playing area for kids to interact and bond.
Lalbagh Palace: The Lal Bagh Palace is one of the most iconic buildings of the Holkar era. Built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar between 1886 and 1921, the three storey structure was used for hosting royal receptions. The palace in known mainly for its brilliant architectural style. Its main gate resembles that of the Buckingham palace and the rooms are built in the European Rococo style.
Pipliyapala Regional Park: Pipliyapala Regional Park is a perfect destination for nature lovers. The beautiful Mughal, French and bio-diversity gardens and a wide range of fountains here make the place picture perfect. Theatrical activities conducted in the amphitheater inside the premises never fail to impress you. Boating facilities are also available here.
Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary: Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary attracts tourists with its rich varieties of flora and fauna. It was established in 1989. Situated in a perfectly picturesque setting with hilly region and breathtaking valleys, the sanctuary is heaven to nature lovers. If you are up to trekking, you may reach the hill top by trekking. If not by road. Some of the wild animals found here include sambar, leopard, barking deer and black buck. The most popular trees include babul bamboo, eucalyptus and teak. The fort at the hill top was used as a hunting spot back in 17th century.
Gomatgiri: Gomatgiri, a small hillock, is a pilgrim center for followers of Jainism who visit the place to offer prayers in the 24 marble temples here. The 21 feet Gomateshwar statue is a replica of Bahubali statue in Shravanabelagola. The serene atmosphere spellbinds you. The views of Indore from here are quite good. Children would love viewing the taking off and landing of planes as Indore international airport is located nearby.
Mahatma Gandhi Town Hall: King Edward Hall that was renamed as the Mahatma Gandhi Hall after the independence is one the most gorgeous buildings of Indore. Made in 1904 and originally named King Edwards Hall, it was renamed Mahatma Gandhi Hall in 1948. Its architectural style is Indo-Gothic. Made in Seoni stone, its domes and staples are a landmark of Indore today. It has a four-faced clock tower in front.
It can accommodate 2,000 people at a time. It is one of the greatest landmarks of the city and is also frequently a venue for exhibitions and fairs throughout the year.. The building also has a library, a children park and a temple.
Sukh Niwas Palace: The other charming place to visit in the Indore is the Sukh Niwas Palace. This is the historical monument, which was the summer palace of the Holkar rulers. The Sukh Mahal Lake and the lush surroundings of a beautiful garden bestow a majestic and appealing look to this magnificent summer palace. An underground tunnel that connects the Sukh Mahal palace with the old palace is really fascinating. This is the worth visiting place in the Indore. Peoples often visit this place due to its historical as well as heritage importance. Now this gorgeous building has been converted to a beautiful picnic resort .This place has its own brands.
Indore Museum: Central Museum, also known as the Indore Museum, is one of the most interesting buildings in Indore. It is a treat for the people who are genuinely fascinated by the history of India and the rich civilization that flourished here in the pre historic age. It is located near the General Post Office in Indore. The Museum exhibits the finest collection of Parmar sculptures from Hinglajgarh. The Parmar style actually originated here only. Its main features include proportioned figures, careful and intricate ornamentation and depiction in stone.
Tincha Fall: Tincha Falls is 25 km away from Indore. The sight of the water falling from a height of 300 feet is breathtaking. The pond nearby adds beauty to the waterfalls, which resembles streams of milk gushing down with full force. You can swim here if you are here during non-rainy season. However, to enjoy excellent views of the falls, you need to come around rainy season.
Indore White Church: Indore White Church was built in the year 1858 and it is the oldest church in central India. It was earlier called St. Ann’s Church. The church is a fine specimen of European architecture. Experience the serenity of the place that relaxes you and soothes your soul, a believer or otherwise.
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga: Enjoy the scenic surroundings at Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, one of 12 sacred Jyotirlingas, or shrines to Shiva. Situated on an island on the Narmada River, the temple takes its name from the shape of the small landmass, which resembles the Sanskrit symbol for “Om.” Take a steamboat or cross a bridge to reach the temple, where you can join the numerous devotees that flock here to pay their respects to Lord Shiva. During the week the spot remains relatively quiet, whereas weekends bring a bustling, vibrant atmosphere.