Lal Bagh Palace:
The palace is spread on a sprawling area of 28 acres and reflects the taste of the rulers of the Holkar dynasty. Resided by the rulers of the Holkar dynasty, the Lal Bagh Palace is class and grandeur personified. An example of architectural magnificence, this palace once contained one of the best rose gardens in the country. Although Indore has its own share of grandeur, this is one spot that you should mark on the top of your travel itinerary. The palace that once was a witness to the grandeur of the Holkar dynasty, it is situated on the banks of River Khan, 3.2 km. away from the main city. The construction had begun during the time of Tukoji Rao Holkar in 1886, and completed 35 years later, by his successor Tukoji Rao Holkar in 1921. Once the residence of the ruling Holkar dynasty till 1978, it is now more of a museum, that keeps some of the most exquisite artifacts of the Maratha Empire and the Holkar dynasty intact, apart from a rare coin collection, which dates back to the Mughal period.
Rajwada is a historica palace in the city of Indore. Rajwada is the historical palace of the Holkars. Rajwada was built about two centuries ago and is located near the Chhatris in the main square. It still continues to be one of the most famous tourist spots in Indore. This seven storied structure is located near the Chhatris and serves today as a fine example of royal grandeur and architectural skills.The tall building is full of history and artifacts wich stand as a symbol of that time. The building is also very famous because of its history of being burnt thrice before. Still it continues to be popular among people and has been reconstructed time and again.
Being the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore witnesses many business activities on a daily basis. This city resembles Mumbai regarding its trade and commerce. Since Indore is well connected to Mumbai, the trade of both the cities resembles. One can go on a shopping spree in the city and enjoy the experience to the fullest. Shopaholics get an amazing experience at the place. The city has a range of shops ranging from street shops to branded showrooms. The markets of Indore have a variety of items to offer to the customers. There are numerous shops to buy from in Indore. International stores and showrooms are a part of the marketplace as well. The cloth industry of Indore too is quite famous. Fabrics are beautifully decorated with hand block printing, tie, dye and zari work.
It is also known as the Indore Museum. It has a rich range of collections that date back to 5000 BC. It has two galleries. One houses artifacts belonging to prehistoric period. The second gallery has carvings that depict Hindu mythology. Central Museum in Indore is one of most frequented tourist destinations in Indore. The sculptures and other collections give an insight into the various cultures that thrived in this part of the land. Central Museum may not be the top favorite with many but those who love history and are passionate about artifacts of the past, the museum occupies the number one place in the list of ‘to-visit destinations’.One of the interesting collections here is the Ganapati statue, which at 8 meters height is the world’s biggest statue of Lord Ganapati.
Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary:
The sanctuary was established in 1989. If you are up to trekking, you may reach the hill top by trekking. Sited in a perfectly picturesque setting with hilly region and breathtaking valleys, the sanctuary is heaven to nature lovers. Some of the wild animals found here include leopard, sambar, black buck and barking deer. Covering an area of 5 sq.km, Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary attracts tourists with its rich varieties of flora and fauna. If not, you may take a comfortable drive through the road. 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.
Kamala Nehru Park is a zoological park, which is popularly well-known as Chidiya Ghar. Located on A B Road between Naulakha and Chhawani, this zoological park overlooks the River Khan on one side. On other end of this park, there is a children's playing area, which includes open garden and small rides. Tourists visiting the zoo can catch a glimpse of various birds, animals, amphibians, carnivores and omnivores. Specially brought up animal like white tigress and its cubs can also be seen. This zoo is basically a conservation, education, and recreation organisation. The zoo has been dedicated to the reproduction, protection, and exhibition of animals and plants in their natural habitats. Buggy rides, goad cards, pony rides, elephant rides and camel rides can be enjoyed by the tourists visiting the zoo
Devguradia Shiva Mandir:
Devguradia Shiva Mandir is situated in the village of Devguradia, which is 8 km from Indore on the Nemawar road. The temple is a monolithic rock temple, which was built in the 7th century. Ahilya Bai Holkar ordered the reconstruction of this temple in 18th century. Popularly known as Garuda Tirth, this temple has a water outlet in the shape Gomukh. The water falls directly on the Shiva Lingam enshrined at this temple. Original Shiva Lingam stood at a height of 12 ft, which is now under water in the sunken temple. The present temple is constructed on the original sunken temple. On every Shivratri, a fair is held at this temple to honour of Lord Shiva.
Kanch Mandir is a temple, which was made up of glass and mirrors. As the temple was built by built by Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century, this temple is often called as Seth Hukamchand Temple. This beautiful temple is a sacred place among people of Jain religious community, as the idol of Lord Mahavira, who was the founder of Jainism, is the presiding deity in the temple. Made from black onyx, the idol of Lord Mahavira is adorned with colourful glass beads. The temple is entirely made of glass including the walls, ceiling, floor, pillars and doors. The temple also features delicately crafted Chinese lantern-type glass lamps and cut glass chandeliers. Along with mirrors, patterned ceramic tiles are also used for decorating the temple. Tourists can see the 50 murals in the temple, each of which depicts one of the Jain stories