Indore is the largest and the most populous city of Madhya Pradesh. Located on the Malwa Plateau, the charm of this city lies in its rich cultural heritage which has been preserved over centuries and (Read More) along with the hints of urbanisation. The city is famous for its attractions, temples and delicious cuisines.

Here is the list of 22 Things to Do in Indore

1. Visit the Magnificent Rajwada

Visit the Magnificent Rajwada
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Located near the famous Kajuri Market in Indore, Rajwada is a magnificent and historical palace located in the city of Indore and was constructed by the Holkars more than 200 years ago. It is a seven-storied structure near the Chhatris and is an excellent example of royal grandeur and architectural skills.

2. Admire the Grandeur of Lal Bagh Palace

Admire the Grandeur of Lal Bagh Palace
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Resided by the rulers of the Holkar dynasty, the Lal Bagh Palace is class and grandeur personified. The palace is spread on a sprawling area of 28 acres and reflects the taste of the rulers of the Holkar dynasty.

3. Khajrana Temple

 Khajrana Temple
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The Khajrana Ganesh temple is one of the most powerful shrines of the Lord Ganesha. Rani Ahilyabai Holkar built it to safeguard the idol of Lord Ganesha from Aurangzeb. The temple has since grown from being housed in a small hut to a big temple with large inner and outer sanctums.

4. Relive the History at Indore Museum

Relive the History at Indore Museum

The Central Museum of Indore is a history buff's paradise, exhibiting artefacts dating as far back as the prehistoric era and recent findings from the modern era. The museum also houses mythological carvings, coins from different ages, arms of various eras and sculptures dating back to the 11th century.

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5. Try Jaleba at Sarafa Bazaar

Try Jaleba at Sarafa Bazaar

The lip-smacking flavours of the food stalls in Sarafa Bazaar are a testimony to Indore's legendary love affair with food. Entertaining over 3000 visitors daily, the Sarafa Bazaar houses stalls that sell vividly coloured artificial jewellery, brass ornaments and mouth-watering dishes of the diverse cuisine of Indore. s. The Jaleba is a must-try in this market.

6. Perfect Picnic Spot at Patalpani Waterfalls

Perfect Picnic Spot at Patalpani Waterfalls

The Patalpani Waterfall is located in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore district and is a popular picnic spot for the area's locals. Surrounded by dense forest covers and majestic hills, Patalpani plummets from 300 metres. The monsoons swell the falls and may make it risky for close encounters causing accidents. Maintaining a cautious distance from the waterfall during the rain is best.

7. Kanch Mandir

Kanch Mandir
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Made entirely out of glass, this Jain Temple exhibits exquisite artwork on glass panels depicting the various aspects of Jainism. The intricate detailing on the glass reflects the talent and dedication of the artists.

8. Try Out Street Food at Chhappan Dukan

Try Out Street Food at Chhappan Dukan
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Chhappan Dukaan is one of Indore's choicest street food hubs that serve specials, chaat, idli and dosa with equal gusto. Chhappan Dukaan literally means fifty-six shops. At the time when it was established, 56 separate shops were started here, all selling food items. The evenings light the place up like nothing else with people consuming the delectable spread with enthusiasm.

9. Visit the Religious Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Visit the Religious Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
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Mahakaleshwar Temple, located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Mahakal lingam at this temple is believed to be Swayambhu (self-manifested), obtaining currents of Shakti (power) from within itself. Mahakaleshwar is also one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas in India.

10. Spiritual Trip to Annapurna Temple

Spiritual Trip to Annapurna Temple
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The Annapurna Temple, besides being a place for pilgrimages, is also a tourist attraction. Dedicated to Goddess Annapurna, the deity of food the temple also houses the shrines of Sivan, Hanuman and Kalabhairava.

11. Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

The oldest sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh, the Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, packs a treat for wildlife and avifauna enthusiasts. The River Narmada, 150 million years older than River Ganga, graces the sanctuary with its presence. Home to deer, wild hare, tigers and an umpteen variety of birds, this sanctuary is nothing short of paradise.

12. Spend a Day at Choral Dam

Spend a Day at Choral Dam

If you are tired of the pell-mell of daily life and want to go away to unwind and relax, Choral Dam is just the place for you. Located in Madhya Pradesh, Choral Dam is a hidden gem that will provide you with quietness and tranquillity.  Choral Dam is replete with cool and clear water.

13. The Beautiful Indore White Church

The Beautiful Indore White Church

A peek into the impact of British autonomy on Indore pre-independence, the Indore White Church is one of the city's most significant points of interest. A testimony to awe-striking European architecture, the entire structure is made of milk-white stone and marble.

14. Trek to Janapav

Trek to Janapav

Nestled among similar hills of the Malwa region, Janapav or Janapav Kuti is the ideal getaway for lovers of nature and trekkers alike. If you’re looking to traverse through twisty bends in Central Indian forests while peacefully gazing over distant hills and the crimson sunset, this hill station should be your destination.

15. A Fun Day at Pipliyapala Regional Park

A Fun Day at Pipliyapala Regional Park

Spreading over an area of a whopping 122 acres and housing a ginormous 80-acre lake, the Pipliyapala Regional Park is an absolute treat for adults and children alike. Engage in some fun-filled activities like pedal-boating and motor-boating and witness the magical allure of the Mist and Musical Fountain, French Gardens, Labyrinths, Artist Village, etc.

16. Go on a City Shopping Spree

Go on a City Shopping Spree
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Being the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore witnesses many business activities daily. This city resembles Mumbai in 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.

17. Visit the Bada Ganpati Temple

Visit the Bada Ganpati Temple
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In Hindi, 'Bada' literally means big, and Ganpati is the pet name of Lord Ganesha. This temple earns its name due to the size of Lord Ganesha's idol - at the height of about 25 feet from crown to foot, it is said to be one of the largest idols of God in the world. The statue is made of a peculiar mixture of limestone, jaggery, bricks, sacred soil, and water from the major pilgrim places in the country.

18. Visit O2 Cafe and Other Popular Cafes and Restaurants

Visit O2 Cafe and Other Popular Cafes and Restaurants

Indore is a beautiful city with a rich history dating back to the 16th century. It was part of the Maratha Empire, then became a princely state under the British Raj and now recently being qualified as a Smart City. With cafe's being the latest fad, the city isn't behind on this trend some of the famous cafes are O2 Cafe, Mangosteen, Cafe Mocha, Mr Beans and many others.

19. Visit the ISKCON Temple

Visit the ISKCON Temple

Let the melodies of Shri Krishna' soothing hymns and let its vibrations heal you at ISKCON Indore. The mesmerizingly beautiful deities of Radha and Krishna are made purely from marble and invoke a sense of calm within you. The celebration of Janmashtami at ISKCON Indore is an occasion of pomp and splendour galore.

20. Fun-filled Summer at Water Park

Fun-filled Summer at Water Park

Water Parks in Indore is one of the most favourite ways of the citizens to beat the heat in the Summers. Water parks make for a perfect day out and offer a quick break from the hustle-bustle of your work. You can indulge in some thrilling rides or sit and relax in the common pool. The place is ideal for an outing with both friends and family.

21. Take a Trip to Nehru Park

Take a Trip to Nehru Park

The Kamala Nehru Park, popularly known as Chidiya Ghar, is a zoological park on the outskirts of Indore that is home to exotic carnivores, awe-striking amphibians and vividly colourful avifauna. New addition to the family is a white tigress and her three cubs! You can enjoy buggy rides, pony rides, elephant rides and camel rides here too.

22. Festival of Colours - Rang Panchmi

 Festival of Colours - Rang Panchmi
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An extension of Holi called Rang Panchmi is a very famous festival in Indore and few tens of thousands of people gather in front of Rajwada and surrounding areas to get colored by the famous color cannon.

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