Indore is a very interesting city that is situated in the splendid Narmada river valley, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is well-known is for its magnificent temples and ancient monuments. A historic city, which was under the rule of famous dynasties, especially the Halkers, Indore is established to enthrall the tourists with its historical monuments and cultural heritage. Moreover, it has serene surroundings of the Malwa plateau, at an altitude of 553m above the sea level. It represents an amalgamation of magnificent past with a bustling future.
A charming city has a backdrop of two beautiful streams that is endowed with all the splendors of the Mother Nature. It also has a moderate climate however, it is rated a first-rate tourist destination. With gentle, breezy wind of the morning, it makes the evenings quite enjoyable for the visitors.
Besides it, Indore is well-known for its unique handicraft articles, which presents a true manifestation of Indore’s civilization. A wide range of shopping materials like ethnic and chic jewelery, good quality silk and satin clothes, delicate glass bangles are available in the market here to attract the shopping buffs. One of the world famous Chanderi and Maheshwari silks of Indore allure people with its creative grandeur.
A fascinating city, Indore is famed for its rich culture and colourful festivals like Rangpanchmi, Gangaur and Ganesh Chathurdhi. Naturally, it is nested with beautiful surroundings and a healthy climate that gives a magical charm to win ones heart.
There are some other visiting destinations are Rajwada (Holkar Palace), Lal Bagh Palace, Gomatgiri, St. Anne's Church in this city.
It has a famous ancient history which is strived between the Mughals, Marathas and the British in order to gain control over the city.
According to records of the historians, Rao Nandlal Choudhary was the founder who was a Zamindar. In present situation, the name ‘Indore’ converts into being after the Zamindar and established his center there thus, giving it the name Indrapur.
The Marathas lost the battle but gained control over Indore against the Afghan invader Ahmad Shah Abdali. However, his control did not ever-lasting and they had to surrender to the British in order to get peace. Then, The British passed over the reign of the city to the rulers of the Holkar dynasty, under the leadership of Maharaja Malhar Rao Holkar.
Soon after independence, Indore along with several cities was incorporated to form the Madhya Bharat. However, on November 1st 1956, the city has declared to be part of the present day Madhya Pradesh by the government of India.
Travel within city
Travelling in and around Indore is pretty easy. There are some many options for travelling through buses, cabs and auto rickshaws to travel within the city.
The most famous mode is bus that ply to all parts of the city including all the major and minor areas in the region. It has quite cheap rates as compare to other transport.
Auto rickshaws are available in Indore in order to visit many destinations. Auto rickshaw fares may range from Rs 20 to 100, as per the distance involved. No separate night fares are included and considered a safe mode of travel during night time.
The charges of Cabs in Indore are Rs 10 per kilometer, and a minimum of Rs 35 as the starting rate.