• Mahatma Gandhi Hall

    Mahatma Gandhi Hall is the prettiest structure and main landmark of Indore city. It is built in 1904 as King Edward Hall and after India gained independence from the British Rule, this building was rechristened as Mahatma Gandhi Hall. It is made of Seoni stone in Indo-Gothic style of architecture with superbly furnished rooms of frescoed ceilings and gilded ornamental mouldings.

  • Inside Rajwada

    The Malhari Martand Temple inside the Rajwada was originally the Pooja Room of the Holkar Family, which latter turned into a holy place for the entire Indore. The temple of Malhari Martand was destroyed in 1984 fire that had caused huge damages to the edifice of Rajwada. The Khasgi Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Charities Trust headed by Maharani Usha Raje Malhotra renovated it and opened for public on 11th March 2007.

  • The emblem of the Holkar State

    Sun is the emblem of the great Suryavamsi clans of Udaipur from where Holkars claim to descent from. The umbrella is an emblem of State, Nandi is the sacred bull of Shiva, the horse and sword are emblematic of the warrior-god Khade Rao, the tutelary deity of the family, whose chief temple stands at Jejuri near Pune. Spear was the favorite weapon of the founder of this dynasty, while wheat and poppy were the principal products of the State.

  • Indreshwar Mahadev Temple

    Rashtrakuta King ‘Indra’ built a temple called Indreshwar Mahadev Temple on the banks of the Kanha River and the village was named Indrapuri. Latter, it was Chaudhary Nandlal Mandloi who inhabited to the area with his people, and the name of the place was chosen as ‘Indrapur’ after the ‘Indreshwar Mahadev Temple’. Eventually the city’s name was transformed to ‘Indur’ during the Maratha period and ‘Indore’ during the British era.

  • Krishnapura Chhatries

    Krishnapura Chhatries were built in the later half of the 19th century. They comprise the chhatri of Rajmata Krishnabai Holkar, Maharaja Tukojirao–II, Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar, Chhatri of Maharaja Yashwant Rao-II, Beautiful Chhatri of Bolia Sarkar. The Chhatris glow ethereally against the dark of the sky and pay tribute to the great souls of the Holkar rulers. It is a beautiful sight at night when they are illuminated.

  • Chhatries of Harirao Maharaj

    Chhatri of Maharaja Harirao Holkar is the most attractive and artistic among this group. The tomb is built in Panchrath style with plenty of artwork of Hindu deities. The premises comprise chhatries of Maharaja Harirao Holkar, Tatya Jog, Bapurao Holkar, an old step-well (bawdi), a beacon (Deepa-sthumbh). The beautiful artwork based on Hindu Temple architectural style make them valuable assets of Indore.

  • Indore Museum

    Indore museum was established Maharaja Yashwant Rao Holkar. It houses the finest collection of Parmar sculptures from Hinglajgarh, articles obtained during the recent excavations near Azad Nagar by the Archeological Survey revealing abundant evidences of the Chalcolithic age when the Rashtrakutas ruled Malwa in 916 A.D. It was the Rashtrakuta King Indra who built the temple of Indreshwar Mahadev, based on which the name of Indore is derived.

  • RAJWADA

    Rajwada is the historical palace of the Holkars since 1728. It was Malhar Rao Holkar-I, the founder of the Holkar dynasty who chosen the place known earlier as 'Hakimwada' as his royal residence in 1728. Malharrao Holker-II (1818-1833) reconstructed it and during the regime of Harirao in 1843 it is made seven storied. The structure victimized to flames thrice in its 200 year old history. The archeological survey is making their best efforts to preserve this building in its original shape and grandeur.

  • Chhatries of Chhatribagh

    These oldest among these Chhatries are built by Devi Ahilyabai Holkar in 1870. Maratha, Rajput and Mughal style of architecture are depicted in the first three Chatries. They are encircled by a Fort-like wall (Parkotte) and a glorious main entrance known as 'Nagar Khana'. These groups of Chhatris include Chhatries of Malharrao Holkar and Gautamabai (founder of Holkar State), Malerao Holkar, Khanderao Holkar, Princes Snehlata Raje, Tukojirao-I, Malharrao Holkar-II etc.

  • Lal Bagh Palace

    The Lal Bagh Palace is the most elegant royal residences in the country. Shivajirao Holkar (1886-1902) constructed it as a ‘Niwaskunj’ (Small Garden House) in 1886. It was Tukojirao Holkar III (1902-1926) who gave the palace and the garden their final shape. The complete construction was carried out in three stages. It was completed by Tukoji Rao Holkar III in 1921.

Indore - The throbbing heart of India

Indore, the State of Holkars is one of the major cities in India and the largest city and commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh State. Indore is situated 190 kilometers west to the State capital Bhopal. The city has a diverse population of Marathis, Marwaris, Punjabis, Rajasthanis, Sindhis, South Indians along with the local population called "Malwis" (the inhabitants of Malwa Region) and also known as "Mini Mumbai" due to the reflection of similarities present in Mumbai i.e. density of population, business-culture, food, entertainment etc. and also referred as "Ahilyanagari" (The city of Ahilya Bai Holker, the pious Lady Ruler of Malwa Region).

Rajwada

Facts and figures:

  • Population : 19,60,631 (census 2011).
  • Sex Ratio : 920 females per 1000 males
  • Density : 9,718 per square kilometer (25,170 per square mile)
  • Language : Hindi
  • Area : 3,898 square kilometers (1505 square miles)
  • Elevation : 553 meters (1814') from the sea level
  • Climate : Summer : March - July, Rainy : August - October, Winder : November - February
  • Distance from State Capital Bhopal: 190 kilometers
  • Distance from New Delhi : 665.5 kilometres (413.5 miles)
  • Distance from Mumbai : 522.8 kilometres (324.9 miles)
  • Distance from Chennai : 1,164 kilometres (723 miles)
  • Distance from Kolkata : 1,284 kilometres (798 miles)
  • Major Industries : Automobile, Pharmaceutical, Steel, Fabrics

Major Institutions :

(1) Indian Institute of Management
(2) Indian Institute of Technology
(3) Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology

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