Discover cultural inspiration with these Indore attractions
Guests interested in history and religion are thrilled by the amount of exciting Indore attractions. Take a day and visit the world’s largest idol of Lord Genesha, the stone memorials to ancient Holkar rulers and the beautiful glass temple of Kanch Mandir. Other nearby cities like Mandu with historic forts and palaces and Maheshwar with Ahilya Fort by the Narmada River offer fascinating historic and religious sights as well.
Chhatris - 6.6 km
Created to honour the region’s Holkar dynasty, these stone memorials showcase the Maratha rulers’ architectural skills.
Town Hall - 7.5 km
This famous Indo-Gothic Mahatma Gandhi Hall dates back to 1904 and features a striking Ghanta Ghar clock tower.
Rajwada - 8.5 km
Over 200 years old and illustrating the reign’s opulence, this building served as the Holkar rulers’ palace.
Bada Ganpati - 9.2 km
Standing 25 feet tall, Lord Ganesha is one of the city's most popular attractions.
Central Museum - 9.2 km
Explore India’s prehistoric civilisations at this venue, also known as the Indore Museum.
Kanch Mandir - 10.1 km
Kanch Mandir was completed by “Cotton King” Sir Hukumchand Seth and is constructed entirely of glass and mirrors.
Lal Bagh Palace - 10.9 km
Located by the Khan River, this palace was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar between 1886 and 1921.
Bijasen Tekri - 14.2 km
Discover stunning views of Indore from this 1920s hilltop temple.
Ujjain - 55 km
One of the country’s most ancient cities, Ujjain is considered one of the seven sacred places to attain moksha and is regarded as the Greenwich of Hindu astronomers and astrologers. The city is famous for its Mahakaleshwar Temple and is also one of the venues of the Kumbh Melas, India’s greatest religious festival. Other attractions include the Bhartrihari Caves, Sandipani (Shri Krishna's guru) Ashram and the Jai Singh ancient observatory.
Omkareshwar - 75 km
Considered one of India’s holiest Hindu sites, Omkareshwar is home to a Jyotirlingam. One of twelve, the Jyotirlingam is enshrined in the Temple of Sri Omkareshwar Mahadeo.
Maheshwar - 91 km
Famous for the Ahilya Fort by the Narmada River and its temples, Maheshwar is also known for the colourful saris produced by local weavers.
Mandavgarh - 97 km
Popularly known as Mandu and located in the Vindhya Ranges, Mandavgarh was founded in the tenth century by Parmar rulers and was later conquered by the Delhi Sultans, who named it "City of Joy." The town is known for its natural beauty but is renowned for its fort, the largest in India. It contains the ruins of palaces, ornamented canals, baths and over 40 monuments displaying a blend of Hindu and Afghan architecture. Mandu is also famous for the legendary romantic tale of Rani Roopmati and Baz Bahadur.