Indore Replete with Cultural Treasures
Several historic and religious monuments populate Indore, including the world’s largest idol of Lord Genesha and stone memorials to ancient Holkar rulers. Other nearby cities offer cultural attractions as well: Mandu (97 kilometres) with historic forts and palaces, Maheshwar (91 kilometres) with Ahilya Fort by the Narmada River, and Omkareshwar (75 kilometres) and Ujjain (55 kilometres), known for their Jyotirlinga.
- 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)
One of the city’s most famous landmarks, the Indo-Gothic Mahatma Gandhi Hall dates 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)
One of Indore's most popular attractions, this world's largest idol of Lord Ganesha stands 25 feet tall.
- Central Museum (9.2 km)
Explore India’s prehistoric civilisations at this venue, also known as the Indore Museum.
- Kanch Mandir (10.1 km)
Built by “Cotton King” Sir Hukumchand Seth, this famed Jain temple is constructed entirely of glass and mirrors.
- Lal Bagh Palace (10.9 km)
Located by the Khan River, this palace was built between 1886 and 1921 by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar.
- Bijasen Tekri (14.2 km)
This small hilltop temple dating from 1920 offers stunning city views.