Indore is the largest city in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
It is relatively young, as it was founded only in the 18th century by Rani Ahalya Bai, the then ruler of the Holkar dynasty. However, Indore quickly developed into the capital of this dynasty and even today it continues to grow and is considered the economic center of Madhaya Pradesh.
The landmark of Indore is the Raj Wada Holkar Palace, which is located in the heart of the old Town and overlooks the palm-lined main square of the city.
Sightseeing in Indore
Another famous building of Indore is the Jain temple Kanch Mandir, which houses huge mamoridoles and impressive murals that depict the punishments that sinners have to expect in the afterlife. The glass mosaics inside the temple are also worth seeing, because although the religion that this temple serves is known for its sobriety, this temple is very magnificently equipped. You can convince yourself of this every day from 10:00 to 17:00, but taking pictures is prohibited. Around this temple are the colorful bazaars that invite you to a stroll through the city.
The Lal-Bagh Palace is located on the banks of the Kahm River. It can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 and 17:00. Through a wrought-iron gate, decorated with the family coat of arms of the Hoklar dynasty, you can get into the interior of the structure. This is a unique insight into the wealth of the former rulers of Indore, because here the family treasures are exhibited in the former Durbar Hall, which was used for state banquets.
Also noteworthy is the painting depicting Tukoji Rao, who ruled in Indore from 1902 to 1925. This one is richly decorated with precious stones. In the hidden vaults of the palace there is also a colorful collection of tribal art showing terracotta votive statues, jewelry, national costumes, brass figures but also wall paintings.
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