Indore

Indore is the most populous city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Indore traces its roots to its 16th century founding as a trading hub between the Deccan and Delhi. The city and its surroundings came under Hindu Maratha Empire and the Maratha Holkar dynasty. Indore has a rich cultural heritage and has a lot to offer to the people who come here as tourists.

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Bada Ganpati Temple
3 kms from Indore city limits
History

Bada Ganapati Temple is a temple located at Indore, Madya Pradesh. Bada Ganpati is popular, ancient temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Temple is located in crowded area of Indore city, about 2-3 Kms from city centre.

Bada Ganpathi Temple was built in the year 1875. Back in the day, people used to give their marriage invitation card in this temple firstas a tradition. Bada in Hindi means large, so the temple is known as Bada Ganapati Temple, since it encloses the largestatue of Hindu Lord Ganapati in the world, which is approximately 25 feet tall and bright orange in color. Temple is...

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Regional Park Indore (officially Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park) is a park located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Also known as Pipliyapala Park or Indore Regional Park, has been developed by the Indore Development Authority (IDA) and was opened in 2003. Park is located on 80 acres of land with 42 acres for lake and other 38 for other attractions. Park is named after former Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In is within city limits with at a distance of about 6 Kms from Indore city center.

There is a canal, which covers the whole park starting from one point of the ...

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Chhatri Bagh
Within Indore city limits
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Chhatri Bagh is one of the popular tourist attractions of Indore, Madya Pradesh. Chhatri bagh is renowned known for its permanent canopies. The structures were built in rememberance of the family members of the royal Holkar Dynasty. The chhatri primarily comprises a dome shaped cenotaphs with pyramidal spires on the top.

The Chhatri Bagh is a common tourist destination in Indore. An artificial lake has been created in this stretch of the usually dry Khan River. It has been further beautified with a fountain,well laid gardens on both banks and boating facility. The Chhatris are pict...

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Annapurna Mandir Indore
5 kms from Indore city limits
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Annapurna Mandir is a popular temple, which is dedicated to the Goddess Annapurna. It is one of the famous pilgrimage sites in Indore, which is thronged by devotees of Hindu religious community. According to the Hindu mythology, Annapurna Devi is believed to be the goddess of food. It takes about 20 minutes from Indore.

Goddess Paravati is known by the name of Annapurna Devi, as she once proved to Lord Shiva that food was not a part of world of illusion. The deity of the goddess is shown holding a ladle and a container of porridge in her hands. This signifies that those who worship ...

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Bijasen Tekri is a temple located in the city of Indore, Madya Pradesh. This tekri (hillock) has a temple dedicated to BijasenMata which was built in the year 1920. It is prominent for it's Maa Durga Temple on hill top. The temple has it's roots in history and is also famous for its Navratri Mela(fair). It is located within city limits, at a distance of about 7 Km from city centre.

This tekri [hummock] has been named after Bijasen Mata hence called as Bijasen Tekri. Bijasen Tekri is an ideal picnic spot surrounded by gardens and a small lake. It offers a breathtaking view of the cit...

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Devguradia Shiva Mandir
15 kms from Indore city limits
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Devguradia Shiva Mandir also referred to as Deoguradiya Temple or Dev Garudia Temple is a historic temple which is located a bit far from Indore main city, Madya Pradesh. This temple is very quite spacious and peaceful. It is located some 15 km from Indore main city area.

This place is established on small mountain. Trekking can be done to the top of the hill. The temple was built around 8th Century. There is a small water body in shape of Gaumukh around the temple.

You can visit this place during the festival of Mahashivratri as it is the main festival of temple. During...

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Gajanan Maharaj Temple
5 kms from Indore city limits
Architecture

The Gajanan Maharaj Temple is a temple in the city of Indore, Madya Pradesh which is built to honor Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj, a late-nineteenth–, early-twentieth-century Indian holy man. It is located within the city, at a distance of about 5 Kms from Indore city center. This wonderful temple was constructed at Indore for a period of two years during 1989-1991.

The temple is a sacred place for the devotees of Sadguru Shri Gajanan Maharaj. The idol of Gajanan Maharaj has installed on sacred Prakat Diwas in 1992. The temple of Sant Gajanan Maharaj of Indore is coordinated by Shri Sad...

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Gandhi Hall Indore
Within Indore city limits
ArchitectureHistory

The Gandhi Hall is a prominent landmark in the city of Indore, Madya Pradesh. Built in the year of 1904 and originally named as King Edwards Hall,it was renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Hall after the independence. Gandhi Hall is one the most gorgeous buildings of Indore with domes and minarets madecompltely from white and red sandstone. It is located in the heart of city.

Its domes and staples are a landmark of Indore today. It has a four-faced clock tower in front. Its architectural style is Indo-Gothic. Made in Seoni stone, the historic building was constructed in British Raj Era and th...

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Gomatgiri(Gommatgiri) is an acclaimed Jain centre in the city of Indore, Madya Pradesh. Gomatgiri is a sacred place for the devotees belonging to the Jain religion. It is located within the city limits, with a distance of about 11-12 Kms from the city centre. It is located in close proximity to the Indore Airport.

One of the fascinating features of Gomatgiri is that it comprises twenty four well built and architecturally significant marble temples,each of which is dedicated to 24 Tirthankaras of Jain religion. The Gomatgiri cluster of temples is spacious and is surrounded with green...

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Gopal Mandir, also known as Dwarikadhish Temple, is a temple situated in Indore, Madya Pradesh. This historic temple built under Vikram Aditya rule during the timeframe between 1848-56. It is situated within the city limits.

Gopal Mandir's architecture is a classic example of Maratha style architecture. Temple is located in the main market. Despite bring an ancient temple,it is well maintained by the administration. Gopal mandir is dedicated to Lord Krishna and was built by the Scindia family. In addition to the great Architecture, Gopal Mandir also houses good paintings that can b...

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Indore Museum
4 kms from Indore city limits
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Indore Museum, also referred to as Central Museum, is a museum situated in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. The artefacts exhibited in the museum range from the prehistoric to the modern era. It is situated in city limits, at a distance of about 4 Km from city centre.

There are two galleries in the Museum. The galleries introduce the visitor to the heritage of city. There are several old coins from the holkar regime and pre-independence era. The highlight of the museum are the stone sculptures of various Hindu deities. The Central Museum of Indore displays some of the rare and elegant coll...

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Janapav Koti
45 kms from Indore city limits
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Janapav also known as Janapav Kuti is a mountain and a famous tourist place located on Indore-Mumbai highway, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The mountain is surrounded by dense forests and is considered second highest point of Malwa region. The distance between Janapav and Indore city is 45 kilometers.

The place is quite popular among trekkers for its scenic beauty and adventurous routes. As per the legend, it is the birthplace of Lord Parshurama,the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, and is considered sacred by the Hindu community. At the top of the hill, there is an ashram of Jamadagni,the fat...

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Indore White Church is one of the oldest churches in central India located near Agra Bombay road in Indore, Madya Pradesh. This is the largest Church in Indore. It is a British era church with British architecture prevelant in the construction as well as the architecture. It is located near city limits about 4 Kms from city center.

This church has beautiful interiors. The white colour on the walls of church and greenry near the church , makes it a scenic beauty. The colonial style Church stands in compliment to the Princely feel of the Indore City. Considered as one of the important...

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Kanch Mandir(Temple)
Within Indore city limits
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Kanch Ka Mandir is one of the most popular Jain temples in India located in the city of Indore, Madya Pradesh. Literally meaning Temple of Glass,this famous Jain temple in Indore built by Sir Seth Hukumchand Jain. Kanch Ka Mandir built during early twentieth century. Kanch Ka Mandir is located very nearto Indore city center.

Kanch Ka Mandir is an elegantly architectural wonder built using white stone. Externally, the temple is built as a medieval mansion complete with acanopied balcony and a shikhara. The interior of Kanch Ka Mandir is entirely covered by glass panels and mozaics; ...

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Krishna Pura Chattris are exquisite cenotaphs of the three later Holkar rulers located in the city of Indore, Madya Pradesh. These memorials in stone are gracefully poised on the banks of the Khan river with their pyramidal spires tapering into soaring kalashas. It is located within city limits, at a distance of about about 14 Kms from the city centre.

Krishna Pura Chattris are memorials built on the cremation spots of the Holkar rulers of Indore. Facing west is the cenotaph built over the ashes of another woman ruler of Malwa. The other two Chhatris are of Tukoji Rao II and Shivaji...

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Lal Bagh Museum
4 kms from Indore city limits
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Lal Bagh Museum is a palace/museum located in the city of Indore, Madya Pradesh. Lal Bhag Museum entails the conservation and restoration of a late 19th-early 20th century historic palace of the Holkar dynasty, among themost powerful Maratha rulers of India. It is located within the city limits, about 4 Kms from Indore city centre. The palace was built during late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries.

The architecture reflects the contemporary vogue among Indian royalty, of European influenced architecture and is in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. Lal Baag Palace is one of...

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Kamala Nehru Indore Zoo
Within Indore city limits
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Kamla(Kamala) Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya or Indore Zoo is a zoological garden situated in Indore, Madya Pradesh. It is owned and managed by Indore Municipal Corporation. It is situated at a distance of 4 Kms from Indore city-center, and is within Indore city limits. Indore zoo was established in the year of 1974.

Kamala Nehru Prani Sangrahalay is the largest zoological garden of Madya Pradesh and one of the oldest zoological parks of Madhya Pradesh. The zoo has vast varieties of animal and bird species which have been brought fromdifferent parts of world. The zoo's attempts to breed W...

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Maa Vaishno Daam
7.5 kms from Indore city limits
Architecture

Maa Vaishno Daam is a famous temple in Indore, Madya Pradesh. The temple tries to create an environment similar to that of Vaishnodevi temple. Maa Vaishno Daam is located at a distance of about 7.5 Kms from Indore center.

Maa Vaishno Devi is believed to grant allfour boons to her devotees, namely, Dharma (Righteousness), Artha (Material Pursuits), Kaama (Contentment) and Moksha (Enlightenment). There is Godessess idols and Pindi with the Light of the main temple is lit in all serenity, calmness prevails over and a feeling of happinessis experience as one comes out.

It is ...

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Meghdoot Garden
4 kms from Indore city limits
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Meghdoot Garden is a garden located in the city of Indore, Madya Pradesh. It is located within the city limits at a distance of around 4 km from Indore city center. Meghdoot Garden/Upvan is a very well maintained garden. The garden is quite popular for it's greenery and it's calm environment.

One can find various species of birds and animals at the Meghdoot Garden.

Its a beautiful place to roam around, especially during the mornings and evenings. Very calm atmosphere, one can spend a good time in fresh air in a pleasant morning.

Meghdoot Garden, being one of th...

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Rajwada
Within Indore city limits
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Rajwada is a historical palace in Indore city, Madya Pradesh. It was built by the Holkars of the Maratha Empire about two centuries ago. Its within city limits, at a distance of just about 500 mts from Indore city centre.

Rajwada is seven storied structure serves today as a fine example of royal grandeur and architectural skills. The structure comprises two parts, the first one located at the heart of the city and the second one standing in the old part of the town. Rajwada palace exhibits a blend of Maratha styles, the palatial structure is scenic.

The entrance itself is...

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Ranjeet Hanuman Temple
5 kms from Indore city limits
Architecture

Ranjeet(Ranjit) Hanuman Temple is a Hindu temple located in Indore, Madya Pradesh. At the Western part of the city,it is very famous for fulfilling the desires of all it’s devotees and eradicating their sufferings. It is located with in city limits, at a distance of about 4-5 Kms from city center. Ranjeet denotes “the victory”.

Ranjeet Hanuman Temple located in about 4 acres of land is approximately 125 years old. In the begginning, an idol of Hanuman was found in open space where ashed was erected afterwards and after some years, a small temple was established there.

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Sarafa Bazaar
2 kms from Indore city limits
FoodHistory

Sarafa Bazaar is a jewellery market and night street food court located in Indore, Madya Pradesh. The unique characteristic of the Sarafa Bazaar is that it remains as a jewellery marketplace at daytime andconverts itself into a street food court at night. Indore's Sarafa Bazaar is a popular tourist place because ofits cuisine and night lifestyle. It is located within Indore city limits, at a distance of about 2 Kms from city center.

In Sarafa Bazaar, they have the multiple flavours of pani puri, patties, garadu ki chaat and gajjak(chikki) are a must try when for tourists and locals ...

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Tincha Falls
25 kms from Indore city limits
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Tincha falls is a monsoon water fall located near the Tincha village, Indore, Madya Pradesh, from which it derives its name. One can reach Tincha falls on the Simrol-Udainagar Road, by taking a small left deviation. The distance between Tincha falls and Indore is around 20-25 km.

Tincha Falls is a famous monsoon destination amongst the tourists, as the beauty of the falls blooms with the advent of rains. It runs only in monsoon or sometime after that. It remains dry after the season, but place is serene and is an ideal picnic spot.

Far from the city noise and pollution, Tinch...

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Patalpani Waterfall
36 kms from Indore city limits
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The Patalpani waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located a bit far distance from Indore city. It is located in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh. The waterfall is approximately 300 feet high. The area around Patalpani is a popular picnic and trekking spot. Patalpani waterfalls is located 36 kilometers from Indore.

The water flow is highest immediately after the rainy season (usually after July). It goes almost dry in the summer season,and the stream is reduced to a trickle.

Patalpani waterfall is open all days from timings: 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM. It's an ideal place to ge...

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Sheetlamata Falls
60 kms from Indore city limits
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Sheetlamata (also called Sitlamata) Fall is one of the popular water falls near Indore, Madya Pradesh. It is located a bit far from city limits, at a distance of about 60 Kms from Indore city centre.

Nearby from sitla mata fall there are 2-3 natural caves which are stated as the hiding place for Holkar State Pindaris. Personal vehicle or taxi could be the best option to reach this place. It is a beautiful water fall with scenic greenery all around.

Whilst visiting Sheetlamata falls, one should also visit the manpur local market.

Monsoon is the best time to visi...

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Omkareshwar Temple
107 kms from Indore city limits
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Shri Omkareshwar temple is a Hindu temple situated near Indore, Madya Pradesh. It is dedicated to God Shiva. Omkareshwar is at a distance of 107 Km from Indore.

Omkareshwar temple is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river;the shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu (Om) ॐ symbol. This temple is located in beautifulsurroundings of river Narmada. The temple is very serene.

Omkareshwar is a spiritual place of lord shiva. Visitors can either walk over a footbridge or take a boat ride to go ...

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Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary is an exquisite bird and wild life sanctuary situated 20 km from the city of Indore, Madya Pradesh. The park is a perfect site for trekking enthusiasts and gives a lot of chances to explore the quintessential fauna it pertains. It is a good place for trekking near Indore.

The sanctuary is home to various animals that include deer, rabbits and an umpteen variety of birds. A lot earlier the park even claimed to inhabit a tiger. Teak, Saja, Chandan, Eucalyptus, Babool, Bamboo and a lot other plants and herbs could be appreciated among the woods. The park f...

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Jantar Mantar Ujjain
55 kms from Indore city limits
Architecture

The Jantar Mantar is an equinoctial sundial, located in Ujjain, Madya Pradesh. It consists of a gigantic triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth's axis. It is located at a distance of around 55 Kms from Indore city centre.

On either side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct to half a second and declination of the Sun and the other heavenly bodies. Its an educational centre which was established in 17th century by king Jaisingh.

The Jantar Mantar of ...

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Bhartrihari Caves
63 kms from Indore city limits
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Bhartrihari Caves(Also known as Raja Bhartrihari Caves) are one of the famous caves around Indore, Madya Pradesh. This is the one of the prominent singhtseeing sport during any Indore trip. It is at this ancient place that Bhartrihari is said to have meditated. It is located at a distance of about 63 Kms from Indore city centre.

Bharatrihari caves are very old but well maintained. Bhartrihari caves are historical caves located on the banks of river Kshipra. These caves are one of the best examples of natural caves.

Electric bulbs have been fitted inside the caves for co...

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Gadkalika Temple
45 kms from Indore city limits

Gadkalika temple is a temple located in Ujjain, Madya Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to goddess Kalika. It is located at a distance of about 45km from Indore city centre.

According to the legend, famous poet "Kalidas" gained his extraordinary literary skills after getting blessed by the goddess. It's a beautiful temple and the Aarati in the evening attracts lot of devotees and is performed with great fervour. Gadkalika temple has a masonary deepastambha.

At the time of Navaratri, thousands of people assemble here and offer some sweets to the goddess.

Gadk...

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Chintaman Ganesh is the biggest temple of Lord Ganesha in Ujjain, Madya Pradesh. Chintaman temple is famous and popular, religous piligrimes from all over india are visit this place. It is located a at resonable distance from Indore city limits, about 60 Kms from Indore city centre.

Chintaman Ganesh is one of the ancient temples in Ujjain and is also the biggest temple of Lord Ganesha in Ujjain. The temple dates back to 11th and 12th centuries when the Paramaras ruled over Malwa. The Ganesha idol enshrined in this temple is supposed to be swayamabhu (self manifested). Locally, Gane...

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Harsiddhi Temple
57 kms from Indore city limits
History

Harsiddhi Mandir is a Hindu Temple located in Ujjain, Madya Pradesh. Shri Harsiddhi Temple is one of the ancient places of India and it is the 13th Shaktipeeth among the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mata Sati. It is situated at a distance of about 57 Kms from Indore city centre.

Harsidhhi, a contracted form or, at its very least, a form of "Harshad Amba" - The Happy Mother, is considered one of the aspect of Amba and Kalika, the Hindu Devi. She is worshiped as Kuldevi by many Kshatriya, Brahmin, Rajput and Vaishya communities. Out of 52 shaktipith, this is one of the shaktipith of goddess Du...

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Kal Bhairav Temple
68 kms from Indore city limits
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The Kal Bhairav Temple (Kalbhirava Mandir) is a Hindu temple located in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the most active temples in the city, visited by hundreds of devotees daily. Kal Bhairav Temple is located at a distance of around 68 Kms from Indore city centre.

Bhairava is the wandering form of Lord Shiva. There are 64 Bhairavas. The temple is believed to have been built by an obscure king named Bhadrasen. Liquor is offered to the temple deity as one of the five tantric ritual offerings known as panchamakara: madya, maansa, meena or matsya, mudra and maithuna. The...

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Mangalnath Temple
62 kms from Indore city limits

Mangalnath Temple often is the highly admired shrine situated in Ujjain District, Madhya Pradesh. In keeping with Matsya Purana, Mangalnath is taken into account to be that the delivery place of Mars. That the presiding deity is Bhagwan Shiva. It is located at a distance of around 62 Kms from Indore city centre.

Mangalnath Temple (mandir) which looks upon a vast expanses of the Shipra River, offers an indescribable sense of peace to the tourists. It is a great temple for "Mangal pooja". The characterstic feature of the temple is that one will find a "goat" instead of the usual "nandi...

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Ram Mandir Ghat Ujjain
57 kms from Indore city limits
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Ram Mandir Ghat is a famous ghat near Ujjain, Madya Pradesh. This ghat is very much popular for taking holy baths in the Shipra river. The distance between Ram Mandir Ghat and the city of Indore is 57 Kms.

Ram Mandir Ghat is located near the Harsiddhi Temple. The temple of Navagraha, the nine planets, on the Triveni ghat of Shipra is a prominent centre of attraction for the pilgrims. The newly furbished ghat is a pleasure to visit particularly when the 'Sandhya River Aarti' is conducted. A small group of priests have begun this practice lately. The place has been cleaned up and the r...

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Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the most famous Hindu temples located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are supposed to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. It is located a distance of 56 Kms from Indore city centre.

The idol of Mahakaleshwar is known to be Dakshinamurti, which means that it is facing the south. The Mahakaleshwar temple is a three-storey temple. There are two types of entrance, one is free entrance. Another is VIP-entrance. The Kunda as well as its water is...

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Vikram Kirti Mandir
55 kms from Indore city limits
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Vikram Kirti Mandir is a museum located in Ujjain, near Indore, Madya Pradesh. This monument has wide collection of coins, manuscripts(more than 18000), ancient clothes, weapons and other notable historical things. The distance between Vikram Kirti Mandir and Indore is around 55 Kms.

Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum was established in the year of 1965. The place is hosting artifacts found at the Narmada valley. The archaeological museum here exhibits a variety of pottery, copper utensils and fossils that have been discovered from Narmada valley. The lush greenery around this is also the ke...

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Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
6 kms from Indore city limits
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Shri Khajrana Ganesh Mandir is historical temple in Indore, Madya Pradesh. It is located within city limits, at a distance of around 6 Kms from Indore city center. It is one of the most famed temples in the city.

It is an ancient temple with lot of historical importance. The temple Shri Ganesh was built with modern sculptures and architectural style. Khajrana Ganesh Temple was built in 18th Century by Holkars.

It is believed that in order to safe guard the idol from Aurangzeb, the idol was hidden in a well and in 1735, it was taken out from the well and a temple wasestabl...

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