Indore is both traditional and modern. This largest city of the state of Madhya Pradesh in India bears testimony to both historical lineages and ultra-modern economic development. With a rich culture and heritage for its backbone, Indore has always been the forerunner when it came to city planning or progressive education. Today, Indore is one of the fastest growing economies of India with varied industrial sectors such as automobiles, IT, pharmaceuticals, textiles and universities. At the same time, Indore still finds a huge fan following for its heritage structures including palaces and temples.
Indore is located on the banks of the rivers Khan and Saraswati. It derives its name from the deity Indreshwar whose temple still exists at the point of convergence of these two rivers. Traditionally, Indore and its surrounding regions were ruled by the house of Holkars who took great efforts in creating a vibrant culture, a thriving economy and a solid foundation for both education and business in and around Indore.
If you plan to explore Indore on a personal trip or during a business visit, there are some places you cannot absolutely miss. Soak in the spirituality of the age-old temples in and around Indore including Ujjain, Omkareshewar and Mandu. Visit the beautiful palaces and architectural gems of the Lal Baag Palace, Rajwada and Kanch Mandir. Enjoy a truly Indian experience at Chokhi Dhani and pay a visit to the Chhatris for a lesson on Indian bravery. Don’t miss the Central Museum if you crave historical facts and artifacts!
Although visiting Indore the year round is never a hurdle, the best time to enjoy your outing there is from October to March. Indore’s Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport sees both international and domestic flight operations. Local transport includes buses, private vehicles, mini buses and auto rickshaws.