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Indore is the largest city in the state of Madhya Pradesh and also its commercial capital. The city is a part of the Malwa plateau. The distance between Indore and Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh is 190 km. It is exclusively famous for housing both the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The city is also dubbed as Mini Mumbai because a large number of Marathi speaking people live there because the city was a main centre of the erstwhile Maratha Empire. The city is famous for its shopping, entertainment, and exotic cuisines. Software, automobile, and pharmaceuticals are some of the major industries of the city.
Founded in 1715, as a trade market on the Narmada River valley by local landowners, the Zamindars, Indore derives its name from the Indreshwar Temple made there. The two rivulets, Kahn and Saraswati unite at the centre of the city where the Sangamnath or Indreshwar temple exists. Indore is marked by splendid historical monuments and is known for its architectural splendour patronised by Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar. Lal Baug Palace, Rajawada, and Sukh Niwas stand testimony to the majesty of the Holkar era, and cast a magical spell on the visitors. IIM Indore, which is amongst the pioneer management institutes in India, has world class facilities, and produces world acclaimed professionals. Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya established in the year 1964 is one of the most renowned universities of India even today,
Culture of Indore is an exclusive mixture as the major population of the city belongs to different parts of India; people who have actually migrated and settled here for various reasons like livelihood, education and its peaceful way of life. Although Hindi is the official language and spoken by maximum, the language of conversation is largely Marathi,. Bundelkhandi, Malwi and Chattisgarhi can also be heard.
Known for its popular variety of Namkeens (salted snacks) and other dishes like Dal-Bafla, Nihari Gosht and Bafla-Gosht, there is no dearth of vegetarian eateries in Indore. Thirst quenchers and appetizers like Jal- Jira and santrola, Shikanji and the good old yoghurt lassi are an integral part of the cuisine of Indore.
According to the census conducted in 2011, the population of the city of Indore is 1,960,631. The density of population is 25,170 /sq mile or 9,718 /km2. The city covers a total area of 1,505 sq miles or 3,898 sq km.
The city is located at an altitude of 1,814 feet or 553 meters above sea surface. The coordinates of the city are 22°25' North and 75°32' Easteast. Major rivers nearby include the Khan Kahn and Saraswati Rivers and they are branches of the Shipra River. The city forms a part of the Western Madhya Pradesh. Summer, monsoon and winter are the three seasons in the city.
About 52% of the people living in the city are males and 48% females. The mean literacy rate of the city (2011 census) is 87.38%, which is far ahead of the countrywide mean of 74%. The principal language used by the people is Hindi. Literacy among females was 82.55% and literacy among males was 91.84%.
The city draws people with varied interests. Apart from the general tourists, history lovers, art lovers and religious minded people visit Indore on their route to the pilgrimage of Mahakal at Ujjain, Omkareshwar and onwards to Rameshwaram.
The top-rated tourist attractions in Indore are given below:
Khajrana or Bada Ganpati temple, (the temple constructed by Ahilyabai Holkar is a crowd puller as it is believed that all wishes are fulfilled on praying here. ), Kanch Mandir is (a famous Jain temple which is also known as the Glass Temple because of the intricate mirror work on its inside.), Bada Ganpati temple, Atal Bihari Vajpeyee Regional Park, ( also known as Indore Regional Park or Pipliyapala Park is developed around a pond and a canal.),
Lal Baag Palace is one of the grandest most elegant residences of the Holkar dynasty with splendidly proportioned rooms with ornamental ceilings. It reflects the highly aesthetic taste of the Holkars. ,
Central Museum / (Indore Museum) is a visual treat for history lovers. Sculptures from Parmar and Hinglaj and pre historic age have been exhibited here. This museum is famous for its collection of arms, armours and coins. ,
Rajwada (the famous mansion) this 1747 AD historic place in Indore is a popular tourist spot. It is a mammoth 7 storey palace of the founder of Holkar dynasty, Malhar Rao Holkar., Bapna Statue (Bafna) is a historical land mark.,
Venkatesh Temple, Bolia Chhatris, Krishnapura chhatris and Nakhrali and Chokhi Dhani etc are some more interesting sites.
Other than the above mentioned tourist attractions, you can visit the following tourist draws that are closely located to the city of Indore:
Ujjain, one of the oldest holy cities of India and a place for the famous 'Kumbh Mela' is about 56 Km from Indore. Ujjain is the base for calculations in Indian geography, astronomy and astrology, Sandipani Ashram which is an ancient observatory, Bhartrihari caves and Mahakaleshwar temple, the temple of Har Siddhi Mata and the Gopal Mandir attract tourists. Patal Pani is a fascinating destination at a distance of 36 km from Indore. It has a 150 feet high waterfall falling into a deep gorge. It is believed that its lowest point/ bottom touches the 'patal' - the nether world.
Mandu about 90 km from Indore is known for the Mandav gadh is a fort founded in the 10th century by the Parmar rulers. It is supposed to be the biggest forts in India spanning an area of 82 Km. ,
Maheshwar is a small town located 91 kilometres from Indore. Besides the fort and temples the place is also known for its Maheshwari saris, known for its unique weave, produced by the local weavers.
Omkareshwar significant as one of the 12 jyotirlingams temple of India, is an island at the confluence of the Narmada & Kaveri rivers. and Raja RamannaCAT ( Center for Advanced Technology). is a unit of the Department of Atomic energy under Government of India.
In addition, an Indore city map will also help you locate landmarks like Devi Ahilyabai Holkar National Airport also called Nagpur Airport and Indore Railway Station (Indore Junction BG). There are three national highways and two state highways in Indore and they can also be located through this map.
Indore is well connected via rail, road and air. There are both government and private transportation including I-bus, taxis, tele-auto rickshaw, mopeds and bicycles and even Tonga which can be used to move around and explore the city. Indore offers extremely safe, wallet-friendly and comfortable transportation options.
The city is a popular academic hub in central India. Given below are the names of the most famous educational institutes in Indore:
Engineering and Technology Colleges
Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Astral Institute of Technology & Research, Acropolis Institute of Technology & Research, Chamelidevi Institute of Technology & Management, Central India Institute of Technology, Indore Institute of Science and Technology, Institute of Engineering and Technology, DAVV, Institute of Engineering & Science IPS Academy, KC Bansal Technical Institute, Jagat Guru College of Technology, Lord Krishna College of Technology, Laxmi Narayan College of Technology, Medi-Caps Institute of Technology & Management, Malwa Institute of Technology, Oriental Institute of Science & Technology (OIST) Indore, Manrals Institute of Technology and Science, Rishiraj Institute of Technology, Patel College of Science & Technology, Sanghavi Institute of Management and Science, Royal College of Technology, Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology and Science, Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, Swami Vivekanand College of Engineering (SVCE), Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology, and Truba College of Engineering and Technology.
Government College of Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Index Medical College & Research Centre, Sri Aurboindo Institute of Medical Sciences and Modern Dental College & Research Centre
Management Institutes in Indore
Indian Institute of Management Indore, International Institute of Professional Studies, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Management & Science, Devi Ahilya Vishvavidyalaya, Govindram Seksaria Institute of Management and Research, Devi Ahilya Vishvavidyalaya, Institute of Management Studies, Gujrati Devi Institute Of Professional Studies, International Institute of Foreign Trade and Research, IPS Academy-The School of Management, Indore Institute of Technology & Management, Medicaps Institute of Technology & Management, Islamia Karimia College, Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Pioneer Institute of Professional Studies, Tathastu Vocational Trainings, PROTON Business School, and Imperial Academy.
The top hotels in Indore are as follows:
Hotel Fortune Landmark, Lemon Tree Hotel, Hotel Radisson Blu, Hotel Infiniti, Hotel President, Sayaji Hotel, Hotel Planet, Hotel Shreemaya, Hotel Amaltas International, Hotel Amar Vilas, Hotel Fun Plaza, Hotel Princes' Palace, and Hotel Crown Palace.
|Ward||69 (MC), 6 (OG)|
|Lat Long||22.718417, 75.855590|
|Area||204.6 sq miles (530 km2)|
|Population as per 2011||1960631|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Transport||Air, Road, Rail. Local Transport, Taxis|
|Food and Cuisine||Namkeens, Poha & Jalebi, Chaats (snacks), Kachoris and Samosas, Khaman, Kachori - Aaloo Kachori, Dal Kachori, Petis, Baked Samosa, Bhel Puri, Pani Puri, Mathri, Sabudana Khichdi, Gajak, Bhutta kis, Gulab Jamoon, Garadu, Rabri, Aalo tikiya, Halua - Gajar, Moong Dal', icecreams, Shakes, Mixture, Dhania-Chivda, Dal Moth, Papdi, Gathiya, Khaman, Kachori-Samosa, Petis, Garadu, Lassi, Cold Milk, Hot Boiled Milk with Malai & Dry Fruits+Keshar, Maratha, Mughlai, Bengali, Muslim, Mughlai, Rajasthani Cuisine etc.|
|Religion||Hindu, Muslim, Jain|
|Festival||Holi, Gangaur, Teej, Rangpanchmi, Baisakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Krishna Janmashtami, Mahavir jayanti, Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Ganesh Utsav, Deepavali, Ramzan, Gudi Padwa, Bhaidooj, Eid, Christmas, Nagpanchmi, Ahilya Utsav etc.|
|Monuments||Rajwada Palace, Chattri Baug, Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Lal Bagh Palace, Kajligarh etc.|
|Places of interest||Indreshwar Temple, Khajrana Ganesh Temple, Shri Ridhhi Sidhhi Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Gurudwara, Annapurna Temple, Bada Ganpati, Hrinkar Giri, Gommat Giri, Kanch Mandir, Chhatris, Lalbagh Palace, Indore Museum, Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Nehru Park etc.|
|Markets||MT Cloth Market, Sitlamata Bazar, Kothari Market, Topkhana, Heritage Market, M.T.H. Compound, R.N.T. Marg, Bada and Chota Sarafa Market, Moolchand Market, Siyaganj, Jail Road, Marothia Bazar, Khajuri Bazar, Mrignayni Showroom etc.|
|Hospital||Bombay Hospital, CHL Hospitals, Choithram Hospital & Research Centre, Gokuldas Hospital, Vishesh Hospital, Sahaj Hospital, Arihant Hospital & Research Center, Beams Hospitals, Mohak Hitech Speciality Hospital, Rajshree Hospitals, Dr. Hardia Eye Hospital, Greater Kailash Hospital, Synergy Hospital, Suyash Hospital, Bafna Hospital, Life Care Hospital, Varma Union Hospital, Sri Auriboindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Medicare Hospital & Research Centre etc.|
|Hotel||Radisson Hotel, Lemon Tree Hotel, Hotel Shreemaya, Sarovar Portico, Fortune Landmark Indore, Amar Vilas Hotel, Surya Hotel, Hotel President , Hotel Apna Avenue, Hotel Crown Palace, Hotel Apna Palace, Sayaji Hotels, Hotel Infiniti, Hotel Omni Palace, Country Inn By Carlson, Lords Inn , Hotel Kanchan Tilak, Hotel Ambassador etc.|
|Industries||Automobile Industries - Kinetic Honda, Onida Saka, Pratap Steel, Prestige Group, Bajaj Tempo, Bridge Stone, Chirag Ingots, Eicher Motors, Dhar Textiles, Larsen and Toubro, Indo German Tools , Hindustan Motors, Crompton Greaves, Pratibha Syntex, Kores India, Kriti Industries India Limited, Singh Polymer Industries, Vishal Industries Rupam Industries etc.|
|University||The Daly College, Holkar Science College, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Institute of Management Studies (IMS), School of Law (SoL),Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC), International Institute of Professional Studies (IIPS), School of Pharmacy, School of Energy & Environmental Studies, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC), Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) etc.|
|Notable people||Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Salim Khan, Rahul Dravid, Rahat Indori - Famous Urdu Poet and Film lyricist, Lata Mangeshkar, Johnny Walker, Palak Muchhal - Singer, Aakanksha Jachak - Playback Singer etc.|