Indore is a major city and commercial center of the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. Indore city has a population of 1,516,918 (2001 census), the 15th largest city in India and the 147th largest city in the world. It serves as the headquarters of both the Indore district and Indore division.
During the days of the Maratha Empire it was an important halt between the Deccan and Delhi. However after the death of Madhavrao Peshwa, the Maratha Empire disintegrated and Indore was declared the capital of the Holkar state, until Rani Ahilyabai Holkar moved the capital to Maheshwar.
Indore city has a variety of cultures. Over the years the city of Indore has welcomed people from all castes, creed and colour. People from all corners of the country have migrated & settled in the heart of Madhya Pradesh for their livelihood, education or just for its peaceful culture. People here know to maintain harmony by intermixing and enjoying their life, irrespective of castes or region and by respecting every religion.
Places of interest
Annapurna Temple - A Hindu temple, primarily of goddess Annapurna, in the west region of the city.
Bada Ganpati Temple - This temple houses Ganesha Deity, measuring 25 ft. from crown to foot.
Crystal Temple - Digambar Jain temple built by Seth Hukumchand a century ago, with exquisite glass work.
Deoguradia - The monolithic rock temple built in 7th century. The original Shivalinga is 12 ft under water in a sunken temple above which the present temple is constructed.
ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, Hare Krishna Movement in Nipaniya Village, MR 10, Devas Bypass Road.
Gomat Giri - A Jain (disambiguation) temple with 21 feet statue of Gomateshwara, a replica of the Bahubali statue of Shravanabelagola. Along with 24 marble temples with shikhars, for each Tirthankar.
Krishnapura Chhatri - By the banks of the Khan river, it is at a walking distance from Rajwada.
Lal Bagh Palace - A palace spread across 200 acres (0.81 km2) of land. It is now a museum and one can see the artefacts of the Holkar era.
Rajwada - A seven-storey palace built during the Holkar era.
Zoo - The zoo in Indore is famous for its unique collection of animals.
Museum - The Indore museum houses the finest collection of Parmar sculptures from Hinglajgarh