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The cultural and industrial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is known for its mouth-watering culinary experience. The city has a glorious past, and it perfectly blends the modern and traditional to create its own vibrant and distinct identity.

From Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Patalpani Falls, to Omkareshwar, Indore holds many other exciting places that will help you keep boredom at bay during weekends or one day trip. If you are a nature lover or a tourist with an eye for architectural excellence, Indore is the place-to-be to admire, enjoy, learn and unwind.

Discover the city’s charm and heritage and natural beauty with these must-see attractions:

Patalpani Waterfalls

A famous tourist destination in Indore, Patalpani Waterfalls is situated 36 km away from Indore. With dense forests all around, not to forget mentioning the valley, the views from the above are breathtaking. It is a perfect place in the rainy season to sit and enjoy some freshly roasted corn-cobs, soak in the breathtaking views and stare with wonder at the jaw-dropping 300-feet fall. A railway line passing with the areas brings a charm to the place.

Rajwada Palace

Rajwada Palace is a fine specimen of architectural grandeur of the bygone era; it was built over two centuries ago by the Holkars of Maratha Empire. This seven-storied palace has two parts, the first one in the city’s centre and the second is in the old town. The three lower floors are of stone and the top floors are of wood. You can take a peek into the splendour of the bygone era while walking through the museum inside the famous Indore sightseeing spot. 


A small hillock, Gomatgiri is a pilgrim centre for followers of Jainism who visit the place to offer prayers in the 24 marble temples here. The 21 feet Gomateshware statue is a replica of Bahubali statue in Shravanabelagola. The serene atmosphere of the place can spellbind anyone. You can marvel at the architectural magic of the temples while witnessing some stunning views of the city. From great sunrise and sunset views to yummy local food and the tranquil environment make the place one of the favoured Indore tourist destinations.


If you wish to embrace the essence of spirituality and peacefulness in Indore, no place is as better as the ISKCON temple of Indore. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna and oozes out of the hymns and sounds of chants. It was built by the deities of Lord Krishna and Radha purely from marble and justifies the word ‘elegance’. Allows visitors to calm their minds and souls, and experience the tranquillity surrounding the temple, ISKCON is surely one of the best places to explore in Indore.

Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

Apart from its historical glory and cultural prosperity, Indore has a plethora of dazzling flora and fauna that the city does a great job of conserving. A visual treat for nature lovers, and trekking enthusiasts, Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for its unmissable retreat and visiting the sanctuary is one of the best places to visit in Indore. Trees of eucalyptus, bamboo, teak, babul, and Chandan grace its vibrant kingdom, blue bull, sambhar and some rare species of birds call it home. You can take two-wheeler or four-wheeler to explore the entire sanctuary. You also have an option to spend a few days in the bounds of the natural heritage.


Shri Omkareshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas temples in India. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, and sits peacefully on the island of Shivapuri of Mandhata, in the Narmada River, in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. The legends associated with the Omkareshwar Temple highlight the importance attached to it by followers of Hinduism. The temple is the most frequented place and in fact, it is one of the major reasons for people to tour Omkareshwar.


One of the famous spots to visit near Indore, Mandu is a story in stone that leaves people spellbound. Driving to this fort city and entering the gate is like travelling back in time to that period in history that resulted in the awe-inspiring architecture of the amazing heritage town. The city is a situated between two lakes; the iconic Jahaz Mahal brings a panoramic view of the entire area.


Home to the powerful and revered Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain is steeped in spirituality. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and counted amongst the 7 holiest sites of Hinduism, the town draws thousands of devotees every month. The city also has the largest religious gathering in the world; the Kumbh Mela, every 12 years wherein a 100-million pilgrims through the Ghats for a holy dip in the Shipra river.

These are few amazing places in and near Indore where you can spend some quality time with friends, family or alone away from your daily routine. Besides, there are many other tourist spots near the city that showcase the beauty of the place and provide an unforgettable travel experience.

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