Temples & Religious Places
Apart from being known for its historical monuments, Indore is also famous for its religious places. There are a host of worship places here which attract pilgrims from across the country. Each place is different from each other and unique in its own way.
Bijasan Tekri is a small temple of Bijasan Mata. It was built in 1920, on top of a hill (tekri). This temple is at a distance of about 9 km from the railway station, while from the airport it is just two minutes drive.
Gomatgiri is a small hillock near Indore. It is situated amidst picturesque surroundings. Just 10 minutes drive from the Indore airport, Gomatgiri is a pious place for the Jain religion devotees. There is a 21 feet statue of Gomateshwar built here.
Khajrana is famous for its Ganesha Temple, in which the local people of Indore have great faith. It is said that the temple was built by Ahilya Bai. According to the religious belief of the people, all the wishes of the person who prays here, gets fulfilled.
Bada Ganpati presents a spectacular sight for the tourist as well as the pilgrims, who come here. It is an idol of Lord Ganesha which measures 25 feet from crown to foot. It is the largest Ganesha idol in the whole world and one of the main attractions of Indore. It is said that the Idol was built here as a result of a dream of an Avantika (Ujjain) resident, named Shri Dadhich. It was built in 1875. The most fascinating fact about Bada Ganpati is the configuration of its ingredients.
The state has an agrarian economy. The major crops of Madhya Pradesh are wheat, soybean, gram, sugarcane, rice, maize, cotton, rapeseed, mustard and arhar.
Offices & Industries
⦁ There are four Industrial Complexes in M.P, one of which is in Indore. It is called the Electronics Complex.
⦁ State's only diesel engine factory is in Indore.
⦁ A gems and jewellery park is established in Indore in 18199 sq km. with 4 storeys.
Major component of the Indore economy, industries in Indore contribute a considerable amount of revenue. The city has emerged as a major industrial center of the state of Madhya Pradesh.
⦁ Pithampur near Indore is one of the largest hubs of vehicle and automobile industries in India. Well known industrial houses have opened factories and plants in Indore. Some of the most important Indore industries are :
⦁ Kinetic Honda
⦁ Onida Saka
⦁ Prestige Group
⦁ Bajaj Tempo
⦁ Eicher Motors
⦁ Larsen & Toubro
⦁ Hindustan Motors
⦁ Crompton Greaves
⦁ Piramal Healthcare
⦁ Ranbaxy Laboratories
⦁ RackBank Datacenters
⦁ Dinclix GroundWorks
Indore is the first city to have both IIT(Indian Institute of Technology Indore) and IIM(Indian Institute of Management Indore). Indore is a home to a range of colleges and schools. Indore has a large student population and is a big educational centre in central India, it also is the education hub of central India. Most primary and secondary schools in Indore are affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE); however, quite a few number of schools are affiliated with ICSE board, NIOS board, CBSEi board and the state level M.P. Board as well.
⦁ The Daly College, founded in 1870, is one of the oldest co-educational boarding school in the world, which was established to educate the rulers of the Central Indian Princely States of the 'Marathas' and Rajputs'. The Holkar Science College, officially known as Government Model Autonomous Holkar Science College was established in 1891.
Emerald Heights International School
Established in 1983, Emerald Heights International School is the first English-medium, international co-educational residential school in Indore. It is one of the top educational institutions in the country.
Phone: 8720009992 / 8720009993
Shishukunj International School
Established in 2005, Shishukunj International School is a coeducational English medium senior secondary school founded by the Shishukunj International Society, London. It is one of the top ranking schools in both the city and the state.
Phone: 0731 – 2810017 / 18 / 19
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar
Established in 1980, Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar is one of Indore’s oldest day schools. It is managed by the Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Madhya Pradesh. The school focuses on imparting contemporary education rooted in spiritual and human values.
The Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS), formerly Shri Govindram Seksaria Kala Bhavan, is a public engineering institution located in Indore, India. It was established in 1952 as a technical institute offering licentiate and diploma courses in engineering. New Delhi granted the status of an Autonomous Institution in 1989.
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, also known as "DAVV" (formerly known as University of Indore or Indore Vishvavidyalaya) is a university in Indore with several colleges operating under its aegis. It has two campuses within the city, one at Takshila Parisar (near Bhavarkuan Square)and another at Rabindra Nath Tagore Road, Indore.
The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC) is another old institution, and was formerly known as the King Edward Medical College. Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) and Institute Of Engineering & Science IPS Academy are engineering colleges, established in 1952 and 1999 respectively.
The Prestige Institute of Management and Research is one of the premier management school in Indore.
Indore has also plethora of private engineering colleges, of all the private engineering colleges, most prominent ones are Medicaps Institute of Technology and Management now Medicaps University and Shri Vaishnav Institute of Science and Technology.
All national festivals, like Diwali, Holi, Eid-ul-Fitr and Rakhi, are also celebrated in Indore with the same enthusiasm as in the other parts of Madhya Pradesh as well as India.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in a different way in Indore. When Textile mills developed here, the workers of the mills contributed money and labor arrange a "Jhanki" (carnival of floats) and then celebrated the festival with great pomp and show.
⦁ Anant Chaudas:
Anant Chaudas is celebrates at the night around the month of September. On the night of these Indore festivals large processions are taken out large idols of lord Ganesh are engrossed in water. This event is organized with outstanding excitement by the individuals. Indore Resort also Celebrates this festival.
⦁ Makar Sankaranti:
Makar Sankranti is also celebrates in Indore on 14th January but here this festival known as Kite festival. At the time of this Festival of Indore sky over city is rendered colorful as people fly kites and organized competitions of that day.
Rangapanchami is organized after 5 days from Holi. Indore designed its own design of Rangapanchami. This festival of Indore is recognized like a Holi, but shades are mixed with water and then added on others. At the time of this event local municipal corporation pour color mixed water on the main roads of an old Indore. Now they use a Fire Brigade for brigade for that purpose. Ranga Panchami is an old event, which was recognized at the time of Holkar leadership and remains celebrated.
⦁ Ahilya Utsav:
Ahilya Utsav celebrated to memorialize the death anniversary of Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar who was the brave queen of Indore. This festival celebrated annually in city. This is a special festival of Indore.
⦁ Navratri :
There is a unique importance of Navratri Ustav in Indore. The forehead of Bijasen mata is on a little hill called 'Bijasen Tekri'. During this Indore Festivals means in the month of September and October, a logical structured at this forehead. It draws pilgrims in large figure.
The historical palace of Rajwada in Indore city is a seven storied structure, built by the Holkars of the Maratha Empire. Rajwada Palace also known as Holkar Palace is one of the oldest structures and major historical site in Indore,located in the heart of the city close to the Chhatris.
Lal Bagh Palace is the finest building left by the Holkar dynasty,was once the resident of the Holkars. Lal Bagh Palace is one of the most spectacular buildings in Indore, on the bank of the River Khan.
⦁ Patalpani Waterfall
Patalpani Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall near Indore and one of the most famous picnic spot. The fall is approximately 300 feet high, situated 35kms south-west of Indore city on the Indore-Khandwa route.
Chappan Dukan 56 Shops is a must-visit place for all foodies in Indore, Located in the heart of the city. 56 Shops are famous for delicious, many types of snacks, namkeens,chaat and sweets of Indore.
⦁ Sarafa Bazar
Sarafa Bazar of Indore is a ornament business hub, During the day it’s a jewelery market but during the night it turns into a street-food market. Amazing food place at night serving street Food cuisine Joshiji ka dahiwada,Saawariya ki sabudana khichdi,Vijay ki kachori and Indori namkeen.
The ruined city of Mandu is located in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, about 100 km from Indore. Mandu is known for its fine architecture of Jahaz Mahal,Alamgir Darwaza,Hindola Mahal,Hoshang Shah Mausoleum and Roopmati’s Pavilion.
⦁ Dewas Tekri
Tekri is a conical hill in Dewas city commonly known as Tekri Mandir, located 36 km from Indore on AB Road, Agra-Mumbai National Highway 3. The great temple of Dewas is dedicated to the Goddess Chamunda Mata and Tulja Bhavani Mata.
Indore is served by Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, about 8 km from the city. It is the busiest airport in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and also serves as a hub for international cargo.
The Indore Junction is an A-1 grade railway station with a revenue of more than Rs. 50 crore(500 million). The City Railway Division comes under Ratlam Division of the Western Railways.
Meter gauge train stopped operating from February 2015. Indore-Mhow section is now being upgraded to broad gauge. Electrification of the Indore – Dewas – Ujjain was completed in June 2012. Ratlam-Indore broad gauge conversion completed in September 2014.
Indore City Bus (AC)-Indore has a well-developed transport system. Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd, a PPP scheme operates buses and radio taxis in the city. The buses designated as City Bus operate on 36 Routes, with around 170 bus stop stations. The buses are color-coded according to their route.
Indore BRTS (iBUS)-Indore BRTS is a bus rapid transit system with air-conditioned (AC) and non-AC buses. Some of these buses are equipped with services like GPS and IVR which are used to track the position of the bus with information displayed on LED displays installed at the bus stops.
Indore Magic(Auto Rickshaw) - Indore Auto Rickshaw is a magic service for small distance travel. Daily approx 5 lakh people travel within city.
Indore is connected to other parts of India through national and state highways. The major national highways passing through the city are:
⦁ National Highway No. 52 (Sangrur - Jaipur - Kota - Indore - Ankola)
⦁ National Highway No. 59 (Ahmedabad – Godhra - Indore)
⦁ National Highway No. 59A (Indore – Betul – Nagpur connecting NH 69)
Other important regional highways passing through the city are:
⦁ State Highway No. 27 (Jhalawad - Ujjain - Burhanpur)
⦁ State Highway No. 31 (Neemach - Ratlam - Dhar)
⦁ A huge statue of the world cup has been placed at the square. Also, Indore has a huge concrete Cricket Bat statue with names of the players of the Indian team which won the 1971 series against West Indies.
⦁ Indore’s famous Bada Ganpati, is in fact the world’s largest Ganesha Idol, 8 meters.
⦁ The mills of Indore (Hukumchand, Bhandari and Rajkumar) used to fulfill a substantial amount of textile requirement of New York for a very long time.
⦁ Sudama Nagar is believed to be the biggest colony of India.
Important Contacts Nos.
⦁ Code Blue ICU Ambulance
Address: 113, Sai Shraddha Palace, Vijay Nagar, Indore - 452010, Near Radisson Blue Hotel
Phone: +(91)-731-3381472 +(91)-9039108108 , +(91)-9826933693 , +(91)-8103108108
Address: 42/1, Ramganj Jinshi, Malhar Ganj, Indore - 452007, Near Jinshi Chouraha, Bada Ganpati
Phone: +(91)-731-3380813 +(91)-9826689950 , +(91)-9009199961
⦁ Aastha Ambulance Services
Address: 1216, Hawabangla Road, Dwarkapuri, Indore - 452013, Behind Shreenath Cement
Phone: +(91)-731-3380691 , 2388990 +(91)-9826013790 , +(91)-9111081108
+(91)-731-2542857, 2522100 1002547929
Jianti Market- 0731-24057432
Pithampur Fire Station- 0731-256639 / 256-799
Pearl herd Fire Station- 0731-2477777
Laxmi Nagar Fire Station- 0731-2610155
Gandhi Hall Fire Station- 0731-2431226
Fire brigade control room- 0731-2610155/101
DIG Fire Brigade- 0731-2419999