Lal Bagh Palace, Indore

Lal Bagh Palace

Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 25,
in Indore
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9 Ratings & 5 Reviews

About Lal Bagh Palace

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Saturday: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Sunday: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Public Holidays: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Lal Bagh Palace was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar, during 1886 and 1921. Situated at the bank of River Khan, this three storeyed structure is used for hosting royal receptions. Originally, the construction of the palace began in 1886, under the reign of Tukoji Rao Holkar II. The final phase of construction was completed in 1921, under the rule of Tukoji Rao Holkar III.

Spread over an area of 11,3311.98 sq. m, this palace holds exhibit of prehistoric artefacts. The first floor of the palace holds display of coin collection, which dates back to Muslim period. This palace also houses exhibits of contemporary Indian and Italian paintings. The interiors of the palace are similar to that of Versailles Palace and features Italian marble columns, chandeliers, flying nymphs on the ceiling and Belgium stained glass windows.

This palace houses a ballroom, which has wooden floor mounted on springs for extra bounce. The entrance gates of this palace are a replica of the gates of Buckingham Palace. These gates carry the emblem of Holkar state, which states ‘He who tries will succeed’.

What travellers are saying about Lal Bagh Palace

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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5 traveller reviews for Lal Bagh Palace

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Kamal Upadhyay

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  • Kamal Upadhyay
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 207 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  2554 readers

"A good heritage place in Indore"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 10, 2017
Overall a nice place to visit and spend some time. Built in quite a big area and has a big garden which can also give you some good clicks. Now converted into a museum.
Things to see inside that are stuffed tigers and leopard around 10+. The ballroom wooden floor has springs for an extra bounce but works only if more than 50 couples dance simultaneously on it. Also, the entry gates are replica of Gates of Buckingham Palace.
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Krati Tongia

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  • Krati Tongia
  • 12 Reviews
  •  27 helpful votes
  •  13574 readers

"A very Big Palace"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 27, 2016
Lal bagh is a very big palace and it has very big gate at the entrance. It has huge open area because of that most of the events happens here like Circus, Jatra festival, Melas etc. People used to come in morning for morning walk, running and doing exercise.
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Neeraj Tolani

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  • Neeraj Tolani
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1394 readers

"Best walking sessions, really beautiful"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 17, 2015
Really beautiful, very quiet place, walking lane stretch of 1 kms, surrounded by gardens, sculptures, water fountains, etc. One can enjoy according to his mood & company. You can opt for cycling / yoga / jogging or simply just visiting the palace.
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Sudatta Mukherjee

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  • Sudatta Mukherjee
  • 14 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  43 helpful votes
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"Well kept palace"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 5, 2015
I have never seen so many bathrooms and dining rooms as I have seen in the palace. Quite well kept. However, was disappointed was not able to see the planetarium show.
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Aman Singh

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  • Aman Singh
  • Lives in Indore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  1621 readers

"Reflects the culture"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2015
Amazing place to visit if one loves the company of nature and a royal, historical landmark of Maharaja Holkar for history lovers. Situated almost in the centre of Indore city, the palace is a mark of royalty and also reflects the culture of Indore city.
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