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Spiritually & environmentally invigorating experience
Ujjain's 'Shree Mahakaleshwar' temple hosts one of 12 "Jyotirlingas" established in India. It is otherwise a well maintained historical city. Bhasma Aarti at Shree Mahakaleshwar is a one lifetime experience for those who are willing to opt out of their comfort zone. Arti starts early morning & for that one needs to make prior booking as entry is for limited number & then queue up around 2:30 - 3 am to attend aarti at appointed time.
Indore is about 25 km good drive from Ujjain. The cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh, it is again a well maintained & as good as any metropolitan city in India.
Indore is basically a base for trips to Omkareshwar or Mamleshwar. 1. 5 hr drive from Indore the temple is best accessed by a motor boat ride across Narmada River. About half an hour ride is quite adventurous as boat cruises through convergence of two rivers & resultant ups & downs.
On way back one can stop at Maheshwar, home to famous maheshwari saris, & also visit Maheshwar Fort built on banks of Serene Narmada River. Spend some quiet time at Narmada ghat & escape from mad world away.
Another place worth visiting from Indore is fort. A 15-16th century fort, located on a hill top & spread over 5-6 km radius expanse, has mesmerizing Architecture with vast water harvesting & water heating facility & dotted with beautifully landscaped gardens. The access however is via a nondescript road but enjoyable.
Indore is also a town. Go to Chappan dukan area which has 56 shops doling out variety of eatables. Half of Indore town can be found there any evening. Not to talk of famous Farsans & bakery product shops across the city.
Cleanest city in India
It is the most cleanest city in India. Located in the Malwa Plateau. Also known as the street food capital of India, famous for its lip smacking taste of street food. A city very much rich in heritage and culture, a must visit place.
2. Must Visit Places.
Rajwada palace, Yeshwant club and local gardens. Mhow located around 25 km from Indore has beautiful places to visit like Patalpani, Wanchu point and Malwa Plateau. Local temples are also worth visiting for attaining peace of mind.
3. Local food and shopping.
TI and C21 mall has some nice options in the food courts. The local Sarafa and 56 markets are worth visiting. The night life is also good with some good chain of clubs/pubs like 10 DS, of bar and many more. For shopping the locally made sarees are also good. Other options are also there for branded clothing.
The city provides good options for experiencing about the Holkar and touch of Maratha dynasties. A water park in the city also provides good viable options to beat the scorching heat. A drive down towards Mhow and visiting Patalpani and Wanchu point is also recommended.
Do keep eyes on the road while driving down. Take camera along while going towards Mhow. Rest all is okay.
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History of Indore
The city of Indore, located on the plateau of Malwa, is a commercial centre and Madhya Pradesh's largest city. Indore is said to have derived its name from the temples of Indreshwar and Indrapur. The founder of Indore, was Rao Nandlal Chaudhary. Indore changed hands several times from the Rajputs to the Mughals, and the Marathas, until they lost it to the British.
Things To Do in Indore
Indore has a beautiful natural landscape coupled with man-made historical monuments, especially those dating to the Holkar Dynasty. A landmark of Indore is the 200-year-old palace, Rajwada, built in a mix of French, Mughal and Maratha architecture. This monument built during the Holkar Dynasty, is a seven storey building with the three lower levels constructed in stone and the remaining floors in wood. Nearby, is a Jain Temple, the Kanch Mandir meaning the temple of mirrors.
Visit the museums - The Indore Museum, and the Border Security Arms Museum, at Bijasen Tekri, atop a hill, and while you are at it get your blessings from the Goddess Bijasen at the temple built in 1920. Shree Sansthan Bada Rawala, is the original home of the founder of Indore, housing a large library with as many as 28,000 books and artifacts.