Rajwada Overview

Ranked 6 of 23 sightseeing in Indore

Rajwada Palace is an iconic structure of Indore, which was built by Holkar Dynasty around two centuries ago. Popularly known as Holkar Palace, this seven storeyed structure reflects Indo-Saracenic architectural style. The palace comprises two structures, one of which is located in the centre of the city, while the other lies in the old part of the city.

Among the major attractions of the palace, most spectacular is the wooden entrance, which is covered with iron studs. The entrance leads to the courtyard, which is surrounded by galleried rooms and features an arched Ganesha hall, windows and balconies. Out of the seven floors of this palace, lower three floors are built of stone while the rest four are made of wood.

Tourists visiting this palace can see the elements of Mughal, French and Maratha styles in the architecture. This historic palace was burnt three times in the past and was finally converted into a garden. In 2006, Maharani of Indore, H.H. Usha Devi Holkar, ordered the reconstruction of this palace in the same old style. Efforts have been made to reincarnate the beauty of the palace. Today, the palace is used for holding art exhibitions and classical music concerts.

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20th Oct 17

What travellers are saying about Rajwada

Experience scale
  • Excellent 12
  • Good 4
  • Very Good 4
  • Below Average 3
  • Average 2
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Prateek Agrawal

Prateek Agrawal2.9/5

5 reviews

Ancient Palace

Rajwada is an ancient palace situated in the heart of the city. The place can be visited once and is not worth visiting again and again. Here you can found the old architecture.

Abhinav Sudan

Abhinav Sudan5.0/5

65 reviews

Excellent architecture

It was built by Holkars during the Maratha Empire here almost 200 years ago. This shows the excellent architecture and design of that time. Also takes you to the ancient great era and culture of this great nation, India.Happy Holidaying !!Warm Regards

Kamal Upadhyay

Kamal Upadhyay3.2/5

20 reviews

One time visit

One time visit is OK. There is nothing much to see. Some clicks and that is it. There is a small museum of Holkar family is also there but not very impressive. There only I got to know that one of the Holkar family's daughters son is Vijayendra Ghatge.



1 review

That was good

I was feeling good there. That was awesome. There was no restrictions to come late at night. I was very happy with my wife and children'sI am feeling like a king. Facilities of dinner breakfast and good lunch



1 review


Rajwada(Marathi: is a historical palace inIndorecity. It was built by theHolkarsof theMaratha Empireabout two centuries ago. This seven storied structure is located near the Chhatris and serves today as a fine example of royal grandeur and architectural skill
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Jayant sapre

Jayant sapre2.1/5

2 reviews


Having some knowledge of the Maratha history I expected the museum to be better than what it is. May be there are better exhibits at other locations. Some information on how the Holkar state came into existence should be provided for the younger visiting public.

Amit gupta

Amit gupta3.6/5

11 reviews


Beautiful light and sound show about holkar family and devi ahiliya Bai. Near this fort a lots of local food joints, must be try specially kachori and dahibada. Local market is also there to purchase cloths, artificial jewellery etc. You can by the famous various types of Indore nankeen.

Tarun Rajput

Tarun Rajput3.6/5

2 reviews

Royalty in the middle of nowhere

What a gorgeous assimilation of Maratha and Holkar tradition! Just wish it was better maintained! The upper 3 floors in wood in contrast to the rest of the structure in cement etc is a beautiful. The history especially the burning episodes make an endearing tale, overall a must visit in Indore!

Savita Baliga

Savita Baliga2.1/5

18 reviews

Badly maintained and ruins of a palace

Badly maintained looks like a wizard castle now, timings are 10-5pm while the sound and light show starts at 7 pm and lasts for 45 minutes. Just off this is the Sarafa market and the cloth markets which are a foodies and shoppers delight. There is a board displaying a charge15/- for photo cameras and add charges for video cameras however mobiles are allowed.

Krati Tongia

Krati Tongia5.0/5

15 reviews

Beautifully architectured

Rajwada is situated in centre of the city. Palace is very nice and very beautifully architectured. Near to Rajwada you can find cloth market, Sarafa bazaar known for gold & silver shops, Bartan bazaar. Also there are so many shops for snacks and juices.

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Rajwada, Indore

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Rajwada, Indore
Rajwada, Indore

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Ronit Gaikwad

Rajwada, Indore
Rajwada, Indore

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Ronit Gaikwad

Rajwada, Indore
Rajwada, Indore

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Ronit Gaikwad

Rajwada, Indore