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Indore



 


What :

Indore traces its origins to a 16th century trading hub between Delhi and the central Indian Deccan Plateau region. Today, Indore is the most populous city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

The Holkar Dynasty that ruled here through the 18th century left a legacy of splendidly diverse architecture that fused styles from many countries into a unique heritage.

The Lal Bagh Palace is a singular example of the Holkar’s love of fine buildings. The Palace features replicas of the Buckingham Palace Gates guarding a large garden and a statue of Queen Victoria. Inside the palace, baroque dining rooms and a renaissance salon give visitors on India tours the impression they’ve been transported to 18th century Europe.

The Holkar’s Rajwada Palace is a seven-story blend of Maratha, Mughal, and French architecture wrapped by balconies and narrow windows. The multifaceted building served as the central hub of power and trade during the Holkar Dynasty, and the building is often used for contemporary concerts and art exhibitions.

Indore’s Kanch Mandir is a Jain temple adorned with glass and mirror. More than 50 murals depicting sagas from the Jain religion festooned with gold, green, red, and silver glass glitter brightly inside the temple.


When :

The best weather in the area is between October and March. The high temperatures from April to June give way to cooling and resuscitating rains that fall between July and September.


Where :

Indore is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The city is best reached by flight from Delhi or Mumbai to Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport about 4 miles outside of town.


Who :

Architecture enthusiasts relish the chance to visit Indore on our luxury tours of India to view the stunning Holkar architecture the area has to offer.


Appropriate Attire :

Dress for warm weather with cool clothing, and keep in mind that religious sites in town may require the removal of shoes upon entrance. While visiting temples or other holy areas, dress conservatively by covering your shoulders and knees in keeping with religious modesty.




Guest Reviews :

 
  ALICIA REYES - QUESADA
March 2014
It was a dream come true! I really enjoyed the tour, the people I met, the incredible things I saw and the wonderful well mannered and caring people from India. I have traveled extensively, I consider myself a real gobble trotter, I have participated in a lot of tour company groups but nothing like Easy Tours of India!
I arrived sick, really sick, the medications I brought with me didn't work, I called two doctors at two different hotels, they sure made the difference! They changed my antibiotics, gave me 5 more medications including an anti-allergic one and made me feel better enough, that with some effort on my part, I was able to enjoy and finish the tour.
Ali our guide was sure a gentleman... WOW! he has so much patience he could be a teacher! the gentleman driver was so pleasant and caring, especially when he noticed I was feeling so bad.
I am already planning to go back to visit South India and this time I do not plan to be sick at all.
I love India!
Specially the hotel in MUMBAI, they were the best, they took care of me really well, gave me an upgrade of a beautiful room, let me check out at 8pm and gave me free internet access. They were so and so sweet caring and nice I felt my heart broken when I said goodbye...
Chandni always called concerned about my health, thanks CHANDNI!
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