Indore Tourism, India: Places, Best Time & Travel Guides 2021
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Best Resorts in Indore

Boasting of rich cultural heritage and well-preserved natural heritage, the city of Indore serves as a wonderful destination for a memorable vacation with your loved ones. The largest city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is known for many things including historic monuments and wonders of nature. The charming city has retained the old-world charm and amalgamated the heritage with modern vibes in a graceful manner. This pretty city will entice you with its cultural nuances and wide array of interesting activity options that can be availed here.

When it comes to the range of sightseeing spots, Indore boasts perfection. The most eminent attractions include the historical seven storied structure made by the Holkars-Rajwada and the grand Lal Bagh Palace. Indore is also replete with various places of religious importance that attract a number of devotees all round the year. Some of the famous temples in Indore are Kanch Mandir, Annapurna Temple, Bada Ganpati, Khajrana Temple, Gomatgiri, etc.

Often called a Mini Mumbai, Indore is a bustling city with a population of more than one million. Having preserved its rich culture, Indore is known for its glorious history of being a stalwart for the Holkar dynasty. There are many buildings in Indore where you can appreciate the Maratha style of architecture. For architecture enthusiasts, there are various fortresses where one can look forward to seeing the brilliance of Maratha style of fortification engineering.

Indore is also a storehouse for various places of historical interest that will excite the curiosity of all culture-vultures. The Central Museum of Indore is a place where you can admire intricate carvings, coins from different ages, arms of various eras and sculptures that date back to the 11th century. Another popular monument that should be on the bucket list of every history buff in Indore is Gandhi Hall that is famous for Indo-Gothic architecture.

There is no dearth of places for nature lovers in and around Indore. The rich natural heritage of the city has many options to amuse nature lovers. There are numerous places that serve as perfect weekend getaways to spend some quality time with family and friends. In the middle of verdant forests, there are many waterfalls that attract herds of tourists. Some of the popular waterfalls near Indore are Patalpani Waterfall, Tincha Fall, etc. And if you seek a getaway from the chaos of cities, there is the serene town of Dharampuri waiting to let you unwind.

If you are a wildlife enthusiast, being a major city in Madhya Pradesh, Indore has places to impress you with. Pipliyapala Regional Park is a stunning getaway where you can have loads of fun with your loved ones and engage in activities like pedal boating and motor boating. For the bird watchers, Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary is known to be the oldest sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh. Some of the popular fauna which you can witness here are deer, wild hare, tigers and a number of birds.

Nehru Park in Indore is also a popular getaway where one can enjoy buggy rides, pony rides, elephant rides and camel rides along with capturing pictures of interesting carnivores, amazing amphibians, and vibrant avifauna. On your visit, you must also witness the popular white tiger at Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalay. Other popular animals which you can see here are Anacondas, Himalayan Black Bears, Leopards and many endangered amphibians and avifauna.

For foodies, Indore is a paradise boasting of mouth-watering dishes. You can look forward to a divine culinary experience in Indore with varied options available at restaurants and street hawkers. One of the most famous places in Indore for great street food is Chhappan Dukaan. For another diverse experience, Sarafa Bazaar boasts of numerous food stalls where you can enjoy some great food items without spending a lot of money.

Whether it is the famous Indori Poha or Imarti, these delicacies will tickle your taste buds. The bustling city offers a number of famous dishes for the gastronomes to gorge upon like Pani Puri, Vadas, Idlis, Dosas, Sabudana Khichdi, Bhel Puri, Poha, Chaat, Kachori, Samosas, Dal Bafla, Chole Bhature and a huge variety of traditional salty snacks called Namkeen. 

Indore is a wonderful getaway for shopaholics as well. The city has many street markets that are famous for offering a wide range of products at amazing prices. A shopping spree in Indore will not only be light on your pockets but will fill your bag with a number of items. The markets of Indore not only offer local handicrafts but also a number of international clothing brands.

Since Indore is quite famous for its clothing industry, a tour of the city is incomplete without buying fabrics that are adorned with hand block printing, tie, dye and zari work. The most famous item to shop in Indore is the Maheshwari and Chanderi sarees. The popular places to go for shopping in Indore are MT Cloth market for wholesale clothing, the sitlamata Bazar for sarees and buying retail clothes. If you want readymade garments, Topkhana is the best place for you. Besides, a variety of local and international brands can be purchased at malls in Indore.

Offering a complete experience for all kinds of tourists, Indore is a splendid city where the list of interesting activities and places is virtually endless. Being famous for its multiple activities and so many attractions, Indore should be on your bucket list to take back home memories you can cherish forever.

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Latest Information on Travelling to INDORE?

Entry open from all domestic destinations.However, a valid negative RT-PCR report is needed to enter the state borders.

  • Wearing of masks is compulsory when out in public.
  • Thermal screening to be done for all passengers arriving in Indore.
  • Passengers must self-register on the Indore 311 app before travelling to Indore.
  • Health status must be updated regularly on the Indore 311 app for 14 days after arrival.
  • Symptomatic passengers must give undertaking for 14 days of mandatory home quarantine.
  • Night Curfew is active from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night.

- Markets, malls and parks in Indore are open with strict social distancing norms

  • All passengers must undergo thermal screening upon arrival.
  • A valid negative RT-PCR report is needed to enter the state borders.
  • No quarantine, either home or institutional, is required for travellers coming to Indore unless they showcase any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • All passengers are required to download the Aarogya Setu app on their phones.
  • Passengers must download and self-register on the Indore 311 app before travelling to Indore.
  • All self-registered passengers must update their health status on the Indore 311 app for 14 days after arrival.
  • In case the passengers develop COVID-19 symptoms, they must give an undertaking for 14 days Home Quarantine.
  • Business travellers, staying less than 3 days, don’t have any restrictions. They must inform about the short stay to admin officials at the airport before leaving the airport for the city.

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore connects the city to major Indian cities. Direct flights are plying from Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad.


Special trains connect Indore to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata

Local Transport

Local buses, taxis, cab aggregators and autos are functioning in the city.

The government of Madhya Pradesh has taken various steps to ensure the safety of travellers and tourists in Indore. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Rules updated for unlock 2.0 in Madhya Pradesh/Indore Updated: 05 Jun 2021
  • Markets will be allowed to remain open during a prescribed time.
  • A maximum of 20 people can attend a marriage. It is mandatory to furnish the list of guests to the local administration in advance. Only 10 persons will be able to attend funerals.
  • Only four persons will be allowed to visit a temple at a time.
  • State government offices, except those involved in essential activities, will remain open with 50 percent of the employees and 100 percent of officers.
  • Industrial activities and agricultural activities will be allowed to resume work with safety protocols in place.
  • E-commerce and home delivery services will continue.
  • Taxis will be allowed to ply with two persons
A negative RT-PCR report needed to enter the city Updated: 05 Jun 2021

All city borders, stations and airports will check a negative RT-PCR report of all incoming travellers to ensure the safety of other incoming passengers

Indore Allows Entry of Inter-State Buses Updated: 07 May 2021

According to the guidelines of Unlock 3.0 from the state government, inter-state buses are now allowed to enter Indore. However, a valid negative RT-PCR report is needed to enter the state borders.

Inter-State, Intra- State, Inter-District and Intra-District Entry Allowed in Indore without Restrictions Updated: 07 May 2021

Travellers from other states and districts can now enter Indore without any restrictions or e-pass requirement.However, a valid negative RT-PCR report is needed to enter the state borders.

Timing for Night Curfew Eased by Two Hours in Indore Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Night curfew timings in Indore have been reduced by two hours. The curfew shall now be active from 10 p.m. in the night to 5 a.m. in the morning.Read more.

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How to Reach

  • Indore has its own airport and railway station which is well-connected to all corners of the country. You can travel to Indore by all the three means. It is connected to Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur, Nagpur, Delhi and Jaipur by road, rail and air.
  • How to reach Indore by Air: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore is roughly 10 kilometers away from the city center. It is connected to the whole gamut of domestic destinations with direct flights and international location with many connecting flights. You can directly fly from Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore etc to this airport. Cab-sharing services and private taxis are available outside the airport to take you to the main city and around.
  • How to reach Indore by Rail: Indore junction is a major railway station on the Western Railway Zone while the Lokmanya Nagar (LKMN), and the Fatehabad Chowk Junction (FTD) stations are the other two stations in the city. You can avail direct trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and all such major stations of the country. To travel short distant cities by train locally, check the Indore railway timetable to understand the timings and duration. Both private and public transport is available outside the station to take you to your desired location in the city.
  • How to reach Indore by Road(Bus):
  • 1) From Nagpur: The distance between Nagpur and Indore is about 450 kilometers and most of the buses plying between these two stations run overnight. Hence, you also get the luxury of traveling by sleeper and semi-sleeper buses.
  • Timings: Starting from 6 PM until 10 PM.
  • Traveling Time: Approximately 8 hour 45 minutes.
  • Fare: The Maharashtra state buses cost about INR 275-300, however, the lowest price in private buses starts with INR 550.
  • Starting Points: Ravi Nagar, Bole Petrol Pump, Nagpur.
  • 2) From Jaipur: Indore is approximately 635 kilometers from Jaipur and apart from the state buses, there are around 6 operators run their buses on this route.
  • Timings: Starting from 4:30 PM until 10 PM.
  • Traveling Time: 13 to 14 hours.
  • Fare: INR 700 to 1200 depending on the type of bus you board.
  • Starting Points: Sindi camp, Durgapura, Hans travels g-4, metro plaza, pariwahan marg Gopal wadi metro pillar no 142 Jaipur, Kalpana Chembur near hasanpura puliya railway st.
  • 3) From Delhi: It is difficult to find a state bus running on this route but there are 3 operators who run AC sleeper and semi-sleeper buses between Delhi to Indore. Covering an area of 892 kilometers, the travel is quite time-consuming.
  • Timings: 6 PM and 7 PM.
  • Traveling Time: 16 to 17 hours.
  • Fare: From INR 1000 to INR 2000.
  • Starting Points: Shri Rishabh travels Khanna market shop no. 92, 94 near Tis Hazari metro station, DTC bus stand opp Akshardham metro station, Mahamaya flyover, Noida expressway, bus shelter no 1 and 2 in Noida, Greater Noida Expressway, bus shelter no 4 near Mahamaya flyover in Noida, Hanuman Murti, Karol Bagh, Shivmurti Radisson hotel Delhi.

Best Time To Visit

  • The best time to visit Indore is October to March; between the arrival and the end of the winter season. Indore also experiences a considerable amount of showers in the rainy season between July to September. Indore can be visited in both seasons, but advisable in winter.
  • Indore in Winter (October to March): The temperature fluctuates between 10 to 20-degree Celsius in the winter months, starting from the end of October till February. You may find the city covered in fog in late December and early January. This is the ideal time and a peak season when the city witnesses a decent number of tourists who come to catch a sight of the ageless monuments and eat by the aromatic food lanes.
  • Indore in Monsoon (July to September): The temperature stays between 20 to 30-degree Celsius during monsoon season. Indore received a moderate amount of rainfall between the months of July to September. It is not a bad time to visit Indore but if it doesn’t rain, the weather can be hot and humid.
  • Indore in Summer (April to June): Summer months are intolerable due to the scorching heat. Visiting Indore in the months of April, May, and June is actually not a good idea as the temperature shoots as high as 45-degree Celsius. The sun is unbearable and sightseeing becomes unenjoyable.