Indore Tourism, India 2020 (72 Tours & Activities)

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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03 December 2018
amazing company trip with Thrillophilia, nicely managed by hotel staff, camping was very comfortable starting from things were very hustled free just enjoyed a lot team Thrillophilia was very supportive and learnt a lot from all, and got a new lesson on posing in thrillo style from Satya.
27 October 2018
I attended Mahua camp which fascinated me to come here from Bhopal to Indore great plan by Thrillophilia and well executed by Satya Rajput.
"the Experience of this trek was amazing and memorable.\nThis is the first time i have done night trek ... \nbut our trip organiser rizwan and achal made it so easy. \nfood and stay was amazing \n"
02 December 2018
We came in the team but team bonding games made us closer .... Nightlight trek was the best experience we had .. Very well managed things food quality was ... Humble staff ... Nicely executed by Satya and his complete team .. Love for camping.
02 December 2018
Thrilling and soothing experience perfect getaway for a weekend. Night trek and morning off-road ride activities and swimming pool just memorable day ...things very well briefed well managed by Thrillophilia. Waiting for more ......from Thrillophilia.
Nice services without any problems and better way to roam in the city and visit various tourist places.
The service was very good. The staff is really kind. The vehicles they provided were in good condition because of which we were able to complete our trip effortlessly. We appreciate their service.
Nice services without any problems and better way to roam in the city and visit various tourist places.
Chandrakin Mukhopadhyay Bike Rental in Indore @ Flat 20% off
The service was very good. The staff is really kind. The vehicles they provided were in good condition because of which we were able to complete our trip effortlessly. We appreciate their service.
that was worth getting early for. In very early hours streets are not crowded so beginning of the tour is easy. All of us were given reflective vests so we were clearly seen and locals exercised caution. Guides spoke English very well and we could ask questions and get objective answers. One of them was always riding with last people in the group so none of us got lost. If you healthy enough to ride the bike and can put up with with crazy traffic for few hours (towards the end of the tour - definitely do it. You will not be pedaling whole time. It is 10-15 minute ride increments between 5-30 minute stops (depending on what you are about to see)

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.