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  • Gear up for an enthralling trip with myriad things to do in Indore for an unforgettable experience. This beautiful city in the state of Madhya Pradesh is known for offering a fulfilling vacation to tourists. One of the most exciting cities in India, Indore is known for having a vibrant cultural scene and many thrilling adventures to surprise tourists.

    The fascinating city dates back to the 16th century and promises a memorable holiday with a lot of attractions to visit and a plethora of things to do. Boasting of beautiful temples, palaces, and some mouth-watering delicacies, Indore is a wonderful destination. It is a melting pot of cultures and one can witness the best preservation of rich cultural heritage here. Even in the 21st century, with all the urbanization and commercialization, Indore wears an old world charm and enchants travelers with its art and culture.

    Whether you are a traveler that always looks for a gastronomical adventure or one of those who is fond of diving into history at old monuments, Indore is one of the perfect places to satisfy your wanderlust. Some of the most prominent activities which you can look forward to when you are in Indore are trekking to Janapav Temple, enjoying delectable street food at Chappan Dukan and Sarafa Bazaar,  and exploring history at Indore Museum.

    For religious people, there are options like Annapurna Temple and Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga that bring in a number of tourists. Adventure lovers, too, can look forward to many mind-blowing activities at places like Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Mayank Blue Waterpark, Safari Adventure Park, etc.

    Check here the list of must do things in Indore:

  • 01Visit the Beautiful Rajwada Palace

    Visit the Beautiful Rajwada Palace

    Constructed by the Holkars, Rajwada is one of those places that exhibit Indore’s history through their art and architecture. The beautiful building is a storehouse of numerous artifacts and is known for its resplendent design and architecture.

    With a fine amalgamation of Maratha, Mughal and French architectures, Rajwada is a wonderful place offering a splendid experience for tourists in Indore.

    • Highlight: A must-visit for history lovers, Rajwada boasts of cultural splendour and magnificent architecture. One of the striking features of Rajwada is the sound and light show that narrates the history of this beautiful place.

    • Location: Rajwada Circle, Near Holker Cloth Market, Rajwada, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

    • Price: The entry cost at Rajwada is INR 10/ USD 0.15 for Indians and INR 250/ USD 3.64 for foreign nationals.

    • Timings: It remains open to tourists from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

  • 02Visit Choki Dhani for a Humble Rajasthani Experience

    Visit Choki Dhani for a Humble Rajasthani Experience

    Embrace the splendor of Rajasthani culture by visiting Chokhi Dhani on your Indore vacation. With the perfectly curated ambiance of a Rajasthani village, Chokhi Dhani is a marvelous place to treat your taste buds with lip-smacking Rajasthani food.

    If you are seeking a lavish experience, Chokhi Dhani is a great place to have fun with a cultural extravaganza straight from Rajasthan.

    • Highlight: This is one of the must-visit places for culture vultures who wish to bask in the luxury of Rajasthani culture and enjoy all modern comforts.

    • Location:  One can visit Chokhi Dhani at 9 Mile, Fata Khandwa Road, Datoda, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 

    • Price: The entry cost at Choki Dhani is INR 1000/ USD 15 for two people.

    • Timings: It remains open to tourists from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.

  • 03Hike or Drive to the Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

    Hike or Drive to the Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary

    Take a retreat into the beauty of nature by visiting Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary. It is famed for its distinct flora and fauna. Here, you can spot various species of animals and birds.

    One of the most recommended things to do in Indore for nature lovers is to visit Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary to experience a serene retreat from the hubbub of the city life and enjoy a refreshing vacation.

    • Highlight: Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary offers a lot of activities for adventure seekers. Some of the activities which you can look forward to when you are here are trekking, camel riding, cycling, etc.

    • Location: Ralamandal, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

    • Price: The entry cost at Sanctuary is INR 60/ USD 0.88.

    • Timings: It remains open to tourists from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  • 04Witness the Annapurna Temple

    Witness the Annapurna Temple

    If you are searching for things to do in Indore with a touch of spirituality, visiting Annapurna Temple should be on your bucket list. It is dedicated to Goddess Annapurna and is renowned for its brilliant architecture.

    When coming here, one can look forward to being fascinated by the decorations and ornate sculptures of two life-size elephants on the entrance. The temple also houses shrines of Lord Shiv, Kalbhairav, and Hanuman. The temple is best known for having ‘Pravachan Hall’ which is dedicated to preaching and draws in a number of pilgrims.

    • Highlight: Annapurna Temple is known for attracting a huge rush of pilgrims every year due to its religious importance. The temple is one of the most revered sites in Indore.

    • Location: Kranti Kriplani Nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

    • Timings: It remains open to tourists from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

  • 05Indulge in the Adventure at Mayank Blue Waterpark

    Indulge in the Adventure at Mayank Blue Waterpark

    Be prepared to be cheered by the splashing waters and thrilling rides at Mayank Blue Waterpark. It is a wonderful retreat if you want to escape the heat and enjoy a day filled with fun and frolic with your loved ones.

    It boasts of myriad water slides, swimming pool, and a discotheque, and offers many activities that make it an adventurous getaway worth visiting with your friends and family on your vacation in Indore.

    • Highlight: Mayank Blue Waterpark is one of those places in Indore which are suitable for all age groups. Therefore, if you are planning a family vacation, visiting this place is one of the most recommended things to do in Indore.

    • Location: Bengali Square, Indore Bypass Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 

    • Price:  The entry cost at Waterpark is INR 250/ USD 0.87.

    • TimingsIt remains open to tourists from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

  • 06Take a Short Trip to Mandu

    Take a Short Trip to Mandu

    For a surreal respite, spending some time amidst the royal heritage sites in Mandu is one of the most exciting things to do in Indore. It is renowned for having the biggest fort in India-Mandu Fort and is also famous for having the Jahaz Mahal - the monument that apparently inspired the design of Taj Mahal.

    The most famous attractions in Mandu are Roopati’s Pavilion, Baz Bahadur’s Palace, Darya Khan’s Tomb Complex, Shri Mandavagadh Teerth, Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Hindola Mahal, etc.

    • Highlight: Mandu is a wonderful getaway for those who are fond of history as it is known for housing monuments displaying Afghani architecture. It also acquires a very important place in Mughal history with various places that resonate with the awe-striking culture here.

    • Location: Mandu, Malwa, Western Madhya Pradesh

    • Timings: One can visit Mandu during the months of July to September.

  • 07Get into Adventure Games at Safari Adventure Park

    Get into Adventure Games at Safari Adventure Park

    If you are tired from mundane activities, then try a refreshing getaway at Safari Adventure Park. One can indulge in a number of rope activities, campfire and also enjoy hiking through the verdant landscape at this adventure park.

    The place makes for a great destination whether you want to visit it with friends, family or office colleagues, and promises a whole lot of recreations for people with different preferences. The natural beauty here is spellbinding and the thrilling experiences are a must-try if you are in Indore for some fun.

    • Highlight: Safari Adventure is a haven for adventure aficionados in Indore. The place offers a plethora of activities which you can try here to challenge yourself to the fullest.

    • Location: 9 MSJ Estate, Lasudia Parmar, Dakachya, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

    • Price: The entry cost at Adventure park is INR 325/ USD 4.74.

    • Timings: It remains open to tourists from 9:00 am & 6:00 pm.

  • 08Go for Kalakund Forest Night Trek

    Go for Kalakund Forest Night Trek
    Indore is popularly known for its rich cultural and natural heritage, but the lush green environs of the city with hilly terrain also offer opportunities to adventure lovers to get their heart thumping with thrill. If you are in the mood to get adventurous, one of the best things to do in Indore is trekking the forested trail that leads to Kalakand.

    The factor that relates the thrill involved in this trekking expedition is that you get to trek dense forested area at night. The trek takes you through verdant valleys, a pristine river, and the ancient Kushalgarh Fort.

    To go off the beaten path, Kalakund night trek is among the best things to do in Indore. This 9 km trek is an experience you must take.

    • Highlights: Trekking through densely forested valleys at night to Kalakand

    • Location: Gunjara Village, Madhya Pradesh
  • 09Tickle your taste buds at Sarafa Bazars

    Tickle your taste buds at Sarafa Bazars

    Visit Sarafa Bazar to indulge in a delicious retreat with the famous food items of Indore. The place is bustling throughout the day up to late night and offers some of the most scrumptious Indian snacks like aloo tikki, chhole-tikiya, bhutte ka kees, garaadu, samosa, kachori, paani-puri, dahi-papdi, sabudana ki khichdi, pav bhaji, parantha, etc.

    With a number of shops and stalls, Sarafa Bazar is the destination to fix your midnight craving with lip-smacking food of Indore on your vacation.

    • Highlight: Sarafa Bazaar is best known for shopping and offering delectable street food. There is also a famous daytime jewellery market here

    • Location: Rajwada, Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holker Cloth Market, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

    • Timings: It remains open to tourists from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm except for Sundays

  • 10Pay a Visit to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

    Pay a Visit to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

    Take a spiritual retreat on your vacation in Indore by visiting Sri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga. Built in the Nagara style of architecture, Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is considered to be among the most famous temples in India dedicated to Lord Shiva.

    One should look forward to enjoying the most vibrant atmosphere here during the festivals of Mahashivratri, Kartik Utsav, Narmada Jayanti, etc.

    • Highlight: One of the most notable of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva, Sri Omkareshwar Temple is a famous temple that attracts a lot of Hindu devotees. It is associated with many legends and is located on a small island that resembles the shape of the Hindu symbol ‘Om’.

    • Location: Omkareshwar Mandir Road, Mandhata, Madhya Pradesh 

    • Timings: It remains open to tourists from 5:00 am and 3:50 pm and  4:15 pm to 9:30 pm.

  • 11If you are a History Lover Pay a Visit to Indore Museum

    If you are a History Lover Pay a Visit to Indore Museum

    Renowned for hosting a stunning collection of medieval and pre-medieval Jain Hindu sculptures, this museum in Indore offers a superb getaway for history lovers. With two galleries dedicated to Madhya Pradesh’s prehistoric artifacts and Hindu mythological carvings, Indore Museum is filled with historical articles for all the history buffs out there.

    Some of the most interesting collections here are of Parmar and Gupta sculptures that date back to the 11th and 12th century.

    • Highlight: Also called the Central Museum, this place is known to entice history lovers with various articles dating back to pre-historic age. It is also hailed as one of the largest and most gorgeous buildings in Indore.

    • Location: Near GPO Square, Navlakha, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

    • TimingsIt remains open to tourists from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • 12Visit Kanch Mandir to view some beautiful Glass Crafts

    Visit Kanch Mandir to view some beautiful Glass Crafts

    One of the famous attractions of Indore, Kanch Mandir is a wonderful place for those who are fond of art. Exhibiting a splendid display of glass cuttings, Kanch Mandir is known for depicting various aspects of Jainism.

    Beautifully adorned with glass, Kanch Mandir is a must visit the place to enjoy a memorable experience when you are in Indore.

    • Highlight: Kanch Mandir is one of the most prominent monuments in Indore, and is famous for being entirely crafted out of glass. It boasts of complex designs which have put a rare display of glass cuttings.

    • Location: Hukumchand Marg, Beside Sheesh Mahal, Itwaria Bazaar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

    • Timings: It remains open to tourists from  5:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm 8:00 pm.

  • 13Trek to Janapav Temple

    When we talk about the most thrilling things to do in Indore, trekking to Janapav temple is one of the first activities that come to mind. Boasting of some scenic views from the second highest point of Malwa region, Janapav Temple is a wonderful retreat for being close to nature.

    With winding roads and misty environment, trekking to Janapav temple is one of the best ways to beat the summer heat when you are in Indore.

    • Highlight: The place is famous for being the birthplace of Lord Parshurama and holds a religious prominence among the devotees. It attracts huge crowds at the time of Kartik Purnima when there is a famous fair organized here.

    • Location: It is located on Mumbai-Indore Highway in Mhow Tehsil of Indore, Madhya Pradesh

    • Timings: The timings for trekking here is from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.

  • 14Take a Boat Ride at Pipliyapala Regional Park

    Enjoying a date with nature by indulging in a boat ride at Pipliyapala Regional Park is one of the best things to do in Indore. Encompassed by tranquil surroundings, this park is a great option if you want to take a break from all the humdrum affairs of life.

    The beautiful outdoors here will enchant your mind and make you admire the green landscape filled with flowers and gardens. At Pipliyapala Regional Park, one can also look forward to appreciating folk performances apart from enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

    • Highlight: This place is a gorgeous destination if you wish to take your loved one on a romantic date or even if you want to spend some time by yourself in one of the most serene environs of Indore.

    • Location: Regional Park, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

    • Price: The entry cost at Pipliyapala Regional Park is INR 25/ USD 0.36.

    • TimingsIt remains open to tourists from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

  • 15Head to Chappan Dukan to Have the Best Food of Indore

    For foodies, heading to Chappan Dukan is one of the best experiences during your trip to Indore. One can find a whole range of food from sweets to namkeens here. This place promises a wonderful gastronomical retreat for everyone.

    Offering delectable food, Chappan Dukan is one of the best places in Indore to treat your taste buds with street food items like chaat, idli, dosa, etc.

    • Highlight: Literally translates to ‘fifty-six shops’, Chappan Dukan is one of the best places for food in Indore. With a lively ambiance, Chappan Dukan is a great place to hang out at during the evening with your friends and family.

    • Location: New Palasia, Indore, India 

    • Timings: One can visit Chappan Dukan during the day to try out various food items in Indore.


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