Synonymous with the heart of Indore city, it stands today as a mute witness to the bygone splendour of the Holkarrulers. This 200 year old seven storey historic palace of the Holkars is built-in a mixture of Muslim, Maratha and French styles. The lower three floors are made of stone and the upper floors are made of wood, which made it very vulnerable to destruction by fire. Rajwada was burnt three times in its history: the last fire in 1984 took the greatest toll. Today only the front facade remains. Recent renovations have recreated some of the old glory of this beautiful palace.
LAL BAAG PALACE
Lal Baag Palace is one of the grandest monuments the Holkar dynasty left Indore. A reflection of their taste, grandeur and lifestyle, its construction began in 1886 under Tukoji Rao Holkar II, and was carried out in three phases. The final phase was completed in 1921 under Tukoji Rao Holkar III. Many royal receptions were held here. It has a total area of 28 hectares, and at one time it had the reputation of having one of the best rose gardens in the country.
Made in 1904 and originally named King Edward's Hall, it was renamed Mahatma Gandhi Hall in 1948. Its architectural style is Indo-Gothic. Made in Seoni stone, its domes and staples are a landmark of Indore today. It has a four-faced clock tower in front, because of which it is locally known as Ghanta Ghar. It is frequently the venue for the various book and painting exhibitions, fairs and festivals held throughout the year. The building also has a library, a children's park and a temple.
Chhatris are the tombs or cenotaphs erected in memory of dead Holkar rulers and their family members. The Chhatris picturesquely poised on the Khan river banks near Rajawada are incomparable in terms of Maratha architecture and sculpture of their period. At Chhatri Baag is the main collection of tombs housed in two compounds. Close by is the beautiful Bolia Sarkar's Chhatri constructed in 1858 AD in memory of Samar ChimnajiAppa Sahib Bolia.
Better known for its size than antiquity, this temple houses perhaps the largest Ganesh idol in the world measuring 25 feet from crown to foot. Created as a result of the dream of an Avantika (Ujjain) resident, Shri Dadhich, it was built in 1875.
The Jain Samaj has constructed a 21 feet statue of Lord Gomateshwar, a replica of the Bahubali statue of Shravanbelagola. Also built here are 24 marble temples with shilars for each tirthankar.
The citizens of Indore have great faith in this Ganesh temple, built during the reign of Ahilya bai Holkar. It is believed that all wishes are fulfilled by Praying here. Nearby is the dargah of Nahar Sayed. This is an important pilgrimage place for Maita Muslims.
55 Km from Indore.
90 Kms From Indore,
Famous for its Excellent Mughal Architecture.
Sacred Jyotirlinga Temple
90 Km from Indore.
100 km from indore.
Situated on the bank of river narmada.
Known for its equisite Maheshwari Sarees.
1.5 Km from our Hotel Pearl.
The Kanch Mandir, as the name suggests, is a temple which is entirely made up of glass and mirrors. It is also known as the Seth Hukamchand Temple, as it was built by the "Cotton King" Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century. It is primarily a Jain temple and is a wonder in glass. The walls, ceiling, floor, pillars, doors, everything here is entirely adorned with glass. The Kanch Mahal has always been an object of interest for almost all the Hindu rulers in India.
1.5 Km from our Hotel Pearl.
This temple was inspired by the Meenakshi temple of Madurai. Four lifesize elephants hold an ornately decorative gate in plaster. Inside the temple of Annapurna Devi are also temples of Shiva, Kala Bhairav, Hanuman and a Pravachan hall.
A world famous and the largest Jain shrine of the area is the Hinkar Tirtha (Jain Temple) located at Mangalagiri hills of Krishna district. Its architecture is spell bounding and speaks a lot of the fabulous Jainism architecture of the earlier days. It is a belief among devotees that divine blessings obtained by visiting the shrine ensures solace, peace of mind and happiness. The shrine also provides shelter to the devotees. The peaceful surroundings make the visit worth visiting .