|Indore, is situated on the Malwa
plateau at an altitude of 553 m above sea level, on the banks
of two small rivulets - the Saraswati and the Khan. They unite
at the centre of the city where a small 18th century temple
of Sangamnath or Indreshwar exists. The name Indore is due to
this diety. It is the largest city and commercial capital of
the state of Madhya Pradesh. Indore city presents a happy blend
of historical past and promises of rapid future modernization.
Kanch Mandir (Glass Temple), which is a jain mandir (temple)
is a marvel in glass. This temple was built by the "Cotton
King" Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century. The
walls, ceiling, floor, pillars, doors are entirely inlaid with
Holkar Palace (Rajwada), is close to the Chhatris, in the
main square in the heart of the city. It is a seven storied
building (only facade remains) built over two centuries ago.
This historic palace of the Holkars is built in a mixture
of Maratha, Mughal and French style. The gopura-like monumental
stone and wood structure, flanked by bastions and studded
with balconies and windows, is a testimony of the past grandeur
of the Holkars.
Nehru Park, This is the oldest and most centrally located
park in Indore. Built by the Britons as Biscow Park, it was
open to only British in the pre independence days. It was
renamed as Nehru Park after independence. It has a variety
of roses, library, swiming pool, children's hobby centre etc.
Access by Air :
Indore can be reached through the Indian Airlines with its
daily evening flight to Mumbai and daily morning flights for
Delhi via Bhopal and Gwalior.
Access by Rail
Through the railways Indore can be reached from Delhi and
Access by Road :
Bus services are available to Indore and can be reached from
Ujjain and Bhopal.
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