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By- Anit Batham TT section A Indore is a tier 2 city, the largest city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.It serves as the headquarters of both Indore District and Indore Division. A central power city, Indore exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment and has been described as the commercial capital of the state. Located on the southern edge of Malwa Plateau, the city is located 190 km west of the state capital of Bhopal. With a Census-estimated 2011 population of 2,167,447 distributed over a land area of just (526 km2), Indore is the densely populated major city in the central province. The Indore Metropolitan Area's population is the state's largest, with 2.2 million people living there. It is the 14th largest city in India and 147th largest city in the world. Indore traces its roots to its 16th century founding as a trading hub between the Deccan and Delhi. The city and its surroundings came under Maratha Empire on 18 May 1724 after Maratha Peshwa assumed the full control of Malwa. During the days of the British Raj, Indore State was a 19 Gun Salute (21
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By- Anit Batham TT section A

Indoreis atier 2 city, the largest city of the Indian state ofMadhya Pradesh.It serves as the headquarters of bothIndore DistrictandIndore Division. A central power city, Indore exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment and has been described as the commercial capital of thestate.Located on the southern edge ofMalwa Plateau, the city is located 190km west of the state capital ofBhopal. With a Census-estimated 2011 population of 2,167,447distributed over a land area of just (526 km2), Indore is the densely populated major city in the central province. The Indore Metropolitan Area's population is the state's largest, with 2.2 million people living there. It is the 14th largest city in India and 147thlargest city in the world.Indore traces its roots to its 16th century founding as a trading hub between theDeccanandDelhi. The city and its surroundings came underMaratha Empireon 18 May 1724 afterMarathaPeshwaassumed the full control ofMalwa. During the days of the British Raj,Indore Statewas a 19Gun Salute(21 locally)princely state(a rare high rank) ruled by theMarathaHolkardynasty, until they acceded to the Union ofIndia.Indore served as the capital of theMadhya Bharatfrom 1950 until 1956.Indore's financial district, anchored by central Indore, functions as the financial capital of the Madhya Pradesh and is home to the Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange, India's third oldest stock exchange. Indore's real estate market is among the most expensive in the state.HistoryIndore owes its early growth to trade and commerce, which is still a dominant feature of the city. The present city is about 500 years old . Till the end of 15th century its original nucleus was a river side village, which occupied the bank of river Saraswati. This area is now known as Juni Indore. It is the commercial capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.The area of the modern Indore city was a part of theKampelpargana(administrative unit) during theMughal Empire. Kampel was administered by theUjjainsarkar(government) ofMalwa Subah(province). The area was controlled by the localzamindars(feudal landlords), who accepted the suzerainty of the Mughal empire. The zamindars received the title ofChaudhari, which established their claim to the land.The modern settlement was developed byRao Nandlal Chaudhary, the chief local zamindar, who had an army of 2000 soldiers. Under the Mughal rule, his family enjoyed great influence and was accorded confirmatorysanads by the EmperorsAurangzebandFarrukhsiyar, confirming theirjagir(land ownership) rights. When Nandlal visited the Mughal court atDelhi, he received a special place in the emperor's court along with two jewel studded swords (now on display in the Royal British Museum under the family's name) and confirmatorysanads.Jai Singh II, a personal friend of his, gave him a special "Gold Langar" which guaranteed a special place to him in all the courts of India.

Indore CultureThe cultural heritage of Indore includes magnificent remains of its glorious past, soulful religious places and beautiful surroundings. Indore culture is a unique blend of various cultures from across the country and makes it a perfect destination to be explored. You will be enthralled to see the royalty and the simplicity of the city. It is known for its food and festivals and welcomes the visitors with warmth. So come, explore the splendid city and lose yourself in its magical charmIndia has a major of population of Hindus in the country. As a result, they are found everywhere in the country. Most of the people in Indore are also Hindus. The city is situated on the Malwa Plateau in central India. There are a number of migrants in the city from different parts of nation too. Therefore, there are sizeable minorities of Muslims, Janis, Christians and Buddhists in Indore. You will also find a small Sikh population here. Indore presents a good example of unity in diversityIndore has become a center of trade, commerce and learning. Due to this a lot of people have settled here for occupation, studies, cultural diversity and peaceful environment. This has given the city a true cosmopolitan nature. You will find people belonging to different cultural backgrounds and speaking varied languages. The major languages spoken in Indore are Hindi, Marathi, English, Rajasthani, Malwi, Punjabi and Sindhi

Arts and CraftIndore is the commercial capital of the largest state in the country, Madhya Pradesh. It is known for its magnificent monuments, exuberant festivity and blissful solitude. Apart from this, Indore also boasts of a fairly good arts and crafts industry, which has a charm of its own.FestivalsOwing to its rich cultural background, Indore Festivals are celebrated with great zest and are one of the main attractions of the city. Though growing westernization has been a reason behind the celebration of events like Valentine's Day, Friendship Day and New Year's Eve, Indore has not lost its traditional valuesHistoryThe history of Indore reveals that the ancestors of the founders of the city were the hereditary Zamindars and indigenous landholders of Malwa. The families of these landlords led a luxurious life.

PeopleAs per historical records, the Maratha warriors were in constant battle with the Mughal Empire. During the war, their army transit camps here attracted the local Zamindars (landlords) for trade.LanguageThe official language of the Indore city is Hindi and the language is spoken by the majority of people living here. However, you can hear a number of dialects being spoken here, namely Bundelkhandi, Malwi and Chattisgarhi. Since people belonging to other states also stay here, they can be heard speaking in Urdu, Marathi, Sindhi, and Gujarati too.ReligionMost of the people residing in the state of Madhya Pradesh practice Hinduism and the same holds true for the people of Indore also. Apart from Hindus, one can also find sizeable minority population of Muslims, Jains, Christians and Buddhists. A small proportion of Sikh population also lives in the cityBest time to visit indore October to marchIndore is situated on the malwa plateau, just south of the satpura range .it is situated in the center of the state of madhya pradesh away from sea due to this due to this indore experiences an extreme climate. There is a huge variation in the weather of the city. During summers, indore is quite hot. The day temprature at times reaches 45 degree celsius making the heat pretty severe. But the nights in indore are unusually cool. In fact, this is the most peculiar feature of the place as far as the climatic conditions are concernedIndore Tourist AttractionThere are a number of places in Indore that should be visited while on a sightseeing tour of the city. Indore has a rich cultural heritage. The city was ruled over by some of the greatest rulers, who have given it their legacy in the form of various historical monuments and religious places. Today, the Indore city of Madhya Pradesh has a lot to offer to the people who come here on tours. The place is all set to fascinate you with the charm of its architectural grandeur and historical enigma.

Chokhi DhaniChokhi Dhani and Nakhrali Dhani are Rajasthani heritage resorts on the outskirts of Indore. These resorts are given the appearance of a Rajasthani village in India. The villages provide people the precise atmosphere of the village, along with the modern day facilities and entertainment

Central Museum/ Indore MuseumCentral Museum, also known as the Indore Museum, is one of the most interesting buildings in Indore. It is a treat for the people who are genuinely fascinated by the history of India and the rich civilization that flourished here in the pre historic age

ChhatrisThe Maratha Rulers were skilled in the field of architecture. An exquisite example of their architectural style comprise of the Chhatris of Indore. These Chhatris are the cenotaphs built in the memory of the Holkar rulers. The memorials are built in stone and have stood the test of time

Lal Baag Palace Lal Baag Palace is one of the most spectacular buildings in Indore. It stands on the outskirts of the town, towards the southwest. It is a three storey building on the bank of the River Khan. The palace was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar during 1886-1921

Kanch MandirThe 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

RajwadaRajwada is the historical palace of the Holkars. It was built about two centuries ago and is located near the Chhatris in the main square. It is a seven storied structure, which serves as the living example of the grandeur of the Holkars. Rajwada stands in the centre of the city.

Town Hall or Mahatma Gandhi HallThe Town Hall or Mahatma Gandhi Hall is one of the prettiest buildings in Indore city of India. Built in 1904, it was originally named King Edward Hall. In 1948, it was renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Hall. It has a remarkable Indo-Gothic structure and is made in Seoni stone. Its splendid domes and steeples are the landmark of the Indore city. It has a clock tower in front and is popularly known as Ghanta Ghar. The central hall can accommodate 2000 people at a time and is the venue of book, painting exhibitions and fairs throughout the year. The building also has a library, children's park and a temple

Nehru ParkAnother well known tourist spot in the city is Nehru Park. It is the oldest park in Indore, located centrally. Built by the Britons, it was earlier known as Biscow Park and was open only to British before independence. After independence, it was renamed as Nehru Park. The park has a variety of roses and offers facilities like library, swimming pool, children's hobby centre, a mini train and battery operated cars.

Patal Pani Waterfall36 km from Indore patal pani is famous for its water fall water falls from a height of 159 feet into a kund the depth of which is still unknown it is believed that the bottom of this unfathomable kund reaches patal (netherworld) hence the name patal pani it is a popular picnic spot

Tourist Attraction around Indore

MaheswarLocated 91 kms from Indore, the small town is famous for its fort and temples and also for the saris produced by the local weavers known as maheswari saris

ManduLocated at a distance of 99kms from Indore mandu has over 40 monuments which are divided into three broad groups the central village group the royal enclave group and the rewa kund group, champa baoli the huge 15th century jami masjid, the beautiful jahaz mahal (ship palace), the hindola mahal or swing palace, the romantic baz bahadurs palace, roopmatis pavilion and the hoshang shahs tomb are some of the unique and must see tourist spot of mandu

MhowAnother important site to visit during your excursion is mhow. The word mhow is the abbreviated form of military headquarters of war (mhow) which was supposedly the British war management centre. Located at a distance a 23kms from indore mhow today is functioning as one of India most prestigious military training establishment for senior officers

OmkareshwarLocated a few kms away from indore town is a small island at the confluence of the narmada and kaveri rivers in the state. The island is shaped like the holy. Hindu symbol Om and the omkareswar temple here is one of the many temples dedicated to lord shiva the temple also holds importance as one of the 12 jyotirlingarms of India

UjjainLocated at a distance of 56 kms from indore Ujjain also called as ujjavini is one of the holiest cities of India the mahakaleshwar temple the, the Gopal mandir of the ganesh temple of the ganesh temple the temple of Har Siddhi Mata the family goddess of king vikramaditya and the vedha shala (veda school) are the must visit destination of the places