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Indore

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Indore

Metropolitan City
Nickname(s): Mini Mumbai

Indore
Location of Indore in Central India

Coordinates:

22.7N 75.9ECoordinates:
75.9E
India
Madhya Pradesh
Malwa
Indore District

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State
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Government
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Municipal
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Parliament
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22.7N

MayorCouncil
Indore Municipal Corporation
Malini Gaud (BJP)
Rakesh Singh
Sumitra Mahajan (Now Speaker in
Lok Sabha (2014 - till date))
530 km2 (200 sq mi)
15
553 m (1,814 ft)
1,960,631
14th
3,727/km2 (9,650/sq mi)

Metro[3]
Metro rank
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temperature
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temperature
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2,167,447
15th
Indori, Indorians, Indoripan
IST (UTC+5:30)
4520xx
0731
MP-09
Hindi, Marathi, English
0.921 /[2]
87.38%[2]
Cwa / Aw (Kppen)
945 millimetres (37.2 in)
24.0 C (75.2 F)
31 C (88 F)
17 C (63 F)
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Indore ( i/ndr/, Hindi: ; Marathi: ) is a tier 2 city, the largest city of the Indian state
of Madhya Pradesh.[4] 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[5] 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[6] 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 locally) princely state (a rare high rank) ruled by the Maratha Holkar dynasty,
until they acceded to the Union of India.[7] Indore served as the capital of the Madhya Bharat
from 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 Central India.

Contents

1 Etymology

2 History
o 2.1 Origins
o 2.2 The Maratha Raj (Holkar Era)
o 2.3 British Era (Indore/Holkar State)
o 2.4 Post Independence

3 Geography
o 3.1 Climate

4 Demographics
o 4.1 Architecture

5 Parks and Recreation

6 Government and Jurisdiction

7 Infrastructure
o 7.1 Information Technology
o 7.2 Health and Medicine
o 7.3 Transport

7.3.1 Air

7.3.2 Rail

o 7.4 Road

7.4.1 Local transport

7.4.2 Taxis

8 Economy

9 Education

10 Media
o 10.1 Arts and theatre
o 10.2 Print media
o 10.3 Electronic media

11 Cuisine

12 Sports

13 Festivals

14 Entertainment
o 14.1 Cinema
o 14.2 Malls

15 Tourism
o 15.1 Religious places
o 15.2 Chhatris

16 Historical Places
o 16.1 Nearby attractions

17 Notable people from Indore

18 See also

19 References

20 Further reading

21 External links

Etymology

Legends say that while on a journey to conquer Ujjain, Raja Indra Singh laid a camp beside the
river Kanh (modern name Khan) and was very impressed by the scenic greenery of the place.
Thus he laid a Shivling at the meeting place of the rivers Kanh and Saraswati and got the
Indreshwar temple constructed along with the settlement Indrapur. Years later under the Maratha
Rule, when it was given to the Maratha Subedar (General) 'Malhar Rao Holkar', its name had
evolved to Indur. This name was changed to Indore during the British raj.

History
See also: Holkar and Indore State

Tookajee Rao Holkar II, Indore, from a drawing by Mr. W. Carpenter, Jun.," from the Illustrated
London News, 1857

Origins
Indore owes its early growth to trade and commerce, which is still a dominant feature of the city.
It is the commercial capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. 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.
The area of the modern Indore city was a part of the Kampel pargana (administrative unit) during
the Mughal Empire.[8] Kampel was administered by the Ujjain sarkar (government) of Malwa
Subah (province). The area was controlled by the local zamindars (feudal landlords), who
accepted the suzerainty of the Mughal empire. The zamindars received the title of Chaudhari,
which established their claim to the land.
The modern settlement was developed by Rao 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 confirmatory sanads by the Emperors Aurangzeb and Farrukhsiyar, confirming their
jagir (land ownership) rights. When Nandlal visited the Mughal court at Delhi, 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 confirmatory sanads. 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.

HH The Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar of Indore


In the mid-1710s, Nandlal was caught in the struggle between the Marathas and the Nizam of
Hyderabad (who had been appointed as the governor of the Deccan region by the Mughal
emperor). Once, while visiting the Indreshwar Temple near the banks of river Saraswati, Nandlal
found the location to be safe and strategically located, being surrounded by rivers on all sides. He
started moving his people in, and constructed the fort of Shree Sansthan Bada Rawala to protect
them from harassment by the warring forces. This marked the establishment of the present-day
Indore city, which became an important trade center on the Delhi-Deccan route.

The Maratha Raj (Holkar Era)

HH Tukoji Rao Holkar III, The Maharaja of Indore (1890-1978) by James Lauder, London
By 1720, the headquarters of the local pargana were transferred from Kampel to Indore, due to
the increasing commercial activity in the city. On 18 May 1724, the Nizam accepted the rights of
the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao I to collect chauth (taxes) from the area. In 1733, the Peshwa

assumed the full control of Malwa, and appointed his commander Malhar Rao Holkar as the
Subhedar (Governor) of the province.[9] Nandlal Chaudhary accepted the suzerainty of the
Marathas. During the Maratha rule, the Chaudharis came to be known as "Mandloi"s (derived
from Mandals meaning districts). The Holkars conferred the title of Rao Raja upon Nandlal's
family.[10] The family retained its possessions of royalty, in addition to the right of performing the
first puja of Dushera (Shami Pujan) before the Holkar rulers. The respectability and influence of
Nandlal's family in the region was instrumental in the ascent of the Peshwas and Holkars to
rulership of this region.
On 29 July 1732, Bajirao Peshwa-I granted Holkar State by merging 28 and half parganas to
Malhar Rao Holkar, the founder ruler of Holkar dynasty. His daughter-in-law Ahilyabai Holkar
moved the state's capital to Maheshwar in 1767, but Indore remained an important commercial
and military centre.

British Era (Indore/Holkar State)

Investiture of His Highness The Maharaja Yeshwant Rao II Holkar Bahadur of Indore 9th May
1930
In 1818, the Holkars were defeated by the British during the Third Anglo-Maratha War, in the
Battle of Mahidpur by virtue of which the capital was again moved from Maheshwar to Indore. A
residency with British resident was established at Indore, but Holkars continued to rule Indore
State as a princely state mainly due to efforts of their Dewan Tatya Jog. During that time, Indore
was established the headquarters of British Central Agency. In 1906 electric supply was started
in the city, fire brigade was established in 1909 and in 1918, first master-plan of city was made
by noted architect and town planner, Patrick Geddes.
During the period of Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holkar II (185286) efforts were made for the
planned development and industrial development of Indore. With the introduction of Railways in

1875, the business in Indore flourished till the reign of Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar, Maharaja
Tukoji Rao Holkar III and Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Holkar.

Post Independence
After India's independence in 1947, Holkar State, along with a number of neighbouring princely
states acceded to Indian Union. In 1948 with the formation of Madhya Bharat, Indore became the
summer capital of state. On 1 November 1956, when Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya
Pradesh, the state capital was shifted to Bhopal. Indore a nearly 2.1 million city today has
transformed from a traditional commercial urban center into a modern dynamic commercial
capital of the state.

Geography
Indore is located in the western region of Madhya Pradesh, on the southern edge of the Malwa
plateau. It lies on the Saraswati and Khan rivers, which are tributaries of the Shipra River and
has an average elevation of 553.00 meter above mean sea level. It is located on an elevated plain,
with the Vindhyachal range to the south.
Apart from Yashwant Lake, there are many lakes that supply water to the city including Sirpur
Tank, Bilawali Talab, Sukhniwas Lake and Piplyapala Talab. Soil cover in the city region is
predominantly black. In the suburbs, the soil cover is largely red and black. The underlying rock
of the region is composed of black basalt, and their acidic and basic variants dating back to the
late Cretaceous and early Eocene eras. The area is classified as Seismic Zone III region, which
means an earthquake of up to magnitude 6.5 on the Richter-scale may be expected.
To the west, Indore borders the administrative district of Dhar with cities such as Pithampur and
Betma; to the northwest with Hatod and Depalpur; to the north the Ujjain with Sawer; to the
northeast the Dewas with Manglaya Sadak; to the southeast the city of Kampel and Simrol; to the
south Khandwa with Mhow, Choral and Manpur. Together with these cities (and some larger
nearby cities, e.g. Rau, Hatod, Rangwasa, Palda, Sinhasa) Indore forms a contiguous built-up
urban area called Indore Metropolitan Region which is an unofficial administrative district.

Climate
Indore has a borderline humid subtropical climate (Kppen climate classification Cwa) and
tropical savanna climate (Aw). Three distinct seasons are observed: summer, monsoon and
winter.
Summers start in mid-March and can be extremely hot in April and May. The daytime
temperatures can touch 48 C (118 F) on more than one occasion. Average summer
temperatures may go as high as 40 C (104 F) but humidity is very low.
Winters are moderate and usually dry. Lower temperatures can go as low as 2 C (36 F)-6 C
(43 F) on some nights. Usually the temperature ranges between 8 to 26 C during winters.

Rains are due to southwest monsoons. The typical monsoon season goes from 15 June till midSeptember, contributing 3235 inches of annual rains. 95% of rains occur during monsoon
season.
Indore gets moderate rainfall of 38 to 42 inches (970 to 1,070 mm) during JulySeptember due
to the southwest monsoon.
[hide]Climate data for Indore

Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high 33.7 36.6 40.5 43.4 47.5 43.9 38.3 35.6 38.5 37.5 34.6 31.3 47.5
C (F) (92.7) (97.9) (104.9) (110.1) (117.5) (111) (100.9) (96.1) (101.3) (99.5) (94.3) (88.3) (117.5)

Average 25.5 28.8 34.3 38.7 40.4 36.2 30.3 28.2 30.9 32.4 29.7 26.9 31.86
high C (F) (77.9) (83.8) (93.7) (101.7) (104.7) (97.2) (86.5) (82.8) (87.6) (90.3) (85.5) (80.4) (89.34)

Daily mean 17.9 20.2 25.3 30.0 32.4 30.1 26.5 25.1 26.0 25.3 21.8 18.8 24.95
C (F) (64.2) (68.4) (77.5) (86) (90.3) (86.2) (79.7) (77.2) (78.8) (77.5) (71.2) (65.8) (76.9)

Average low 10.5 11.4 16.2 21.2 24.4 24.1 22.6 21.9 21.1 18.1 12.2 8.6 17.69
C (F) (50.9) (52.5) (61.2) (70.2) (75.9) (75.4) (72.7) (71.4) (70) (64.6) (54) (47.5) (63.86)

Record low 0.5 1.0 6.1 10.8 12.3 15.0 17.3 18.5 13.0 8.2 3.9 0.1 0.5
C (F) (31.1) (33.8) (43) (51.4) (54.1) (59) (63.1) (65.3) (55.4) (46.8) (39) (31.8) (31.1)

Average
4
3
1
3
11
136 279
360
185
52
21
7
1,062
precipitation
(0.16) (0.12) (0.04) (0.12) (0.43) (5.35) (10.98) (14.17) (7.28) (2.05) (0.83) (0.28) (41.81)
mm (inches)

Avg.
precipitation
days

Average
relative

0.8

0.8

0.3

0.3

1.8

8.6

15.9

18.3

8.6

3.1

1.4

0.6

60.5

54

36

25

23

33

58

79

85

73

50

44

48

50.7

humidity (%)

Mean
monthly
sunshine
hours

288.3 274.4 288.3 306.0 325.5 210.0 105.4

80.6

180.0 269.7 273.0 282.1 2,883.3

Source: HKO, NOAA (extremes, mean, humidity 1971-1990)[11]

Demographics
See also: List of cities in Madhya Pradesh
Religion in Indore[citation needed]
Religion

Hindus
Muslims
Jains
Others

Percent

80%
14%
3%
3%

Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (1%), Buddhists (<0.5%).
Indore is the most populous city in the Madhya Pradesh, with an estimated 2,160,631 residents as
of 2011. As of the 2001 Indian Census, the city's population stood at a record high of 1,516,918,
significantly greater than any other city from central province. Males constitute 52% of the
population and females 48%.[12] In 2010, the city had a population density of 25,170 people per
square mile (9,718/km), rendering it the most densely populated of all municipalities with over
100,000 population in the Madhya Pradesh. As per 2011 census, the city of Indore has an average
literacy rate of 87.38%, higher than the national average of 74%. Male literacy was 91.84%, and
Female literacy was 82.55%[13] In Indore, 12.72% of the population is under 6 years of age (as
per census 2011).[12] The average annual growth rate of population is around 2.85% as per the
statistics of census 2001.
The Indore City metropolitan area is ethnically diverse. It is home to the large Jain community
especially Rajasthani Jains. Indore has a high degree of income disparity. Hindi & Malviya is the
main language spoken here. Malvi, a dialect of Rajasthani, is spoken by majority of population.
Ethnically, Hindi linguistics form major sub groups in the city followed by Marathi, Punjabis,
Sindhis, Gujaratis and others. The disparity is driven by wage growth in high income brackets,
while wages have stagnated for middle and lower income brackets. Indore is always ranked as
the home to the highest number of billionaires in the state.

Indore has the highest percentage of constant foreign migrants among Indian cities. As of now,
around 10,000 Pakistani Hindus have migrated into the state out of which nearly 6,000 are in
Indore. More than 1,000 Pakistani immigrants arrive in the Indore area every year. No single
nationality or culture dominates the city's immigrant population, placing it among the most
diverse cities in India.[14]

Architecture
Indore is all fascinating with the charm of its architectural grandeur and historical enigma. Indore
has architecturally significant buildings in a wide range of styles spanning distinct historical and
cultural periods of Holkar (Maratha), Mughal and British era. These include the Rajwada Palace
(1766), a blend of Maratha and Mughal styles with a giant wooden door covered with iron studs
and seven storied entrance; Lal Bagh Palace, the grandest monument of Holkar dynasty
reflecting the taste, grandeur and lifestyle of the Holkars with European flavor; Krishnapura
Chhatris, the royal cenotaphs of typical Maratha style architecture with domes and pyramidal
spires allures with its historical enigma. There are also many Rajput style architecture in Indore,
due to many Rajputs of Rajasthan have settled here. There are lacs of Rajputs living here.
Indore has significant number of high-rises. Most of the high-rise buildings in Indore are located
in the financial district of Vijay Nagar in the upper east city.
The tallest structure in Indore is the replica of Eiffel Tower at All India Radio campus, which
rises 337 metres (1,106 ft). However, the observation tower is not generally considered a highrise building as it does not have successive floors that can be occupied. The tallest habitable
building in Indore is the Radisson Blu. The second-tallest building in the city is the Bombay
Hospital while the tallest residential buildings are at Ocean Park on Indore-Dewas Bypass Road
near Delhi Public School. There are many landmarks in Indore which make it a tourist attraction.
[15]

Parks and Recreation

Atal Bihari Vajpeyee Regional Park also known as Pipliyapala park or Indore regional
park, it is developed by the Indore Development Authority (IDA). Development of the
park is on the 80 acres of land of the pond and 42 acres land near this tank. There is a
canal, which covers the whole park starting from one point of the pond and ending at the
other part. The bridges over canal with the Mist fountain let us feel a special type of
peace,mentally as well as physically. Various attractions to the park include Musical
Fountain, Jumping jet fountain, Artists' village, Maze, French gardens, Bio-diversity
garden, Mist fountain, Fast food zone, Boating.

Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalay or simply Indore Zoo is one of the oldest zoological
parks of Indore spread over the area of 4000 sq m. Known for its special species like
white tigers, Himalayan bear and white peacock, Indore zoo is also a center for
reproduction, protection and exhibition of animals, plants and their habitats.

Meghdoot Garden is one of the biggest and famous parks of Indore. Situated in the
northern suburbs of the city about 4 km away from Palasia. It was renovated in 2000-01 .
Presence of ground houses sprawling lawns, lighted and dancing fountains, and
landscaped gardens makes Meghdoot Upvan an ideal picnic spot for those who intend to
do Indore sightseeing. Among tourist attractions of Indore city, this garden is one of the
must see places for tourists. Some of the popular luxury hotels like Fortune Landmark &
Sayaji are close to this park. On weekends, it remains a popular place to visit with family
members & friends.

Government and Jurisdiction


The khatiya Indore is formed of two tiersa city-wide, and a local tier. Most of the regions
surrounding the city are administered by the Indore Development Authority (IDA). IDA works as
an apex body for planning and co-ordination of development activities in the Indore
Metropolitan Region (IMR) comprising Indore and its agglomeration covering an area of
398.72 km2.
The IDA consists of two appointed components; the collector of the district, who has executive
powers, and the IDA Board which includes a chairman appointed by Government of Madhya
Pradesh, Municipal Commissioner of Indore and five members form Town and Country Planning
Department, Forest Department, Public Health Engineering, Public Works Department and MP
Electricity Board who scrutinize the collector's decisions and can accept or reject his budget
proposals each year. The headquarters of the IDA is at Race Course Road, Indore.
Indore City has been a metropolitan municipality with a mayor-council form of government.
Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) was established in 1956 under the Madhya Pradesh Nagar
Palika Nigam Adhiniyam. The IMC is responsible for public education, correctional institutions,
libraries, public safety, recreational facilities, sanitation, water supply, local planning and welfare
services. The mayor and councillors are elected to five-year terms. The Indore Municipal
Corporation is a unicameral body consisting of 69 Council members whose districts are divided
into 12 zones and these zones have been further divided into 69 wards defined by geographic
population boundaries.
Indore is also a seat for one of the two permanent benches of Madhya Pradesh High Court with
Gwalior, the city, its agglomerates and other 12 districts of western Madhya Pradesh falls under
the jurisdiction of Indore High Court.

Infrastructure
Information Technology
The Information Technology sector is growing rapidly growing in Indore. Companies like
Infosys and TCS have started the construction of their respective offices in Indore near Super
Corridor. Both the companies are approximately 5 km from Indore airport. It is believed to create
about 5000 jobs in coming 56 years.[citation needed]

Health and Medicine


Indore is a centre of health care and India's first medical institution, Maharaja Yeshwantrao
Hospital was established in the city in early 1848. Originally named after Yashwantrao Holkar,
Maharaja of Indore, the last Holkar ruler, this was the first public hospital to be computerised.
[citation needed]
When it was re-inaugurated in 1955, it was Asia's largest government hospital with
1200 beds, and it has remained the largest public hospital in the state. The eight-storied hospital
building is surrounded by a group of its special purpose hospitals, namely the 300-bed Chacha
Nehru Children hospitals, the 100-bed M.R TB hospital, the 100-bed cancer hospital, a mental
hospital and a medical college within the hospital campus.
Indore is home to 51 public health institutions and has a good number of private hospitals too.
The prominent hospitals of Indore include Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital, Bombay Hospital, T.
Choithram Hospital, CHL Apollo and with the new additions like leading hospital brands
including Fortis, Medanta and Max Hospitals, it has become a centre for quality health care
treatment.[16]

Transport
Air
Indore is served by the state of the art Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, about 8 km
from the city. It is the busiest airport in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and also
serves as a hub for international cargo.[17] The new integrated international terminal was
inaugurated in February 2012. The airport has been operating services by Air India, Jet Airways
Konnect, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, IndiGo, SpiceJet connecting Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal,
Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, baroda, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai,
Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Srinagar and Visakhapatnam.
The Indore airport has a history of its own. It was commissioned by the erstwhile ruler
Yeshwantrao Holkar II. He gave the construction work of the Indore airport to the pioneers of
civil aviation in India - Tata & Sons - in 1935. Indore was connected to New Delhi & Bombay
(Mumbai) on July 26, 1946 and was handed over to the central government on April 1, 1950.
[citation needed]

Rail

The Indore Junction eastern entrance


The Indore Junction is an A-1 grade railway station with a revenue of more than Rs. 50 crore(500
million). The City Railway Division comes under Ratlam Division of the Western Railways.
Indore Junction BG is the main and terminal station on the broad gauge line connecting it to the
rest of the country. In the Railway budget of 2009 Indore main railway station was listed for
upgrade along with other 300 stations across India. Indore is directly connected to the metro
cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Lucknow, Kochi, Jaipur and other cities like
Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Chandigarh, Kollam, Gorakhpur, Coimbatore, Calicut etc.
It has both meter gauge and broad gauge in operational. Regular train services connect Indore to
most parts of the country. Electrification of the Indore Dewas Ujjain is completed in June
2012.
Indore lies on the Indore and Akola metre gauge railway line, one of the remaining functional
meter gauge line in India. Ratlam-Indore metre gauge to broad gauge conversion is almost
completed. This section is scheduled for conversion to standard broad gauge under Indian
Railways' projected Unigauge system.

The Indore Junction western entrance


The city of Indore has 6 other railway stations which are:
Station Name
Lakshmibai Nagar
Saify Nagar

Station Code
LMNR
SFNR

Railway Zone
Western Railway
Western Railway

Total Platforms
3
1

Station Name
Lokmanya Nagar
Rajendra Nagar
Manglia Gaon
Rau

Station Code
LMNR
RJNR
MGG
RAU

Railway Zone
Western Railway
Western Railway
Western Railway
Western Railway

Total Platforms
1
2
3
2

Road
Indore is connected to other parts of India through national and state highways. The major
national highways passing through the city are:

National Highway No. 3 (NH3 Agra Bombay)

National Highway No. 59 (Ahmedabad Godhra - Indore)

National Highway No. 59A (Indore Betul Nagpur connecting NH 69)

The Mumbai- Indore section of the National Highway No. 3 and the Ahmedabad Indore
section of the National Highway No. 59 are undergoing multi laning under the NHDP program.
Other important regional highways passing through the city are:

State Highway No. 27 (Jhalawad - Ujjain - Burhanpur)

State Highway No. 31 (Neemach - Ratlam - Dhar)

Local transport

Indore City Bus(AC)

Indore has a well developed transport system. Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd, a PPP
scheme operates buses and radio taxis in the city. The buses designated as City Bus operate on 36
Routes, with around 170 bus stop stations. The buses are color-coded according to their route.

Indore BRTS(iBUS)

Indore BRTS is a bus rapid transit system with air-conditioned (AC) and non-AC buses. Some of
these buses are also equipped with services like GPS and IVR which are used to track the
position of the bus with information displayed on LED displays installed at the bus stops.
Taxis
Metro Taxi service of Indore is supposed to be best in India. It includes Government run Maruti
Suzuki SX4 Cars, which are GPS enabled and air conditioned. These taxis can always be found
outside the major stations, at the central station, the bus stations, the airport and in the crowded

inner-city shopping streets. The common way to obtain a taxi is to either call a taxi operator or to
go to a taxi. However, although not the norm, one can hail a passing taxi on the street.
Local transport also includes auto rickshaw, vans and CNG Tata Magic replaced by Nagar Seva.
Many cab services too serve the city. The major bus terminals are Sarwate, Gangwal, Navlakha
and Vijaya Nagar bus stand.

Economy
Main article: Economy of Indore
Indore is a dominant commercial center and host multi-level market for maximum goods and
services.Indore had GDP of $14,000,000,000 as of 2011.[18] Indore is witnessing rapid growth
owing to the new unambiguous Industrial Policy framework, good Investment
environment,Infrastructure development and growth, Improved living standards, and High
Educational standards. The city also host prestigious Global Investors' Summit which attract
investors from 21 countries, including the US, Australia, Japan, Singapore, the UK, Germany
and Finland.
Following are Major industrial areas surrounding the city Pithampur(phase I,II,III - alone host
1500 Large, Medium and Small Industrial Set-up[19]), Indore Special Economic Zone(around
3000 acre[20]), Sanwer Industrial belt(1000 acre[21]),LaxmiBai Nagar IA, Rau IA, Bhagirathpura
IA, Kali Billod IA, Ranmal Billod IA, Shivaji nagar Bhindikho IA, Hatod IA,[21] IT Parks Crystal IT Park(5.5 lakh square feet), IT Park Pardeshipura(1 lakh square feet[22]), Electronic
Complex, Individual SEZ such as TCS SEZ, Infosys SEZ, Impetus SEZ,etc., Daimond
Park,Gems and Jewellery Park, Food Park, Apparel Park, Namkeen Cluster and Pharma Cluster.
Pithampur is also known as the Detroit of India.[23][24] Pithampur industrial area houses many
production plants of various Pharmaceutical companies like Ipca Laboratories, Cipla, Lupin,
Glenmark, Unichem and big auto companies prominent among these are Force Motors, Volvo
Eicher commercial, Avtec, Mahindra 2 wheelers Ltd.
Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange (MPSE) originally set up in 1919 is the only exchange in
Central India and the third oldest stock exchange in India is located in Indore and now the
National Stock Exchange (NSE) established an Investor Service Center in the city.[25] Industrial
employment influenced the economic geography of Indore. After 1956 merger, Indore
experienced suburban expansion aided by high levels of car ownership. Workforce
decentralization and transport improvements made it possible for the establishment of smallscale manufacturing in the suburbs. Many firms took advantage of relatively cheap land to build
spacious, single-storey plants in suburban locations where parking, access and traffic congestion
were minimal.
While the Textile manufacturing and Trading is the oldest business to contribute to economy, the
Real Estate has emerged very fast in past few years, it has open the door for high return on
property investment. National Real Estate Players DLF Limited, Suncity (ZEE Group), Omaxe,
Sahara, Parsvnath, Ansal API, Emaar MGF have already launched their residential projects in

Indore. These projects are generally on the Indore bypass. This road also houses the projects of
many local and regional Real estate players like Pumarth, Casa Greens, Silver spring, Kalindi,
Milan Heights etc.
Infosys is setting up new development centre at Indore at an investment of Rs 100 crore in phase
one at Super corridor.[26] Infosys demanded an area of 130 Acres to open its new facility in Indore
which will employ about 13,000 people. TCS has started construction of its campus at Indore,
Collabera has also announced plans to open campuses in Indore. The government of MP has also
done the land allotment.[27] Besides these, there are several small and medium size software
development firms in Indore.

Education
Main article: Education in Indore
Indore is a home to a range of colleges and schools. Indore has a large student population and is
a big educational center in central India. Most primary and secondary schools in Indore are
affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE); however, quite a few number
of schools are affiliated with ICSE board, NIOS board and the state level M.P. Board as well.
The Daly College, founded in 1882, is one of the oldest co-educational boarding school in the
world, which was established to educate the rulers of the Central Indian Princely States of the
'Marathas' and Rajputs'.[28] The Holkar Science College, officially known as Government Model
Autonomous Holkar Science College was established in 1891.[29]
Also, Indore has quite a few prominent higher education institutions. It is the only city in India to
house both Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management.
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, also known as "DAVV" in popular culture (formerly known as
University of Indore) is a renowned university in Indore with several colleges operating under its
aegis. It has two campuses within the city, one at Takshila Parisar (near Bhavarkuan Square)and
another at Rabindra Nath Tagore Road, Indore. The university runs several departments
including Institute of Management Studies (IMS), School of Law (SoL),Institute of Engineering
and Technology (IET), Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC), International Institute
of Professional Studies (IIPS), School of Pharmacy, School of Energy & Environmental Studies one of the primer schools for M. Tech. (Energy Management), School of Journalism and School
of Futures Studies and Planning, which runs two M. Tech. Courses with specializations in
Technology Management & Systems Science & Engineering, MBA (Business Forecasting), and
M. Sc. in Science & Technology Communication. The huge campus is replete with several other
research and educational departments, many hostels, playgrounds and cafes aiming to provide a
fulfilling experience to its students.
The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC) is another old institution, and was
formerly known as the King Edward Medical College.[30] Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of
Technology and Science (SGSITS) is an engineering college, established in 1952.


The Daly College

Holkar Science College

IIM Indore

PACL Campus, IIT Indore

MGM Medical College

SGSITS, Indore

Media
Arts and theatre
The major art centers in Indore are Ravindra Natya Grah (RNG), Mai Mangeshkar Sabha Grah,
Anand Mohan Mathur Sabhagrah, DAVV auditorium, etc. Many artists from around the world
perform here regularly; Abhivyakti Centre of Fine Arts & Performing Arts; Deolalikar Kala
Vithika and Jal Sabha Grah are also similar centers for arts and theater. There are also various
cultural clubs like Sanand Nyas, Ras Bharati and Kala Abhivyakti, who invite performers from
around the globe to perform in Indore. Yeshwant Club and Sayaji Club also sponsor and invite
talents from across world. Maharastra Sahitya Sabha was also a prominent place for Theatre.
Indore also holds the Guinness World Record for the Longest Variety Show (Cultural Show) in
the World. The longest variety show lasted 12 hr 8 min at an event organised by Shri Vision
Social Empowerment and Welfare Association (www.srvsewa.org),in Indore, India, on 11
November 2011. The show consisted of 107 acts, including musical performances, dance, poetry
and comedy, and featured 145 performers (including 4 comperes).Indore has a major
contribution towards art and theatre. With names like Salman Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Rahul
Dravid, Salim Khan, Johnny Walker, Palak Muchhal, Asif Shah, Himangini Singh Yadu and
many more to the list, Indore has given so much to the industry.

Print media
There are about 20 Hindi dailies, 7 English dailies, 26 weeklies and monthlies, 4 quarterlies, 2
Bi-monthly Magazine, one annual paper, and one monthly Hindi language educational tabloid
named "Campus Diary" published from the city.India's only magazine on pump industry Pumps
India & valve magazine Valves India is published from here.[31] The major Hindi dailies include
the:- [News Today] Raj Express, Nai Dunia, Dainik Bhaskar,Sandhya Dainik 6pm ,'Dainik
Dabang Duniya," Dainik Jagran, Patrika, BPN Times, Agnibaan, & PrabhatKiran, Dainik
ChaitanyaLok and SatyaRaj. The major English dailies are The Times of India, Hindustan Times,
The Hindu, Free Press, Business Standard, The Economic Times, and DNA . Several state
newspapers and national media houses have their regional offices in Indore.

Electronic media
The radio industry has expanded with a number of private and government-owned FM channels
being introduced. The FM radio channels that broadcast in the city include AIR Vividh Bharathi
FM (101.6 MHz), Radio Mirchi FM (98.3 MHz), Big FM (92.7 MHz), Red FM (93.5 MHz), My
FM (94.3 MHz) and AIR Gyan Vani FM (105.6 MHz). State-owned Doordarshan transmits two
terrestrial television channels. Apart from these few, local broadcasting stations also exist. [[
Siti Cable|Siti cable]] is a Digital cable distribution company with 70% coverage of the city. Its
central region head office is in Indore and siti cable having 7 Local channels. Indore have its own
TV news channel called 'siti news' headed by News Head Anil Chouhan

Indore is covered by a large network of optical fibre cables. There are three fixed telephone line
operators in the city: BSNL, Reliance and Airtel. There are eight mobile phone companies in
which GSM players include BSNL, Reliance, Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, Aircel, Tata DoCoMo,
Videocon Mobile Service while CDMA services offered by BSNL, Virgin Mobile, Tata Indicom,
and Reliance.

Cuisine
Indore, also known as the Street-Food-Capital-Of-India, has a wide variety of Namkeens, Poha
& Jalebi, Chaats (snacks), Kachoris and Samosas, cuisines of various types in different
restaurants, and Maratha, Mughlai, Bengali, Muslim, Mughlai, Rajasthani, continental and
confectionery sweets, as well as local delicacies such as Dal-Bafla. Most important place in
Indore for Foodies is Sarafa Bazar, where a wide range of Indian Fast food is available.
Chhappan Dukan is a major food junction in Indore, where the youth & family gathers on the
road side shops for Indian Snacks. Generally, Namkeen is served on top of a variety of food
items served in Indore.
The life in Indore starts early with chuskis of 'Chai' (tea) with 'garam garam poha & Jalebi'
followed by delicious lunch which invariably includes popular 'besan preparations'. Later in the
day one can easily find snacks like 'Khaman', 'Kachori aaloo kachori, dal kachori etc.',
'samosa', 'petis', 'Baked Samosa', 'Bhel puri',' Pani Puri', 'mathri', 'sabudana khichdi' etc.
Numerous Shops of Sweets have enjoyed nice business in Indore. Late nights another market
comes alive at 11:00 pm in Sarafa (the heart of city) where one finds lot of delicacies to enjoy
after a nice dinner like 'Gajak','Bhutta kis', 'Gulab Jamoon', 'garadu', 'Rabri', 'HOT BOILED
MILK', 'aalo tikiya', 'Halua : Gajar, Moong', icecreams, 'shakes' etc. and finally tasty 'paan' to
end your day.
Specialities:
Sweets:Moong ka Halwa, Gajar ka Halwa, Rabri, Maalpua, Faluda kulfi, Gulab Jamoon, RasMalai, RasGulla, All Bengali Sweets available at Sarafa & 56 Shops at Palasia.
Namkeen : Sev with all its varieties, Mixture, Dhania-Chivda, Dal Moth,Papdi, Gathiya,
Khaman, Kachori-Samosa,Petis, Garadu, Aalo Tikiya, Pani-Puri, Bhel-Puri, Saboodana
Khichadi, Dahi Bada, Pakoda, Bhutte ka Kis,poha.
Sheetal Pey : Shikanji (milk preparation + dry fruits), Lassi, Cold Milk, Hot Boiled Milk with
Malai & dry fruits+keshar, Jal-Jira, Nimboo Shikanji, Fruit Juice,Shakes, Icecream Soda,
Santrola .
Recently many national companies like McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC, Subway, Costa Coffee,
Barista Lavazza, Cafe Coffee Day have opened up their outlets in indore.

Sports

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the city. Indore is also home to the Madhya Pradesh
Cricket Association (MPCA) and The city has one international cricket ground, the Holkar
Cricket Stadium. The first cricket ODI match in state was played in Indore at Nehru Stadium.
The biggest cricketing event to be staged in the city so far is the 2011 ODI which was played at
the Holkar Stadium after a long gap of around 15 years since 1996-97.[32]
Beside cricket, Indore is also a center for many national and international championships. The
city hosted the South Asian Billiard Championship and is a host to the three-day-long National
Triathlon Championship, in which nearly 450 players and 250 sports officials belonging to 23
states take part in the action.[33]
Indore is also a traditional powerhouse for the game of basketball which has been growing in
popularity over the last 3 to 4 decades. It is the home of India's first National Basketball
Academy and has a world class indoor basketball stadium. Indore has successfully organized
various National Basketball Championships. The major city sports stadium includes:

Basketball - basketball complex, Basket Ball Club

Cricket - Holkar Cricket Stadium, Nehru International Cricket Stadium, the Khalsa
school stadium, the Maharajah school stadium

Lawn tennis - Indore Tennis Club, Indore Residency Club

Table Tennis - Nehru Stadium TT Hall, Abhay Khel Prashal

Kabaddi - Lucky Wanderers

Chess - SKM Chess Academy

"Diving "- Nehru Park

The Vijay Balla ("Victory Bat") made out of concrete with names of the players of the Indian
team who won the test series against England (1971) and West Indies(1972)
Indore has a relatively more cosmopolitan culture, compared to other cities in Madhya Pradesh.
Indore was included in holding two Guinness Book of World Records for the largest tea party in
the world and for making the largest burger of the world.[34]

Festivals
All national festivals such as Holi, Gangaur, Teej, Rangpanchmi, Baisakhi, Raksha Bandhan,
Krishna Janmashtami, Mahavir jayanti, Navratri, Durga puja, Dussehra, Ganesh Utsav,
Deepavali, Ramzan, Gudi Padwa, Bhaidooj, Eid, Christmas, Bahai Navruz on 21 March and
others like Nagpanchmi, Ahilya Utsav, are celebrated with equal enthusiasm. There are many
shiva temples in Indore. Mahashivratri is celebrated to a large extent in Indore. Abhivyati, Hind
Rakshak and many more organisations conduct garba mahotsav open for people to watch as well
as play.

Entertainment
Indore has many malls and cinema halls. Much new entertainment will be seen in Indore in the
coming months when the city will gain a roller-coster ride, a drop tower, and go-karting track
along with many new sources of entertainment. Often there are circuses and magic shows set up
at different places which are good sources of entertainment.[35]

Cinema
Cinema is the most popular medium of entertainment in Indore as well as in the whole country.
There are a number of cinema halls in the city, namely PVR Cinemas, Mangal BIG Cinema,

INOX Central, INOX sapna-sangeeta, Kulraj Broadway, Satyam Cineplexes, K sera sera,
MadhuMilan, Velocity, Regal, and others.

Malls

Treasure Island Mall, the first mall in Madhya Pradesh


Indore is host to many malls, which provide variety and comfort to the visitors. Treasure Island,
Mangal City mall, Indore Central mall, C21 mall, Malhar mega mall, Orbit mall are very well
known. In 2011, a branch of Bharti wallmart, named Best Price, also opened for shopkeepers to
buy goods at cheaper prices. It has received a good response from shopkeepers of the nearby
districts such as Dewas, Ujjain and Dhar. Indore has developed since 2011 making a record of
having most malls in central India.

Tourism
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Religious places

Indreshwar Temple

Indreshwar temple is a temple of Lord Shiva situated on the sangam of khan and saraswati rivers
in Juni Indore. Raja Indra Singh on his way to Ujjain formed the Indrapur city while his stay
here. The city of Indore derives its name from this very temple.

Khajrana Ganesh Temple

Citizens of Indore city and other nearby cities have great faith in the Khajrana temple. This
temple was made by Ahilyabai Holkar, the brave Maratha queen. This is an important place of
Hindus.

Shri Riddhi Siddhi Chintaman Ganesh Temple

This temple is around 750 years old. This is the only idol of lord Ganesha who is holding a bag
of money in his right hand.

Gurudwara

Indore is historically attached to Sikhism. It has numerous Gurudwaras. Gurdwara Imli Sahib is
Sikh shrine situated in Indore. In the year 1567, Guru Nanak Dev Ji on his way diverted from
southern states to the north-west and reached Indore. It is centrally located and innumerable
devotees assure spiritual knowledge, peace and bliss here. Gurdwara Charan Paduka Betma
Sahib is situated in the small village of Betma. Betma is a town and a nagar panchayat in Indore
district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Betma Sahib is one of the pious gurudwaras of
historical significance for Sikhs, as it is believed that Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place during
his southern Udasi.

Annapurna Temple

Annapurna is a very beautiful and one of the oldest temples in Indore. Dedicated to the goddess
Annapoorna, this temple is one among the famous pilgrimage centres in Indore. Not only
devotees, but also tourists come to see this majestic shrine. This temple bears a resemblance to
the famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple of Madurai. Inside the temple premises, there exist
shrines of Sivan, Hanuman, and Kalabhairava. The Pravachan Hall of the temple is also very
famous. Four full sized elephants embrace this temples highly ornamented gate. An architectural
splendor, the outer wall of the temple is brightly decorated with beautiful images of legendary
characters. This temple is situated near Dashahara Maidan, Annapurna Road, Indore.

Bada Ganpati

The Bada Ganpati temple is a very ancient temple and widely known for the size of the Ganesh
idol. This temple was built in 1875 by Shri Dadhich. The idol is said to be the size of 25 Foot
from head to crown. This temple is located near the heart of the city Rajwada also known as
Holkar Palace.

Hrinkar Giri

The largest Jain shrine of Indore, situated at a hillock near Indore Airport.

Gommat Giri

This is an excellent set of Jain temples built on the top of Gommatesher Hill. The main attraction
is 24 feet tall statue of Lord Bahubali, and 24 others temples for each of the 24 jain tirthankars.

Kanch Mandir

The Kanch Mandir also known as Glass Temple is an exquisite example of a marvel in glass.
This Jain temple also known as Jain Mandir was built by Sir Seth Hukum Chand Jain (Kasliwal)
in the early 20th century. It is located in the Itwaria market. The specialist of this temple is that
its doors, pillars, ceilings and walls are entirely inlaid with glass with minute detailing. It is one
of the most famous tourist attraction of the city. The temple paintings depict stories from the Jain
scriptures. The top of the temple multiplies the three statues of Lord Mahavir which makes this
temple a more beautiful place.

Bada Ganapati

Annapurna Mandir

Gurudwara at LIG

Chhatris

Indore has a number of Chhatris, which mark the cremation place, of its erstwhile royal Maratha
rulers - the Holkars. These chhatris are intricately carved and some, like the Krishnapura Chhatri,
also have temples and other structures near the place.

Krishnapura Chhatri

Bolia Maharaj Ki Chhatri

Krishnapura Chhatri

Inside view of Krishnapur Chhatri

Historical Places

Rajwada Palace

Rajwada is a historical palace in Indore city. It was built by the Holkars of the Maratha Empire
about two centuries ago. This seven storied structure is located near the Chhatris and serves
today as a fine example of royal grandeur and architectural skills.

Rajwada Palace as seen on Diwali 2014

Ahilyabai Holkar Statue in front of Rajwada

Rajwada Palace as seen in the day

Gandhi Hall

King Edward Hall that was renamed as the Mahatma Gandhi Hall after the independence is one
the most gorgeous buildings of Indore. Made in 1904 and originally named King Edwards 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. It can accommodate 2,000 people at a time. It is one of the greatest landmarks of the city
and is also frequently a venue for exhibitions and fairs throughout the year. The building also has
a library, a children park and a temple.

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.

Nearby attractions
There are various places which tourists and citizens of Indore like to visit for weekends and
occasion or Holidays.
Maheshwar
Maheshwar is a town in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh state It was the capital of the
Malwa during Holkar reign till 6 January 1818, when the capital was shifted to Indore by Malhar
Rao Holkar III. Maheshwar has been a centre of handloom weaving since the 5th century.
Maheshwar is the home of one of India's finest hand loom fabric traditions. It is about 90 km
from Indore and known for beautiful temples, ghats, fort and palaces.
Mandavgad
Mandu or Mandavgad is a ruined city in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district. It is
about 100 km from Indore and knows for its beautiful forts, palaces and natural landscape.
Paatal Paani

PatalPani Waterfall, a magnificent fall situated around 35 km from Indore MadhyaPradesh


This tourist attraction is famous for its beauty in Monsoon Season. It is 35 km from Indore
towards Mhow. It is very beautiful place for enjoying the weekend.
Sitala Mata fall

This tourist attraction is famous for its Water Falls in Monsoon Season. It is very beautiful place
for enjoying the weekend.
Choral Fall
Choral has the wonderful Water Falls in Monsoon Season. People go there specially in Monsoon
Season for enjoying the weekend. Its situated on Khandwa Road, near Gram Simrol.
Tincha Fall
Tincha Fall is a beautiful Water Fall in Monsoon Season.

Baz Bahadur Mahal Mandu

Jama Masjid, Mandu

Jahaz Mahal, Mandu

Patalpani Waterfall


Tincha Waterfall

View of Narmada from top of the Ahilya fort, at Maheshwar

Rammandir, Maheshwar
. Indore is home to an slum named kanpura chattris where more than half of population is of
refugees people come from places to see the. Chattris

Notable people from Indore

Malhar Rao Holkar - First prince from the Holkar family which ruled the state of Indore.

Ahilya Bai Holkar - the Holkar Queen of the Maratha ruled Malwa kingdom, India.

Yashwant Rao Holkar I - the Maharaja from Maratha Empire. Also referred as
""Napoleon Of India""

Tukoji Rao Holkar II - son of Sardar Shrimant Santoji Rao Holkar, was the Maharaja of
Indore belonging to the Holkar dynasty of the Marathas.

Shivaji Rao Holkar - son of Tukojirao Holkar II and Maharani Shrimant Akhand
Soubhagyavati Parvati Bai Sahib, was the Maharaja of Indore belonging to the Holkar
dynasty of the Marathas.

Tukoji Rao Holkar III - son of Shivajirao Holkar and Akhand Soubhagyavati Shrimant
Maharani Sita Bai Sahib Holkar, was the Maharaja of Indore State belonging to the
Holkar dynasty of the Marathas.

Homi Daji[36] - The veteran trade union leader of Indore.

Salman Khan - Born in Indore and spent childhood up to five years here.

Salim Khan- Belonged to Indore. an Indian actor and screenwriter. In Hindi cinema,
Khan is best known for being one half of the prolific screenwriting duo of Salim-Javed.
He is the father of Bollywood actor Salman Khan.

Captain Mushtaq Ali Colonel Nayudu's teammate in the Holkar team and in the Indian
team -born in Indore

Rahul Dravid Indian cricketer - Born in Indore

Narendra Hirwani Former India cricketer lives in Sukhliya, Indore

Rahat Indori - Famous Urdu poet and film lyricist - Born in Indore

Sandeep Sharma - Famous Hasya Kavi from Indore region

Amay Khurasiya - Former India cricketer lives in Janki-Nagar, Indore

Lata Mangeshkar - born in Indore

Colonel C.K. Nayudu The first captain of India in Test cricket - born in Indore

Johnny Walker - King of comedy in Indian cinema born in Indore

Amir Khan - Hindustani Classical Vocalist born in Indore

Palak Muchhal - Singer and social worker from Indore

Aakanksha Jachak - Singer and Vocalist born in Indore

Sneha Khanwalkar - Music Director

Swanand Kirkire - Song writer and singer born and studied in Indore.

Digvijay Singh - Did his schooling & Graduation in Indore.

Kumar Pallana - Actor and vaudevillian frequently cast in Wes Anderson's films.

Prithviraj Chavan - Prithviraj Chavan (Marathi: ) (born 17 March 1946) is


the 22nd Chief Minister of Maharashtra, a state in Western India. Born in Indore, Madhya
Pradesh.

Sumitra Mahajan - Sumitra Mahajan is an Indian politician and the incumbent Speaker of
the Lok Sabha.[40] She has been representing the Indore constituency of Madhya
Pradesh since 1989.

Paridhi Sharma - Known for the role of Jodha in Jodha Akbar on Zee TV

Rocky Verma - An Indian bollywood film and television actor.[37][38] Known for roles in
Kill Dil, Kick and Action Jackson.

Prakash Chandra Sethi - Indian Politician two times Chief Minister for Madhya Pradesh,
former minister in central government: Home Minister, Defence Minister, Minister of
External Affairs, Finance Minister, Railways, and Housing and Development represented
Indore Loksabha constituency.

See also

Indore State

Holkar

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MyIndoreCity.com Site on history of Indore

TheIndoreCity.com Site about the Indore City

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