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Madhya Pradesh • India
Map indicating the location of Indore
Coordinates: 22°25′N 75°32′E / 22.42, 75.54
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
3,898 km² (1,505 sq mi)
• 553 m (1,814 ft)
District(s) Indore
1,835,915 (2001)
• 471/km² (1,220/sq mi)
Mayor Uma Shashi Sharma

• 4520xx(01-18)
• +731
• MP-09
Website: www.indore.nic.in

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Indore (Hindi:इन्दौर ,Marathi:इंदूर) pronunciation , a large city in the Malwa region of Central India is the commercial capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the Malwa Plateau, just south of the Satpura Range. Indore is the administrative headquarters of the Indore District and the Indore Division, and formerly served as the capital of the former princely state of Indore and the summer capital of the erstwhile state of Madhya Bharat. It is currently the largest city in Madhya Pradesh. Hindi ( , Devanagari: or , IAST: , IPA: ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the two central official languages of India, the other being English. ... Marathi is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ... Image File history File links Indore. ... Malwa (Malvi:माळवा) is a region in western India occupying a plateau of volcanic origin in the western part of Madhya Pradesh state and the south-eastern part of Rajasthan. ... , Madhya Pradesh (abbreviated as MP)   (HindÄ«: मध्य प्रदेश, English: , IPA: ), often called the Heart of India, is a state in central India. ... Malwa is a region of western India, lying in the western part of Madhya Pradesh state. ... The Satpura Range is a range of hills in central India. ... Indore District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. ... Indore division is an administrative geographical unit of Madhya Pradesh state of India. ... A princely state is any state under the reign of a prince and is thus a principality taken in the broad sense. ... Madhya Bharat is former state in west-central India. ...


Origin of name

The name Indore originated from the Indreshwar temple constructed in 1741 by local landowners. [1]


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The ancestors of the founders of Indore were hereditary Zamindars and indigenous landholders (Jehangirdars) of Malwa. In Mughal times, the founders of these families received titles such as Rao and Chaudhari, which established their claim to the land. In the 18'th century, control of Malwa passed to the Peshwa clan, and the Chaudharis came to be known as "Mandloi"s (derived from Mandals) because of the language they used and eventually the Holkars conferred the family with the title of Rao Raja. (pp. 68-70) Major General Sir John Malcolm's Central India Part I). The family retained its possessions of royalty, which included having an elephant, Nishan, Danka and Gadi even after the advent of Holkars and also retained the right of performing the first puja of Dushera (Shami Pujan) before the Holkar rulers. Under Mughal rule, the family enjoyed great influence and was accorded confirmatory sanads by the Emperors Aurangzeb, Alamgir and Farukhshayar, confirming their 'Jagir' rights. Rao Nandlal Chaudhary Zamindar, upon visiting the court of Delhi, received a special place in the emperor’s court along with two jewel studded swords (now at display in the Royal British Museum under the family's name) and confirmatory sanads. Raja Savai Jai singh of Jaipur a personal friend of his gifted him with a special "Gold Langar" which guaranteed a special place to him in all the Durbars of India. The family’s respectability and influence over Malwa was instrumental in the ascent of the Peshwas and Holkars to rulership of this region. Image File history File links Example. ... The Brahmic family is a family of abugidas (writing systems) used in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Mongolia, Manchuria. ... Zamindar, also known as Zemindar, Zamindari, or the Zamindari System (Persian: زمیندار) were employed by the Mughals to collect taxes from peasants. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ...

Rao Nandlal Chaudhary, the founder of Indore, was the Chief Zamindar (landlord), and had an army of 2000 soldiers. In 1713, Nizam was appointed as the controller of the Deccan plateau area, which renewed the struggle between the Marathas and the Mughals. From time to time the Maratha invaders kept harassing the people of Malwa and thus Rao Nandlal arranged to pay 25000 rupees to them in return for guaranteeing the safety and security of his people, upon which the invaders returned back to the Deccan. (Memoirs of Malwa: Major General Sir John Malcolm: year 1912) Sir John Malcolm (1769‑1833) was a Scottish soldier, statesman, and historian, born at Burnfoot, Dumfriesshire on the 2nd of May, 1769. ...

While visiting the temple of Indreshwar near the banks of river Saraswati, Rao Nandlal found the location to be safe and strategically located, being surrounded by rivers on all sides. He started moving his people in, constructed the fort of Shree Sansthan Bada Rawala to protect them from harassment by Marathas and Mughals. The city was named Indrapur (after Lord Indreshwar), and eventually came to be known as Indore.

Baji Rao Peshwa finally received the Viceroyalty of Malwa in 1743 A.D. and was bound by a treaty forbidding him from ever infringing upon the rights of Zamindars. Malhar Rao Holkar was one of the four signatories who guaranteed the proper fulfillment of the conditions. (Major General Sir John Malcolm’s, Memoirs of Central India Vol. I pp.94-95). Upon victory the Peshwas appointed Malhar Rao Holkar as a “Subhedar”, which marked the beginning of Holkars' reign in Malwa.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] Shrimant Baji Rao Balaji Bhatt (August 18, 1699- April 25, 1740), also known as Baji Rao I, was a noted general who served as Peshwa (Prime Minister) to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati (Emperor) Shahu between 1719 until Baji Raos death. ... Shrimant Sardar Malharrao Holkar was a Maratha ruler. ...

Thus, Indore came to be ruled by the Maratha Maharajas of the Holkar dynasty. The dynasty's founder, Malhar Rao Holkar, (1694-1766), was granted control of Malwa Maratha armies in 1724, and in 1733, was installed as the Maratha governor of the region. By the end of his reign, the Holkar state was de facto independent. He was succeeded by his daughter-in-law Ahilyabai Holkar who ruled from 1767 to 1795. She ruled from a palace-fort at Maheshwar, south of Indore on the Narmada River. Ahilyabai Holkar was an architectural patron who donated money for the construction of Hindu temples across India. In 1818, the Holkars were defeated by the British in the Third Anglo-Maratha War, and the Holkar kingdom became a part of the British Raj. As a result of this defeat in the Battle of Mahidpur, the treaty of Mandsaur was signed, through which the Cantonment town of Mhow was handed over to the British. The treaty also decreed that the capital of the Holkar state would shift from Maheshwar to Indore. The Marāthās (Marathi: , also Mahrattas) form an Indo Aryan group of Hindu warriors and peasants hailing mostly from the present-day state of Maharashtra, who created a the expansive Maratha Empire, covering a major part of India, in the late 17th and 18th centuries. ... Major-General H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh- al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh, Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI , GCIE , GBE The word Mahārāja (also spelled maharajah) is Sanskrit for great king or high king (a karmadharaya from mahānt great... Jaswant Rao Holkar 1798-1811 AD Holkar of Indore Silver, Nazrana Rupee Minted at Indore in 1807 AD (1222 AH) Weight: 14. ... Shrimant Sardar Malharrao Holkar was a Maratha ruler. ... Events February 6 - The colony Quilombo dos Palmares is destroyed. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Ahilyabai Holkar Rajmata Ahilyadevi Holkar (1725 - 1795, ruled 1767-1795) was a ruler of the Malwa kingdom, India. ... 1767 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Maheshwar is a town in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh state, in central India. ... The Narmada River in central India The Narmada (Gujarati: નર્મદા Devanagri: नर्मदा or Nerbudda (Narbada) is a river in central India in Indian subcontinent. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... Year 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Third Anglo-Maratha War (1817 - 1818) was a final and decisive conflict between Britain and the Maratha empire in India, which left Britain in control of most of India. ... Anthem God Save The King The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (until 1912), New Delhi (after 1912) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy²  - 1858... The Battle of Mahidpur was fought during the Third Anglo-Maratha War between the Marathas and the British at Mahidpur, a town in the Malwa region, on December 21, 1817. ... Mandsaur or Mandsaor is a city in the Malwa region and district of Madhya Pradesh state of central India. ... A cantonment is a temporary or semi-permanent military quarters, typically in South India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ... Mhow is a small cantonment town in the Indore District of the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh state, India. ...

After India's independence in 1947, Indore, along with a number of neighboring princely states, became part of the Indian state of Madhya Bharat. Indore was designated the summer capital of this newly created state. On November 1, 1956, Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh and Bhopal chosen the capital. Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... India is a federal republic comprising twenty-eight states and seven union territories. ... Madhya Bharat is former state in west-central India. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Bhopal (disambiguation). ...

See also: Malwa

Malwa (Malvi:माळवा) is a region in western India occupying a plateau of volcanic origin in the western part of Madhya Pradesh state and the south-eastern part of Rajasthan. ...


Indore is located in the western region of Madhya Pradesh, and is close to the centre of India. Indore has an average elevation of 553 metres.

The surrounding areas are part of the black cotton soil region of India.

Temperature variation along the year
Temperature variation along the year

The Malwa region has large seasonal temperature variations. During the winter season (November - February), the night-time lows are around 10°C. At the peak of winter, the temperature can drop to as low as 2°C to 3°C. The lowest temperature ever recorded is 1.5°C. During the summer, (April - June), the days are hot (35 to 40°C) with the peak-summer-day-temperature (in May) sometimes touching 45°C. Unlike other places in central India however, the summer nights in Indore are cool and pleasant. Due to Indore's location on the southern edge of the Malwa Plateau, a cool breeze (also referred to as Shab-e-Malwa) in the evenings makes them quite pleasant. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The dusk time of Malwa region is refered to as Shab - e - malwa. ...

Indore gets moderate rainfall of 30 to 35 inches (760 to 890 mm) during July-September due to the southwest monsoon. Monsoon in the Vindhya, a mountain chain in central India A monsoon is a periodic wind, especially in the Indian Ocean and southern Asia. ...


The city is well connected via rail, road and air transport services. Indore has for a long time been a rail and road transportation hub.


Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport connects Indore directly to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Raipur, Nagpur,Pune and Bhopal in India. Major airlines operating flights to Indore include Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, JetLite, Kingfisher Airlines and Deccan Aviation. Indore still lacks direct connectivity to major cities in India like Chennai, Chandigarh and Bangalore . It is still in the News for more than a year, some airlines are making efforts for flights to Bangalore Plans are underway to upgrade the airport to an international airport by the end of 2007. [10]. The airport provides free wireless internet connectivity using Wi-Fi. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport (IATA: IDR, ICAO: VAID) is a prominent airport in the Madhya Pradesh state of India and is situated 8km south east of Indore. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... , Ahmedabad (Gujarati: , Hindi: अहमदाबाद ) is the largest city in the state of Gujarat and the seventh-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population of almost 51 lakhs (5. ... Hyderabad may refer to: Hyderabad, the independent state Hyderabad State, the pre-1956 state India Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad district (India) Begumpet Airport, also known as Hyderabad Airport Hyderabad Central, a huge shopping mall in Hyderabad Hyderabad, Uttar Pradesh, a... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... , Jaipur   (Hindi: जयपुर, Rajasthan Capital), also popularly known as the Pink City, historically sometimes rendered as Jeypore, is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. ... , Raipur   (Hindi: रायपुर) is the capital city of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. ... , Nāgpur   (Marathi: नागपुर) Third largest city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune with a population of 2. ... , Pune (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... For other uses, see Bhopal (disambiguation). ... The logo used while the company was called Indian Airlines Indian (Hindi: इंडियन) (formerly Indian Airlines Hindi: इंडियन एयरलाइन्स) is Indias state owned primarily domestic airline, under the federal Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and based in New Delhi. ... Jet Airways is an airline based in Mumbai, India, operating domestic and international services. ... Air Sahara (Hindi: एअर सहारा) is an airline based in New Delhi, India. ... Kingfisher Airlines Limited is an airline based in Bangalore, India. ... Deccan Aviation is an airline based in Bangalore, India. ...


The Indore railway network is part of the Ratlam Division of the Western Railways. The tracks leading into the city are not electrified.

Indore is one of the few places in India with both meter gauge and broad gauge railways tracks operational. Regular train services connect Indore to most parts of the country. There are direct trains to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata (Howrah), Chennai, Trivandrum, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jammu, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Nagpur, Patna and other major towns. The Indore junction is the main station in the city. Four other small stations, Rajendra Nagar, Lokmanya Nagar, Saifee Nagar and Lakshmibai Nagar provide short distance services to nearby towns and villages. , “Bombay” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... , “Madras” redirects here. ... Indian Coffee House Thiruvananthapuram or Thiruvanathapuram (formerly known as Trivandrum) is the capital (population - 889,191 (2001)) of the state of Kerala, India. ... , Ahmedabad (Gujarati: , Hindi: अहमदाबाद ) is the largest city in the state of Gujarat and the seventh-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population of almost 51 lakhs (5. ... , Pune (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Jammu   (Hindi: जम्मू, Urdu: جموں) is one of the three regions comprising the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. ... , Jaipur   (Hindi: जयपुर, Rajasthan Capital), also popularly known as the Pink City, historically sometimes rendered as Jeypore, is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. ... , Lucknow ( , Hindi: लखनऊ, Urdu: لکھنؤ, ) is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. ... For other uses, see Bhopal (disambiguation). ... , Nāgpur   (Marathi: नागपुर) Third largest city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune with a population of 2. ... For other uses, see Patna (disambiguation). ...

Indore lies on the longest functional meter gauge line in India between Jaipur and Purna.


Indore is well connected to other parts of Madhya Pradesh and India through national and state highways. The Agra-Bombay national highway (NH3) and NH86 to Ahmedabad to the West and Betul to the East pass through Indore. The city is connected to the Khandwa town by the Khandwa Toll Road, towards the south of the city. In the North-West, the city is connected to the holy city of Ujjain via the Ujjain Road. There are bus services to and from all major and minor cities near Indore. The prominent ones being Bhopal, Barwani, Khandwa, Ujjain, Dewas, Dhar, Ratlam, Khargoan, Jhabua and Agar. , Khandwa is a town in the Nimaad (commonly and unphonetically written as Nimar by the local people) region of Madhya Pradesh, an Administrative State in central India. ... , Ujjain   (Hindi:उज्जैन) (also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti, Avantikapuri) is an ancient city of central India, in the Malwa region of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. ... For other uses, see Bhopal (disambiguation). ... , बडवानी , also known as Badwani or Siddh Nagar, is a city and a municipality in Barwani District in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. ...

Subhash Marg
Subhash Marg

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ecember 2005, that the municipal corporation launched the Indore City Bus service, an extensive service with 24 routes servicing most areas in city. The service has received very favourable press, [11] and has been called the first modern bus system in India. The company runs 53 low floor buses, equipped with GPS devices, electronic sign boards and computerised vending machines. The Indore City Bus corporation made a profit of 1 crore rupees within nine months of the inception of its operation and is seen as an excellent model by several other mid size Indian cities.[12] Indore City Bus is a road transport system run by Indore City Transport Services Limited or ICTSL. This transport system runs through 277 kilometers of road network in the Indore city and surrounding areas. ...

The other means of local public transport are the mini-buses (called Nagar sevas by the locals) and the Tempos, which are often overcrowded and uncomfortable. Auto-rickshaws are a staple as in all other Indian cities, to get around when other transportation is not available. The tempos and auto-rickshaws are notorious for pollution, but the local government has plans to replace the tempos with vans that run on Liquified Petroleum Gas [2]. 45 kg LPG cylinders Spherical Gas Container typically found in Refineries. ...

 The Indore municipal corporation also launched in 2005, the Indore city van, a seven-seater Maruti Omni. 

The Maruti Omni is sub-compact mini van, hatchback, manufactured by Maruti Udyog Limited. ...


Indore is the most populous city in Madhya Pradesh with population of about 1,597,441 according to the 2001 census. [3] Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Indore has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 65%. In Indore, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The city is undergoing a fast rise in population owing to its growing stature as a commercial city. The average annual growth rate of population is around 3% as per the statistics of census 2001. Hindi, Marathi, English, Rajasthani, Malwi, Punjabi, Sindhi are some of the many languages spoken in Indore.

Trade and commerce

Indore is one of the fastest growing Tier II cities in India. It already is the commercial capital of central India. Its a favoured test market for industries owing to the diversity of its population. Plans are underway for a Software Park . Several shopping malls have been constructed since 2004 and have contributed to changing the staid feel of the city.

Corporate presence

Indore is biggest contributor of revenues to the Madhya Pradesh government. The boom in the Indian Software Services Industry has further helped in creating new jobs and improving the prosperity of the city. Companies like CSC (NYSE CSC), Impetus Infotech India pvt ltd, InfoBeans,Armour Software, Suvi, Web Dunia and hundreds of smaller and mid-size companies have come up in the field of software. A Special Economic Zone is planned, to boost software exports. Some big Indian companies, like TCS, are expected to start there operations once the SEZ is in place. Indore has been a hub for the automobile, steel and alloy Industry. The nearby industrial hub Pithampur houses many leading industries such as Hindustan Motors(presently known as Avtec Ltd ), Eicher Motors, Bajaj, Metalman Group, Nicholas Piramal, Bridgestone, Larsen & Toubro,Crompton Greaves, Novino, Penjan and Gajra Gears, Kirloskar Brothers Limited. // InfoBeans Systems (I) Pvt. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pithampur is an industrial estate eight kilometres from Mhow, which falls in the adjoining Dhar district. ... Hindustan Motors is the automobile manufacturer of India. ... Eicher Group is a conglomerate of the firms Eicher Goodearth Ltd. ... Bridgestone Corporation ) (TYO: 5108 ) is a Japanese rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi ) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. ... Larsen & Toubro Limited is Indias largest engineering and construction conglomerate, with diverse interests such as construction, hydraulic equipment, electrical and electronic power services, fertilizer projects, medical electronics and information technology. ...

The electronics complex ie city also houses offices of some of the top IT companies in the country. The development of a mini auto cluster in Pithampur is being promoted by the Government of India. The government has declared a budget of Rs. 5000 crores for building the Asia's largest testing track for ground breaking research and development.

Indore has also been a hub for agribusiness with several major companies involved in Soybean processing having factories around the city. Raw Cotton export from Indore has recently started where facilities of Inland Container Deport at Pithampur is available. Cotton varieties like MECH-1 and H-4 are regularly exported by exporters like Arham Syntex P. Ltd., Manjeet Cotton, etc. Binomial name (L.) Merr. ...

Traditional businesses

Indore is also a center for garment industry. Long back, Textile mills (Hukumchand Mill, Swadeshi Mill, et al) were for a long time the pride of the city. Although, these mills have been shut down - a few have even been dismantled - Indore still has a regional stronghold in wholesale garment business. Textile Exporters like Arham Syntex P. Ltd., Spentex, etc. have come up in recent which are exporting Yarns and Cotton and have global presence. Indore was always a major center for retailing industry. Indore also boasts of being the best shopping destination in central India. The construction of several new shopping malls like the Treasure Island, Mangal City, Orbit, M2K Mega Mall and Cine Mall, Indore Central have helped it manage this reputation. There are traditional markets near Jawahar marg, Rajwada, Siyaganj and Ranipura, where there are wholesellers of almost all sorts of goods. Drawing of a self-service store. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ...

Software Technology Park Indore

The M.P. State Electronics Development Corporation has set up Software Technology Parks in major cities of the state to encourage commercial development in the area. The Optel Software Technology Park at Indore is part of this project. The Park has been able to take advantage of its being located in the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh. Key advantages include its central location, and a socio-industrial infrastructure that is comparable to that available in other metros, but at a lower cost.


Indore is a major educational center of Madhya Pradesh and has many well-known institutions. Indore University,now Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyala DAVV is ranked amongst the top universities in Central India. The city boasts one of India's best business schools - the Indian Institute of Management. There are also a number of good engineering colleges, like Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, SVITS, MITM, Institute of Engineering and Technology which are imparting quality education to the students in the field of technology and engineering . The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College is well known, both nationally and abroad. Institute of Management Studies (IMS) and International Institute Of Professional Studies (IIPS) (DAVV,Takshshila Campus, Khandwa road) are another gems in the necklace of esteemed colleges of Indore. These institutes offers courses that are provided only by very selected colleges in the country ie Courses like integrated MCA(6yrs), MTech (5 1/2 yrs).IMS and IIPS boasts of an extensive network of alumni in various arenas and industries. In addition, the Holkar Science College has been regarded as one of the most prestigious colleges of science in the country for much of the last century. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalya (also called Devi Ahilya University and formerly Indore University) is a major university in Indore. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

The city does not fall behind in primary and secondary education. Perhaps the best known school is the the daly college, it is rated amongst the top schools of the country. Other good schools include Delhi Public School, Choithram School,The Emerald Heights International school (affiliated to Cambridge University (UK) ),Vidyasagar School (principled by noted educationist and president awardee Mr. S.k. Joshi ), Columbia Convent H.S. School, Indore Public School, St. Raphael's Girls School, St. Paul's Higher Secondary School, Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Indore, South Indian Cultural Association School (SICA school), Guru Harkrishan Public School, and Indore Keraleeya Samajam Public School, New Digamber Public SchoolNdps To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... St. ... Sri Sathya Sai Vidhya Vihar is one of the oldest schools in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. ...

Raja Ramanna Centre for Advance Technology, formerly Center of Advance Technology, is one of India's foremost scientific research institutions. It is primarily devoted to atomic research.

Indore has developed as a big hub for preparing students for higher education. There are a number of coaching centers that prepare students for entering into various Indian and international educational institutions.


Local media in Indore is very strong and flourishing. Indore has been seat of journalism in the state for a long time. There are a number of newspapers, magazines and local TV stations. Naidunia is one of the oldest and established newspaper publication, with a history of 59 years. The other popular newspapers published from Indore are Dainik Bhaskar, Raj Express, NewsToday, Nav Bharat, Indore Samachar, Swadesh, Chautha Sansar, Chronicle and Free Press Journal. Some of the newspapers published in evening are Agni Baan, Prabhat Kiran and Dainik Dopahar. There are about 19 Hindi dailies, one English daily, 25 weeklies and monthlies, 3 quarterlies and one annual paper published from the city. [13]

Devi Ahilya University (Indore University) offers a graduation course in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Indore Press club is an affiliate of the National Press Club.


Indore has two cricket stadia, Nehru Stadium and Usha Raje Stadium. There are also some sports club for lawn tennis & table tennis. Indore has organized various international cricket matches.

Indore is also a traditional powerhouse for the game of basketball which has been growing in popularity over the last 3 to 4 decades. Indore is also the home of India's first National Basketball Academy and a world class indoor basketball stadium. Indore has successfully organised various National Basketball Championships.

The list of noted cricketers include Narender Hirwani, Amay Khurasia and Sanjay Jagdale. Other well-known sportspersons are Dr.

 Sharma (Basketball) and Manas Mishra (football/soccer). 

Dhyanchand Shnakar Laxman & Saleem Sherwani Hocey Player also From Indore (Mhow tehsil) Another upcoming sport is football (soccer). Pioneered by floodlit 5-a-side tournaments in Yeshwant Club, it is gaining popularity all over the city. Yeshwant Club is Indore's number one club house & one of the premier clubs of India. It also has Mini Golf Course, Lawn Tennis Courts, Racquet Ball courts, Badminton, Swimming, Gymnasium, Billiards Room, Library, Jogging tracks and other sports. Members of the club get together on various occasions. It also has a restaurant & a bar. Yeshwant Club is situated at Yeshwant Colony i.e., M.G. Road & Race Course Road. Indore Tennis Club is on the backside of Yeshwant Club.


Indore is prominent for its health care facilities with leading hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. The prominent hospitals of Indore include Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, T.Choithram Hospital, CHL Apollo, Bombay Hospital and Dr Jafrey's Indore Chest Centre. Dr Jafrey's Indore Chest Centre is nationally acclaimed medical center in Chest diseases;viz: Asthma, COPD, ILD, Respiratory Allergies, Urticaria and Tuberculosis. There are three hospitals performing Cadiothoracic and Bypass surgeries. Total Knee & Hip replacement is a common thing and available at >eight hospitals.


Over the years the city of Indore has welcomed people from all castes, creed and color. People from all corners of the country have migrated & settled in the heart of Madhya Pradesh for their livelihood, education or just for its peaceful culture. Indore today can boast of being a true cosmopolitan city with multi ethnic and multilingual people living in perfect harmony.

The people are highly social and progressive which is why all cultures from south, north, east & west have mingled in the life of Indorians reflecting the true spirit of unity in diversity. This is the official European Motto. ...

The mixed culture can be invariably seen in the typical food habits ranging from South Indian 'Idli-Dosa' , 'Vada-Sambhar' to 'Dal-Bafla' typical Malwa Food.


Indore is famous for its culinary range. People of Indore (and for that reason, the entire Malwa) are well known gastronomes. Sweets and Namkeen (tasty salted snacks - a typical Indian preparation) of Indore are famous all over India. Sarafa and Chappan Dukan (56 shops) are the two well known gourmand hangouts of the city. A special dish of the Malwa region, including Indore, is the Daal Bafla. Baati is a hard, unleavened bread cooked in desert areas of Rajasthan, Malwa and Gujarat in North India. ...

Indore is known for its wide variety of "Namkeens", Gujarati and Indochinese food restaurants, and Bengali sweets. Indian Chinese cuisine is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes. ...

A research on Indorians has attributed the large number of heart disease and hypertension patients to their diet. The staple food (snacks) of the city is Poha-Jalebi. People are also fond of Sabudane-ki-Khichdi. The life in Indore starts early with cups of 'Chai' (tea) with Poha & Jalebi followed by lunch which invariably includes popular 'besan' (gram flour) preparations. Later in the day one can easily find snacks like 'Khaman', 'Kachori' - 'aloo kachori', 'dal kachori','Dahi Chat', 'Tokri Caht' etc. , 'samosa' , 'petis' , 'Baked Samosa' , 'Bhel puri' ,' Pani Puri', 'mathri' etc. Numerous shops of sweets have enjoyed nice business in Indore. Late nights another market comes alive at 11:00 PM in Sarafa (in the heart of city) where one finds lots of delicacies to enjoy after a nice dinner like - 'Gajak','Bhutte ka kis', 'Gulab Jamun', 'garadu', 'Rabri', 'aalo tikiya', 'Halwa : - Gajar, Moong', icecreams, milkshakes etc. and finally tasty 'paan' to end your day. Poha (Physalis peruviana L.; Solanaceae) Other names: Cape Gooseberry, Goldenberry, Golden Husk, Groundcherry, Peruvian Cherry, Peruvian groundcherry, Strawberry Tomato, Winter Cherry Botanical synonyms: Physalis edulis Sims Categories: Plant stubs | Solanaceae ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Poha (Physalis peruviana L.; Solanaceae) Other names: Cape Gooseberry, Goldenberry, Golden Husk, Groundcherry, Peruvian Cherry, Peruvian groundcherry, Strawberry Tomato, Winter Cherry Botanical synonyms: Physalis edulis Sims Categories: Plant stubs | Solanaceae ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Nonvegitarian: Muglai dishes are also very much famous. Gastronomous Chicken Lollipops, Chicken-Tikka, 'Murg-Malai', 'Biryani', 'Nalli Gosht', 'Paye' and often nahari gosht is very famous. Bafle- Gosht is a delicacy of Indore and Malwa Region.

Sweets: Moong ka Halwa, Gajar ka Halwa, Rabri Gulab Jamun, Ras Malai, Ras Gulla, Mithe Tukade; Bengali Sweets and the thick Shikanji.

Savouries: Sev with all its varieties, Mixtures , 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.

Drinks: 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.

Main festivals

All national festivals, Diwali, Holi, Eid-ul-Fitr, Rakhi and other local ones like Nag-Panchmi, Ahilya Utsav, Ganesh Utsav, Garba (Navratri Utsav), Dussehara, Durga Puja are celebrated with equal enthusiasm. Last decade has seen a rise in celebration of events like Valentine's Day, Rose Day and New Year's Eve. This article is about the festival. ... For the Indian film of the same name, see Holi (film). ... The Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر) marks the end of Ramadan. ... A sample of rakhis, tied by sisters on the wrists of brothers in celebration of Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan (the bond of protection in Hindi) or Rakhi (राखी in DevanāgarÄ«) is a Hindu festival and also Sikh festival, which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. ...

Indore also celebrates Rang Panchami quite differently. This festival is celebrated five days after Dulendi or Holi. This is also celebrated like Dulendi, but colors are mixed with water and then either sprinkled or poured on others. The local municipal corporation arranges a special event in which they sprikle color mixed water in the main streets of old Indore. In former times they used Fire Brigade vehicles for his, perhaps now they might have bought some other vehicles for the same purpose. For the Indian film of the same name, see Holi (film). ...

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in a unique way in Indore city. In earlier times, when textile mills flourished in Indore, the workers of these mills contributed money and labour to arrange a carnival of floats (known as "Jhanki" in local Hindi language). Lord Ganesh Shiva Ganesh Chaturthi (IAST: , sanskrit: गणेश चतुर्थी) (Ganesh Festival) is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. ...

Makar Sankranit - is a 'Kite Festival' where people fly kites and competitions are held to cut each other's kites in sky on 14th January each year.

Government and politics

Indore is traditional BJP (Bharatiya Janta Party) stronghold.

Mayor Uma Shashi Sharma Sumitra Mahajan (born 12 April 1943) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. ...

Total Constituencies for Assembly elections = 8

Prominent political leaders from Indore: Kailash Vijayvargiya,

Collector: Vivek Agarwal

SP: Anshuman Yadav

Places of interest

  • Shree Sansthan Bada Rawala - Historical home of the founder of Indore, Rao Nandlal Chaudhary. It contains the famous personal library of philanthropist Niranjan Zamindar and has over 28,000 books and other artifacts of historical importance.
  • Rajwada - A seven storied palace built during the Holkar era.
  • Lal Bagh Palace - A beautiful palace spread across 200 acres of land . It is now a museum and one can see the artefacts of the Holkar era.
  • Kaanch Mandir - Digambar jain temple with exquisite glass work
  • Krishnapura Chhatri - By the banks of the much polluted Khan river, it is at a walking distance from Rajwada.
  • Devlalikar Kala Vithika - A well-known art gallery named after famous painter Vishnu Devlalikar
  • Indore Museum - A must-see for lovers of sculpture.
  • Indore Zoo - Has an impressive collection of animals and birds. But animal lovers may be shocked by the neglect.
  • Gommatgiri - A pilgrimage spot for Jains (West Indore).
  • Hrimkargiri - A pilgrimage spot for Jains (West Indore).
  • Bijasan Hill - Famous mata temple on the hill (West Indore).
  • Khajrana Ganesh temple - Temple of Lord Ganesha.
  • Ralamandal - A nature park in Indore, it used to be the hunting preserve of the Holkar Maharaja.
  • ISKCON Temple - Temple of Lord Krishna built by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
  • Mhow Cantonment - An old Cantonment town near Indore, founded in 1818. Has a very charming market and an old world charm. Foreigners cannot enter without permission.
  • Patal Pani - A beautiful waterfall near Mhow. Patal Pani has a small railway station - the first after Mhow as one travels on the metre gauge track towards Khandwa.
  • The temple of Janapao - On the Agra Mumbai road. 16 km from Mhow. The temple is on top of a hill in the village of Kuti. According to legend, it is the place where Jamadagni, the father of Parshurama, had his ashram. It is famous for a mela (fair) held on Kartik Purnima - the first full moon after Diwali,
  • Sitlamata Falls - In the village of Manpur which is part of Mhow Tehsil and is 25 km from Mhow. There is a temple in a cave here. It was in this cave that the English resident in Indore was kept safely by the Bhil tribals during the 1857 uprising by Indian troops.
  • Kajligarh - Nearly 20 km towards Khandwa on Khandwa road, its a very small old ruined fort situated near to a beautiful valley & small waterfall. Its worth watching during & after the rainy season. An Ideal one day outing spot which is yet unknown to even most of the Indorites
  • Thincha Falls - Located close to kajligarh, its a beautiful waterfall near Simrol. Breathtaking beauty is what describes it the best. A must see during and after monsoons.


  • The gates of Lalbagh Palace, Indore, are a replica of the gates of Buckingham Palace, London. They were cast in England and then shipped to Indore.
  • Indore has a huge Cricket Bat called "Vijay Balla" made out of concrete with names of the players of the Indian team who won the 1971 series against Gary Sobers' West Indies team.
  • 40 feet high idol at Bada Ganapati is the largest idol of Lord Ganesh in the world.
  • CAT, The Center for Advanced Technology is India's main Research center on Laser Technology.
  • The famous Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM was started first in Indore then spread to ten other cities of India including 4 metros.
  • Until early 1990s, Bollywood movies were released on the Thursdays in Indore, which elsewhere used to be released on the Fridays. This provided the first reviews about the movie before it was released in rest of India.
  • First private telephone service in India was launched in Indore by Airtel.
  • Because of similarity between the lifestyles, fashion and taste Indore is nick named as Mini Bombay.

Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... Popular image of Ganesh In Hinduism, Ganesha (Gaṇeśa, lord of the hosts, also spelled Ganesa and sometimes referred to as Ganesh in Hindi, Bengali and other Indian vernaculars) is the god of wisdom, intelligence, education and prudence. ... Radio Mirchi Logo Radio Mirchi is a nationwide network of private FM radio stations in India. ...

See also

The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Indore or the surrounding towns. ...


  1. ^ "City Development",A report to the Durbar of Indore by Patrick Geddes. Part 1.Indore:Historic Development,1918.
  2. ^ "History of the Indian States" by Sukh Sampatti Rai Bhandari. Rajya Mandal Book Publishing House. May 1927.
  3. ^ "Malwa in Transition A Century of Anarchy", The First Phase 1698-1765 by Raghubir Singh of Sitamau. Year 1936.
  4. ^ "The Indore State Gazetteer". Volume 1-printed Under the authority of the Government of His Highness the Maharaja Holkar. Superintendent Holkar Government Press, Indore 1931.
  5. ^ "Memoirs of Malwa", by Major General Sir John Malcolm. 1912.
  6. ^ "Memoirs of Central India", Volume I. by Major General Sir John Malcolm. Year 1823.
  7. ^ "Indore Holkar State Gazetteer". No.23, 1875.
  8. ^ "Malwa Sahitya". 5th Year Issue No.1. Year 1855.Indore.
  9. ^ "The Mandlik Papers and the Family". by Sardar M.V.Kibe. 1946.
  10. ^ http://www.centralchronicle.com/20070808/0808102.htm
  11. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/sunday/story/12869.html
  12. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/sunday/story/12869.html
  13. ^ Indian Journal of Science Communication (Volume 2/ Number 1/ January – June 2003) http://www.iscos.org/vol3/rp1.htm

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