Cities to Visit in Madhya Pradesh

Travel to Indore



Indore Tourism



Indore travel is a must visit part of the Madhya Pradesh tour. Presenting a charming blend of historicity and modernness, the city of Indore is one of the most popular tourism destinations of the state. Much of the glorious history of Indore owes to Malhar Rao Holkar - the founder of the Holkar dynasty. The city rose to great heights under the Holkar Kings.

Indore is located in the western parts of Madhya Pradesh. The city is well linked by all means of transportations. The Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport at Indore has regular flights operating to and from major Indian cities and foreign countries. Indore is also extremely well connected with the rest of the country by rail and road networks. The rail services to Indore from Mumbai, Delhi,Kolkata make it quite cheap to reach Indore. The daily bus services from Mumbai, Gwalior, Jaipur through the National Highway3 are also availed by many tourists to travel Indore.

Indore is better known as the industrial and financial capital of Madhya Pradesh.However a travel to Indore will reveal the fact that the city of Indore abounds in tourist attractions - palaces, monuments and temples which speaks of the historic past of the city.

How to Reach Indore

By Air

The tourists may travel to the city of Indore by air. The airport of the city is situated a few kilometers away from the center of the city. The air routes connect the city of Indore to the cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Bhopal.

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport Indore is the airport situated in the city. Jet airways and Indian Airlines are the two airlines cater to the needs of air traffic in the city of Indore. The Indian Airlines flies regular flights to the city of Mumbai, Delhi, Bhopal, Gwalior and Chennai. Regular flights depart for the cities of Mumbai and Bhopal. The Jet Airways flies flights only to the city of Delhi and Mumbai. Sahara Airlines also provides cheap flights to the cities of Bangalore, Mumbai and Bhopal. Cheap flights are provided by private airlines like Spicejet, Indigo and Paramount Airways. The international airways like Silk Air, Indian Airlines and Air Arabia fly international flights regularly from the city of Indore.

The presence of an airport in the city has facilitated the people who travel regularly to the city of Indore. People prefer to travel to the city of Indore by air as the journey is more comfortable and less time consuming.

By Train

It is most convenient to travel to the city of Indore by train. Several trains run along the broad gauge and the meter gauge tracks connecting the city of Indore to the rest of the country. Traveling by train to the city of Indore is less time consuming and easily affordable.

Some of the trains that arrive and depart from the city of Indore are listed below:
  • Kshipra Express
  • Avantika Express
  • Ahilya Express
  • Dehradun Express
  • Nizamuddin Express
  • Intercity Express
  • Narmada Express
  • Jaipur Express
  • Malwa Express
The Malwa Express plies regularly between Indore and Delhi through the cities of Ujjain, Bhopal, Jhansi, Gwalior and Agra. The Intercity Express connects the city of Indore to Bhopal. The train travels a distance of 5 and half hours between the two cities. The Avantika Express travels to the city of Mumbai regularly from Indore. Jaipur Express traverses the route in the meter gauge.

Reaching Indore is more convenient due to the presence of the railways. The western railways cater to the railway requirement of the city.

By Road

The tourists may travel to the city of Indore by road. The city is well connected by a network of roads to some of the major cities of the country. Buses ply regularly on the routes to Indore from the neighboring cities.

Regular bus service is available from the city of Ujjain that lies at a distance of 55 kilometers from Indore. The buses traverse 1 and a half hours to reach Indore from Ujjain. Buses also ply from the city of Bhopal to Indore. The capital city of the state of Madhya Pradesh lies at a distance of 186 kilometers from Indore. Buses travel for five hours to reach the city. Inter state and intra state buses connect Indore to Mumbai, Maheshwar, Aurangabad, Sanchi, Ahmedabad, Gwalior, Mandu, Omkareshwar and Vidisha.

Reaching Indore has become convenient owing t the presence of the roadways that travel from the various cities of central India to Indore.

Distance to Indore
  • From nasik - 3045 KM
  • From bhubaneswar - 1967 KM
  • From nagpur - 2367 KM
  • From kolkata - 1565 KM
  • From jamshedpur - 1687 KM
  • From hyderabad - 2854 KM
Indore Distance Chart

Shopping in Indore

Indore is an interesting shopping destination in Madhya Pradesh. While shopping in Indore, be on the look out for the typical bangles and jewelry, wood-carved products and the beautiful Chanderi and Maheshwari silks.

Indore has a number of interesting markets where you can roam around and shop for things .The oldest market in Indore is the Maharaja Tukuganj Cloth Market, popularly known as MT market which can transform you into a princess with its dazzling array of of brocades and zari work in brilliant designs. The traditional Maheshwari and Chanderi sarees with their distinctive borders will make good gifts to take home from Indore.

For handicrafts, you should go to Jail Road and Top Khana where you can choose from items ranging from tribal mementos and paper mache articles to terracotta and woodcarved objects. Rajwara is the place to shop for traditional fabrics while in Bara Sarafa and Chotta Sarafa you will find an impressive collection of jewelery. For the different handcrafted curios and souvenirs of Madhya Pradesh, you can check out the Government State Emporium on M G Road.

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Last Updated on : 13/09/2013