Area and population of Indore
According to the census conducted in 2011, the population of the city of Indore is 1,960,631. The density of population is 25,170 /sq mile or 9,718 /km2. The city covers a total area of 1,505 sq miles or 3,898 sq km.
Geographical features of Indore
The city is located at an altitude of 1,814 feet or 553 meters above sea surface. The coordinates of the city are 22°25' North and 75°32' East. Major rivers nearby include the Khan and Saraswati Rivers and they are branches of the Shipra River. The city forms a part of the Western Madhya Pradesh. Summer, monsoon and winter are the three seasons in the city.
Demographic features of Indore
About 52% of the people living in the city are males and 48% females. The mean literacy rate of the city (2011 census) is 87.38%, which is far ahead of the countrywide mean of 74%. The principal language used by the people is Hindi. Literacy among females was 82.55% and literacy among males was 91.84%.
Tourist attractions in Indore
The top-rated tourist attractions in Indore are given below:
Khajrana (the temple constructed by Ahilyabai Holkar), Kanch Mandir (a famous Jain temple which is also known as the Glass Temple), Bada Ganpati temple, Atal Bihari Vajpeyee Regional Park (also known as Indore Regional Park or Pipliyapala Park), Lal Baag Palace, Central Museum (Indore Museum), Rajwada (the famous mansion), Bapna Statue, Venkatesh Temple, and Nakhrali and Chokhi Dhani.
Other than the above mentioned tourist attractions, you can visit the following tourist draws that are closely located to the city of Indore:
Ujjain, Patal Pani, Mandu, and CAT (Center for Advance Technology).
In addition, an Indore city map will also help you locate landmarks like Devi Ahilyabai Holkar National Airport and Indore Railway Station (Indore Junction BG). There are three national highways and two state highways in Indore and they can also be located through this map:
- NH 59 (National Highway No. 59 - Indore to Ahmedabad)
- National Highway No. 3 (NH3 - Agra to Bombay)
- National Highway No. 59A (Indore - Betul - Nagpur joining NH 69 )
- State Highway No. 34 (From Indore to Jhansi)
- State Highway No. 27 (From Indore to Burhanpur)
Education in Indore
The city is a popular academic hub in central India. Given below are the names of the most famous educational institutes in Indore:
Engineering and Technology Colleges
Astral Institute of Technology & Research, Acropolis Institute of Technology & Research, Chamelidevi Institute of Technology & Management, Central India Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore Institute of Science and Technology, Institute of Engineering and Technology, DAVV, Institute of Engineering & Science IPS Academy, KC Bansal Technical Institute, Jagat Guru College of Technology, Lord Krishna College of Technology, Laxmi Narayan College of Technology, Medi-Caps Institute of Technology & Management, Malwa Institute of Technology, Oriental Institute of Science & Technology (OIST) Indore, Manrals Institute of Technology and Science, Rishiraj Institute of Technology, Patel College of Science & Technology, Sanghavi Institute of Management and Science, Royal College of Technology, Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology and Science, Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, Swami Vivekanand College of Engineering (SVCE), Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology, and Truba College of Engineering and Technology.
Management Institutes in Indore
International Institute of Professional Studies, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Management & Science, Devi Ahilya Vishvavidyalaya, Govindram Seksaria Institute of Management and Research, Devi Ahilya Vishvavidyalaya, Institute of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Management Indore, Gujrati Devi Institute Of Professional Studies, International Institute of Foreign Trade and Research, IPS Academy-The School of Management, Indore Institute of Technology & Management, Medicaps Institute of Technology & Management, Islamia Karimia College, Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Pioneer Institute of Professional Studies, Tathastu Vocational Trainings, PROTON Business School, and Imperial Academy.
Hotels in Indore
The top hotels in Indore are as follows:
Hotel Fortune Landmark, Lemon Tree Hotel, Hotel Radisson Blu, Hotel Infiniti, Hotel President, Sayaji Hotel, Hotel Planet, Hotel Shreemaya, Hotel Amaltas International, Hotel Amar Vilas, Hotel Fun Plaza, Hotel Princes' Palace, and Hotel Crown Palace.
|Ward||69 (MC), 6 (OG)|
|Lat Long||22.718417, 75.855590|
|Area||204.6 sq miles (530 km2)|
|Population as per 2011||1,960,631|
|Official Languages||Hindi, Marathi Punjabi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Transport||Air, Road, Rail. Local Transport, Taxis|
|Food and Cuisine||Namkeens, Poha & Jalebi, Chaats (snacks), Kachoris and Samosas, Khaman, Kachori – Aaloo Kachori, Dal Kachori, Petis, Baked Samosa, Bhel Puri, Pani Puri, Mathri, Sabudana Khichdi, Gajak, Bhutta kis, Gulab Jamoon, Garadu, Rabri, Aalo tikiya, Halua – Gajar, Moong Dal', icecreams, Shakes, Mixture, Dhania-Chivda, Dal Moth, Papdi, Gathiya, Khaman, Kachori-Samosa, Petis, Garadu, Lassi, Cold Milk, Hot Boiled Milk with Malai & Dry Fruits+Keshar, Maratha, Mughlai, Bengali, Muslim, Mughlai, Rajasthani Cuisine etc.|
|Religion||Hindu, Muslim, Jain|
|Festival||Holi, Gangaur, Teej, Rangpanchmi, Baisakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Krishna Janmashtami, Mahavir jayanti, Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Ganesh Utsav, Deepavali, Ramzan, Gudi Padwa, Bhaidooj, Eid, Christmas, Nagpanchmi, Ahilya Utsav etc.|
|Monuments||Rajwada Palace, Chattri Baug, Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Lal Bagh Palace, Kajligarh etc.|
|Places of interest||Indreshwar Temple, Khajrana Ganesh Temple, Shri Ridhhi Sidhhi Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Gurudwara, Annapurna Temple, Bada Ganpati, Hrinkar Giri, Gommat Giri, Kanch Mandir, Chhatris, Lalbagh Palace, Indore Museum, Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Nehru Park etc.|
|Markets||MT Cloth Market, Sitlamata Bazar, Kothari Market, Topkhana, Heritage Market, M.T.H. Compound, R.N.T. Marg, Bada and Chota Sarafa Market, Moolchand Market, Siyaganj, Jail Road, Marothia Bazar, Khajuri Bazar, Mrignayni Showroom etc.|
|Hospital||Bombay Hospital, CHL Hospitals, Choithram Hospital & Research Centre, Gokuldas Hospital, Vishesh Hospital, Sahaj Hospital, Arihant Hospital & Research Center, Beams Hospitals, Mohak Hitech Speciality Hospital, Rajshree Hospitals, Dr. Hardia Eye Hospital, Greater Kailash Hospital, Synergy Hospital, Suyash Hospital, Bafna Hospital, Life Care Hospital, Varma Union Hospital, Sri Auriboindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Medicare Hospital & Research Centre etc.|
|Hotel||Radisson Hotel, Lemon Tree Hotel, Hotel Shreemaya, Sarovar Portico, Fortune Landmark Indore, Amar Vilas Hotel, Surya Hotel, Hotel President , Hotel Apna Avenue, Hotel Crown Palace, Hotel Apna Palace, Sayaji Hotels, Hotel Infiniti, Hotel Omni Palace, Country Inn By Carlson, Lords Inn , Hotel Kanchan Tilak, Hotel Ambassador etc.|
|Industries||Automobile Industries - Kinetic Honda, Onida Saka, Pratap Steel, Prestige Group, Bajaj Tempo, Bridge Stone, Chirag Ingots, Eicher Motors, Dhar Textiles, Larsen and Toubro, Indo German Tools , Hindustan Motors, Crompton Greaves, Pratibha Syntex, Kores India, Kriti Industries India Limited, Singh Polymer Industries, Vishal Industries Rupam Industries etc.|
|University||The Daly College, Holkar Science College, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, 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, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC), Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) etc.|
|Notable people||Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Salim Khan, Rahul Dravid, Rahat Indori - Famous Urdu Poet and Film lyricist, Lata Mangeshkar, Johnny Walker, Palak Muchhal - Singer, Aakanksha Jachak - Playback Singer etc.|
Last Updated on : July 7, 2014