How to plan a memorable trip to Indore?

The cleanest city in India, Indore is located in Madhya Pradesh and is known as a mini-Mumbai for its architecture and commercialization. Not only this Indore is also famous for its fabulous street-style food. The most popular food items of Indore are Garadu, Batla Kachori, Poha, Bhutte ki kees, Khopra Pattice and Chappan.

Can you Indore by flight or train?

Being one of the big cities in Madhya Pradesh there is the availability of transportation therefore reaching Indore is not a difficult task as there are many direct flights as well as it is connected to the major cities of India by train. Not only this, government buses are scheduled after an hour or so from the nearby places of Indore. The approximate rate and time to reach Indore are mentioned below:

Delhi to Indore by train- 1300 rupees (3rd class AC, time taken- 12 hours approx.)
Delhi to Indore by train- 500 rupees (sleeper, time taken- 12 hours approx.)
Mumbai to Indore by train- 1250 rupees (3rd class AC, time taken-14 hours)
Mumbai to Indore by train- 500 rupees (sleeper, time taken- 14 hours)
Delhi to Indore by flight- 5000 rupees (Economy class, time taken- 1.5 hours approx.)
Mumbai to Indore by flight- 4200 rupees (Economy class, time taken- 1.5 hours approx.)

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The trip to the cleanest city in India, Indore starts with the Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya which is the famous Indore zoo. The Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya zoo is spread over a large area of 52 acres and the entry ticket to the zoo costs 20 rupees per person for an adult. Indore’s zoo is home to many animals like lions, tigers, jaguars, white peacocks, ostrich, marmosets, elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, and different species of birds and snakes. It takes about an hour to visit the whole zoo without feeling tired. From the zoo located at a distance of 1.7 kilometers away is the White Church which takes around 5 to 10 minutes to reach by vehicle. Besides being one of the oldest churches in India, White Church is a popular spot to visit where the entry fee is free of cost. From the church heading towards the Mohadi Waterfalls located 30 kilometers away on the outskirts of Indore takes about an hour to reach by vehicle. The national highway to Mohali waterfalls has an extravagant view with greenery on both sides of the road. If you are looking for the route to the destination on Google maps don’t rely on it as the route mentioned is wrong and it will lead you to any other unknown destination. 

To reach the hidden Mohadi Waterfalls you need to park your vehicle at a certain distance away from the destination and then walk on the unmetalled road of the village to reach the waterfalls. It is recommended that an old age person or children should not visit this place as the route which goes through the village is quite risky. The beauty of the waterfalls is breathtaking and no one can imagine that such a beautiful view could be possible near a developed city like Indore. From the Mohadi Waterfalls, 4 kilometers ahead is Tincha Falls which is also a must-visit place with an incredible view to capture.

On the highway back to the main city of Indore the Swami Narayan temple is situated on the route. This temple has a calm and composed atmosphere where entry is free of cost with the least crowd present here. At a distance of about 12 kilometers from Indore is the Pitreshwar Hanuman Temple located on Pitra Parvat it is among the most popular Lord Hanuman idols in India. This place even witnesses a laser show every day in the evening explaining Hanuman Chalisa and Ramayana in 20 minutes.  Book Through MMT

Since Indore is famous for its food, don’t forget to visit Chappan Dukan Street which is the best place to chill for the residents of Indore because of the delicious and cheap snacks and sweets available here. There are a total of 56 shops present here with numbers and the aroma of the food is mouth-watering. This place is located at a distance of 2 kilometers away from the Indore junction which takes about 10 minutes to reach and 5.5 kilometers away from the Gangwal bus stand taking approximately 20 minutes to reach.

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Start your day by having the famous Indori poha as your breakfast. The first destination of day 2 starts with Krishnabai Holkar Chhatri. The entry to the historical site with carvings on the walls and pillars is free of cost. Since this place is located near the main market of Rajwada it bears a heavy crowd with numerous shootings in its garden. About 4 minutes walking distance from this historical monument is the seven-storied Rajwada Palace where the entry fee is 10 rupees per person for adults. This palace is famous for its royal architecture. About a kilometer ahead of the Rajwada Palace is the famous Jain temple popularly known as Kanch Mandir which takes about 5 to 10 minutes to reach by vehicle. This Kanch Mandir was recently opened for tourists after 2 years and was shut down due to covid. The temple is built like a palace from the outside but the pillars and ceilings are made up of glass.

From the Kanch Mandir about 2 km away the next destination is the Lal Bagh palace which takes about 10 minutes to reach. The entry fee to the palace is 10 rupees per person and there are various interesting things to see in the palace like the meeting rooms, bedrooms, and salons which were used by the people of that era. About 3 kilometers ahead is the famous Annapurna Mandir which takes around 10 minutes to reach. This temple witnesses a heavy crowd and the entry fee is free of cost. The timings of the temple are 5:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. so try to reach the temple only when it is open for darshan. Apart from this, there is Khajrana Ganesh Mandir which is 14 kilometers away from the Annapurna Mandir and the time taken to reach here is around 30 minutes approximately. It is a beautiful spot to visit where the entry fee is free of cost.

The Regional Park of Indore at a distance of 5.5 kilometers away from the Annapurna Mandir takes around 15 minutes to reach and at a distance of about 12 kilometers from the Khajrana Ganesh Mandir takes about 30 minutes to reach. This place is popular because of its modern architecture. The entry fee to the park is 25 rupees per person. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to visit this place and it is a nice picnic spot where you can spend time with your family and friends by boating, enjoying the view, having fun in the amusement park, and roaming around in the bhool bhulaiya. The park even accommodates a lake. There are many eatery outlets present inside the park where you can grab snacks. The best time to visit the park is at dawn and dusk.

For day 2 you can enjoy food in Chaupati which is like Chappan Dukan Street. The food here is so delicious and affordable with different varieties. 

What are the famous food to try in Indore?

You can check out from the hotel and deposit your luggage in the hotel locker as the majority of the third day can be spent shopping. Located at a distance of about 25 kilometers away from Indore is the Patalpani Waterfalls which is also one of the natural beauty spots to visit. The area around this place is famous for trekking and picnics. While returning from the Patalpani Waterfalls don’t forget to have a view of the choral dam which takes about 21 minutes to reach. This hidden gem makes you feel close to nature and some moments. The entry fee to the Choral dam is 10 rupees per person. This place even accommodates a food zone and a boating zone. If you are a person who loves art and exhibition do make sure to visit the Indore hall also known as Gandhi hall located at a distance of about 1 kilometer from the Indore junction. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in Indore and it is famous for grand public gatherings, fairs, and exhibitions. The entry fee to the hall is free of cost and the timings are 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The premises of this building accommodate a library, a temple, and a children’s park. 

After letting your taste buds have the delicious food of Chappan Dukan Street and Chaupati on day 3 you can enjoy the food at Safara where local Indori cuisine is available. The Bada Ganpati temple is one of the popular places to visit in Indore. The temple is famous because it has the largest idol of lord Ganesh all over the world. The timings of the temple are 5:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day.

The major time of the third day in Indore can be spent shopping for some stuff. The rajwada market is one of the best shopping markets in Indore other than the Safara market. If you are a person who doesn’t like to shop much then you can visit the Meghdoot garden at a distance of about 8 km from the Bada Ganpati Mandir which takes about 20 minutes to reach. This place is popular for its large grounds, camel rides, peacocks, and Appu Ghar which is loved by children. The entry ticket to the Meghdoot Garden costs 5 rupees per person. The timings of the garden are 7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday while it is closed every Monday. One of the popular sites to visit for pilgrims is the Gommatagiri Digambar Jain Temple which has the main idol of bahubali. This place has 3/4 Dharamshala for Jain visitors and a separate bhojanshala on its campus. The entry fee to this place is free of cost. Apart from this to grab snacks like tea, and coffee there is a separate canteen on its premises. 

How much will it cost to plan a trip to Indore?

You can easily find well-acquainted hotels in Indore at a reasonable price of about 1000 to 1500 rupees per night for two adults.

Hiring a scooty to visit places in Indore is best for transportation and also if you are looking for a budget-friendly affordable trip. Hiring a scooter like Jupiter, Activa, etc. costs around 400 rupees per day excluding petrol required by you while traveling. The approximate cost of petrol required for 3 days is around 600 to 800 rupees. You can even hire a cab but it is a bit expensive costing around 1000 to 1500 rupees per day exclusive of the petrol required.

On the other hand, if you want to make your trip affordable then you can also use the public buses but you have to wait for their arrival and departure. The average cost spent on meals per day is slightly more than the amount spent in other cities even if you are enjoying street food because Indore is famous for its food.

The average expenditure in Indore is around 6500 rupees per person depending on the type of hotel you have booked and the place from where you are consuming your meals.


Before leaving the city don’t forget to fill your bag with the namkeens of Indore which are quite popular. Being the cleanest city in India, you will find a separate dustbin for renewable, non-renewable, and wet waste in Indore. The city is cleaned regularly by tractors pouring water on the streets. A trip of three days and two nights is enough in Indore. Hope your journey to Indore is safe and full of fun, delicious food along with long-lasting memories.

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