Culture and Heritage
Indershwar 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 Temple

Khajrana Mandir

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.

Khajrana Ganesha Temple was constructed by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar. This temple is one of the famous Hindu temples in India. Mostly wednesday and sunday huge people will come to this temple for offering prayers. As per a local belief, all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled, once they worship in this temple. The main festival of this temple is vinayak chathurthi and was held in grand manner in the month of August and september

The temple is taken over by the government. The temple is managed by the Bhatt family. It is believed that in order to safe guard the idol from Aurangzeb, the idol was hidden in a well and in 1735, it was taken out from the well and a temple was established in 1735 by Ahilyabai Holkar belonging to the Holkar dynasty of the Maratha Empire.

The temple has developed a lot over the years. It has developed from a small hut to a huge temple and the most revered shrine in the city. There are regular donation of gold, diamonds and other precious jewels at the temple.The gate and the outer wall of the Garbhagriha is made of silver and different moods and festivals are depicted on it. The eyes of the deity are made of diamonds which were donated by a business man of Indore. The upper wall of the Garbhagriha is made of silver.

Gurudwara
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 Mandir

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 temple’s 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  
Badaganpti

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.

Kanch Mandir  
Kanchmandir

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.

Bijasen Tekri  
Bijasan

Bijasen Tekri is a small temple of Bijasen Mata. It was built in 1920, on top of a hill (tekri). This temple is at a distance of about 9 km from the railway station, while from the airport it is just two minutes drive. The hill gives an alluring view of the sunset. At night, the breathtaking view of the city from here is a treat to the eyes. There was once a guest house of the Holkars situated nearby. It is now converted into a Border Security Force Arms Museum. The surrounding area is being converted into gardens with a small lake. The main attraction of the place is the mela which is held here every year during Navaratri.

Gomatgiri  
Gomatgiri

Gomatgiri is a small hillock near Indore. It is situated amidst picturesque surroundings. Just 10 minutes drive from the Indore airport, Gomatgiri is a pious place for the Jain religion devotees. There is a 21 feet statue of Gomateshwar built here. It is a replica of the Bahubali statue of Shrawanbegola. There are also 24 marble temples with shikhars. Each one of these temples is dedicated to the one of the 24 Tirthankaras of Jain religion. This hillock was donated to the Jain Samaj by the M.P government in 1981. For the convenience of the visitors, there is a guest house, a dharamshala and a restaurant here.