Indore, the summer capital of Madhya Pradesh was founded by affluent Zamindars and rich landlords of Malwa. After independence in the year 1947, the city became the part of Indian state Madhya Bharat, now known as Madhya Pradesh.
The city experiences moderately extreme climate. Summers (March- May) has hot weather with maximum temperature rising to 45 C. As the city being located in Malwa plateau the summer nights are cool and pleasant. Monsoon (May- September) are affected due to south west monsoon winds.
The rainy season makes the environment wet and sticky. Winters (October – February) offer pleasant and cool atmosphere making the climate favourable for tourists. The city is characterised by cool climate during nights throughout the year.
The culture of Indore is mixture of various cultures from across the country. One can witness the aura of Royalty with tinge of Simplicity in the city. Most of the people are Hindus with sizeable minorities of Muslims, Jains, Christians, Sikhs and Buddhists. This city is perfect example of Unity in Diversity. All the festivals are celebrated with great zest and joyful atmosphere. Official language is Hindi and one can hear a number of other dialects like Bundelkhandi, Malwi, Chattisgarhi, Sindhi, Marathi and Gujarati. The festivals in the city are the hallmark of traditional cultural legacy and religious beliefs of local population. Diwali, Holi, Rakhi, Eid-ul-Fitr all are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Ganesh Chaturthi, Navaratri and Ahilya Utsav also are the part of festive fervour of this city.
Indore is the religious city of the country. It has rich architectural grandeur and historical enigma that makes all the visitors spell bound. Places that are worth seeing in the city are
- Chokhi Dhani
- Central museum of Indore
- Lal Bagh Palace
- Kanch Mandir
- Nehru park
- Mahatma Gandhi Hall
- Sitalamata Fall
- Khajrana Ganesh Temple
- Patal Pani
- Thincha Falls
- Annapurna Temple
- Ram Ahilya Temple
Indore is the paradise for food lovers. It has in its ambience lip smacking delicacies that one savours with delight. The city offers all the flavours of the world. The typical Malwa food cuisines are the speciality of the place. Daal Bafla, a Malwa dish is all time favourite of the city. Gujarati platter and Bengali sweets are a treat to your taste buds. Poha jalebi is a popular snack food in the city. The Sarafa market of the city is popular hangout of the people which comes alive at night. After dinner delicacies Halwa, Gajjak, Milkshakes, ice creams etc and complete your delicious day with paan. The city also has mouth watering street food for tickling your taste buds.
Stay option is not an issue in the city. Indore offers cheap hotels, budget hotels and luxury hotels that cater to diversified tastes and preferences of every person visiting this city. The city welcomes with warmth and affection. The city is envisages cosmopolitan culture of Madhya Pradesh. Indore is the commercial and major city of central India.