Discover ornate palaces, temples, and other things to do in Indore
A former seat of the Holkar dynasty, Indore is home to dramatic 18th- and 19th-century palaces and renowned Hindu temples. Looking for things to do between business meetings? With several cultural attractions close to the Radisson Blu Hotel Indore, it’s easy to get a taste of the city. Stop by the ornate Khajrana Ganesh Temple, less than two miles from the hotel, to see one of Indore’s largest statues of Ganesha, or visit the Rajwada, a historic palace just five miles away. If you have time for a day trip, must-see destinations like Mandu, Ujjain, and Maheshwar can all be reached in less than two and a half hours.
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3.41 mi / 5.49 km from the hotel
This fascinating museum preserves the history of Indore from prehistoric times to the 20th century, including artifacts dating from 5,000 BC. Don’t miss the Hindu and Jain sculptures.
Khajrana Ganesh Temple
1.38 mi / 2.22 km from the hotel
Featuring an intricately carved exterior, this Hindu pilgrimage site dates from the 18th century. Dedicated to Ganesha, it contains a huge bright-orange statue of the god.
Lal Bagh Palace
4.96 mi / 7.98 km from the hotel
Built between 1886 and 1921 as a home for the Holkar dynasty, this extravagantly furnished palace is now open for you to explore.
4.39 mi / 7.06 km from the hotel
Head to this temple to see an immense pink and orange statue of Lord Ganesha. Standing 25 feet tall from crown to foot, it’s one of the world’s largest representations of the deity.
4.14 mi / 6.67 km from the hotel
Kanch Mandir translates to “Temple of Glass.” Explore this early-20th-century Jain temple with spectacular interiors made out of glass and mirrors. This spiritual place contains many beautiful mosaics that must be seen to be believed.
3.75 mi / 6.03 km from the hotel
Dating from the mid-18th century, this majestic, seven-story palace is surrounded by an old market. The restored stone and wood construction is a true marvel of architecture.