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Learning about the Famous Religious and Tourist Places of the Ancient City of Indore

Indore – The Commercial Capital of Madhya Pradesh
Indore, which is one of the largest cities of Madhya Pradesh, lies on the southern edge of Malwa Plateau. The city was an important trading hub between Delhi and Deccan states as far back as the 16th century. Trade and commerce played a vital role in the growth of Indore city and even today are considered the most dominating aspects of its society. It is due this fact as well as the significance rule played by the city in enhancing the overall financial growth of the state, the city as earned the name of “the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh”.

Famous religious Places of Indore
Apart from being popular as the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is also quite well-known for its various religious attractions, some of which are listed below.
Bada Ganpati Mandir: The Bada Ganpati temple is one of the ancient temples of Indore and as the name suggests is prominently famous for its huge idol of Lord Ganesha. The temple which was built by Shri Dadich in 1875 houses an idol of Ganesh which measures 25 feet. Every year numerous devotees visit this temple to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha and also to view this wonderful and awe-inspiring idol.
Annapurna Mandir: This yet another ancient temple of Indore is also considered to be the most beautiful. The temple is quite similar to the well-known Meenakshi temple in Madurai and is considered to be an architectural wonder. The beautifully decorated gate of the temple as well as its outer walls covered with magnificent pictures of a number of well-known people; make it an architectural feast for onlookers. The temple houses the shrines of Sivan, Hanuman, and Kalabhairava and the famous Pravachan hall.
Gurdwara Imli Saheb: Indore is also famous for its long association with Sikhism. The city has several Gurdwara with Imli Saheb being one of the more ancient and famous ones. This Sikh temple was constructed in 1568, when Guru Nanak Dev Ji resided in the city. Many devotees throng it every year to seek peace, spiritual knowledge and bliss.
Kanch Mandir: As the name indicates, the temple is built of glass and is a truly mesmerizing structure. This Jain temple was constructed in early 20th century and apart from the beautifully inlaid glass doors, windows, floors and walls, the temple also displays a number of paintings that portray the tales form Jain scriptures. 

Nearby Tourist Spots
In addition to the various religious places, visitors can also enjoy some remarkable tourists places located in and around Indore. Prominent among these are the various waterfalls including Pataal Pani, Sitala Mata and Choral Falls as well as the magnificent view of the Chambal River.

Things to take back home from Indore:
Glass bangles: Colorful glass bangles are must to buy for wardrobe collection. Indore is known for its decorative glass bangles.

Namkeens: Namkeen of Indore is one such item which is must to buy. You will definitely love the taste ofDhania-Chivda, Dal Moth, Sev, Bhujia and Moth.


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