Facilities Avalilable At Indore
¤ Tourist Information Counter
Behind RN Tagore Natya-griha Hall
RN Tagore Road
Air :- The airport is 9km from the city centre (Tel 33161).
You can ask the IA officer or a policeman to get you a cab or rickshaw
at a fixed rate for the drive to town (10km). Indian Airlines flies
six times a week to Bhopal, Mumbai and Delhi from here. There are also
flights to Gwalior every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Race Course Road
Train :- Indore is on the offshoot of the Mumbai-Delhi line to
Ujjain. There is also a metre gauge line from here to Ajmer and
Chittaurgarh in the North. Towards the South youc an catch connecting
services to Khandwa, Nizamabad and Secundrabad. The MPTC bus runs a
bus from the station to the city centre.
Bus :- The Sarawate Bus Station has a helpful inquiry desk.
Gangwal Bus station.
For Mandu (100km) there's a direct bus from Sarawate bus station;
1530, 4 hours Some buses returning from Mandu terminate at Gangwal Bus
stand. You can easily get local buses or rickshaws here to the centre
of the town centre.
There are also daily buses to Udaipur in Rajasthan (12 hours) and
Aurangabad (for Ajanta and Ellora caves).
You'll have no problems finding a transport of your choice and
budget in Indore. There are plenty of taxis, auto-rickshaws, and
tempos. The autos are cheap and drivers are courteous. Tempos operate
at set routes and their main stands are in front of the railway
station and at Gandhi hall.
¤ Post & Telecommunications
CTO, K.Nehru Park
¤ Banks & money exchange
State Bank of India (near the GPO)
¤ Hospitals & Medical Services
¤ Bazaars - Shopping Hubs
There are a number of bustling, colourful bazaars in the streets of
Indore that you might like to take a dekko at.
Sarafa Market for savoury snack foods and antique jewellery
Kasera Bazaar for metalware
Kajuri Bazar for gold and silver work, cloth, leather work and
The curiously named Cheap Jack on Prince Yashwant Road has a pretty
good collection of antiques and curios, as does The Gallery (2-C
Tukoganj). For handloom clothes and chanderi and maheshwari saris you
can try on MG Road:
Kilol Fabrics, Chetak Arch
Gift House, Sweet House and the inevitable Mrignayani Emporium store
handicrafts. Check out Recent and Decent for leather garments.
¤ Society & Conduct
Indore, as the heartland of India, is a good place to practise all
the dos and donts you should keep in mind before venturing into
the country. Read up our guide in the section Religious and Social
Etiquette under the India head.
Since Indore is a pretty conservative city, women should try not to
roam around in shorts or mini skirts. (Save all those for metros like
Bombay, Bangalore or Delhi.) Do remember that for all its calm and
order, MP witnesses maximum crime against women in India, so its
better to dress modestly.
The people of Madhya Pradesh are very particular about their
womenfolk. Dont stare at the women or approach them, even if it
is to ask for directions, and never click pictures of them without
prior permission. Move away from bathing or washing ghats if your
presence is objected to.