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Attractions In Madhya Pradesh
India - Madhya Pradesh

Facilities Avalilable At Indore


¤ Tourist Information Counter

Tourist Bungalow
Behind RN Tagore Natya-griha Hall
RN Tagore Road

¤ Transport

Inter-city
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.
Indian Airlines
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).

Intra-city
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)
Agra-Mumbai Road


¤ Hospitals & Medical Services

Pushpkunj
PO Kasturbagram

MY Hospital
Agra Road


¤ 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 traditional garments

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
Avanti MPLUN
Rupmati
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 don’ts 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 it’s better to dress modestly.
The people of Madhya Pradesh are very particular about their womenfolk. Don’t 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.



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