Rajwada Palace

The Rajwada palace is located in the heart of the Indore City in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the state. It is a seven storied construction built by the Holkars of the Maratha empire in the 19th century. The construction has two parts. One part is located in the central part of the city and the other part is located in the old town of Indore. The architectural style reflects a mixture of the Maratha and the Mughal styles. The entire construction is rectangular in shape and the bastions on the corners are cylindrical. The palace was once damaged by fire in the 19th century and was re-constructed by the Muslim artisans from Mandu. It is an awesome exhibit of royal architectural grandeur. It also has a garden that has the statue of Queen Ahilyabai.

Travel Tips

Since the Rajwada Palace has two parts to visit in two different locations in the city of Indore, so it is better to allot 2 separate days for the sightseeing visit. This is because visiting every palace of Rajwada will take a lot of time as the things to explore are many.

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Things to do

When you are in Rajwada Palace, you really have much to explore. You will be mesmerized to observe the marvelous wood works and the wooden doors with iron strip designs. At the entrance, there is the Mughal Arched Ganesha Hall which is miraculously a Hindu construction made in the Mughal style. The balconies, doors, windows and corridors are worth exploring with a lot of time investment because they are exotic exhibits of fine Mughal architecture.

Getting Around

The local transport system in Indore is very well knit. You can jolly well go around the city affordably on the auto-rickshaws and public buses. Taxis are also available in plenty.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • The Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport is the airways connection link to Indore. This airport gets flights from all major cities of India and almost all airlines render their services here. You can visit the Rajwada Palace very easily by hiring a cab or a local bus service from the airport.
  • The Indore railway station connects the city with all major cities of India. There are direct trains to Indore from all the metropolitans.
  • Indore is very well accessible through the roadways not only from the surrounding areas within the state but also from the major places outside the state. There are several highways connecting the city such as NH69, 69A, NH3 and NH86. You can find very convenient and affordable bus services to Indore.

Surrounding Attractions

Apart from the Rajwada Palace, there are many other spots in Indore that you can enjoy. The list is as follows-

  • The Chattri Bagh: This is a place where a series of “Chattris” or dome like structures which are actually very unique to the Mughal architecture. The Chattri Bagh is thus a historical place to watch that was built by the Holkars.
  • The Kanch Mandir: This is a Jain temple which is built with glass and mirrors and is absolutely stunning to watch. The lights reflect on the glass to create a paradise of lights. This temple is located near Rajwada. It is also called as Seth Hukamchand Temple.
  • The Lalbagh Palace: This is another palace built in European style during the days of Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar. This palace is located in the outskirts of Indore.
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