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A day in Indore

We reached Indore after visiting Mandu

We reached Indore around 2 pm, it was November so not much warmer. Did check-in at Shreemaya Hotel and took half n hour’s rest just to freshen up. We were in Indore just for the night as in the early morning we were leaving for Bhopal. Hence, had very little time to explore Indore. So, we asked the reception guy for the places to visit in this short time he gave us the list below:

We went to Chappan(56) Dukaan for Lunch by auto.

Chappan Dukaan

The city is definitely known for its street food especially at happen. If you are thinking chappan is one shop then let me correct you it’s a Lane where they have about 56 shops … hence the place is called Chappan.

I ate a lot of things like tikki, khaman, lassi, momos, etc. Further, not to miss is the nankeen (snacks) of Indore. I went to the nankeen shop and was amazed at the variety they had. Most famous of all is Ratlam ki sev followed by mitha (sweet) mixture. I loved the Lassan (garlic) and Maggi masala mixture. Also, they had different kinds of math. I really had some 10-12 kgs of nankeen while returning. My arms just gave up, but seeing the family relish all the nankeen was worth the effort.

After so much hogging we left for Kaanch Mandir.

Kaanch Mandir:

We took a cycle rickshaw for Kaanch Mandir and reached a super busy market that the rickshaw couldn’t move further. So we walked down to Kaanch Mandir. It’s in the middle of a busy market, a spot for complete peace and allure. The Kaanch Mandir is made up entirely of glass and mirrors. The walls, ceiling, floor, pillars, and doors of this Jain temple are all made of glass. The idol of Lord Mahavira is there and decorated with multi-colored glass beads. Beautiful glass lamps and chandeliers add to the charm of this unique temple. There are around 50 murals in the temple telling stories of Jainism, which are all made of glass too. This temple was surely made to dazzle onlookers with its brilliant beauty. The camera was not allowed inside, so couldn’t capture the beauty from inside.

After this, we headed towards Lalbagh Palace.

Side View Of Kaanch Mahal

Lal bagh palace:

Lal Bagh Palace will let you feel the extent of royal grandeur the Holkar dynasty indulged in. The entrance hall has an impressive display of prehistoric artifacts. There is a coin collection too which will give you an insight into the Muslim era. There are sculptures and paintings of Greek and Latin mythological gods, goddesses, and creatures. There are chandeliers, expensive drapes, and huge mirrors to enchant you even further. There are Persian carpets, flying nymphs, and stuffed leopards and tigers to make you feel like you’re walking through pages of a magical storybook. The grand royal ballroom adds to the allure, with springs to get that extra bounce in your step.

The Nehru Centre within the palace premises is a museum dedicated to science, technology, and art, showing a facet of the modern world, amidst all the historic marvels.

Lal Bagh Palace, Indore

Then we reached back to the hotel Ramada Encore By Wyndham one of the Best Hotel in Indore and also if you are looking for wedding hotels in Indore then this place is perfect for you to take some rest and to get ready for the next destination Sarafa Bazaar. Before that we had Kesar Doodh: Hot milk with saffron and dry fruits from the streets of old markets Chhawni is a local drink that warms up your body and blessing for cool nights in the month of November.

Must say if you want to enjoy yourself in a city, travel by local transport. A private cab would have certainly sorted my trip but the auto ride was worth the effort.

Sarafa Bazaar:

We reached there around 10 pm. At the entrance, you can’t even figure out where is the market as all shops in sarafan bazaar get closed by 9 pm and the eaterie joints open after that. So the best time to visit the bazaar is after 9:30 pm. This bazaar is not for hygiene and nonveg people as only vegetarian food is available here and areas near the stalls are not clean. Too much crowded, this shows how much people love food. Seriously Indore is meant for Food Lovers,a place where food is a religion, the shopkeeper doesn’t serve food they love to people’s smiles when they have food.

We tried the famous Joshi Dahi vada, you wont believe me I got the last piece of Dahi Vada… Lucky Me !!

If you are in Indore do visit Sarafa Bazaar, but remember after 9:30 PM would be the correct time. Happy eating!!!

After hogging all possible items we left for the hotel and dozed off.

In the morning we left for Bhopal after having the famous breakfast i.e. combo of ‘poha jalebi’ for which the city is known. I had that too … poha tastes a lil different, and jalebi as usual. But definitely, the fact that I was having poha jalebi for breakfast in Indore gives me the kick in life.

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