Top things to do in Indore

Top Choice Street Food in Indore

Sarafa Bazar

This 300m-long nocturnal food-stall strip is a great experience, not just for the local taste sensations, but also for its friendly atmosphere. Come hungry and try what takes your fancy: two top local specialities t…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Indore

Mediterra

Cure the curry blues at this romantic rooftop restaurant on Indore’s main avenue of upscale shopping and hotels north of the centre. Mood lighting sets the tone for a meal infused with Moroccan and Italian flavours,…
Top Choice Cafe in Indore

Mr Beans

With sophisticated European-style interiors throughout its seven open-plan rooms, this superb space is one of India’s nicest cafes. Beyond the excellent coffee (₹50 to ₹150) and tea, the menu specialises in home-mad…
Palace in Indore

Lal Bagh Palace

Built between 1886 and 1921, Lal Bagh is the finest building left by the Holkar dynasty. As was the fashion among many late-Raj-era Indian nobility, the lavish interior is dominated by European styles: striated Ital…
Street Food in Indore

Vijay Chat House

Indori Khopra patties (street-food snack consisting of a spiced potato stuffed with coconut and dried fruit) are a local speciality of Indore and nowhere does it better than this legendary spot that's been in busine…
Afghani in Indore

Nafees

An Indore classic, Nafees has a well-earned reputation for serving some of the finest non-veg food in the city. Most dishes have a Central Asian twist to them and include mutton kebabs, chicken Afghani and, should y…
Palace in Indore

Rajwada

The Holkars' original Indore palace, begun in 1749, is currently undergoing major renovations and is closed to the public. The temple in its rear, however, has already been restored and is a lovely little refuge fro…
Indian in Indore

Hotel Apna

This licensed restaurant right opposite Sarwate bus stand has been around more than 50 years and serves up delicious veg and meat dishes from an all-Indian menu, as well as the usual selection of beers and cheap whi…
Cafe in Indore

Shreemaya Celebration

This busy bakery-cafe sells pastries, sandwiches, cakes and walnut brownies, as well as South Indian, Chinese and pizza. Also has juices, shakes and coffee, making it a good pick for breakfast. The cookies are justi…
Museum in Indore

Central Museum

This museum has a good (despite it's utterly uninspiring presentation) collection of medieval (and earlier) Hindu sculptures, along with tools, weaponry and copper-engraved land titles. Skirmishes took place here du…