Top things to do in Indore

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. Main dishes run from paella and rack of lamb to ratatouille and risotto, but many …
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 to …
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, with striated…
Cafe in Indore

Mr Beans

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

Rajwada

The Holkars' original Indore palace, begun in 1749, was almost annihilated by fire in 1984 and is still being rebuilt. Its seven-storey Mughal-influenced facade is striking but work on the interior still has a way t…
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

Housed in a fine Holkar building on the Agra Bombay (AB) Rd, this museum has a good, if uninspiringly presented, collection of medieval (and earlier) Hindu sculptures, along with tools, weaponry and copper-engraved …
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…
South Indian in Indore

Indian Coffee House

Drink coffee with Indore’s judiciary at this branch of a long-standing, cooperatively run chain set near the district court. It's a good spot for breakfast, with dosas and particularly good idlis (South Indian spong…
Historic Building in Indore

Gandhi Hall

This gorgeous, red-stone, Indo-Gothic city hall was built in 1904 and originally called King Edward’s Hall. It still looms like a ghost of the Raj despite having been renamed in 1948 and standing, appropriately enou…