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June 19, 2024

A luxury traveller’s guide to Indore, the cleanest Indian city

Muskaan Thakur

World’s largest cleanliness survey Swach Survekshan 2020 has named Indore the cleanest Indian city for the 4th consecutive year.
Hygiene and cleanliness are important for every traveller, especially in the current times. And if you are planning a trip to Indore, it is one thing you surely do not need to worry about. Here is your guide to Indore’s most luxurious hotels and places of interest.
Top hotels
Indore Marriott
Courtesy: Marriott Indore
Courtesy: Indore Marriott Indore
Surrounded by gardens, this hotel is located in Vijay Nagar, Indore. 
There is a mobile check-in process. You can select from a wide range of uber-luxurious rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows. These rooms are fitted with  Italian marble bathrooms. The shared spaces include a modern spa with a fitness centre, an outdoor pool and 55,00 sq ft event space. In-house restaurants, Coffee house – Indore Baking Company, All-Day Dining –  Indore Kitchen, Indian special – 54 Paraang, Contemporary Pan Asian special – One Asia and International – Diamante, serve a variety of cuisines.
Fairfield by Marriott Indore
Courtesy: Fairfield by Marriott Indore
Courtesy: Fairfield by Marriott Indore
Another hotel by Marriott on our list is located on Ring Road.
It has an indoor market and the shops here sell fresh bakery items, savoury snacks and a selection of beverages. You can enjoy Indian and international cuisine at the all-day dining Kava restaurant. Kava also has a modern bar. You can workout at the state-of-art fitness centre. For businesses, the hotel has a massive meeting room named Jade. People can opt for a smaller studio meeting room as well.
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Radisson Blu Indore
Courtesy: Radisson Blu Indore
Courtesy: Radisson Blu Indore
The hotel is situated in Vijay Nagar. It is 5 miles away from the city centre and less than 12 miles from Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport.
You can choose from Deluxe, Superior, Business Class, Suite-One and Presidential Suite rooms. They have a rooftop pol, a spa, well-equipped fitness centre and a beauty salon. The hotel has four restaurants; The Creative Kitchen, Indiya Oye, Ni Hao and Cakewalk serving international cuisines, regional Indian specialities and decadent desserts. For some cocktails and music, you can visit the Ethyl Bar.
WOW Hotel
Courtesy: Wow Hotels
Courtesy: Wow Hotel
This luxury hotel is situated in the heart of Indore’s commercial hub, A.B. Road.
The hotel’s design borrows heavily from a peacock. Pigmenting bright emeralds, cobalt blues and turquoises, embedded with golden hues are seen across the hotel. The rooms offered are divided into Premiere, Executive and Suites. You can indulge in a gastronomic multi-cuisine experience at The Constellations or satiate your sweet tooth at Cake Me Up. A private lounge called The Twilight – Restro Bar, Nazm and Dhuaan are a few spots you can unwind at. The hotel even offers a private dining room for social dinners and corporate lunches. Other facilities include a gym an alfresco pool and a spa.
Places of interest
Lal Bagh Palace
Lal Bagh Palace, Indore. Courtesy: Madhya Pardesh Tourism
Lal Bagh Palace, Indore. Courtesy: Madhya Pradesh Tourism
The Lal Bagh Palace is a lavish monument built by the Holkar Dynasty in the 19th century. This monument stands as a museum now. The main gates are a replica of the Buckingham Palace. In fact, these were shipped from England. There is a rose garden surrounding the place. The interiors have Italian marble columns, chandeliers, Persian carpets and carvings. The royal ballroom is must-see. Georgian style furniture and paintings from India and Italy will keep you hooked.
Bollywood film Kalank starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, was shot here.
Rajwada Palace
Rajwada Palace, Indore. Courtesy: Madhya Pradesh Tourism
Rajwada Palace, Indore. Courtesy: Madhya Pradesh Tourism
Rajwada is located on the busy streets of Khajuri Bazaar. It served as the residence of the Holkar Dynasty back in 1747. It was restored by Indore’s current royal family in 2006 and was opened for public viewing. The architecture combines Maratha, Mughal and French styles. Currently, the palace is closed for renovation.
Sarafa Bazaar
Sarafa Bazaar, Indore. Courtesy: Madhya Pradesh Tourism
Sarafa Bazaar, Indore. Courtesy: Madhya Pradesh Tourism
Indore is popular for its food, especially namkeen. Close to Rajwada Place is Sarafa Bazaar, a street where jewellery is sold during the day. And as night approaches, the lanes (Bada and Chota) turn into a street food market.
Nearby, Pipli Bazaar on Bada Sarafa lane has several food stores. Some of the must-try dishes are Khopra Pattis and Batata Kachori at the renowned Vijay Chaat House.
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Patalpani Waterfalls
Patal pani. Courtesy: Madhya Pradesh
Patalpani Waterfalls. Courtesy: Madhya Pradesh Tourism
This trekking spot is the perfect monsoon getaway. It is located around 34.9 km away from Indore. Lush green landscape, hills and great weather make this place an ideal picnic spot.



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