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Lalbagh Palace Museum

Madhya Pradesh Tourism

INTRODUCTION

The palace is one of the finest buildings of architecture in Indore and is situated on the bank of river khan. It stands on the outskirts of the town, towards the southwest. Palace represents the desirable life style and the inventive eye of the Holkars with beautiful surrounding around the palace which shows their lifestyle. The main purpose of building the palace was to make a meeting place of the important personalities of the Kingdom and for holding the celebrations held there; many Royal reception also took place in this palace. The Lalbagh palace grew in the reigns of three princes. First was King Tukoji Rao, from year 1844 to 1886, who started it. Second one is King Shivaji Rao, from 1886 to 1903, who continue it. Third was King Tukoji Rao-3rd, from year 1903 to 1926. He loved the place enough much that even though he abdicated in 1926, he stayed there on till his death in 1978. Because of its unique style of construction this palace is considered as the most stylist residence in India. The palace is spread over an area of 28 hectares. The entrance gates of the palace are the copy of Buckingham palaces, gate of queen of London, which are very picturesque and worth to be seen. Spring-mounted floor in ballroom, marble columns, chandeliers, stained glass windows and stuffed tigers add to the splendor of the palace. The ballroom of the palace has wooden floor mounted on springs for extra bounce.

In this three storey building, the ground floors entrance hall is made of marble displaying the prehistorically architecture. There is a huge collection of coins in the first floor which belongs with the ancient Muslim period. The rooms of this palace are built in European style and are heavily embellished in European Berauky and Rococo style. Bed rooms of the palace are watch able when the royal families live there they are made up of Gold, Silver, Glass and Sheesham wood. The gates were shaped in the cast iron. The kitchen of the palace was also constructed in a unique style. It was made on the other side bank of the river near Gopal Bagh. Kitchen was made by making the path on the river and it is well connected to the palace by a well lighted underground tunnel the ballroom of the palace has wooden floor mounted on springs for extra bounce. There are many secret shrines present in the palace. The rooms of the palace have now been restored and furnished as a museum. Palace boasts of a very unique and impressive style of architecture. If technical terms are of interest to the visitors, then the architecture is a blend of Renaissance, Palladian and Baroque .The whole complex has a total area of 28 acres and at one time had one of the best rose gardens of the country.

MUSEUM TIMING

Lalbagh Palace, Indore is open for visitors from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday Closed). Just like all other museums & monuments that comes under Archeological Department of Madhya Pradesh, it remains closed in every Monday because it opens on Sunday.

LOCATION

Lalbagh Palace museum is, open for visitors from Tuesday to Sunday. It is located in south-west part of Indore city, on Lal Bagh road. It can be reached easily by road option. Famous Safara Bazaar Choupati is located in north of Lalbagh so while doing Indore city tour, both can be visited in same day.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Museum is count among main Indore tourist attractions, which can be visited during city tour. After visiting Rajwada, one should must visit this historical building of Holkar dynasty. It is spread over large area in main city area and building itself is a prime tourist attraction. While visiting this palace museum, we will be able to trace the history of Holkar dynasty, we have the chance to peep into the royal life style, lavishness, royal past of this dynasty.

HOW TO REACH

Let us check, how to reach Lalbagh Palace Museum from various locations in India. It is conveniently located within Indore city and easily accessible ty road.

By Air:

Devi Ahalyabai Holkar Airport, the domestic airport in Indore, is well connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Nagpur, Raipur, and Bhopal. Many airline companies like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, JetLite etc. are operating their flights for Indore. Further journey from Airport to Lalbagh Palace is possible by tourist taxi service. We are operating cab service in this route.
DISTANCE CHART
LOCATION MAP
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Distance
(in Kms)
Ujjain 60
Omkareshwar 95
Maheshwar 95
Mandu 95
Bhopal 210
Indore Station 04

By Train:

It is easy to reach Lalbagh Palace by train option. Its nearby railway station is Indore Junction (Railway Code: INDB) which is well connected by main cities and tourist attractions of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Agra , Varanasi, Udaipur, Ujjain, Pune etc.

By Road:

Lalbagh Palace museum is situated in Indore city which is very well connected by road from all surrounding towns, tourist places and cities like Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mandu, Ujjain, Bhopal, Pachmarhi, Sanchi, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Aurangabad, Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Udaipur, Chittorgarh etc. One can even hire bus service to reach Indore and visit this museum.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Lalbagh Palace museum is open for tourists from Tuesday to Sunday. It can be visited in daytime i.e. from 10:00 hrs to 17:30hrs. It is open for tourists in all the seasons thus tourists visiting Indore city or Indore tourist circuit, may visit this museum in any season. As it is located within Indore city so it is easily accessible from all the corners of city. After reaching Indore city, tourists may hire any local transport medium to reach this place and enjoy the visit. Being a peaceful place, large number of visitors gathers here on weekends.

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After visiting this museum, tourists have chance to visit other Indore tourist attractions like Rajwada, Khajrana, Chatribagh etc. As we all know that Indore city is surrounded by many heritage and pilgrimage destinations so large number of options are available for tourists like visit to Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Mandu, Burhanpur, Asirgarh fort, Bhopal, Bhimbetka, Sanchi, Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Devgiri Fort etc.
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