Central Museum, Indore : A Good Collection of Medieval and Pre-Medieval Period

The visit to the palace gave a good experience, after some refreshments we headed towards our next destination the central museum. The museum is situated very near to the Post Office.  My love for visiting and exploring the historical places made us to choose the destination. Admittedly it is a must see spot in Indore.

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View of Central Museum Indore | Image Resource : ouristlink.com

We entered the museum and were amazed by its collections. It was neatly maintained and well organized.  The museum is divided into two galleries and these two galleries are sub-divided into several galleries. The first one exhibited collections of artifacts of pre historic period of Madhya Pradesh. While the second gallery holds the mythological carvings of medieval and pre- medieval period.

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Entrance of Central Museum, Indore | Image Resource : blogspot.com

It was a great treat for our eyes; Central Museum holds several artifacts which witnessed the rich history and civilization of the country of the pre historic era.  Most of the sculptures in Parmar style from Hinglajgarh were one of the prominent things exhibited there. It attracted us very much. The sculptures showcased the glorious craftsmanship of the period.  It was said that the Parmar style is originated from these sculptures.

We walked through the galleries exploring the sculptures, paintings and artifacts kept there. It has a vast collection of Hindu and Jain sculptures of Guptas and Paramanas period. The artisans and their skill sets amazed us.

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Sculptures of Lord Ganesha | Image Resource : blogspot.com

The sculptures of Lord Harihara, Lord Shiva and Parvati seated on Nandi, Goddess Parvati standing on a damaged Chamunda were some of the unique pieces which attracted us. We walked from galleries to galleries it also holds the ruins of artifacts of 11th century. The most attractive artifact among them is the beautifully and artistically carved door frame decorated with ornamentation. I was stunned by seeing its beauty; it was a visual treat for my eyes.

We both enjoyed each and every nook and corners of the museum.  We had a great time spending in the museum. It was time for us to leave the place; we came out of the museum admiring the artisans of medieval and pre medieval period. By then it was time for lunch, we had our lunch from a good hotel. The food of MP was very tasty. We headed towards our next destination the Lal bag Palace.

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Coins In Central Museum, Indore | Image Resource : manthandiary.files.wordpress.com

The Central Museum is divided into two Galleries, Gallery I displays the collections of arts and artifacts from the pre historic Madhya Pradesh, while Gallery II has housed all the mythological carvings. The trip to Central Museum was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. There was a lot of knowledge for the kids and for us to take back from this place. It was overall a wonderful start to our Indore trip.

The next destination we planned to visit was the Lal Baag Palace.

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Travel Photo of The Week : Patalpani Waterfalls Indore

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View of Patalpani Waterfalls Indore | Image Resource : happytrips.com

Patalpani Waterfalls Indore : The picnic at Patalpani waterfalls, Indore, Madhya Pradesh  with my family is one trip that will always remain fresh in my mind.The luscious greenery in its scenic surroundings and the natural beauty left us all speechless. This waterfall is obviously more active during the monsoons and luckily we were there during the same time.  So if you are as adventurous as me, explore this place in the next rainy season on priority basis.

Destination of The Week : IIM Indore

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View of IIM Indore | Image Resource : Rediff.com

IIM Indore : Not many of us get the golden opportunity to study from a prestigious institution like IIMs. Even I managed to study from a humble institute. But I got a golden chance to visit IIM, Indore that produces the brighter futures. The institute building is constructed in classic way, giving a vintage look to it. This management school was started in 1996 and ranks 6th in the series of prestigious IIM family. It houses hostels, eating joints, Library  and Sports Complex.

Travel Photo of The Week : Tincha Falls Indore

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Tincha Falls Indore | Image Resource : commons.wikimedia.org

Tincha Falls Indore : I love hanging out with my family and friends and on one such outing with them in Indore, Madhya Pradesh; I got to enjoy the beauty of Tincha fall. It is one of the most popular places among tourists. Tincha fall hosts a beautiful waterfall which is active during the rainy season and it’s a treat to the eyes. I enjoyed the beautiful sight with my close ones ; so if you are planning for a short break from your regular life, come here and unwind.

Rajwada Palace Indore- Exploring the Structural Grandeur

We reached our hotel room and planned our itinerary. Though I hail from a city which is filled with palaces and monuments, I was always attracted towards the royal heritage. Hence we decided to start our itinerary visiting the Rajwada Palace Indore.

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View of Rajwada Palace Indore | Image Resource : harshit10c.blogspot.com

Next day we started our day blissfully and started off to the Palace. We reached the palace, witnessing the rich heritage and culture of Indore the palace stood majestically with all its beauty and grandeur. I was amazed by its beautiful craftsmanship.

This massive architectural splendor was constructed by the Holkars of the Maratha Empire. The history of this palace dates backs to two centuries.  This 7 storied palace has basically two parts, one in the heart of the city and another in the old location of the town. We entered through the beautifully crafted entrance with a grand lofty archway. The whole archway is covered with iron studs.

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Rajwada Palace Entrance | Image Resource : mptravelogue.com

The lower part of the Place is constructed with stones while the upper part of the palace is constructed with wood. The whole palace showcased a blend of Mugal and Maratha architecture. We walked through the palace and the whole palace was decorated with Mugal ornamentation, well-carved doors and windows, and corridors. More over it was surrounded with galleried rooms.

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Inner View of Rajwada Palace | Image Resource : antypasti.com

The palace is rectangular in shape and has bastions of cylindrical shapes. It was built in 1766 while the southern part was damaged by fire accident and was rebuilt in 1811. Today the whole palace is converted into the got archeological museums. The palace houses the official palace of the archeological department. The whole palace is converted into galleries and several artifacts were kept for exhibition.

The aw-inspiring ambience of the palace fascinated me. We spend several hours there exploring the craftsmanship and the architectural beauty of the building. It showcased the expertise and craftsmanship of the Muslim artisans of Mandu. The king brought them for the construction of the palace. They were refugees of Malwa, worked in and around Indore for their living and constructed several structures for Holkars. It was time for us to move to our next destination the central museum.

Travel Photo of The Week : Daly College Indore

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Daly College, Indore | Image Resource : historum.com

Daly College Indore : I have travelled to many destinations as a short break from my work, but one of the memory that is still fresh in my mind is of the Daly College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. This college, set up in British era oozes classiness from its architecture. It has been a premiere educational institute with all modern facilities having above 2000 students from different areas of the society. You will be surprised to know that this place is currently ranked 6th in India under central board category.

Destination of The Week : Mahatma Gandhi Town Hall Indore

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Mahatma Gandhi Town Hall, Indore | Image Resource : travel.india.com

Mahatma Gandhi Town Hall Indore : Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Indore, Madhya Pradesh is a spectacular landmark with classic architecture. If you share the same interest as me in exploring new destinations and history behind it, you would be astonished to know that this hall was originally built as King Edward Hall and post independence it was renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Hall. The rooms of this hall are decorated with frescoed ceilings and ornamental mouldings. Clock tower right in front of the hall is called as Ghanta Ghar. You will find various painting exhibitions and book fairs being hosted in this hall throughout the year. This hall can accommodate 2000 people at one time!