The only Indian city to house both - Indian Institute of Management and Indian Institute of Technology – Indore is aptly called Madhya Pradesh’s commercial capital. Indore’s thriving industrial sector makes it an entrepreneurial magnet on one hand, while its increasing potential as an attractive investment destination successfully pulls major IT companies.
Indore’s glorious past, owing its prosperity to trade and commerce, is apparent from the wide range of textiles and leather products it is popular for. Apart from being India’s fourth largest textile industry, Indore boasts of lip-smacking street food. Ranging from local delicacies like Dal-Bafla, Poha and Jalebi, Khaman, Chole Chaat, Garadu, Bhutta Kis, Baked Samosas and Kachoris to mouth-watering Maratha, Mughlai, Bengali, Rajasthani and Continental cuisine, Indore is a one-stop destination for food lovers. While indulging in gluttony, one could explore the Rajwada Palace, Gandhi Hall, Yeshwant Club, Lal Bagh Palace, Indore Museum, Tincha Fall, Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, Patalpani Waterfall which are only some of the other major attractions of the city. All tourist hot-spots are not very far from hotels in Indore, whose staff is as warm as the city itself.
The city holds the Guinness World Record for hosting the longest cultural show – The Variety Show - which lasted 12 hours 8 minutes. Thus, Indore is a sought-after destination not only for IIT, IIM, food, and architecture, but also for its promotion of art, music and theatre. One has to be here to experience and sink in the beautiful city of Indore.