Rajwada (Holkar Palace) Indore

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Rajwada is the "Heart of the Indore City". It is the most beautiful and historical palace in indore city. It was built by the Holkars of the Maratha Empire about two centuries ago. It is located near Chhatris in the centre of the city. It is a seven storied structure, which serves as the living example of the grandeur of the Holkars. Rajwada palace exhibits a blend of Maratha and Mughal styles, The entrance itself is beautiful with lofty archway and a giant wooden door covered with iron studs.

As one makes his way through the entrance, one is greeted with a courtyard comprising Mughal arched Ganesha hall, A number of balconies with Mughal ornamentation, windows and corridors, surrounded by gallerie rooms. Ganesha Hall was once the venue of all state and religious functions. This hall is now used for art exhibitions and classical music concerts.

This grand structure, also known as the Old Palace, showcases a blend of architectural influences from the Holkar Dynasty along with many other ruling dynasties of ancient India. Once here at Rajwada, one should not miss the beautiful gardens, fountains and an artificial waterfall within the premises of the palace. The elegance of the 200 years old palace speaks volumes about the dynasty and its style and provides the tourists with a sight that is not easily forgettable.

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