• About Indore





• Indore City is located in the center of Indore District
• Indore is situated on fertile Malwa plateau, located at 22 43 N latitude,   76 42 E longitude.
• Located at an average altitude of 550 mts above MSL.
• Indore has a moderately extreme climate, due to its pleasant climate   it is referred to as Shab-e-Malwa.
• Winter : In winter (November to February), the night low is around   10C. At the peak of winter, it can be as low as 2 to 3 oC.   Temperatures are generally around 18 to 20 oC.
• Summer : During summer (April-June), the days are hot (35-40oC)   with the peak summer (May) day temperature sometimes touching   45oC.
• The city enjoys the salubrious climate of Malwa region with about   1050 mm rainfall.

The city picked its growth during its History of 300 years from a small settlement on the bank of river Saraswati, now known as Juni Indore. In year 1728 , Maratha king Bajirao Peshwa, handed over this kingdom to Malhar Rao, who ruled here from 1728-1766. At that time the total area covers 28.5 parganas.That time this area was developed like a cant, and later it took shape of a commercial city. The region emerged as an important military camp, owing to its location.


The two rivers Khan and Saraswati played an important role in the development of the city. The two rivers had an immense value in medieval times, when the settlement was established as a defense fortification. This area was owned by Brahmins. Nowadays also the important religious places like Shani Mandir, Navagriha Mandir are still there in well maintained condition. This village grew on the banks of river Saraswati.

The area developed in the reign of Holkars around their palace Rajwara. In 1818, Holkar’s capital was shifted to Indore. Previously it was there in Maheswar. Establishment of Holkars capital at Indore provided new forces for development of the city. In 1912 Shri H. V. Lancaster was invited, by the local body to advice in respect of expansion of the city and improvement and expansion of the city and improvement in the sanitary conditions in the residential areas. In 1918 Sir Pattrick Geddes was invited, by Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holkar to advise the Government and local body to advice in respect of expansion and improvement of the city. He prepared drainage and water supply schemes, Industrial development schemes, Suburban Development, Housing Schemes and Landscaping etc. for future development of city.

As a base guide line and vision of Sir Petric Gridies ,to implement the master plan Indore Improvement trust was formed 22.2.1924. Indore Improvement Trust had played a key role in development of city. As a successor Indore Development Authority was formed on 17.06.77and taken a charge for city development. Indore Municipal Corporation and IDA have been working on the development of the city. The municipality has done a lot of projects on road development, plantation, maintenance of sewer and water lines etc.