Explore the colonial heritage of Indore with a virtual tour of its 20th century Gandhi Hall!
Take a trip down the lanes of history and explore one of the most famous tourist destinations of Indore- Mahatma Gandhi Hall. Currently used as a town hall that hosts art and cultural events, this early twentieth-century building was called King Edward Hall until 1948. An architectural marvel alluring tourists with a fusion of archaic charms and modern ideas, let's delve into the several connotations that are associated with this ancient site.
A testament of Indo-Gothic architecture
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Constructed with white marbles and red stones, the majestic Gandhi Hall was designed by Charles Frederick Stevens, who incorporated Indo-Gothic design through ornamental mouldings, high ceilings and minarets, among other things. Renamed by Maharaja Yashwant Rao Holkar to its present title, this building was inaugurated around 1905 by George V, Prince of Wales.
Further, located at the centre of Gandhi Hall is a four-faced clock tower- a kind of tower that marks the landscape of every erstwhile colonial region of importance in India. Apart from this, the precinct of this landmark heritage site has a hall that can accommodate 2000 people, a children's park and a library.
If things of yore pique your interests, then you ought to visit Indore's Gandhi Hall, whenever the pandemic permits you. While you're there, you can visit the nearby tourist attractions such as the Lal Bagh Palace and Kanch Mandir. Also, don't forget to carry your travel journal and a camera to document these places!
Location: Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Shastri Market, New Siyaganj, Indore