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Over the years, many cinematographers and directors have chosen magnificent landmarks of Indore as the backdrop of their movies. Home to a plethora of historical monuments, the richness of the city's natural beauty is acknowledged by everyone, especially the patrons of the Hindi film industry.

A lot of movies, TV shows and documentaries have covered the aesthetically pleasing spots of Indore, placing the city on the 'travel list' of many folks. So take a glance at these 9 Bollywood movies that have been shot in Indore and its nearby areas, to bookmark the places for your next visit!

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Bored of the usual work-from-home weekdays and 'Netflix & chill' weekends? Yeah, we understand! So if you are looking for a hatke plan to sort your boredom, we have got you covered! Take an 80-minute drive from Indore to Jantar Mantar in Ujjain and learn about the ways by which revolutions and positions of celestial bodies were calculated in the bygone age. Built in 1725, this is the only ancient observatory in India where research work is still carried on to this day. Read on to get a free virtual tour of this astronomical monument before you plan your visit.

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Planning a day trip from Indore? Fret not, we have got you covered! Explore Bagh Caves, the 'Ajanta' of Madhya Pradesh, which stands at a distance of 150 kilometres from Indore, on the banks of River Baghani. A culmination of man-made caverns, Bagh Caves are a sound specimen of 5th-century Indian rock-cut architecture. Along the southern slope of the Vindhyas, this set of nine rock-cut caves, is famous for murals by the expert painters of ancient India.

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It has already been a year to the day when the legend, Dr. Rahat Indori, breathed his last. Former Professor of Urdu Literature at Indore's Devi Ahilya University, a painter and a renowned lyricist, Dr. Indori held many feathers in his cap. As we remember him, on his first death anniversary, here is a list of his inspirational shayaris that have an ineffaceable place in our hearts and in the world of Urdu poetry.

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Started as a small tea outlet in Indore, back in 2016, 'Chai Sutta Bar' is a multi-national brand today. With a turnover of over 100 crores at present, this business venture by the trio- Anubhav, Rahul and Anand, is now expanding its footsteps across the globe. Spread over 70 cities in India, Oman and The United Arab Emirates, the brand has over 165 outlets operational currently.

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Located near the amusement park- Mangal Merry Land, Meghdoot Upvan is listed among Indore's oldest and most beautiful gardens. Dotted by ample verdant hues and vibrant flowers, it is frequented by morning joggers looking to indulge in an exercise session amidst the rejuvenating aura of this garden. If you too want to virtually pamper yourself with that refreshing vibe, then join us as we explore more about Meghdoot Garden.

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Pegged to be the largest fossil park in Asia, the Ghughwa National Fossil Park in Dindori can be termed as the ideal getaway recourse, far from the din of Indore. Nestled approximately at a distance of 600 kilometres from the city, this tranquil place stretches through an expansive spread of 75 acres, that is waiting to be explored. As the name suggests, the forest region is rich in rare fossils of leaves and trees, dated 65 million years ago.

So, if you wish to let out the adventurer, the historian and the wanderer in you, pack up your bags and get set going to trace the calcified remnants of the flora vestige here.

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Situated approximately 82 km from Indore is a gem of Mandu's prominent tourist attractions, Baz Bahadur Mahal. This beautiful palace is said to be named after the last independent leader of Mandu, during whose reign the city was at its peak. Let's take a virtual tour of this structure located on a hillslope, surrounded by scenic views and know about its legend and history!

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An oasis settled amid the otherwise rocky terrain of the Vindhyas, Kuno National Park has been associated with legends since time immemorial. Stories of developing this area as a national park trace their way to the early 1900s, when King Madhavrao Scindia made an effort to revive the population of lions in this area. While his dream couldn't be actualised, his trailblazing efforts inspired the ideation of turning this place into a habitat for a myriad of flora and fauna. A 7-hour drive from Indore, let's explore more such chronicles attached to this park, also known as the Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Spread over 57 square kilometres in the Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, the Narsinghgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is the archway to the unfiltered scapes of nature and wildlife, away from the din of big townships. Located about 4 hours from Indore, the wildlife centre transfuses the serenity of the unknown with the thrill of the undiscovered, carving the perfect getaway for you. Be it calm or adventure, the Narsinghgarh Sanctuary feeds you all that you seek, crushing away the pandemic blues!

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Located in Indore's Shree Nagar locality, Chhatri Bagh shares a link to the Holkar Dynasty that once ruled the bounds of this city. Originally a burial site for kings and queens, the premises of this structure dotted by canopies, or chhatris, has now been turned into a popular park. If you are looking to break the monotony of lockdown with a stroll in a park, then mask on and visit Chhatri Bagh for a trip down the annals of history and some fresh air!

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