Lal Bagh Palace of Indore is famous for the beautiful architecture. This palace represents the royal lifestyle of Holkar rulers. With the blend of history and culture, it is the must-visit place of Indore.

Lal bagh palace indore
Front view

Lal Bagh Palace

A Palace manifests history and ancient culture. It also shows the luxury lifestyle of those well-established rulers. Lal bagh palace of Indore is a three-storey palace with a museum with a lot of interesting antiques.

About Lal Bagh Palace

One of the most popular tourist spots of Indore is Lal Bagh Palace. This palace is famous for its architecture. However, it is not as attractive as other palaces. But, the architecture inside the palace is indeed magnificent.

view of palace
entrance to the palace

History of Lal Bagh Palace

The palace is the sign of Maratha Holkar rulers who ruled this region. It was built by Tukoji Rao and Shivaji Rao who belong to the Holkar dynasty. Its construction started in 1844 and end up in 1903 AD. It was the palace where those rulers lived.

The architecture of Lal Bagh Palace

This palace is highly influenced by British architecture. It’s a well-finished palace with a royal look. The walls of Lal bagh Palace are in bright colors. With the combination of artwork and amazing decor, it’s architecture is worth to explore while visiting Indore.

Personal Experiences

After taking the tickets we headed inside this palace which has large entry gates. Then, after a few footsteps, there is a Dining hall with the paintings at ceilings which reflect on a table. Some of these paintings are portraits of royal families and the queen.

There are beautiful carvings on the walls of this palace. After this, another thing you will definitely like here is the statues of tigers which look like a real one. These are almost 6 feet or even more. The skin of the tiger was used to make these statues. And, the sharp teeth and the skin make it look like a real one. However, these are enclosed in a glass box for protection. So, if you are going there with kids, then they will surely like it.

(No Pictures inside palace)

Then, On the first floor, there are some other statues, antiques, and unique clocks. This palace also has meeting rooms and guest rooms for occasional gatherings. Also, there are some separate dining halls with some unique designs on the ceiling.

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statue in the garden

After visiting, you can relax in the garden of this palace. It surrounds with trees and the statues of British rulers, which is a great place to take awesome pictures.

As it was a Sunday, a noise of children playing cricket was encouraging me to play with them because the palace is next to the play ground. Maybe Next time!

Time to Visit

It takes about an hour to visit this palace. The visiting time of Lal bagh palace is from 10 am to 5 pm and it does not open on Monday.

Note- Mobile and camera are not allowed inside the palace.

side view of lal bagh palace
a side view

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