Indore is the largest city in the Malwa region of Central India and also the cosmopolitan capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh. An erstwhile summer capital of the former state of Madhya Bharat, before it was taken into Madhya Pradesh, today Indore is one of the most urbanized cities in the entire state. From its monuments to gastronomical delights; the place has been luring visitors since ages. If you are wondering how to reach the place, just go through this article. It will provide information about the various options of reaching/ traveling to Indore.
Indore has an airport of its own, which makes possible reaching the
city directly by airways. Situated 8km to the southeast of the main city
center, 'Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport' has various flights that connect
it to major air destinations in India. Key airlines like Air Sahara, Jet
Airways, JetLite, Kingfisher Airlines, Deccan Aviation, GoAir, SpiceJet,
Indian Airlines and Alliance Air operate in the Indore airport and link
it to places like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad,
Ahmedabad, Goa, Kolkata, Nagpur, Jaipur, Bhopal, etc.
Indore railway network is a sub-division of Ratlam Division of the
Western Railways and connects it with other railway junctions in India,
by both meter and broad gauge railway tracks. Direct trains are
available for places like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Trivandrum,
Ahmedabad, Pune, Jammu, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Nagpur, Patna and other
major towns. The Indore junction is the chief railway station in the
city. There are four other small stations viz. Rajendra Nagar, Lokmanya
Nagar, Saifee Nagar and Lakshmibai Nagar that facilitates short distance
rail services to nearby towns and villages.
Different national and state highways connect Indore to places in and
around Madhya Pradesh. Some major highways pass through the city and
makes road transport to Indore pretty easy. Agra-Bombay National Highway
(NH3) and the NH59 are important highways. Itarsi and Bhopal are
connected to Indore by a state highway. Khandwa Toll Road connects the
city to the Khandwa town. In the north-west, the city is connected to
Ujjain via the Ujjain Road. Public and private bus services are easily
available for reaching Indore. Bhopal, Barwani, Khandwa, Ujjain, Dewas,
Shajapur, Dhar, Ratlam, Khargoan, Jhabua and Agar are some prominent
destinations that are well connected to Indore by road.