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Indore History, India

Indore is located somewhere on the South of Satpura Range and it is situated on the famous Indian Malwa Plateau. Indore happens to be the largest city of Madhya Pradesh (a state right in the center of India) and is amongst those cities which are quickly transforming from a old cultural city to modern high tech city.

Somewhere in 1741, the Indreshwar temple was constructed by local land owners and this city is said to have received its name from the name of this temple itself.

The founders of the city of Indore were Zamindars and various landlords. After the arrival of Mughal Armies this land went under the control of the Mughals. It was the year of 1713 when Nizam was opted to control the land on which today Indore is situated.

It was Rao Nandlal who found the land around Indreshwar Temple as the most suitable land to construct a Fort which will save his people from the attacks of Mughals and the Marathas. That land was covered by rivers from all the possible sides. This city was initially called as Indrapur but later it got the shorter name Indore.

It was after the independence of India that many princely states along with Indore were merged in Madhya Bharat (which is now known as central India). Madhya Bharat was merged into state of Madhya Pradesh somewhere in the year of 1956. Bhopal was named the capital of this new state.

The modern Indore has now various highways and railway lines thus proving how Indore has gained importance from the olden days of history to today’s modern age.

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