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Capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is a large city and a major trading hub. Founded in the 16th century, it's celebrated for its culinary scene, has a well-developed public transport system and the largest economy in central India thanks to its good connections to other Indian cities (among other things).
The city has large malls and cinemas and a zoo home to white tigers and Himalayan bears. One of the city's most famous attractions, however is Rajwada Palace, an impressive seven-storey structure. There are also temples like Kanch Mandir or the Temple of Glass, named after the prime material used to decorate it.
A flight to Indore involves a stop on the way since there are currently no direct flights from the UK. You can fly there with Air India, British Airways and Jet Airways. With a three-hour stop in Mumbai, you could get there in just over 13 hours. Another possibility is to stop in Delhi on the way there.
Indore has three seasons - summer, monsoon and winter. Summers are scorching, with average temperatures peaking at around 40°C in May. In fact, temperatures usually stay above 26°C throughout the year. The monsoon season runs from July - September, and the coolest time of year is December and January. These winter months are good times to visit if you want to avoid the hot and rainy weather. Unsurprisingly, this is the peak travel season. It's worth bearing in mind that even though the days are generally very hot, at night the temperature falls to sometimes as low as 10°C, so pack some warm clothes of you're planning on spending time outside at night.