Indore is the largest city in the state of Madhya Pradesh and served as an important centre for trade and commerce in the 16th century. It was during mid-1710 when Rao Nandlal Chaudhary discovered the city, which was then built under the rule and guidance of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar. A popular holiday destination, Indore can be reached by air via the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport which is around 10 km from the city centre. The Indore Railway station and interstate bus service connect the city to the rest of the country. Given that Indore is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, the city boasts of a number of 2-star hotels that provide accommodation for tourists visiting the city. The rooms provided by these two-star hotels are affordable and hence very basic in terms of amenities provided. Most of the 2-star hotels do not have an in-house restaurant. You would ideally find such hotels close to places of public transport and are an ideal accommodation option if your stay in the city is a short one. The city is home a number of architectural marvels reminiscent of the Maratha era. Lal Bagh Palace, Kaanch Mandir, Choral Dam, Patalpani, Kamala Nehru Park, Rajwada, Khajrana Ganesh Temple and more. For a day of fun and entertainment, make your way to Mayank Blue Water Park. Indore cuisine, has over the years, gained much popularity around the country and the best place to indulge would be Sarafa Bazaar. Nafees The Family Restaurant, Kebabsville, Sanchi and Chotiwala are popular dine-outs you must try.Chappan Dukan is perhaps the most famous eating destination in all of Indore, given the variety available here - a must visit when in Indore.Treasure Island Mall is the largest in the city and the best place to go shopping if you are looking for brands. MT Cloth Market is a place you cannot afford to miss, given the variety of clothing material available here. If you are looking for handicrafts, Mrignayani Showroom is the place to be at.