Indore’s late night market comes alive at 11:00 pm in Sarafa (the heart of city) where one finds lot of delicacies to enjoy after a nice dinner like – ‘Gajak’,’Bhutta kis’, ‘Gulab Jamun’, ‘garadu’, ‘Rabri’, ‘Hot Milk’, ‘aalo tikiya’, ‘Halwa : – Gajar, Moong’, icecreams, ‘shakes’ etc. and finally tasty ‘paan’ to end your day.
Anant Chaudas is celebrated around the month of September. On the night of Anant Chaudas, large processions are taken out and huge idols of Lord Ganesha on floats and are immersed in water. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the people.
Across India Rangapanchami is celebrated five days after Holi. Indore has its own style of celebrating Rang Panchami, called the Gair. Here, it is celebrated like Holi especially in the Rajwada area. Colors are mixed with water and then poured on others. On the event of the festival, the Indore Municipal Corporation sprinkles color mixed water on the main streets of old Indore.
Indore has the distinction of holding a few interesting Guinness Bookof World Records:
Maharaja Yeshwant Rao II Holkar – The Maharaja of Indore who merged the Holkar State with the GOI. Many prominent buildings like the MY Hospital and the Yeshwant Club are named after him. He is succeeded by his only son ‘Maharajkumar Shivaji Rao Holkar’ (Prince Richard Holkar) and his only daughter ‘HH Maharani Usha Devi of Indore’, the present Maharani of Indore.
Hon’ble Smt Sumitra Mahajan – Hon’ble Smt. Sumitra Mahajan is the incumbent Speaker of the Lok Sabha and a Member of Parliament from Indore since 1989. In 2014, she won election to the Lok Sabha for the eighth time, one of three members of the 16th Lok Sabha to do so and is currently the longest-serving woman member.
Colonel C.K. Nayudu – The first captain of India in Test cricket – born in Indore
Captain Mushtaq Ali – Colonel Nayudu’s teammate in the Holkar team and in the Indian team -born in Indore
Swar Kokila Lata Mangeshkar – The “Nightingale of Bollywood” was born in Indore.
Rahul Dravid – Indian cricketer – Born in Indore
Salman Khan – Born in Indore and spent childhood up to five years here.
Johnny Lever – King of comedy in Indian cinema born in Indore
Kishore Kumar – great singer and actor studied in Christian College, Indore.
Swanand Kirkire – Song writer and singer born and studied in Indore.
Rahat Indori – World-Famous Urdu poet and film lyricist – Born in Indore