There is very little information with respect to the architecture of the earlier period covering the rules of Shivaji, Sambhaji, Rajaram and Shahu.The prior Maratha rulers had neither the time nor the assets to indulge in such activities because of their extended wars with the Mughals.
Even during the British Raj, Indore remained as the part of the Holkar Dynasty.The charm of this city lies in its rich cultural heritage which has been preserved over centuries and makes the hints of urbanization and commerce, here a bit more colorful and magical.Indore has been one of the fore-runners in the development of the country in the era of modernization.The Maratha design did not have the excellence and beauty of the structures of the Mughals and the Rajputs.Be that as it may, the Marathas exceeded expectations in fortification engineering.He established the city of Indrapur and built a fortress there. When the Marathas became powerless after they lost the third battle of Panipat to Ahmad Shah Abdali, an Afghan invader, they had to sue for peace in order to resist the British.
After this, the Holkars established their rule on Indore.
However, one can get some idea about the features of the Maratha architecture from the later built forts and buildings.
The materials that were mostly used for construction were bricks, mortars and stone.
Then, you can go for the majestic Rajwada, which has glimpses from the time of famous warrior queen, Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar. A 39-minute drive will further take you to another site of interest in Indore, which is the Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, holding some of the rarest species of flora and fauna.
By the time you return from Indore, you shall leave satisfied to the core.
Located in the Malwa Region, the city of Indore was founded by Rao Nandlal Chaudhary.