Indore is a historical city which used to be the capital of the erstwhile Holkar state. Queen Ahilya Devi was a great custodian of religion who constructed a number of temples across the country. Indore is well known for arts, sculptor and culture. There are a number of artistic sculptors in and around the city worth-seeing - Rajbada, Lalbagh palace, Sheesh Mahal to name a few. Indore is now recognized as an educational hub in central India that can boast of having both IIM and IIT within its precincts. The city of Indore shares its border with well-developed industrial town like Dewas & Pithampur. A number of well-known industry houses like- Kirloskar, Eicher, Tata International, L&T, Mahindra, Man Force Trucks, Volvo, Cipla, Ranbaxy, Ruchi Soya, Bridgestone and Multinational Companies like TCS , Infosys, Reliance and Sahara have either started their operations or are ready to launch them very soon. In view of its immense industrial potential and profuse techno-based infrastructure Indore is beginning to be recognized as “Mini Mumbai ”. There are some famous tourists spots at an average distance of 80 KM from the city among them –The Mahakal temple of Ujjain, Shiva temple at Omkareshwar (both jyotirling), Maheshwar the first capital of the Holkar state, historical Mandu fort are worth-mentioning.