My group traveled to Indore via plane and van from Bombay/Mumbai for an industry work conference. The sidewalks in Indore weren't paved; we mostly walked on dirt roads. As I walked down the street, I often got stared down by motorists and bicyclists, since they had probably never seen an Asian person before (by Asian, I mean non-South Asian, since Indians are "Asian" too). I just waved to them; they probably thought I was a crazy tourist. There were cows and (what looked like) wart hogs roaming around in the streets. I saw an elephant with an advertisement draped down his side.
In the "downtown" area, we experienced the colors and bustle of a small Indian outdoor market. We visited a traditional Hindu temple and entered Kanch Mandir, a Jain temple that is completely inlaid with glass. It looks like you are surrounded by a mosaic of colorful mirrors swirled in beautiful patterns. We also ventured into an old palace, but I don't recall the name. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit Indore, but it is most definitely off the beaten path!