The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is one of the emerging educational and tech hubs of the country. A city rich in history and culture, it’s also a great place to live. So, with more and more students and young professionals settling in the city, it’s no surprise that there’s a need for places to enjoy yourself and unwind over the weekend. If you’re living in a PG in Palasia, Indore and looking for some places to go to or things to do over the weekend, we’ve got your back. Here’s a list of our top recommendations of Indore’s local hotspots.
One of the most frequently visited destinations in the city, Indore Museum has a collection that dates back to prehistoric times. It has two main galleries that tend to attract visitors. The first contains artefacts from as far back as 5000 BC. The second gallery has mythological carvings from different periods. It is here that you can check out the eight metre-tall Ganapati statue and marvel at various historical wonders. The perfect spot for a history lover on a rainy weekend.
Lal Baag Palace
Head back to the 19th century with a visit to the European style Lal Baag Palace. Experience what it means to be royalty by stepping through the Buckingham Palace style gates, and spend some time observing the different artifacts, paintings and sculptures that are on display at the palace. If you’re into architecture, you’ll probably be able to see the blend of different cultural influences in the palace facades. Definitely worth a visit.
If you fancy a more adventurous weekend, head to PatalPani Waterfalls, about thirty six kilometres from Indore. The views are spectacular here, considering that the falls themselves are three hundred feet high and surrounded by forests on all sides. This is a great place to trek, especially with the help of a local guide as the area can be a bit tricky to navigate in the rainy season. Challenge yourself and your friends and head to the falls for an adventure.
Pipliyapala Regional Park
Nature lovers, you can’t miss out on a weekend visit to Pipliyapala Regional Park. This park boasts of a mix of Mughal and French gardens with rich biodiversity that’s interspersed with fountains and flowers. The park is also known for its amphitheatre where a lot of street plays and other activities are conducted. You can even try out some of the boating facilities at the park. Perfect for some afternoon open-air fun with your friends.
Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary
Whether it be flora or fauna that attracts your eye (and your camera lens) you definitely should add Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary to your list of places to visit in Indore. The park is situated in the valley surrounded by hills, making it one of the most gorgeous places in the city. If you’re interested in trekking, you can choose to trek to the fort at the top of the hill or travel the route by car. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the sambar, leopards, barking deer and black buck found here.
Indore White Church
You don’t have to be religious to want to check out the oldest church in India. Built in 1858 with the name St Ann’s Church, Indore White Church has now become a popular tourist destination for being an incredible specimen of European architecture. It’s worth a visit if you’re looking for some peace or quiet, or around Christmas time when it’s lit up in its finest splendour.
There are many reasons to visit the pilgrim centre at the top of the hill at Gomatgiri. The first is to offer prayers in the twenty four different temples here if you’re a follower of Jainism. The next can be to marvel at the craftsmanship of the twenty one foot-tall statue of Gomateshwar. And of course, it is just a great way to go on a long drive and take a break from the busy city life. The serene atmosphere and incredible view of Indore that you can enjoy here will leave you spellbound.
So, these are some of the top spots that you can visit on a weekend in Indore. Feel free to explore the city more and find some hidden gems that are special to you. Happy exploring!