Places to Visit near Indore Within 100 km | Weekend Getaways Near Indore

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Places to Visit near Indore Within 100 km

Here is the list of 15 Places to Visit near Indore Within 100 km | Weekend Getaways Near Indore

1. Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary, Indore

This beautiful wildlife and bird sanctuary is an ideal picnic spot for nature lovers. Established in the year 1981 for the conservation of flora and fauna in the region, Rala Mandal is 20 kms away from the city of Indore. Inside the sanctuary, there is also a palace which was built by the Holkers during their reign. To have a good view of the elephants, deer and others among animals and eucalyptus, teak, Chandan, Babool among the trees in the forest, one can opt for a camel ride. The perfect time to plan a picnic at Rala Mandal is between October and February.

2. Tincha Falls, Indore

Located 25 kilometres from the bustling city of Indore, Tincha Falls are one of the most popular waterfalls in the region. The milky white cascade is located in the Tincha village, also where the falls derive their name from. The roaring plunge of water at a height of 300 feet is a rain fed waterfall and is primarily a monsoon destination. Surrounded by lush green vegetation on all sides and an exhilarating experience in itself,Tincha falls attracts a wide array of visitors from all walks of life.

3. Patalpani Waterfall, Indore

Plummeting from a height of 300 meters, the Patalpani Waterfall is the most scenic photo stop in Indore. These roaring falls are enveloped by refreshing mist and dense verdure making them the favourite getaway picnic spot. The monsoons swell the falls and may make it risky for close encounters causing accidents. It is best to maintain cautious distance from the waterfall during the rains.

4. Janapav, Indore

Nestled among similar hills of the Malwa region, Janapav, or Janapav Kuti, is the ideal getaway for lovers of nature and trekkers alike. If you’re looking to traverse through twisty bends in Central Indian forests while peacefully gazing over distant hills and the crimson sunset, then this hill station should be your destination. Located on the Mumbai-Indore highway and in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore district, Janapav experiences footfall from all areas of country throughout the year, especially during monsoons.

5. Chidiya Bhadak Fall, Indore

Chidiya Bhadak Falls is one of the unexplored and secret gem of Indore. Enveloped in lush greenery, and rocky cliffs, the waterfalls is a mesmerizing sight to watch and is a picture worth capturing. The waterfall also offer good trekking and hiking opportunities.

6. Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain

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Mahakaleshwar Temple, located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, continues to be one of the most sacred and outstanding places of pilgrimage for Hindus till date. The abode of Lord Shiva, it is on the banks of the Rudra Sagar Lake and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Even in the modern and hectic lifestyles, the temple continues to provide visitors with an altogether different and unmatched peace of mind and composure.

7. Jantar Mantar, Ujjain

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The architectural marvel Jantar Mantar (also called the Vedh Shala Observatory), established in the 17th century is the oldest to be constructed among the group of five observatories ( Jaipur, Delhi, Ujjain, Mathura, and Varanasi). Maharaja Jai Singh took onto its construction in 1719 to help the Hindu scholars and astrologers with their research and studies. Jantar Mantar, an outcome of great diligence has not only served as the research station to astronomers in the old times but also continues to serve its astronomical as well as tourism purpose even today.

8. Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh - Mini Varanasi

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Known For : Omkareshwar Jyothirlinga temple Kedareshwar Temple Parikrama on the island

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Situated at the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri, the holy city of Omkareshwar is shaped in the form of Hindu religious symbol 'Om', due to the merging of two valleys and a central pool of Narmada waters. It derives its name from 'Omkara' which is just one other name of Lord Shiva. Situated on the Mandhata islands, Omkareshwar houses one of the 12 revered Jyotirlingas and hence, draws thousands of devotees each year. It has two ancient shrines - Omkareshwar and Amarkareshwar.

Best Time: October to March

9. Jahaz Mahal, Mandu

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The splendid architecture of Jahaz Mahal occupies an expense in the Mandu region of Madhya Pradesh. It was built during the reign of Mandu Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji, who is believed to have as many as 15,000 women as his consorts. To accommodate the women belonging to the royal consortium, Jahaz Mahal was built in second half of the 15th century. Jahaz Mahal best captures the medieval history of Mundu. Here 'Jahaz' refers to a ship and 'Mahal' refers to a palace, which is a reflection of the edifice itself. Surrounded by pond water, it seems to be floating gently above the surface of the water.

10. Hoshang's Tomb, Mandu

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Largely regarded as the oldest marble edifice in India, this architectural phenomenon has been said to have influenced Shah Jahan by leaps and bounds. It is also said that Shah Jahan had sent his workmen and Ustad Hamid to inspect the structural site and draw inspiration from it to build his marvel - The Taj Mahal. The crescent that is crowned on the top of the tomb is considered to have been imported from Mesopotamia or Persia.

11. Narmada Ghat, Maheshwar

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Nestled among similar hills of the Malwa region, Janapav, or Janapav Kuti, is the ideal getaway for lovers of nature and trekkers alike. If you’re looking to traverse through twisty bends in Central Indian forests while peacefully gazing over distant hills and the crimson sunset, then this hill station should be your destination. Located on the Mumbai-Indore highway and in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore district, Janapav experiences footfall from all areas of country throughout the year, especially during monsoons.

12. Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar

Perched on the edge of a cliff in the town of Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh, and overlooking the pristine river Narmada in the background, Ahilya Fort, also known as Holkar Fort, is a 250 years old monument which was the capital of the Maratha Queen Ahilyabai Holkar between 1766 and 1795. Besides the striking Maratha architecture and the age old charm, the fort also offers magnificent views of the quaint Maheshwar town and its gorgeous ghats.

13. Baz Bahadur's Palace, Mandu

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Legend has it that this splendid architectural wonder was constructed for the last independent leader of Mandu, Baz Bahadur much before he came into power in the year 1509. Surprisingly, the edifice does not only display Islamic architectural styles but it also boasts of designs inspired from Rajasthani trends.

14. Jam Darwaza, Indore

Jam Darwaza aka Jam Gate, located at the Mhow- Mandaleshwar Highway in Bhagdara, is an uphill picnic spot. This huge gate was constructed back in 1790 AD. It's in a lush green, hilly region. The view from the top of its adjacent mountains is immensely scenic. There's fresh air, calmness and epic sunrise and sunset views. A perfect place for a relaxing getaway to spend quality time with friends or family, and click awesome pictures!

Timing: Open 24 hours.

15. Lotus Valley - Indore

Lotus Valley is situated about 30 kilometres away from the city of Indore. It's a beautiful and serene place with a forest and a lake where Lotus flowers blossom. Only about an hour of travelling, and you get to experience soothing calmness. It serves as the perfect place for spending quiet time in the lap of nature, with your friends, family or partner. There's horse riding as well, but you can't find a lot of food in close vicinity. 

Best time: October to April.

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