Indore is not just the cleanest city in India but also hugely popular among tourists for its historical and natural heritage. There are umpteen number of spots in and around Indore where you can spend a relaxing weekend and come back rejuvenated for the week ahead. You need to check out these 5 places to make the best use of your time.

Pipliyapala Regional Park

Also known as the Indore Regional Park, Pipliyapala offers a scenic and tranquil atmosphere, with a flowing lake surrounded by a verdant atmosphere for a perfect family getaway. It is more like a serene oasis amidst the urban jungle of Indore. Hitch a boat ride and take walks near the water fountain to feel refreshed. The French Indian Gardens are popular too and you can also snack at the food counters while you visit the landmarks.

Timings: 11 AM - 9 PM

Patalpani Waterfall

Nestled amidst Mhow Tehsil, Patalpani Waterfall is approximately 300 feet high. This is a favourite picnic spot among families because of its natural beauty. The peaceful atmosphere here offers a great option to unwind with families and friends.
Make sure to visit the Maheshwar, Omkareshwar and other pilgrim sites in the region, around 50-60 kms away, while you’re here.

Timings: 6 AM - 6PM

Bamniya Kund

Another panoramic waterfall, located approximately 37 kms from the main city of Indore, Bamniya Kund is a beguiling wonder of nature. It is both an adventurous campsite and a serene cascade rolled into one. Walk through the mesmerising jungles to satiate your appetite for adventure and you’ll not be disappointed.

Timings: 24 Hrs

Night Camping At Taraniya

Some 80 odd kilometers away from Indore, Taraniya actually helps to rejuvenate the mind after a hectic week because of it’s soulful ambiance. Experience a night stay here at a reserved forest area along with a flavor of exhilarating adventure! It is one of the best areas around Indore where you can chill and be in the comforting arms of nature. Grab the opportunity to stargaze while being near the majestic Shipra river.

Mandu

Almost a 100kms away, this place is the perfect getaway spot if you’re looking for amazing pictures and a break!
Built under the Mughal rule, Mandu is a true testament of love between Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. The Jahaz Mahal in Mandu is built in the form of a ship that’s about to sail and it speaks volumes about the architectural genius that it is.

The Mandu cuisine is unique-they serve delicious kebabs, bhutte ki kees, mawa-bati, malpuas and so on so don’t neglect your taste buds here!

Timings: 6AM-7PM.

Whether you want to experience the adrenaline rush of adventure or you want to go for a drive with your favourite songs on speaker, Indore offers it all.
So pick up your phone right away and start planning!

Lucknow Airport receives global recognition by ACI for 'extraordinary proactive measures'

The accreditation is valid for the next 12 months.

Adding another feather to the city's resplendent cap, Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh airport has been officially recognized by the Airports Council International (ACI) under the banner of their Airport Health Accreditation programme. Joining Lucknow, are the airports of Ahmedabad and Mangaluru, as per the reports of Adani Enterprises. This global recognition demonstrates "extraordinary proactive measures" put in place by these airports to ensure passenger safety, said a regulatory filing.

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Mumbai scrapes-off fine for not wearing masks while driving private vehicles

Fines will still be imposed on people travelling mask-less in public transport and/or public places.

In a fresh set of guidelines issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Sunday, people will no longer be fined for not wearing masks inside private vehicles. In a directive issued by the BMC, all clean-up marshals were asked to exempt people in personal vehicles from the no-mask fine, priced at ₹200. However, this relaxation has not been extended to people travelling in public transport including taxis, rickshaws, buses and trains. Fines will also be imposed on people without face masks in other public places, stated the BMC.

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Abhishek Walia's latest show in Jaipur promises an evening of giggles and chuckles

The event is scheduled for the 6th of February at Jaipur's L.O.L cafe.

Have your new year vibes given up to the monotony of life already? Or, are you fed up with the uncertain times moving slowly through the pandemic? Then, light up your spirits for we know what you want! After your crazy laughter went on an uninformed vacation a long time ago, we know that your heart has been craving for an evening of exuberance, and comedian Abhishek Walia is coming to Jaipur with his brand new show, just to take care of that!

What's the cool thing all about?

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Claiming to be an evening that would twist the obnoxious Kalesh in everyone's life into a laugh ride, the event promises to entertain its attendees with a live roast performance. The 1.5 hours long show would tickle its audience with the wittiest insights from the most usual experiences of life.

After winning The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Season 5, Abhishek Walia has made it to the hearts of young people across the country. A University of Delhi Alumnus with a history of working as an analyst and a trained anchor too, Abhishek has worked in a lot of fields before finally realising what his calling was. Having garnered millions of views on his roast acts available online, the artist shines bright in the Indian comedy circle.

For long we have been hooked to our youtube screens for all our doses of laughter amidst the lockdown and an outing like this, will surely provide for a fresh change for the head and the heart.

Knock Knock

Whether you are thinking of clearing your mind or dreaming of a memorable fun-time with your bae, this event definitely deserves your attention. To book your spots in the room of giggles and chuckles, find tickets here.

When: 6th February, 6 PM onwards

Where: L.O.L Cafe, Ashok Nagar Jaipur.

For the first time in Lucknow, ‘Gur Mahotsav' soon to be a sweet reality!

A haven for sweet-lovers, this fair will have stalls of jaggery, chocolates, sweets, candies and kheer up for grabs!

For the first time ever, Lucknow will host a 'Gur Mahotsav' showcasing the branding of jaggery and its related products. To be held in the city sometime next month, the festival was earlier set to take place last year. However, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed.

A haven for sweet-lovers, this fair will have stalls of jaggery, chocolates, sweets, candies and kheer up for grabs! Bringing progressive sugarcane farmers from every corner of the state to Lucknow, this fest will also work as a central platform where agro-producers will be able to meet specialist producers and people from the food processing sector. This confluence will help the different groups to share their knowledge for symbiotic growth.

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In an attempt to benefit the children with special needs, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has decided to implement a 50% reduction in the examination fees for them. Reportedly, a circular issued by the secretary of the Goa Board stated that the examination fee shall be decreased to 50% of its current value for all the specially-abled children who will sit for their class 10th or 12th board examination through an accredited secondary or higher secondary school.

No practical examinations fees for examinees with special needs

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The amended fee amount stands at ₹ 525 for students who deposit within the stipulated time while it would be ₹ 1,025 if the late fee is added. These students will also be exempted from paying the fee for practical examination. Additionally, a reduced fee of ₹ 300 would be charged for providing the statement of marks and the passing certificate.

The board's resolve attempts to grant an advantage to the kids with special needs. Though the decision regarding the concessions was taken by the Goa Board's executive council in January last year, it is being extended to the students from the forthcoming board examination.

Not the first benefit scheme of the state board

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As practised by all other boards of education, the Goa board also provides other relaxations to these students appearing for 10th and 12th examinations. Facilities like the help of a scribe are provided based on the nature and extent of disability.

The latest intervention is not the first of its kind in Goa. Since 2005, the Goa Board has kept a separate set of provisions for children with special needs. The scheme that underwent revisions in 2008 and later in 2018 is targeted towards providing financial aids to regular schools for establishing resource rooms and executing all-encompassing methods of education. Also, allowances are offered to the parents of these children for being able to avail facilities like physiotherapy.

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