One of the biggest attractions in Indore, the Rajwada Palace is one of the most iconic places in the city. Also called the Holkar Palace, the formidable structure was built over 200 hundred years ago by the Maratha rulers who introduced Indore to great culture and have been responsible for the major reforms the city has seen.
When in Indore, the list of things to do isn't all that vast. You can go around the city and see all the cultural hotspots in just about a day. Apart from that, you've got your usual events, which are great for weekend visits.
However, if you're the daring and adventurous type, then you've got to pay a visit to Indore Snake House, at Indore Zoo. Here, you can get in touch with some of the mesmerizing reptilian species that reside in the city.
What's got our interest?
The Indore reptile house has just recently been opened and within just a week, it has been quite a hit with the masses.
We Indoris really love to go out, splurge and have fun. When it comes to adventure, we're equally excited about it and always up for something enthralling. In case you're like us, then take a trip to the Indore Reptile House.
What can you expect here?
Indore Reptile House is home to over a dozen species of reptiles and each one of them is more mesmerizing than the last. With over 30 individual animals, the place really has a rainforest like vibe.
There's a whole separate area that is just for snakes, so the ophiophilist in you can go nuts over the whole area. The species they have are indeed rather rare, so check out all the enclosures for some boas, krait snakes, and even deadly vine snakes.
If you're worried about the reptiles, then you can rest assured that they have caretakers and handlers who ensure that things don't get out of hand.
Those of you who love to do offbeat things in the city, this is something for you. Sure, a musical night or a dance night would be more fun, but here, you get to have a somewhat cathartic experience, along with some learning. Now that sounds like something we're not going to miss.
Who doesn't love the Beatles? Their songs cross the boundaries of conventional music and are often regarded as some of the best this planet has ever heard. The group has shaped the landscape of modern music as we know it.
In Indore, you can be a part of an event that takes forward John Lennon's dream of, to quote, 'living life in peace'. On 8th December, 2019, 39 years after the death of the musician, we get together to relive the magic that his music has spread.
Humanity has an unconditional love for the Beatles. In fact, one of their songs, Across the Universe, was also put on board the Voyager I, which is drifting in space.
On his death anniversary, Indoris will get together to celebrate the life and work of John Lennon, the most revolutionary musicians ever to walk the Earth.
Last year, a similar event was organised at Indore. Fans of the Beatles paid their respects towards the musician by singing some of his most famous songs and came together as a community. Even 39 years after his death, John is touching the lives of those who cannot let go of him.
About the event
The event is being organised by one very passionate fan of The Beatles and John Lennon, who just wants the world to know & remember Lennon. Through such an event, he aims to keep alive the spirit of the Beatles, which is slowly dying in this age of electronic music.
At the event, you folks can gather around at a serene location, have some meaningful conversations and gel over the music of John Lennon. Surely, this is a poignant way to celebrate the musician who brought us some of the most lyrically sound music.
The best part is that if you have an instrument, you can take it along with you and play with community to pay respects to John. Sing along, make a few friends and bring the city together under the influence John's exceptional music.
If you're a fan of the Beatles, or just music in general, then this is a meet up for you. Here, you can get with like minded people who you thought were non-existent, so what are you waiting for? Grab a few friends and get going.
When: December 08, 2019
Here's where you can register.
For more information, click here.
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The everyday city life can often tend to set up something of a rut in your life and that’s why, this World Wildlife Day, you have to take a break from it all. To break the monotony, we’ve got the perfect list for you. We’ve compiled the best places near Indore where you can take in the enthralling beauty of nature, let go of technology and most importantly, your responsibilities. All of the national parks and sanctuaries mentioned here are in Madhya Pradesh, and they’re all just a long drive away!
Van Vihar National Park
The name of this national park says it all. It is one of the most vibrant national parks in the country and one can find almost 200 species of birds and around 60 species of butterflies. It is an abode of animals such as Albino sloth bears, White tigers, lions, sambhars, cheetals and many more. Besides that, you can also spot crocodiles, gharials and several species of tortoise here. The national park is situated near Bhopal and has some historical significance as well. If you’re here, remember to carry a raincoat as the heavy rains here are non-stop.
Van Vihar National park is located 196 kilometers from Indore and it should take you 4 hours to get there.
Satpura National Park
The national park is best known for its rugged terrain, scenic landscapes, deep gorges, magnificent waterfalls and, of course, the variety of wilderness that can be found here. Each of the sandstone peaks and lush valleys tell a different tale and encapsulate everything that one loves about a biome. The biodiversity hub is home to a variety of land animals and more than hundreds of species of aquatic life. Here, the choice of safaris offer a varied experience as one of them takes you along the forest on elephant backs while the other takes you into the backwaters of the forest.
Satpura National park is located 280 kilometers from Indore and it should take you 7 hours to get there.
Bandhavgarh National Park
Deemed as the ‘Tiger’s territory’ Bandhavgarh National Park is home to the largest number of Bengal tigers in the world. Be sure to take your camera along with you and capture the tigers in all their glory. If you’re on a safari here, you may just see some little tiger cubs playfully loitering about, or maybe even some full grown tigers just lurking around the corner, keeping a watchful eye. The national park also holds historical and mythological relevance, so don’t get spooked if you feel some otherworldly vibes here.
Bandhavgarh National park is located 643 kilometers from Indore and it should take you 12 hours to get there.
Pench National Park
The name may ring a bell for you. Not because the national park is regarded as one of the best in the county, but because it is Mowgli’s place of birth! The serene beauty of the place, the mesmerizing wilderness and the vibrant aura is perhaps why Rudyard Kipling chose this as the place as an inspiration for ‘The Jungle Book’. The national park is home to lions, tigers, jaguars and several other ferocious big cats, so be wary of those. Apart from that, it also houses over 250 species of rare, migratory birds, which add to the already incredible aura of Pench.
Pench National park is located 523 kilometers from Indore and it should take you 10 hours to get there.
Kanha National Park
A visit to one of the most famous natural reserves in Madhya Pradesh is Kanha National Park is the best way to blow off steam of everyday city life. It is lush with a variety of flora and fauna and is well known for the many species of birds and aquatic life. The national park is spread across an area of 940 square kilometers. One of the main advantage of going here is that you might get a chance to witness hordes of Barasinghas in the Sonf Meadows, which is a sight to behold.
Kanha National park is located 612 kilometers from Indore and it should take you 11 hours to get there.
World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 03 and this is the perfect time to celebrate the day with nature. We hope that this list gives you an idea of the best biomes that you can pay a visit to from Indore over a weekend.