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.
For many of us, winters are the epitome of seasonal comfort. Everything is calm, slow moving and relaxing. The joy of just curling up in your blanket with your favourite book and sipping on hot chocolate is pretty much unmatched.
However, winters in the city can tend to take a toll on you. Things start to get monotonous and you just need a break from it all, sometimes even from the harsh cold. With that in mind, we've curated a list of the places that you need to visit if you want to make the best of winter holidays.
Since the place is just a short drive away, Chokhi Dhani isn't exactly 'getting out of the city', but it still has an otherworldly vibe to it. Here, you can stay in a rural Rajasthani setting and munch on soul warming food straight from the desert state of India. The vibes here make you forget that the winters are on in full swing and offer a much needed break from everyday city life. Need we say more?
To visit Lakshadweep islands, you'll need to plan ahead, but it's all going to be completely worth it. The Islands are serene and almost untouched by the industrial hand of man. They help you get in touch with nature and the best part is that you get to bask along the white shores of the Arabian sea, while watching the sun set over the shimmering crystal clear sea. It is truly a sight to behold and if you're one who can't handle the winters, then a trip here is worthwhile.
Coming back closer to home, you can quench your thirst for mesmerizing flora at Gulawat, which is a place just a short drive from Indore. Here, the Lotus Lake is the main attraction and it is certainly one place that lets you experience something breathtaking. During the winters, everything is just perfect and we can say the same for the lotus lake as well. Apart from that, Gulawat is a quaint little place that helps you relax and take a break from your hectic lifestyle.
Another island makes its way on to our list, solely because of the fact that the warm rays of the sun wash over you, providing some much needed comfort. The place is truly a spectacle of nature and though you're not exactly surrounded by the open sea, the experience of being out in the open, and taking in the sun rays is quite cathartic. The winters are often murky and dull, but when the sun is out at Hanumantiya Island, all is good.
This sacred island nestled on the banks of the Narmada River is a must visit this winter. A predominantly temple town, the hidden gem has an aura of its own. Come winters or summers, the place is always sunny and manages to engulf you in a warm embrace as soon as you enter. There are loads of fun activities to do here as well, so you could plan to make a day or two out of the trip.
As far as winters in Indore are considered, you don't really have much to worry about. The cold season isn't all that harsh in Indore, but sometimes, you just need to get out of the town. In that case, we suggest that you head over to one of these places and ditch the duvets while you're at it.
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.
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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.