Weekend Getaways from Indore

With a population of more than 1 Million, Indore is the business capital of India. Indore has built up itself as the center point of exchange & modern practices in the state. Yet, the appeal of this city lies in its rich social legacy which has been protected over hundreds of years. Indore is the case of a taking off city with endless open doors which has not put some distance between its history and legacy. ​ Indore has been one of the fore-runners in the improvement of the nation in the time of modernization.

Let’s Travel the Top Weekend Getaway Places from Indore:

Ranthambore -“The Land Of Legends”

Located in: Rajasthan, India Ranthambore is known for: Leisure, Wildlife Best to travel with: Friends, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its Tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their Natural Habitat. It is one of the most popular Wildlife Reserve, known best for Tiger Photography and Documentaries.

SANCHI -“The Land Of Stupas”

Located in: Madhya Pradesh, India Sanchi is known for: Culture Best to travel with: Family Ideal time to travel: Mar, Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

Sanchi is always seen with Buddhist Stupas – Structures commonly containing Relics of the Buddha or his Devotees. The Stupas of Sanchi were built on the requests of Emperor Ashoka to Save & Spread the Buddhism. This place has always been a surprise for the tourist and also delight for the visitors. Sanchi has been ensuring these delightful Structural Miracles. The various Stupas, Sanctuaries and an Ashokan column have been the concentration of Wonder for worldwide gatherings of people too. Indeed, UNESCO has given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ to the Mahastupa. A visit to Sanchi will bring alive the Wonderment you felt as a kid as you tune in to the stories of Ashoka.

UDAIPUR -“Kashmir Of Rajasthan”

Located in: Rajasthan, India Udaipur is known for: Leisure, Romantic Best to travel with: Couple, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec

Udaipur is often referred to as the “Venice of the East”. It has a romance of setting unmatched in Rajasthan and all over India. The city is also known for its fusion of Zinc and Copper Mines. Fantastical Palaces, Temples, Havelis, Timeless Streets, Lakes add the human counterpart to the city’s natural charm. Udaipur is tagged as the most romantic spot in India. For tourists, the city offers exciting places, lakes, palaces, tranquility of boat rides, bustle and color of bazars, endless tempting hotels and what not. Udaipur is home to the largest artificial lake in Asia called Jaisamand Lake or Lake Pichola. The city has some great museums with the First Antique Car Museum in India. The Solar Observatory in Udaipur is known as one of the best in Asia. Udaipur is also renowned for its miniature paintings.

MOUNT ABU -“Oasis In The Desert”

Located in: Rajasthan, India Mount Abu is known for: Culture Best to travel with: Couple, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Oasis in the deserted land of Rajasthan and posses the honor of being the only hill-station in Rajasthan as well as north-west India. The world famous tourist destination is known for its Delwara Jain temples and natural beauty world over, situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range is also the summer capital for the Indian state of Rajasthan, home to lakes, waterfalls and green forests, the hill retreat, has a very cool and soothing climate thanks to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. Be mindful that if you arrive during Diwali (October or November), or the following two weeks, prices soar and the place is packed. Mt. Abu also gets pretty busy from mid-May to mid-June, before the monsoon.

AURANGABAD -“The City Of Ajanta & Ellora”

Located in: Maharashtra, India Aurangabad is known for: Culture Best to travel with: Friends, Solo, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec.

Globally famous tourist destination because of its proximity to the Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad. Aurangabad fascinates with its culture and lifestyle, offering tourists a wide gamut of hospitality. Recently declared the ‘Tourism Capital of Maharashtra’, Aurangabad is an important hub in the state’s tourism sector with its close connection to such significant tourist destinations as caves of Ajanta and Ellora which have been declared ‘World Heritage Sites’ by UNESCO as well as the famous Mughal monument Bibi ka Maqbara and Panchakki. Aurangabad, is also said to be a City of Gates and the strong presence of these can be felt as one drives through the city. ​Apart from Ajanta and Ellora, other popular places to visit are Grishneshwar, Jayakwadi Dam, Naukhanda Palace, Khuldabad etc.

CHITTORGARH -“Our Heritage Is Our Glory

Located in: Rajasthan, India Chittorgarh is known for: Culture, Spiritual Best to travel with: Friends, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Chittorgarh is the largest fort complex in India, and a fascinating place to Explore, for all Wanderers. Its history epitomizes Rajput Romanticism, Chivalry and Tragedy, and it holds a special place in the Hearts of many Rajputs. The fort is a treasure house of history and historical monuments, the approach to the fort is very difficult. The place is range to monuments from fort to temples. Every monument represents the historical architecture of India.

LONAR -“The Meteorite Lake”

Located in: Maharashtra, India Lonar is known for: Nature Best to travel with: Friends, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec.

Lonar is a mesmerizingly beautiful place being famous for a crater that was formed over 50,000 years ago due to the collision of a meteorite on the surface of the region is also famous for its rich natural heritage. This 6,000 feet wide and 500 feet deep lake is an important source of scientific research &educational importance. The area is also surrounded by a lot of flora and fauna which makes the place even more beautiful. There is also a famous Gomukh temple located at the boundary of the lake where snakes and other animals like fox, mongoose, deers can be spotted. Daitya Sudan temple is famous for its architectural style as it reminds of the world famous Khajuraho temples.

BHOPAL -“Mystique Land Of History”

Located in: Madhya Pradesh, India Bhopal is known for: Culture, Leisure Best to travel with: Solo, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Dec.

Bhopal is a place of great historical importance and considered to be the heart city of India. Bhopal is blessed with beautiful lakes in the city thats showcases the magical views of sunset &sunrise that is very rare in such busy cities. A near by site, Bhimbetka Caves have evidence of dwellings of prehistoric man during the Paleolithic era. Rock paintings in the caves are specimens of prehistoric settlements in India. This UNESCO world heritage site has about 600 caves, but only 12 are open for visitors. Bhopali food has a large variety for food and the spicy food here is very much known among the foodie travellers.

SAPUTARA -“Abode Of Serpents”

Located in: Gujarat, India Saputara is known for: Adventure, Nature, Romantic Best to travel with: Couple, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Saputara is an affluent resort hill station because of the innumerable opportunities like sightseeing, trekking and boating that it offers. It is a perfect getaway for eco lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and people who love adventure sports. The meaning of Saputara is the habitat of snakes and the tribal of this region worship snakes, especially during Holi. It is a beautiful hilly area enriched with greenery offering magnificent panorama, tribal culture and great trekking opportunities. Breathe in the rolling hills of Saputara, echoing green hues, lushinf flowers, and watch the meditating rain drops, in rains. Walk carefree on the expanse of the Governor’s hill and see the sun dip into the Saputara Lake, in Summer. Well, Its an Awesome Experience and You must Experience it.

SURAT -“Diamond Heart Of World”

Located in: Gujarat, India Surat is known for: Leisure, Spiritual, Nature Best to travel with: Friends, Solo, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec,

Surat, previously known as Suryapur, is a city in the State of Gujarat. Surat, having its name associated with Saurasthtra, is located in the district of Valsad. Ranking as the 9th largest metropolitan in India, Surat is the second most populated city in the state of Gujarat. Known as ‘the city of flyovers’, It is a commercial center of textiles and diamonds.

SEONI -“Call Of The Wild”

Located in: Madhya Pradesh, India Seoni is known for: Wildlife Best to travel with: Friends, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec.

One of the most wild forest in 17th century, now is a wildlife exploration gateway for the Travellers & Photographers. The rich wildlife and surroundings of the wildlife sanctuaries in Seoni is definitely the call of the wild. Seoni jungle and its wolves earned the name from the famous fiction ‘Jungle Book’ with its character name ‘Mowgli’. The Waiganga river adds to the beauty of the green surroundings of the Seoni hills. The wildlife in the region is best observed in the sanctuaries such as Pench Tiger Reserve & Kanha National Park. The description of its natural beauty, richness in flora and fauna has been observed in numerous wildlife books.

PALANPUR -“Deesa Sky Diving”

Located in: Gujarat, India Palanpur is known for: Adventure, Nature Best to travel with: Friends, Solo Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Palanpur city is circled by hillocks in the close vicinity of Aravali Mountains. It derives its name from Palani Chauhans who inhabited the city in 14th century. Ambaji is an important temple town with millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year in banaskantha district. An ancient stepwell `Mithi Vav’ is the best-preserved architectural monument with seven galleries on the wall on either side. There is a Kirti Stambh and a Rajmahal, the old palace of the Nawab, now used for govt. offices. Outside Mira Gate, there are two Dargahs, one of the poet Anwar Kazi and the other of Saint Murshid, worshipped by Muslims. The most amazing and adventurous thing to do if u visit palanpur is Sky Diving. It not in palanpur it is in Deesa around 25 kms from palanpur.

MANDU -“The Ruined City”

Located in: Madhya Pradesh, India Mandu is known for: Culture Best to travel with: Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Mandu or Mandavgarh, a ruined city in Madhya Pradesh. Perched along the Vindhya ranges at an altitude of 2,000 feet, with its natural defenses, was originally the fort capital of the Parmar rulers of Malwa. A complete nature paradise, surrounded with historical impact. Each of Mandu’s structures is an architectural gem some are outstanding like the massive Jami Masjid and Hoshang Shah’s tomb, which provided inspiration to the master builders of the Taj Mahal centuries later. The area is littered with UNESCO World Heritage Site declared palaces, tombs, monuments and mosques.

UJJAIN -“Mahankaal Nagri”

Located in: Madhya Pradesh, India Ujjain is known for: Culture, Spiritual Best to travel with: Friends, Family Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Ujjain is located at the banks of Kshipra river. It is one of the most spectacular cities having one of the Lord Shiva jyotirlinga, ‘Mahankaal’. Ujjain was called ‘Ujjayini’, the capital of Avanti Kingdom. Ujjain is a part of Sapta puris- the seven sacred holy pilgrimage centres in India believed to grant ‘Moksha’. It hosts one of the most religious fairs- The Kumbh Mela- which is only held in four cities of India and is known as “The city of Temples”. There are thousands of temples in Ujjain but there are specifically 84 historic Lord Shiva Temples, which are visited by many Hindu pilgrims.

KUMBHALGARH -“Largest Wall Of India”

Located in: Rajasthan, India Kumbhalgarh is known for: Culture Best to travel with: Friends, Couple Ideal time to travel: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec.

Kumbhalgarh, is known for its second longest wall in the world, is on the foot of Aravalli hills. This place is accredited to be the birthplace of Maharana Pratap. Kumbhalgarh is a marvel of Rajput Architecture and truly represents, Mewar culture. Journey to fort leads to zigzag ride, which adds fun when doing a road trip. Kumbhalgarh also has a wildlife sanctuary which is home of some of endangered species. Wildlife of sanctuary includes lion, leopards, panthers, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, chinkara etc.

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