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Gulawat Lotus Valley: A Perfect Weekend Getaway from Indore

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Boasting of its glorious past along with its modern vibe, there are quite a few places to visit in Indore. Right from the bustling streets of Chappan Dukaan and Sarafa Bazaar, the city offers a bunch of tourist places that one must not miss out on when in Indore. And just a stone’s throw away from the city, you will come across the magnificent Gulawat Lotus Valley. Owing to its serene milieu and stunning views, this is often considered a hidden gem. And since the Gulawat Lotus Valley is so near to Indore, you can easily fetch a day’s time and enjoy a short trip to the wonderful place. Whether you are planning on a romantic outing with your spouse or a family picnic, this is a place that you must visit. Here is all you need to know about Gulawat Lotus Valley in Indore:

1. Things to Do

While every spot at the Gulawat Lotus Valley in Indore is as stunning as it could get, you should definitely catch a glimpse of the quaint 100-metre bridge located over the lake. From here, you can get a mesmerising panoramic view of the lake and surfaced lotuses making it one of the best places for sightseeing in Indore. Also, it is better to start your journey early to catch the stunning view of sunrise here. Witnessing the first rays hitting the flowers floating above the lake and then hitting the glistening lake is truly a sight to behold. You can also indulge in some adventure activities like boating and horse riding that are bound to make your day a lot more memorable. You can also visit the Hanuman temple located near the valley. Adding up to the beauty of the place, there are also eucalyptus and bamboo forests near the Gulawat Valley that offer you an opportunity to spend some time in the lap of nature. You can also come across small ponds in the forest where the water comes from Yashwant Sagar Dam. You can also take a stroll across the nearby Gulawat village and get an insight into the lifestyle locals lead here.

While there are only a few options to try the local cuisine of the Gulawat village, you can come across some vendors providing munchies to the visitors. You can also relish some roasted corn which is a must-have during the rainy season. Other than this, there is no entry fee for the Lotus Valley in Indore which means you can spend a lot more on the food stalls there and have a splendid time. However, if you plan to spend more than a day at the Gulawat Lotus Valley in Indore, you should come prepared. The tourists are permitted to cook in the valley so you can bring along some raw materials with you. You can simply cook beside the lake and a stunning view. And what could be a better way to enjoy a family picnic than cooking a scrumptious meal together!

2. Best Time to Visit

Gulawat Lotus Valley in Indore is one of the few places that one can visit anytime during the year. No matter when you plan your trip to the surreal spot, it is bound to leave you spellbound. If you are someone who likes to travel alone, you will love to spend some time in solitude here. This is also an amazing spot for couples, newly-weds, and photographers owing to its scenic beauty. While the place offers some amazing sights throughout the year, visitors usually prefer visiting during monsoon and winters. During this time, you can witness this place in its utmost glory. The pastures are a lot greener and the cool weather makes you feel energized and motivated. Also, September to January is the inflorescence season of Lotus which means you will be able to come across a lake full of blooming pink lotuses. Moreover, it is advised that you visit the valley early in the morning. This is because the roots of lotuses are latched in the mud. They submerge each night into river water and astonishingly bloom again the next morning. So, if you wish to witness sparklingly clean lotuses, be there on time!

3. How To Reach

You can enjoy a relaxing road trip to the valley since the distance from Indore to Gulawat Lotus Valley is just 30 kilometres. While the first 20 kilometres are quite smooth, the rest of the journey can require some off-roading in the village area. Whether you are planning a trip to Indore or reside here, a short trip to the Gulawat Valley is quite refreshing. This will give you an amazing opportunity to get a sneak peek into the lives of the locals. While you can cover the distance in one go, you might be tempted to stopover and relish some street food that you might along your way. You may also find some stalls that sell traditional batik prints and exquisite leather toys in your way. Be sure to take up this opportunity and collect some souvenirs that will remind you of your time in Indore and Gulawat Valley.

Located in Gulawat village near Tehsil Hatod, Gulawat Lotus Valley is a self-fostered place that is set amidst the backwaters of Yashwant Sagar Dam. Originated from River Gambhir, the valley has now turned out to be one of the most preferred tourist destinations.

Spend a couple of days in solace and solitude; make the Gulawat Lotus Valley a part of your Indore tour package.

January 26, 2021

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We are an Indian travel company founded in 2013 and excel at domestic and international tour packages including guided group tours, specialty tours, customized holidays, corporate MICE travel, inbound travel and destination weddings.

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