“What are you doing this weekend? Let’s plan out something. What say?”

A common chat or conversation between young professionals, college friends, or cousin squad. The motto of the weekend plans is to keep them short and within budget. Sometimes boredom lurks on weekends without any plans. Short breaks are important from the busy schedule of our daily lives. Indore, known for its lush greenery, cleanliness, and rich heritage, offers numerous spots perfect for weekend getaways. However, the hustle and bustle of city life often leave little time to explore these scenic retreats.


Here’s a list of some sorted weekend getaways from Indore. Give it a read!



Situated on the banks of the Shipra River, the historic city of Ujjain was once home to Emperor Ashoka. Today, this ancient city is a major Hindu pilgrimage site, renowned for hosting the Kumbh Mela every 12 years. While in Ujjain, a visit to the Harsiddhi Temple is essential. This temple, one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India, is believed to mark the spot where Goddess Parvati's elbow fell.


Places to visit in Ujjain: Mahabaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Mahakal Lok Corridor, Kal Bhairav Temple, Bada Ganpati Temple, Ved Shala, Harsiddhi Temple



Omkareshwar, a sacred island shaped like the holy symbol Om, is home to one of India's 12 Jyotirlingas. Devotees flock to this revered temple to seek blessings from Lord Shiva. The path to the Omkar Mandhata Temple is marked by a suspended bridge over the Narmada River, offering stunning views of the surrounding hills. The island's natural beauty makes it an ideal spot for family picnics and outdoor activities. Thus, Omkareshwar is one of the best weekend getaways from Indore.


Places to visit in Omkareshwar: Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Ahilya Ghat, Kajal Rani Cave, Gauri Somnath Temple, 24 Avatars Group of Temples, etc



Mandu, an ancient city adorned with baobab trees and stunning Afghan architecture, lies about 95 km from Indore, making it an ideal destination for a weekend road trip. This 6th-century city is a paradise for history enthusiasts. Mandu is home to India's largest fort, the Mandu Fort, a testament to remarkable Afghan architecture. Another notable attraction is the Jahaz Mahal, or Ship Palace, which is magnificently designed to resemble a ship and is situated between two lakes. The city's grand palaces and numerous darwazas (gateways) enhance Mandu's rustic charm, making it a perfect weekend getaway.


Places to visit in Mandu: Roopmati’s Pavilion, Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Ashrafi Mahal, Baz Bahadur Palace, Darwazas, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Jami Masjid, Nilkanth Mahal.


Satpura National Park

If you desire a retreat to the lap of nature with wilderness thriving in it, Satpura National Park is the best destination to plan. Renowned for a significant population of tigers, Satpura National Park offers jeep safaris to visitors to explore the flora and fauna of the national park. Both the core and buffer zones of Satpura give goosebumps to wildlife and nature enthusiasts. Book your safari in advance through an online portal and give a way to your soul to embrace the excitement and tranquillity of the forest amidst the wilderness. 



Maheshwar, located on the banks of the Narmada River, serves as an ideal weekend getaway for both spiritual seekers and vacationers. The serene river and the soothing chants from the temples create a tranquil atmosphere, helping visitors escape from daily stresses. Additionally, the mesmerizing views of the fort complex and the bustling bathing ghats provide a visual delight.


Places to visit in Maheshwar: Narmada Ghat, Ek Mukhi Datta Temple, Holkar Fort.


Hanumantiya Island

Hanumantiya Island, situated along the Indira Sagar Dam, has become a prominent destination for water tourism in Madhya Pradesh. Visitors to this small island can enjoy a range of water sports, as well as opportunities for walking, camping, and birdwatching. The island also features a boat club where guests can book backwater boat rides and cruise tours.


Places to visit in Hanumantiya Island: Sant Singaji Dham, Shri Dadaji Darbar, Indira Sagar Dam, Boriyamal Island