Free Press Journal

Indore: Bercha Lake: Unwind amid picturesque nature, test your adventure skills


Indore: Set at a distance of 32.7 kilometres from Free Press, Bercha Lake is a safe and family spot for having a day away from the hustle bustle of the city. With calm lake and chirping birds, the place holds the charm of simple lifestyle.

With clean surroundings, the lake is a perfect place to sit with friends, chat, play games and further explorer nearby areas. There are many historic temples and small hillocks that can be explored. Further with a trek nearby, the place is a perfect adventure spot.

Route to perfect weekend getaway

With mostly smooth roads, it is easy to reach Bercha Lake by road both in car or two-wheeler. Starting from Free Press, it is suggested to take convenient route with least traffic– Khargone-Indore highway or AB road to Mhow. While approaching Mhow from Rau, take the diversion for Jam Gate and Bercha Lake. But, be aware; one has to keep an eye for further diversion towards Bercha Lake as the main road goes to Jam Gate. With about 250 metres mud road in the entire journey, it is not very difficult to reach the place. However, it is always suggested to travel in groups.

Place to party

One of the best places to hang out and party with family is Bercha Lake. While there are no major food joints at the spot, it is indeed fun to cook together and eat to heart’s content in the lap of pleasant nature. For adventure seekers, there is a close route to trek and hillocks lure for further exploration. With chirping of birds and clear view of blue sky, it makes for a comfortable fun place.

Sailing away

Boats are available for visitors to take joyride. However, one needs permission and assistance from Mhow Army headquarters to book a ride. In short, the place is a perfect weekend getaway to experience simple lifestyle and soothe eyes with lush green surroundings.

Travel Advisory

• Carry bottled water
• Carry rope, hiking shoes and other gears for trekking. Do not trek without a guide
• Please remember to get requisite permissions from army before you go boating
• Carry spare clothes considering weather conditions
• No food joints on the spot, so please carry packaged food. However, cooking by the lake side is permissible and could be a great fun


Falling under army area, the place is clean and well-maintained. “However, one needs a special permission from Mhow headquarters to organise picnic at Bercha Lake,” engineer Satish Mishra said. Dr RB Singh shared his memories about green meadows and extravagant farms on the way to the lake. “It is in the lap of nature, where we realise that we are anything, but a speck of dust with just an ability to explore,” he said. Singh talked about his experience as heavenly near the calm lake. “I regret not being able to explore further due to shortage of time,” rued another avid traveller Dr GS Tuteja. He said that everything around the lake seemed mysterious to him with extensive stories.