Indore (Madhya Pradesh): With the temperature moderately pleasant during the day, it is the perfect time to plan a picnic during day time. While there are popular commercial spots with good setups around the city, explorers seek exceptional places, where they can experience nature at its best.
If you are an explorer in Indore, then Depalpur is a quick getaway for the coming weekend. The destination is bound to add peace and tranquillity in your experience and the scenic way that leads to Depalpur Lake is a road ‘must-travelled’.
Since, the place is easy to reach and safe to be at, fitness freaks find it the perfect place to cycle for a morning workout. With fresh air and panoramic view, you can experience beauty in simplicity of things.
How to reach Depalpur Lake
Set at distance of 42 kilometres from Free Press office, you can easily reach Depalpur Lake in an hour. The drive is smooth and straight, mostly on the highway.
To reach the place, you can drive on Aerodrum road and continue straight crossing airport. Crossing airport, you will reach Budhaniya. From here, you have to take the road to Hatod and continue straight. Reaching Mangleshwar temple, you can ask anyone for direction to the lake.
For religious people, Mangleshwar temple is a beautiful stop near the lake. Overall, one has to hike till the lake, but the drive is smooth. Most people enjoy the walk-through trees and dry grass that leads to the lake.
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Cool winds and migrant birds
For bird watchers, Depalpur Lake is a beautiful getaway where you can meet migrant birds. Most visiting birds chirp and hunt for food near the lake. Mesmerising sounds of beautiful birds in peaceful ambience of the woods often inspires people to explore nature further.
In the cool weather, it is the perfect place to spot the sun rising amidst winds, clouds and lake. As the bird's sleep, the lake sleeps and people are advised to go back to their homes. Though the place is marked as safe, the cool winds near the lake become frosty.
Cook, party and bond
When planning a getaway with large group of family and friends, Depalpur Lake offers a great destination where you can bond. People bond better by doing things together. At such a place, where one cannot find restaurants easily, people often carry home-cooked food or cook at the destination.
With close proximity to village, it is easy and fun to cook or plan a day with friends with innovative activities. Some cyclists prefer to cycle to Depalpur Lake, and families prefer planning card parties, house, charades, antakshri and truth or dare.
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Relaxing destination, breath-taking journey
Sharing his experience, engineer Satish Mishra said, “I felt rejuvenated at the lake.” He explained that the view of the lake with impressive surrounding energised him.
“We had been cycling to the lake, so it was relaxing to reach there and wash our face with the cool water,” Mishra said.
Talking about his experience, Dr GS Tuteja said, “More than the lake, I was impressed by the route.” He elaborated that the route through the woods reminded him of Robert Frost.
“His writings about woods aptly explain my experience near woods,” Tuteja said.
· You can carry stove and other items to prepare food there or carry home-cooked packaged food, as there are no restaurants or outlets.
· Enthusiastic photographers should carry their cameras as there are various opportunities for clicking pictures.
· You must carry bottled water.
· You can carry picnic mat and sit around to enjoy your meal.
· Wear your walking shoes, as one can explore and experience better on foot here.
· Carry a change of clothes in case you want to stay over or take a dip.
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