Gwala is a small village in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Indore city at a distance of 90 km west. Those with a taste for local cuisine as well as the traditional Indian landscape should visit this area. The state capital, Bhopal, is not too far away either and lies at a distance of 107 km east. Technically, the village lies in between the two cities. One can always stop by at the village when travelling between Bhopal and Indore.
Places to Stay
Being a village, there are no great places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into Indore for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Mayur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Bhagwati Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Jhira Bagh Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of Gwala is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village as a whole does not have anything interesting to offer. However the state in itself is a haven of tourist attraction and is referred as the ‘Hindustan-ka-Dil’ or the heart of India. Indore has a couple of tourist attractions among which Chokhi Dhani and Nakhrali Dhani heritage resorts, Chhatris (cenotaphs) Lal Baag Palace, Nehru Park and Town Hall are worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Devi Ahillyabai Holkar Airport in Indore at a distance of 95 km.
Indore Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 89 km.
Both state transport as well as private buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Buses to the village are available from both Bhopal and Indore. You can get an online bus booking offers through TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.