Bhopal

Best Time to Travel:
July to March
Location:
Madhya Pradesh, IN

About

The modern day Bhopal city was established by Dost Mohammad Khan, a Pashtun soldier in the Mughal army.

Bhopal has two main lakes, the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake. It is famous for it's market & old mosques which reflect the imprints of its rulers.

Getting there

By Air: Regular flights operate from Indore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Raipur.

By Rail: Bhopal Railway Station is a major railhead on the Delhi - Chennai mainline. All major express, mail and passenger trains halt here.

By Road: Frequent bus services to all neighbouring destinations are available. Regular buses to Indore(190 kms), Mandu (220 kms), Gwalior (425 kms), Khajuraho (383 kms), Pachmari (200 kms), Sanchi (46 kms) and Jabalpur (310 kms) are available.

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Shaukat Mahal & Sadar Manzil

Shaukat Mahal is an architectural wonder with a mix of styles which sets it apart from the Islamic architecture of the area. It was designed by a French man said to be a descendant of Bourbon kings of France. Close to the mahal is the Sadar Manzil which was the hall of public audience of the former rulers of Bhopal.

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Taj-Ul-Masajid

The Great Queen Shahjehan Begum is credited to have started building one of the largest mosque of the country. But due to lack of funds it was incomplete after her death. The construction resumed in 1971.

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Van Vihar

Spread in an area of 445 hectares, Van Vihar National Park is home to tigers, leopards, jackals and more. A safari park within city limits makes it the most famous tourist attraction in Bhopal.

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Upper Lake and Lower Lake

The two major lakes in Bhopal the Upper lake and the Lower Lake is divided by an overbridge and is 6 square km in area. Activities like Cruise, sail, paddle, and motor boats are available on both the sides.

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Bhimbetka

Situated at a distance of 46 km from site Bhopal, Bhimbetka is a world heritage surrounded by the vindhya mountains. Famous for its rock paintings which date back to the early stone age, Bhimbetka has dense forest and steppe hills. Animals like Tigers, Lions, Elephants, Antelopes and reptiles with scenes of hunting, honey collection, dancing and household work can be found in the great art work of its time.

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Bhojpur

The 'Somnath of the east' also known as the bhojeshwar temple is at a 30 kilometre driving distance from the capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. Built in the 10th century by King Bhoj the temple is named after him is a heritage archaeological site today. Dedicated to lord Shiva the temple has a lingum in the sanctum was carved on a single piece of stone and is said to be the largest shivling in the world.

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More attractions in Bhopal

Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Gohar Mahal

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