Travel back in time while exploring the charming ‘City of Lakes’, Bhopal
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About Bhopal Destinations
Known for its illustrious history, amalgamated culture, architectural grandeur, azure lakes, unique gastronomy, and and a lively lifestyle, Bhopal is one of the major tourist hubs of India. Featuring some of the most charming places to visit, exciting things to do, and unforgettable experiences, the city of Bhopal leaves no stone unturned when it comes to mesmerizing its visitors. Being a major tourist hotspot, Bhopal tourism forms a major part of Indian tourism industry. Here’s an elaborate guide about Bhopal’s popular places to visit, things to do, and other essential information:
Starting from places to visit, Bhopal offers attractions to entice all sorts of travelers, be it nature lovers, architecture enthusiasts, couples, families, or solo travelers. From holy temples to mosques, royal palaces, serene lakes, wildlife parks, and historical monuments, there is no dearth to places to visit in Bhopal which is one of the best thing about Bhopal tourism. Moti Masjid, Taj-ul-Masajid, Balaji Mandir, Birla Mandir, Shaukat Mahal, Gohar Mahal, Van Vihar National Park, Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, State Museum Bhopal, and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Upper Lake, and Lower Lake are some of the best places to visit in Bhopal. The Sanchi Stupa is also an important attraction near Bhopal situated around 50 kilometers from the city. It is one of the best places to visit near Bhopal within 100 km where one can marvel over the spectacular Buddhist architecture, and peep into the historical importance of the city.
Apart from the plethora of places to visit, the city of Bhopal offers some of the most exciting things to do which add thrill to a vacation. A number of Bhopal India points of interest such as adventure camping, paragliding, parasailing, and hang gliding keep a tourist’s adrenaline pumping high. Other than these aerial, and land activities, Bhopal also offers water activities such as sailing, paddle boating, motor boat rides, canoeing, rowing, and more. Travelers can also spend a day at the famous amusement parks in the city where they can indulge in a number of activities and spend some quality time with their near and dear ones.
One of the most attractive aspects of Bhopal tourism is that it is home to a number of street markets, and shopping malls which allow tourists to enjoy a ‘Shop till you Drop’ kind of experience. From lavish shopping malls to bustling street markets, Bhopal offers the best of both luxury and budget shopping. One can use a Bhopal map to locate the best shopping areas in the city. Some of the most famous markets, and shopping malls in Bhopal include Chowk Bazaar, Aura Mall, Bittan Market Haat, Habibganj Market, Minaal Mall, Gandhi Market, and DB City Mall. These shopping places offer a unique variety of products to shop for, which include things like handicrafts, handlooms, apparels, thappa and thussa jewelry, zari-work juttis (footwear), chanderi fabric, and varieties of souvenirs. Another interesting aspect about Bhopal is its lip-smacking cuisine which speaks of the cultural blend of the city. The culinary delights of the Bhopal’s cuisine are a blend of the mouth-watering Mughlai, and Indian flavors. One must try the most popular dishes of Bhopal such as Achar Gosht, Keema Pulao, Rogan Josh, Bafla, and Biryani Pilaf. You can use a Bhopal map locate the best restaurants in the city. Apart from food, Bhopal also offers a decent nightlife. Nightclubs and bars such as Sergar Bar, Xtreme Sports Bar, Ripples, and more, adorn the city during the night with their lively ambience, activities, food, and drinks. With so much to explore and experience, one must certainly plan a trip to Bhopal to enjoy a memorable vacation at the heart of India.
Another interesting aspect about Bhopal is its lip-smacking cuisine which speaks of the cultural blend of the city. The culinary delights of the Bhopal’s cuisine are a blend of the mouth-watering Mughlai, and Indian flavors. One must try the most popular dishes of Bhopal such as Achar Gosht, Keema Pulao, Rogan Josh, Bafla, and Biryani Pilaf. You can use a Bhopal map locate the best restaurants in the city. Apart from food, Bhopal also offers a decent nightlife. Nightclubs and bars such as Sergar Bar, Xtreme Sports Bar, Ripples, and more, adorn the city during the night with their lively ambience, activities, food, and drinks.
With so much to explore and experience, one must certainly plan a trip to Bhopal to enjoy a memorable vacation at the heart of India.
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Places To Visit In Bhopal
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Udayagiri Caves In Bhopal
Udayagiri mean the mountain of the sunrise, a historical Hindu ritual site home to twenty rock-cut caves near Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh. Vishnu Padagiri is the otherwise known name of the place meaning "the feet of Vishnu". The Udayagiri Caves are twenty rock-cut caves near Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh from the early years of the ...
Inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi on 13th February 1982, Bharat Bhavan is multi art centre set up to create an interactive proximity between the verbal, visual and performing arts. Reflecting the beauty of all that lies inside, the architecture of the Bharat Bhavan itself shines like a beau...
Bhojpur Temple In Bhopal
Bhojpur Temple is a large heritage temple of Lord Shiva in Raisen District in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Shiva Temple has earned the title of the Somnath of the East and is called Bhojeshwar Temple.
History of Bhojpur Temple
It was founded by the Parmar king of Dhar, Raja Bhoj (1010-53) and was named after him. 2...
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters In Bhopal
History of Bhimbetka Rock Shelters
Series of natural rock shelters in the foothills of the Vindhya Range, central India, Bhimbetka rock shelters are located approximately 28 miles (45 km) south of Bhopal, in west-central Madhya Pradesh state. Comprising around 700 shelters, the complex is discovered in 1957 and is one of...
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Van Vihar National Park In Bhopal
Located adjacent to Upper Lake in Bhopal District, Madhya Pradesh; Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to rich biodiversity. Declared as a National Park in the year 1979, it spans over an area of 445.21 hectares. A hybrid between a national park and zoo, it draws a huge number of tourists every year. With an easy access ...
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Things To Do In Bhopal
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Museum Hopping In Bhopal
Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is one of the greenest and cleanest cities of India. Located in the heart of India, Bhopal is famously known as the city of lakes because of the presence of many natural and artificial lakes that dominate the city especially the two magnificent ones along with gentle rolling hills. Th...
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Boat Club In Bhopal
The Madhya Pradesh tourism department offers its tourists a very mesmerizing experience of Boating in the Upper lake of Bhopal. It is a good place to hangout for a day with friends and family. The MP Tourism Boat Club offers motorboat rides (210, five minutes, three passengers), pedal boats (per boat 60, 30 minutes), jet-sk...
Bhopal Ropeway In Bhopal
Bhopal, one of the cleanest cities in India, is a popular holiday destination among the tourists. The historical sites, marvelous architecture, vibrant culture, and lip-smacking cuisines have contributed a lot in making Bhopal a popular tourist attraction. Apart from these attractions, Bhopal is also famous for a number of ...
How To Reach Bhopal
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The city of Bhopal is facilitated with an international airport that not only connects the city of Bhopal to other Indian cities but also to the rest of the world. The Bhoj International Airport is the nearest airport to Bhopal, and is located just 13 kilometers away from the city centre. Various airlines like Jet Airways, Air India, and more operate direct as well as connecting flights to Bhopal. Direct flights save time while the connecting ones save money.
For local transfers from the airport to any part of the city are also available near the airport premises. One can hire a cab, tuk tuk, or board a bus to travel from airport to desired destination within the city.
Traveling to Bhopal by train is also a convenient way to reach the city. There are a number of railway stations in the city of Bhopal such as Bhopal Junction, Bairagarh station, Dewanganj station, Habibganj station, and Nishatpura station. Bhopal Junction is the primary railway station serving Bhopal and connecting it to the major parts of India. The Bhopal junction railway station is situated quite close to the city centre, and is just 2 kilometers away. For transfers to desired destination within the city, one can use various means of transport like bus, tuk tuk, cab, or a private taxi.
The city of Bhopal has a well established road transport system. Traveling to Bhopal by road is a convenient option for people coming from nearby cities like Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Agra, and more as Bhopal route from these cities is quite scenic. Road trips from such cities are quite scenic and enjoyable because of the alluring route, plain-sailing highways, and short distances. One can travel from such cities to Bhopal by booking a bus ticket, hiring a cab, or by their personal vehicle. Here’s a list of Bhopal distance from a few important citie in India:
Delhi To Bhopal: 796 kilometers (approx.)
Mumbai To Bhopal: 776 kilometers (approx.)
Pune To Bhopal: 785 kilometers (approx.)
Ahmedabad To Bhopal: 587 kilometers (approx.)
Bangalore To Bhopal: 1,439 kilometers (approx.)
Hyderabad To Bhopal: 850 kilometers (approx.)
Chennai To Bhopal: 1,473 kilometers (approx.)
Kolkata To Bhopal: 1,423 kilometers (approx.)
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Achar Gosht, Keema Pulao, Rogan Josh, Bafla, and Biryani Pilaf are some of the best local dishes of Bhopal.
Bhopal is famous for its cosmopolitan culture, lip-smacking cuisines, architectural marvels, unique jewelry, and chanderi fabric.
Handicrafts, handlooms, apparels, thappa and thussa jewelry, zari-work juttis (footwear), chanderi fabric, and varieties of souvenirs are some of the best things to buy in Bhopal.
Jungle safaris, adventure camping, paragliding, parasailing, hang gliding, and shopping are some of the best things to do in Bhopal.
Best time to visit Bhopal is during the winter season, i.e., from October to March. During this period, the weather remains quite pleasant. Hence sightseeing and outdoor activities become even more enjoyable.
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