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Tourist Places in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Here’s an elaborate guide to the most popular Bhopal points of interest along with the top places to visit in Bhopal:

Known for its glorious history, architectural heritage, vibrant culture, and sheer greenery, the city of Bhopal is one of thee most important part of India’s tourism industry. Bhopal is also known as a city with two faces- Old Bhopal, and New Bhopal. Both these regions are separated by a lake which divides the city into two parts. Located towards the North of the lake is Old Bhopal- a part of the city featuring old mosques, bustling street markets, ancient mughal architecture, grand palaces, and more. On the other hand New Bhopal lies southwards, and it is home to some of the best Bhopal sightseeing places such as Shamla Hills, lakes, lavish shopping centres, and much more.

Starting from the religious places, Moti Masjid, Taj-ul-Masajid, Balaji Mandir, and Birla Mandir are some of the top holy places to visit in Bhopal. Moti Masjid was built by Sikander Begum in the year 1860, and till today, it stands as a symbol of the exquisite Mughal architecture in Bhopal. Taj-ul-Masjid is also one of the most popular mosques in Bhopal. Literally translating into, “Crown Among Mosques”, it is one of the most unique malls in the world due to its marvelous design and colossal size. Balaji Mandir, and Laxmi Narayan Temple are also the top Hindu temples in Bhopal which attract a large number of tourists to the city.

Other famous Bhopal attractions include historical places like Shaukat Mahal, and Gohar Mahal. Constructed on the lines of Indian, Mughal, and Western architecture, Shaukat Mahal is one of the top places to visit in Bhopal. Built during the 1830s this architectural heritage once served as the seat of the Nawab of Bhopal. Another popular tourist attraction includes the. Built in the year 1820, by Qudsia Begum, this palace stands as a perfect example of the amalgamation of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Lying along the banks of the Upper Lake, this palace hosts a number of events like Cultural fairs, tribal art exhibitions, and handicraft workshops.

Tourists can also visit the Sanchi Stupa which is one of the best places to visit near Bhopal within 100 km. Located in the town of Sanchi, the Sanchi Stupa is a renowned Buddhist complex which is famous for its Great Stupa situated on a hilltop. The marvelous architecture of this historical site attracts a large number of tourists, and hence, it is one of the major Bhopal India points of interest.

To peep into the glorious history, and cultural heritage of the city, travelers must visit the exquisite museums of Bhopal. Some of the most popular museums of Bhopal include Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, State Museum Bhopal, and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya. Tribal museum displays the culture of the city via a collection of tribal clothing, crafts, tools, and traditional events, and performances while the State Museum of Bhopal displays the ancient artifacts, sculptures, and documents that reflect the history of the city. The National Museum of Mankind is also one of the popular tourist attractions in Bhopal as it depicts the evolution of man and culture with reference to India.

Apart from the history, culture, and architecture, the city of Bhopal is also famous for its lakes, and hence, it is also called the city of lakes. The Upper Lake or Bhojtal is one of the most famous water bodies in Bhopal, and is also claimed to be the oldest man-made lake of India. The nearby Lower Lake is also a true beauty. Both these lakes together form the Bhoj Wetlands. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, enthralling mountains, and the famous Kamla Park, these attractions form the best places to visit in Bhopal for couples where they can unwind, relax, and spend time with each other amidst the tranquility of nature. If couples want to enjoy the nightlife of the city, they can explore various bars and clubs and other interesting places to visit in Bhopal at night.

Situated in the Malwa plateau region of India, the city of Bhopal experiences a humid subtropical climate which is marked by hot summers, and mildly cold and dry winters. Bhopal climate also includes a monsoon season during which the city experiences heavy showers of rain. With so many variations in Bhopal weather, the city cannot be explored easily all throughout the year. Therefore, here’s a short guide to the best time to visit Bhopal along with a brief about the different seasons that the city experiences:

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Birla Mandir in Bhopal

Birla Mandir in Bhopal is a religious hub for Hindu devotees. Nestled in Arera hills, Birla Mandir or Lakshmi Narayan Temple Bhopal offers stunning views of the enchanting city of Bhopal from up there. Numerous pilgrims flock in to pay homage to Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu along with Lord Shiva and his wife Goddess Parvat...

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Sanchi Stupa In Bhopal

The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest stone structures in India. Originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC, it had about half the diameter of today's stupa, which is the result of enlargement by the Sungas. Sanchi is a Buddhist pilgrimage site, 55 kms north-east of Bhopal city. It is uniqu...

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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 ...

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Bharat Bhawan

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...

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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...

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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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    Gwalior: Hotel Landmark A professional hotel that provided standard room and substantial breakfast, however the restaurant food quality is not good. Tourists generally prefer homely food. Also tired senior citizens would prefer to have dinner at the hotel. Tourists also prefer to have a window to look out of. Orchha: Hotel Nilayam Heritage - No heritage at all. New small irregular hotel with rooms on the ground floor and a sparcely provided dining hall for breakfast only on first floor. Packed Breakfast only Aloo paratha. Nothing else. Khajuraho: Hotel Isabel Palace - Good hotel. Food quality good although much delayed. Bandhavgarh: Tiger Trails Resort: Good professionally maintained Resort with excellent service. Amarkantak: Hotel The Residency - Totally unprofessional. Poor service. Rude front desk. Had to leave shoes outside before entering reception. Monkeys disturb the TV antenna therefore TV never in order. No lift with dining/breakfast on the 2nd floor. No view to the outside from groundfloor room. Room with bed view of toilet. Leaking commode shower. Stiff flush tap. Attendant barge into room without knocking. No buffet. Stingy with breakfast. Do not serve as per order even in presence of Hotel owner in spite of repeated request. Jabalpur: Hotel Rahul. Good hotel. Professional service. Good food. Bandhavgarh Tiger Trail Resort.

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    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.

    Jungle safaris, adventure camping, paragliding, parasailing, hang gliding, and shopping are some of the best things to do in Bhopal.

     

     

     

    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.

    Bhopal is famous for its cosmopolitan culture, lip-smacking cuisines, architectural marvels, unique jewelry, and chanderi fabric.

     

    Achar Gosht, Keema Pulao, Rogan Josh, Bafla, and Biryani Pilaf are some of the best local dishes of Bhopal.

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