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Bhopal

Bhopal- Capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh,  also known as City of Lakes because of its various natural and artificial lakes.

Bhopal is located in the central part of India. Historically the city of Bhopal derives its name from its legendary 11th century founder Raja Bhoj. He is believed to have created the lakes around which the city of Bhopal is built. However, the present city was founded by the Afghan chief Dost Mohammed Khan, who had been in charge of Bhopal during Mughal Emperor Aurangzebs reign.

The second largest city in Madhya Pradesh after Indore, Bhopal presents an excellent combination of old and new. The old city with its fine old mosques, crowded market places and palaces blend together with the new city with extensive avenues, huge office buildings and wonderfully laid out parks and gardens. The 19th century mosques enduring Muslim legacy are the main attractions of the city. Besides, the packed bazaars of the walled old city are worth a visit where you will find a variety of traditional handicrafts and other interesting items. Bhopal is also home to a number of archaeological museums which houses ancient sculptures, paintings and several other exhibits.

Hence, visit the enchanting city of Bhopal, where a number of interesting old and new attractions are waiting for you. Bhopal also makes a gateway to the 3rd century Buddhist centre of Sanchi.

Several Places of interest in Bhopal are Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Moti Masjid, Taj-ul Masjid, Regional Museum, Bharat Bhavan, and Museum Of Man.

Taj-ul-Masjid

Taj-ul-Masjid

Taj-ul-Masjid means¬† The crown of mosques. It is one of the largest mosques in India. Commenced by Shah Jahan Begum, the mosque was never completed. Taj-ul-Masjid is a huge pink mosque having 2 white-domed minarets and 3 white domes over the main building.   Request A Customized Tour

Birla Mandir Museum

Birla Mandir Museum

Birla Mandir Museum is another significant museum in Bhopal. The museum has a collection of some of the finest stone sculpture in Madhya Pradesh. The museum lies adjacent to Birla Mandir which stands high on the hill overlooking Lower Lake. The exhibition is divided into Vishnu and Shiva sections which contain some interesting representations of […]

Bharat Bhavan

Bharat Bhavan

Bharat Bhavan – inaugurated in 1982 as part of a national bid to promote visual and performing arts. It is one of the unique national institutes in India. It is designed by renowned architect Charles Currier. The building has a large and stylishly displayed collection of modern Indian painting. Bharat Bhavan is full of sculpture […]

The Museum of Man

The Museum of Man

Museum Of Mankind also known as Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, the museum highlights the architectural features and it is an enlightened effort to provide genuine insight into ways of life of tribals. One will see original tools, cooking utensils, baskets and musical instruments used by the tribal people. The Museum of Man is open every day […]

Regional Museum

Regional Museum

Regional Museum- It is a science museum, newly constructed. It is situated southeast of New Market. One will see models of dinosaurs and colorful murals in the museum. The Centre Houses 300 science exhibits. The museum also has attractive and well-written displays on biodiversity and ecosystems and on the geological history of the earth. There […]

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