A unique amalgamation of Hindu and Mughal architecture, Gohar Mahal was built by Qudisiya Begum or Gohar Begum, the ruler of Bhopal. It was constructed in 1821 and boasts a spacious hall overlooking a beautiful lake in the vicinity. The mahal has meandering pathways, paved courtyards and intricate interiors that are an ode to the rich cultural heritage of the city. The palace sits on an expanse of 4.65 acre, on the banks of Bhopal’s beautiful Upper Lake, and is, at present, one of the most popular and frequented structures in the city, drawing in tourists all year round. Surrounded by lush greenery, it is one of the most exquisite sites that allows visitors a glimpse of Bhopal’s royal past.

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