Bhopal

THE CITY OF LAKES

BHOPAL

Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is a wonderful confluence of scenic beauty, old-world charm and urban planning. The two main lakes, the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake are the nuclei of all the hustle and bustle. Bhopal today presents a beautifully mixed profile – the old city’s architectural grandeur is seen in its marketplaces, fine old mosques and palaces which still breathe aristocratic imprint of former rulers – among them a succession of powerful Begums who ruled the city from 1819 to 1926. Equally impressive is the new city with its lush, exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined modern edifices. It is considered among the greenest and cleanest cities in the country. One can stumble upon the vibrant impact of different faiths and cultures here; the footprints of the Mughals and the Afghans, and reflections of Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism – all of which have been blended to perfection, to provide Bhopal a distinct identity.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Bhopal has a great fusion of culture and scenic beauty. Split by a pair of lakes, it is, essentially, two cities and one soul.The old city lies in the North, a fascinating residence of old mosques, serpentine alleys, chowks, milling crowds, exotic havelis and crowded bazaars. It is a treasured peek into the city’s past and a colourful part of the present day city.  

HOW TO GET HERE?

AIR

Raja Bhoj Airport is the primary airport serving Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located in Gandhi Nagar area which lies 15 km north-west of Bhopal city centre on National Highway

RAIL

Bhopal Junction railway station is a major railway junction of India and main railway station of Bhopal, the capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh

ROAD

Buses go to Indore ( five hours, every 15 minutes, 4am to 11pm) and Sanchi ( 1½ hours, half-hourly 5am to 10pm)

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