Renowned as the Lake City, Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh is blessed with numerous natural and artificial lakes. It is beautiful, green city with roots in traditions. The city is built on the ancient town of Bhojapal. The small scenic town with lush forests is now the capital of the central state of India. Attractions, shopping, dining and other pleasures makes it one of the most visited cities in the country. As per history, Bhopal was founded by the King Bhoja of Paramara dynasty. Later it was renovated by an Afghan soldier, Dost Mohammed Khan who was a subordinate of Mughals. During Anglo-Maratha war, the British controlled the city. Then in the year 1949, Bhopal city was controlled by the Indian government and came under the control of Madhya Pradesh.
The tourist attractions of Bhopal comprise historical monuments, spiritual sites, natural splendors and other intriguing attractions. Check out the 11th century Bhoj Temple. It is a treasure of the history of Raj Bhoj Empire. Bhopal's Islamic heritage is best visited at the Taj ul Masjid. The Shaukat Mahal offers glimpse of European architectural styles in India. The Sadar Manzil, the hall of public audience of the former Nawabs of Bhopal is also worth your time.
The Jama Masjid and the Moti Masjid in Bhopal are revered attractions in the city. Shamla and Idgah hills hosts the famous Habitat Museum. It is located with a splendid open air exhibition of modern, life-size and tribal dwellings from all over the country. Also visit Bharat Bhavan, Kerwa Dam and Lal Parade Ground. Bhopal city has many lakes therefore visitors can enjoy boat riding at the Upper Lake. There is a large fleet of boats like rowboats, paddle boats, sailboats and motorboats available for hire.
The paintings of Bhimbekta, Buddhist art of Sanchi, immortalized sculptures of Khajuraho, scenic Pachmarhi in the Satpura hills, historical Udaygiri and Bhojpur are other intriguing places to check out near Bhopal.
The best time to visit Bhopal is during the pleasant months of winters. From late October to early March, the weather is as its absolute best. Summers and monsoons have their own charms.
Bhopal offers extensive options of stay in the city. Luxury, budget hotels in bhopal, choose the range of accommodation choices available in the city. Do not forget to explore the markets of the city. The dining pleasures of Bhopal are also famous. Appease your taste buds and gastronomy senses with a delicious treat. Grab holiday packages for Bhopal and the other tourist attractions of Madhya Pradesh. Find all necessary information needed for your travel plans with Bhopal Travel Guide.