Bhopal is a fusion of many ethnic religions that have enriched the culture of this city and thus made it one of the chosen tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh. This favorite tourist destination is characterized by a sprawling landscape dotted with placid lakes. The beauty of this place attracts many a tourist from parts of India and abroad. Not only a tour to Bhopal, but excursions from Bhopal are equally exciting and unforgettable experience.
The daylong excursions from Bhopal cover the interesting tourist destinations famous for their distinct charm. One such destination that must be visited on your Bhopal excursions is Bhojpur. Situated 28 Km from Bhopal, Bhojpur is well-known for the glorious 11th century Shiva temple, 'Bhojeshwar Mandir'. It also has a wonderful lake constructed by the famous Raja Bhoj. The massive Shiva Lingam in the temple is cut out of a single rock and is known for being the largest in India.
The temple is a simple square with an opulently carved dome having the support of 4 pillars guarded by two ornate figures at the doorway. A very vibrant and huge mela (fair) is organized here on the occasion of the festival 'Maha Shivratri'. Excursions from Bhopal will be the excursions of a lifetime adding sweet memories to your life.
A journey from Bhopal to nearby places also embraces another interesting tourist destination. Bhimbetka which is an indispensable stopover in the itinerary of the tourist on his excursions from Bhopal is perched on the northern outskirts of Vindhya Mountain ranges and is located at a distance of 46 km from Bhopal. The paintings in the Bhimbetka caves belonging to the Neolithic age exhibit the life of the primitive cave dwellers and this place was declared as a World heritage site by UNESCO in July 2003. These quaint paintings are estimated to be about 1200 years old. The paintings also depict the various religious and ritual symbols popular in those days. October to March is the best time for visiting Bhopal and its nearby tourist destinations e due to pleasant weather conditions.