Bhopal- The city of lakes

One the one side, you will find a Muslim dominated old city, with different kinds of mosques, vibrant markets and on the other side you will see the bleak, sobering landscape. This is how one can define Bhopal.

If you are overlooking the lakes and the Old City beyond, you are not actually enjoying the city of Bhopal.

Here are top sites which you must enjoy if you are in Bhopal

  1. Upper Lake
  • Bhojtal
  • oldest manmade lake in India
  • said to have been built in around 1005-1055 AD by Parmara Raja Bhoj
  • fabled that the water of this lake has cured several skin diseases
  • now a days it’s a hub for fun water sports and other lake activities like sailing, paddle boating and exhilarating motor boat ride
  1. Van Vihar National Park
  • situated in the center of the city, this park stretches to 445 ha
  • offers home to wide variety of animals
  • unique feature of this park-herbivores can walk/ roam freely while carnivores are in the enclosed area
  • shelter to various endangered species
  1. Taj-ul-Masajid
  • known as ‘The Crown of Mosques
  • built by Bhopal’s third female ruler, Shah Jahan Begum
  • has a pink façade, on top of which stands the two 18-storey octagonal minarets with marble domes.
  • the mosque is gorgeous and gives a feeling of calm
  1. Sanchi Stupa
  • situated 46km north-east of Bhopal, Sanchi Stupa is an outstanding specimen of Buddhist architecture
  • constructed in 12th century AD
  • it is a large hemispherical domes, containing a central chamber in which the relics of Buddha were placed
  • recognized as UNESCO World heritage site
  1. Bhopal Ropeway
  • Manua Bhan ki Tekri
  • one of the famous Jain temple
  • to reach this secluded sacred site, you have to go through special ropeway
  • through this ropeway, you can enjoy the magnificent scenario of Bhopal
  • you can enjoy the glorious architecture of the Jain architecture and Bhopal’s exotic scenery





Shikha Aakash

Shikha is an decorated Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the tech industry. She is also a part-time IAS aspirant trying fighting to fulfill her dreams. Her preparation efforts make her a keen observer and a clear thinker. She uses her columns usually to express her opinions about her observations of the world and raises important questions.

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