Bhopal , the capital of Madhya Pradesh, has a skyline of minarets jutting from tightly packed streets and sprawling from the eastern shores of a huge artificial lake. Yet to the west there are verdant hills hiding nouveau-riche suburbs and the most expensive hotels. Below them on Upper Lake, little fishing boats bob along the shore, while middle-class families get down to some serious pedalo action. In addition to the 19th century mosques that bear witness to Bhopal's enduring Muslim legacy, the packed bazaars of the walled old city are well worth a visit. Elsewhere, excellent archeological museums house large hoards of ancient sculpture. Bharat Bhavan, on the lakeside, is one of India's premier centres for performing arts, with an unrivalled collection of contemporary painting, sculpture and adivasi (tribal) art, while the Museum of Man is an excellent open-air exhibition of adivasi houses, culture and technology which aims to challenge stereotypes of the country's many indigenous groups.

Area 308.14 sq km
Altitude 427 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-41.0 C Winter- 10.2 C-26.0C
Language English, Hindi
STD Code 0755
Rainfall 1020 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Bhopal Map

How to get there
1. Air :- Regular flights connect Bhopal with New Delhi, Gwalior,Indore,and Mumbai.

2. Rail:-Bhopal is on the Delhi-Madras main line Major trains going from Mumbai to Delhi via Itarsi and Jhansi also pass through Bhopal.

3. Road:-Regular bus service connect Bhopal with Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur.

Places to Visit
Tajul Masjid Archaeological Museum Keoladeo National Park Maharaja's Palace

Mathura Agra Gwalior

Hotel Lake View Ashok Hotel Jehan Numa Palace Hotel Noor Sabah Palace