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|
|Rainfall||1020 mm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||September to March|
How to get there
1. Air :- Regular flights connect Bhopal with New Delhi, Gwalior,Indore,and Mumbai.
Places to Visit
|Tajul Masjid||Archaeological Museum||Keoladeo National Park||Maharaja's Palace|
|Hotel Lake View Ashok||Hotel Jehan Numa Palace||Hotel Noor Sabah Palace|