Welcome to Bhopal

About Bhopal

Bhopal is a city in the central Indian state and the capital of Madhya Pradesh, engulfing fascinating amalgam of scenic beauty and modern urban planning. It's one of India’s greenish cities. Mainly there are two lakes, Upper Lake and Lower Lake. The two lakes of Bhopal still dominate the city. Bhopal today presents a multi-faceted profile. It is greener and cleaner than most cities in the country. On the banks of the Upper Lake is Van Vihar National Park. The State Museum has fossils, paintings and rare Jain Fashions. Taj-ul-Masjid is one of Asia’s largest mosques, with white domes, minarets and a huge precinct.


The original name of Bhopal was Bhojpal, In ancient period, it was called as Bhojpal because of the King Bhoja of Paramara dynasty, who founded and ruled that region for a number of years.

Few state capitals in India have a history as strenuous as Bhopal. The city was modernized by an Afghan soldier, Dost Mohammed Khan a subordinate of the Mughals in 1708. Bhopal came under the rule of Nizams in 1724. After that, Bhopal was taken in to control by the Indian government in the year 1949 and with the state reorganization act, the city came under the sovereignty of Madhya Pradesh. It was one of the last states to sign the ‘Instrument of Accession’.


Bhopal is a true paradise for historians, archaeologists, art & architecture patrons and off-course, curious travellers. Dotted with past monuments, historical palaces, religious temples and numerous museums that speak out the stories of bygone times, the place tops the list of tourism landing place in Central India. There are many visiting places in Bhopal which are as follows:

  • Upper Lake and Lower Lake
  • Van Vihar National Park
  • Bhojpur Temple
  • National Museum of Mankind
  • State Archaeological Museum
  • Birla Museum
  • Lakshmi Narayan Temple
  • Taj-ul-Masajid
  • Gohar Mahal
  • Shaukat Mahal & Sadar Manzil
  • Moti Masjid
  • Rani Kamlapati Palace
  • Bhimbetka Caves
  • Sanchi Stupa
  • Raisen Fort
  • Udayagiri Caves

How to Reach

By Road

There are extensive bus services (private and state) to cities within the region and interstate.

By Train

Bhopal Junction Railway Station is situated on the Delhi to Chennai route which allows to stops more than 200 regular trains, with all over of more than 380 trains per a week. Bhopal city is the starting point for ‘The Bhopal Shatabdi Express’.

By Air

Raja Bhoj Airport is the primary airport serving Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located in Gandhi Nagar area which lies 15 km north-west of Bhopal City centre on National Highway.

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