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Things to do in Bhopal

Updated: Mar 15, 2022

Bhopal - An anomalous concoction of history

Traveling to a place like Bhopal, one would find it quite difficult not to be enamored by its unique blend of culture. The city traces its heritage all the way back to the 11th century.

Fishing in lake Bhojtal
Fishing in lake Bhojtal

Go fishing, or waterskiing in Bhojtal Bhopal has no shortage of lakes. Nicknamed “The City of Lakes”, itcomprises a number of manmade and natural lakes; the largest of which is Upper Lake, as it’s colloquially referred to, right in the heart of the city that sprung up around it. According to the World Wildlife Foundation, the lake holds tens of hundreds of birds, reptiles, fish, and insects. In addition to its rich biodiversity and scenic beauty, it offers patrons a chance to partake in water sports such as kayaking and parasailing. The added bonus of the zoo on its shore means that it’s easy to lose an entire day exploring the area.

Marvel at the architectural prowess of Taj-ul-Masajid Bhopal was only a small village when the lake was built. Shortly after the death of Aurangzeb in the first decade of the seventeenth century, Bhopal became a state. It was during the reign of the Nawabsof Bhopal that the construction of the largest mosque in Indiawas commissioned. About 50 meters away fromthe eastern shore of Bhojtalsits the Taj-ul-Masajid. Literally translating to the “Crown of mosques”, one cannot say that it doesn’t live up to its name. Boasting towering minarets, a foreboding entrance gate, and intricately designed interiors, it’s difficult to find something of this scale or beauty elsewhere.

Become one with nature at Van Vihar National Park If being the second cleanest urban areas in the country wasn’t enough, Bhopal takes it a step further by being one of the greenest. VanVihar national park sits on the southern bank of Bhojtal, filling up over four and a half square kilometers greenery and natural wildlife. If up to the thrill, one can easily drive through the park to try and catch a glimpse of some of the its inhabitant. Being run under the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority, our favorite big cats are kept in near-natural enclosures for our safety as much as theirs.

Reconnect with pre-historic man at the rock shelters of Bhimbekta In addition to being a UNESCO World Heritage Center, the caves hold the earliest traces of our species on the Indian subcontinent. These are in the form of cave paintings depicting humans’ relationship

Shopping & Nightlife Once you’ve have your fill of the history and nature of Bhopal, it’stime to see a different side of the city. Pop down to Habibganj Road to grab a bite to eat! If any personal belongings were damaged or lost in the day’s activities, DB City mall, one of the city’s most frequented destinations, is the best place to look for replacements while also offering some of our favorite comfort food. The area in and around the mall has some of the most popular bars in the city to dance off any leftover energy from the day. their landscape, that historians say date back tens of thousands of years. The paintings give the viewer a unique perspective of what life was like before we became an apex species.

Whatever your reasons for being here are, the Kwality'sMotel Shiraz is the perfect place to hang your hat. Only minutes away from transit hubs in the heart of the city, the resort-like atmosphere place to take a step back to process your experiences of the one of a kind city. The old photographs that adorn its halls serve as glimpses into the recent past of the region, and keep with the history-themed experience of your trip.

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