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Amidst two beautiful man-made lakes, the capital of Madhya Pradesh is a sprawling city with the right blend of culture, heritage and modern life.
Bhopal is a town which steps into the future with a rich heritage and vibrant history tracing its footsteps. It is highly ornamented with the majestic mosques which showcase classic Mughal architecture such as the Taj-Ul-Masjid, one of the largest in India, built by the third female ruler Bhopal had, Shah Jahan Begum, Moti Masjid and many more. The city will also catch your attention through its breathtakingly beautiful havelis and museums as well as nawabi food that is an absolute delight for foodies. Bhopal is also the cultural hub with numerous art performing centres in the city. The city is also a reminiscence of a tragic disaster in the chemical plant of Union Carbide that took a toll on multiple lives.
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When visiting Bhopal, do not miss dropping by the Museum of Mankind. The museum houses various open and indoor galleries, which have life-size replicas of tribal residence and communities. The materials they use have been transported all the way there and provides for a completely immersive perspective into tribal lives. The little souvenirs sold at affordable rates-handmade earrings, moulded stick figures, paintings-all of them will add a unique touch to your home. If the weather is pleasant, a trip to Van Vihar will give you a glimpse of some of the most colourful birds in India, in addition to the leopards and lions. The traffic isn't too bad, and if you're on a long trip, a visit to Bhimbetka Caves and Sanchi Stupa are an absolute must! They're some of the most fascinating monuments the country has to offer (Paleolithic carvings and Buddhist sculpture), and if you really start missing your Metropolitan hometown, find recourse in DB Mall; the youth of Bhopal throngs there, but it makes for some good old shopping experience.
- Do not miss out on visiting the upper lake, the most major tourist attraction of Bhopal and try to avoid the local pubs in the city.
Beautiful destination. Mesmerising lakes and palaces.
Gets slightly overcrowded in the peak season.
Ideal for family vacations, couples, and weekend getaways for people living in and around Madhya Pradesh.