Lower Lake

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Lower Lake, Bhopal Overview

Known as the 'City of Lakes', Bhopal has a great fusion of picturesque beauty, modernity, and classic and authentic architecture. It has two most beautiful lakes namely, Upper Lake and Lower Lake. The Lower Lake is also known as Chhota Talab. The two lakes are separated by an over-bridge called Lower Lake Bridge or Pul Pukhta. The lake was built in 1794 to commemorate the beauty of the city. The construction took place under Chote Khan, a minister of Nawab Hayat Muhammad Khan Bahadur.

Lower Lake, in particular, is tranquil, peaceful, and charming and is cosseted amidst majestic hills. The Lower Lake has no source of fresh water hence it receives seepage from Upper Lake. Along with Upper Lake, it makes Bhoj Wetland. The lakes represent serenity yet suffers pollution from the sewage. The Government is taking steps to resolve the pollution problem of the lake. Also, the Madhya Pradesh Boat Club provides water boat activities for adventure lovers.

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While boating, you can have a view of the enchanting beauty of Bhopal. The cool breeze of the place is all set to touch you with excitement. The beautifully adorned lake attracts a significant number of tourists. The Boat Club gives you a chance to witness the beauty of lake more closely. It offers speed boat rides, paddle rides, jet skiing and parasailing.

The lake has gaggle geese and the rides begin at very affordable prices. The plethora of activities at the boating club will keep you busy riding boats and encounter the mesmerizing beauty of the lake. The ambiance during the sunset is exotic. Free yourself from every bit of stress as you enjoy the water activities.

The mesmerising lake was commissioned by Chhote Khan, a minister at the court of Nawab Hayat Muhammad Khan Bahadur in 1794 to beautify the quaint city. There were some wells in this region which were merged to form the enchanting Lower Lake.

Over the years, the beauty of the lake was compromised to pollution. It now suffers from drainage waste of the sewage, washing of clothes by the washermen and a lack of fresh water source nearby. This has rendered the lake as eutrophic making its water non-suitable for drinking.

The local buses and auto-rickshaws to Lower Lake are easily available from every part of the city.

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