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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 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 set amidst majestic hills. The Lower Lake has no source of freshwater hence it receives seepage from Upper Lake. Along with Upper Lake, it makes up the 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.

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Boating at Lower Lake

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 the 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.

History of Lower Lake

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.

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