Here are the top 31 tourist attractions to see in Bhopal:

1. Upper lake

Must visit 3.6 /5 View 11+ photos

8 km
from city center
1 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

A beautiful man-made lake built in the 11th century, the Upper lake was constructed by Raja Bhoj to cure skin diseases which were otherwise incurable. It is a splendid spot with an attractive royal garden called Kamla Park in the vicinity.

2. Van Vihar, Bhopal

4.2 /5 View 7+ photos

6 km
from city center
2 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Van Vihar National Park placed in central India in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh is declared the same since 1983 and extends over an area of about 4.45 sq kms. Although it has the status of a national park, Van Vihar is developed and managed as a modern zoological park, following the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority. The animals kept, are almost in their real natural habitats. None of the animals are deliberately captured from the forest but are mostly adopted from various zoos. Van Vihar is unique as it allows easy access to the visitors through a road passing within the park, security of animals assured from poachers and by providing nearly natural habitat to the animals.

3. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

Must visit 3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
3 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

The IGRMS, or Museum of Humankind, is a museum that tries to depict the evolution of man and humankind with special reference to India. The museum is spread over an area of a sprawling 200 acres. Exhibitions telling the story of Human life and culture are presented in the Museum all year long.

4. Lower Lake

4.2 /5 View 6+ photos

1 km
from city center
4 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Bhopal, also the known as the 'City of Lakes', has two stunning lakes, namely, the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake. The Lower Lake or the Chhota Talaab, is separated from the Upper Lake by an over bridge called Pul Pukhta or Lower Lake Bridge. Along with the Upper Lake, it forms the Bhoj Wetland.

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5. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

Must visit 3.5 /5

40 km
from city center
5 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Bhimbetka is a world heritage site and houses one of the oldest cave paintings in the world. A must-visit for all history-enthusiasts, Bhimbetka gives a sneak-peek into the pre-historic era.

6. Gohar Mahal

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Constructed in the year 1820 by the first woman ruler of Bhopal, Gohar Begum this is one of the most beautiful structures in Bhopal.

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7. City Shopping

3.0 /5

4 km
from city center
7 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Bhopal is known for its bead work and embroidery. You can buy purses, bags, shawls etc. with that work. Exquisite fabrics like silk, satin, pashmina etc. are sold in government-run emporiums and private showrooms here.

8. Shaukat Mahal

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Shaukat Mahal is one of the most beautiful buildings in Bhopal which has a distinct architecture - a blend of Indo-Islamic and European styles.

9. Birla Museum

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
9 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

The remnants of Madhya Pradesh's glorious pre-historic era is perfectly preserved in the Birla Museum. The museum contains objects used by the Paleolithic and Neolithic man, stone sculptures from 7th to 13th century BC and manuscripts and terracotta belonging to 2nd century BC

10. Archeological museum

3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
10 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

The archeological museum exhibits sculptures from artists from all over Madhya Pradesh and provides a deep insight into the rich culture of this state.

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11. Moti Masjid

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Moti Masjid was constructed in the year 1860 by a progressive leader Sikander Begum. The mosque is relatively smaller in size, but its architectural marvel and religious significance attracts tourists and devotees from different parts of the country.

12. Bharat Bhavan

3.7 /5 View 10+ photos

7 km
from city center
12 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

A centre of visual and performing arts, Bharat Bhavan is a unique institution with an unparalleled and impactful architecture.

13. Jama Masjid

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
13 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Constructed during the period of Quidisiya Begum, Jama Masjid boasts of classic Islamic Architecture in its beautiful shrine and two tall minarets.

14. DB City Mall

3.7 /5 View 5+ photos

4 km
from city center
14 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

DB City Mall is a part of Bhaskar group and its ventures having three basements and three on-floor parking lots managed by Central Parking Services. Its expanse reaches upto 125,000 sq mt which is the largest shopping mall in Central India. It has many clothing outlets including Apple Premium Reseller, Fun Cinemas, Shoppers Stop, HyperCity, McDonald's, Domino's Pizza, Pantaloons, Amer Bakery Hut, Big Life, Nike, PUMA, Adidas, Reebok, Max, The Chocolate Room, Westside, Amoeba, John Players, Spykar, World Of Titan, Levi Strauss, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway Restaurant and many more.

15. Taj-Ul-Masjid

3.2 /5 View 13+ photos

2 km
from city center
15 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

One of the largest mosques in the country, Taj-Ul-Masjid has a stunning and elegant architecture. The enormous domes, a spectacular hallway and elegant minarets speak volumes about its architecture. However, non-Muslims are not allowed inside the mosque.

16. New Market

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
16 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Located in the heart of the capital and encompassing an area of less than a sq. km., New Market is a local city market. As the idiom goes, you can find anything from a pin to airplane here.

17. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
17 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya presents the integrated story of the culture and evolution of mankind. The highlight of this museum is the fact that it's the only one to have painted rock shelters with its post-colonial repertoire of tribal folk, art and culture.

18. Birla Mandir

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
18 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Built at the summit of Arera hills is the Birla Mandir, structured with grandiose scale and design. It's an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases a panoramic view of the historic city of Bhopal. Surrounded by greenery and an ancient charm, the temple is a shrine to Lord Shiva and Parvathi, providing solace and tranquillity to devotees.

19. Raisen Fort

3.0 /5

38 km
from city center
19 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Raisen Fort is a substantial historical edifice placed atop a hill enthralling a vast water reservoir, palaces and a few temples within the fort. Located in the city of Bhopal, the 800-year-old fort has nine gateways, fortifications, domes and the remains of several buildings from the early medieval period.

20. Rani Kamlapati Palace

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
20 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Rani Kamlapati Palace is the commemoration of the glorious past of Bhopal. The residence of Rani Kamlapati is a historical palace situated at the heart of the Kamla park. Rani Kamlapati Palace is a secular architecture of the 18th century built of Lakhauri bricks, cusped arches over crumpled pillars. The merlons are shaped as water lotuses honouring the name of the Queen.

21. Sanchi Stupa

3.0 /5

41 km
from city center
21 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

56 kms north-west of Bhopal city lies the historical architecture Sanchi Stupa, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1989. It’s home to the relics of Buddha and his followers. Built by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE; it is a remarkable specimen of Buddhist art and architecture. Sanchi’s uniqueness lies in the fact that Buddha isn’t represented by figures but through symbols.

22. Halali Dam & Reservoir

3.0 /5

27 km
from city center
22 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Halali Dam is a lakeside reservoir built on the Halali River in Raisen. Formerly known as Thal River, the pristine lake is 47 km from Bhopal to Sanchi is Halali the tributary of Betwa river. The colossal dam is quite popular among locals of Bhopal as an excellent spot for picnic and boat rides.

23. Sardar Manzil

3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
23 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Sardar Manzil occupies a place of eminence among the crowd of Islamic architecture in Bhopal. The red-brick structure is a hybrid of the western and Asian style of architecture designed by a descendant of the Bourbon Dynasty of France. The history of Sardar Manzil dates back to the era Nawabs rulers whose courtroom was this picturesque monument.

24. Yodhasthal

3.0 /5

7 km
from city center
24 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Yodhasthal, the army museum in Bhopal a prominent 'Know your Army" facility, is known for its exhibition of arms and ammunition used by defence forces. The museum provides engrossing knowledge about the victories and war stories of Indian Army.

25. Sair Sapata

3.0 /5

6 km
from city center
25 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Sair Sapata is a significant entertainment zone, inaugurated on 29 September 2011. The tourism complex is predominantly a play park which is also a good leisure space for adults. Covering an area of 24.56 acres, Sair Sapata offers enjoyable activities like forest hiking, car dashing, zorbing and so on.

26. Tribal Museum, Bhopal

3.0 /5

4 km
from city center
26 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Tribal Museum is a rich tapestry of exhaustive exhibits showcasing the tribal art and culture. It highlights various aspects of the tribes in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. The artistic displays are mesmerising as it creates awareness about the tribal rituals, customs, forms of worship and so on.

27. Madhai

4 km
from city center
27 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Madhai is a quaint town located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Madhai is serene and peaceful because of which this place becomes an ideal holiday destination to get away from the pell mell of the city. The place bubbling with flora and fauna. The lush greenery that wraps the whole place is mesmerizing.

28. Crescent Water Park

163 km
from city center
28 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Located 32 kms away from the city centre of Bhopal, Crescent Water Park is known to be the best in the city. With rain dance, water DJ, columbus rides, infinite pool, the park claims to be the one of its kind and very popular among both the localites and tourists.

29. People’s Mall Water Park

5 km
from city center
29 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

People's Mall Water Park, as the name suggest is a water park in the premises of People's Mall in Bhopal. Besides, the immaculately clean water park with several slides, the mall also has an amusement park with life size replicas of famous monuments from around the world.

30. Kanha Fun City

16 km
from city center
30 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Inaugurated in 2000, Kanha Fun City Water Park is probably the most popular water park in Bhopal. Buzzing with activity all through the season, the park has an array of thrilling water rides, tube slides, roller coasters, rain dance, aqua disco arrangements etc.

31. Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

81 km
from city center
31 out of 31
places to visit in Bhopal

Located in the heart of the country, The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary in Itarsi near Bhopal is truly among the country's oldest and most diverse attractions.

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