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Upper lake

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Time Required: 1-2 hrs


Sunrise to Sunset

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Upper lake, Bhopal Overview

The capital city of Madhya Pradesh holds a significant number of lakes hence widely known as Bhopal the city of lakes. Upper Lake is the most significant lake of Bhopal commonly known as the Bhojtal. It’s the oldest human-made lake in the country that lies on the west of Bhopal. The locals also call it Bada Talab. Serving around 30 million gallons of water the lake is a primary source of potable water to the residents of the city.

This beautiful vast water body was named after King Bhoj who built the lake across Kolans River in the 11th-century. According to the folklore, the king constructed this humongous lake to cure himself of his skin disease. The pillar on one corner of the lake holds the statue of Raja Bhoj. The Upper Lake is separated from the lower lake by an overbridge called Pul Pukhta.

Since agriculture is the main source of livelihood for people of Bhopal, the lake is the primary source of water for irrigation. On the eastern side of the lake, the boat club was established offering some water sports for the visitors such as parasailing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting etc. Within its vicinity lies the scenic Kamala Park. The royal garden is flooded with tourists and visitors during the peak seasons since it's a hub for all adventure enthusiasts. The boat club, sunset, aquarium serenaded by the cool breeze of Bhopal is a perfect getaway.

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