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Bhopal Tourism

Bhopal Tourism

Introduction

Central India is an emerging tourist zone of incredible India in which Madhya Pradesh is a important state playing important contribution in Central India Tourism. Bhopal is a capital city of Madhya Pradesh and located in center of state. Being a capital city of Madhya Pradesh State, all important state government ministerial offices, administrative headquarters etc are centered in Bhopal city. This derives large number of visitors into the city. Similarly most of the corporate offices are also having their state head offices in state capital city. All such offices generates large number of jobs opportunities for young generation which causes more inflow of visitors in to the city. In order to facilitate in reaching Bhopal, city is gifted with developed airport, two classic railway stations and better network of road connectivity. At the same time Bhopal is a historic city also with large number of monuments, historical sites, natural sites, archaeological sites, shopping malls etc which indicates the enormous tourism scope in city. Bhopal is also referred as "City of Lakes" as it has many natural and artificial lakes in and around city. Beyond city boundary, Bhopal is surrounded by many historical and archaeological sites which are explored and developed into popular tourist spots. All these factors have resulted into huge tourism movement in Bhopal. Importance of Bhopal tourism can be understood with the fact that Madhya Pradesh state have only 3 UNESCO sites in which 2 of them are close to Bhopal, at a radius of less than 50 kms.

Bhopal Map

Here we have provided an interactive map to have an overview of Bhopal city, its important areas, road network etc. Given map have the facility to scroll, zoom-in and zoom-out. You can explore Bhopal city, tourist attractions through from any remote location.
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Bhopal History

It is believed that Bhopal has been founded by King Bhoja from Parmara dynasty (1000-1055 AD). Raja Bhoja ruled over this region from his capital in Dhar which is located in western end of Madhya Pradesh state. During that time, Bhopal was pronounced as Bhojpal. Name can be understood as "Bhoj" is name of King and "Pal" means Dam which is constructed on Betwa river at the site of Bhojpur temple, about 30kms south west of current city. After Parmar dynasty, later period was not properly recorded till 18th century when Bhopal region was part of Gond Kingdom who were ruling in Central India from Jabalpur region. Modern Bhopal is founded by ruler Dost Mohammad Khan (1672-1728 AD). He was originally from Pashtun region (border area of Afganistan & Pakistan). He was member of Mughal army during rule of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. After his death, in 1709 AD, Dost Mohammad Khan took Berasia estate on lease and later included more nearby areas to establish his own kingdom in the form of Bhopal state. Marks of his rule can be seen in Islamnagar region of Bhopal city. After Dost Mohammad Khan's death in 1728, Nizam has its influence in this region. Later Marathas defeated Mughals in 1737 and controlled the region. In 1818, after Third Anglo-Maratha war, Bhopal came under British India control but ruled by Begums till 1926 AD.

Bhopal Tourist Attractions

Bhopal is a historical city and state capital of Madhya Pradesh. It has many tourist attractions which can be visited during Bhopal local sightseeing. In addition to this, their are many other tourist spots nearby Bhopal city which can be visited as excursion tour. Here we have listed some of the prominent tourist attractions of Bhopal city.
BHOPAL CITY ATTRACTIONS
Bhopal Lower Lake Bhopal Upper Lake Boat Club Van Vihar
Taj-ul Masjid Moti Masjid Gauhar Mahal Shaukat Mahal
Archaeological Museum Museum of Mankind Birla Museum Bharat Bhawan
Birla Temple Regional Museum of Natural History Regional Science Center Tribal Habitat Museum
Ginnori Hanuman Temple Gurudwara Nanak Tekri Sahib Mahavir Giri Temple Bhad-bhada
Mayur Park Indira Gandhi Children Park Bada Bagh Monuments D B City Mall
ATTRACTIONS AROUND BHOPAL
Bhimbetka Bhojpur Sanchi Udaygiri
Kolar Dam Vidisha Ratapani Sanctuary Gyraspur
Islamnagar Raisen fort Salkanpur Ginnorgarh
All the above mentioned points required two to three days sightseeing of Bhopal. We offer car rental service to visit all these points or visit to selected points. Tourist attractions are available in all the directions of Bhopal and this list can be further increased.

Next to Bhopal

Their are many tourist destinations around Bhopal city. After completing Bhopal tourism, you may proceed further to visit either of such popular tourist places. In below given table, we has listed all such destinations which can be visited, after completing Bhopal tour. Here we have not listed those places which can be visited as excursion tour, while staying at Bhopal city. Please check below given table:
DESTINATIONS NEXT TO BHOPAL
Ujjain Indore Omkareshwar Maheshwar
Mandu Satpura National Park Pachmarhi Khajuraho
Orchha Chanderi Burhanpur Dhar

Accommodation

As already specified, Bhopal is a state capital of Madhya Pradesh. All major government offices, corporate offices, educational institutions etc are located in Bhopal. It is also the center of all state level politics. At the same time it is also a tourist city with many tourist attractions. All these factors causes great movement of visitors to this city. These visitors are government officials, normal public, students, politicians, corporate people and tourists. In order to take care of their accommodation requirement, Bhopal city have number of hotels in all categories. Here we have listed some of the popular Bhopal hotels:
POPULAR BHOPAL HOTELS
Budget Hotels Standard Hotels Deluxe Hotels Luxury Hotels
Hotel Ganpati Amar Vilas Lake View Ashok Courtyard Marriott
Gaurav Palace Ranjit Lakeview Palash Residency Noor Us Sabah
Raunak Plaza Tulsi Exotica Amer Greens Jehan Numa Palace
Ashoka Palace Grand Ashirwad Hotel Nisarga --

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