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Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh is called the 'heart of India', not only because of its location in the centre of the country, but also because; it has been home to the cultural heritage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Situated in the midst of two artificial lakes, the capital city of MP, Bhopal ,is one among the famous tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh. Located on a slope in the Malwa Plateau, the city is a naturally blessed with woody forests, majestic hills and vibrant landscapes. It is the second biggest city in the state, after Indore. The entire city is spread over a total area of about 286 square kilometres. It includes the administrative headquarters of Bhopal District as well as Bhopal Division. It is often referred to as the ‘city of lakes’ because of the numerous natural, as well as, artificial lakes within its territory. According to historians, Raja Bhoja built a city Bhojpal in the 11th century (the original Bhopal city). Later the control of the city came into the hands of the Mughals and remained under them till the beginning of the 18th century. It presents a...

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Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh is called the 'heart of India', not only because of its location in the centre of the country, but also because; it has been home to the cultural heritage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Situated in the midst of two artificial lakes, the capital city of MP, Bhopal ,is one among the famous tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh. Located on a slope in the Malwa Plateau, the city is a naturally blessed with woody forests, majestic hills and vibrant landscapes. It is the second biggest city in the state, after Indore. The entire city is spread over a total area of about 286 square kilometres. It includes the administrative headquarters of Bhopal District as well as Bhopal Division. It is often referred to as the ‘city of lakes’ because of the numerous natural, as well as, artificial lakes within its territory. According to historians, Raja Bhoja built a city Bhojpal in the 11th century (the original Bhopal city). Later the control of the city came into the hands of the Mughals and remained under them till the beginning of the 18th century. It presents a harmonious blend of Hindu and Islamic cultures with a perfect symphony of North Indian and South Indian traditions. The uniqueness of this historic city lies in the fact that, perhaps it will be the only Indian city which was ruled over by the powerful Begums over centuries. Modern Bhopal is a place where one can see the richness of tradition is intertwined with the modern life. The remnants of the glorious past live on in the havelis, grand mosques and the museums. These elegant structures exhibit a superb blend of Islam, Hindu and European style architecture. Bhopal is well-liked for its silver jewellery, embroidered and sequined velvet purses and cushions and beadwork. A cradle of arts and culture, Bhopal provides numerous centers of contemporary and performing arts. Being the capital of a state with a large tribal population, Bhopal is a hub of the folk and tribal arts that give a feel of village life in the state. Besides all these, Bhopal is acclaimed for the famous cave paintings, which are not only valuable for their artistic values but also for their ethnicity. A rambling & happening city with a celebrated past and a glittering present, Bhopal is all set to mesmerize the visitor with its enduring greatness.

How to Reach By Air By Train By Bus


•    By Air
Bhopal has an international airport of its own. Bhopal airport, also known as the  Raja Bhoj Airport  is located 15 km southeast of the main city center. Regular Alliance Air flights link Bhopal to cities like Mumbai, Indore, Delhi and Gwalior. Flights of Sahara Airlines connect Bhopal with Delhi, Guwahati, Goa, Indore and Lucknow. International flights, operated by Air India, are available for reaching from places like Sharjah and Dubai.
•    By Rail
Bhopal Railway Station, near Hamidia Road, connects it to different parts of the country. Bhopal is one of the two major Delhi-Mumbai railway lines and is the main railway junction of the West Central Railways. It is also the terminus of the Shatabdi Express, which daily shuttles between Delhi and Bhopal. Various express trains ply between Bhopal and cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Gwalior, Indore, Gujarat, Jhansi and Ujjain and facilitate railway travel to the place.
•    By Road
The roadways that lead to Bhopal are well maintained and motorable. The bus station is near the railway junction in Old Bhopal. Extensive bus services (state/ private) are available for getting to various places in and around Madhya Pradesh. Daily buses are available for places like Sanchi (46 km), Vidisha (56 km), Indore (186 km), Ujjain (188 km) Pachmarhi (195 km) and Jabalpur (295 km). Interstate bus services are also availabl, which makes commuting to distant places from Bhopal possible by road.


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News & Events


Ijtima
Every year Alami Tablighi Ijtima is celebrated for three days in the city of Bhopal. All the people in Bhopal enjoy the fair that is organized during the Ijtima with much fun and frolic.


Diwali
This festivals is celebrated with lights , crackers & sweets. It is one of the most important festivals of Hindus

Dussehra
Dussehra or Vijay Dashmi is celebrated with great joy and festivity for 10 continuous days during the month of September or October.


Attraction points
» Taj-ul-Masjid
» Jama Masjid
» Sadar Manzil
» Moti Masjid
» Upper and Lower Lakes



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