Top Tourist Places To Visit in Bhopal

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Bhopal

  • Bhopal
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • India
  • Area

    648.24 km2

  • Main Languages
    Hindi, Urdu, Chhatisgarhi (a local dialect) and English.
  • Population

    1,995,648 as recorded in 2011

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 41. Min : 26.
    Winter - Max : 26. Min : 10.
  • Best Time to Visit

    November to February

  • Calling Code

    0755

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Bhopal Overview

Bhopal is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Just like Udaipur, Bhopal is also called the City of Lakes for the natural and artificial lakes it houses. Bhopal is also one of the greenest cities of India. The city is divided into Old Bhopal and New Bhopal which have stark differences in terms of their look and infrastructure. Many noted educational, scientific and health institutions are located in this city. Internationally, Bhopal got highlighted for an unfortunate tragedy in 1984, when certain harmful gases got leaked from the Union Carbide factory and resulted in one of the worst industrial disasters of the world.

Bhopal is reckoned to have been founded by king Bhoja of the Paramara dynasty, after whom the city and many other prominent places of the city have been named. Another theory suggests that the city was named after king Bhupala. Bhopal, after being ruled by Mughals, Marathas and some other princely rulers, was finally joined in the Indian union on 1 June 1949.


Climate and Geography

Situated in the Malwa Plateau region of central India, Bhopal has an average elevation of 500m. The city is positioned just north of the upper limit of Vindhya Mountain Range. There are some small hills inside the city also. Bhopal has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are extremely hot while winters are cool and dry and therefore suitable for visiting. The city gets reasonably good monsoon with occasional floods and thunderstorms.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : October - March.

Transportation

Being a capital city, Bhopal is very much urbanised and connected through all modes of transport.

Air: The Raja Bhoj Airport has frequent flying services to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Indore, Chennai and Kolkata. It also gets international air traffic.

Rail: Bhopal is a major junction and receives trains from Central and Western Railway networks. Both express and passenger trains connect this city with others.

Roadways: The National Highway 12 and 86 pass through Bhopal, connecting it to Jabalpur, Indore and other major cities of Madhya Pradesh.

Local Transport: Metro Rail project is underway in Bhopal. Thousands of minibuses ply on the city roads. Other modes of travel are auto-rickshaws and cabs.


Shopping & Entertainment

Shopping in Bhopal is a must-do. People can take away bead work or embroidered purses, bags, shawls, tunics etc. Various fabrics, sarees and shawls can be bought from emporiums. There are some new malls where one can shop for brands. For art lover, Bharat Bhavan hosts plays and musical nights can be enjoyed at Ravindra Bhavan.



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Latest Bhopal Tour Reviews

  • 5/5
    Our 6 days trip was really good. This Travel agency is really good.
  • 5/5
    nice,and so comfortable with tour guide
  • 5/5
    Indian brother from another mother (best Tour Guide) First journey outside of Australia (2012) and Bhopal made it epic! Bhopal took care of me for 42 days, experiencing the best sites, sounds and food that India had to offer. We visited hidden gems and met folk that have never seen a foreigner before. I highly recommend Bhopal, who i ensure will meet your traveling needs. Bhopal is a safe, considerate and friendly man who has kept in contact with me for 5 years. Thank again Bhopal, Much appreciated, and i apologize for the late (5yrs lol :-) ) Review. Perth, Australia ...more
  • 5/5
    Bhopal is simply brilliant We were only with Bhopal for a week as we visited many of the hotspots around Delhi. He was a great ambassador for the country and treated us very well and made us feel very safe, nothing was too much and we still keep in touch over Facebook. He has excellent local knowledge and took us to some great restaurants and some lesser known attractions. He has good English and a great personality. If there are any solo female travellers I would highly recommend him, so much so I recommended him to my sister for her next trip. The next time I visit India I will definitely make sure he is available! Thank you again Bhopal for an unforgettable trip around India. ...more
  • 5/5
    Most skillfull driver in Northern India! We went on a 12 day tour of Rajastan with Bhopal as our driver. He showed us busy Delhi and the castles of the ancient cities of the north. We wanted to stay off the beaten path and experience local India. And thats exactly what we got! (Let me assure you, this man knows where to find the best curry). We did long drives and had long conversations. History lessons made us appreciate our surroundings even more. We had the best time! Brussels, Belgium ...more
  • 5/5
    Great Experience! We spent two weeks with Bhopal travelling around Rajasthan and we really enjoyed it. Very good trip advisor and reliable guide! Highly recommended. ...more

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Bhopal Trip?
    3-4 days.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Bhopal?
    Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal Junction Railway Station.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Bhopal?
    Flights, trains, buses.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Bhopal?
    Diwali, Navratri, Eid, Bhopal Utsav.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Bhopal?
    Upper Lake, Sanchi Stupa, Van Vihar National Park, Taj-ul-Masjid.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Bhopal?
    Poha, Biryani, Manohar Dairy, Under The Mango Tree.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Bhopal?
    Hotels, guesthouses, resorts.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Bhopal?
    Yes, buses and auto-rickshaws.
  • What are the transportation options available in Bhopal?
    Auto-rickshaws, taxis, buses.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Bhopal?
    Hindi.
  • What is the best time to visit Bhopal?
    October to March.
  • What activities can be done in Bhopal?
    Sightseeing, boating, shopping, exploring historical monuments, visiting museums.
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