16 attractions you should visit in Bhopal - With photos & details

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Top 16 attractions to explore in Bhopal

Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is a fascinating amalgam of scenic beauty, old historic city and modern urban planning.

Bharat BhavanBharat Bhawan Rd, Near Upper Lake, Krishna Nagar, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462013, India
Art Centres
Art Galleries

Bharat Bhavan is an autonomous multi-arts complex and museum in the state of capital Bhopal inaugurated in 1982. It is a multi-arts centre that has been set up to create an interactive experience through verbal, visual and performing arts.

Birla MandirArera Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462011, India
Hindu Temples
Notable Architectures

It's an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases a panoramic view of the historic city of Bhopal. The temple was built in the honour of Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and her consort Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. Hence the name Lakshmi Narayan. Surrounded by greenery and an ancient beautifulness.

Birla MuseumArera Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462011, India
Man-made Structures- Other
Museums
Art Galleries

This museum is part of the Birla Mandir complex. The Birla Museum houses a small but selective display of fine stone sculpture, informatively displayed with explanatory panels in English in the main galleries, most of them seventh to 12th century statues. It also has a good selection of archaeological finds from excavations.

Gauhar MahalGauhar Mahal, VIP Road, Nakkar Khana, Peer Gate Area, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462001, India
Palaces
Notable Architectures
Old Ruins

Gauhar Mahal is one of the beautiful palaces in Bhopal. An architectural marvel, this palace was built by the first woman ruler of Bhopal, Gohar Begum in 1820 situated on the banks of the Upper Lake. But now a days due to lack of careing the palace is undergoing a path of renovation.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav SangrahalayaLake View Road, Next to RCE campus, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462013, India
Man-made Structures- Other
Museums

Also called as National Museum of Humankind or Museum of Man is an anthropology museum located in Bhopal, to present an integrated story of the evolution of man and culture with special reference to India. This museum depicts the story of mankind in time and space.

Lower LakeLower Lake, Jahangirabad, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Outdoors- Other

The Lower Lake or Chhota Talab is a lake in Bhopal, The lake was built by creating in 1794 to beautify the city. It is now a popular tourist attraction in Bhopal. a lot of people comes here and enjoys this peaceful surrounding.

Manuabhan TekriSun City, Lalghati, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462038, India
Jain Temples
Man-made Structures- Other

Manua Bhan Ki Tekri also known as Mahaveer Tekri is a famous Jain Temple in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh India. it is the best tourist place to visit in Bhopal and it is very popular for its scenic views.

Moti MasjidHawamahal Rd, Opposite Moti Masjid, Chowki Talaiya, Talaiya, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462001, India
Mosques
Man-made Structures- Other
Notable Architectures

This famous historic landmark was built by Sikander Jehan Begum of Bhopal in the year 1860. It has a striking resemblance to the architecture of the Jama Masjid in Delhi. It features a white marble facade with two small cupolas on the top. The two dark red towers on either side of the primary structure of the mosque are equally beautiful and fascinating. this place attracts a lot of people everyday.

Rani Kamlapati PalaceRani Kamlapati Palace, Kamla Park Rd, Professors Colony, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002, India
Man-made Structures- Other
Palaces
Notable Architectures

Kamalapati Palace is located on the bridge, between the larger and the smaller lake of Bhopal. Built in 1722, it is named after Rani Kamlapati the widow Gond ruler of Nizam Shah, Chief of Ginnorgarh. The Palace has been designated as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India .

Regional Science CenterNr School Of Drama, Banganga Rd, Banganga Slums, North TT Nagar, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002, India
Man-made Structures- Other

The Regional Science Centre, Bhopal is located in the Shyamla Hills area of Bhopal, It is aimed at popularizing science and technology among the people. It is one of the constituent units of the National Council of Science Museums, which was inaugurated on 12 January 1995. The Centre has over 266 science exhibits, most of them are interactive and the campus also houses a small Dinosaur Park and a zoo.

Shaurya Smarak BhopalArera Hills, Opposite Courtyard Marriott, M P Nagar, Bhim Nagar Slums, Arera Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462016, India
Parks
Monuments
Memorials

Shaurya Smarak is a war memorial situated at Bhopal sprawled over the large place of approximately 12 acres. It is developed as a public park with innovative and exciting architectural installations depicting the sacrifice of the infantrymen. There is a 62-ft excessive sculpture rising from the floor referred to as Shaurya Stambh depicting the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.

State Museum BhopalShyamla Hills Rd, NITTTR Campus, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002, India
Man-made Structures- Other
Museums

The archaeological museum of Bhopal holds a significant role among the monuments and museums of Bhopal established in the year 1964 . The museum houses a gamut of splendid tribal handicrafts, musical instruments, bronze objects belonging to the 12th century and much more. Daily a lot of tourists visit this place.

Taj Ul Masajid BHOPALNH 12, Kohefiza, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462001, India
Mosques
Notable Architectures

Taj Ul Masjid is the largest mosque in India and one of the largest mosques in Asia. The construction started in the reign of the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. The mosque has a pink facade topped by two 18-storey high octagonal minarets with marble domes, . The flooring, courtyard, a large tank, etc shows the beauty of Mughal architecture.

Upper LakeUpper Lake, Madhya Pradesh
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Parks

Upper lake is now famous as Bhojtal.  It is a huge lake which is built artificially for the water source for the residents of the city. It was built around the year 1005 by king Paramara Raja Bhoj. This upper lake and the nearby lower lake comprises and forms the Bhoj wetland. Not only tourists, there are also so many migratory birds and other living beings come here and quench their thirst.

Van Vihar National ParkVan Vihar National Park, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002, India
Outdoors- Other
Forests
Wildlife Sanctuaries

Van Vihar is a National Park is a Zoological Space that operates under the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority. The animals here are kept closest to their natural habitats, making it a heaven for people who love nature. It has declared as a national park in 1979 and it covers an area of about 4.45 km2.

YodhasthalAirport Rd, Lalghati, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462038, India
Museums

This is an Indian army museum situated in Bhopal. The museum provides engrossing knowledge about the victories and war stories of the Indian Army. It offers enriching audio-visual experience about the defense with displays of arty guns, tanks, arms used on the battlefield before and after independence.

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