Bhopal city is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the capital city of the state. The city is famous for its amazing historical tourist attractions, natural beauty and incredible places to visit. The city is basically famous for its historical evidences. It can easily be understood by the fact that it is the place where about 30000 years old paintings found. Bhopal is a great combination of modern and ancient architecture. The city is also called “City of Lakes”. Moreover, Bhopal is also positioned as the greenest town in India. If you want to unveil a new world of tourist attractions, you should not forget visiting at this mesmerizing city. Are you a bit confused? If so, then you should check out stated below top tourist places to visit in Bhopal.

Bhimbetka, Bhopal

Bhimbetka is situated around 46 km distance from city of Bhopal. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. One of the major attractions of this place is the ancient Bhimbetka caves. These ancient caves were discovered in the year of 1957-58. Dr. Vishnu Wakankar was the first person who discovered these mystical caves at location. In terms of archaeology, this world heritage site is a true treasure as there are various rock-paintings dated back to 15000 years available. These ancient paintings are the best option when it comes to analyzing the lifestyle, culture, religion, and political system of ancient people in India. These paintings on the walls as well as ceilings are considered as the best masterpieces of art. These mystical paintings represent various periods – from upper Paleolithic to struggling medieval period. If you want to unveil the hidden history of the ancient people, Bhimbetka is the best tourist place to go with.

Rock Shelter Bhimbetka

Rock Shelter Bhimbetka, Bhopal | By Bernard Gagnon (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

National Museum of Mankind

National Museum of Mankind is also known as famous Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya. This national museum was inaugurated in 1985. This national museum is located on famous Shyamala hills. It covers an area of about 200 acres. This thoroughly designed and maintained anthropological museum offers a deep insight into the historical revolution of human race. It is also called Tribal Habitat national museum. It is certainly a great option for tourists who want to unveil the secrets of various tribal cultures. If you want to witness the true history, culture and dwellings in India, you should visit at this national museum in Bhopal.

State Museum of Madhya Pradesh

This museum also shares the similar treasure with national museum of mankind. State Museum of Madhya Pradesh is considered as the best designed and maintained museum in India. There are total sixteen theme galleries available that allows visitors to witness different types of coins, fossils, manuscripts, and sculptures. It is certainly a fine option to go with when it comes to knowing the past and present of real India.

Upper Lake, Bhopal

As already mentioned above that Bhopal is also called City of Lakes, you must not forget visiting at the largest lake in Madhya Pradesh i.e. Upper Lake. This one of the oldest lakes in the city is considered to have healing waters. It is noticed that the water of this lake can cure different types of skin diseases. Upper Lake is situated at the center of Bhopal. It is a man-made artificial lake of 7th century. It also houses a tiny island on it. There is also a boat club that helps tourists enjoying amazing journey on rowing boats. If you want to witness the amazing sunset view, you must visit at this lake in Bhopal.

 Upper Lake, Bhopal

Upper Lake, Bhopal | By Sanyam Bahga (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Van Vihar National Park

Van Vihar National Park is situated at the center of Bhopal. It spreads in an area of around 445.21 hectare. This national park is home to different types of animals and birds. There are different types of animals found such as lion, tiger, chital, sambar, and leopard. Moreover, it is also home to more than 200 species of amazing birds. Tourists, who are looking for peace of mind, can visit at this location to get rid of mental stress.

Bhojpur Temple, Bhopal

Bhojpur temple is an incomplete ancient temple. This 11th century Hindu temple is considered among the top tourist attractions in Bhopal city. The major attraction of this temple is a massive Shiva Linga, which is considered to be tallest on the earth planet. This rock-cut enormous Shiva Linga is of 18 feet in height and 7.5 feet wide. This ancient temple is situated at the banks of famous river Betwa. If you want to visit an ancient historical structure, you shouldn’t forget visiting at this temple.

Taj Ul Masjid

One of the biggest attractions in Bhopal city is a mosque called Taj-ul-Masjid. It is considered among the biggest mosques in Asia. The Islamic sacred worship structure covers an area of about 233312 square feet. However, Bhopal’s Beguam, Sultan Shah Jahan started the construction work of this mosque, but due to lack of money, this structure was not completed during her kingdom. It was Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari who initiated to complete this mosque. The major attractions of this mosque are its intricately carved mesmerizing pillars, ceilings, pink colored architecture and yes enormous size.

View of Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal

View of Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal | By Sanyam Bahga (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Birla Museum

Birla Museum in Bhopal was founded in the year of 1971. It is known for an amazing assortment of paintings, sculptures and manuscripts belonging to the era of 2nd century BC to 6th century AD. Tourists can see primitive tools, which were used in Neolithic and Paleolithic age at this museum. The major attractions at this museum are stone sculptures that unveil the history of 7th to 13th century India.

Gohar Mahal

Gohar Mahal was constructed by Gohar Begum, who was the first ever female ruler of the state. This amazing building was constructed in 1820. Gohar Mahal is situated at the banks of Upper Lake. It is certainly a fine specimen of Hindu and Mughal architecture in Bhopal.

Raisen Fort, Bhopal

Raisen Fort is considered among the top must-see tourist attractions in Bhopal city. It is located only 45km far from the main city. This ancient fort was built during the 6th of century. This enormous fort is located on the top of a mountain area. Raisen Fort houses ponds, lakes, temples, and palaces. There was a time when there were about 84 ponds and lakes at Raisen Fort. But now there are only 15 lakes and ponds available to see. One of the major attractions at this fort is the shrine of famous Sufi Saint called Hazrat Peer Fatehullah Shah Baba. This historical fort is renowned for various historical battles. Sher Shah Suri was among the most famous rulers of this historical fort in Bhopal city.

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