Bhopal is a city rich in heritage and history. Its an amalgam of the old and the new, the rich and the poor, the wide roads of New Bhopal and the narrow "gullies" of Old Bhopal and a mix of planned development on one side with urban sprawl on the other.
There are various old mosques in Bhopal that will give you a glimpse into the Mughal architecture, some of it from before the British raj and the people of Bhopal, particularly the mix of the Muslim and the Hindu population will also give you a glimpse of what makes India tick with so many different religions, different cultures living together.
Some of the old mosques that are worth visiting are Taj-ul-Masajid (largest mosque in the country), Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid and Idgah.
Its a must to visit the Old city market (chowk bazaar) and walk around the narrow lanes to see how the old city functions and also to get some great bargains on the special arts of Bhopal like the bead work and the hand embroidery that Bhopal is known for.
On the modern side, the Government of Madhya Pradesh has made significant efforts to make Bhopal an important seat for the arts. Bharat Bhawan is an example of this and it is a center for performing arts with many nationally renowned artists showcasing their art through this institute. The institute boasts of art galleries, an outdoor theater, and a library rich with history of Indian poetry and arts.
Another impressive museum worth visiting is the "Museum of Man" again created by the government of Madhya Pradesh to showcase how the tribals of the state live in their natural form, what they cultivate, what kind of tools they make and utilize in their daily lives etc. It has been created sprawled on a small hill and gives breath taking views of the city.
Finally, no mention of what to see in Bhopal can be completed without talking about the two lakes that are the center of attraction for Bhopal.
Upper Lake is a beautiful water body created during the time of King Bhoj. The story goes that the water of Upper Lake cured Raja Bhoj of a skin disease which otherwise remained untreated. Today, you can rent boats, indulge in other water sports related activities and enjoy the splendor of this lake.
The Lower Lake on the other hand was created during the Mughal empire. This lake is separated from the Upper Lake by an over-bridge.
Along the Upper Lake and surrounding hills, the Forest department of Madhya Pradesh has created the biggest animal conservation area in the middle of a city. You can catch tigers, leopards, bears, different types of water animals, birds, deers etc. as you drive around "Van Vihar"
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Shan-E-Bhopal with WAP-5 @ Palwal.
WAP-5 crawling with the NDLS bound Shan-E-Bhopal Express through Palwal due to speed restriction....IRFCA RAILWAYS
vedant's birthday - kerva dam, bhopal-2
vedant's birthday 2006...vedant birthday
true untouched beauty, far better than several over-hyped lakes all over the world, in my opinion, tell me what you think...swapan
Bhopal Shatabdi @ 130.
BPL shatabdi came thundering at 130+ with a WAP-5 at its helm. The video was shot near Palwal on the NDLS-MTJ route.
The Bhopal Shatbdi thunders past at 150 kmph with a GZB WAP 5...just look how the shatabdi misses the couple crossing the tracks by inches.
Beautiful Bhopal - Ropeway Manubhan Tekri
Beautiful Bhopal - Ropeway Manubhan Tekri This is a view of Ropeway and a Trolly coming down from the Jain Temple on top of Manuabhan Tekri. Great place,
leaving New Dehli Railway station early in the morning. (Snipped of Swiss TV Prodcast)...WAP-5 Shatabdi
Ravan Dehan in Bhopal Dussera celeberations 2
Ravan Dehan in Bhopal Dussera celeberations 2 In this video after Kumbhkaran Ravan Burns...Ravan Dehan Bhopal Dussera celeberations
THIS VIDEO IS ABOUT THE NATURAL BEAUTY ACROSS MY LIVING PLACE...NATURE KOLAR BHOPAL
vedant's birthday - kerva dam, bhopal-1
vedant's b'day party...vedant birthday
vedant's birthday - noor-us-sabha, bhopal
vedant's birthday 2006...vedant birthday
Ravan Dehan in Bhopal Dussera celeberations
A scene from Ravan Dehan in Bhopal Dussera celeberations...Ravan Dehan Bhopal Dussera celeberations
Rains at Kerwa Dam site near Bhopal
It shows rich flora and fauna of the lands of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state, the very heart of India...Rains Bhopal
The Bhopal Shatabdi is booked to run at a speed of 150km/h between New Delhi and Agra, and at 130km/h between Agra and Bhopal,
Bhopal after India Won T20 Cricket World Cup Final
Bitten market, bhopal right after India won the T20 world cup. Looks like somekind of festival....India pakistan T20 world cup final bhopal
THE CITY OF LAKES
THAT'S ALL...BHOPAL MP INDORE CITY OF LAKES
Baby bites deadly cobra
Amazing footage of small child being immunized to poison... baby wrestles one of the world's deadliest snakes...snake poison baby bhopal dow chemical
Fishermen setting out for the day on Upper Lake at Bhopal...Upper Lake fishermen Bhopal
alone in a train journey
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