Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh and one of the most historical cities in the country. Bhopal has so many beautiful and amazing tourist places in all categories of tourism such as religious tour, historical tour as well as modern architecture tour. We have compiled a list of the most popular tourist attractions in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
5 Best Tourist Places in Bhopal
1. Birla Museum
Birla Museum was created in the year 1971 to preserve the ancient things. The Museum has so many sculptures of the 10th century. In the museum, you can also find antique coins, ancient manuscript, paintings, terracotta and other antique items. If you love antique and ancient items, then the Birla Museum is must to visit place in the city of Bhopal.
Address: The Birla Museum, Vallabh Bhavan, Bhopal – 462004
Timing: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Closed on Mondays and holidays
2. Gohar Mahal
The Gohar Mahal was built by the first woman ruler of Bhopal, Gohar Begum. The Palace is the perfect example of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The Gohar Mahal is located on the banks of the Upper Lake. The Palace is not well maintained, still you can enjoy the architecture and the past time of Bhopal. The Palace is in ruins condition due to various reasons.
3. Shaukat Mahal
The Shaukat Mahal was built with the styles of Medieval Gothic, Islamic and Post-Renaissance to make it the most unique architecture in Bhopal. In the past, Shaukat Mahal was the official residence of Bhopal Nawab. As per the reliable information, the palace was designed by a Frenchman. It is one of the most beautiful royal palaces in the city of Bhopal.
Address: Shaukat Mahal, Chowk Area, Bhopal
4. Lower Lake
Lower Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the city of Bhopal. The Lower Lake is also known as Chhota Talaab in Bhopal. It was built in 1794 by Chote Khan to beautify the city. On the opposite side, the upper lake is situated which is also known as “Pul Pukhta”. The bridge was built to separate the upper lake and the lower lake.
5. Lakshmi Temple
The Lakshmi Temple is a dedicated temple of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. The temple is located in the southern part of the Lower Lake in the city of Bhopal. Bhopal has so many beautiful lakes, therefore Bhopal is also known as the city of lakes. This temple was built by the Birla family and that’s why the temple is also known as the Birla Temple. It is must to visit place if you are the follower of goddess Lakshmi.
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Article last re-published on March 7, 2015.