Five places to visit at Bhopal
Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh, with beautiful lakes, engaging markets, impressive malls, and other tourist places. The city has a captivating past with numerous heritage structure like Shaukat Mahal, Taj Mahal Palace, Sadar Manzil, Taj-ul-Masajid, etc. As many natural and artificial lakes breathe in Bhopal, hence it is identified as the City of Lakes. People of Bhopal are sweet and helpful, and you will enjoy talking to them in your journey. So let’s explore some of them you would love to visit.
Van Vihar National Park
It is a beautiful National Park, with tigers, snakes, bear, birds, crocodile, tortoise, blackbuck, leopard, etc. in their natural habitat. These animals are not forcefully captivated but many of them are orphaned. Walking on the road, with one side lake view and the other side flora and fauna, unquestionably make you experience nature at its best. There is an entry fee with different choices. If you do not want to walk you may borrow a bicycle for a very low rate or you may also take an auto ride. For auto ride and personal vehicle, you have to pay different entry fees.
Upper Lake (also known as Bhojtal) is an artificial lake, constructed by Raja Bhoj in the 11th century across Kolans river, to cure himself of skin disease. One corner of this lake has the statue of Raja Bhoj. The lake is one of the principal sources of potable water in Bhopal. Boat club provides you the facility of experiencing the Upper Lake by motorboats, cruise, sail, and paddle.
Lower Lake (also known as the Chota Talab) is an artificial lake, The construction carried under Chote Khan (minister of Nawab Hayat Muhammad Khan Bahadur). Pul Pukhta ( also known as the Lower Lake bridge) divides the Lower Lake and the Upper Lake. It forms Bhoj Wetland along with the Upper Lake. Boat club also provides boating facility here.
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya
It is one of the largest Anthropological Museums in India with its regional center in Mysore. It has open-air exhibitions of tribal habitats made by the different tribal communities themselves, from all corners of India. The open-air exhibitions include Desert Village, Medicinal Trail, Mythological Trails, Coastal Village, Himalayan Village, Mythological Trail, and Traditional Technology park. An indoor museum called Veethi Sankul exists there with a collection of traditional outfits, crafts, household, and agricultural objects.
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters with one of the oldest cave painting is one of the world heritage sites. It is located at the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains, to the south of the central Indian plateau. With 23 rock shelters, it becomes an archeological reserve of India. It is enhanced with the remarkable beauty of flora and fauna.