30 Sep 2022
Ruled By Begums for 100 Years!
Bhopal also known as the 'City of Royals' has a long, important history. Between 1819 and 1926, it was ruled by the generation of Begums for over 100 years, who gave the city its waterworks, railways, a postal system, and a municipality. Between 1819 and
1926, it was ruled by the generation of Begums for over 100 years, who gave the
city its waterworks, railways, a postal system, and a municipality. The four
Queens, Qudsia Begum (1819-37), Sikander Begum (1844-68), Shah Jahan Begum
(1868-1901), and Sultan Jahan Begum (1901-1926) were great reformists and
patrons of education, art, culture and public works. They also built several
great monuments, which still stand as testimonies to the city's celebrated
adorned by beautiful lakes and striking landscapes. Towards the north, you'll
be welcomed by the old city that encompasses fascinating mosques, serpentine
alleys, amazing food corners and buzzing chowks. On the other side of the upper
lake is new Bhopal. Modern, with wide roads, shopping complexes, plush hotels
and restaurants. Both contrast flanks are well-connected and offer something
for every taste!
Popular Tourist Places in Bhopal
Bhopal is home
to some of popular tourist attractions; Bada Talab is known to be one of the largest
man-made lakes in India, while Taj-ul-Masajid is not only the largest mosque in
India but is also listed amongst the largest in Asia. The Indira GandhiRashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), one of the popular museums in Bhopal that
documents the lives of over 450 of India's Adivasi Tribes and is one of a kind
in the country.
Experience the True Culinary Of Bhopal
Besides the scrumptious
chaat, kebab, and delicious biryani that you can relish at the streets of old
Bhopal, you should also enjoy a fine dine experience at the Kushabhau Thakre Hall's rooftop
restaurant. The panoramic view of the city from here cannot be missed upon.
Here, you get to enjoy some delightful meals with spectacular sights. Named as
'1909- The Crown of Bhopal', this classic theme and entire ambience of the
place will make you fall in love with it.
When in Bhopal,
discover as much tourist places as you can, there are way more food joints,
tourist spots and history to explore here!
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Take a chance to experience the hot favourite tea of locals in Raju Tea Stall in Old Bhopal.
Be it a get together with family or friends, or you wish to spend an evening simply enjoying your favourite snacks then do visit the food court at DB Mall. The cheerful ambience here will light up your mood and you can enjoy your meals listening to some good music.
Explore the special variety of tea served with a glob of cream at Jamal Bhai Tea Shop, famous for its Sulemani Chai.
Zari Zardozi is a form of artwork that under goes the process of using metallic-bound threads to sew on the various products.
Bhopal Haat is a one stop solution for those who wish to enjoy a bit of cultural scene in the city of lakes and also shop to their heart's content. Art and culture lovers get to witness various cultural events and fairs are organised wherein artisans get to showcase their creativity via handlooms, handicrafts etc.
Don't forget to take a halt at Halali Highway Treat and treat your tummy with mouth-watering menu offering fish recipes.
When it comes to trying out the street food culture in the city of lakes- Bhopal, Shahpura street tops the wishlist of foodies. With umpteen snack options to try out, you can even enjoy a nice sunset view at Shahpura lake.
Do head to Sagar Gaire for their extremely popular sandwich varieties. The menu offers a wide range of other tempting snacks too and you have a nice get together with your friends or family at this outlet in Bhopal.
When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, there is simply no match for Manohar Dairy in Bhopal. With 2 functional outlets in the city this extremely popular joint also provides the facility to dine.
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Perched atop the Arera hills is the imposing Lakshmi Narayan Temple or Birla Mandir. Designed and built by master masons from Jaipur, its garbhagriha houses elegant marble statues of Lord Narayan and Goddess Lakshmi.
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Gohar Mahal with its meandering pathways, paved courtyards and intricate interiors is an exquisite ode to Bhopal?s rich cultural past.
Moti Masjid, also known as the Pearl Mosque, is a majestic symbol of the rich cultural history of Bhopal.
The elegant Sadar Manzil served as the Hall of Public Audience for the Begums of Bhopal.
The largest mosque in Asia, its name means the "Crown Among Mosques". It is an exhibition of virtuoso Mughal architecture spread over 23,312 square feet.
The upper lake in Bhopal is a popular tourist spot best known for the boat and cruise rides. It
also gives bird watching experience to the visitors.
Situated near the upper lake of Bhopal, Van Vihar is a heaven for bird watchers. Lakeside of the park brightens up with the arrival migratory birds during winters.
A 15 min walk from Van Vihar, Wind & Waves is an amazing restaurant to enjoy delicious meals with a lake view.
The Bhojtal (Bada Talab) is the largest man-made lake in India.
Spralling over a 40 hectare site, this anthropology Mueseum, which depicts the story of mankind in time and space and offers an insight into the rich indigenous cultures of India.
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The upscale fine dining restaurant is as famous for its ambiance as it is for mughlai food. Under The Mango Tree is a pretty restaurant which has an extensive menu for mughlai dishes. Don't loose your heart if you are a veggie as the place has limited options in veg food as well.
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Enjoy Indian and Asian delicacies in this unique Rail Themed resturants. A perfect resturant to cater your family and loved ones.
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The best time to visit Bhopal is from July to March.