Bhopal – The City of Lakes

Bhopal, in North India is referred to as the ‘City of Lakes’ and It’s an Ideal Spot for Long Relaxing Vacations for Solo Travel, Friends or Families. It is a Box of Culture, Heritage, History, and Urban Sprawl. Some of these Tourist Places in Bhopal are Age-Old Forts, Palaces, Caves, and Temples that boost in the City’s Heritage.

Here is a Quick Walk on some of the Best Places to Visit in or near Bhopal that will surely make your Holiday, Completely Memorable:

Van Vihar National Park

Van Vihar National Park is a sprawling wildlife sanctuary in Bhopal. Located between Shyamla Hills and Upper Lake, It is one of the Must Visit places in Bhopal for Wildlife and Animals Lovers as well as Bird Watchers. The Place is a Habitat to many Birds & Wild Animals like leopard, sambar, nilgai, turtle, star tortoise, crocodile, langur, porcupine, wild boar, and chital.

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: INR 15 for Indians | INR 200 for foreigners

(Prices may vary)

Upper Lake

Upper Lake is one of the most fascinating tourist places to Visit. This man-made lake offers immense natural beauty with one secluded island in the middle. Moreover, local people believe that the water of Upper Lake has medicinal values and curative properties. People can enjoy a photogenic sunset or cruise in the lake in paddle, rowing, & speed boats.

Entry: Free

Other lakes in Bhopal: Lower Lake, Motia Talab, Kerwa Dam Lake, Shahpura Lake, Sarangpani Lake

Shaukat Mahal

Shaukat Mahal, is one of the Architectural wonders of Bhopal, is a classic example of Indo-Islamic & European styles n patterns. This vintage palace has a strong architectural influence and is an integral part of Bhopal Tourism.

Timings: 8 am to 6 pm

Entry: Free

National Museum of Mankind

The Evolution of Mankind is Experienced here with the Anthropological Evidences. It is Located in Shyamla Hills. National Museum of Mankind is one of the attractive tourist places in Bhopal. It is also known as Tribal Museum because there are various tribal cultures, lifestyles, and traits are showcased nicely. The exhibits of the museum also shows the nearly extinct Indian culture and diversity of cultural patterns of the country.

Timings: 11 am to 6:30 pm

Entry fee: INR 10

(Prices may Vary)


Yodhasthal is a another awesome tourist place in Bhopal, which is known for displaying various arms and ammunition used by Defense Forces of the Country. The place offers quite engaging information to the tourists – especially the kids – about War stories & Victories.The AV displays of Prekshagrah, The information lump of wars available at Parichaya, The unique facts displayed at Avishkara, the display of arms used in past battles at Army Astra-Shastra, and the Remembrance Shops are the highlights of the museum.

Timings: 9 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm

Entry: Free

Birla Museum

Birla Museum is owned & run by the Birla Group. The museum specially displays Historic Sculptures, Tools, Manuscripts, Statues, & Paintings. The museum speaks about the prehistoric human race & their lifestyle. The replica of Bhimbetka caves and other powerfully attracting displays make it one of the best places to visit in Bhopal for the Art Lovers.

Timings: 8 am to noon and 4 am to 8 pm

Entry: Free


Taj-ul-Masjid is also known as the Crown of Mosques. It is one of the most attractive historical places in Bhopal. This is an ancient mosque that posses of its astonishing architecture, paintings, and Islamic engravings. Moreover, Taj-ul-Masjid is themed on the styles of Syrian Mosques & Qibla wall and is imprinted with eleven arches of trellis work.

Entry: Free

Bhojpur Temple

Bhojpur Temple, is constructed by Raja Bhoj and is one of the must visit places in Bhopal for those who are seeking sanctity. Though the temple is incomplete, in the sense of construction wise. The Artwork, Sculptures, and the monolithic giant Shiva Lingam enchants the Spiritual Believers, History and Art Admirers to a Great Extent.

Entry: Free

When to Visit

The City can be Very Hot in Sunny Season, So, Many Visitors choose to Pop in between November & February because the Temperature is Chilly and It’s the Ideal Time to Enjoy the Lakes.

How to Reach


There are few International Flights to Bhopal, So, You can take Domestic Flights from cities like Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai to RajaBhoj Airport (BHO).


It is Very Effortless to Reach by Train. There are Regular Services from All-Over-India stopping at Bhopal Junction or Habibganj Railway Station. The City is also known as the Hub for Western and Central Railways.


Ride On Madhya Pradesh State Highway – 18 from Ahmedabad or Ujjain. It is also an Easy Way to Reach Bhopal


Buses coming from the South Area Arrives @Kushabhau Thackre, the Inter State Bus Terminus, which is just a few steps walk from the Habibganj Railway Station.


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