Top 7 Places to visit in Bhopal

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Best things to do in Bhopal and sightseeing in Bhopal

Considered to be one of the greenest cities in the country, Bhopal, is a place that one cannot afford to leave off their tourist trail. Adorned by many natural and as well as manmade lakes and water bodies, Bhopal is often referred to as the ‘City of Lakes.’ The city is home to a number institutions and places that are of great national importance. The city houses ISRO’s Master Control Facility and the famous National Institute of Technical Training and Research (NITTTR), AIIMS and BHEL. The city has a number of attractions that lure many a tourist to tread along its roads. If one does plan a visit to this city, do not forget to pay a visit to the Bhimbetka Rock Caves, the superb artificial Upper Lake, try out the food at the historic Lazeez Hakeem Restaurant and visit the many mosques here. An unfortunate incident in December 1984 propelled Bhopal into the international arena. The case of the Union Carbide India Limited, a plant that manufactured pesticide, saw the leakage of a poisonous mixture of gases, especially methyl isocyanate that lead to the great disaster. Nevertheless, the city is clean now and promises one a great visit.

Sair Sapata - Bhopal

The banks of Upper Lake are home to an entertainment complex called Sair Sapata. This place has a musical fountain, a toy train that one can ride on, a children’s play pen area that is huge and a suspension bridge that connects Prempura and Sewania. This suspension bridge is the star attraction here. If you wish to boat, Sair Sapata has this facility on offer as well. You will be happy to have come and spent a day filled with fun activity. There are a number of stalls tat rustle up delicious food here.
The replica of London Bridge, other than that... there's nothing much for grown ups to do there.
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Best time to visit
The place can be visited round the year especially during the evening hours.
Things to do
There is a lot to enjoy here, but the best part is the relaxing environment.
Open Hours
9:00 am to 7: 00 all through the week and even on Public holidays.
Budget
Adults need to pay INR 10.00 to enter while children are charged INR 10.00 per head

Cafe Chokolade - Bhopal

A visit to Maharana Pratap Nagar in the city of Bhopal is incomplete without a trip to the famous Café Chokolade. With a rating of 3.6 out of a possible 5, this café offers its customers a delightful array of chocolate infused beverages and eatables. For those who are strictly vegetarian, this place is for you to visit. An air-conditioned seating area greets one along with the aroma of baked goodies tantalizing ones nostrils. Customers praise the quick and efficient service rendered here. If you are looking for a good place to hangout, you have the best option here. For those who like to pay by cards (debit or credit), you should know that this café accepts just one mode of payment, and that is cash!
I can die for chocolates and Hazelnut chokolade made be do so.... Awesome....
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Best time to visit
Time to Visit: Whenever you crave a little chocolaty delight, make your way to this café.
Things to do
Try the Belgian Chocolate drink here and go wow over it. One can plan a birthday treat here.
Open Hours
The café opens its doors at 11 AM and serves customers until 11PM.
Budget
INR 450.00 is sufficient for two people to dine here.

New Market - Bhopal

New Market happens to be an important shopping center in Bhopal that lies in Madhya Pradesh. The market is close to TT Nagar and one can get some good deals on raw silk and fabrics, Chanderi silk and tussar. The Chanderi silk sarees are quite famous and one can get some very good varieties here at New Market. For everything else like cosmetics, footwear, clothing, perfumes, jewelry and accessories, bags and wallets and other such stuff, there are numerous stalls and shops here to browse through all day long.
Indian Coffee House serves the best coffee and food as well..
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Best time to visit
Any time when you are in Bhopal.
Things to do
Chiffon sarees are also available here. You may want to purchase a few.
Open Hours
8 am to 8 pm all through the week.
Budget
You have to decide how much you wish to spend here and need to stick to it. The Chanderi silk items are expensive.

Lazeez Hakeem Restaurant - Bhopal

Have done a bit of shopping at New Market off TT Nagar, drop into the Lazeez Hakeem Restaurant her as well. The restaurant serves up Chinese and Mughlai dishes with special items being their kebab platters and rogan josh made from lamb meat. Among the Chinese menu, their man chow soup is a crowd favorite. The place is done up well and provides a comfortable seating area for the diners. The place does get crowded quite soon and this just proves how famous the restaurant is among the locals. You need to dine here when you visit Bhopal.
Best kebabs I ever tasted
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Best time to visit
All round the year.
Things to do
The vegetable kothay and handi kebab should be tasted here.
Open Hours
9:00 am to 11:30 am on a daily basis.
Budget
A meal for two will cost around INR 650.00.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - Bhopal

Spread over 20 acres, this is a museum that is known for its display that depicts the life of tribal cultures and tribal villages in India. The museum has actual replicas of such dwellings on display. An undertaking by the Government of India and the Ministry of Culture, this unique museum tells the story of the evolution of humans through time and space. One can have a peek at the painted rock shelters from the pre-historic ages and an open air exhibition houses models of coastal and desert villages, a replica of a Himalayan village and mythical trails. One can also pay a visit to the technology park.
Beautiful museum filled with India's cultural heritage and village lifestyles.
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Best time to visit
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Things to do
Pay a visit to the two indoor galleries called Bhopal Gallery and Veethi-Sankul. One can also visit the reference library, exhibition halls and the indoor and as well as the outdoor auditoriums here.
Open Hours
This place is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM. It remains closed on Mondays.
Budget
An entry fee of INR 10.00 is charged for adults while INR 5.00 is applicable for children.

Upper Lake - Bhopal

The locals call this place as Bara Talab and it happens to be the oldest manmade lake in all of India. Also referred to as Bhojtal as it was King Bhoj who had it built in the 11th century so that he could take a dip in its waters are be cured of a skin disease. Close to it is Kamala Park, the royal garden, a place that tourists flock to and one that cannot be missed out when one is on vacation in Madhya Pradesh. The place is kept clean and the air is fresh making this place a hit with the locals and as well as foreign tourists.
The huge lake, a dargah admist the lake, the boat club... sunset with the chirpy birds
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Best time to visit
This lake is open all through the year.
Things to do
Shah Ali’s dargah is close and one may just want to pay a visit to this place.
Open Hours
6:00 am to 7:00 pm daily
Budget
There is no entry fee charged to visit the lake but for boating one does have t pay. This depends on the type of boat, petrol or paddle and the duration of the ride. Prices vary from INR 60.00 to INR 30.00 per head.

Taj-ul-Masjid Road - Bhopal

The efforts to build this monumental marvel began during the rule of Sultan Shah Jehan Begam, who reigned over Bhopal from 1868 to 1901. The work was completed by the year 1971 after havng been taken over by Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari of Bhopal. The name, when translated goes on to mean, ‘The Crown of Mosques’ and true to this, it is indeed a spectacle to behold. The place is excessively ornate with its pink façade and a duo of 18 storied minarets that adorn it. Atop these minarets are domes that overlook the main hallway which is filled with pillars and floors made of marble.
Magnificent Mosque gives an outlook to the olden Nawab days of Bhopal
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Best time to visit
Time to Visit: There is no hard and fast rule with regard to the time of the year that one can visit the masjid. Just visit the place whenever one feels the need to be connected with the divine and make some offerings and say prayers.
Things to do
The mosque is also used as a Madrasa and thus one can pay the students a visit (with prior permission) during their course of the study of the Holy Quran. Say a prayer at the Quibla Wall if you must.
Open Hours
The masjid is open all the days of the week from 6 AM to 8 PM
Budget
Being a place of worship, there is no entry fee charged for those who wish to pay a visit to this masjid.

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