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Bhopal MapBhopal lies on the banks of a immense lake spanning several square miles, dominating its landscape & giving it a magnetic, mesmerizing quality. The serenity of the lake is perhaps is responsible for an air of  deliberate lethargy & gratification. Bhopal one time a tiny, sleepy picturesque town with lush forests & laid-back days of shikars, picnics & calm fishing journeys is the capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh. But still, in the wake industrialization & growth leading to conflux of people, Bhopal retains its eternal quaintness & charm. Situated along the slopes of a sandstone ridge in the north-western part of Madhya Pradesh, the city was built by King Bhoj in the 11th century. The region was a part of the Mughal Empire till 1707. The Begums of the royal relatives ruled it for  a hundred years, before Nawab Hamidullah, son of Nawab Sultan Jahan, the third Begum, ascended the throne in 1926. They acceded Bhopal to India in 1947.

Bhopal Facts:

• Area 284.9 sq. km
• Population 10,62,771
• Altitude 523 metres above sea level
• Languages Hindi, Urdu and English
• STD Code 0755
• Best time to visit November–February

Tourist Attractions in Bhopal

A trip around Bhopal gives a feel of the glamourous lives ofthe Nawabs and Begums. The buildings evoke the archaeological curiosity of the tourists. The museums of the city bring its history to life while the picturesque lakes make ideal picnic spots. Some of the fascinating visit around the town would include the Laxmi Narayan Temple, Taj-ul Masjid, Moti Masjid, Sadar Manzil, Shaukat Mahal and Upper and Lower Lakes.
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