Places to Visit in and around Bhopal


    Van Vihar National Park is a national park in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh in central India. Declared a national park in 1979, it covers an area of about 4.45 km. It has the status of a national park, but is developed and managed as a modern zoological park, following the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority. Animals are kept in near natural habitats.


    Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh holds an amazing fusion of picturesque beauty and historic artifacts. Also famous as the 'city of Lakes', Bhopal has two stunning lakes namely; Upper Lake and Lower Lake. The two lakes are separated by an over bridge called Pul Pukhta or Lower Lake Bridge. Supplying water to almost 40% of the residents in Bhopal, these lakes play a vital role in serving the city.


    Pachmarhi, one of the hill stations near Bhopal, is located in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. Situated at an altitude of 1067 m, the plateau is surrounded by the mighty Satpura range of mountains and is known as “Satpura Ki Rani”.


    The Khajuraho Group of Monuments are a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and a few erotic sculptures


    The Bhojeshwar Temple (IAST: Bhojeśvara) is an incomplete Hindu temple in Bhojpur village of Madhya Pradesh, India. Dedicated to Shiva, it houses a 7.5 feet (2.3 m) high lingam in its sanctum. The temple's construction is believed to have started in the 11th century, during the reign of the Paramara king Bhoja. The construction was abandoned for unknown reasons, with the architectural plans engraved on the surrounding rocks.


    Seated along the embankments of the Upper Lake, Sair Sapata is a major entertainment zone and tourist attraction in Bhopal. The complex hosts' various stimulating activities like bike racing, car dashing, boating, forest hiking, and more . It also showcases a beguiling musical fountain, children's play area, a suspension bridge, and a toy train. Sair Sapata promises unmatched fun and entertainment for all, regardless of age.


    Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, shrines which are said to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is situated on the side of the holy river Shipra.


    Sanchi is a Buddhist complex, famous for its Great Stupa, on a hilltop at Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located, about 23 kilometres from Raisen town, district headquarter and 46 kilometres (29 mi) north-east of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh.