Bhopal Holidays

Bhopal is the state capital of Madhya Pradesh and an important economic and cultural hub. The city is also an excellent base from which to visit the extraordinary paleolithic cave-paintings of Bhimbetka and Satpura National Park as well as Sanchi and Mandu – two of the state’s finest ancient sites. Bhopal itself is, like many Indian cities, an amalgamation of the old and new – the historic centre chaotic, noisy and frenetic, the planned city spacious and increasingly modern. Named after its 11th century founder Raja Bhoja, from the 19th century Bhopal was ruled by a succession of enlightened Muslim women who established innovations including a new postal system and a state-wide railway. The building of a series of grand municipal buildings was also initiated during this period with the grand three-domed Taj-ul-Masjid Mosque, Jama Masjid, 150 year old Moti Masjid and Shaukat Mahal – which stands by the city’s main market place – the most important sites.

Holiday Ideas for Bhopal