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Bhopal Tourist Guide, Hotels, Road Maps & Climate

Bhopal is the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the second largest city in MP after Indore. Bhopal is known as the City of Lakes as its landscape is dotted with a number of natural as well as manmade lakes. The city unfortunately attracted international attention as a consequence of the Bhopal disaster, when the Union Carbide plant (now a part of Dow Chemical Company) leaked deadly methyl isocyanate gas during the night of December 3, 1984. Bhopal was built on the site of an 11th century city, 'Bhojapal', founded by the legendary king, Raja Bhoja. The founder of the current modern city was Afghan soldier Dost Mohammad (1708-1740). (Under wikipedia GNU)

Tourist Spots in Bhopal: Lake in Bhopal

* Laxmi Narayan Temple
* Taj-Ul Masjid
* Shaukat Mahal
* Upper And Lower Lakes
* Moti Masjid
* Sadar Manzil
* Gauhar Mahal
* Bharat Bhavan
* Shahpura Lake
* Mahavirgiri
* Bhimbetka Caves
* Chowk Bazaar
* New Market & M.P. Nagar
* Government Archeological Museum {Asia's Biggest}
* Regional Museum of Natural History, Shahpura
* Regional Science Centre
* Kanha Fun City
* Tribal Habitat (Museum of Man)

Places of Interest near Bhopal:Bhimbetka paintings

* Udaygiri Caves
* Sanchi
* Bhimbetka
* Bhojpur
* Kolar Dam
* Chiklod
* Islamnagar: 11 km away on the Bhopal- Berasia road, Islamnagar was the palace of Bhopal's Afghan rulers and was built by Dost Mohammed Khan. Formal gardens surround the palace and the pavilion. The latter a synthesis of Hindu and Islamic decorative art, has columns lavishly embellished with floral motifs. Other monuments to see are the Hamam of the Chaman Mahal and the double-storied Rani Mahal.

* Kerwan: 17 km from Bhopal. A dam and a beautiful picnic spot.

* Raisen: 45 km from Bhopal is the ancient fort of Raisen on the Bhopal-Sagar road. The fort was built in the early 6th century. It is situated on a high hill and once had 84 lakes and ponds, of which only 15 remain. The fort was under the famous Hindu king Rai Puran Mal before it was seized by Sher Shah and brought under Afghan control.

* Delawadi: 62 km from Bhopal. Situated in a lovely forest glade, Delawadi is a picturesque picnic spot, rich in scenic splendor and natural beauty.

* Ginnorgarh Fort: The historical fort standing on an isolated hill about 1,127 metres long and 266 metres broad is situated 3 km away from Delawadi. Buses ply the route, but from Delawadi to the fort one has to travel on foot.

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