Bhopal, the city of lakes and the capital of Central India has many places to visit. The natural beauty, the lakes, and the glorious past attract many tourists. The rock paintings found here are about 30000 years old. And, not only historic buildings, other scenic views cannot be ignored. It is also considered as “Greenest City Of India”. Here are some of the leading Tourists sites to visit in Bhopal.
The Upper Lake is existing since the 11th century and also considered as the largest lake of Madhya Pradesh. The location of the lake is the Heart of the city. It has a small man-made island located at the center of the Lake. The boat club is also here which offers you a motorboat, paddle boat, rowing boat and even cruise which allows you to experience the natural beauty and other tremendous views.
2. Van Vihar National Park
The location of Van Vihar National Park is just beside the VIP lake. It covers an area of approximately 445.21 hectares. Park has a wide range of different species of different types of Birds and Animals. Some wild animals are also found here which are a leopard, lion, tiger, Cheetah and many more. This park is a home of about 200 different species of birds. The location is beautiful, with an upper lake on one side and Shyamala hills on the other side. You can hire bicycles or can walk to explore the park.
Taj-ul-Masajid is known as the largest mosque of continent Asia as it covers an area of 23312 square feet of land. The minarets are about 206 feet tall. The construction of the Mosque was begun by Shah Jahan, but due to fund problems, it was not completed in his tenure. Then in the year 1971 Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari initiated and completed the mosque. The main highlight of this mosque which attracts a lot of people is the size and the historical past of the mosque.
4. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya
National Museum of Mankind, commonly known as Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangralaya is located at Shyamala Hills, Bhopal and is spread in about 200 acres. The museum gives an insight into the evolution of mankind over the decades. It gives knowledge of various tribal cultures. It displays the unique architectural features belonging to the tribes.
Also, the modern building which is considered amongst the best-designed museums of the country. The 16 theme galleries have an innovative exhibition of sculptures, fossils, manuscripts that represents the past as well as present India.
5. DB City Mall
DB City Mall is probably the most famous place in Bhopal. It is the largest mall in Central India. Most of the promotional events are always held in DB City Mall. It has a six-screen multiplex operated by Cinepolis, formerly by Fun Cinema. It has a supermarket, a gaming zone and many more. The motto of this Mall is “Celebrate Life”. It is spread over an area of 1.3 million square feet with five restaurants, a food court, a 15000 square feet entertainment area, 135 retail shops. Also, the mall was in the list of top 10 biggest malls of India in 2014. Check out these- tourists sites to visit in Bhopal