Travel to Bhopal
Bhopal is dotted with a number of tourist attractions. Ranging from the historical ones to the most recent scientific buildings, all types of edifices find space in this city. Some of the most visited tourist spots of the city are:
Laxmi Narayan Temple: A repository of spectacular sculptures, it is popularly known as Birla Mandir. Located on south of the Lower Lake, this temple is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu and his consort, Laxmi.
Taj-ul Masjid: Must on every visitor's itinerary, the construction of this mosque started in 1868 and was finally completed in 1971.
Moti Masjid: Built by Begum Sikander Jahan, it is considered to be the replica of the Jama Masjid of Delhi.
Shaukat Mahal: A perfect example of the European style of architecture, it is a big hit amongst the tourist as well as archaeologists.
Bhopal Schools and Colleges
Bhopal being one of the most developed city of Madhya Pradesh, is home to a large number of schools and colleges. Hindi and English are medium of instruction, the latter being more preferred in the urban area. The city is known for its business schools and management education institutes. Bhabha Engineering Research Institute, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, National Law Institute University and Indian Institute of Forest Management are some of the most sought after educational institutions in Bhopal
Bhopal Culture and Society
Bhopal with a tint of the Islamic traditions is known for its exquisite culture. People coming from all walks of society inhabit the city of Bhopal. The place is known far and wide for its four things - parda, zarda, garda and namarda - i.e.veil, a betel leaf preparation, dust and eunuchs. Bharat Bhavan,one of the main cultural center of India is located in Bhopal. The city definitely mesmerizes the visitors with its charm and culture. One visiting this city is bound to come here again and again.
|Lat Long||23.260057, 77.410829|
|Area||648.24 km2 (250.29 sq mi)|
|Population as per 2011||3, 454, 678|
|Official Languages||Hindi, Urdu, and English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Transport||Local transport, Road , Railways, Airport|
|Food and Cuisine||Spicy Achar Gost, Keemas Rogan josh, Korma, Biryani Pilaf , Succulent kababs, Pulaos , Bhopali Paan , Bhopali Murgh Rezala, Paneer Rezala, Murgh Hara Masala Rice, Murgh Nizami etc|
|Religion||Hindus 55% , Muslims 40%, Jains 3.5% , Others 1.5%|
|Festival||Diwali, Eid, Durga Puja (Navratras), Vijayadashami (or Dussehra), Alami Tablighi Ijtima, National Drama Festival, Bharat Bhavan Summer Festival, Dhrupad Samaroh, Lokrang etc.|
|Monuments||Taj-ul-Masajid, Jama Masjid, The Moti Masjid , Shaukat Mahal, Sadar Manzil etc.|
|Places of interest||Taj-ul-Masajid, Jama Masjid, The Moti Masjid , Shaukat Mahal, Sadar Manzil, Lower Lake, Bhojtal, Gohar Mahal, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Islamnagar, Kerwa, Bud Wale Mahadev, Delawadi, Ginnorgarh, Gufa Mandir, Khatlapura Mandir, Regional Science Center, Fish Aquarium, Van Vihar, Sanchi Stupa, Bhimbetka Caves.|
|Markets||New Market, Bittan Market, Aashima The Lake City Mall, D.B.Mall, Kabuliwala Shopping Mall, Chowk, Mrignayani Market etc.|
|Hotel||Courtyard Hotel, Jehan Numa Palace Hotel, Hotel Sonali Regency, Hotel Shagun, Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, The Residency, M/s Hotel Pisals etc.|
|Industries||Anant Spinning Mills, Mehta Industries, CEE Dee Industries, Sugo Industries, Excelsior Industries, Sigma Heavy Engineering Industries Bhopal Pvt Ltd, Kumaran Industries, D K Insulation Industries, Major Industry cotton textile, jute and electrical products and Power generation etc.|
|University/College||Gandhi Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, MCA colleges, Barkatullah University, Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Institute of National Importance, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Institute of Science Education and Research, School of Planning and Architecture, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication and SNGGPG college.|
|Notable people||Additi Gupta- Actress, Annu Kapoor - actor, Abdul Qadeer Khan - Pakistani nuclear scientist , Sushil Chandra Verma - MP's 1989-99, Sadhvi Uma Shree Bharti - MP's 1999-2004, Kailash Chandra Joshi - MP's 2004-14, Alok Sanjar - MP 2014 - present etc.|
Last Updated on : June 16, 2014