Excursions from Bhopal

Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh is a splendid amalgam of traditional heritage and urban sophistry. The sprawling city is fast catching up with modern trends while retaining its quintessential cultural legacy. Apart from exploring Bhopal, the excursions from Bhopal to the nearby eminent places are also a rage with tourists.

One of the notable places situated at a distance of 46 km from Bhopal city are the primordial Bhimbetka Caves. The ancient caves, that were possibly one of India's oldest habitations records a very high footfall of tourists. Another talking point of this formidable agglomeration of more than 600 caves are the fascinating prehistoric rock paintings that continue to adorn the walls of the cave even till today.

Panchmarhi, a chance discovery of Captain James Forsyth is another stunning saucer shaped vale of Madhya Pradesh. The cascading ripples of picturesque waterfalls, dense groves and jungle-clad hills make the oasis of idyllic green a highly coveted tourist destination.

Bhojpur, christened after its founder Raja Bhoja is famed for its primordial Bhojeswar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is aptly nicknamed the Somnath of the East and is a hallmark of the architectural splendor of 11th century India. The towering lingam that has an awe-inspiring elevation of over 7.5 feet is another talking point of the revered shrine.

Last Updated on 23 July 2012