Bhopal City Map

City Map of Bhopal

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Bhopal or the City of Lakes is the second largest city of Madhya Pradesh. The two main lakes are the upper lake and the lower lake. Founded by the erstwhile Parmara ruler, King Bhoj, Bhopal (earlier Bhojpal) has earned a place for itself in the annals of history. Dost Muhammad Khan, a Pashtun soldier later founded the new city. Bhopal map, a companion on roads of Bhopal guides the visitors about the places of interest in Bhopal, Bhopal schools and colleges, Bhopal hotels, banks in Bhopal and other important landmarks of the city. Bhopal is one of the greenest cities of India and presents a well blended combination of the old charm of its aristocratic past and the exquisitely laid out new city with all its modern buildings.

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 Lord Vishnu and his consort, Lakshmi.

Taj-ul Masjid: The correct name however is Taj-ul-masajid which literally means 'crown among mosques' as it is believed to be the largest mosque in Asia. Must on every visitor's itinerary; the construction of this mosque started in 1868 during Bahadur Shah Zafar's reign; stalled because of lack of funds; restarted again in 1971 and finally completed in 1985.

Moti Masjid: Built by Begum Sikander Jahan, it is considered to be the replica of the Jama Masjid of Delhi. The mosque is built on a raised plinth and gives a good view of the city. It has only two minarets.

Shaukat Mahal: A perfect example of the European style of architecture combined with Islamic features, it is a big hit amongst the tourist as well as archaeologists.

Bhimbetka rock shelters: This archaeological site of Paleolithic times substantiates the early traces of human life and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Large number of paintings can be seen on the walls which have been dated to various periods of time. Bhimbetka, owes its name to a character named 'Bhim' in the epic Mahabharat.

Van Vihar National Park: The Park has rich biodiversity and is home to over 200 species of birds besides butterflies, white tiger, lion, black bucks, boars and many more animals.

Buddhist Monuments of Sanchi: This is the oldest existing Buddhist sanctuary about 40 kms from Bhopal and dates back to 2nd and 1st century BC. This archaeological site of outstanding universal value has been declared a World Heritage Site.

Yodhasthal: It is quite an engrossing place, especially for kids and youth who would like to know more about our Army. Tanks and arms have been displayed here along with stories of war and victories.

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 is an old city which has embraced modernity and advancement with open arms. Bhopal with a tint of the Islamic traditions is known for its exquisite culture - a blend of Hindu and Muslim styles. People from all walks of society inhabit the city of Bhopal. Lifestyle, foods and traditions have been passed down to generations. The place is known far and wide for its four things - parda, zarda, garda and namarda - i.e. veil, a tobacco product, dust and eunuchs. The food is mild and less spicy. Bharat Bhavan, one of the main cultural centres 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.

Bhopal Facts

StateMadhya Pradesh
District HeadquartersBhopal
Lat. - Long.23.260057, 77.410829
Area648.24 km2 (250.29 sq mi)
Population as per 20113, 454, 678
Official LanguagesHindi, Urdu, and English
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
STD Code755
TransportLocal transport, Road , Railways, Airport
Vehicle registrationMP-04
Food and CuisineSpicy 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
ReligionHindus 55% , Muslims 40%, Jains 3.5% , Others 1.5%
FestivalDiwali, Eid, Durga Puja (Navratras), Vijayadashami (or Dussehra), Alami Tablighi Ijtima, National Drama Festival, Bharat Bhavan Summer Festival, Dhrupad Samaroh, Lokrang etc.
MonumentsTaj-ul-Masajid, Jama Masjid, The Moti Masjid , Shaukat Mahal, Sadar Manzil etc.
Places of interestTaj-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.
MarketsNew Market, Bittan Market, Aashima The Lake City Mall, D.B.Mall, Kabuliwala Shopping Mall, Chowk, Mrignayani Market etc.
HotelCourtyard Hotel, Jehan Numa Palace Hotel, Hotel Sonali Regency, Hotel Shagun, Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, The Residency, M/s Hotel Pisals etc.
IndustriesAnant 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/CollegeGandhi 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 peopleAdditi 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: February 14, 2019

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