Bhopal: The Beautiful City of Lakes
Bhopal is a capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh that is rich in culture, history, and heritage. The city has tourist places starting from old forts, caves, palaces, and ancient temples. Bhopal is mainly famous for the pair of artificial lakes and it is an exquisite blend of the old life and modern life. The city was ruled by the Begums of the Nawabs in the ancient time. During old days, the city was famous as Bhojpal and the city speaks volumes of its existence and origin. | Bhopal: The Beautiful City of Lakes |
The city dates back to the 11 century and it was founded by Raja Bhoj and the present city of Bhopal was established by an Afghan soldier in the 18 century named Dost Mohammed. The city has much more to explore for travelers looking to explore sights, sounds, and souls. The two main artificial lakes are the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake which are considered as the nucleus of the city.
Shaukat Mahal is one of the most prominent and amazing historical monuments. The beauty of this Shaukat Mahal can be compared to the beauty of Chowk Baazar, Moti Masjid, Gauhar Mahal and Sadar Manzil. There are many historical places on the outskirts of Bhopal like Islam Nagar Fort, Raisen Fort, and Ginnorgarh Fort. Bhopal city also hosts India’s only functional Turkish bath called Qadimi hammam that is 300-year old. It is located in the Kamala Park area. Book an hourly rental cab in Bhopal to visit these amazing local sightseeing historic places in Bhopal.
Taj-ul-Masajid is another popular destination to be explored in Bhopal. It is one of India’s largest mosque and it is also considered as the second biggest mosque in Asia. It is actually an exhibition of the Mughal architecture spread over an area of 24,000 sq. ft. Taj-ul-Masajid is completely built of red sandstone and it is located near the lake called Motia Talab. The mosque is open on all days but due to some religious practice non-Muslims are not allowed inside the premises on Fridays.
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