This Lake is arguably the oldest man-made lake in India, and was created by Raja Bhoj in the 11th Century by constructing an earthen dam across the Kolans river. The Upper & Lower Bhopal lakes (also known as Bhoj Wetlands) are urban water bodies.
Moti Masjid alias Pearl Mosque, situated in the heart of the city was built in 1860 by Sikandar Jahan Begum, daughter of Qudisiya Begum.
It is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple is one of the major pilgrim centres at Bhopal in the State of Madhya Pradesh, India.
This is the biggest covered area mosque of Asia. The other big mosques of Asia are Sahi Masjid of Lahore, Jama Masjid Delhi, Mecca Masjid Hyderabad and Masjid Tipu sultan Deccan, which are all bigger then Taj-Ul-Masjid of Bhopal only if open area is included
Bhimbetka, a UNESCO world heritage site around Bhopal tourism, is known for more than 12,000 years old rock shelters lying around 45 km south of Bhopal. Some of the Stone Age rock paintings are approx. 30,000 yrs old.
Sadar Manzil, the hall of Public Audience of the former rulers of Bhopal is located close to the Shaukat Mahal which is at the entrance of Chowk area. Surrounded by the gardens, this brick-red palace looks very attractive and gives an ostentatious appearance.
Bhojpur, an important tourist spot near Bhopal, is known for the Bhojeshwar temple whose construction started in 11th century and remained incomplete. Bhojpur temple houses the largest Shiva lingam in India, crafted out of a single rock.
Van Vihar is an unique type of safari-park and is one of the best places to visit during Bhopal tour.
A Jain temple named Manuabhan Ki Tekri lies on the Bharat Dham with the idol of Adhishtayak Dev Shri Man Bhadarji is a pilgrimage and faith of Jain devotees.
It is an unique national centre for performing visual arts in Bhopal. It is an important tourist attraction of Bhopal, designed by the renowned architect Charles Correa.
Gohar Mahal, another tourist attraction of Bhopal, is situated behind Shaukat Mahal on the banks of the Upper Lake. It was built by Qudsia Begum in 1820.
The Vidhan Bhavan is a huge building, covering an area of more than 32,000 sq. meters of built space. Seeing the form taken by the normal run of Government architecture, the Vidhan Bhavan could have degenerated into a lump of heavy dough perched on a hill.
Sanchi is famous for outstanding specimen of Buddhist art and architecture, belonging to the period between the third century BC and the twelfth century AD. The most important of all the Sanchi monuments is the Sanchi Stupa.