Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh. There are various natural lakes and lakes here so Bhopal is also called the city of lakes. Bhopal was earlier a part of the Sihor district. Bhopal is full of majestic mosques featuring classic Mughal architecture presented by the Taj-ul-Masjid. Bhopal is the 16th largest city in India. The city of Bhopal was established in 1707 as the capital of Sihor. Which was a British princely state ruled by the Nawab of Bhopal.

A tragic incident took place in Bhopal which made the whole country anxious. The incident was the Union Carbide India Ltd. pesticide production plant leaking a mixture of hazardous gases, mainly composed of methyl isocyanate. The gas leaked throughout the city. The incident took place in 1984. The tragedy was the worst industrial disaster in history. Many people lost their lives in this tragedy. The incident also had an impact on the newborn baby.

Visiting places in Bhopal

Upper lake

Upper Lake is also known as Bhojatal. It is the oldest man-made lake in the country. The locals also call this lake Bada Talab. The lake was built in the 11th century by King Bhojna on the Kolans River. The lake is named after Raja Bhojana. The king built this humane lake to cure himself of his skin disease. In a column on one corner of the lake is a statue of King Bhoj.

Van Vihar

Van Vihar

The national park was inaugurated in 1979. Van Vihar is a national park and zoo operating under the guidance of the Central Zoo Authority. It is located near Shyamla Hills near Upper Sarovar in Bhopal. This is a great place for nature and animal lovers. A variety of species can be seen here, including leopards, nilgai, panthers, etc, including kingfishers, bulbuls, wagtails, and some migratory species.

Taj-Ul-Masjid

Taj-Ul-Masjid

This masjid is considered to be the largest masjid in the country. The enormous domes, a spectacular hallway, and elegant minarets speak volumes about its architecture. There are huge minarets that make it visible from almost all the elevated areas of the city. This is considered to be the largest Masjid in Asia.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

The museum presents a unified story of human culture and evolution. It is spread over an area of about 200 acres on the city’s Shyamala Hills. The uniqueness of this museum is that it is the only one to paint in the rocky shelters with its subsequent colonial collection of tribal folk, art, and culture. Anthropological space has been created here by the tribes to display the ancient lifestyle and mythology, along with the prehistoric essence here.

Rani Kamlapati Palace

The palace is named after Rani Kamlapati. This palace was the residence of Rani Kamlapati. This is a historic palace. Rani Kamlapati Palace is a secular architecture of the 18th century, made of lacquer bricks, with arched arches on unsightly pillars. It is believed that Empress Kamalpati committed suicide by jumping into a lake in 1723.

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