Bhopal attractions

Top Choice Museum in Bhopal

Tribal Museum

Step through the looking glass into what feels like an enchanted forest at this extremely well-done museum dedicated to the tribal peoples who make up more than 10 million of Madhya's population. Opened in 2013, the…
Top Choice Mosque in Bhopal

Taj-ul-Masjid

Bhopal’s third female ruler, Shah Jahan Begum, wanted to create the largest mosque in the world, so in 1877 she set about building the Taj-ul-Masjid. Still incomplete at her death in 1901, it was not finally finishe…
Top Choice Museum in Bhopal

State Museum

This first-class archaeological museum spread over 17 galleries includes some wonderful temple sculptures as well as 87 10th- and 11th-century Jain bronzes unearthed by a surprised farmer in western Madhya Pradesh.
Museum in Bhopal

Remember Bhopal Museum

The very moving Remember Bhopal Museum exhibits belongings and pictures of Bhopal gas disaster victims as well as video and over 50 audio recordings from survivors, doctors and forensic experts. Opened in 2014, it's…
Museum in Bhopal

Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

A kind of tribal safari park, only without the tribes, this large complex reveals the huge ethnic diversity within Indian territory. Authentic dwellings from all around the country, built and maintained by Adivasis …
Mosque in Bhopal

Dhai Seedi Ki Masjid

Bhopal’s oldest and teeniest mosque (early 18th century; 16 sq metres inside) stands on top of an old fortification tower next to the Gandhi Medical College.
Palace in Bhopal

Gauhar Mahal

This early-19th-century royal palace, chiefly associated with Qudsia Begum (r 1819–37), now stands empty, but its pretty courtyards, balconies and hallways, in a confection of Mughal, Rajput and other styles, are wo…
Mosque in Bhopal

Jama Masjid

The gold spikes crowning the squat minarets of the Jama Masjid Mosque, built in the 1830s by Qudsia Begum, glint serenely above the skull caps and veils swirling through the bazaar below.
Mosque in Bhopal

Moti Masjid

This mosque was built by Sikander Jahan Begum in 1862. Similar in style to the Jama Masjid in Delhi, it's a smaller marble-faced mosque with two dark-pink minarets and gold-spiked cupolas.
Landmark in Bhopal

Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Entrance Gate

Entrance and ticket counter of the Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya.