Bhopal attractions

Top Choice Museum in Bhopal

Tribal Museum

Step through the looking glass into what feels like an enchanted forest at this surreal place that is unlike any museum you will have visited before. Dedicated to the tribal peoples who make up more than 10 million …
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. Incomplete at the time of her death in 1901, it was finally finis…
Top Choice Museum in Bhopal

State Museum

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

Remember Bhopal Museum

Of course no museum can really re-create or translate the horrors that took place on that December night and in the days, months and years since, but the Remember Bhopal Museum pulls no punches with its graphic and …
Lake in Bhopal

Bhojtal Lake

Covering a whopping 31 sq km, Bhojtal Lake forms a beautiful backdrop to Bhopal. Join the locals on an enjoyable sunset walk along the promenade that stretches along much of its southeastern side. The MP Tourism Boa…
Museum in Bhopal

Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

A kind of tribal safari park, only without the tribes, this parkland museum reveals the huge ethnic diversity within Indian territory. Authentic dwellings from all around the country, built and maintained by Adivasi…
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. The tower was part of Fatehgarh, the fort built in the 17…
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.