Top things to do in Bhopal

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 Mughlai in Bhopal

Under the Mango Tree

Jehan Numa Palace’s best restaurant specialises in barbecue kebabs and tandoor dishes (including vegetarian options). Most things on the menu are top-class, but the sampler platter of varied kebabs (from ₹1000) may …
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 …
Indian in Bhopal

Zam Zam

Crowds pack this fast-food hot spot day and night for some of Bhopal’s best biryani, but it’s the rich, thick chunks of chicken tikka (₹110), grilled over hot coals outside the door and dipped in green-chilli yoghur…
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…
Indian in Bhopal

Manohar

Bright, clean, canteen-style Manohar does a brisk business in South Indian breakfasts, thalis, snacks, shakes and polished versions of many Indian street-food favourites. Also has an impressive range of sweets at a …