Bhopal, a town in central India and the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, is known for its historical importance and rich glory. Once the splendid city of the Nawabs, it's now a lively amalgamation of art, tradition and culture. Despite its rapid modernization, it retains its usual historical charm through many places of historical interest. Nestled over seven hills and situated along the banks of two striking lakes, it's a blend of natural delights and historical charms to tourists.
The Bhopal of present is a throbbing city of lakes, art galleries, mosques and museums. The town's architecture had gone through shades of experimentation, fusing occidental with oriental style in few places. What makes Bhopal and its history unique it its being ruled successively by Begums (queens) of four generations. Architecturally rich and beautiful monuments in Bhopal are due to these queens who are known to offer many tourist places to the city.
Tourist attractions in Bhopal are a true representation of all communities which make them worth visiting. If Islam is represented by tourist sites like Taj-ul-Masjid, Moti Masjid and Shaukat Mahal, then Hinduism finds its share of representation in Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Besides the charming Lower Lake and Upper Lake, tourists can visit Sadar Manzil. Bharat Bhavan and Van Vihar Zoo. Other sites here worth visiting include the National Archieve Museum and Rastriya Manav Sangrahalaya.