Bhopal is the charming capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal home of several natural and artificial lakes is fondly referred to as the ‘City of Lakes’. The city can easily be segregated in to old and new Bhopal. While, old Bhopal offers its tourists examples of eclectic Mughal architecture in the form of various mosques and monuments, new Bhopal is a bustling city with all the paraphernalia of modern cities. Some of the tourist attractions of the city include Taj-ul-Masjid, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Bhimbetka, Bharat Bhavan and much more. The bustling markets of the city offer tourists a rare opportunity to shop on antique goods.
Bhopal boasts of good connectivity to all the major metropolitans of the country, via plane, trains and an efficient system of buses. Few of the major bus routes include Bhopal to Ahmednagar
, Bhopal to Mumbai
, Bhopal to Nagpur, Bhopal to Indore and Bhopal to Nasik among others. The buses come in various classes ranging from AC Volvo buses, sleeper buses to Non-AC buses. With the advent of online ticket booking services like redbus.in, bus bookings from Bhopal have become incredibly convenient; moreover with m-tickets widely accepted, passengers no longer have to take printouts of e-tickets. Thus, turning the entire process a little eco-friendly.
Bhopal home of varied monuments and other tourist attractions serve as an excellent base for exploring the various hidden beauties of Madhya Pradesh. There are quite a few interesting destinations that serve as excellent weekend getaways from Bhopal like, Sanchi (45km), Khajuraho (383km), Pachmarhi (210km) and Jabalpur (160km) among others.