Best Things To Do in Bhopal, India

Whether you're visiting Bhopal for a few days or are a localite, Bhopal is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Bhopal. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Bhopal. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Bhopal. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Bhopal keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Bhopal listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

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Tourist Attractions in Bhopal

Here is the list of things to do in Bhopal and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Upper Lake

    Tags: Lake, Boating

    The Malwa King- Paramara Raja Bhoj, was struck with sickness and after consulting many Vaidyas (Doctors) approached a saint. The saint suggested him to build a tank that was fed by 365 tributaries and rivers. The current place was fed by 359 and with the help Gond Commander Kalia (who gave the King information about an underground river), this tank was formed. Today, the Upper lake is a vast ex...Read more
  2. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

    Tags: Cave, Historical Site

    Located around 50 kilometers from Bhopal, the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka is a collection of 600 caves that bear rock paintings belonging to the Neolithic Age (around 10,000 BC!). See the brilliance of the dyes used, the pictographs that tell the story of human history and the old caves that add to its historic appeal. A walk here is fascinating for history lovers and gives you a peak into one o...Read more
  3. Van Vihar National Park

    Tags: Forest, National Park, Nature, Bird Watching

    The Van Vihar National Park is adjacent to the Upper Lake (Bhojtal) and is loved for its treasured wildlife. The park covers an area of around 4 and a half square kilometers and offers encounters with tigers, lions, panthers, Hyenaa, sloth bears, sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Blackbuck, Chousingha, Common langur, Rhesus macaque, Wild boar and Porcupins among others. The place is home to 200 species o...Read more
  4. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya-National Museum Of Mankind

    Tags: Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind) carries the stories of human and cultural evolution in India and is popular for its Tribal exhibitions that include tribal habitat, tools and lifestyle. Other highlights include: The Coastal Village, Desert Village, Himalayan Village exhibits along with the Mythological Trail and Traditional Technology park. The art ex...Read more
  5. Db City Mall

    Tags: Mall, Shopping Center

    With over 125 retail shops that offer the best of the shopping pulse in Bhopal, the DB City Mall is every shopaholic’smust-see when in the city. The mall is the largest in Bhopal and is at its hustle-bustle best during weekends and festive season. Do stop by at the place to catch a trending movie or simply enjoy the many eateries that serve delicious food. The place is home to some of the...Read more
  6. Taj-ul-Masajid

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture

    Built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum through 2 generations (continued to be built by her daughter Sultan Jahan Begum), the Taj-ul-Masajid translates to ‘Crown among Mosques’. The gratifying title stays true even today and the mosque is one of the largest Mosques in India! A design much ahead of its time (mid to late 19th century), the...Read more
  7. Lakshmi Narayan Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Architecture

    The Lakshmi Narayana Temple is home to the deity of Goddess Lakshmi and her husband Vishnu. Built by the Birla Family- a popular Industrialist in India, the temple’s tranquil environment surrounded by the lush green Arera Hills, is a rare experience in itself. The temple also has a small museum that accommodates sculptures dating back to the 12th century. The panoramic view of the city fr...Read more
  8. Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Exhibition

    The Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum nullifies the gap between the mythical belief of the Tribal population and the evolving urbanization. The museum gives you a peak into the psychology of the Tribal people, their practices, games and interpretation of life. Learn about the Baiga, Gond, Saharia, Kol, Korko and Bharia tribes of India. Don’t forget to see the exhibits made from terracotta, hol...Read more
  9. Kerwa Dam

    Tags: Picnic Spot, Dam

    On a sunny day, the Kerwa Dam is the perfect spot to unwind and relax as you go boating, bird-watch or simply have a small picnic in the lush greenery all around. The nearby Jungle camp is a favorite family spot where you can feel closer to nature and enjoy the view of the dam. The place offers adventure sports like Roping, Paintball, Rappelling and River Crossing. Don’t forget to carry y...Read more
  10. Gohar Mahal

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    In the early 19th century, Queen Qudisiya change the patriarchal ruling world and stepped on the throne to rule Bhopal. As an admirer of art and architecture, she built the Jama Masjid and the Gohar Mahal. This place marks a unique marriage of Indo- Islamic architecture and was the Queens final resting place before she passed away and gave her throne to her daughter. Today, the Mahal casts a sp...Read more
  11. State Museum Of Madhya Pradesh

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Sculpture

    Formerly known as Bhopal Museum, the State Museum conveys the history, struggle and culture of Madhya Pradesh through historical artefacts, fossils, pre historic collection found near the surrounding caves, sculptures and the textiles famous to the state. The collection belonging to the royal family is the highlight of the place while the weapons, instruments and miniature exhibits are just as ...Read more
  12. Ropeway At Manuabhan Tekri

    Tags: Ropeways

    Located at the Manuabhan Tekri temple, the Bhopal Ropeway is loved for its view of Bhopal city and is one of the few places in India where you can truly see the adventure-loving side of the city. Take a return trip ride at the Ropeway to see the gorgeous Jain temple and truly feel the spirituality of the place when the sunset covers the city-sky in a blanket of warm orange.
  13. Lake View Point

    Tags: View Point, Lake

    The view of Upper Lake of Bhojtal comes to life when the sun geos down and the lake reflects the city lights of Bhopal. Boats sailing in the lake add to the charming sight. The place is apopular place to grab a bit of the local food varieties and is perfect if you are looking to explore local favorites! The sunsets here are magical and along with the view of the city makes for a memorable spot!
  14. Tropic Of Cancer
    Take a selfie at the point where the Tropic of Cancer passes. Located on route to Sanchi from Bhopal, at a distance of 30 kilometers (from Bhopal), the twin lines that are drawn on the road marks the spot! Fun fact! The tropic of Cancer passes through 8 states in the country-Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram. The place is perfect for a ...Read more
  15. Regional Science Center

    Tags: Exhibition

    The Regional Science Center offers scientific exhibits that are interactive, fun and unique. Whether it is visualizing the sound coming from a guitar, illusion art and Physics, space manipulating exhibits like the ‘Infinite Well’ or the spooky moving skeleton- the center is a must-see for people of all ages. The center also has a 200-seater auditorium, a conference hall and also has...Read more