Best Things To Do in Bhopal, India

Bhopal’s extensive attractions take around 3 days to explore the best of what the city has to offer. Start your stay by visiting the soulful Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi and touch history at the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka. The Upper lake is a sight to behold with boats that sway in the water and the view of the city embracing the sunset. Take a boat ride here to make the most of the visit!

An early visit to the Van Vihar National Park is just what you need to forget your schedule and feel one with nature! Don’t miss out on seeing the animals that have their home here. The place is also apt for wildlife photography.

A short visit to the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind) takes you to the heart of the evolving art in Madhya Pradesh. Take some time as you see the Tribal life and explore their culture, their art and their love of jewelry! The Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum is another popular tourist place in Bhopal and is loved for its visual exhibits that redefine art and tradition. The State Museum and Birla Museum in Bhopal are a treat for history lovers and really show the journey of Madhya Pradesh in a nutshell.

The architecture of Taj ul Masajid and Gohar Mahal add to the splendor of the city while a calm walk around the Lake View during sunset, is a small indulgence no one should miss! Finally, a photo at the Tropic of Cancer is perfect to wrap up the journey and leave with a heap of memories!

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  1. Upper Lake

    # 1 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 264 times in trip plans
    Upper Lake

    Tags: Lake, Boating

    Address: Upper Lake, Madhya Pradesh

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  2. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

    # 2 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 86 times in trip plans
    Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

    Tags: Cave, Historical Site

    Address: Bhojpur Raisen, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 462038, India

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  3. Van Vihar National Park

    # 3 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 265 times in trip plans
    Van Vihar National Park

    Tags: Forest, National Park, Nature, Bird Watching

    Address: Lake View Walk Path, Krishna Nagar, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  4. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya-National Museum Of Mankind

    # 4 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 228 times in trip plans
    Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya-National Museum Of Mankind

    Tags: Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462013

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    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 h...Read more

  5. Db City Mall

    # 5 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 142 times in trip plans
    Db City Mall

    Tags: Mall, Shopping Center

    Address: Arera Hills, Zone-I, MaharanaPratap Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462011

    Timings: 10:30 am - 10:30 pm Details

    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 h...Read more

  6. Taj-ul-Masajid

    # 6 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 249 times in trip plans

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: NH 12, Kohefiza, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462001, India

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  7. Lakshmi Narayan Temple

    # 7 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 132 times in trip plans
    Lakshmi Narayan Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Architecture

    Address: Rajharsh Colony, Kolar Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462042

    Timings: 06:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 surroun...Read more

  8. Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum

    # 8 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 141 times in trip plans
    Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Science Center Rd, NITTTR Campus, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm Details

    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 peo...Read more

  9. Kerwa Dam

    # 9 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 107 times in trip plans
    Kerwa Dam

    Tags: Picnic Spot, Dam

    Address: Kerwa Dam, Mendora, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462007

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

  10. Gohar Mahal

    # 10 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 241 times in trip plans
    Gohar Mahal

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    Address: VIP Road, NakkarKhana, Peer Gate Area, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 46200, India

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    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 M...Read more

  11. State Museum Of Madhya Pradesh

    # 11 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 167 times in trip plans
    State Museum Of Madhya Pradesh

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Sculpture

    Address: Shamla Hills, TT Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002

    Timings: 10:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  12. Ropeway At Manuabhan Tekri

    # 12 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 99 times in trip plans
    Ropeway At Manuabhan Tekri

    Tags: Ropeways

    Address: Sun City, Lalghati, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462038

    Timings: 06:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  13. Lake View Point

    # 13 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 129 times in trip plans
    Lake View Point

    Tags: View Point, Lake

    Address: VIP Road, Upper Lake Area, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462030

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  14. Tropic Of Cancer

    # 14 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 114 times in trip plans
    Tropic Of Cancer

    Address: Bhopal- Sanchi road, Chhola, Madhya Pradesh 464651

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

  15. Regional Science Center

    # 15 of 62 Things To Do in Bhopal | Added 210 times in trip plans
    Regional Science Center

    Tags: Exhibition

    Address: Banganga Road, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002

    Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 exhi...Read more

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