Top Historical Places in Bhopal

Are you looking to explore the history of Bhopal through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Bhopal including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Bhopal. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Bhopal ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Bhopal, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Bhopal for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Bhopal with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

    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
  2. Gohar Mahal

    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
  3. Shaukat Mahal

    3.7 (105 Votes)
    Shaukat Mahal

    Palace, Architecture

    Built by a Frenchman who claimed to be a descendant of the Bourbon Dynasty, the Sadar Manzil Gate shows a happy marriage between Asian, Western and Islamic styles of architecture with Gothic influences. Located at the main chowk area, the place was once used as a Public Audience Hall during the princely rule. Today it houses the Municipal Corporation of the city. A walk around the Gate gets you...Read more
  4. Kamlapati Mahal

    4.1 (17 Votes)
    Kamlapati Mahal

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Built in 1722, the Place is named after Queen Kamlapati- the widow of Nizam Shah Gond. The Gond tribe was indigenous to the Malwa and had a distinct role in Bhopal’s history. After her suicide near the current location of Kamla Park, the Queen of the tribe still remains to be remembered through this palace. The historic place is located on the bridge that separates the Upper Lake from the...Read more
  5. Taj Mahal Palace


    Another of India’s ‘Taj Mahal’ (also built by another royal called Shaha Jahan), the Taj Mahal Palace was built all through 1868 to 1901. The palace is loved for its British, French, Mughal, Arabic and Indian architecture influences and even though seen in ruins, is slated to form a major attraction. The Mahal has 120 rooms with gorgeous arches, a Sheesh Mahal (room of mirrors...Read more
  6. Mantralaya

    4.2 (41 Votes)

    Heritage Building

    The Vallabh Bhavan State Secretariat, or the Mantralaya is it is commonly known in Bhopal, is a magnificent building, which truly stands out against its background. One of the most prominent buildings in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the Mantralaya is where the government of the state holds council. With offices of the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary and other important Ministers at the building...Read more