Bhopal is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Bhopal one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Bhopal is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Bhopal or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Bhopal. Explore the historical monuments of Bhopal with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Bhopal guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Bhopal page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Bhopal landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Bhopal.
#1 of 7 Historical Places in Bhopal | Added 915 times in trip plans
Bhojpur Raisen, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 462038, India
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
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...
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 thro...
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Shamla Hills, TT Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002
10:30 am - 05:30 pm
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, ...
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 Corporati...
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Birla Temple, Arera Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462011, India
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Located in the vicinity of Birla Mandir, the Birla Museum displays Madhya Pradesh’s finest ancient art collection, Paleolithic and Neolithic tools, prehistoric paintings, ancient carvings and a scale model of the Bhimbetka rock shelter.
The sculptures dating from the 7th to the 13th century excavated from archeological sites in the state, are...
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 th...
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Taj Mahal Palace, Jhangir Colony, Pratap Nagar, Jahangirabad, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462008, India
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 g...