Bhopal is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh state of India. Bhopal is home to various attractions ranging from world heritage site, temples, museums, wildlife, lakes, monasteries and caves painting etc. Bhopal is a perfect blend of the old city charm and modern urban settlements. The city of Bhopal is divided into two parts, an old Bhopal and New Bhopal. Bhopal is also known as the city of lakes, still conjures up memories of glorious past in the form ancient heritage buildings, mosques, temples and palaces. The New Bhopal also offers an impressive exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined modern edifices. Bhopal is endowed with countless attractions such as Laxmi Narayan Temple, Moti Masjid, Shaukat Mahal, Sadar Manzil, Upper and Lower Lakes. Bhopal is also a perfect base for day trippers to the magnificent excursion sites nearby such as Sanchi, Bhimbetka Caves, Pachmarhi, Udaygiri etc.
Day tours from Bhopal
are frequented in all seasons.
Sanchi Stupa is located at a small hill top in Sanchi town of the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Sanchi is about 46 km from the capital city of M.P, Bhopal. Sanchi Stupa is a UNESCO world heritage site, a great Stupa that is the oldest stone structure in India. It is the great center of Buddhist art and architecture. The Stupa of Sanchi was commissioned by the great emperor Ashoka, built over the sacred relics of Buddha in 3rd century BCE in effort to honor and shelter them.
Reaching here to the site of Bhimbetka rock shelters from Bhopal is depending on the traffic and road conditions. However, one can reach to Bhimbetka from Bhopal in less than an hour. The Bhimbetka rock shelters are pre-historic archaeological site, illustrating the earliest traces of human life in India.