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Where to Stay
Bhopal is the most convenient base for visiting Bhimbetka.
For details of accommodation

Palash Residency
Tel: (0755) 2553006, 2553066, 2553076, 3259000
Telefax: (0755) 2577441
E-mail: palashotel@sancharnet.in

Hotel Lake View Ashok
Tel: (0755) 5230090-93
E-mail: hlvashok@sancharnet.in

 


Bhopal

Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh combines scenic beauty, historicity and modern urban planning. It is situated on the site of an 11th century city, Bhojapal, founded by Raja Bhoja.

Bhopal today presents a multi-faceted profile; the old city with its teeming market places and fine old mosques and palaces still bear the aristocratic imprint of its former rulers; among them the succession of powerful Begums who ruled Bhopal from 1819 to 1926. Equally impressive is the new city with its verdant, exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined modern edifices.

Do You Know?
The founder of the existing city was Afghan soldier Dost Mohammad (1708-1740). Fleeing from Delhi in the chaotic period that followed Aurangzeb's death, Dost Mohammad met the Gond queen Kamlapati, who sought his aid after the murder of her consort.

A charming legend relates how the queen would recline in a lotus barge that, on moonlit nights, would drift across the lake. The two lakes of Bhopal still dominate the city, and are indeed its nucleus. Bordered along their shores stand silent sentinels that testify to the growth of a city.

How to Go
Air : Regular flights connect Bhopal with Delhi, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore and Mumbai.

Rail : Bhopal, on the Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai mainline is the most convenient rail-head.

Road : Regular bus services connect Bhopal with Indore(186 km), Mandu(285 km), Ujjain(188 km), Khajuraho(383 km), Pachmarhi(195 km), Gwalior(423 km), Sanchi(46 km), Jabalpur(295 km) and Shivpuri(311 km).
Things to See

 

Around Bhopal

Islamnagar
11 km away on the Bhopal- Berasia road, Islamnagar was the palace of Bhopal's Afghan rulers and was built by Dost Mohammed Khan. Formal gardens surround the palace and the pavilion. The latter a synthesis of Hindu and Islamic decorative art, has columns lavishly embellished with floral motifs. Other monuments to see are the Hamam of the Chaman Mahal and the double-storied Rani Mahal.

Kerwan
17 km from Bhopal. A dam and a beautiful picnic spot.

Raisen
45 km from Bhopal is the ancient fort of Raisen on the Bhopal-Sagar road. The fort was built in the early 6th century. It is situated on a high hill and once had 84 lakes and ponds, of which only 15 remain. The fort was under the famous Hindu king Rai Puran Mal before it was seized by Sher Shah and brought under Afghan control.

Delawadi
62 km from Bhopal. Situated in a lovely forest glade, Delawadi is a picturesque picnic spot, rich in scenic splendor and natural beauty.

Ginnorgarh
The historical fort standing on an isolated hill about 1,127 metres long and 266 metres broad is situated 3 km away from Delawadi. Buses ply the route, but from Delawadi to the fort one has to travel on foot. The fort was once a stronghold of Gonds, but fell to Mohammad of the Bhopal State.


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Tourist Information
Head Office
Paryatan Bhavan, Bhadbhada Road,
Bhopal - 462 003.
Tel.: +91-755-2778383/2774340,42,43,44
Fax: +91-755-2779476/2774289
E-mail: info@mptourism.com

Ahmedabad
219,'Supermal' IInd Floor,
Near Lal Bunglow, C.G. Road,
Ahamdabad - 380 006
Tel: 079 - 26462977, 32939000
Telefax: 079 - 26462978
E-mail: mptahd@sancharnet.in ,
mptahd@icenet.co.in

Hyderabad
C/o. APTDC
(CRO - Central Reservation Office)
Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad - 500 004.
Tel.: (040) 32939000.
E-mail: mpthhyderabad@sancharnet.in

Kolkata (Calcutta)
‘Chitrakoot', Room no.7, 6th Flr, 230 A,
A. J. C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020.
Tel.: (033) 22833526, 32979000.
Telefax: (033) 22875855.
E-mail: mptour@cal2.vsnl.net.in

Mumbai
45, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade,
Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005.
Tel.: (022) 22187603, 32539000.
Telefax: (022) 22160614.
E-mail: tourmp_mumbai@hathway.com

Nagpur
407-A, 4th Floor, Lokmat Bhawan,
Wardha Road, Nagpur - 440 012.
Tel.: (0712) 2442378, 3259000.
Telefax: (0712) 2423374.
E-mail: mptourism@eth.net

New Delhi
Room No. 12, Hotel Janpath, Ground Floor, 82-84, Janpath,
New Delhi - 110 001.
Tel.: (011) 23366528, 32599000, 23341187.
Telefax: (011) 23347264
E-mail: mpstdc@.vsnl.com
 
 

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