The capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, is famous for its beautiful mosques, artificial lakes, museums, and national park. One of the greenest cities in India, the city is known as the City of Lakes for its various natural and artificial lakes.
According to legends, Bhopal was established by the Paramara king Bhoja in the 11th century. Located in the central part of India, just north of the upper end of the Vindhya hill ranges, it has an average elevation of 500 meters above sea level.
Eid is one of the most famous festivals in the city as all Hindus take time to meet and greet their Muslim friends and enjoy the cuisine. Diwali is another major festival in the city, celebrated with glory. Bhopal Ijtema, held at Ghasipura, 11 km from the city, is an annual Muslim world preacher gathering, which attracts between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Muslims globally.
There are several magnificent structures built by Nawabs of Bhopal in Indo-Islamic and European styles, including Taj-ul-Masajid and Taj Mahal Palace.
Van Vihar National Park, Lower Lake, Upper Lake, Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Moti Masjid, Bharata Bhavan, Jama Masjid, DB City Mall, Raisen Fort, Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, and Kanha Fun city are some of the major attractions in Bhopal.