Known as the City of Lakes, Bhopal is the capital of the central state Madhya Pradesh. With two starkly contrasting cityscapes, Bhopal is split by two major lakes. The northern area is the old Bhopal, which resonates the culture of female Islamic rulers who built the capital city in the 19th century. The southern portion is modern with wide and spacious roads, upmarket hotels, shopping malls and restaurants.
The Bhimbetka Caves located near Bhopal have evidence of the existence of pre-historic man during the Paleolithic era. These caves have astonishing rock paintings in the. There are around 600 caves, but only a few are open to the visitors. There are several activity centres in the city including Regional Science Centre, Bharat Bhavan and Planetarium.
Country - India
Visa Requirements - Visa is required
Languages Spoken - Hindi & English
Currency Used - Indian Rupee (INR)
Area (km2) - 697.2