Birla Mandir Bhopal
The Lakshmi Narayana Temple on the Arera Hills commands a panoramic view of Bhopal, and is also known as the Birla Temple because the Birlas, one of leading industrial families of India, have built it. Attached to the temple is the Birla Museum that houses a collection of sculptures from the Mandsaur, Shahdol, Sehore and Raisen districts of Madhya Pradesh.
The most impressive structure in Bhopal is the Taj-ul-Masjid, one of the largest ad most elegant Muslim mosques in India. The building really presents a spectacular sight and is worth taking a bow to. It's pink façade is topped by two huge white-domed minarets pointing upwards to the heavens, as if seeking its blessings.
The mosque also has three huge bulbous domes, an impressive main hallway with attractive pillars, marble flooring and a spacious courtyard. Must a visit site
Upper And Lower Lakes
Raja Bhoj created the Upper Lake in Bhopal in the 11th century while the construction of an earthen dam across the Kolans River. The Upper & Lower Bhopal lakes (also known as Bhoj Wetlands) are urban water bodies. The upper lake is a major source of potable water for the people of the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
The lower lake was constructed much later on the down stream of the dam of Upper lake. The Lower Lake, which is also called as the Chota Talaab, is separated from the Upper Lake by an over-bridge. This lovely lake along with the magnificient Upper Lake has given Bhopal its title as the "City of Lakes".
Bharat Bhavan Bhopal
Bharat Bhavan is multi art centre set up to create an interactive proximity between the verbal, visual and performing arts. It provides space for contemporary expression, thought, quest and innovation. Bharat Bhavan seek to provide a creative and thought provoking milieu to those who wish to contribute something new and meaningful, in contemporary scene in the fine arts, literature, theatre, cinema, dance and music.
It houses some of the best and most lasting that is being created in our towns, villages and forests.
Five kilometers from Vidisha are located the Udaygiri Caves, cut into a sandstone hill. The caves date from AD 320 to 606. An inscription in one of these caves states that it was produced during the reign of Chandragupta II (AD 382-401). Of the 20 Gupta caves, two are Jain and 18 Hindu.
Udaygiri caves are a group of rock-cut cave sanctuaries carved into a sandstone hill that stands sentinel-like on the horizon.
Delawadi & Ginnorgarh
62 km from Bhopal. Situated in a lovely forest glade, Delawadi is a picturesque picnic spot, rich in scenic splendor and natural beauty. This historical fort stands on an isolated hill. It is about 1,127 metres long and 266 metres broad and is situated approximately 3 km away from Delawadi.
Buses ply on the route, but from Delawadi to the fort one has to travel on foot. The fort was once a stronghold of the Gonds, but fell to Mohammad of Bhopal state.