Bhopal is surrounded by seven hills along beautiful lakes. It is also known as the city of Nawabs. The major industries in the old city are electrical goods, medicinal, cotton, chemicals and jewelry. Other industries include cotton and flour milling, cloth weaving and painting, as well as making matches, sealing wax, and sporting equipment. The residents of Bhopal also engage in large retail businesses. Handicrafts, like zardozi and batua (a small string purse, usually used with Indian traditional dresses) are some of the products of the Old City. Diwali and Eid are major festivals in Bhopal. Bhimbetka Caves are about 35 kilometers from the city of Bhopal.
There are not too many 5 star hotels in Bhopal but the one that is present is wonderful. Sanchi Stupa Bhopal is about 50 kilometers from city center and it displays Bhopal's place in history from the times of Emperor Ashoka. UNESCO declared Bhimbetka Caves which have evidence of dwellings of pre-historic man during the Palaeolithic era, as a World Heritage Site in 2003. Hotels in Bhopal have numerous amenities. The cuisine of this city also stands apart as it is comparatively mild, less spicy and unique in taste. Some of the most delicious dishes served by the 5 star hotels in Bhopal are “Bhopali Murgh Rezala”, “Paneer Rezala”, ” Bhopali Gosht Korma”, ” Murgh Hara Masala Rice” and “Murgh Nizami”. Bharat Bhavan is the main cultural centre of the city. It has an art gallery, an open-air amphitheatre facing the Upper Lake, two other theatres and a tribal museum. A 5 star hotel in Bhopal is Jehan Numa Retreat Club Spa. Places of interest are Gohar Mahal, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Jama Masjid. Covering all aspects, this city is a must visit! Bhopal is a city as unique as it’s very own culture. There are quite a few mosques in Bhopal. Taj-ul-Masajid, which literally means "The Crown of Mosques", is the largest mosque in Bhopal. Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil are located in the walled city. Designed by a Frenchman, Shaukat Mahal replicates a combination of post-Renaissance and Gothic styles to Islamic design. Gohar Mahal, is located behind Shaukat Mahal on the banks of the Upper Lake.
The 4 star hotels in Bhopal serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a health club. 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, a concierge desk, and an arcade/game room. The 4 star hotels in Bhopal are a huge success. 4 star hotels include Jehan Numa Retreat Club & Spa, Courtyard By Marriott Bhopal and The Residency Hotel. Bhopal has a number of monuments and temples. Gohar Mahal which was built in 1820 the memory of Gohar Begum in 1820 is located on the edge of the upper lake. There is a variety of audio and video archives about the rich history of Bhopal at Gohar Mahal besides the ethnographic indications. Lakshmi Narayan Temple, the famous temple also known as Birla Mandir is a rich homage to the famous Goddess of wealth Lakshmi. The temple is located on the top of Arera Hills and is a picturesque sight. Another famous spot is the Jama Masjid which symbolizes the rich islamic culture and with its beautiful architecture and historical significance associated with.
The 3 star hotels in Bhopal are the perfect places for a low budget getaway. Each room offers facilities like tea/coffee maker, television, mini bar, telephone, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi connectivity. These 3 star hotels in Bhopal are perfect for the perceptive traveller. 3 star hotels include Golden Lakes Hotel, Hotel Alankar Palace and Hotel Amar Vilas.
Bhopal is well connected by air from Delhi and Mumbai by 2 domestic carriers Air India and Jet Airways.
Bhopal is well connected by MP transport buses as well as Private and Public Taxis connect Bhopal to other cities in Madhya Pradesh such as Gwalior and Indore.
Bhopal is well connected by direct trains from Delhi and Mumbai and train tickets are easily available from IRCTC website.
The best months to visit Bhopal are October, November, December, January, February and March. The weather is cool and remains appropriate for visiting and exploring the city.