About Bhopal

Bhopal is the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of both Bhopal district and Bhopal division. Bhopal is known as the City of Lakes for its various natural lakes and is also one of the greenest city in India and is known for its natural beauty around.

Bhopal's Art and Culture are unique in their own right and speak of a rich heritage and past of the region. The most striking feature about Bhopal Art and Culture is the equilibrium it maintains between Hindu and Muslim Culture which is clearly visible in the beautiful architecture present in the old city of Bhopal.Some examples of the Mughal Architecture which are worth visiting in Bhopal are Jama Masjid,Taj Ul Masajid ,Shaukat Mahal, Gauhar Mahal etc.The amalgamation of urbanized Bhopal with its old form has lent the city a unique genre of art and culture. The city has a strong literature and theatre culture. Many famous Hindi and Urdu poets, writers and theatre groups hail from Bhopal. There is a famous museum called Bharat Bhavan, which houses an art gallery, libraries of poetry, classical and folk music.

Historical places in Bhopal such as the Rock Shelters of Bimbetka, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site having evidence of the Stone Age rock paintings, add to the aura of the city and natural beauty in Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary, where a variety of wild animals are seen basking in their natural habitats"