The city of Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh and is located in Central India. It serves the district administrative and divisional headquarters of the state. In size, this city is just second to Indore and is known popularly as City of Lakes, due to its beautiful dotted landscapes. There are several man-made and natural lakes. If you are planning to visit this city, then you are to check out the facts and figures about this wonderful city, so that you can enjoy the trip to its maximum. The information derived can prove to be useful during the trip. Check-in at the best Bhopal hotel and have a great stay.
This city is credited to have been established by Raja Bhoj, the King of Parmara and found in Dhar, with its capital. Originally, this place was named after Raja Bhoj and hence was called ‘Bhojpal’. It is he who was responsible towards developing this region and its surrounding lakes. As the paramaras lost their power in the power struggle, this city got destroyed few times. The city was said to have faded away after several years.
Later, an Afghan soldier named Dost Mohammad Khan of Orakzai tribe is considered to be the one, who had laid the foundation of the city at this place after the great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s death in the year 1707. It was he, who had brought about Islamic culture and architecture to this region. Later on, it became the country’s 2nd largest state after Independence having majority of Muslim population.
From 1819 to 1926, four Begums are said to have ruled this place. Qusida Begum is regarded to be the very first female ruler, succeeded by her only daughter Sikander. Kaikhusrau Jahan Begum was the last ruler before she gave up her position to son. There are the remnants of several monuments that do offer the visitors a reminder of the past glory of this region.
This city boasts of having rich, fertile land, with the average elevation being 499M of 1637 ft. Its location is just above the Vindhya mountain ranges. It enjoys having an uneven elevation and its boundaries are surrounded by smaller hills. Some of the important hills here comprises of Shyamala hills that are found in the city’s northern region. At the central region is found Arera hills and Idgah hills. The entire municipality is said to cover approx. 286 sq. km. There are two magnificent lakes called collectively as Bhoj Wetlands, comprising of the Upper Lake and Lower Lake created by Raja Bhoj. The lakes are locally called as Bada Talab and Chota talab.
This city experiences humid subtropical climate, hot summer, humid monsoon and mild dry winter. Summer season begins from late March to about mid-June, with an average temperature of about 30 degree Celsius, even exceeding above forty degrees Celsius. Monsoon begins in late June and ends late September.
The city of Bhopal can be visited at any time of the year, but it is after the monsoon that is the best time to visit and during spring time. You can find the finest resorts in Bhopal to stay at.