Friday eve was the worst evening for me ,I drowned into negativity,lost excitement and slept like that.Next day i woke up with same depressed eyes. Thought of hanging out with my friends, but my friends were out of town because of festival.So decided travel to some random city depends on flight schedule.And luckily there was a flight to Bhopal So i booked tickets for round trip. My friend Gunjan shocked i guess after sending text about my sudden plan 😛
After 2 hrs 10 min i reached Raj Bhoj Airport and it was so sunny
Bhopal is a city, which shows both part of India, the rich culture, natural beauty as well as it has a small part with hustle bustle… The best things I liked about Bhopal is the Upper lake, its a beauty, the lights around the lake at night gives a lovely look.
The tomb on the island, looks amazing.
One side they have , which is a kind of zoo, but you may also see deers gazing around in open.
The restaurants around gives you a lovely view of the lake, so you can always get into one and still enjoy the scenic view, far from the rush.The best part i liked in Bhopal was “chatori galli”.Its a heaven for non veggies, they have seekh, kebabas, biryani, fried beef, chicken roasted, everything available on a very cheap price, so its a must visit.
The Upper Lake is a fun spot for residents of Bhopal and a tourist spot for the visitor. Boating (speed boats as well as paddle boats) is available and during the evenings, the place is swarmed by people, to enjoy the bhel-puris, ragda chaats, to listen to some live music (a singer sings to background music playing on the tape), have some ‘Top-in-Town’ ice-creams and candies.
There is a huge statue of Raja Bhoj near one of the banks, towards the highway. There is a nice ship replica and also a real railway engine. Our resourceful driver told us that there are plans to build railway tracks around the lake and the train will zhug-zhug on these tracks.
It is close to Van Vihar, the zoo of Bhopal.
Visit the Open Air Zoo at Bhopal. It has a perfect setting. The blue expanse of water of the Upper Lake on one side and the verdant green Shamla Hill on the other. You have a variety of tigers, lions, bears, leopards, deer’s crocodiles, snakes, tortoises, birds. Visit around 4.00 p.m. when the animals are fed. You can take your vehicle by paying a fee.Will not forget this place as it give a good view of all major animals which we think of seeing with our kids.Seeing the tiger is dream come true.
Taj ul Masajid
Taj-ul mosque, situated in old Bhopal is a must to visit if you come to this city.. It can be easily reached from any part of Bhopal.. Though it’s located in crowded surroundings, the architecture of the mosque is awesome.. It’s 2nd largest mosque of Asia, built in red sandstone.. One enters through a narrow path to a huge open courtyard and gets the feeling of aww! The structure is magnificent..
Be cautious of the sellers outside the main area…
It’s located alongside a lake and the reflection that one sees is beautiful.
One of the local person helped me showing Taj ul Masajid and later we went to McDonald’s for dinner.After having good time i met few travelers over there and one of traveler accompanied till Gwalior, her name is Sarah.
The most exciting place in Gwalior is the huge fort perked on a sandy stone. One can get a bird’s eye view of the entire city .Gwalior fortress stands on a 100 mtrs high sand stone rock.The most picturesque in North India,the fort measures 2.5 km in length and about 200 to 725 mtrs in width.To reach the fort one has to go on foot or drive through winding roads. Needless to say we drove up all the way to the fort.It was amazing.
It has number of structures like Mansingh palace, Gurugovind singh Gurudwara where Gurugivind Singh was held captive, Sahsra Bahu temple to name a few. But the most captivating is the Mansingh Palace.
Few of local random clicks of Bhopal & Gwalior taken from Galaxy S3 and Sony Digital Camera