Historical

Raisen Fort

Famous heritage sites near the Raisen is the glorious Raisen fort. The construction of the fort starts at 1200 AD. Up to the 15th century it was under rulers of various Hindu lines, including the Rajputs. In 1543 Sher Shah Suri captured it from Puranmal. Subsequently in 1760 Fiaz Mohammad Khan, the third Nawab of Bhopal, occupied it. The interesting thing about this place though is that there is a mosque and a temple built on the same complex. It is also believed that this place had schools. The main complex had many huge domes. Only two of them stand today though.

Ganesh Mandir

Sidhha Ganesha Mandir is established in the village Gopalpur in the N-west direction, 3 km from the District Headquarters. As per legend, it dates back to Vikramaditya of Ujjain and renovated by BajiRao the Maratha Peshwa. Each Wednesday, large Nos of devotees gathered here to Visit and Worship. Ganesha Chaturthi festival is also popular here

Birla Museum

The city "Bhopal" can vouch for its unrivalled appeal and houses a lot of museums and galleries of which Birla Museum, Bhopal truly deserves a visit. It has a lot of informative and interesting artifacts belonging to the historic era of Madhya Pradesh.

The rich culture and heritage and its various aspects get manifested in the Birla Museum in Bhopal which occupies a significant place among the monuments and museums in Bhopal. Stone sculptures, terracottas, manuscripts and paintings are displayed in this museum.

Golghar Museum

It showcases a variety of arts, handicraft and social life from the Nawab-era. The museum was inaugurated in April 2013 by Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma.

A museum of diverse aspects of arts, handicraft and social life of Nawab-era been developed at 'Golghar' monument here. The museum will be inaugurated by Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma on Tuesday evening. Golghar monument is situated near Bab-e-Ali ground, Shahjahanabad, Bhopal.

Rani Mahal (Islamnagar)

Rani Mahal is also Known as Chaman Mahal or Islamnagar fort, which is a historical destination made famous due to its rich legacy of being the capital city of the princely state of Bhopal for a short duration. It lies in the Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh on the Bhopal-Berasia road, at a distance of 12 km from the state main city.

Islamnagar is known for the ruined palaces that stand witness of its glorious days. The city has wide accessibility.
The Land of Fortified Beauty

Jumerati Gate

Jumerati is one of six gates built in the 18th century by Bhopal’s founder, Dost Mohammad Khan, and named after different days of the week; it’s the only one still standing. Syed Akhtar Husain, author of Royal Journey Of Bhopal, a photographic history of Madhya Pradesh’s capital, says the rest were demolished in 1950.

Kamlapati Mahal

Kamlapati Mahal, located in the midst of the city of Bhopal is one part of the Gond fort belonging to the 17th-18th century CE. The palace belongs to the Gond queen Rani Kamlapati. The palace is perched on the embankment of the renowned ‘Bara Talab’ (big lake) dating back to the Parmara period (11th century CE). The features of the palace have a strong impact of Mughal architecture. Research undertaken on the Gond Fort was diligently applied while carrying out the process of documentation.

Taj Mahal

The replica of the Tajmahal in the Bhopal is the Tajmahal of the Bhopal. The Taj Mahal at Bhopal was built as the Begum’s residence, at a cost of Rs. 30 lakh. It was one of the largest palaces of the world built at that time. The building was originally named Raj Mahal (“royal palace”). The British resident at Bhopal, highly impressed with the architecture, suggested that the palace be renamed the Taj Mahal. The begum accepted the suggestion and the palace was renamed to Taj Mahal.

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