|Tour||02 NIGHTS IN BHOPAL|
|Sightseeing||Bhopal, Taj-ul-Masajid, Gohar Mahal, Shaukat Mahal, The Museum of Mankind in Bhopal|
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|Key Note||Sightseeing / Visits subject to suitable weather / traffic conditions & Permission from local Authorities|
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Day 01: BHOPAL
Arrival at Bhopal Airport, Assistance upon arrival, transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Bhopal as per the timings,
Bhopal a city of considerable beauty, split by a pair of lakes, Bhopal is two cities within a city. Two starkly contrasting cityscapes, towards the north the old city, a fascinating area of mosques, serpentine alleys, chowks, milling crowds, exotic havelis, monuments and crowded bazaars and on the south the new Bhopal, modern, with wide roads, upmarket shopping complexes, which overlook the lakes and the old city beyond. This place a true paradise for historians, archaeologists, art & architecture patrons and off-course, curious travellers, dotted with ancient monuments, historical palaces, religious shrines and numerous museums that speak out the tales of bygone times, while needless to say, the city is a treasure trove of historical and archaeological sites, The Bhopal city was established by Dost Mohammad Khan (1672–1728), a Pashtun soldier in the Mughal army. After the death of the emperor Aurangzeb, Khan started providing mercenary services to local chieftains in the politically unstable Malwa region. In 1709, he took on the lease of Berasia estate and later annexed several territories in the region to establish the Bhopal State. Khan received the territory of Bhopal from the Gond queen Kamlapati in lieu of payment for mercenary services and usurped her kingdom after her death. In the 1720s, he built the Fatehgarh fort in the village, which developed into the city of Bhopal over the decades. Bhopal became a princely state after signing a treaty with the British East India Company in 1818. Interestingly between 1819 and 1926, the state was ruled by four women, Begums
Day 02: BHOPAL
After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Bhopal,
The Heritage city of Bhopal serves as the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and known for their historical importance and glory. Bhopal city is nestled over hills and two beautiful lakes, There are many places in Bhopal that are with unique heritage value and historical importance.
Taj-ul-Masajid ‘The Crown of Mosques’ gorgeous mosque which was built by Bhopal’s third female ruler, Shah Jahan Begum, who wanted to create the largest mosque in the world. The mosque features a pink façade, on top of which stand the two 18-storey octogonal minarets with marble domes. Below the three huge bulbous domes of the mosque lies the main hallway with beautiful pillars and marble flooring. The double storey gateway in the courtyard with four recessed archways and nine cusped multi-fold openings leads to the main prayer hall. The mosque is gorgeous and gives a feeling of calm.
Gohar Mahal is yet another of the best places to see in Bhopal. Standing tall as a testimony to the cultural legacy of this city of Nawabs, it is actually a beautiful mansion built in the form of a palace, representing an excellent blend of Indo-Islamic architecture. This magnificent palace is named after the first woman ruler of Bhopal, Qudisiya Begum, also popularly known as Gohar Begum. Located in the vicinity of the ‘Gohar Mahal’ is the 180 years old architectural marvel of Bhopal,
Shaukat Mahal built in 19th century during the reign of Sikander Begum, daughter of Gohar Begum, the mahal is famous for its distinctive design that showcases a unique blend of Indo-Islamic and European styles of architecture.
The Museum of Mankind in Bhopal is one of the best museums in India for those seeking an insight into its many cultures. The museum sprawls over a 40 hectare site covering hilly terrain with a view of the Upper Lake. A thatched hut houses an introductory gallery that explains the concept and layout of the museum, aimed at offering an insight into the rich indigenous cultures of India. One part of the sprawling campus exhibits dwelling units including structures transported from their original locations and authentic replicas built by artisans using tools and materials brought from their home-states. Traditional houses with compounds and religious shrines offer a glimpse of its tribal life. The dwellings are shown with evocative displays of original tools, cooking utensils, baskets and musical instruments. Arranged into sections such as Tribal Habitat, Desert Village, Himalayan Village and Coastal Village, the exhibits range from a Kerala coastal house to the homes of hill tribes of North Eastern India and the round houses called `bhungas’ of Kutch, the houses have beautifully decorated interiors with intricate murals, mouldings and carved beams. There are also open air galleries like Mythological Trail and Traditional Mythological Park. The trails are also botanically interesting with labeled indigenous plants. The Museum has the research centre, reference library, indoor and outdoor auditoriums, and galleries dedicated to anthropology and ethnology. Different indoor galleries display utensils, ritual objects, tools and farming implements, musical instruments, costumes, ornaments, ritual objects and arts from different parts of India.
Day 03 : BHOPAL
After Breakfast transfer to Lucknow Airport as per the timings,