Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

The National Museum of Mankind 

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya also called as The National Museum of Mankind, is spread across an area of 200 acres. The museum is divided into two parts : One is open-air anthropology museum, while the second is a gorgeous building.Open sky museum has a collection of pre-historic painted rock shelters, traditional technology used in the earlier days, a trail based on the mythological beliefs of Indian tribes, and sacred groves while In-door museum display a collection of tribal costumes, arts and crafts, agricultural and household implements, and other objects. Museum depicts Asia's tribal variations. This place is the only tribal habitat in the world, exhibiting contemporary tribal cultures and actual-size dwellings of typical tribal villages of Indian states.It conducts exhibition of artifacts, performance of tribal and folk arts to preserve the diversity of Indian culture.


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple is dedicated to Lakshmi ,the Goddess of Wealth.It is an important landmark in Bhopal and is situated at top of the Arera hills on the southern part of Lower Lake and it is the highest point in Bhopal. The main entrance of the temple has a magnificent archway and it gets even better as you enter inside with its green gardens making for a serene atmosphere.The temple consists of several smaller shrines and it houses the idols of Goddess Laxmi and her husband Lord Vishnu or Narayana, along with the magnificent idols of Shiva with his consort Parvati.There is also a museum attached to the temple that houses a rich collection of sculptures.Lakshmi Narayan Temple is open to all the tourists irrespective of gender,caste and creed.The architecture Lakshmi Narayan Temple reflects the epic of old age Indian sculpture.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

ST THOMAS ORTHODOX CHURCH

ST THOMAS ORTHODOX CHURCH

In the later half of 1950s,the Christian community of Bhopal which included the Orthodox, Catholics and Protestant had united prayer meetings. After sometime members of the Orthodox Church felt the necessity of having a separate identity. Rev. Fr. K.K Punnoose(Now Late Lamented H.G.Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosius)also visited this parish during his stay at Jabalpur in the year 1952-58.
                                       


The divine inspiration from God and hard work of few Orthodox Christians of Bhopal resulted in the birth of St. Thomas Orthodox Parish at Bhopal under the Catholicate of the East who adorn the Apostolic throne of St.Thomas.
On 24th March 1957 Rev. C.V Abraham visited Bhopal and conducted First Holy Qurbana at the C.I.P.B Railway Church and established the St. Thomas Orthodox Parish in Bhopal the Capital City of Madhya Pradesh.At that time since there was no proper means of transportation church member used to cover long distance to attend the Holy Qurbana.Rev.Fr. Lazarus on 30 December 1962 conducted the First Holy Qurbana. On 19th October 1975, St. Orthodox Syrian Orthodox Church at Ashoka garden was Consecrated by Late Lamented His Grace Stephanos Mar Theodosius Metropolitan. The Main Thronos(Altar)was dedicated in the name of St. Thomas,The Apostle of India.The Northern side Thronos was dedicated in the name of St.Mary and Southern side Thronos was dedicated in the name of St.Gregorios of Parumala.

Now the Church is reconstructed and the Church by the proposed plan.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Dhai Seedhi Masjid

 Dhai Seedhi Masjid 


Taj-ul-Masjid,one of Asia’s largest mosque which is the top most of  Bhopal city sights.Most of them don't know Bhopal has got Asia’s smallest mosque called Dhai Seedhi Masjid
Dhai Seedi Ki Masjid means "The mosque of 2 and a half steps" .It is also the oldest Mosque in Bhopal city.It is on the campus of Gandhi Medical College. Dhai Seedi Ki Masjid is in one of the watchtowers. It is the oldest mosque in Bhopal city, initially built as a makeshift mosque during the construction of the Fatehgarh fort started by Dost Mohammad Khan.



Thursday, 19 June 2014

Van Vihar

Van Vihar





It is located in the heart of the Bhopal city.Van Vihar was declared as National Park on 26th January 1983. It covers an areas of 445.21 hectares. Once a barren area, it has now been transformed in to an oasis of greenery. This is a unique zoo of the country, as the animals are kept here in near natural conditions. Country to the popular belief, animals are not captured from the forests for bringing them here. Most of the animals kept here are either orphaned animals brought here from all parts of Madhya Pradesh or those which have been exchanged with other zoos.





TO VISIT :Open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM everyday except Friday.






Saturday, 24 May 2014

Do you know who is Raja Bhoj ?

Do you know who is Raja Bhoj ?


The original name of Bhopal was Bhojpal, after the name of the King Bhoj of Paramara dynasty, who founded and ruled that region for a number of years as well as the dam or "pal" constructed during the 11th century A.D,soon it came under Mughal rule and was a part of that kingdom till the death of the Emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 A.D.There was an Afghan soldier Dost Mohammad, who founded the city in A.D. 1723. He assisted Rani Kalmapathi in combating the attacks of the Rajput Thakurs and thus it was ruled by the Begums of the royal family for a period of 100 years, Nawab Sultan Jahan was the most able rulers of the state .

VISIT BHOPAL !!!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Taj-ul-Masjid

 Taj-ul-Masjid


Taj-ul-Masjid-~The Crown of Mosques~

The Taj-ul-Masjid literally means 'The Crown of Mosques'. True to its name it is one of it is one of the largest mosques in Asia, built by Nawab Shahjehan Begum .It is a 19th century mosque with a magnificent structure. The sprawling mosque is situated in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh.

The mosque has a pink facade that is topped by two 18 storey high octagonal minarets with marble domes.
The Taj-ul-Masjid is constructed around a huge courtyard and a big tank in the centre. The gateway is ‘double storeyed’ with 4 archways and 9 cusped manifold openings that open in main prayer hall of the impressive Masjid. Eleven arches adorn the Qibla (Kabaa) wall of the prayer hall. The pillars of the hall are heavily patterned with intricate designs and finally culminate topped with 27 ceilings. The octagonal mirrors rising to a height of 18 storeys are a marvel in itself. 






To Visit : Non-Muslims are also allowed to visit the mosques.


Saturday, 17 May 2014

Moti Masjid

 Moti Masjid



Moti Masjid is also called the Pear Mosque or the Mosque of Pearls.It is situated in the heart of Bhopal. 

The city of Bhopal is often called the City of Mosques due to the presence of a number of historical mosques and monuments within its walls. One such mosque, relatively smaller in size but not less important is the Moti Masjid. Built by Sikander Begum in the year 1860.
The beautiful Moti Masjid is an important historical landmark of the in Bhopal. Behind the history of Moti Masjid lies the history of one of the most significant characters in the history of Muslim women in India, Sikander Begum. Being a relatively liberated and progressive woman compared to the time in which she lived, Sikander Begum had built roads, bridges and a number of graceful and elegant monuments such as the Moti Masjid in Bhopal . 
The mosque has two dark red towers with golden spikes. The architecture of the Moti masjid resembles the Jama Masjid in Delhi. 




Address : Lakherapura, Peer Gate Area, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sair Sapata

Sair Sapata




Sair Sapata is famous for its hanging bridge and colorful 

musical fountain.It is a tourism and entertainment complex 


developed by the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism 


Development Corporation(MPSTDC), it covers over an area 


of 24.56 acres.


This tourist place was inaugurated on September 29, 2011 


 by State Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan.There is  a 


suspension bridge which is built along the lines of the 


Lachman Jhula in Haridwar. It is the main attraction of 


Sair Sapata and is 183.20 m long and 3.6 m wide. The 


bridge is built of RCC deck slabs and is believed to be the 


first pedestrian bridge in India to be built this way.The 


other attraction is it has a park ,Boat rides ,food kiosks, a


restaurant, various viewpoints and toy train for children.











TO VISIT : Open from 11:00 AM to 10 PM






Address : Van Vihar Rd, Suraj Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh-462044







Saturday, 29 March 2014

Gohar Mahal

Gohar Mahal





Gohar Mahal is  is an architectural gem in Bhopal. Constructed in the year 1820,on the banks of the Upper Lake, it is built by the first female ruler of Bhopal,
Gohar Begum(who was also known as Qudisiya Begum) . Gohar Mahal is an magnificent architectural marvel, it is a fine example of the amalgamation of splendid Hindu and exquisite Mughal architecture.The arcades of the palace hold majestic look and glory. It is also called Nazar Bagh.











Address : Gohar Mahal VIP Rd, Nakkar Khana, Peer Gate Area, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh- 462001


KERWA DAM

KERWA DAM

We know that dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water. But do you know this is a multi-purpose dam which can be the one of  the best place as a picnic spot or for an adventurous trip where people can visit to spend their weekend time and children can enjoy  as well as Kerwa dam fulfill water requirement of Bhopal city. 

Kerwa site has one kilometer of walking area  of green surroundings .A large number of people, especially youths, visits  the green surroundings on the outskirts of Bhopal for the adventure sports like Zip-lining , Bird watching and Monkey crawling etc .

TO VISIT

Time: Open everyday for 24 hours.
Address: Kerwa Dam, Mendora, Madhya Pradesh 462007