Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, has two phases: the old, with its narrow streets, bustling market squares and palaces, and the new, with its wide streets, parks and modern bungalows.
According to a legend, the city was founded by an Afghan travelers, with the queen of the kingdom from. That was in the 18th Century. However, there was an ancient city on the same site called Bhojapal and its foundation was by Raja Bhoja in the 11th Century set. The story of Bhopal rule of Begum's recent history.
There are several attractions in the modern Bhopal that a visitor can not ignore. The two lakes are its dominant feature. This, according to the historian, provided sufficient scope to the reigning Begum for their romantic breaks. Taj-ul-Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the country. This was built by Shah Jehan Begum. With its golden minarets of the Jama Masjid was built by Begum Kudsia. Moti Masjid, a look-alike of the Jama Masjid in Delhi, was built by Sikander Jehan Kudsia daughter. Shaukat Mahal is a rare example of the influence of Western architecture on Mughal and Indian styles. It was designed by a relative of the Bourbon kings of France. Sadar Manzil used to be the royal auditorium. Behind this is the Gohar Mahal Palace. Bharat Bhawan is a modern structure housing the national center for theater and other arts. It was designed by Charles Correa internationally known
Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Kanha, Khajuraho
Posted by: 2013-08-07