Today mention Bhopal and the immediate association is the Union Carbide gas tragedy. It is time other parts of Bhopal began to get their due and there is much to be said about this city. Bhopal continues to rank as one of India's cleanest cities, with broad and tree-lined roads, two lakes and a culture that is enriched by the tribals in the region.
Bhopal also happens to be the starting point for some amazing destinations. From Bhimbetka where Neolithic man explored his artistic talents to the unfinished temple at Bhojpur whose rocks still carry as proof perhaps, the blueprints to the temple, not to forget the wonders of the beautiful stupas at Sanchi.
Bhopal is as bustling and busy as any other small city. But the feature that gives away its smallness is the laid-back nature of life here which seems to have permeated the city itself. A rich and varied cultural heritage gives shape to appealing forms of folklore and folk art. The two large lakes dominate Bhopal and this part of the earth is fragrant with its own scenery.
Population: About 1,433,875
Climate: Characteristic of central India, Bhopal bakes in the summer with temperatures rising to a maximum of 44°C. Evenings are cooler at 22°C. Winter temperatures range from a maximum of 25°C to a minimum of 4°C.
Main Language(s): Hindi , English Time Zone: GMT + 05:30
Phone Area Code: 0755
Best Time To Visit: The best times to visit Bhopal would be between the months of October and mid-March.
Airport Distance from City Center: 13 kms Taxi Rates from Airport to City: Taxi service avail frm the airport RS. 200 per hr
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