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Bhopal Local Sightseeing Tour Package

 

Bhopal Local Sightseeing Tour - Highlights (Customizable according to Interests)

  • 3 Days tour of Bhopal Local and near by attractions
  • Day 1- Old Bhopal Attractions Tour + Sanchi Stupa + Vidisha + Udaigiri Caves
  • Day -2 New Bhopal Attractions Tour - Full day Tour + Boating in Upper Lake
  • Day-3 - Bhopal Excursions Tour - Kerwa dam + Bhojpur + Bhimbetka Caves
  • Tour Starts Every day at 10:00 AM Sharp & Concludes at 05:00 PM (7 Hours)
  • Pick up & Drop from your Hotel.
  • Cover All Major Bhopal City Attractions
  • Lunch at a good Restaurant - Manohar Dairy & Restaurant or Similar
  • Social Bonding with Locals
  • Car Included for all attractions

 

Bhopal Site Seeing Tour - Package Cost

 

Pax

Delux Package Cost Per Person

Luxury Package Cost Per Person

Hotel

Rates

Hotel

Rates

Min 2

Grand Ashirwad

Rs.6599 or US $100

Jehan Numa Palace

Rs.9999 or US $170

Min 3

Grand Ashirwad

Rs.4999 or US $85

Jehan Numa Palace

Rs.7999 or US $90

 

 

Bhopal Site Seeing Tour Package - Itinerary - 3 Days

Bhopal Local Attractions Covered: Lower lake, Fish aquarium, Rajbhavan, Old Vidhan Sabha, Birla Mandir, Vallabha Bhawan, Vindhyachal , Satpura Bhawan, Chinar Park, Mayuar Park, Boat Club, State Museum, Bharat Bhawan, Man of Museum, Kamla Park, Moti Majid , Shokat Mahal, Sadar Manzil, Tajul Majid, Iqubal Maidam, VIP Road 

Bhopal Exursion Attractions Covered:  Islam Nagar, Sanchi Stupa, Vidisha, Udaigiri Caves,Kerwa dam, Bhojpur, Bhimbetka 

 

Day 1- Old Bhopal Attractions Tour + Sanchi Stupa + Vidisha + Udaigiri Caves

Today is you full-day tour of Old Bhopal Attractions and from Bhopal to Sanchi, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vidisha and Udayagiri Caves.Pick up from your hotel in Bhopal city at 9:00 am and proceed on a full-day tour of Old Bhopal attractions and next to Northeast Excursions of Islam Nagar, Sanchi, Udayagiri Caves.

The Magestic 'Great Stupa’ at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India dating back to 3rd century. It is located on a hill dotted with a group of stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars. Later visit Udaigiri Caves - a historical Hindu ritual site. Udayagiri that  literally means the 'mountain of the sunrise' consists of a substantial U-shaped plateau immediately next to the River Bes.

 

Old Bhopal Tour - Morning Tour

Old Bhopal Attractions Tour :- Proceed on the half-day city tour old Bhopal, also known as the "Lakeside City", Visit historic mosques Jama Masjid , Moti Masjid , Taj ul Masajid , Then visit arts centre Bharat Bhawan followed by Lake views. 

  • Iqubal Maidan
  • Sadar Manjil
  • Tazul Masajid
  • Moti Masajid
  • Jama Masjid

First visit the Jama Masjid made on the same style of Delhi's Jama masjid built by Qudsia Begum, admire its tall dark minarets and glittering golden spikes, then proceed to Taj-ul-Masjid, and admire its impressive main hall, inter-arched roof, broad facade, biggest courtyard with a shopping arcade - Taj market - around its boundary walls. 

After Taj Ul Masajid, Proceed to Bharat Bhavan, The best multi-arts centre in India designed by Charles Correa. Visit its beautiful galleries, open-air amphitheater, studio theatre, auditorium, museum of tribal and folk art etc.

 

Excursion Tour from Old Bhopal Side - Afternoon

  • Islam Nagar
  • Sanchi Stupa
  • Vidisha
  • Udaigiri Caves

 

Proceed to excursion to Udayagiri Caves and Sanchi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The journey will take 1 hour 30 minutes each way (35 miles/60 km).

 

Sanchi Visit : - First you will visit Sanchi located 45 km northeast of Bhopal and visit stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD. Sanchi is an ancient place of pilgrimage for Buddhists and its uniqueness lies in the fact that Buddha is not represented through figures, but through symbols. The lotus represents the Buddha's birth, the tree signifies his enlightenment and the wheel represents his attainment of nirvana (salvation). Buddha's presence is marked by the footprints and the throne. Sanchi was rediscovered by a British officer in 1818 and later in 1912 restoration work at the site was done in earnest.

 

Udayagiri Caves Visit :- After Sanchi, Proceed to the Udayagiri Caves (approx. 15 km from Sanchi). The Udayagiri Caves are an early Hindu ritual site located near Vidisha region. They were extensively carved and reworked under the command of Chandragupta II, Emperor of the Gupta Empire, in the late 4th and 5th century AD. These caves are currently a tourist site under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India.

Udayagiri consists of a substantial U-shaped plateau immediately next to the River Bes. The caves here are a series of rock-cut sanctuaries and images excavated into hillside. The figure of Viṣṇu in his incarnation as the boar-headed Varaha i amongst the more impressive artistic sculptures. The site has important inscriptions of the Gupta dynasty. In addition to these remains, Udayagiri has a series of rock-shelters and petroglyphs, ruined buildings, inscriptions, water systems, fortifications and habitation mounds, all of which have been only partially excavated.

Drop back to your hotel in Bhopal city in Evening

 


Day -2 New Bhopal Attractions Tour - Full day Tour + Boating in Upper Lake

New Bhopal Tour - Morning Tour - 

  • New Market
  • Bidla Mandir
  • Vidhan Sabha
  • Balavh Bhavan

New Bhopal Tour - Afternoon Tour

  • Chinar Park
  • Gandhi Bhavan
  • Shamla Hills
  • Museum of Man
  • Bharat Bhavan
  • Van Vihaar


Day-3 - Bhopal Excursions Tour - Kerwa dam + Bhojpur + Bhimbetka

  • Kerwa dam Tour
  • Bhojpur Tour
  • Bhimbetka Tour

Proceed on a full-day tour and visit the famous Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka and Bhojeshwar Temple. Bhimbetka is the site of 700 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bhojpur is the site of a Sun Temple with the largest Shiv Lingams in India. Learn the history of Bhopal while being amazed by the ancient architecture and beautiful view.

 

Visit Bhojpur is famous for the incomplete Bhojeśvar temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple houses one of the largest liṅgas in India, 5.5 m (18 ft) tall and 2.3 m (7.5 ft) in circumference. It is crafted out a single rock.The building is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple at Bhojpur is unique in being left unfinished, with a series of large architectural parts still located in the quarries where the stones were cut and fashioned. In addition, there are a significant number of architectural drawings engraved on the flat surfaces of the quarry showing mouldings, pillars, and temple plans.Also of note is the large earthen ramp behind the temple which shows how medieval craftsmen raised the large blocks of stone into position.

 

Visit Cave of Pārvatī
Immediately opposite the temple, on the west side of the gorge facing the Betwā, is a rock-shelter or cave, now occupied by religious mendicants. Popularly known as Pārvatī's Cave, the cave contains a number of sculptures and architectural fragments dating to the eleventh century.

 

Idols at the unfinished Jain Temple, Bhojpur
Bhojpur also has an unfinished Jain temple containing a 6-meter-tall statue of BhagwanShantinath and two statues of Bhagwan Parshvanath (left) and Bhagwan Suparasnath (right). On the base of one of the images is an inscription mentioning king Bhoja, the only epigraphic evidence connecting Bhoja to the site.The same temple complex hosts shrine for Ācārya Mantunga who wrote Bhaktamara Stotra.

 

Visit Bhimbetka is known for the 700 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age. It was granted the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2003. The highlight here are the paintings on the walls of the caves which depict the life of the pre-historic cave-dwellers. It is mind-boggling to know that Bhimbetka is the site of earliest human dwellings dating back to 35,000 years (yes, 35,000 not 3,500!). The caves are so old that they span from the late Stone Age to the early historic period. 

On completion of the tour, you will be taken back to Bhopal city and dropped off at your hotel.

 

 

Shopping for Souvenirs in Bhopal

There are many shopping markets for Souvenirs in Bhopal which make Shopping in Bhopal a treasured. There are some main markets that every tourist should go for shopping.

                 Chowk Bazaar

                                                                            (courtesy travelhealthchai.wordpress.com)

Chowk Bazaar: This market situated in the heart of the city and it is a best place for purchasing traditional crafts, wedding suits, sherwanis, hand bag with rich embroidery work.

 

Mrignayani: This market known for sells local handicrafts and other eye-catching souvenirs at reasonable price rates. Some of the notable products of this shop includes sculptures, wood carvings, wall hangings, Tussar silk saris, leather crafts, tribal paintings, Tussar printed scarves and hand knotted carpets.

 

DB Mall: This Mall is the posh building spread across several acres of land, is a major crowd puller in Bhopal. More than 180 retail shops deck up this mall. All kind of products are sold over here ranging from branded apparels to vegetables to kitchen accessories and more. This well-maintained shopping spot also has food courts and a cinema complex that adds to the attraction of this place.

 

Bhopal Tourist Attractions:

Birla Mandir : This temple is situated at the highest point of Bhopal as we can overview entire bhopal city from the temple. The temple has a museum attached to it where there is a rich collection of sculptures from Raisen, Sehores, Mandsaur and shahdol districts of MP.

                 Birla Mandir

                                                                            (courtesy www.travelbhopal.in)

Jama  Masajid: The gold spikes crowning the squat minarets of the Jama Masjid Mosque, built in 1837 by Qudsia Begum, glint serenely above the skull caps and veils swirling through the bazaar below.

 

Museum of Mankind Bhopal : This Museum present an integrated story of the evolution of man and culture with special reference to India. It spreads over an area of about 200 acres on the Shyamla Hills in the city. This museum depicts the story of mankind in time and space.

 

Sanchi Visit : - First you will visit Sanchi located 45 km northeast of Bhopal and visit stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD. Sanchi is an ancient place of pilgrimage for Buddhists and its uniqueness lies in the fact that Buddha is not represented through figures, but through symbols. The lotus represents the Buddha's birth, the tree signifies his enlightenment and the wheel represents his attainment of nirvana (salvation). Buddha's presence is marked by the footprints and the throne. Sanchi was rediscovered by a British officer in 1818 and later in 1912 restoration work at the site was done in earnest.

 

Lower Lake Bhopal: The Lower Lake of Bhopal locally known as "Chhota Talab" is located in the tranquil surroundings of the magnificent hills. The lake is separated from the Upper Lake by an over-bridge. The lake also provides an opportunity for adventure water sports such as sailing, motor boating, rowing etc.

                 lower lake.jpg

                                                                            (courtesy www.holidayiq.com)

Upper Lake Bhopal: The Upper Lake of Bhopal is a huge water reservoir that lies in the Western part of the city. The lake is considered to be the biggest lake in Madhya Pradesh. Seeing this "Bada Talaab" one goes absolutely speechless. The lake is the major man-made drinking source for the residents of the city.

 

Moti Masjid Bhopal: Moti Masjid is a beautiful mosque of Bhopal city visited by hundreds and thousands of Muslims every year from all corners of the country. The mosque is an important landmark of Bhopal and a magnificent shrine built by the ruler Sikander Begum in the year 1860.

 

Van Vihar National Park: This Park is an important sight-seeing spot of Bhopal. Developed and maintained by the zoological department, the park is spread across 4.43 sq km of area. It came into existence in the year 1983. Van Vihar National Park has over 300 species of animals, reptiles and birds. The major attraction of this national park is the white tiger. People from all over the world visit this place to see this exotic animal.

                 van vihar national park     

                                                                           (courtesy indiagetaways.co.in)

 

Hotels/Resorts Cover Under This Package

Jehan Numa Palace Hotel - Bhopal TA Rank - 4.5 - Certificate of Excellence

More than a hotel – Jehan Numa is an experience and perfect place to stay while your journey deeper down the rich heritage trails of Madhya Pradesh. Jehan Numa is the haven to stay with personalized care and comfort in a delightful setting.

There is a history that talks to you when you visit the Jehan Numa Hotels – a rare and royal heritage that you will discover everywhere, and especially in the fine nuances of the culture and hospitality that welcomes you. Jehan Numa speaks gently but eloquently of a unique and distinctive influence – that of the Begums of Bhopal.

 

Hotel Grand Ashirwad Bhopal - TA Rank - 4.0 - Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Grand Ashirwad offers great accommodation & dining with superior services and clean, beautiful interiors. A well equipped and smartly furnished hotel with competitive tariff plans, makes it a worthy catch.  Perfect for leisure stay, family functions or business visits. Our exemplary services, will make your stay a memorable one.

We have 20 trendily furnished rooms with ultra modern facilities covering all the aspects of safety, security, hygiene that will make your stay comfortable. Our spacious Banquet Hall,  Mela with a capacity of hosting a gathering of about 100-125 people, has the advantage of conducting a variety of parties ranging from Business Meetings and Seminars to Family Reunions, Graduation Parties, Anniversaries etc.



Bhopal Local Sightseeing Tour - Inclusion

  • 3 Days tour of Bhopal Local and near by attractions
  • Day 1- Old Bhopal Attractions Tour + Sanchi Stupa + Vidisha + Udaigiri Caves
  • Day -2 New Bhopal Attractions Tour - Full day Tour + Boating in Upper Lake
  • Day-3 - Bhopal Excursions Tour - Kerwa dam + Bhojpur + Bhimbetka Caves
  • Tour Starts Every day at 10:00 AM Sharp & Concludes at 05:00 PM (7 Hours)
  • Pick up & Drop from your Hotel.
  • Cover All Major Bhopal City Attractions
  • Lunch at a good Restaurant - Manohar Dairy & Restaurant or Similar
  • Social Bonding with Locals
  • Car Included for all attractions



Bhopal Local Sightseeing Tour - Inclusion

  • 3 Days tour of Bhopal Local and near by attractions
  • Day 1- Old Bhopal Attractions Tour + Sanchi Stupa + Vidisha + Udaigiri Caves
  • Day -2 New Bhopal Attractions Tour - Full day Tour + Boating in Upper Lake
  • Day-3 - Bhopal Excursions Tour - Kerwa dam + Bhojpur + Bhimbetka Caves
  • Tour Starts Every day at 10:00 AM Sharp & Concludes at 05:00 PM (7 Hours)
  • Pick up & Drop from your Hotel.
  • Cover All Major Bhopal City Attractions
  • Lunch at a good Restaurant - Manohar Dairy & Restaurant or Similar
  • Social Bonding with Locals
  • Car Included for all attractions

Bhopal Site Seeing Tour Package - Itinerary - 3 Days

 

Bhopal Local Attractions Covered: Lower lake, Fish aquarium, Rajbhavan, Old Vidhan Sabha, Birla Mandir, Vallabha Bhawan, Vindhyachal , Satpura Bhawan, Chinar Park, Mayuar Park, Boat Club, State Museum, Bharat Bhawan, Man of Museum, Kamla Park, Moti Majid , Shokat Mahal, Sadar Manzil, Tajul Majid, Iqubal Maidam, VIP Road 

Bhopal Exursion Attractions Covered:  Islam Nagar, Sanchi Stupa, Vidisha, Udaigiri Caves,Kerwa dam, Bhojpur, Bhimbetka 

 

Day 1- Old Bhopal Attractions Tour + Sanchi Stupa + Vidisha + Udaigiri Caves

Today is you full-day tour of Old Bhopal Attractions and from Bhopal to Sanchi, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vidisha and Udayagiri Caves.Pick up from your hotel in Bhopal city at 9:00 am and proceed on a full-day tour of Old Bhopal attractions and next to Northeast Excursions of Islam Nagar, Sanchi, Udayagiri Caves.

The Magestic 'Great Stupa’ at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India dating back to 3rd century. It is located on a hill dotted with a group of stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars. Later visit Udaigiri Caves - a historical Hindu ritual site. Udayagiri that  literally means the 'mountain of the sunrise' consists of a substantial U-shaped plateau immediately next to the River Bes.

 

Old Bhopal Tour - Morning Tour

Old Bhopal Attractions Tour :- Proceed on the half-day city tour old Bhopal, also known as the "Lakeside City", Visit historic mosques Jama Masjid , Moti Masjid , Taj ul Masajid , Then visit arts centre Bharat Bhawan followed by Lake views. 

  • Iqubal Maidan
  • Sadar Manjil
  • Tazul Masajid
  • Moti Masajid
  • Jama Masjid

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First visit the Jama Masjid made on the same style of Delhi's Jama masjid built by Qudsia Begum, admire its tall dark minarets and glittering golden spikes, then proceed to Taj-ul-Masjid, and admire its impressive main hall, inter-arched roof, broad facade, biggest courtyard with a shopping arcade - Taj market - around its boundary walls. 

After Taj Ul Masajid, Proceed to Bharat Bhavan, The best multi-arts centre in India designed by Charles Correa. Visit its beautiful galleries, open-air amphitheater, studio theatre, auditorium, museum of tribal and folk art etc.

 

Excursion Tour from Old Bhopal Side - Afternoon

  • Islam Nagar
  • Sanchi Stupa
  • Vidisha
  • Udaigiri Caves

 

Proceed to excursion to Udayagiri Caves and Sanchi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The journey will take 1 hour 30 minutes each way (35 miles/60 km).

 

Sanchi Visit : - First you will visit Sanchi located 45 km northeast of Bhopal and visit stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD. Sanchi is an ancient place of pilgrimage for Buddhists and its uniqueness lies in the fact that Buddha is not represented through figures, but through symbols. The lotus represents the Buddha's birth, the tree signifies his enlightenment and the wheel represents his attainment of nirvana (salvation). Buddha's presence is marked by the footprints and the throne. Sanchi was rediscovered by a British officer in 1818 and later in 1912 restoration work at the site was done in earnest.

 

Udayagiri Caves Visit :- After Sanchi, Proceed to the Udayagiri Caves (approx. 15 km from Sanchi). The Udayagiri Caves are an early Hindu ritual site located near Vidisha region. They were extensively carved and reworked under the command of Chandragupta II, Emperor of the Gupta Empire, in the late 4th and 5th century AD. These caves are currently a tourist site under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India.

Udayagiri consists of a substantial U-shaped plateau immediately next to the River Bes. The caves here are a series of rock-cut sanctuaries and images excavated into hillside. The figure of Vi??u in his incarnation as the boar-headed Varaha i amongst the more impressive artistic sculptures. The site has important inscriptions of the Gupta dynasty. In addition to these remains, Udayagiri has a series of rock-shelters and petroglyphs, ruined buildings, inscriptions, water systems, fortifications and habitation mounds, all of which have been only partially excavated.

Drop back to your hotel in Bhopal city in Evening

 


Day -2 New Bhopal Attractions Tour - Full day Tour + Boating in Upper Lake

New Bhopal Tour - Morning Tour - 

  • New Market
  • Bidla Mandir
  • Vidhan Sabha
  • Balavh Bhavan

New Bhopal Tour - Afternoon Tour

  • Chinar Park
  • Gandhi Bhavan
  • Shamla Hills
  • Museum of Man
  • Bharat Bhavan
  • Van Vihaar


Day-3 - Bhopal Excursions Tour - Kerwa dam + Bhojpur + Bhimbetka

  • Kerwa dam Tour
  • Bhojpur Tour
  • Bhimbetka Tour

Proceed on a full-day tour and visit the famous Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka and Bhojeshwar Temple. Bhimbetka is the site of 700 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bhojpur is the site of a Sun Temple with the largest Shiv Lingams in India. Learn the history of Bhopal while being amazed by the ancient architecture and beautiful view.

Visit Bhojpur is famous for the incomplete Bhoje?var temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple houses one of the largest li?gas in India, 5.5 m (18 ft) tall and 2.3 m (7.5 ft) in circumference. It is crafted out a single rock.The building is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple at Bhojpur is unique in being left unfinished, with a series of large architectural parts still located in the quarries where the stones were cut and fashioned. In addition, there are a significant number of architectural drawings engraved on the flat surfaces of the quarry showing mouldings, pillars, and temple plans.Also of note is the large earthen ramp behind the temple which shows how medieval craftsmen raised the large blocks of stone into position.

Visit Cave of P?rvat?
Immediately opposite the temple, on the west side of the gorge facing the Betw?, is a rock-shelter or cave, now occupied by religious mendicants. Popularly known as P?rvat?'s Cave, the cave contains a number of sculptures and architectural fragments dating to the eleventh century.

Idols at the unfinished Jain Temple, Bhojpur
Bhojpur also has an unfinished Jain temple containing a 6-meter-tall statue of BhagwanShantinath and two statues of Bhagwan Parshvanath (left) and Bhagwan Suparasnath (right). On the base of one of the images is an inscription mentioning king Bhoja, the only epigraphic evidence connecting Bhoja to the site.The same temple complex hosts shrine for ?c?rya Mantunga who wrote Bhaktamara Stotra.

 

Visit Bhimbetka is known for the 700 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age. It was granted the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2003. The highlight here are the paintings on the walls of the caves which depict the life of the pre-historic cave-dwellers. It is mind-boggling to know that Bhimbetka is the site of earliest human dwellings dating back to 35,000 years (yes, 35,000 not 3,500!). The caves are so old that they span from the late Stone Age to the early historic period. 

On completion of the tour, you will be taken back to Bhopal city and dropped off at your hotel.

Bhopal Site Seeing Tour - Package Cost

 

Pax

Delux Package Cost Per Person

Luxury Package Cost Per Person

Hotel

Rates

Hotel

Rates

Min 2

Grand Ashirwad

Rs.6599 or US $100

Jehan Numa Palace

Rs.9999 or US $170

Min 3

Grand Ashirwad

Rs.4999 or US $85

Jehan Numa Palace

Rs.7999 or US $90

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