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History of bhopal

The origin of Bhopal dates back to the 11th century, when king Bhoja of the Paramara dynasty found the city and named it as “Bhojpal” after him. Later, it soon came under Mughal rule and an Afghan soldier who was a commander in the Mughal army, Dost Mohammad Khan, established the modern city in 1724. Several palaces and forts were built in this era including the fort Fatehgarh in Bhopal on the northern bank of the Upper Lake. The history of Bhopal is incomplete without recounting the glorious rule of Begums, the ladies of royal families. Between 1819 and 1926, it was ruled by four women, unique in the royalty of those days and gave the city great innovations like waterworks, railways and a postal system. Even though India got independence in 1947, Bhopal was one of the last to join the other states of India. Nawab Hamidullah Khan wanted to retain Bhopal as a separate unit. Agitations against the Nawab broke out in December 1948, and subsequently Bhopal state joined the mainstream of developing independent India in 1949. Later in 1956, Bhopal was merged with the state of Madhya Pradesh and named as its capital.

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  • Watchout for [Over Crowded]
  • Best Time To Visit
    November - February
  • Altitude 1,401 ft. above sea level

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    • STVSurat
      BHOBhopal
    • Spicejet
      SG-3722
    • 14:35 17:20
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    • 02h 45m
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    • UDRUdaipur
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    • Spicejet
      SG-3722
    • 16:10 17:20
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    • 01h 10m
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    • Spicejet
      SG-3782
    • 17:45 18:45
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    • 01h 00m
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    • Rs.3,024
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      BHOBhopal
    • Spicejet
      SG-2623
    • 06:10 07:45
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    • 01h 35m
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      SG-3788
    • 20:45 21:45
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    • 01h 00m
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Top 4 Places To Visit In Bhopal

Top 4 Places To Visit In Bhopal

Here are top places to visit in Bhopal. From the majestic Sanchi Stupa to the intriguing Bhojpur Temple, Bhimbetka Caves & more.

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Here Is Why Bhopal Is An Offbeat Honeymoon Destination

Here Is Why Bhopal Is An Offbeat Honeymoon Destination

Bhopal with all its unique offerings can give you a memorable honeymoon

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Bhopal’s Art And Craft Reveals Its Vivacious Cultural Side

Bhopal’s Art And Craft Reveals Its Vivacious Cultural Side

Zari embroidery, woodwork, and handicrafts made of paper, jute and leather, are a great way to explore Bhopal’s culture.

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