Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh located in the centre of India is a rare combination of picturesque beauty, royal history and urban town planning. Bhopal derives its name from the city Bhojapal founded by raja Bhoj. Bhopal is a versatile city teeming with historical monuments, market places, mosques and palaces which leave a print of the emperors who once upon a time ruled here. The city is well designed with luxuriant and delicately laid out gardens, statues and wide streets.
Places to Stay
Manjeet Hotel (Tariff- RS 300 ) Hotel Sonali Regency (Tariff- Rs 1286 ) Situated at a distance of 1 km from station and 250 mt from bus stand, Hotel Surya- (Tariff- Rs 1100 and up) is situated at a distance of 1 km from railway station and 250 m from bus stand are some of the popular budget hotels.
Places to Visit
There are various forts and mosques which you can visit in Bhopal. Some of the noteworthy places are the Jama Masjid, The Laxmi Narayan Temple, The Government Archaeological Museum and the beautiful aquarium. The main bus stand in Bhopal is the Nadra bus stand and one can take bus to visit all these places.
The Khajuraho dance festival around the month of February and March is a must watch on your visit to Bhopal. Along with that some of the most loved events are the Gwalior Light and Sound show where the history of the fort is enacted with music, lights, dances and sound effects. These are treats which should not be missed at all.
The official language of Bhopal is Hindi. English is also spoken.
How to Get There
There are regular flights which connect Bhopal with Jabalpur, Delhi, Mumbai and Gwalior.
Bhopal is situated in the main line of Delhi to Chennai. All the major trains going to Mumbai via Delhi and vice versa have a terminus in Bhopal station.
Bus services connect Bhopal with Mandu (285 km), Khajuraho (383 km), Gwalior (423 km), Jabalpur (295 km) and Ujjain (188 km). Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online
Lalbarra is a town in Madhya Pradesh. It is in the Balaghat district, in the Jabalpur division. The summers in Lalbarra are very hot but the winters are pleasant. Some of the cities near to Lalbarra are Wara Seoni, Balaghat, Seoni and Gondiya. Jabalpur is also very close to Lalbarra.
Places to Stay
Lalbarra does not have any lodging facilities. But one can find accommodation at Balaghat. Some of the hotels at Balaghat are Hotel Vaidya Regency (Tariff-Rs. 1000), Grand Tiger Resort (Tariff-Rs. 1500), Hotel Kanhapark (Tariff-Rs. 1000) and Hotel Hirawat (Tariff-Rs. 500.)
The official language of Lalbarra is Hindi. Marathi is also spoken here.
The people of Lalbarra celebrate festivals such as Navaratri and Deepawali with great enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
Lalbarra is quite scenic. National parks such as Pench and Kanha are often visited by tourists. The forest belts of Seoni, Bhandara and Kawardha are also important tourist spots.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Lalbarra is the Jabalpur airport which is at a distance of 91 km from it.
The stations closest to Lalbarra are those of Samnapur, Dhapewara, Titwa and Charegaon. The closest major railway station is at Jabalpur.
Balaghat has the bus station that is closest to Lalbarra. Some of the best tour operators in this region are Pawan Travels, Padmavathi tours and travels, Shri Shankar Travels and Khushi Travels. Utilising a bus ticket booking coupon can save your money when you buy your tickets.