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
Hosangabad is a municipal board city that belongs to the Narmadapuram Division of Madhya Pradesh. It is also the capital of Hosangabad district. It has a diverse economy in which tourism and agriculture all play an important part. The district consists of 116 village panchayats and 50 villages. The cities nearest to Hosangabad are Itarsi (19 km) and Bhopal (75 km). Hosangabad has several places of tourist attraction for eager visitors.
Places to Stay
Hosangabad has one budget hotel option with all the amenities at an affordable price. It is called Hotel Sant Kripa (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Hosangabad is Hindi. No other languages are spoken here.
The important festivals of Hosangabad include Diwali, Dussehra, Sri Krishna Janmashthami, and Maha Shiv Ratri.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Hosangabad. Panchmarhi Waterfall is a wonderful picnic spot and a beautiful trekking and hiking trails. The Satpura Tiger Reserve is one of the best-maintained reserves in India and is a must-see for all tourists. Hosangabad also has temples and churches and mosques for the religious-minded.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Hosangabad is the Bhopal Airport. The airport is located 79 km away from the city.
Hosangabad station is a busy junction on the Western Central Railway line. Trains to most places in Madhya Pradesh and beyond make a halt here.
There are daily bus services to Nagpur, Dewas, Indore and other places. The best bus operators that offer good service to passengers are Verma Travels, Shree Om Sai Travels, and Rai Bus Service. Online bus booking sites have made it possible for travellers to get their bus tickets with ease.