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
Seoni is a village situated in Madhya Pradesh. Seoni is the inspiration for the village in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book series. It is 2,043 ft above sea level. It has several large public gardens that are a treat for the eye.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Seoni, like the Kavitha International (Tariff – Rs. 1190), Tiger Valley Resort (Tariff – Rs. 4254), and Dhanteshwari Hotel.
Hindi is the official language of Seoni. English is also spoken and understood here.
Diwali and Dushhera are the most popular festivals in the region. Ram Navami is also considered very auspicious here as it marks the birth of Lord Ram.
Places of Interest
The Pench Tiger Reserve (10 km) named after the Pench River flowing from north to south through the reserve, is a major attraction here. The Dighori Village (15 km) houses the world’s biggest Shiv Ling at 54 kg, and is a must visit.
How to Get There
The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur (122 km) is the nearest airport.
Seoni isn’t well connected despite having its own railway station. One can catch trains from nearby Nagpur (136 km) which connect to Seoni.
Seoni is well connected to nearby villages and towns via busses. The nearest bus stand is the Bus Stand New Seoni (20 km). Nandan Travels provides buses from Nagpur to Seoni. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.