India has been known for its vast and intrinsic culture all around the world and even a century after our freedom, we haven’t lost the culture that we were once famous for. People across the globe come to tour India every year to get a sight of our diverse cultural heritage and our man made riches, which are the monuments that our ancestors, popular Kings and Nawabs left to India. After many loots and plundering by foreign invaders, the country still stands tall with its cultural riches still intact.
The City where Two Religions Mingle
There are cities that speak of India’s vast cultural diversity and the story of two religions co-existing together at a place. The name of Bhopal comes on top in the list of such cities. Also known as the city of Nawabs, over the years both, Hindus and Muslims have lived peacefully here without any riots, anti-peace movements or religious violence. The place has some popular mosques like Moti Masjid, but at the same time it also houses the Birla Laxmi Narayan Temple. Even the food here is a perfect blend of Hindu flavours mixed with the spice of Muslim’s cuisine. This city is truly a miracle existing in a world that has forgotten how to be at peace and respect each religion equally.
The Architectural Riches of Bhopal
Bhopal has a lot hidden within itself under the blanket of the bold Aravalli Ranges that pass through the city. It is not just any random town with two religions peacefully living under the same sky; it is the city of Nawabs. The fine example of their lavish lifestyle, their magnificent architectural genius and their brilliance at intricate designing is portrayed by the monuments in Bhopal. While the building like Gauhar Mahal is a fine example of how Hindu architecture and Islamic architecture, when blended together create something that is admired until eternity. Spread over approximately 23312 sq feet of area, the city also houses the biggest mosque of entire Asia, the Taj-ul-Masjid, which is an embodiment of elegant Muslim architecture. Few other popular mosques like Moti Masjid and Jama Masjid are also situated here. One of the most popular heritage hotels in Bhopal, the WelcomHeritage Noor-Us-Sabah Palace also happens to be a Nawab’s gift to his daughter.
Travelling to Bhopal
Bhopal is situated near the capital city of Delhi and has been regularly travelled to by people to see the beautiful lakes and the monuments, which have been talked about in the pages of history. The city has a lot of places to visit including a Wildlife sanctuary, the Van Vihar National Park. Despite the scorching heat in the summer months, it is still the best place you can go to for a weekend trip from the NCR region. Plan the trip well, book one of the best hotels in Bhopal for a luxurious stay and make sure that you do not miss out on any of the amazing places to see in Bhopal whether it is the national park or a monument.