Discover intriguing façade of the Bhopal city and also ascend to the beautiful hill station of Pachmarhi. In this Madhya Pradesh holiday, backpackers couldn’t ask for more when travelling to the exquisite central Indian state. Bhopal once famed for their Nawabs and lavish havelis will take you back into the surreal and affluent Nawabi era. Fragmented into the two by the lake, the city is divided between the old and modern Bhopal. The north side of the city consists of old Bhopal, which is described by its old alleyways and ancient havelis. These medieval structures are the legacy of the affluent rich nobles who had once ruled this part of the city. To the south, a modern and more contemporary city of Bhopal has come up featuring swanky restaurants, malls and wide roads. The new city nestled picturesquely between the Arera and Shamla Hills offers a perfect vantage point overlooking the lake and old city.
The next getaway in this tour is the city of Pachmarhi popularly known as the ‘Satpura ki Rani’. The hill station on the Satpura ranges is dotted with nature’s bounty. As per the Hindu mythology, the Pandavas had visited the place during the exile. The quaint and charming hill station is speckled with Buddhist era caves, flora and fauna listed in the UNESCO Biosphere reserve.
Bhopal and Pachmarhi are two entirely different destinations. The former is an amalgamation of ancient and modern day scenes and the latter is a quaint and popular hill station. Bhopal will engross travellers with its astounding bygone era charm. Enjoy boating on the famous lakes of the city. In Pachmarhi tourists, while exploring the beauty could also embark on an outdoor adventurous excursion combining a visit to the thousand years old Buddhist caves and more.