OT Itinerary: Here's What To Do In Bhopal In Three-Days

The capital of Madhya Pradesh is said to have been founded Raja Bhoj who built Bhopal, or Bhojpal as it was known in the 11th century.

The beautiful Upper Lake (Bada Talab) in Bhopal Photo: ImagesofIndia/Shutterstock

Bhopal, also called the City of Lakes, is the capital of Madhya Pradesh. Said to have been founded by Raja Bhoj, who constructed Bhopal, or "Bhojpal," as it was known in the 11th century. The city of lakes (it has 17) is endowed with natural beauty and architectural marvels. The central lake is claimed to have been made by the Malwa ruler to safeguard his kingdom's eastern front. The current metropolis grew up around the body of water.