The Upper Lake was constructed in the 10-11 Cent AD by Raja Bhoj. It is an unsurpassable example of the water engineering of the period. The Upper Lake is divided from the Lower Lake by an over bridge. M.P. Tourism’s Boat Club on the Upper Lake provides facilities for exciting trips by sail, paddle and motorboats.
Kerwa : This is a scenic dam located just 15 km from Bhopal off kotra sultanabad. Kerwa dam is an excellent spot to enjoy a nice picnic. A Unique eco-tourism site has been started near the Kerwa Dam in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. In spite of being close to the main city it maintains a natural wilderness and beauty.
The Sanchi hill goes up in shelves with Stupa 2 situated on a lower shelf, Stupa 1, Stupa 3, the 5th Century Gupta Temple No.17 and the 7th century temple No.18 are on the intermediate shelf and a later monastery is on the crowning shelf. The balustrade surrounding stupa 2, carved with aniconic representations of the Buddha, was added in the late 2nd century BC under the Satavahanas.
This safari-park is located on a hill adjacent to the Upper Lake, with an area of 445 hectares. In these natural surroundings, wildlife watchers can view a variety of herbivorous and carnivorous species.
The Taj-ul-Masjid is one of the largest mosques in Asia, built by Nawab Shahjehan Begum around a courtyard with a large tank in the centre and with an imposing double storeyed gate-way with 4 recessed archways and 9 imposing cusped multifoiled openings in the main prayer hall.
Sair Sapata is a tourism and entertainment complex situated on the banks of the Upper Lake in Bhopal. Developed by the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, it is spread over an area of 24.56 acres, and was inaugurated on 29 September 2011 by State Chief Minister.
Manua Bhan Ki Tekri, the Jain temple is located on the road to Gwalior, on the top of a hill that cannot be missed. On the ‘tekri’, the footwear of Jain Saints like Maharaj Shri Vijay Suri, Shri Jindutta Sureshwar and Acharya Manutungare kept for worshipping. On the Simha Gate of the temple is an old manuscript carved on the stone, the language in which it has been written is still to be deciphered. It is also said to be the ‘Sadhana Sthali’ of the Oswal Dynasty. A big fare is held here every year here on ‘Kartik Purnima’.
BHIMBETKA ROCK SHELTERS
The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site in central India that spans the Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods, as well as the historic period. It exhibits the earliest traces of human life in India and evidence of Stone Age starting at the site in Acheulian times.