Bhopal is the capital town of Madhya Pradesh. It was named after Raja Bhoja who was the founder of the city. It is popular for the historical monuments, food, culture, and modern amenities. The geographical boundaries do not share its borders with any other country since it is centrally located.

The most popular of all the icons in Bhopal is the Sanchi Stupa that was established during King Ashoka’s reign. It is a great place for couples for the calm and serene atmosphere. There are also various romantic places of visit to be explored in Bhopal. It includes Upper Lake, Moti Masjid, Shaukat Mahal, Udayagiri Caves, Van Vihar National Park, etc. It is a beautiful city where you can find solace in exploring and wandering through the natural and cultural heritage spots.

30 Ultimate Places to Visit in Bhopal for Couples

1. Upper Lake

Upper Lake is popularly referred to as the Bada Talab. It was built by Raja Bhoj in the 11th century. It overlooks the Royal garden of Kamla Park. It is located at a distance of just 10.5 kilometers from the bus stop of Bhopal. The setting and ambiance of the place are too good to be ever missed. It is one of the famous places to visit in Bhopal for couples.

Timings: It remains open on all days from sunrise to sunset.

Entry Fee: There is no entry cost to visit this place.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 Stars

2. Moti Masjid

Moti Masjid is one of the most interesting mosques built in the year 1862 by Sikander Jahan Begum. For its dazzling white façade, it has earned the name the Pearl Mosque. It has a grand courtyard and amazing views and is a great specimen of white marble architecture. It has a similarity of appearance with the Jama Masjid and a great retreat for the history lovers.

Timings: Moti Masjid is open from 6.00 AM to 7.00 PM on all days.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee to visit this monument.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

3. Sanchi Stupa

Sanchi Stupa is a very popular Buddhist monument in the country. It was built during the rule of King Ashoka during the Maurya rule in India. It is a gigantic dome where the relics of Lord Buddha has been kept. There is a central vault for the mortal remains of Lord Buddha. It is located at a distance of 47 kilometers from the Bhopal Bus stand.

Timings: The visiting hours of the site is 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM.

Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians and INR 250 for foreigners.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 Stars

4. Shaukat Mahal

Shaukat Mahal is a perfect blend of Islamic, western and Asian architectural art. It is a popular tourist place in Bhopal at the entrance of the Chowk area. You can witness the true reflections of the Gothic and post Renaissance styles. Various carvings adorn the palace. The Sadar Manzil which was a hall of public audience is commonly visited by couples. It is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from the main Bhopal bus stand.

Timings: It is open on all days and round the clock.

Entry Fee: It is free to visit this Mahal.

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 Stars

5. Udayagiri Caves

These sculpted caves exist since early 5th century. The walls of the cave are filled with carvings and icon drawings. This is a historic monument which shows stories of Vishnu, Shiva, Lakshmi, and Parvati. It is located at a distance of 56 kilometers from the Bhopal Bus stand. It is a must visit place to visit in Bhopal for couples.

Timings: It can be visited between 9.00 AM and 6.00 PM on all days of the week.

Entry Fee: INR 15 for Indians, INR 200 for foreigners.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

6. Van Vihar National Park

Located very close to the Upper Lake, Van Vihar National Park is a protection center for a lot of wildlife like Hyena, wild boar, Blue Bull, Cheetal, Sambhar and many more. It is perfect for short day treks. It is frequented by couples, nature lovers as well as adventure lovers. The quiet beauty and the lush greenery of the place is an added attraction.

Timings: It is open on all days except Tuesday. It is best to visit between 7.00 AM and 7.00 PM.

Entry Fee: INR 15 for Indians, INR 200 for foreigners.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

7. Bhimbetka Caves

These caves are believed to have been existed since the past 30,000 years. You can find prehistoric cave paintings over here. The sculpted rock formations and the rock shelters are a great spot of visit for the tourists. It is surrounded by dense woods and vegetation. It is the favorite place among couples due to its peaceful ambiance. This exotic cave is located at a distance of 46 kilometers from the bus stand of Bhopal.

Timings: It is recommended to visit between 7.00 AM and 6.00 PM.

Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians, INR 100 for foreigners.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 Stars

8. Lakshmi Narayana Temple

Lakshmi Narayana Temple is a famous temple in Bhopal. It is located on the top of the Arera Hills and dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. The temple has beautiful idols of Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Shiva with Parvati and Lord Vishnu. Various sculptures of the 12th century can be seen in the Birla Museum which is attached to the temple. If you wish to spend some holy time with your partner, you should plan to visit this temple.

Timings: This popular place of worship is open on all days from 6.00 AM to 7.00 PM.

Entry Fee: There are no entry charges to visit this temple.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 Stars

9. Lower Lake

It is referred to as the Chhota Talab and it is separated from the Upper Lake by Pul Pukhta. Lower Lake existed since the 11th century and it is part of the Bhoj Wetland along with the Upper Lake. This place is very blissful and tranquil and it is a great picturesque place for the nature lovers. It is a source of potable water in the city.

Timings: It is best to visit between 9.00 AM and 5.00 PM.

Entry Fee: There are no entry charges for this place.

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 Stars

10. Birla Museum

Birla Museum is inside the Birla Temple Complex and the Lakshmi Narayana Temple. It is a very grand museum over the Lower Lake. From here you can get a panoramic view of the entire city. It is a very mesmerizing place in Arera Hills housing grand museum towers to unfold the beauty of Bhopal. It also houses a sacred monument of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva along with Lakshmi Narayana Temple.

Timings: The Birla Museum remains closed on national holidays and Mondays. It is open to visit between 10.00 AM and 6.00 PM.

Entry Fee: INR 5 for Indians, INR 50 for foreigners.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

11. Bhojpur Temple

Bhojpur Temple is a popular religious site that was built in the 11th century by Raja Bhoj and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in the village of Bhojpur. The lingam of Lord Shiva is 7.5 feet high which attracts a number of pilgrims every year. The Cyclopean Dam is another attraction over here which is a great treat for the history buffs.

Timings: It is best to visit between 6.00 AM and 7.00 PM on any day of the week.

Entry Fee: As it is a religious place, there is no entrance fee charged to visit this temple.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 Stars

12. Gohar Mahal

This is another historically beautiful place located on the banks of the Upper Lake in Bhopal. It was built by Quidsia Begum in the year 1820. The interior carvings and the decorations of Gohar Mahal highlight the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. The idyllic interiors are surrounded by art, paintings, and intricate woodwork.

Timings: It can be visited between 8.00 AM and 6.30 PM on any day of the week.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee charged in this palace.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

13. Taj Ul Masjid

It means Crown of Mosques and is a very grand and beautiful mosque in Bhopal. Taj Ul Masjid has a beautiful pink colour external façade with white coloured domes. There is a huge courtyard with marble flooring. The place has beautiful carvings on the pillars. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the mosque on Fridays. It is situated at a distance of 3 kilometers from the Bus stand of Bhopal.

Timings: It is best to visit this mosque between 6.00 AM and 8.00 PM.

Entry Fee: There is no entrance fee to visit this place.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 Stars

14. Raisen Fort

Raisen Fort is situated on the top of a hill at a distance of 23 kilometers from Bhopal. Various temples surround the fort. It also has a huge reservoir and various wells. The fort is very old as it was constructed 800 years ago. It is popular for having the shrine of Hazrat Peer Fatehullah Shah Baba. It is a great place for history, religion, and culture.

Timings: It is best to visit between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM

Entry Fee:  There is no entrance fee to visit this place.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 Stars

15. Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum

The museum has been segregated into 6 galleries of mythology, art, life, and tribal culture. If you and your partner love mythology you will seriously love this place. If you really want to decipher the paintings that you see here, it is important to understand the roots in the tribal culture. It is located on Shyamala Hill Road, near the State Museum.

Timings: It is recommended to visit between 12.00 PM and 8.00 PM.

Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians, INR 100 for foreigners.

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 Stars

16. National Museum of Mankind

It is known as Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya located on the top of the Shimla Hills. It is an anthropological Museum where you can see prehistoric rock shelters and evolution of mankind. It has a well-stocked library and audiovisual archives. It is a great thing for the tribal communities of the state.

Timings: It is best to visit between 11.00 AM and 6.00 PM in the months of March to August and between September and February, you can visit from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM.

Entry Fee: INR 50 for visitors above 12 years.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 Stars

17. Rani Kamlapati Palace

The palace got its name from Queen Kamlapati. She was the widow of Nizam Shah Gond. It is on the banks of the Upper Lake. Various architectural styles are blended over here. It is known as the Shrine of National Importance. It is located on the Kamla Park Road on the Professor’s Colony. It was built in the year 1722.

Timings: It is recommended to visit between 6.00 AM and 6.00 PM.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

18. Sair Sapata

It is located on the banks of the Upper Lake. It is popular for various entertainment and fun activities like forest hiking, boating, bike racing, musical fountain, suspension bridge, and the toy train. You can enjoy yourself over here, regardless of your age. It is located on the Bhabdhaba road, 8.2 kilometers from Bhopal Bus Stand.

Timings: It is recommended to visit between 11.00 AM and 10.00 PM

Entry Fee: INR 10 for child, INR 20 for an adult.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

19. Bharat Bhavan

It has a huge art gallery, an auditorium, and an amphitheater. It was founded in the year 1982 by Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India. The beautiful Upper Lake surrounds the place and you can seek a beautiful view from the terrace of the place. The courtyards are a visual treat for everyone.

Timings: It remains closed on Mondays and national holidays. It is best to visit between 2.00 PM and 8.00 pm from February to October. If you are visiting from November to January, you can visit between 1.00 PM and 7.00 PM.

Entry Fee: INR 10.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 Stars

20. Kanha Fun City

Kanha Fun City is a very popular water and amusement park in Bhopal. Various fun-filled entertainments are offered over here. The theme park also has various venues for theme parties and wedding receptions. It is located at a distance of 19 kilometers from the Bhopal Bus stand. The amusement park has its own charm.

Timings: It is open on all days from 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM.

Entry Fee: INR 300

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 Stars

21. Bijasan Mata Temple

Bijasan Mata Temple is located in the Sehore district near Hoshangabad. It is located at a distance of 80 kilometers from the Bhopal Bus Stand. There are 1000 stairs to reach the temple which can even be reached by a well-connected ropeway. It has the shrine of Goddess Durga and is devoted to the nine forms of the Goddess.

Timings: It is best to visit this mosque between 6.00 AM and 8.00 PM.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee to visit this temple.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

22. Sadar Manzil

Sadar Manzil is a brick red edifice which was previously the Hall of Public Audience. It is popular for its historic beauty and architectural styles. It is one of the popular places to visit in Bhopal for couples. The interiors are adorned with various carvings. It was previously accessed by the royal families. It is located in Nakkar Khana, in the Peer Gate Area. There is also a colossal fountain which adds to the grandeur of the place.

Timings: It is open on all days of the week, round the clock.

Entry Fee: There is no entry charges.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

23. Halali Dam

It has been built on the Halali River where you can go for boating as well as for small picnic. It spreads up to 699 sq. km. and has a very beautiful view all around. Various marine animals can also be found over here like Chitala, Mystus, Mrigal, Rohu, and others. It is located in the Raisen district.

Timings: It is best to visit between 8.00 AM and 6.00 on any day of the week.

Entry Fee: There are no entry charges.

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 Stars

24. Islamnagar Fort

Islamnagar Fort is located at a distance of just 13 kilometers from Bhopal. It is popular for its architecture and structure. It is located in the small village of Islamnagar. It has a complete Afghan style architecture which was constructed for the sake of defense against the enemy. It is one of the most visited tourist spots in Bhopal. It is a fascinating site to witness.

Timings: It is best to visit between 8.00 AM and 6.00 PM on any day of the week.

Entry Fee: There are no entrance charges.

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

25. Shaurya Smarak

This war memorial was built in the year 2016 and also has an underground museum. It is in the Arera Hills and spreads up to 12 acres. It is dedicated to war heroes. Various installations and sculptures have been made respecting the soldiers who died in the war. The park also has a 62 feet sculpture. It depicts the Indian army.

Timings: It is best to visit between 12.00 PM and 7.00 PM on any day of the week.

Entry Fee: INR 10

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 Stars

26. Archaeological Museum

Here you can find sculptures from artists all over the world. Archaeological Museum takes you deep into the rich culture of the state. Here, you can find various sculptures of Buddha, Lakshmi, Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu, and many others. You can indulge in the artistic nature of the place and the rich culture. It is always filled with tourists or locals throughout the year.

Timings: It is best to visit between 10.00 AM and 6.00 PM on any day of the week.

Entry Fee: INR 5 for Indians, INR 30 for foreigners

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

27. New Market

New Market is one of the most buzzing places in Bhopal which is the ultimate place for shopaholics and couples. There are a variety of shops along with a mosque and a huge temple. You can even find various delicacies of Mughlai taste over here. It is popular for accessories, footwear and other items at a very reasonable price. It is just 3 kilometers from the city centre.

Timings: It is recommended to visit between 10.00 AM and 10.00 PM on all days of the week.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee.

28. Yodhasthal

It is an Army Museum which is popular for the war stories of the Indian Army. You can even see everything in an audio-visual manner with arty guns, arms, and tanks. Major General Narinder Pal Singh had inaugurated the museum. From the war equipment you can know about the wars that were fought in the past. It is one of the top places to visit in Bhopal for couples.

Timings: It is open from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM and again 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM on all days.

Entry Fee: There is no entrance charge.

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 Stars

29. Madhai

It was a quaint town which is popular for its peacefulness and serenity. It is surrounded by biodiversity and lush greenery. It is a favorite place for couples and nature lovers as it surrounded with lot of flora and fauna. It was discovered in the year 1857 by Captain James Forsyth. Here tigers are kept in safety to protect them from extinction. For the British Army, it was a sanatorium.

Timings: It is open 24 hours.

Entry Fee: There are no entrance charges.

30. Crescent Water Park

Crescent Water Park is located at a distance of 32 kilometers from the center of the city. It is popular for the rain dance, water DJ, infinity pools, Columbus rides and various other entertainment activities. It is a great place for both the kids and the adults. Both tourist and locals love visiting this place. Here you can enjoy with your family members and spend some quality time with them. You can also go here with your friends.

Timings: It is open from 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM.

Entry Fee: INR 350

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars

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