Once a princely state, Bhopal is known for its rich history, beautiful man-made lakes and Nawabi culture. If you’re making a visit, we have a special itinerary for you. Our recommendations are curated by Bhopal resident and royal descendent himself, Zafar Rashid –– our go-to for everything Bhopal. Zafar ‘s recommendations ensure you can make a visit fit for royalty to Bhopal.
Stay in Luxury
Begin with your stay at the Jehan Numa Palace Hotel, a luxury hotel that will take you back in time in all the best ways. Experience some of that old-school hospitality. Surround yourself with gorgeous decor that is at once both colonial and traditional, with some modern twists.
If you’re in the mood for a drive and some history, make the trip to Sanchi Stupa. This is an ancient site upon which Buddhist monasteries were built over 2000 years ago. Try and catch a sunset and take a few moments to pause and take in the quiet; you won’t regret it. On your drive, you’ll pass the Tropic of Cancer – make sure you stop and take a photo for posterity (and the ‘gram).
If it’s back to the hotel for dinner, how about a romantic meal of rich Mughlai dishes, seated Under the Mango Tree? Top it off with some eclectic cocktail options at pan-asian bar TAO, and settle in for a night in a luxury four-poster bed.
Get a taste of the wild
The next day, drive to their sister property – the Jehan Numa Palace Retreat on the outskirts of the city flanking the Van Vihar Park. Enjoy a scrumptious meal at the hotel after getting your fill of the wildlife in the park.
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Featured Image: Sanchi Stupa. Catch this incredible sight on a visit fit for royalty to Bhopal