BHOPAL – The City of Lakes

BHOPAL - The City of Lakes

More than 25,000 feet above sea level; from the sky, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh – Bhopal seems to be a one of the oldest city of a country with a minimum sign of development as compared to other capital city (Later realized that was Old Bhopal). Landed by 11:35 am from Jet airways flight in a scorching sun, eyes felt shunted and but still sweat was missing. Luckily, no time was wasted at baggage belt because my baggage was the only one deposited for special privilege.

Ashok greeted me with a smile, to pick me from airport, part of services provided by Amer Green hotel. While moving towards my destination, came across the peaceful and less crowded traffic. When I was lost in the beauty of a such a big lake in the middle of the city or whole city on stones beside the lake, Ashok reminded me that this city was known for lakes ie. city of lakes, which shackled my knowledge of secondary school..and I regretted for forgetting this fact.

I was suggested by many to visit the panoramic lake view of few lakes, but without making any sense I ignored their suggestion by saying that those places are made for couples and lovers, not for bachelors and singles.

I was wrong; I visited lake view on the last day of my tour to Bhopal and realized that I have missed the best part of the city. I was pondering here and there for nature’s beauty whereas I was near to it. Bestowed my soul in the arms of nature to feel the freshness and serenity of a breeze blowing across the lake. After a 2 weeks of discontent work, I could not find better place than this; where I could restore peace to my brain, which was hanged up with continuous analysis among the figures.

I must appreciate the efforts of MP tourism for development, maintenance and restoring the beauty of lakes. Well kind of arrangements were made for the generation of revenue by using the water for entertainment. Multiple paddle boats, speed boats and single cruise were available to amuse yourself between swallow water. I and Pankaj (my colleage) thought for spending more time on boat to enjoy the breeze, for which we opt for cruise which would allow us to stay on boat for 45 mins.

Charged up our mobile for catching the nature’s beauty on device and with stomach full got on the cruise. Cruise left the deck within 15 mins of arrival and music was on. I can’t stop my feets from moving with the rhythm of beats. We moved to lower deck for space and started dancing. Suddenly we realized that we became centre of attraction for the people around us and soon a troop of four girls joined us for the same cause and later on whole young crowd was on lower deck.

Finally that was the last night in the city of lakes and said good-bye.



  1. Pankaj Agarwal · April 20, 2014

    Cheers dude


  2. alokjaingaya · April 20, 2014

    Nicely drafted 🙂

    Maine pahle hi bola tha…u visited lake view on last day….if u had visited somewhat early I bet u could not resist on visiting again 🙂


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