One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip by Cab

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While wanting to unveil the tourist places of India, most will plan a visit to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Goa etc but few would think of Bhopal. However, what they don’t know is that the capital city of Madhya Pradesh houses various lakes, mountains, palaces, mosques and is also home to some beautiful ancient rocks and paintings.

Most people who visit Indore for its 19th-century palaces like Rajwada Palace and the Lal Baag Palace often take a One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip by Car that takes them through mustard fields, highway restaurants, and well-maintained roads.

The distance between these two popular and central cities of Madhya Pradesh is approximately 200 km via the Indore – Bhopal Road and it will take roughly four hours to complete this distance via a car.

Bhopal city is divided into two parts, the old and the new, which brings a mix of the old world charm and the sophisticated, modern world. While the old, the northern part of Bhopal boasts of Havelis, mosques, and street markets, the new, southern part boasts of clean roads, malls, five-star hotels and new residential complexes.

Also known as the City of Lakes, there are many popular tourist attractions in Bhopal. Bhopal is the 16th largest city in the country and 131st city in the world. It is also one of the First twenty cities to be developed as a smart city in India.

Bhopal is also one of those few cities which were also ruled by women, known as ‘Begums’, during the British Era. Most of the well-known monuments and places of historical importance must be explored during your day trip to Bhopal. A One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip by Car will allow you to glance into history, culture, nature and so much more.

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Highlights of Indore to Bhopal Tour by Cab

  • Full-day Bhopal tour from Indore
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Indore Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Gohar Mahal, Shaukat Mahal, Taj-ul-Masajid, Birla Mandir, National Museum of Humankind, and Upper Lake.

Package Price for 1 Day Indore to Bhopal Sightseeing by Cab

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 5,699/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,799/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip
Toyota Innova
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,899/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 7,399/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV

Price on Request

Mini Bus for One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip
Mini Bus
22 – 28 Seater / LCV

Price on Request

Book your 1 Day Indore to Bhopal Tour Package!

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What’s included

  • Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Indore
  • Cab for Bhopal sightseeing from Indore as per the above Itinerary
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Driver Allowance

What’s not included

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Bhopal
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation at Bhopal
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to Expect on your Bhopal Trip from Indore

What to expect on your One Day Bhopal Sightseeing Tour by Cab

Our road trip from Indore will begin early in the morning to avoid congestion. Our cab will arrive at your place of accommodation in Indore and we will straight away head for Bhopal.

Our first two places of interest in Bhopal would be the Gohar Mahal, followed by the Shaukat Mahal, both of which are architect jewels and follow a mix of Indo-Islamic and European styles of architecture.

Next in our itinerary would be visiting the Moti Masjid. Even though it is comparatively small in size as compared to the other popular mosques of India, the minute detailing in its architecture and the serene environment that it brings, make it very compelling and a must-visit during your One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip by Private Cab.

From here we will make a visit to the Taj-ul-Masajid which literally translates to “Crown Among Mosques” and is spread across 4,300,000 sq ft, and is one of the largest mosques in the world.

Since no trip is complete without a visit to a well-known temple, we will make a stop to the Birla Mandir in Bhopal from where we can also experience a 360-degree view of the city of Bhopal.

Up next would be the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, also known as the National Museum of Humankind which depicts the evolution of mankind from its early ages.

From here, one can also view the upper lake which is next in our itinerary. We will experience a beautiful sunset with birds chirping and one can also opt for a boat ride here. This will bring our one One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip by Car and our cab will depart for your origin city.

Itinerary of One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip

Pickup from your Hotel in Indore at 7:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Gohar Mahal40 minutes
2Shaukat Mahal40 minutes
3Moti Masjid30 minutes
4Taj-ul-Masajid40 minutes
5Birla Mandir40 minutes
6National Museum of Humankind50 minutes
7Upper Lake80 minutes

Drop back at your Hotel in Indore by 8:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Bhopal listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Indore to Bhopal city tour by private car.

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Places to visit in one day in Bhopal when visiting from Indore by private car

Our meticulously planned route from Indore to Bhopal enables you to experience the essence of Bhopal’s rich heritage and vibrant culture in just one day. This tour is crafted to ensure that you don’t miss out on the must-visit spots in Bhopal while also enjoying the journey’s scenic beauty.

From historical monuments that whisper tales of the past to lush green parks reflecting Bhopal’s commitment to nature, our itinerary covers it all. Every stop is an opportunity to capture memories and indulge in experiences unique to Bhopal. Eager to uncover the hidden gems of Bhopal? Reserve your spot now and let’s embark on a journey of discovery!

1. Gohar Mahal

Gohar Mahal was the official residence of the first woman ruler (Begum) of Bhopal, Qudisiya Begum, who was also popularly known as Gohar Begum. She took control of the city of Bhopal after her husband passed away accidentally.

The Mahal is an old school charm which displays intricate artwork and takes inspiration from both Hindu & Muslim culture. The presence of various jharokhas (windows) and a courtyard in the middle of the palace gives it the perfect palace-like charm.

The palace is currently under ruins but is undergoing restoration which will definitely bring back the grandeur it truly deserves.

  • Must See / Things to Do: The Palace mostly hosts various kinds of handicraft & art fairs. If you are lucky, you can attend one of those and shop for some handmade artefacts from here.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 10 am to 8 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

2. Shaukat Mahal

Shaukat Mahal is another royal building of Bhopal that we will visit next on our Bhopal 1 day trip. Shaukat Mahal was built by a man from France in the Nineteenth Century. As such, its architecture takes inspiration not only from the Indo-Islamic style but also has characteristics of the European style of design.

The top of the building has distinct triangular-shaped arches and the exteriors have various jharokhas and small doorways. Despite not being maintained, one can carefully indulge in this architectural marvel.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Since it lacks popularity, the Shaukat Mahal is not flocked with tourists and hence, photographers can rejoice by taking pictures in this ancient building. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 7 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 20 Minutes

3. Moti Masjid

Also known as the Pearl Mosque, this 150-year-old mosque is a key historic landmark of Bhopal. It was built by the brave woman ruler of Bhopal, Sikander Jehan, daughter of Qudusiya Begum. Talking of its architecture, it draws a striking resemblance with Delhi’s Jama Masjid but is relatively smaller in size.

It sits on a raised platform which can be accessed via a few stairs. Its exterior is done using red stone and the main facade is constructed using shining white marble. It has two minarets on its sides which come with golden spikes.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Once can come and pray in peace at the mosque without being interrupted by people. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6 am to 7 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

4. Taj-ul-Masajid

Taj-ul-Masajid is the next place to visit on our One day Bhopal tour. Taj-ul-Masajid, meaning “Crown Among Mosques”, is the largest mosques of India and one of the largest mosques in the world, and has the capacity to house approximately 1,75,000 people at a time, making it a must-visit during your One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip by Car. Its construction began under the reign of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar in the year 1844 but was only completed by 1985.

Its architecture is a classic example of the exemplary Islamic design which boasts intricate carvings, ornate petaled designs, a huge prayer hall, spectacular hallway, three enormous white marble tombs and two 18-storey tall minarets on its side. The courtyard also boasts of a large tank in its centre.

  • Must See / Things to Do: If you are lucky enough, you will hear the prayer being played on the speaker. It will immediately transfer you to a parallel universe which is free from any stress or tension and will fill your heart and soul with calm and peace.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6.30 am to 7 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes

5. Birla Mandir/ Lakshmi Naryana Temple

Built by the Birla family in the 1960s, the Birla Mandir in Bhopal is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and her male consort Lord Vishnu, also known as Lord Narayan. Hence, the temple is also known as Laxmi Narayan Mandir. Additionally, there are small shrines dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

It is Nestled in the Arera hills and is spread across an area of 7.5 acres. It adopts a modern style of architecture and the temple complex is built using Yellow-Sand Coloured stone and is surrounded by huge lawns and gardens.  The temple also has various colourful fountains that one can see lit up in the evening.

The temple also provides a beautiful panoramic view of Bhopal which is a sight not to be missed.

  • Must See / Things to Do: One must also explore the Birla Museum which is nestled inside the temple complex which displays artefacts from the prehistoric era including sculptures, manuscripts and terracotta. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

6. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS)

Also known as the National Museum of Humankind or Museum of Man, IGRMS is a museum that’s dedicated to the evolution of man & tribal culture with reference to India. 

This Museum is spread across 200 acres and has both open-air & indoor museums. While the open-air museums depict the Himalayan Village, Medicinal Trail, Mythological Trails, Desert Village and the Rock-Art Heritage, the indoor museum displays traditional apparels, household items, crockery, and other artefacts.

  • Must See / Things to Do: During your One Day Indore to Bhopal Tour by Car, do visit the museum to understand the diversity, the style of living during the ancient times and the mythological trail. One must take an audio guide to be able to understand evolution more accurately. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Rs.50
  • Recommended Duration: 1 Hour

7. Upper Lake

Last but not least, in our one day Bhopal sightseeing tour, we would experience a beautiful sunset while paddling in the waters of the Upper Lake.

Popularly known as Bhojtal or the Bada Talab amongst the locals, this lake was named after King Bhoj, who constructed this lake. This man-made lake also provides drinking water to most houses of the city and is also one of the main sources of water for agricultural purposes.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Various activities such as Kayaking, boating, can be experienced at the boat club which is on the eastern side of the Upper Lake. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from Sunrise to Sunset
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 40 Minutes

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Things to Do on your Indore to Bhopal Tour by Car

Things to Do on your Bhopal Sightseeing Tour
Things to Do on your Bhopal Sightseeing Tour (courtesy: shivamtiwari)

Prepare to be enthralled by the array of activities and experiences that Bhopal offers. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a history buff, or someone who enjoys leisurely strolls in nature, Bhopal has something special for everyone. Our day trip by private car ensures that you get a taste of this diversity.

Imagine exploring ancient artifacts, enjoying panoramic views of the city, and perhaps even stumbling upon a local artisan crafting a masterpiece. The possibilities are endless, and the sense of anticipation is part of the adventure.  Curious to see what Bhopal has in store for you? Book your journey with us and let’s explore the unexplored!

What to Shop during your One Day Indore to Bhopal Sightseeing Trip by Car?

The markets of Bhopal will allow you to shop to your heart’s content. Its brightly lit market in the rather small streets selling a variety of apparels, artwork, accessories will satisfy the shopaholic in you.

When in Bhopal, one must shop for various kinds of sarees like Zardozi sarees, Maheshwari sarees, Mulberry silk sarees, Chanderi sarees etc. One can even get their hands on their local hand-block kurtas and skirts. If you are an art enthusiast, look for Mandana and Pithora paintings.

Don’t forget to take back home some beaded bags, silver accessories, leather bags and belts for your loved ones as souvenirs from the city of Bhopal.

What to Eat during your Full Day Bhopal Sightseeing Tour from Indore by Taxi?

The city of Bhopal offers you a kind of street food experience that must not be missed. From a variety of flavoured teas that one can indulge in at various tea stalls to the juicy mutton Paya soup, and let’s not one miss the insanely famous Poha Jalebi which is the go-to breakfast option for all locals. Bhopal will transport you to a world filled with gastronomical delights.

If you are somebody who enjoys kebabs and tandoori items, you will be in for a treat as you can enjoy different varieties served with onions and green chutney.

For dessert lovers, end your day on a sweet note with Barfi Rasmalai, which should be your go-to option when in Bhopal.

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Indore to Bhopal city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Bhopal same day trip from Indore, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Bhopal as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.


Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Indore to Bhopal sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Indore cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.

The capital city of Madhya Pradesh has something or the other to offer everybody. From mosques to temples, palaces to lakes, this ancient city will help you explore about the early ages and cultures, and learn more about a place that played a vital role in framing India’s history. Learn more about the Mughals, the Nawabs and the development of human life during your One Day Indore to Bhopal Trip by Car.

Our one day trip will ensure you do not have to drive through the narrow lanes or struggle your way to find a good parking spot. Our cab drivers will take care of that. Our fleet of cars is in excellent condition and one can opt for either a hatchback, sedan or an SUV as per the comfort of their guests. Book this Bhopal one day trip from Indore and allow yourself to sit back and explore the beautiful and magnificent city of Bhopal.


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