10 Best Instagrammable Places in Bhopal

The city of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is essentially picture-perfect with the alluring old-world charm it has preserved in the form of ancient temples, historic monuments, and much more.

If you are an Instagrammer who intends to add some vibrancy and variety to his Instagram gallery, Bhopal is one of those places that give you ample opportunities to click Instagram-worthy pictures and up your social media game. The city of the lake, apart from scenic lakes, boasts of photogenic forts, palaces and religious places that are worth capturing and sharing with your followers.

With a wide range of fascinating places to visit, explore and click, Bhopal is sure to impress you with all the frames it is capable of offering to add to your Instagram gallery.

Capture serenity in your lens by visiting the Upper Lake in Bhopal during dawn or dusk, or capture the brilliant architecture of the bygone era at Ginnorgarh Fort and Taj Ul Masjid - Bhopal has numerous options you can choose from in accordance with what you enjoy to Instagram.

Check here the list of some of the best instagrammable places in Bhopal:

Latest Information on Travelling to BHOPAL?

Entry is open from all domestic states.

  • Wearing of masks is compulsory when out in public.
  • A self-declaration form or health status on Aarogya Setu app along with a valid government ID proof is required before arrival at Bhopal.
  • Thermal screening to be done for all passengers arriving in Bhopal
  • Symptomatic passengers shall have to under-go COVID-19 testing.
  • Bhopal has complete lockdown on Sundays.
  • Night Curfew is active from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night.
  • Markets, malls and parks in Bhopal are open with strict social distancing norms
  • No restrictions on the number of passengers in a vehicle, but passengers must be wearing masks.
  • All COVID-19 related SOPs from the Ministry of Tourism are being followed in restaurants and tourist attractions.
  • Passengers are required to download the Arogya Setu app on their phone before travelling to Bhopal
  • Thermal screening and health profiling shall be done for all passengers arriving at airports, railway stations and bus stands.
  • Symptomatic passengers shall have to undergo COVID-19 testing or as instructed by the Health Authorities present.
  • Symptomatic passengers, awaiting test results shall have undergo institutional quarantine.
  • In case of a positive report, travellers shall be booked at a COVID Care Centre till they recover. Re-testing shall be done after the given period, provided which the passenger shall either undergo home quarantine or continue their stay at the centre, as instructed by the competent authorities.
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  • No quarantine is required for business or business travellers.

Flights are functional to Bhopal Airport from major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Raipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

Local Transport

Local buses, taxis, cab aggregators and autos are functioning in the city.

The government of Madhya Pradesh has taken various steps to ensure the safety of travellers and tourists in Bhopal. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Inter-State, Intra- State, Inter-District and Intra-District Entry Allowed in Bhopal without Restrictions Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Travellers from other states and districts can now enter Bhopal without any restrictions or e-pass requirement. Read more.

Inter-state Movement of Buses Allowed in Bhopal Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Under the guidelines of Unlock 3.0 from the state government, inter-state buses are now allowed to enter Bhopal.Read more.

Hotels and Restaurants Can Be Open Till 10 p.m. Jehan Numa Palace and Other Luxury Hotels Offer Take-aways Updated: 04 Sep 2020

According to the latest developments in the state government’s guidelines for Bhopal, restaurants and hotels and stay open till 10 p.m in the night. Luxury hotels like Jehan Numa Palace are open for dining as well as offering take-aways.Read more.

State-run and Private Hotels and Resorts Have Been Allowed to Function in Bhopal Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Many of the resorts and hotels in the tourist areas of Bhopal are now open for stay. This decision was taken to bring back normalcy to domestic tourism sector.Read more.

National Parks, Pilgrimage Sites and Heritage Destinations in Bhopal Open for Domestic Tourism Updated: 04 Sep 2020

The state government has allowed Van Vihar National Park along with other pilgrimage and heritage sites in Bhopal to be accessible to domestic tourists.Read more.

Complete lockdown on Sundays in Bhopal Updated: 04 Sep 2020

As per the guidelines of the state government, Bhopal will be following complete lockdown on Sundays of every week.Read more.

Night Curfew Timing Eased by Two Hours in Bhopal Updated: 04 Sep 2020

The timings for the COVD-19 related night curfew has been eased in Bhopal. Now, the night curfew shall be active from 10 p.m. in the night to 5 a.m. in the morning.Read more.


Upper Lake

Synonymous to Bhopal is its jewel called the Upper Lake. With majestic view up to the horizon, the Upper Lake, also known as Bhojtal, is one of the largest lakes which the people of Bhopal can visit in the region.

The place offers an ideal outing for youngsters as well as elder ones who enjoy their walks on the lakeside to rejuvenate themselves. Youngsters can also enjoy various water adventures activities such as boating, kayaking, and canoeing.

These water adventure activities in the Upper Lake are a perfect moment to capture and upload on your Instagram profiles to make the attractive and update your friends about your whereabouts and activities.

Drench yourself in the lap of nature at one of the best Instagrammable places in Bhopal as the lake enthrals you in ways more than one.

Distance from Bhopal City Centre: 16.2 Km.

You can also check here for few more water adventure in Bhopal.


Taj Ul Masjid

The Taj Ul Masjid is an architectural masterpiece built between the years 1868 and 1901, and the construction was started by Sultan Shah Jahan Begum of Bhopal. Being arguably one of the largest mosques in India, the Taj Ul Masjid is every photographer’s delight as the huge structure offers a picture-perfect symmetry ideal for photography.

On your visit to the grand mosque, feel the spirituality in the air as the red-stone structure leaves you spellbound with its grandeur and serenity.

You can also click pictures here and upload on Instagram as this is one of the best Instagrammable places in Bhopal for its unique structure and the emotions that you might witness here.

Distance from Bhopal City Centre: 7.2 Km.

Apart from the lakes and historical places, there are numerous amazing things to do in Bhopal.


Lower Lake

Bhopal is also called the City of Lakes, and one of the major contributors to this identity of the city is the Lower Lake. Also known as Chhota Talab, the Lower Lake is a popular hangout destination for youngsters in Bhopal, and scenes of people clicking pictures along the lakeside are a common sight here.

Built in 1794, the lake has successfully ornamented the Instagram profiles of many people visiting it owing to its picturesqueness and serenity. The surrounding hills add beauty to the majestic lake, and it is a must-visit place if you are a photography enthusiast and/or a nature lover.

The calming views of the setting sun are picture-perfect to capture from here, and every moment you spend relishing it will make you tell your Instagram followers about it. It is also one of the best places to visit in Bhopal for couples to spend some alone time here.

Distance from Bhopal City Centre: 4.9 Km.


Bhimbetka Caves

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are an archaeological site on the southern edge of Vindhyachal Mountains, surrounded by lush greenery.

While a hike in the mountains promises tones of adventures, a trail across the caves make you come across the largest collection of paintings and ancient art in India. These telling paintings showcase seven different periods which are divided into Upper Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Chalcolithic, Early Historic and Medieval periods.

What makes the paintings extraordinary is that the same canvas is used in different eras, creating superimposition of images by several layers.

Distance from Bhopal City Centre: 41 Km.

If you are an adventurous person, you can also check here few adventure activities in & around Bhopal.


Hanuman "Mahaveer" Tekri

The Hanuman “Mahaveer” Tekri is all about soaring heights, cool breeze, mesmerizing views of the Sun during the dawn and dusk, and an air full of spirituality. The temple, perched atop an isolated hill, is one of the best Instagrammable places in Bhopal for the bird’s eye view it offers of the bustling city.

While the top-of-the-world feeling will engulf you as you reach the top, you will not be able to hold yourself back from clicking pictures of the city from the whopping altitude. The temple can also be accessed by ropeway.

However, if you are adventurous and want memorable moments to look back at, you can hike to reach the temple.

Distance from Bhopal City Centre: 7.1 Km.


Islam Nagar Fort

Islamnagar, being a Mughal heritage in the Hindu town of Bhopal, was gifted to Dost Mohammad Khan of the Warakzais Pathans from Afghanistan by Gond queen Kamalapati. The fort is spread across farmlands and promises to take you to the era of erstwhile rulers.

The Malwa-Mughal architecture will leave you spellbound, and the pictures you click here will also interest your Instagram followers and help you become popular amongst them. The palace, made up of red and yellow sandstone, is an architectural masterpiece housing various fountains and lawns in its premises.

Complexes like Chaman Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and Rani Mahal are an example of beautiful architecture, which will interest history lovers a lot.

Distance from Bhopal City Centre: 18.7 Km.

Also check here some amazing palaces & forts of Madhya Pradesh.


Kerwa Dam

Kerwa Dam is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bhopal famous for its rawness and scenic views. The ecotourism site is nestled in the lap of nature, offering you a laidback picnic package amidst enchanting flora and fauna.

The dam reservoir is an excellent frame to capture and upload on your Instagram handle as the natural beauty is likely to impress the nature lovers following you on the platform. Offering views of majestic mountains, the place also fascinates you with various activities such as bird watching, which is an engaging activity for nature lovers as well as wildlife enthusiasts.

On your trip to Kerwa Dam, enjoy the water sports such as speed boating and kayaking in the waters and click a lot of exciting pictures to upload on Instagram.

Distance from Bhopal City Centre: 15.8 Km.


Ginnorgarh Fort

The Ginnorgarh Fort is an ancient structure which will take you back into the memory lane. Take an adventurous hike to the fort, which was once ruled by the glorious Gonds, from Delawadi and feel the adventure along with your friends as you climb the isolated hill.

Along the trail, the views from the top are enchanting, allowing you to click pictures and post it on your Instagram handle and impress your followers.

The fort offers camping and trekking expeditions for you to experience as the timeless structure speaks volumes of the glorious tales of erstwhile rulers.

Distance from Bhopal City Centre: 53.2 Km.


ISKON Temple

One of the best spiritual places to visit in Bhopal is the Iskcon Temple, founded by Acharya Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in order to spread Krishna consciousness.

The air around the temple is filled with spirituality, enabling you to experience moments of self-realization and self-discovery.

While the temple hymns transform the atmosphere tranquil, you will experience self-actualization in the lap of God. With intricate carvings and attractive lightings inside the temple premises, the Iskcon Temple is one of the best Instagrammable places in Bhopal where you can click pictures and make your day memorable by participating in various activities carried out by the temple authorities.

Distance from Bhopal City Centre: 4.4 Km.


Rani Kamalapati Palace

Taking you back to the history lane is the ancient Rani Kamlapati Palace, which overlooks the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake.

Built in the 18th century, the palace situated in the heart of Kamala Park used to be a residence of Rani Kamlapati, and it speaks of the glorious past of Bhopal.

Built by Raja Bhoj, the palace is situated in an interesting location that separates the two lakes of Bhopal, thus enabling scenic views for those who want to click pictures at the most amazing historical place in Madhya Pradesh and upload them on their social media profiles.

The palace is an architectural masterpiece and Instagrammers in and Bhopal will definitely love to click a lot of pictures when they visit the Rani Kamlapati Palace.

Distance from Bhopal City Centre: 6.4 Km.

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09 December 2019
Perfect river side camp.we enjoy a lot with our group there is various team building games . delicious food they served to us when we reah there the give us tea and some snaks then we enjoy bornfire nd some songs with the group then we take the food nd go to night walk where we do the star gazing then we come to our tents those who wanted to sleep they but we stay near bornfire nd discuss about life nd then we wake up early mrng nd go to see sunrise nd the we play many games nd take the breakfast after the group picture we move to our homes.
20 November 2019
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03 December 2019
It was an awesome experience ,event
04 December 2018
Dr Shamsher Singh Camping Experience near Bhopal
We were welcomed by a cheerful host (Abhishek Tiwari) in a picturesque garden camp setting after our hectic day schedule. From the point of entering into the Thrillophilia event till the dispersal photo shoot, we had an amazing time.The night started with Fun games and culminated with Tasty food, Bonfire and Dances. What made it more special was a birthday party of a member that was quite unplanned still well managed. After a relaxed sleep in our tents, we woke up to the chirp of birds in the serene Bhopal Countryside and geared up for trekking to the highest point of Bhopal i.e. "Manuabhan Ki Tekri". The experience ended with a splendid photoshoot and a bit emotional good-byes with our newly made adventure family. Hoping to do more such great trips with Thrillophilia. -Dr Shamsher Singh
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12 December 2020
Nice place to visit weather is so good our group enjoyed so much water is so clean Very tasty food nice trip enjoyed very well.
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Nice services without any problems and better way to roam in the city and visit various tourist places.
Really enjoyed a lot riding in Bhopal. Cycle On Rent in Bhopal is a cheap alternative.
The service was very good. The staff is really kind. The vehicles they provided were in good condition because of which we were able to complete our trip effortlessly. We appreciate their service.
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