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Upper Lake
 

Bhopal is named as 'the city of lakes' because of its two beautiful artificial lakes namely the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake. These two lakes are separated from each other by an over bridge called Pul Pukhta or Lower Lake bridge. Built in the 11th century these two urban water bodies are jointly called as Bhoj Wetland, which is now a Ramsar site. They are considered as a major source of drinkable water for the residents of the city, serving around 40% of the residents with nearly 30 million gallons per day.

Upper Lake locally known as Bada talaab, lies on the Western side of the Bhopal city. It is one of the oldest water bodies in the country which was believed to be built in the 11th century by Raja Bhoj while the construction of an earthen dam across the Kolans River. This massive lake with a catchment area of 36.1 sq km is surrounded by the beautiful royal garden, Kamla Park that makes the surroundings more scenic. The lake is a good source of entertainment for the locals as well as the tourists. It is an ideal place to enjoy water sport activities like kayaking, canoeing, parasailing, and water skiing. Van Vihar National Park is located adjacent to the Upper Lake. 


  Nearby Attractions
›› Bharat Bhawan
›› Fish Aquarium
›› Birla Museum
›› Brindaban Garden
›› Lakshmi Narayan Temple
›› Khatlapura Mandir
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Food & Dining - TT Nagar
The-Lunch-Box
     F1, F2, F3, Near Rangmahal Tower, New Market, Bhopal - 462003
Sharma-Bhojnalaya
     Main Road, Near Brijesh Book Stall, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal - 462003
Spoon-Restaurant
     92-A Indria Vihar, Opposite Manhavd Tekri, Airport Road, Bhopal - 462003
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Travel Desk - TT Nagar
Ashok-Travels
     No. 157, Near Jawarhar Chowk Bus Stand, Jawahar Chowk, Bhopal - 462003
Metro-Taxi
     R-23, Third Floor, G.T.B Complex, New Market, Bhopal - 462003
Akash-Tours-and-Travels
     15/4, Anjali Complex, Tulsi Nagar, Bhopal - 462003
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Where to Shop - TT Nagar
Gift-and-Gifts
     No. 2, Near Rama Krishna Hotel, Hamidiya Road, Bhopal - 462003
Suri-Jewellers
     Vardhaman Tower, New Market, T T Nagar, Bhopal - 462003
Punjab-Jewellers
     Near My Car Showroom, Plot No 2, Malviya Nagar, Bhopal - 462003
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Where to Stay - TT Nagar
Sai-Nath-Lodge
     New Market, Bhopal - 462003
J-S-Lodge
     New Market, Bhopal - 462003
Saral-Hotel
     No. 47/B, Link Road, New Market, Malviya Nagar, Bhopal - 462003
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