Upper Lake, also known as Bhojtal is a huge lake which lies on the Western side of the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. The Upper & Lower Bhopal lakes (otherwise called Bhoj Wetlands) are urban water bodies. The upper lake is a noteworthy wellspring of consumable water for the populace of the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. The lower lake was built much later on the downstream of the dam of Upper Lake.
Upper Bhopal Lake is apparently the most established man-made lake in India, and was made by Raja Bhoj in the 11th Century by developing an earthen dam over the Kolans River.
Bhopal is named as ‘the city of lakes’ a result of its two delightful manufactured lakes specifically the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake. These two lakes are isolated from one another by an over bridge called Pul Pukhta or Lower Lake bridge.
This enormous lake with a catchment zone of 36.1 sq km is encompassed by the wonderful illustrious greenery enclosure, Kamla Park that makes the surroundings more scenic.
The lake is a decent source of entertainment for local people and additionally the travelers. India’s first National Sailing Club has been set up at the Boat Club on its Eastern side. This club offers different water games, for example, kayaking, paddling, rafting, water skiing, parasailing and so forth. Various administrators give offices to energizing treks by sail, oar and speedboats. Van Vihar National Park is found nearby the Upper Lake. The street going through it has on one side the animals in their natural surroundings, and on the other hand is the scenic beauty of the lake.
The other significant fascination near to the lake is the Bhopal Zoo on the bank of the lake. This makes the lake a complete amusement area for all visitors. The zoo is kept in very characteristic way.
Useful for: Nature Lovers Experience Seekers Adventure Seekers
Entrance fee: No entry fee.
60/ – every individual Boating (Petrol Boats) for 30 minutes
60/ – every individual Boating (Motorboats for 10 mins)
30/ – every individual Boating (Paddle vessels for 30 mins)
Visit duration: 60 minutes
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