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#11 of 152 Places To Visit in Bhopal
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Near CM House, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462030, India
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No entry fee
visit duration
Around 1 hour

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The oldest man made lake in India, Upper lake is also known as Bhojtal or Bada Talab locally. This beautiful and vast water body was built during the 11th century. The lake is a massive earthen bound construction, built across the Kolans River. According to a legend, it is believed that King Bhoj constructed this gigantic lake to cure his skin disease. 

The Upper lake is spread over a catchment area of 36.1 sq km, and it happens to be the major source of potable water for the people of Bhopal. Within the vicinity of the lake, there is an attractive royal garden called Kamla Park, which makes its surroundings more scenic. The hub of all water sport activities in Bhopal, the lake is a favourite spot for adventure enthusiasts. The Upper (and bigger) Lake is separated from the smaller one by an overbridge. A boat club, walkway and aquarium, serenaded by a cool breeze, makes the Upper Lake area delightful for a rendezvous. The lake also has the dargah of Shah Ali Shah, a maulvi.

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Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Hanu Channi-Tiwary
For family outings
Nov 11 2014
The Upper Lake or Bada Talab of Bhopal is a humungous water body that stretches as far as the eye can see. It is very well maintained and the water is (relatively) clean. You can go boating here or just sit and watch the sun set over the gorgeous wat ...... read more
Mrigank Shende
Mrigank Shende
upper lake
Jun 29 2014
Bhopal is known as"city of lakes"....The upper lake has the greatest role for bhopal dwellers. Its an awesome feeling to do boating in the evening hours.... It is best tourist attraction in india.