About the walk

Not to be confused with Delhi's old city, Bhopal also has its own historic city of Shahjahanabad, built by Sultan Shah Jahan Begum in the mid-1800s. The walk will start from Gol Ghar, which has now been converted into a museum for Bhopal’s cultural heritage. Then we will proceed to Bab-e-Ali Cricket Stadium, which is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture and the home ground for many Bhopali cricketers. The road leads us to a picturesque view of the Taj-ul-Masajid, with the Motia Talab in the foreground. Here we will pause to talk about water management in the old city. We will also pass by the Benazir Palacethe summer capital of the Bhopal Estate.

We will then walk by the Taj-ul-Masajid Library and Alexandria Middle School. From there we will finally reach the Taj-ul-Masajid, a grand landmark of Bhopal which was started in 1848 but could only be completed in the 1970s by crowdfunding.

 

The guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
07:45 am
Shaan - e - Shahjahani - Shahjahanabad of Bhopal
Saturday
4 May

Walk Leader

Saif Siddiqui
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Duration

08:00 am - 10:00 am

Meeting Time07:45 am

Meeting Point

Gol Ghar, Bab-e-Ali Road

MediumEnglish, Hindi, Urdu

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About the Walk

Not to be confused with Delhi's old city, Bhopal also has its own historic city of Shahjahanabad, built by Sultan Shah Jahan Begum in the mid-1800s. The walk will start from Gol Ghar, which has now been converted into a museum for Bhopal’s cultural heritage. Then we will proceed to Bab-e-Ali Cricket Stadium, which is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture and the home ground for many Bhopali cricketers. The road leads us to a picturesque view of the Taj-ul-Masajid, with the Motia Talab in the foreground. Here we will pause to talk about water management in the old city. We will also pass by the Benazir Palacethe summer capital of the Bhopal Estate.

We will then walk by the Taj-ul-Masajid Library and Alexandria Middle School. From there we will finally reach the Taj-ul-Masajid, a grand landmark of Bhopal which was started in 1848 but could only be completed in the 1970s by crowdfunding.

 

The guided tour is free.

Please Note

  • It would start getting hotter in the morning hours, so please dress accordingly. As we will be visiting religious places, please wear appropriate clothes.
  • Please carry a cloth/scarf to cover your head.
  • You may bring your cameras.
  • No entry fee to the monuments.
  • Please try to be on time so that we can spend enough time at the monuments.
  • Parking is available at the meeting point.

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Gol Ghar

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