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Gohar Mahal in Bhopal

·  Summer: March-May (23°C - 47°C)
·  Winter: December-February (4°C - 26°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Monday

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Qudsia Begum, better known as Gohar Begum, became the first woman ruler of Bhopal at the tender age of 18. A capable ruler and popular among her subjects, she got Gohar Mahal constructed in the year 1820. The palace is an architectural marvel that blends Hindu and Islamic architecture elements and boasts of a charming appearance even in the present day poor state.

Occupying the banks of Upper Lake, the palace is on the way to revive its past glory with the ongoing renovation efforts. The three storey structure is known for its fascinating archways, intricate woodwork, paintings and other remarkable features. Apart from being a heritage treasure of Bhopal, the monument is also a popular venue for organizing handicraft fairs and exhibitions. Beautiful sculptures, carvings and a variety of crafts and artefacts are on constant display at the palace round the year. The views of the lakes from palace’s roofs add to its tourism value.

Road: Located on the bank of Upper Lake, the palace is accessible from the VIP Road. Roads are in good condition and support transportation in the form of taxis, cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws.

Railway: Bhopal Junction Railway Station is only about 3.5 km. from this beautiful monument. You can depend on cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws for easy transfer from the station.

Airway: The palace has Bhopal Airport as its nearest air access point, located about 12 km. away. Hiring taxis and auto-rickshaws is easy and the best way to reach the place from the airport.