Lower Lake

Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, holds a mesmerizing fusion of nature’s creations and historical artifacts. Out of many such breathtaking gifts of nature, Lower Lake in Bhopal forms an integral part of the city. From weekend trip to evening stroll, from morning walk to a touristy escape, the lake creates an idyllic setting for every mood.

Also known as Chhota Talaab, the lake was constructed in 1794, under the commission of Chote Khan, a minister of Nawab Hayat Muhammad Khan Bahadur. Though pollution is gradually depleting the water of Lower Lake, measures are being taken by city officials to keep it clean and healthy. The lake is enclosed by human settlements from all sides and can be easily accessed from any part of the city.

Known as the ‘City of Lakes’, Bhopal has a great fusion of picturesque beauty, modernity, and classic architecture. It has two most beautiful lakes namely, Upper Lake and Lower Lake. The Lower Lake is also known as Chhota Talab. The two lakes are separated by an over-bridge called Lower Lake Bridge or Pul Pukhta. The lake was built in 1794 to commemorate the beauty of the city. The construction took place under Chote Khan, a minister of Nawab Hayat Muhammad Khan Bahadur.

Lower Lake, in particular, is tranquil, peaceful, and charming and is set amidst majestic hills. The Lower Lake has no source of freshwater hence it receives seepage from Upper Lake. Along with Upper Lake, it makes up the Bhoj Wetland. The lakes represent serenity yet suffers pollution from the sewage. The Government is taking steps to resolve the pollution problem of the lake.

Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh holds an amazing fusion of picturesque beauty and historic artifacts. Also famous as the ‘city of Lakes’, Bhopal has two stunning lakes namely; Upper Lake and Lower Lake. The two lakes are separated by an over bridge called Pul Pukhta or Lower Lake Bridge. Supplying water to almost 40% of the residents in Bhopal, these lakes play a vital role in serving the city.

The Upper Lake is famed as ‘Bada Talab’, built by Raja Bhoj in 11th century. The lake is spread over 36.1sq km and is surrounded by beautiful royal garden and Kamla Park. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy various water sports like Kayaking, Canoeing, parasailing and water skiing. To the east of Upper Lake is the ‘Chota Talaab’, The Lower Lake which was constructed by Chote Khan in 1794.

The two urban water bodies together are called ‘Bhoj Wetland’. Apart from sightseeing, the lakes also offer ride on paddle boats, sail and motor boats. During the rides one can feel the cool breeze and watch the enchanting beauty of Bhopal. Moreover tourists from all parts of the world come here to relax and forget all their worries.

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