Top 8 One Day Trips and Getaways from Bhopal

So you must get a lot of websites showcasing this list but what they have should be more appropriately titled as "Famous cities within 500 kms to Bhopal". Lol! There are a lot of places you can visit which are very close to Bhopal and can enjoy a great weekend. Here are the top 8 places where you can park your wheels in on a weekend.

Bhojpur

Top 10 One Day Trips and Getaways from Bhopal
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Distance from Bhopal: 25km
Commute Options: Driving, Public Transport
Places of Interest: Shiva Temple, Betwa River, Jain Temple, Cave of Parvati
If you find religion, nature and adventure interesting, this is the place to be for you. There's a giant Shiva temple you'll see as you enter the town. It has one of the biggest Shivalingas in the world installed right in the center. Bhojpur also has a rich landscape infused with the beauty of nature. It has grass gardens, rock plains, caves and the Betwa river adding a little star to the beauty. The best way to reach is to drive and the best time to visit is during spring and rainy seasons.

Mahadev Pani

Top 10 One Day Trips and Getaways from Bhopal
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Distance from Bhopal: 35km
Commute Options: Driving
Places of Interest: Waterfalls, Waterside drive
Who said there are no waterfalls around Bhopal? Mahadev Paai is a seasonal waterfall which is active around the rainy season. It is the perfect place to have a waterfall bath. There are cave temples and picnic places around. Even the drive to Mahadev Pani is very exciting. There will be places where you'll be driving over flowing water.

Sanchi

Top 10 One Day Trips and Getaways from Bhopal
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Distance from Bhopal: 50km
Commute Options: Driving, Public Transport, Trains
Places of Interest: Sanchi Stupa, Ashoka Plillar, Museum
Who doesn't know about the Sanchi stupas? They are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The stupas of Sanchi are the oldest stone monuments in India which were constructed by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE. It is a very important Buddhist pilgrimage destination which will surely interest you if you are interested in history and old architecture.

Delawadi/Ratapani

Top 10 One Day Trips and Getaways from Bhopal
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Distance from Bhopal: 50km
Commute Options: Driving
Places of Interest: Cottages, Wildlife, Jungle Camp
Delawadi is a serene jungle side village where you can go to bring yourself close to nature. It is situated really close to the Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary. Delawadi is famous for it's jungle camp. You can book a cottage, trek in the jungle or start a bon fire. It is all worth.

Bhimbetka

Top 10 One Day Trips and Getaways from Bhopal
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Distance from Bhopal: 46km
Commute Options: Driving, Public Transport
Places of Interest: Caves, Rock Carvings, Woods
Bhimbetka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place has both nature and history. The rock carving present in the age are the oldest human carvings in India. They are estimated to be made around the beginning of the south asian stone age. Apart from caves, bhimbetka has a rich forest drive which you can enjoy.

Islamnagar

Top 10 One Day Trips and Getaways from Bhopal
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Distance from Bhopal: 15km
Commute Options: Driving, Public Transport
Places of Interest: Forts, Palaces
This is probably the closest trip to Bhopal in this list. You can spend a family holiday in Islamnagar. It is closer to old Bhopal. There are remains of an old fort, museums showcasing the history of Bhopal, a beautiful palace and a lot of historical monuments. If history is your thing, this is a must visit for you.

Sehore

Top 10 One Day Trips and Getaways from Bhopal
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Distance from Bhopal: 40km
Commute Options: Driving, Public Transport, Trains
Places of Interest: Ganesha Temple, Crescent Water Park
Sehore is a great place to spend a day with your family. It is an old city which has a lot of things to do. The most noticeable is to visit the historical Ganesga Temple situated at the end of the city. This temple is said to be built in the era of Vikramaditya and is said to grant wishes of devotees. There is also a water cum amusement park and a resort known as Crescent. On the way to Sehore, you'll get Radha ki Dhani, which is a traditional Rajasthani culture ground and restaurant.

Salkanpur

Top 10 One Day Trips and Getaways from Bhopal
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Distance from Bhopal: 70km
Commute Options: Driving, Public Transport, Trains
Places of Interest: Goddess Beejasan Temple
Salkanpur is the home to Goddess Beejesan who is an incarnation of Goddess Durga herself. She is also the family deity to many families who live around the area. The temple is situated on the peak of a mountain 800ft above the ground. The climb is of 1000 stairs. Salkanpur is very close to Hoshangabad where you can go to have a divine bath in the river Narmada. Hoshangabad also has a railway station. You can get there by train and then take a cab to Salkanpur.

That's it. So where are you going this weekend? Have some thoughts about these places in your mind? Do share with us in the comments section below. For more Bhopal love, keep reading.

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  2. BHOPAL is one of the most historical state in the world.It has so many tramples and other hill stations.Very attractive place for tourists.Thanks for sharing it.

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