, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is an 11th century city founded by Raja Bhoj. The present city was, however, established by an Afghan soldier, Dost Mohammed (1707-1740). The city is known as the City of Lakes for its beautiful natural and manmade lakes. The Upper Lake is not only the lifeline of Bhopal
, but is also considered the largest city-based lake in the country, spread over 35 sq km, with a shoreline of over 52 km and catchment area of 362 sq km.
The state government is trying hard to develop Bhopal
into an educational hub. The city already has more than 70 engineering colleges and five medical colleges. The city is home to several important institutions, including ISROs Master Control Facility, IISER, SPA, BHEL, MANIT, NLIU and AIIMS. And, with a stable government in the state, the Bhopal
real estate is changing its face fast. Areas like MP Nagar, Old City Market, Bairagarh
, TT Nagar
and New Market occupy prominence for setting up commercial properties. But mainly the residential property in Bhopal
segment is dominated by independent houses like bungalows and duplexes.
With planned public transport, infrastructure, institutes, academic hubs, IT hubs, etc., Bhopal
continues to maintain its title of Green City, City of Heritage, City of Museums and City of Lakes. It carries the charm of a city where the past coexists in harmony with the present.
The citys infrastructure has evolved greatly over the past few years and so has the Bhopal
real estate. The city has the Bhopal
City Link bus service while the metro railway project is being developed. Completion of the same is expected soon. The city possesses the longest bus rapid transit system in the country which started in 2013. Bus services to Mumbai
have started recently while an interstate bus terminus has been built near the Habibganj Railway Station. Several National Highways pass through the city, including the National Highways 86 and 12. The State Highway 17 links Bhopal
. Bus transport is available till Jaipur
, Shirdi, Akola
. The Raja Bhoj International Airport can be reached through Bairagarh
and Panchvati and the Gandhi Nagar
Road. A four-lane VIP Road
has been linked with the airport.
Homes and living
Key localities in Bhopal
Road, Arera Colony
and Malviya Nagar
. The Bhopal
real estate has seen healthy growth over the past few years, especially in the outskirts like Jatkhedi
. The Mandideep
Infrastructural Cluster has also witnessed rapid residential growth owing to industrial progress in the area. Rates of property in Bhopal
are still comparatively lower than those in Delhi
or other metro cities, and this is one factor spurring realty growth in the city. The Hoshangabad
Road is area witnessing huge real estate development over the years, along with Shyamla Hills, Bawaria Kalan
and the Kolar
The New Market in TT Nagar
has wide roads, multi-storey offices and commercial centres. Maharana Pratap Nagar
is an area where all the upcoming businesses and entertainment centres are moving. Shamla Hills is the elite district of the city. With a stunning view of the Upper Lake, this is one of the favoured destinations for the rich. Many high-end hotels are located here.
district occupies fourth highest population in the state of Madhya Pradesh. According to the 2011 census, Literacy Rate of Bhopal
district is 80.4 per cent and it occupies third position in the state. The female literacy rate of the district is 74.9 per cent. Density-wise, the rank of the district is first in the state. Bhopal
has a sex-ratio of 911 women per 100 men. Economy of the district is mainly dependent on agriculture and the services sector and the district is famous for the New Legislative Assembly Bhawan.
is home to the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha which is housed in the Vidhan Bhawan. The Bhopal
Municipal Corporation (BMC) has the responsibility for public works, tax and revenue, fire brigade, health and sanitation, planning and development, water supply, finance and accounts. E-registrations at the official state site are now the applicable method for registrations of property in Bhopal
. The nearest sub-registrars office should be approached in case of any difficulties or also to start the registration procedure.
Development Authority (BDA) conceives, promotes and monitors the key projects for developing new growth centres and bring about improvement in sectors like transport, housing, water supply and environment in the region.
Industry and employment Bhopal
has always been known as an industrial powerhouse. The Govindpura
Industrial Zone is home to numerous small and medium industries. Apart from the sprawling plants of the state- owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, and the Bhilwara
Group-owned HEG, the industrial cluster of Mandideep
houses the factories of Crompton Greaves, Lupin, Procter & Gamble, Parle Agro and the Vardhaman Group among others. All this greatly impact the Bhopal
real estate scene.
Other key industries in the city include cotton, electrical goods, jewelry, medicines, chemicals, flour milling, painting and weaving, match-making, sporting equipment and sealing wax. Retail businesses are spread all over the city and it is also famous for its batua and zardozi handicrafts. Automobile customisation is turning into a major business activity in recent times, while conglomerates like the DB Corp or Bhaskar Group are based here with strong media businesses. The Mandideep
Industrial Zone exports goods worth a few thousand crores every year. Hindustan Electro Graphite is a major employer in the city, along with Eicher Tractors and Makson Group of Companies.
is a gastronomes delight, with multiple restaurants in and around the city selling everything from Indian to Mughali and Nawabi cuisine. Eid and Diwali are special festivals in the city. Bharat Bhavan is a prominent cultural centre in the city, with an open air amphitheatre, an art gallery, a tribal museum, theatres and more. The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is an organisation depicting mankinds story in space and time. This has a significant presence in Bhopal
also has a vibrant sporting culture and several state-of-the- art stadiums. There are several shopping malls in Bhopal
, including the Peoples Mall, DB City Mall and Aura Mall, among others. The city is dotted with entertainment and recreational zones. The Fish Aquarium, Regional Science Centre, several beautiful lakes and monuments like the Taj-ul-Masajid make up the unique character of the city.