Bhopal is the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Bhopal district and Bhopal division. The city was the capital of the former Bhopal State (British India). Bhopal is known as the City of Lakes for its various natural as well as artificial lakes and is also one of the greenest cities in India. Bhopal, with its central location is very well connected to all the corners of the country. With the expanded planning area of 463 square kilometres, Bhopal stands among 15 largest cities of India.
In past few decades, Bhopal has witnessed major transformation in the subject of urban development per say. Bhopal is known to have one of the successful BRT Systems in country. By the virtue of being confident & aggressive in adaptation of technology, Bhopal is now in a position to implement many of the things which may otherwise be difficult to. With well-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.
Rising from being a small village in the 18th century to the bustling capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal has indeed come a long way on the path of development. A colourful history precedes the city with many legends associated to its beginning. The city saw the rule of the Mughals, Marathas and the British as well. Located in the Malwa Plateau, Bhopal experiences humid climatic conditions, making it ideal for travel during the post-monsoon and winter months.