Bharat Heavy Electrical Plant, Bhopal is the mother plant of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy-related and infrastructure sector. BHEL caters to the core sectors of the Indian Economy. BHEL, Bhopal certified to ISO: 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, is moving towards excellence by adopting TQM as per EFQM / CII model of Business Excellence. Heat Exchanger Division is accredited with ASME ‘U’ Stamp. With the slogan of “Kadam kadam milana hai, grahak safal banana hai”, it is committed to the customers. The sprawling industrial town of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) spread over 19.56 sq. kilometer and having a population of about 1.5 lack, has a quaint charm of its own. This modern township has been maintained with excellent amenities for residential quarters, shopping centre’s, hospitals, schools, colleges, parks, clubs etc.

BHEL has

  •   Installed equipment for over 1, 00,000 MW of power generation- for Utilities, Captive and Industrial users.

  • Supplied over 2,25,000 MVA transformer capacity and other equipment operating in Transmission & Distribution network up to 400 kV (AC & DC).

  • Supplied over 25,000 Motors with Drive Control System to Power projects, Petrochemicals, Refineries, Steel, Aluminum, Fertilizer, Cement plants, etc.

  • Supplied Traction electrics and AC/DC locos to power over 12,000 kms Railway network.

  • Supplied over one million Valves to Power Plants and other Industries.

Contact Details- 

Phone No: 0755-2506240
Fax No: 0755-2500419



Address: Piplani, Bhopal -462022, Madhya Pradesh, India.


The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) is the power house of the Indian electrical industry. Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) was established by the Government of India in 1960 and was re-organized into an autonomous society under Ministry of Power in 1978 to serve the country as a National Level Laboratory for applied research in the field of power engineering and also to function as an independent authority for testing, evaluation and certification of electrical equipment and components. The affairs of the society are managed by Governing Council with Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Power as its President. The Governing Council has representation from various Ministries of Government of India, Utilities and Manufacturers etc. CPRI's governing body includes eminent professionals from industries & utilities, prestigious academic and research institutions & the government. It employs over 300 highly qualified and experienced engineers & scientists besides other supporting staff.
CPRI provides training in several areas of power system to Utilities in India, Bhutan, Malaysia, and Bangladesh & to distribution engineers of Power Utilities under 'Distribution Reforms Up gradation Management' scheme.


The laboratory of CPRI has been accredited by National & International bodies such as:
  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories (NABL),
  • Member of Short Circuit Testing Liaison (STL) of Europe,
  • Research and Consultancy activities have been certified for ISO-9001 by NVT, KEMA
  • INTERTEK ASTA (Association for Short Circuit Testing Authorities), UK
  • CPRI has been recognized as approved test house by various Power Utilities in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, and Far East & Countries of Africa.
The other activities of the Institute are:

1.    Third Party Inspection Services for Electricity Boards & Utilities
2.   Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics
3.   Energy Audit
4.   Customized Training Programmers
5.   Power System studies covering Load Flow, Short Circuit and Relay Coordination
6.   Seismic Qualification of Power Equipment
7.   Utilization and Industrial Solid wastes to useful value added products for the benefits of industry
8.   Protocol Testing 

Contact Details :-

Address: Govindpura, Bhopal – 462023, Madhya Pradesh, India
Phone: +91(0)755 2586997
Fax: +91 (0)755 2587774
GEO: 22.689552, 77.290406


Delawadi 62 km from Bhopal. Situated in a lovely forest glade, Delawadi is a picturesque picnic spot, rich in scenic splendor and natural beauty. The lush forest cover enhances its beauty. Accomodation is available here at the well-furnished Forest Rest House. A nearby site of interest is the Ginnograh Fort, 3 km from Delawadi. a awesome place to visit with your freinds and family. Options available for trekking, camping animal watching. Historic views of the Ginnorgarh fort with the 5 floor bawdi (small artificial pond) is just spell-bounding. The place is well set with proper tent houses to stay in and food facilities.




Distances: Bhopal - 69 kms, Hoshangabad - 70 kms. Pachmarhi - 200 kms

Tariff Charges:

PRICE                                                          (PER PERSON)
1 Person                                                                     INR 4380.00
2 Persons                                                                   INR 2690.00
Extra Person                                                               INR 1400.00
20% increase in prices for Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas, New year and National holidays.

  • ·         Tent accommodation
  • ·         Restaurant
  • ·         Open Lawn Area 
Accommodation in 7 AC Tents and One 4-Bedded Tent.

Sightseeing: One can also visit the nearby site The Ginnograh Fort that is about 3 km from Delawadi.


Though the government has ordered the BDA (Bhopal Development Authority) to hand over the ISBT (Inter-State Bus Terminal) project to the Municipal Corporation, named as "Kushabhau Thakre Inter-state Bus terminal (I.S.B.T)" and work is being carried out at an impressive speed, it will still take another two months for inter-state operations to start. Currently, only 13 buses travel outside the state; 11 of them go to Rajasthan while one each goes to Nagpur and Amravati. All the 13 buses belong to Rajasthan and Maharashtra Transport Corporation. The ISBT project was intended to fill this gap, but it seems both the public and the government have to wait a bit longer to witness better inter-state bus services.
The ISBT building started on November 1, 2010.
According to reports, the state eventually plans to put around 400 buses under the project.
There is still some time before Bhopal could get its own Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT). The project which is going to start under Public Private Partnership (PPP) will take one more year to start an ISBT in the city. Search of an operator under PPP will start only after Municipal Corporation gets the ownership rights of ISBT; however Municipal Corporation claims that as soon as they get the rights, ISBT will be started. 
This must be noted that most of the work for ISBT had been finished in March-April itself. Since then, its inaugural has been awaited by both public and the government itself. According to the Municipal Corporation, 50 buses will be made operational foe the service, these buses will connect Bhopal to Hoshangabad, Nagpur, and Raisen.


Bhopal Haat, a marketing place for rural products, has become a happy hunting ground. Bhopal Haat was created two years back under a central government scheme with an investment of Rs 3.20 crore to market rural products manufactured by self-help groups (SHGs).

After looking at the super success of Delhi Haat, Madhya Pradesh is putting all efforts to make Bhopal Haat a shopper’s paradise, by showcasing best handicraft and handloom products made by local artisans.

The State is famous for its terracotta items, silver jewellary, colourful rugs, dolls and garments made from cotton and silk. Along with that leather, furniture, marble products and other decorative items are also renowned nationwide.
Apart from local craftsmen, items produced by Self Help Groups(SHGs), of other states like Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Orissa are also ready to display their attractive handmade artifacts here. Jharcraft, Jharkhand Government’s initiative for promoting its handicraft items, is planning to send exclusive silk sarees and terracotta artifacts to Bhopal Haat, to get new sale orders from visitors.

The aim of Bhopal Haat is to encourage and provide the necessary help to craftsmen in marketing their products. 


Sanchi is a small town on the outskirts of Bhopal, situated around 46 km from the capital city. The town comes under the district of Vidisha.  It is more of a village than a town. Sanchi is a religious place with historical and archaeological significance. Sanchi is known for its Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD The most famous of these monuments, the Sanchi Stupa 1, was originally built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. The place is related to Buddhism but not directly to the life of Buddha. It is more related to Ashoka than to Buddha. Ashoka built the first Stupa and put up many pillars here. The crown of famous Ashoka pillars, with four lions standing back to back, has been adopted as the national emblem of India.

Although the city is world known for these Buddhist sites, Sanchi does not have great significance or consequence in Buddhist history, though it is now considered as a pilgrimage town due to the monasteries that are present here. Emperor Ashoka came here and married the daughter of a local merchant. Sanchi thus became his center and he carried out the construction of many buildings. The Ashoka Pillar and the Great Sanchi stupa are the most exquisite works of that time. The Stupas were the earliest forms of Buddhist architecture that were the inspiration for many other buildings.
Along with the historical buildings, don't forget to visit the archaeological museum. It showcases the renowned image of four lions that once sat atop the Ashoka Pillar. Although a visit to the town is comfortable throughout the year, the best time is between the months of October and March. Hotel accommodations are available in plenty.

Jataka Tales

Jataka tales as do Aesop's fables teach generosity and self-abnegation based on previous lives of the Buddha as Bodhisattvas. As a Bodhisattva he took births as man, animal or bird. It is believed that the Buddha accumulated virtue by good deeds he did as Bodhisattvas and had attained merit for achieving nirvana in his last birth when he was born as the prince Siddhartha.

·         Six-tusked Elephant Jataka
·         The Great Monkey Jataka
·         The Vessantra Jataka
·         The Sama Jataka 


Van Vihar National Park is a national park in India located a heart of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Declared a national park in 1983, it covers an area of about 4.45 km². Although it has the status of a national park, Van Vihar is developed and managed as a modern zoological park, following the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority.

The park is situated on the fringe of Upper Lake, which is a Ramsar Site and the lifeline of the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. The lake adds immense beauty to the landscape of Van Vihar. It is situated at the foot of the Shyamla Hill, which is one of the several hills constituting the geography of Bhopal. The park is situated on the fringe of Upper Lake, which are a Ramsar Site and the lifeline of the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. The lake adds immense beauty to the landscape of Van Vihar. It is situated at the foot of the Shyamla Hill, which is one of the several hills constituting the geography of Bhopal.

Area-                      4.45 km²

Established-              1983


Timings-                 Open 7 am To 7 pm (April to September),
                             8 am To 6 pm (October to March)
                             (Except Friday, Holi, Diwali and 


Entry Fee-                Indian: Rs 15/-,
                             Foreigner: Rs 150/-,
                             Indian Group: Rs 100/- (20 Individuals),
                             Foreign Group: Rs 150/- (20 Individuals),
                             Vehicle: Rs 200/-,
                             Still Camera: Rs 40/-,
                             Video Camera: Rs 300/-


Bharat Bhavan is a multi-arts complex without parallel in Bhopal, India housing a museum of the arts, an art gallery, a workshop for fine arts, a repertory theater, indoor and outdoor auditoria, rehearsal room, and libraries of Indian poetry, classical and folk music providing interactive proximity to the verbal, the visual and the performing arts. The Bharat Bhavan, literally 'Abode or Home of India'. It was conceived and established as a cultural complex in the early 1980s. Since then, this museum-library, theatre and music centre has played a vital role in the contemporary art sense, attracting artists and performers from all over India and abroad.

Inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shrimati Indira Gandhi on 13th February 1982, Bharat Bhavan is multi art centre set up to create an interactive proximity between the verbal, visual and performing arts. It provides space for contemporary expression, thought, quest and innovation. Bharat Bhavan seek to provide a creative and thought provoking milieu to those who wish to contribute something new and meaningful, in contemporary scene in the fine arts, literature, theatre, cinema, dance and music. It houses some of the best and most lasting that is being created in our towns, villages and forests.

Bharat Bhavan consists of the following units -

·        Roopankar (Museum of fine arts)
·        Rangmandal (A repertory) 
·        Vagarth (A centre of Indian poetry)
·        Anhad (A library of classical and folk music)
·        Ashram (A residence for guest artists).

The Bhavan regularly organizes special exhibitions, programmers and 'happenings' that may interest the visitor. This wonderful combination of architecture as well as cultural extravaganza is a must see for every visitor.


Yearly- for One Person- Rs. 200/-
Yearly- For Two Person- Rs. 300/-
Lifelong Membership (for one person) - Rs.-2000/-

Entry Fee Rs. 10/- per Head,

(No entry fee the members of the friends of Bharat Bhavan)

Entry in the Drama performances free for the members.


1st. Nov. to 31st Jan. from 1 pm. To 7 pm. 
1st. Feb. to 31st Oct. from 2 pm. To 8 pm.

HOLIDAY : Monday and Central Govt. declared holiday. 
Bharat Bhavan
J. Swamination Marg
Shyamla Hils Bhopal - 462002

PH. 2660239, 2661398 Fax : (0755) 2660353.


In order to promote tourism in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Tourism considers it necessary to start radio taxi service in the city. For this purpose, it wishes to engage an agency for operating radio taxies on the stipulated terms and conditions. A taxi or cab is a type of transportation by car for single passengers or small groups that will fit in a car. Radio Taxis are started on 31 March 2010 at Bhopal. Taxis have a driver who gets you to the location of your choice. There are special pick up and drop off locations for cabs, especially at airports, train stations, or places of public interest. Many cities have cabs with common characteristics such as color or make of car so that the taxi can be recognized by passengers.