" Way to Prem Pura Ghat "

                              " Sunset at Prem Pura Ghat "

 Address- Near Bhadbhada Dam, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.


Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr. Vayalar Ravi today inaugurated the new terminal of the Raja Bhoj International Airport here, making Bhopal one of the few cities in the country to start operating international flights. The New terminal of Bhopal international airport project worth Rs 135 crore Integrated Terminal Building (ITB). 

Raja Bhoj International Airport inaugurated on June 14, 2011. The state government had given 400 acres of land for the international terminal. The new airport terminal is built over an area of 26,936 sq meters and the ITB has 14 check-in counters, four immigration counters for departures and 6 immigration counters for arrival. It also has two customs counters, each for arrival and departure, and six X-ray machines for security. The runway at the airport has also been expanded from 6,000 ft to 9,000 ft. The airport has night landing facilities, an Instrument Landing System (ILS) and will get a new fire station and control tower soon.


Bhopal naturally posses one of the best boating facilities in the country, Boat Clubs at both lower and upper lake are the center of attraction and one can easily take a pleasure ride in cool cozy environs. In the vicinity of the Upper Lake, is the boat club run by MP Tourism with a large fleet of boats –Cruise Boats, rowboats, pedal boats, sailboats and motorboats. So take your pick and spend a while boating on the placid waters of the lake.

The government has also established India’s first National Sailing Club at the Boat Club, in the Upper Lake. This club offers various water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, rafting, water skiing, para-sailing etc. Since its inception, it has hosted Canoeing and Kayaking Championships at national as well as international levels. Bhopal naturally posses one of the best boating facilities in the country, Boat Clubs at both lower and upper lake are the center of attraction and one can easily take a pleasure ride in cool cozy environs. Other adventure sports include parasailing, paragliding, hot air ballooning etc.

September, October and November are the best months to visit Bhopal. With the monsoons setting in, the light drizzles and the greenery make for a perfect scenic journey for the lover of boating.


The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (C.B.C.I.) is the permanent association of the Catholic Bishops of India. It was formally constituted in September 1944 at the Conference of Metropolitans held in Madras. Its objectives are to facilitate coordinated study and discussion of questions affecting the Church, and adoption of a common policy and effective action in all matters concerning the interests of the Church in India. 

The history of the Catholic Church in Bhopal goes back to 1785, when Salvador Bourbon, a descendant of the French Royal Catholic Family of Bourbons, came to Bhopal to work for the reigning Begum Mamola at Bhopal. In 1829 Bhopal was officially a part of Agra Vicariate. It was Bp Hartmann ofm. Cap, who is in a very real sense the founder of the Church of Bhopal. In 1873 he acquired a plot of land from the Muslim ruler of Bhopal and built the first little church, which, in 1964 became the Cathedral of the newly erected Archdiocese of Bhopal.

In 1886 the Diocese of Allahabad was formed and Bhopal was then attached to this new diocese. On March 11, 1935, when the Mission Territory of Indore was elevated to Prefecture to Indore. In 1958 the capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh was shifted from Nagpur to Bhopal and this necessitated the creation of the new Archdiocese of Bhopal.

Bp Eugene D'Souza was transferred from Nagpur to Bhopal to be its First Archbishop. After steering the life of the Church in Madhya Pradesh for 30 years through the Archdiocese of Bhopal, Archbishop Eugene laid down his office and handed over to Bp Pascal Topno, sj, of Ambikapur, who was promoted as Archbishop of Bhopal on May 20, 1994.

Born: Mar. 14, 1945
Priestly Ordn: Nov. 14, 1972
Episcopal Ordn: Sep. 08, 1999
Appointed Archbishop of Bhopal on: Jun. 15, 2007
Installed as Archbishop of Bhopal on: Sep. 16, 2007

Contact Detail-

Phone: +91- 755- 25 40 829, 22 34 903

Fax: +91- 755- 25 44 737

Address: Archbishop's House, 33, Ahmedabad Palace Road, Bhopal – 462001, Madhya Pradesh, India.


The Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I) had its beginning in the first half of the 19th century. When two zealous priests, Fr. Thomas Palackal and Fr. Thomas Porukara of the Vicariate Apostolic of Verapoly in Kerala, sought to live in retirement and prayer, their Ordinary, the Vicar Apostolic, Bishop Maurilius Stabilini advised them to found a religious house so that they might do good to the people in the world too. This was in 1829 A.D. 

CMI House was an annexe to St. Paul Provincial House, Padaria, Bhopal. Situated at a central place in the city it added to easy communication and efficient administration of the Provincial House. It is a two storied house on 6000 sq ft bought in Feb. 2002, blessed and inaugurated on March 17, 2002 by His Grace Archbishop Paschal Topno. VI Provincial Synaxis held at Poornodaya in 2005 decided to have the official residence of the provincial administration at CMI House, Govind Garden, Bhopal. Hence the CMI House is re-christened CMI Provincial House.

Contact Detail-

Phone: +91- 755- 5262472, 5535993

Fr. Provincial- Phone & Fax: +91- 755- 2600656




Address: CMI Provincial House, 59-Govind Garden, Govindpura P.O., Bhopal-462023, Madhya Pradesh, India.