Bhopal is a city of contrasts – two different lifestyles, two different eras and two starkly divergent cityscapes separated from each other by the beautiful two lakes that are now considered to be part of the identity of the people who live here. On one side of the lakes, there is the old city, beautifully antique with its chowks, bazaars, mahals and serpentine side streets, each having a unique flavour of their own. And on the other side, there exists new Bhopal, the thumping modern and vibrant part of the city that is home to wide roads, shopping malls, business districts and awesome houses. And the thread that weaves through these different facets of the city – the factor that unites these halves into one unbelievable tapestry – is the greenery.
Bhopal may be known as one of the only kingdom ruled by Begums for over a century or the ‘City of Lakes’ for the many natural and artificial lakes that dot its land, but its true beauty lies in the enormous green cover that lies within and around the city. With over 6900sq.km. of land under deep forest cover, Bhopal is a place where tigers roam freely in their habitat just a few kilometres outside of the city and where ailing wild animals are brought for rehabilitation at a National Park (Van Vihar) smack in the middle of town! And so, you can very well expect the culture of nature love, adventure and trekking to be a prominent trait of every resident here.
Trekking around Bhopal is unique, mainly because of the amazing and otherworldly geography of the town. Small hills, gorgeous ridges, mysterious caves, dense forests and scores of waterfalls – trekking around Bhopal is made interesting by just so many features! This city is an amazing example of co-existence, where everyone loves and respects nature, appreciates the beautiful lakes and wonderful scenery and loves to spend time outdoors. Adventure sports around Bhopal are quite a popular option too, and you can try your hands at all these thrilling activities with the most well-known adventure company in the city – Junoon Adventure.
Junoon is here to help you learn everything there is to know about Bhopal, from its history and culture, to the unique topography here and of course, options like camping, trekking, bird watching, jungle exploration, wildlife tours and even night trekking. Allow us to take you on the trip of your lifetime, exploring a place that owns the title of being ‘The Greenest City in India’ and carries that crown with style! This is Bhopal, unchained, unadulterated and unleashed…