Lower Lake Overview

Ranked 6 of 125 sightseeing in Bhopal

Lower Lake, situated amidst majestic hills and the massive Upper Lake, is a beautiful remnant of the great Mughal Empire. Hemmed by the Kamala garden, this lake has been greatly affected by human settlements from all sides. Often known as the Chota Talaab, this Lower Lake is separated from the Upper Lake by an over-bridge.

The MP Tourism Boat Club provides exciting trips by sail, paddle boats and motor boats over the Lower Lake for adventure lovers. Lower Lake, along with the Upper Lake, has given a famous sobriquet to Bhopal, the ‘City of Lakes’. All local transport modes like buses and auto rickshaws provide access to the site of Lower Lake.

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Beautiful lake built in 1794

Beautiful lake built in 1794  Video Review

Lower Lake

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
17th Apr 16

A beautiful lake

A beautiful lake  Video Review

Lower Lake

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
2nd Dec 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Ajit Jain

Ajit Jain5.0/5

3 reviews

Excellent experience trip with HolidayIQ at Bhopal

It was a great experience trip with holiday IQ, I went Bhopal lake view point, the place is awesome, I enjoyed cruise boat ride for 45 min which was equipped with DJ & restorant inside it. Sightseeing was amazing from top of the cruise boat & the enterence. The weather was too good with peace & beauty. Nice people of Bhopal. Enjoyed a lot! Wonderful journey.
  • Excellent experience trip with HolidayIQ at Bhopal
  • Excellent experience trip with HolidayIQ at Bhopal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq4.3/5

2881 reviews

A beautiful lake with ancient water supply system.

Lower Lake was built in 1794 as work was commissioned by A Minister Chhote Khan during the reign of Nawab Hayat Mo hammed Khan. This artificial lake is situated in the East of the upper lake. This work was to enhance the beauty of the township and to fulfil the water requirements. This is popularly known as Chhota Talab. It doesn't have any primary feeding source except few drainage and rain water as it is having an encatchment are about 10 square kilometres. Earlier a seepage was drawn by this lake from upper lake now it is blocked after many cement, cement-concrete treatment works to maintain the water level of upper lake. This lake is surrounded in two sides by townships and western side there is a garden, Kahtlapura Ram Mandir, Naval, PHQ etc and The North end has a main barrage known as PUL PUKHTA from which the Sultania Road is passing. Over flow is also at this end known as Patra. Once spilled water used to fall just like a spread sheet and the regulate is also got the name Patra River which joins in the Halali river a tributery river of Berea. Now this lake is quite clean as regularly cleaning of the lake is done. Once it was very famous for boating as Neelam boat club was managing the boats and it is a centre for Naval training activities. Water is quite polluted and it is not drinkable. The most interesting fact is that this lake was supplying water to the Noor Bagh as still a high wall at the eastern end can be noticed and heavy bucket wheel and Persian wheel which were run by the oxes and gravitational force was helping to run this water up to 2. 5 kilometres. It was an ancient technique and now wall and bucket wheel which is known as Rahat are still remaining but Persian wheel is not there. An artificial water was constructed to flow the water up to the Nawab Jenhagir Mo hammed Khan's Palace as Noor Bagh was the part of that palace.In the East Khatlapura Ram Mandir, North West Kali Mata Mandir, Rani Mahala in the West, upper lake, Gauhar Mahal, Francis Assisi Cathedral, Mali Mandir, Sadar Manzil, Moti Masjid etc are the attractions in nearby vicinity. Indian Coffee House, Hotel Jameel, Manohar Dairy and Restaurant, Tripti, Rajhans etc are the very famous muticuisine family restaurants to cater the visitors needs.

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  • A beautiful lake with ancient water supply system.
  • A beautiful lake with ancient water supply system.
  • A beautiful lake with ancient water supply system.
  • A beautiful lake with ancient water supply system.

Er shubham Patwa

Er shubham Patwa4.3/5

2 reviews

Awesome place with peaceful environment

Awesome place for vacations. Peaceful environment and all your needs are fulfilled in one place. I love this place and I go there everyday in the evening to see it.

Shiva Agrawal

Shiva Agrawal4.3/5

1 review

Bhopal Lower Lake - Awesome place to visit

Bhopal is known as City of Lakes and Lower Lake is one of the famous place of Bhopal. You can visit with your family and friends. Weather is awesome at Lake view and you feel happiness at that place. You can find lot of activities there like Paddle Boating, Motor Boat, Cruise etc. Best time to go to Lake is around 4 pm because boating is closed at 6 pm. There are lot of options for food. You will find every kind of food there.

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Gayle Smith

Gayle Smith5.0/5

1 review

Fully filled with fantasy

I loved it, made my holiday very good, enjoyed very much with the food which was very tasty & spicy. During sunset that scene was very beautiful, it was giving me a feel of heaven. It was separating me from all tensions and stress. Exactly what I wanted after a long time.

Prashant Bhardwaj

Prashant Bhardwaj4.6/5

11 reviews

Different kind of boat ride

This is a beautiful place to visit , having a calm environment with lot of boats to ride. Experienced power boat and paddle driven boat. The boat owning organization use to provide you life jacket, street food is OK not really great. Spend 400 bucks and you will get an experience of 3/4 types of boat rides.

Siddharth Singhal

Siddharth Singhal5.0/5

5 reviews

The atmosphere is very apt for couples

A good place. The atmosphere is very apt for couples. Worth a visit.

Sam Ahamed

Sam Ahamed4.6/5

2 reviews

Beautiful view of the lake

Beautiful view of the lake. The ambience, and the pleasant breeze added to it, was a really wonderful experience.

Vineet tripathi

Vineet tripathi3.2/5

61 reviews

Less happening than upper lake

This lake is just adjacent to upper lake of Bhopal. With government putting lots of emphasis on developing the Upper Lake, this lake has been neglected in the recent years. However there are many beautiful parks adjacent to the lake boundary from where you get beautiful view of this lake.

Tushar makhija

Tushar makhija3.9/5

3 reviews

Lower lake

The lake with park. Awesome place to spend evening time boating, having snacks at rainbow. Best place for children to play safely, suited at main road. No entry fee.

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Lower lake, Bhopal

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Lower lake, Bhopal
Lower lake, Bhopal

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Lower lake, Bhopal
Lower lake, Bhopal

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Lower lake, Bhopal
Lower lake, Bhopal

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Lower lake, Bhopal