The capital of Madya Pradesh, Bhopal, is infamous for the appalling industrial disaster of 1984 when an American-built pesticide plant leaked poisonous gas into the city, causing death and injury on an unprecedented scale. But don’t let the shadow cast by the tragedy deter you from visiting this fascinating capital, whose antique core holds a wonderfully traditional bazaar and some remarkable Islamic buildings.
They date from the 19th century when Bhopal was ruled by a succession of Begums, or ‘queens’, who lavished considerable funds on improving the infrastructure and appearance of their capital. The Begums’ pièce de résistance, dominating the skyline to the southwest, is the massive Taj-ul-Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India.
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