About Bhopal

The City of Lakes,Bhopal capital of Madhya Pradesh, is a fascinating amalgam of scenic beauty, old historic city and modern urban planning. It consist of various natural as well as artificial lakes and is also one of the greenest cities in India, Paving its way to future city.

Bhopal has been selected as one of the first twenty Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi’s flagship Smart Cities Mission and will be the first smart city of India in coming years.

scenic view of Bhopal

How to reach Bhopal

Bhopal by Air

Bhopal Airport is well connected with rest of the major cities and towns such as Mumbai, Indore, Gwalior and Delhi. The airport is located at a distance of 15 km from the heart of the city.You can easily book flights to Bhopal. Tourists may hire a taxi or a cab from the airport to reach the place smoothly.
Nearest Airport : Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal

Bhopal Airport
Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal

Bhopal by railways

Their are two major railway station in the city. The Bhopal Junction Railway Station (BPL) and Habibganj Railway Station (HBJ) which both are well connected with all major railheads of the country.

Bhopal by road-transport

City has passage of NH No.12, NH 86 and NH no. 17 which connects it to all major city. It also has very well connectivity to nearby places.

Places to Explore.

  • The 10th biggest mall in India, the DB City Mall, that happens to be the largest mall in whole of the Central India.
  • The second largest mosque in India, the Taj-ul-Masajid.
  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya – National Museum of Mankind.
  • Many dams in and around Bhopal. Kerwa Dam, Kolar Dam, Halali Dam etc.
  • The Upper Lake. Sheer beauty. Yeah, the lower lake too.
  • Van Vihar National Park.
  • Bharat Bhawan : for the performing and visual arts.
  • The Birla Mandir.
  • Manua Bhan ki Tekri.
  • Gauhar Mahal if you are an art lover.
  • Gufa Mandir.
  • Islamnagar.
    Around the city,

    The Sanchi Stupa
    Bheembetika Rock shelters.
    Bhojpur Temple.

 

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Picture Shows Manua Bhan ki Tekri and Taj-ul-Masajid

 

Place to Check-in

Bhopali’s are not just good at welcoming but also good at providing a luxurious experience of comfort stay. These few hotels are enchanting on which anyone can count on anytime.

High Range Hotels:

  • Jeha Numa Palace
  • Sayaji Hotel
  • Courtyard Marriott
  • Noor-Us-Sabah Palace
  • Jeha Numa Retreat
  • Ashoka Lakeview
  • Hotel Amer Greens
  • The Residency Bhopal

Medium Range Hotels:

  • Hotel Rajhans Regent
  • Jains Hotel Rajhans, MP Nagar
  • Hotel Shree Vatika
  • Hotel Sarthak New Market
  • HOTEL ALANKAR PALACE
  • Hotel Shree Vinayak Palace
  • Hotel Reshumrao
  • Hotel K International
  • Hotel Shagun

These hotels are good and have good amenities, We will add more in the list as we explore some more good hotels.

If you are a foodie, roam around in the streets of the old city and they’ll serve your taste buds really well.

People of Bhopal: 

Bhopal the city of nawabs welcomes people from all around the world it is home for people from all backgrounds and these people are called as Bhopali. People are well educated and simple. City has ebullience of tech-freak students. Lifestyle of its inhabitant posses both western and traditional essence.

Joining an Indian WordCamp is now easy for outsiders

It is very favorable for International associates to participate in WordCamp Bhopal. If you are troubled about your Indian Visa, worry not. Getting an Indian Visa is a very easy process. Go to the official website,

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html 

and check whether you can get the visa on arrival or not, it depends on the country of your origin. Keep yourself ready with passport sized photograph, scan copy of your passport and other such documents. You have to pay a general amount of 60 USD online. It takes about 2-3 days to process your application. You will be notified by email about visa on arrival granted to you. Print this email and get with you.

In the airport follow the signs “Tourist visa on arrival”. There they will take your fingerprints and put the visa in your passport. And finally you are on your way to WordCamp Bhopal (^_^).

What is Wordcamp?

WordCamps are those casual, empowering,informative and inspiring conferences which are organised in order to make people aware of WordPress and everything related to it. Since years WordPress has been the largest self hosted blogging platform pertaining to nearly 26% of world websites. It is the biggest blogging and publishing software which empowers around 1/4th of the sites of web.

The first ever WordCamp event was organised in San Francisco in the year 2006. Subsequent to that, WordCamps are now organised by local WordPress communities throughout the world. WordCamps are special conferences which mainly focus on using WordPress in more emphatic ways, using its plugins ,theme development etc. WordCamps cover interactive sessions,guest lectures, presentations and many such educative talks which makes you aware to the Nerves of WordPress.

WordCamps are widely attended by people ranging from WordPress developers , professional to beginners and people who urge to learn new. The event is organised in such a way that, it turns out to be the most memorable day for all the attendees. It is open to all people from developers, designers to newbies. Not only the technocrats can build up their mind, but also for people with realistic talents like singing, dancing may also get bumped into you during the event. You’ll meet a lot a crazy talents out their to amplify your talent and produce astonishing .

WordCamps are probably the best deal that occurs in years at your place or maybe,You get to attend one as these are featured with experienced speakers from web world who are their to share their knowledge.

Unlike other conferences, it is a low-entitled conference which focuses on using of WordPress blogging, issues around blogging, the blogging business ,social media and things revolving around WordPress. Its a great opportunity for WordPress users and others to be a part of great communal activity , to learn and inspire.

So, If there’s already a WordCamp scheduled for your place, go for it. Hurry, because you never know when they run out tickets..!

Why you should attend WordCamp Bhopal

Readers, this might be the first question wandering in your mind when you heard about WordCamp Bhopal.. Isn’t it? We are going to provide you handful reasons for being a part of WordCamp.

Do you know that WordCamp Bhopal is the only event to be conducted by WordPress community in central India this year. Complementary to other three WordCamps – Nashik , Pune and Mumbai (successfully organised in March) in India, immeasurable efforts are drawn by organisers and volunteers to make WordCamp Bhopal a remarkable event.

What’s it all about

WordCamp is an international conference where freelancers, developers, bloggers and publishers participate, sharing common interest owing to WordPress. The standard and esteem of this event is incomparable. Being an adjunct of WordCamp Bhopal, will not only amplify your interest in WordPress but also forge you as a lead in blogging business.

Interaction

Interaction with WordPress Core contributers, Forum moderators, WordPress based businessmen or Automatticians will not only hike your profile but also fills your crave for web development, blogging and app development. We understand that WordPress means different things for different people and this is your chance to learn a little bit about those other things. WordPress means the business of theme or plugin or website building for some. Some use it to create, share and promote to the world. While for others it’s a tool to build and foster a community. WordPress means code to some while it means moving away from coding to others. We’ve got all of you sorted while being a fun and casual learning experience.

Time to grab something exciting

Also, are you aware of our Swag ? Yes we are providing you things for free like T-Shirts, stickers , temporary tattoos, etc. We want you to be mesmerized in the memories of our remarkable event even after its wind up.

We know that you have a passion for WordPress and we want to invite you to come share that with us. Book your tickets right at the moment they go live.

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Call for Volunteers

WordCamp Bhopal 2016 is on track.  The venue is, Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Bhopal.

We already have some volunteers, who have been attending our regular monthly meetups. Please feel free to join the Bhopal WordPress Meetup group.

WordCamps are not possible without a community of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please get in touch with us by filling in details in the form below.

One way of the best ways to volunteer is by spreading the word about WordCamp Bhopal.