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Traveling to Bhopal
Raja Bhoj Airport is located around 15 km from the city center of Bhopal and primarily handles domestic flights around India. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Bhopal will not be able to make the journey directly as no airlines offer direct flights from the UAE. However, the airport has several connections around India which enables UAE-based travelers to make the trip with just a single transfer.
Raja Bhoj Airport consists of a single passenger terminal and offers a decent variety of facilities and services to keep travelers happy. There are a couple of restaurants and cafés available for refreshments and meals, while you can also do a bit of duty-free shopping during your stay. In addition to this, the airport offers Wi-Fi connectivity so you can get online if you need to. Once your flight has touched down at the airport you can find public buses to reach the city center, although the bus station is around a 10-minute walk from the airport. Alternatively, it may be more convenient to simply hop in a taxi to reach your destination.
Reasons to Visit Bhopal
Along with its various heritage sites, Bhopal offers far more for travelers with attractions like the famous Bhimbetka Caves and the Van Vihar wildlife sanctuary. One of the best places to go during your stay in the city is to see the Upper Lake and Lower Lake which are also very close to the wildlife conservation area. Bhopal can also be a busy and bustling place, especially around its marketplaces and shopping malls like the New Market, while you will also find a plethora of authentic local restaurants alongside well-known international chains.
Bhopal Travel Information
If you are traveling to India as a UAE national, you can go online before your journey to fly for an e-visa which will allow you to stay in the country for up to 60 days. In Bhopal the weather can get hot to a similar level as it is in the UAE with average highs exceeding 40 degrees in May, while throughout the rest of the year it still stays fairly warm. Be advised that there is a rainy season in the region which begins in June and continues until September, while Bhopal is otherwise quite dry with very little rainfall. You may find that prices in the city for things like transportation, accommodation and food are cheaper compared to the UAE, while the currency you will need is the Indian rupee.
Where to Stay
* This information is correct as of June 2019
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