Surrounding the Bhojtal, or Upper Lake, Bhopal is one of India’s greenest cities; though it was on the world map after the most terrible of circumstances, The Bhopal Disaster in 1984.  Visitors can learn about this tragic event at The Remember Bhopal Museum. The reigning royal family, still in residence, continue to strive to reinvent tourism in the area, for all the right reasons. Also boasting one of the country’s largest mosques, Taj-ul-Masjid, which overlooks the city with its distinguishable 18-storey high minarets. The best time to visit is between October and March.