Teri - Bhopal is called the "City of Lakes". Our hotel, Rajit's Lake View, is situated on Upper Lake, with all 20 rooms facing the lake. The view was beautiful! The room was not to our usual standards but did the job, which on the first day, was to give us an opportunity to rest from the flight.
I tried to heed my mom's advice and get on local time as soon as possible, but I gave in to the unrelenting desire for sleep. We slept most of the first day in Bhopal, just having breakfast in the hotel restaurant, and otherwise not venturing out of our room. I told myself I had six weeks to explore India, and it was okay to spend the first day in the room getting adjusted.