Bhopal is the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Bhopal District and Bhopal Division. The city was the capital of the former BhopalState. Bhopal is known as the City of Lakes for its various natural as well as artificial lakes and is also one of the greenest cities in India.Bhopal is said to have been founded by king Bhoja of the Paramara dynasty (1000–1055 A.D.), who ruled from his capital at Dhar.