Posting this very late. I had been to Bhopal a few months back on some work. It was my first visit to the state of Madhya Pradesh, though I have passed through it once on my way back from Delhi to Mumbai by train. I had always wanted to visit the city, and the state.
Unfortunately, work pressures meant that I really did not get to see the city, except spend some time at one of the lakes, and visit a temple atop a hill, reached via cable car.
But I liked what little I saw of the city. The weather was pleasant, the roads were not very crowded, and it had a good, small city atmosphere.
I hope I will be able to make a visit back in the future, and spend some time seeing the city and sights around it, such as Sanchi.