8 days in Varanasi, Bhopal & Ujjain Itinerary

8 days in Varanasi, Bhopal & Ujjain Itinerary

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8 days in Varanasi, Bhopal & Ujjain Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  2​h
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Bhopal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Ujjain
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
days
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then explore the activities along Ganges River. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and then make a trip to Sarnath.

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Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bhopal.

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Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River ©
Ganges River
Walking tours

3
days
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sanchi Stupas and DB City Mall. When in Bhopal, make a side trip to see Bhojeshwar Temple in Bhojpur, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Badi Jheel Lake, explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind, and admire the landmark architecture of Birla Mandir.

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Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Bhopal takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Ujjain.

Things to do in Bhopal

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Sanchi Stupas, Bhojeshwar Temple
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Bhojeshwar Temple ©
Bhojeshwar Temple
Lakshmi Narayana Temple ©
Lakshmi Narayana Temple
Sanchi Stupas ©
Sanchi Stupas

2
days
Ujjain

Ujjain ©
The capital of one of the region's ancient kingdoms, Ujjain lost some of its political and cultural importance during the years of the Raj.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangalnath Temple, then explore and take pictures at Sandipani Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadkalika Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranmukteshwar Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harsiddhi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Ghat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chintaman Ganesh Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple.

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Getting from Bhopal to Ujjain by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Mangalnath Temple ©
Mangalnath Temple
Harsiddhi Temple ©
Harsiddhi Temple
Sandipani Ashram ©
Sandipani Ashram

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