10 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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10 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Durgapur
Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Orchha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Gwalior
— 1 night
train:  7​h 30​min
4
Bhopal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Indore
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ujjain
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h
End: Durgapur

1
night
Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple, then steep yourself in history at Pratapeswar Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Raneh Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then admire the striking features of Devi Jagdamba Temple, then examine the collection at Dhubela Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Parshwanath Temple.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Khajuraho trip planner .

Durgapur to Khajuraho is an approximately 19.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Raneh Falls
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Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Lakshmana Temple ©
Lakshmana Temple

1
night
Orchha

Orchha ©
A small market and farming town by the river, Orchha was once the capital of a powerful kingdom, and still shows as much in its historic sites.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple, steep yourself in history at Jahangir Mahal, steep yourself in history at Orchha Fort, then steep yourself in history at Raja Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Chhatris Cenotaphs, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Raja Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Orchha trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Khajuraho to Orchha in 4 hours. In January in Orchha, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gwalior.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple
Chhatris Cenotaphs
Chhatris Cenotaphs

1
night
Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Gwalior Fort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gwalior route planner.

Traveling by car from Orchha to Gwalior takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple

2
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, make a trip to Tropic of Cancer, and then explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Badi Jheel Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taj ul Masajid, then explore the activities along Upper Lake, and finally learn about all things military at Yodhasthal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bhopal journey planner .

Traveling by car from Gwalior to Bhopal takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daytime highs in Bhopal are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Indore.

Things to do in Bhopal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Yodhasthal ©
Yodhasthal

1
night
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Indore road trip planning website .

You can drive from Bhopal to Indore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ujjain.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga
Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir ©
Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir

2
nights
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 11th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Sandipani Ashram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kal Bhairav Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangalnath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harsiddhi Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ujjain attractions planner.

You can drive from Indore to Ujjain in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ujjain can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Kal Bhairav Temple ©
Kal Bhairav Temple
Harsiddhi Temple ©
Harsiddhi Temple

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