11 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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11 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4​h
1
Indore
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ujjain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bhopal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pachmarhi
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Gwalior
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Orchha
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Jabalpur
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

few
hours
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarafa Bazaar and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Indore road trip app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Indore is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Indore, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Ujjain.

Things to do in Indore

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sarafa Bazaar ©
Sarafa Bazaar
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh and Nagarkot ki Rani Temple. Get some historical perspective at Patal Bhairav Temple and Harsiddhi Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Ujjain: Dewas (Kaila Devi Temple & Maa Chamunda Temple). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Ujjain Temple and deepen your understanding at Sandipani Ashram.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ujjain trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Indore to Ujjain in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Ujjain, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dewas
Highlights from your plan
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
ISKCON Ujjain Temple ©
ISKCON Ujjain Temple
Kal Bhairav Temple ©
Kal Bhairav Temple

2
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): Head underground at Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka and then explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Badi Jheel Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, and then explore the activities along Upper Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bhopal online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ujjain to Bhopal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Bhopal, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pachmarhi.

Things to do in Bhopal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Upper Lake ©
Upper Lake

1
night
Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi ©
The sole hill station in the state, Pachmarhi attracts visitors with its cool temperatures and diversity of natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): Head underground at Jata Shankar Mandir, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dhoopgarh, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bee Falls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pachmarhi sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Bhopal to Pachmarhi in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gwalior.

Things to do in Pachmarhi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dhoopgarh ©
Dhoopgarh
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Bee Falls ©
Bee Falls

1
day
Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod Qilla Gwalior, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahastrabahu Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Gwalior Fort.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gwalior trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pachmarhi to Gwalior takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Gwalior can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Orchha.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple
Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Raja Temple, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then contemplate the long history of Orchha Fort, then steep yourself in history at Raja Mahal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple. On your second day here, make a trip to Chhatris Cenotaphs, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jude's Shrine, contemplate the long history of Jhansi Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Lakshmi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Mandir Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Orchha day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Gwalior to Orchha takes 3 hours. October in Orchha sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Jabalpur.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jhansi
Highlights from your plan
Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Raja Mahal ©
Raja Mahal
St. Jude's Shrine ©
St. Jude's Shrine

1
day
Jabalpur

Jabalpur ©
Many of the cultural and natural attractions of Jabalpur stem from the city's surrounding abundance of marble.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir, don't miss a visit to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dhuandhar Falls.

Plan my day in Jabalpur using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Orchha to Jabalpur takes 7 hours. While traveling from Orchha, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jabalpur, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhuandhar Falls ©
Dhuandhar Falls
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat ©
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat

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