11 days in New Delhi & Central India Itinerary

11 days in New Delhi & Central India Itinerary

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11 days in New Delhi & Central India Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Jabalpur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Khajuraho
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Bhopal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Indore
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Chicago

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, see the interesting displays at Relics of Buddha at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi online holiday planner .

Chicago, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Chicago to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for much hotter days in New Delhi, with highs around 93°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabalpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Food Tours

1
night
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 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chauragarh Fort, then appreciate the history behind Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir, then make a trip to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Dhuandhar Falls.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jabalpur trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from New Delhi to Jabalpur with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Jabalpur are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dhuandhar Falls ©
Dhuandhar Falls
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat ©
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat
Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir ©
Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Raneh Falls, admire the striking features of Devi Jagdamba Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matangeshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nandi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Viswanath Temple, and finally examine the collection at Dhubela Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Khajuraho tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Jabalpur to Khajuraho in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bhopal.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Raneh Falls
Highlights from your plan
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple
Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple

1
night
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, then learn more about the world around you at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal Palace.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bhopal tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Khajuraho to Bhopal in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in October, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Indore.

Things to do in Bhopal

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum ©
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Taj Mahal Palace ©
Taj Mahal Palace

1
night
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir, admire the striking features of Khajrana Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, then appreciate the history behind Rajneet Hanuman Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hrimkargiri Jain Shwetambar Tirth, and finally hunt for treasures at Sarafa Bazaar.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Indore trip planner .

You can drive from Bhopal to Indore in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Sarafa Bazaar ©
Sarafa Bazaar
Hrimkargiri Jain Shwetambar Tirth ©
Hrimkargiri Jain Shwetambar Tirth

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