13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Kohka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mandla
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Orchha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Gwalior
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Ujjain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Kalighat Kali Temple for their historical value. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Park Street, examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kolkata (Calcutta). In October in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kohka.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Park Street ©
Park Street
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

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Kohka

Kohka ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Pench Tiger Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kohka trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kohka. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Kohka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mandla.

Things to do in Kohka

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Pench Tiger Reserve
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Pench Tiger Reserve ©
Pench Tiger Reserve

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Mandla

Mandla ©
Mandla is a town with municipality in Mandla district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Garam Pani Kund and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kanha National Park.

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You can drive from Kohka to Mandla in 4 hours. October in Mandla sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Mandla

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kanha National Park ©
Kanha National Park

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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 24th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Lakshmana Temple, steep yourself in history at Pratapeswar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitragupta Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Hanuman Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Khajuraho trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Mandla to Khajuraho in 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Chitragupta Temple ©
Chitragupta Temple
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple

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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 26th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Betwa River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Raja Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Mandir. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Raja Mahal, contemplate the long history of Orchha Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Jahangir Mahal.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orchha visit planner.

Drive from Khajuraho to Orchha in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Orchha can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Gwalior.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple
Ram Raja Temple ©
Ram Raja Temple

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Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Bateswar group of temples - Morena Gwailor, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Gandhi Prani Udhyan, then delve into the distant past at Gwalior Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahastrabahu Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Gwalior holiday maker .

You can drive from Orchha to Gwalior in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Gwalior are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ujjain.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple

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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 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kal Bhairav Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harsiddhi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, and finally contemplate the long history of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagarkot ki Rani Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranmukteshwar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patal Bhairav Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangalnath Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ujjain driving holiday planner .

Getting from Gwalior to Ujjain by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Ujjain, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can 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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