16 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

16 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Orchha
— 2 nights
Train:  7 h
3
Bhopal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Pachmarhi
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Bandhavgarh National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
6
Chanderi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Devi Jagdamba Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Khajuraho road trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Khajuraho is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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

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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the activities along Betwa River, don't miss a visit to Chhatris Cenotaphs, contemplate the long history of Orchha Fort, contemplate the long history of Raja Mahal, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and finally steep yourself in history at Jhansi Fort.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Orchha online travel route planner.

Drive from Khajuraho to Orchha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Orchha are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jhansi Fort
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Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chhatris Cenotaphs
Chhatris Cenotaphs
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple

2
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Step out of Bhopal to go to Sanchi and see Sanchi Stupas, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, get engrossed in the history at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, admire the striking features of Cable Stay Bridge, and learn about all things military at Yodhasthal.

Discover how to plan a Bhopal trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Orchha to Bhopal in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Bhopal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Pachmarhi.

Things to do in Bhopal

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sanchi Stupas
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Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Upper Lake ©
Upper Lake
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum ©
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum

5
nights
Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi ©
The sole hill station in the state, Pachmarhi attracts visitors with its cool temperatures and diversity of natural attractions.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Satpura National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Bee Falls, explore the striking landscape at Dhoopgarh, get great views at Priyadarshini Point, Pachmarhi, and don't miss a visit to Pandav Caves.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pachmarhi trip maker website.

You can drive from Bhopal to Pachmarhi in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bandhavgarh National Park.

Things to do in Pachmarhi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Dhoopgarh ©
Dhoopgarh
Bee Falls ©
Bee Falls
Jata Shankar Mandir ©
Jata Shankar Mandir

2
nights
Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park ©
A trip to Bandhavgarh National Park offers ample opportunity to see wildlife, including its famous elephants and Asian tigers.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belha Temple, get great views at Climbers Point, then pause for some photo ops at Shesh-Saiya, then contemplate the long history of Dhamli, and finally make a trip to Bandhavgarh Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Bandhavgarh Ancient Caves, then examine the collection at Baghel Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bandhavgarh Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bandhavgarh National Park attractions planning app.

You can drive from Pachmarhi to Bandhavgarh National Park in 9.5 hours. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Chanderi.

Things to do in Bandhavgarh National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Belha Temple, Dhamli, Bandhavgarh Fort
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Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary
Shesh-Saiya
Shesh-Saiya
Bandhavgarh Fort ©
Bandhavgarh Fort

2
nights
Chanderi

Chanderi ©
Chanderi is a town of historical importance in Ashoknagar District of the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Shehzadi Ka Rauza, admire the striking features of Kati Ghati Gateway, see the interesting displays at Chanderi Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Koshak Mahal, then see human ingenuity at work at Rajghat Dam, and finally delve into the distant past at Ramnagar Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chanderi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bandhavgarh National Park to Chanderi takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chanderi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Chanderi Fort ©
Chanderi Fort
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid
Kati Ghati Gateway ©
Kati Ghati Gateway

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