16 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

16 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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16 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Jabalpur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Mandla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kohka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Indore
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bhopal
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Khajuraho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Orchha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Gwalior
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Jabalpur

Jabalpur ©
Many of the cultural and natural attractions of Jabalpur stem from the city's surrounding abundance of marble.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Lord Shiva Statue. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Dhuandhar Falls, don't miss a visit to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, and then stroll through Bhawartal Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jabalpur vacation builder website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jabalpur is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Jabalpur when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Mandla.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Parks Nature
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Dhuandhar Falls ©
Dhuandhar Falls
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat ©
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat
Bhawartal Garden ©
Bhawartal Garden

1
night
Mandla

Mandla ©
Mandla is a town with municipality in Mandla district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kanha National Park and then make a trip to Garam Pani Kund.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mandla road trip app .

Getting from Jabalpur to Mandla by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mandla are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kohka.

Things to do in Mandla

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kanha National Park ©
Kanha National Park

1
night
Kohka

Kohka ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Pench Tiger Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kohka road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mandla to Kohka takes 4 hours. Traveling from Mandla in December, expect nights in Kohka to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Indore.

Things to do in Kohka

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Pench Tiger Reserve
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Pench Tiger Reserve ©
Pench Tiger Reserve

3
nights
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indore: Ujjain (Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarafa Bazaar, steep yourself in history at Rajwada Indore, and don't miss a visit to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Indore visit planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kohka to Indore. While traveling from Kohka, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Indore, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ujjain
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Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

3
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
When in Bhopal, make a side trip to see Sanchi Stupas in Sanchi, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, contemplate the waterfront views at Badi Jheel Lake, take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind, and explore the fascinating underground world of Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bhopal road trip app .

Traveling by car from Indore to Bhopal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Bhopal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Bhopal

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sanchi Stupas
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Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Yodhasthal ©
Yodhasthal

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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Raneh Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Khajuraho trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bhopal to Khajuraho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Raneh Falls
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Betwa River, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then make a trip to Chhatris Cenotaphs, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Raja Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple, contemplate the long history of Orchha Fort, and then steep yourself in history at Raja Mahal.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orchha trip planner .

Getting from Khajuraho to Orchha by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gwalior.

Things to do in Orchha

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

2
nights
Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Gujari Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahastrabahu Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Gwalior Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Gandhi Prani Udhyan, then make a trip to Gopachal Parvat, and then admire the striking features of Jai Vilas Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gwalior tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Orchha to Gwalior by car takes about 3 hours. January in Gwalior sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple

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