17 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

17 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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Fly
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Gwalior
— 1 night
Train to Jhansi Jn, Taxi to Orchha
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Orchha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khajuraho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chanderi
— 1 night
Drive
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Sanchi
— 1 night
Drive
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Ujjain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mandu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bhojpur
— 2 nights
Drive to Raja Bhoj International Airport, Fly to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

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Gwalior

— 1 night
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 18th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Gujari Mahal, then explore the ancient world of Gwalior Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sun Temple.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gwalior trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gwalior is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gwalior when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites · Museums

Orchha

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Betwa River, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Raja Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Orchha Fort, steep yourself in history at Raja Mahal, and then contemplate the long history of Jhansi Fort.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Orchha tour itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Gwalior to Orchha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Orchha, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Khajuraho

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Lakshmana Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, then revel in the low prices at Khajuraho's Textile & Looms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho, admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, contemplate the long history of Pratapeswar Temple, then admire the sheer force of Raneh Falls, and finally steep yourself in history at Hanuman Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Khajuraho vacation maker site.

You can drive from Orchha to Khajuraho in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chanderi.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Chanderi

— 1 night
Chanderi is a town of historical importance in Ashoknagar District of the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Koshak Mahal, admire the striking features of Kati Ghati Gateway, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Chanderi Fort and then admire the landmark architecture of Badal Mahal Gate.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chanderi trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Khajuraho to Chanderi takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sanchi.

Things to do in Chanderi

Historic Sites

Sanchi

— 1 night
Sanchi is a Buddhist complex, famous for its Great Stupa, on a hilltop at Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the State of Madhya Pradesh,India.It is located in north-east of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Head underground at Udayagiri Caves, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sanchi Stupa No. 2.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sanchi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Chanderi to Sanchi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sanchi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ujjain.

Things to do in Sanchi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ujjain

— 2 nights

City of Temples

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.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kal Bhairav Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harsiddhi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chintaman Ganesh Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadkalika Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangalnath Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranmukteshwar Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ujjain trip planner.

Getting from Sanchi to Ujjain by car takes about 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mandu.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mandu

— 3 nights
Mandu or Mandavgad is a uninhabited ancient city in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the striking features of Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal), don't miss a visit to Taveli Mahal, and then steep yourself in history at Queen's Fort. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ahilyabai Ghats, make a trip to Gada Shah Palace, and then admire the striking features of Rani Roopmati Pavillion.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mandu tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ujjain to Mandu takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mandu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bhojpur.

Things to do in Mandu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bhojpur

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhojeshwar Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bhojpur vacation planning site.

You can drive from Mandu to Bhojpur in 6.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bhojpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Bhojpur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Madhya Pradesh travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · History Museums
The Heart of India; The Heart of Incredible India; MP
Centrally located in the subcontinent, Madhya Pradesh has been the crossroads of cultures and influences--Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim alike--throughout its history. Things to see in Madhya Pradesh include ancient stone temple complexes with impressive towers and intricate erotic carvings, historic forts, elaborate mosques, and UNESCO-protected Mesolithic stone paintings. With a subtropical climate and 30 per cent of its territory covered by forest, the province offers numerous scenic hikes with waterfalls, hills, and rivulets to admire. Straddling the Narmada River, which runs through a magnificent marble gorge, Madhya Pradesh also abounds with wildlife and nature reserves. Visit the national park with the highest population density of tigers in the world, and see other magnificent animals while you're at it. Take a dip in one of the sacred rivers and sample regional cuisine rich with spices and exotic flavors.