18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
1
Bhopal
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Khajuraho
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Jabalpur
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Mandu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Ujjain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Bhopal

5
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Explore Bhopal's surroundings by going to Bhojeshwar Temple (in Bhojpur) and Sanchi (Sanchi Stupas, Northern Gate, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, get engrossed in the history at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind, contemplate the waterfront views at Badi Jheel Lake, and brush up on your military savvy at Yodhasthal.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bhopal. In November, daytime highs in Bhopal are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Bhopal

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sanchi, Bhojeshwar Temple, Bhimbetka Caves
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Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Upper Lake ©
Upper Lake

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.
Take a break from Khajuraho with a short trip to Pandav Falls and Caves in Panna, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho, admire the landmark architecture of Parshwanath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Raneh Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Khajuraho trip itinerary app .

Drive from Bhopal to Khajuraho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jabalpur.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pandav Falls and Caves, Raneh Falls
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Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Lakshmana Temple ©
Lakshmana Temple

3
nights
Jabalpur

Jabalpur ©
Many of the cultural and natural attractions of Jabalpur stem from the city's surrounding abundance of marble.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Dhuandhar Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pisanhari Ki Madiya, then take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rocks, and finally examine the collection at Rani Durgavati Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaushat Yogini, don't miss a visit to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, and then admire the engineering at Bargi Dam.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jabalpur journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Khajuraho to Jabalpur takes 6 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Jabalpur can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dhuandhar Falls ©
Dhuandhar Falls
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat ©
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat
Chaushat Yogini ©
Chaushat Yogini

2
nights
Mandu

Mandu ©
Mandu or Mandavgad is a uninhabited ancient city in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district. Change things up with these side-trips from Mandu: Maheshwar (Queen's Fort, Ahilyabai Ghats, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal), make a trip to Hoshang Shah’s Tomb होशैंग शाह का मकबरा, and explore the ancient world of Gada Shah Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mandu holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabalpur to Mandu. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ujjain.

Things to do in Mandu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maheshwar
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Queen's Fort ©
Queen's Fort
Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal) ©
Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal)
Rani Roopmati Pavillion ©
Rani Roopmati Pavillion

3
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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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harsiddhi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kal Bhairav Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangalnath Temple, and finally deepen your understanding at Sandipani Ashram. On your second day here, get outside with Mahakaleshwar and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chintaman Ganesh Temple.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ujjain vacation planner .

You can drive from Mandu to Ujjain in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ujjain are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites Outdoors
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Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Kal Bhairav Temple ©
Kal Bhairav Temple
Harsiddhi Temple ©
Harsiddhi Temple

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