19 days in Central India & Nagpur Itinerary

19 days in Central India & Nagpur Itinerary

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Indore
— 1 night
Drive
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Ujjain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bhopal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pachmarhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Jabalpur
— 1 night
Drive
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Khajuraho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orchha
— 1 night
Taxi to Jhansi Jn, Train to Gwalior
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Gwalior
— 1 night
Fly
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Patna
— 1 night
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Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
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Ranchi
— 1 night
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Nagpur
— 2 nights

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Indore

Street Food Capital of India

The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Devguradia Shiva Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaila Devi Temple, examine the collection at Kanha Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hrimkargiri Jain Shwetambar Tirth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Nehru Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijasen Tekri, see the interesting displays at Royal Museum, identify plant and animal life at Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranjeet Hanuman Mandir, and finally cool off at Mayank Blue Water Park.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Indore online driving holiday planner.

Nagpur to Indore is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nagpur in January, you will find days in Indore are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ujjain.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Ujjain

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bharat Mata Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Janardan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranmukteshwar Temple, then see the interesting displays at Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ankapata, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pir Matsyendranath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): gain insight at Vikram University, take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple, look and learn at Jantar Mantar, then deepen your understanding at Kalidasa Academy, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gomti Kund, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kheoni Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ujjain travel route planner.

Drive from Indore to Ujjain in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ujjain can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Bhopal

City of Lakes

A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cable Stay Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manuabhan Tekri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khatlapura Mandir, then pause for some photo ops at Shaurya Smarak Bhopal, then steep yourself in history at Ginnorgarh Fort, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lower Lake. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Moti Masjid, examine the collection at Birla Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Birla Mandir, then pick up some local products at Bittan Market Haat, then learn more about the world around you at Regional Museum of Natural History, and finally head outdoors with Flying Fox.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bhopal trip tool.

You can drive from Ujjain to Bhopal in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January in Bhopal, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pachmarhi.

Things to do in Bhopal

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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Pachmarhi

The sole hill station in the state, Pachmarhi attracts visitors with its cool temperatures and diversity of natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Rajat Pratap (Big/Silver Fall), take in the dramatic scenery at Rajat Prapat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pachmarhi Catholic Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mahadeo Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chauragarh Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pachmarhi trip maker site.

Drive from Bhopal to Pachmarhi in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jabalpur.

Things to do in Pachmarhi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Jabalpur

Marble City

Many of the cultural and natural attractions of Jabalpur stem from the city's surrounding abundance of marble.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paat Baba Temple, delve into the distant past at Kankali Devi Mandir, don't miss a visit to Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir, then make a trip to Chauragarh Fort, then admire the striking features of Bastar Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pisanhari Ki Madiya.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jabalpur trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Pachmarhi to Jabalpur in 6.5 hours. In January in Jabalpur, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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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.
Chaturbhuj Temple and Dhubela Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Varaha Temple and Viswanath Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Chhatarpur (Matangesvara Temple, Ken Gharial Sanctuary, &more) and Janwaar Castle (in Panna Tiger Reserve). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matangeshwara Temple, admire the masterpieces at State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Khajuraho, and admire the striking features of Parshwanath Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Khajuraho sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Jabalpur to Khajuraho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Orchha.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 (Tue), steep yourself in history at Maharaja Gangadhar Rao ki Chatri, contemplate the long history of Rani Mahal, contemplate the waterfront views at Betwa River, then contemplate the long history of Orchha Fort, then contemplate the long history of Raja Mahal, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rai Praveen Mahal.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Orchha road trip site.

You can drive from Khajuraho to Orchha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gwalior.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Gwalior

The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 27th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Gandhi Prani Udhyan, delve into the distant past at Bateswar group of temples - Morena Gwailor, see the interesting displays at Kala Vithika, then examine the collection at Sarod Ghar, then contemplate the long history of Suraj Kund, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Motimahal-Heritage Building of Scindia Dynasty.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gwalior itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Orchha to Gwalior in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Gwalior sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Patna.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

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Patna

Occupying the southern bank of the famous Ganges River, the state capital of Patna combines an important religious and regal heritage with a fast-growing commercial and transport hub.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): go for a walk through Kangan Ghat (Chimney Ghat), don't miss a visit to Sher Shah Suri Masjid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Patna, then take an in-depth tour of Bihar Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Luke's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Stephen's Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Patna trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Gwalior to Patna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Patna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Bodh Gaya

One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Koteshwarnath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ratnaghara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rajayatna Tree, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Burmese Vihara Monastary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ajapala Nigrodha Tree.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bodh Gaya travel route planner.

Drive from Patna to Bodh Gaya in 4 hours. January in Bodh Gaya sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ranchi.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Ranchi

City of Waterfalls

Ranchi sits on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, its elevation of 651 m (2,136 ft) giving it a relatively mild climate by the region's standards.
On the 30th (Sat), walk around Deer Park, admire the sheer force of Hirni Water Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Angrabadi Temple Complex, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India - Ranchi Ashram, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ranchi War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deori Temple.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Ranchi driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Bodh Gaya to Ranchi takes 5.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ranchi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nagpur.

Things to do in Ranchi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Nagpur

Orange City

Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sachee art gallery and South Central Zone Cultural Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Balaji Mandir Temple and Telankhedi Shiv Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Nagpur side-trips: Ramtek (Kapoor Baoli, Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Koradi Temple, admire the striking features of Bohra Masjid Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Poddareshwar Ram Temple, and contemplate the long history of All Saints' Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nagpur trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ranchi to Nagpur. While traveling from Ranchi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nagpur, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip