21 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

21 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Gwalior
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
2
Orchha
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Khajuraho
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Jabalpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Kohka
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Mandu
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
7
Chanderi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Sanchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Bhopal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Sanchi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Gopachal Parvat, explore the ancient world of Gwalior Fort, then take an in-depth tour of Gujari Mahal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gwalior tour itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gwalior is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, Gwalior is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib
Gopachal Parvat ©
Gopachal Parvat

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Chhatris Cenotaphs, then explore the activities along Betwa River, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and finally steep yourself in history at Orchha Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Jhansi Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Raja Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orchha tour planning app.

You can take a train from Gwalior to Orchha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Orchha sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jhansi Fort
Highlights from your plan
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal
Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple

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.
Step out of Khajuraho with an excursion to Raneh Falls in Chhatarpur--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho, steep yourself in history at Pratapeswar Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Khajuraho online trip planner.

You can drive from Orchha to Khajuraho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jabalpur.

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
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 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir, then make a trip to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dhuandhar Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabalpur travel planning site.

You can drive from Khajuraho to Jabalpur in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kohka.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhuandhar Falls ©
Dhuandhar Falls
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat ©
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat
Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir ©
Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir

2
nights
Kohka

Kohka ©
Pench Tiger Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Kohka: Mahakaleshwar Mandir (in Seoni) and Totladoh Dam (in Ramtek).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kohka vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Jabalpur to Kohka takes 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kohka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mandu.

Things to do in Kohka

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pench Tiger Reserve, Mahakaleshwar Mandir, Totladoh Dam
Highlights from your plan
Pench Tiger Reserve ©
Pench Tiger Reserve
Totladoh Dam ©
Totladoh Dam
Mahakaleshwar Mandir ©
Mahakaleshwar Mandir

2
nights
Mandu

Mandu ©
Mandu or Mandavgad is a uninhabited ancient city in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the striking features of Hindola Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal), then don't miss a visit to Gada Shah Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Rani Roopmati Pavillion.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mandu route maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kohka to Mandu. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chanderi.

Things to do in Mandu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gada Shah Palace ©
Gada Shah Palace
Rani Roopmati Pavillion ©
Rani Roopmati Pavillion
Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal) ©
Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal)

1
night
Chanderi

Chanderi ©
Chanderi is a town of historical importance in Ashoknagar District of the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Chanderi Fort, then make a trip to Khuni Darwaza Chanderi, and then admire the striking features of Koshak Mahal. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Kati Ghati Gateway, examine the collection at Chanderi Museum, then delve into the distant past at Ramnagar Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Badal Mahal Gate.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chanderi road trip site.

Getting from Mandu to Chanderi by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sanchi.

Things to do in Chanderi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chanderi Fort ©
Chanderi Fort
Kati Ghati Gateway ©
Kati Ghati Gateway
Chanderi Museum ©
Chanderi Museum

2
nights
Sanchi

Sanchi ©
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. You've now added Bhimbetka Caves to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): Head underground at Bhimbetka Caves, examine the collection at Sanchi Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sanchi Stupas, admire the striking features of Sanchi Stupa No. 2, then don't miss a visit to Western Gate, and finally delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanchi trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Chanderi to Sanchi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bhopal.

Things to do in Sanchi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Udayagiri Caves, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Bhimbetka Caves
Highlights from your plan
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Sanchi Stupa No. 2 ©
Sanchi Stupa No. 2
Western Gate
Western Gate

3
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Bhopal is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tropic of Cancer.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bhopal trip site.

You can drive from Sanchi to Bhopal in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bhopal can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sanchi.
Highlights from your plan
Tropic of Cancer ©
Tropic of Cancer

2
nights
Sanchi

Sanchi ©
You've now added Bhimbetka Caves to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Sanchi Stupa No. 3 and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bhimbetka Caves.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanchi online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Bhopal to Sanchi takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sanchi

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Khamba Baba/Heliodorus Pillar, Bhimbetka Caves
Highlights from your plan
Khamba Baba/Heliodorus Pillar ©
Khamba Baba/Heliodorus Pillar
Sanchi Stupa No. 3
Sanchi Stupa No. 3

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