23 days in Madhya Pradesh & Chitrakoot Itinerary

23 days in Madhya Pradesh & Chitrakoot Itinerary

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23 days in Madhya Pradesh & Chitrakoot Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Ujjain
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
2
Gwalior
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Khajuraho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Chitrakoot
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Bandhavgarh National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Amarkantak
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Kanha National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Jabalpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Pachmarhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
10
Bhopal
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harsiddhi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranmukteshwar Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ujjain day trip planning tool .

Mumbai to Ujjain is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in January, things will get slightly colder in Ujjain: highs are around 29°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gwalior.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harsiddhi Temple ©
Harsiddhi Temple
Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple ©
Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple
Ranmukteshwar Temple ©
Ranmukteshwar Temple

2
nights
Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib, then delve into the distant past at Gwalior Fort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sun Temple. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Jai Vilas Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Teli Ka Mandir, and then don't miss a visit to Gopachal Parvat.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gwalior trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ujjain to Gwalior in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ujjain in January, things will get slightly colder in Gwalior: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orchha.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib ©
Jai Vilas Palace ©
Jai Vilas Palace

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.
Khajuraho is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho, contemplate the long history of Pratapeswar Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Parshwanath Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Khajuraho route planning website .

You can drive from Gwalior to Khajuraho in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Chitrakoot.

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

1
night
Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot ©
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Ghat and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gupt Godavari.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Chitrakoot trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Khajuraho to Chitrakoot in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Chitrakoot can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bandhavgarh National Park.

Things to do in Chitrakoot

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gupt Godavari ©
Gupt Godavari

3
nights
Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park ©
A trip to Bandhavgarh National Park offers ample opportunity to see wildlife, including its famous elephants and Asian tigers.
Bandhavgarh National Park is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bandhavgarh Hill, identify plant and animal life at Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary, Head underground at Bandhavgarh Ancient Caves, and pause for some photo ops at Shesh-Saiya.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bandhavgarh National Park online trip maker .

You can drive from Chitrakoot to Bandhavgarh National Park in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amarkantak.

Things to do in Bandhavgarh National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bandhavgarh Fort
Highlights from your plan
Bandhavgarh National Park ©
Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh Fort ©
Bandhavgarh Fort
Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Amarkantak

Amarkantak ©
Amarkantak is a pilgrim town and a Nagar Panchayat in Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, India. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Kapildhara, contemplate the long history of Ancient Temples of Kalachuri, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Narmada Udgam Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amarkantak day trip site .

Traveling by car from Bandhavgarh National Park to Amarkantak takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Kanha National Park.

Things to do in Amarkantak

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Temples of Kalachuri ©
Ancient Temples of Kalachuri
Kapildhara ©
Kapildhara

3
nights
Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park
Large and biologically rich Kanha National Park (also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve) boasts a notable population of Bengal tigers, and provides one of the best opportunities in the country to see them in their natural habitat.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Bamni Dadar.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kanha National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amarkantak to Kanha National Park in 4.5 hours. You will leave for Jabalpur on the 30th (Thu).

2
nights
Jabalpur

Jabalpur
Many of the cultural and natural attractions of Jabalpur stem from the city's surrounding abundance of marble.
Jabalpur is known for nature, historic sites, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dhuandhar Falls, make a trip to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rocks, and appreciate the history behind Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jabalpur trip planner.

Getting from Kanha National Park to Jabalpur by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pachmarhi.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chaushat Yogini
Chaushat Yogini
Dhuandhar Falls ©
Dhuandhar Falls
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat ©
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat

3
nights
Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi ©
The sole hill station in the state, Pachmarhi attracts visitors with its cool temperatures and diversity of natural attractions.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Bade Mahadev, take in the dramatic scenery at Bee Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dhoopgarh. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadeo Temple, Head underground at Pandav Caves, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pachmarhi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jabalpur to Pachmarhi in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Pachmarhi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dhoopgarh ©
Dhoopgarh
Bee Falls ©
Bee Falls
Mahadeo Temple ©
Mahadeo Temple

2
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: delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, get engrossed in the history at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, make a trip to Tropic of Cancer, and admire the striking features of Birla Mandir.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bhopal day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pachmarhi to Bhopal takes 6 hours. In February, daytime highs in Bhopal are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bhopal

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Yodhasthal ©
Yodhasthal

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