28 days in Central India Itinerary

28 days in Central India Itinerary

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28 days in Central India Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Gwalior
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Orchha
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Khajuraho
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Jabalpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Pachmarhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Bhopal
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Bodh Gaya
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Ujjain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Indore
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Shrines Of Morena in Morena (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Gwalior Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, get to know the resident critters at Gandhi Prani Udhyan, and admire the landmark architecture of Jai Vilas Palace.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gwalior trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Gwalior is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to India Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in November: highs in Gwalior hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Orchha.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ancient Shrines Of Morena
Highlights from your plan
Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple
Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Betwa River, make a trip to Chhatris Cenotaphs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Raja Temple. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, steep yourself in history at Orchha Fort, and then steep yourself in history at Raja Mahal.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orchha tour planner .

Drive from Gwalior to Orchha in 3 hours. In November in Orchha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chhatris Cenotaphs
Chhatris Cenotaphs
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple

3
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, shopping, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho, admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, admire the sheer force of Raneh Falls, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Khajuraho journey planner.

You can drive from Orchha to Khajuraho in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Jabalpur.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Raneh Falls
Highlights from your plan
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.
Jabalpur is known for nature, historic sites, outdoors, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Dhuandhar Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Balancing Rocks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaushat Yogini, and don't miss a visit to Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir.

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Getting from Khajuraho to Jabalpur by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pachmarhi.

Things to do in Jabalpur

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

2
nights
Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi ©
The sole hill station in the state, Pachmarhi attracts visitors with its cool temperatures and diversity of natural attractions.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Bee Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pandav Caves, and then Head underground at Jata Shankar Mandir. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Satpura National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dhoopgarh.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pachmarhi trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Jabalpur to Pachmarhi in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Pachmarhi

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bee Falls ©
Bee Falls
Dhoopgarh ©
Dhoopgarh
Jata Shankar Mandir ©
Jata Shankar Mandir

4
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Bhopal side-trips: Sanchi Stupas (in Sanchi) and Bhojeshwar Temple (in Bhojpur). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, and take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind.

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Traveling by car from Pachmarhi to Bhopal takes 5.5 hours. November in Bhopal sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Bhopal

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sanchi Stupas, Bhojeshwar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum ©
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum

3
nights
Bodh Gaya

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.
Bodh Gaya is known for historic sites, nature, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Mahabodhi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, pause for some photo ops at Great Buddha Statue, and hike along Cankamana.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodh Gaya travel planner.

You can fly from Bhopal to Bodh Gaya in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ujjain.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Gaya
Highlights from your plan
Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhi Tree ©
Bodhi Tree
Great Buddha Statue ©
Great Buddha Statue

3
nights
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.
Ujjain is known for historic sites, nature, outdoors, childrens museums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, deepen your understanding at Sandipani Ashram, contemplate the long history of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, and head outdoors with Mahakaleshwar.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ujjain travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bodh Gaya to Ujjain takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Indore.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Kal Bhairav Temple ©
Kal Bhairav Temple
Harsiddhi Temple ©
Harsiddhi Temple

4
nights
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Explore Indore's surroundings by going to Mandu (Taveli Mahal, Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal), & more) and Shiv Datta Dham (in Maheshwar). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, stroll around Gomatgiri, steep yourself in history at Lal Bagh Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarafa Bazaar.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Indore travel route planner.

You can drive from Ujjain to Indore in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Indore sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mandu, Shiv Datta Dham
Highlights from your plan
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Sarafa Bazaar ©
Sarafa Bazaar