5 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Gwalior
— 1 day
Train to Jhansi Jn, Taxi to Orchha
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Orchha
— 1 night
Drive
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Khajuraho
— 1 night
Drive
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Bhopal
— 2 nights
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Gwalior

— 1 day
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahastrabahu Temple, then explore the ancient world of Gwalior Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gwalior trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gwalior is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February since evenings lows in Gwalior dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites

Orchha

— 1 night
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 (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Betwa River, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then steep yourself in history at Orchha Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orchha trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Gwalior to Orchha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Khajuraho

— 1 night
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.
On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Pratapeswar Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Lakshmana Temple, then admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Khajuraho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Orchha to Khajuraho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Museums · Historic Sites

Bhopal

— 2 nights

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 21st (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Yodhasthal, then explore the activities along Upper Lake, and then take an in-depth tour of Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Tropic of Cancer, explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badi Jheel Lake.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bhopal road trip planner.

Drive from Khajuraho to Bhopal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bhopal

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Madhya Pradesh travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · History Museums
The Heart of India; The Heart of Incredible India; MP
Centrally located in the subcontinent, Madhya Pradesh has been the crossroads of cultures and influences--Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim alike--throughout its history. Things to see in Madhya Pradesh include ancient stone temple complexes with impressive towers and intricate erotic carvings, historic forts, elaborate mosques, and UNESCO-protected Mesolithic stone paintings. With a subtropical climate and 30 per cent of its territory covered by forest, the province offers numerous scenic hikes with waterfalls, hills, and rivulets to admire. Straddling the Narmada River, which runs through a magnificent marble gorge, Madhya Pradesh also abounds with wildlife and nature reserves. Visit the national park with the highest population density of tigers in the world, and see other magnificent animals while you're at it. Take a dip in one of the sacred rivers and sample regional cuisine rich with spices and exotic flavors.