5 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Bus to Orai, Taxi to Khajuraho
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Khajuraho
— 1 day
Drive
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Orchha
— 2 nights
Fly
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Indore
— 1 night
Drive
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Ujjain
— 1 night
Fly

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Khajuraho

— 1 day
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 26th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Lakshmana Temple, admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Khajuraho day trip planner.

Lucknow to Khajuraho is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orchha.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Museums

Orchha

— 2 nights
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 27th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Jahangir Mahal, contemplate the long history of Orchha Fort, then contemplate the long history of Raja Mahal, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Betwa River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple, then make a trip to Chhatris Cenotaphs, and then don't miss a visit to Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orchha trip planner.

Drive from Khajuraho to Orchha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Orchha can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Indore.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Indore

— 1 night

Street Food Capital of India

The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Rajwada Indore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurna Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Indore online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Orchha to Indore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. March in Indore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Ujjain.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites

Ujjain

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranmukteshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kal Bhairav Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harsiddhi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, and finally appreciate the history behind Vikramaditya The Great Memorial Statue.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ujjain tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Indore to Ujjain in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites

Madhya Pradesh travel guide

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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.