60 days in Central India Itinerary

60 days in Central India Itinerary

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60 days in Central India Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  25​h
1
Bhopal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Indore
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Maheshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Omkareshwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
5
Bijapur
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
6
Pachmarhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
7
Jagdalpur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Raipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Amarkantak
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Mandla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Jabalpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Khajuraho
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
Orchha
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Gwalior
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
15
Ujjain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
16
Bodh Gaya
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
17
Ranchi
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Ottawa

5
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Visiting Van Vihar and Bhimbetka Caves will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Bhojeshwar Temple and Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir Sahu Samaj. Venture out of the city with trips to Sanchi Stupas (in Sanchi) and Udayagiri Caves (in Vidisha). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taj ul Masajid, get engrossed in the history at State Museum Bhopal, admire the striking features of Birla Mandir, and learn more about the world around you at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bhopal attractions planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Bhopal is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Ottawa to Bhopal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in December, things will get much hotter in Bhopal: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Indore.

Things to do in Bhopal

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhimbetka Caves, Sanchi Stupas, Udayagiri Caves, Bhojeshwar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhojeshwar Temple ©
Bhojeshwar Temple
Taj ul Masajid ©
Taj ul Masajid

5
nights
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Step out of the city life by going to Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary and Sat Kothari Cave. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dewas Tekri, Maa Chamunda Aur Tulja Bhawani and Annapurna Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indore: Mandu (Nilkanth Mahal, Hindola Mahal, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Gomatgiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bada Ganpati, make a trip to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, and contemplate the long history of Lal Bagh Palace.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Indore trip planner.

You can drive from Bhopal to Indore in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Indore sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Maheshwar.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mandu, Dewas Tekri, Maa Chamunda Aur Tulja Bhawani
Highlights from your plan
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga
Annapurna Temple ©
Annapurna Temple
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

2
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Maheshwar

Maheshwar ©
Maheshwar is a city in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh state, in central India. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Ahilyabai Ghats, steep yourself in history at Queen's Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rajrajeshwar temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ahilyeshwar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashivishwnath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Rani Roopmati Pavillion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tilbhandeshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaleshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaleshwar Temple, then stop by WomenWeave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Datta Dham.

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Traveling by car from Indore to Maheshwar takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Maheshwar can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Omkareshwar.

Things to do in Maheshwar

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Rani Roopmati Pavillion
Highlights from your plan
Queen's Fort ©
Queen's Fort
Kaleshwar Temple ©
Kaleshwar Temple
Ahilyeshwar Temple ©
Ahilyeshwar Temple

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nights
Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mamleshwar Temple and 24 Avatars Group of Temples. Take a break from the city and head to Ahilya Ghat and Kajal Rani Cave. Take a break from Omkareshwar with a short trip to Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi in Sanawad, about 1h 10 min away.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Omkareshwar day trip site .

Traveling by car from Maheshwar to Omkareshwar takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Maheshwar in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Omkareshwar: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Bijapur.

Things to do in Omkareshwar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Siddhanath Temple, Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi
Highlights from your plan
Mamleshwar Temple ©
Mamleshwar Temple
Omkareshwar Parikrama ©
Omkareshwar Parikrama
Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi ©
Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa Samadhi

1
night
Bijapur

Bijapur ©
Bijapur, officially known as Vijayapur, is the district headquarters of Bijapur District of Karnataka state of India. On the 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Gol Gumbaz Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Gol Gumbaz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamia Masjid. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Uppali Buruz, explore the ancient world of Ibrahim Roza, steep yourself in history at Malik-E-Maidan, then don't miss a visit to Shivgiri Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Asar Mahal.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bijapur online day trip planner .

Drive from Omkareshwar to Bijapur in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pachmarhi.

Things to do in Bijapur

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gol Gumbaz
Highlights from your plan
Gol Gumbaz ©
Gol Gumbaz
Gol Gumbaz Archaeological Museum ©
Gol Gumbaz Archaeological Museum
Jamia Masjid ©
Jamia Masjid

3
nights
Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi ©
The sole hill station in the state, Pachmarhi attracts visitors with its cool temperatures and diversity of natural attractions.
Get some historical perspective at Mahadeo Temple and Chauragarh Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chauragarh Peak and Christ Church. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Duchess Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Handi Khoh, take in the dramatic natural features at Dhoopgarh, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pandav Caves.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pachmarhi trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Bijapur to Pachmarhi by car takes about 20.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Jagdalpur.

Things to do in Pachmarhi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duchess Falls ©
Duchess Falls
Mahadeo Temple ©
Mahadeo Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

1
night
Jagdalpur

Jagdalpur ©
Jagdalpur is a city in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. On the 22nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Danteshwari Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Tiratgarh Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Chitradhara Falls. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Kanger Valley National Park, admire the sheer force of Tirathgarh Falls, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kailash and Kotumsar Cave.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jagdalpur trip site .

Getting from Pachmarhi to Jagdalpur by car takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Raipur.

Things to do in Jagdalpur

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bastar, Tirathgarh Falls
Highlights from your plan
Tirathgarh Falls ©
Tirathgarh Falls
Tiratgarh Falls ©
Tiratgarh Falls
Goddess Danteshwari Temple ©
Goddess Danteshwari Temple

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nights
Raipur

Raipur ©
The administrative capital of Chhattisgarh state, scorching hot Raipur offers more in the way of government and business buildings than tourist attractions.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lakshman Temple and Jatmai Temple. Get some cultural insight at Mahamaya Temple and Temple of Saint Vallabhacharya. Venture out of the city with trips to Jagannath Mandir (in Bhilai), Shiv Mandir (in Durg) and Laxman Temple (in Sirpur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rajiv Lochan Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Ambuja City Center Mall, admire the sheer force of Ghatarani Waterfalls, and identify plant and animal life at Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Raipur online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Jagdalpur to Raipur by car takes about 6.5 hours. January in Raipur sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Amarkantak.

Things to do in Raipur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shiv Mandir, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakshman Temple, Jagannath Mandir, Laxman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Rajiv Lochan Temple ©
Rajiv Lochan Temple
Jatmai Temple ©
Jatmai Temple
Banjari Mata Mandir ©
Banjari Mata Mandir

2
nights
Amarkantak

Amarkantak ©
Amarkantak is a pilgrim town and a Nagar Panchayat in Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, India. On the 28th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kabir Chabutra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amareshwar Mahadev Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bhrigu Kamandal, then contemplate the long history of Ancient Temples of Kalachuri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narmada Udgam Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mrityunjay Ashram. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Son Udgam Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Durga Dhara Fall, then admire the sheer force of Dudh Dhara Falls, then admire the sheer force of Kapildhara, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kalyanika Kendriya Shiksha Niketan School.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amarkantak online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Raipur to Amarkantak takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mandla.

Things to do in Amarkantak

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Temples of Kalachuri ©
Ancient Temples of Kalachuri
Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple ©
Kabir Chabutra ©
Kabir Chabutra

1
night
Mandla

Mandla ©
Mandla is a town with municipality in Mandla district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kala Pahad, make a trip to Garam Pani Kund, and then identify plant and animal life at Kanha National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mandla planning site .

You can drive from Amarkantak to Mandla in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mandla are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Jabalpur.

Things to do in Mandla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kanha National Park ©
Kanha National Park

3
nights
Jabalpur

Jabalpur ©
Many of the cultural and natural attractions of Jabalpur stem from the city's surrounding abundance of marble.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chaushat Yogini and Pisanhari Ki Madiya. Take a break from the city and head to Dhuandhar Falls and Balancing Rocks. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kankali Devi Mandir, make a trip to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, admire the engineering at Bargi Dam, and appreciate the history behind Lord Shiva Statue.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jabalpur trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Mandla to Jabalpur in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Jabalpur are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chaushat Yogini ©
Chaushat Yogini
Pisanhari Ki Madiya ©
Pisanhari Ki Madiya
Kankali Devi Mandir ©
Kankali Devi Mandir

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chaturbhuj Temple and Viswanath Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Varaha Temple and Nandi Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Pandav Falls and Caves (in Panna) and Ken Gharial Sanctuary (in Chhatarpur). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaman Temple, get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho, and admire the masterpieces at State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Khajuraho trip planner .

Drive from Jabalpur to Khajuraho in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chhatarpur, Pandav Falls and Caves, Panna National Park
Highlights from your plan
Raneh Falls ©
Raneh Falls
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple
Varaha Temple ©
Varaha Temple

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Betwa River and Orchha Adventure. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Raja Mahal and Orchha Fort. Get out of town with these interesting Orchha side-trips: Datia (Pitambara Peeth, Sonagiri, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple, make a trip to Chhatris Cenotaphs, and admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orchha tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Khajuraho to Orchha by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gwalior.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Datia
Highlights from your plan
Raja Mahal ©
Raja Mahal
Sonagir ©
Sonagir
Pitambara Peeth ©
Pitambara Peeth

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Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sun Temple and Mitawali Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Batesar Group Of Temples and Teli Ka Mandir. Take a break from Gwalior with a short trip to Ancient Shrines Of Morena in Morena, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bateswar group of temples - Morena Gwailor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanishchara Temple, admire the striking features of Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty, and make a trip to Gopachal Parvat.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gwalior trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Orchha to Gwalior in 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ujjain.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Morena, Gwalior
Highlights from your plan
Sun Temple ©
Sun Temple
Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gadkalika Temple and Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh. Step off the beaten path and head to Chintaman Ganesh Temple and Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga. Take a break from Ujjain with a short trip to Maa Chamunda Temple in Dewas, about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gopal Mandir Temple and head outdoors with Mahakaleshwar.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ujjain road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Gwalior to Ujjain in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February in Ujjain, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Maa Chamunda Temple
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Ujjain Temple ©
ISKCON Ujjain Temple
Chintaman Ganesh Temple ©
Chintaman Ganesh Temple
Ram Mandir Ghat ©
Ram Mandir Ghat

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Cankamana and Dungeshwari Hills. Popular historic sites such as Thai Monastery and Tibetan Monastery are in your itinerary. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple and admire the landmark architecture of Mahabodhi Temple.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bodh Gaya trip maker website .

You can fly from Ujjain to Bodh Gaya in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. February in Bodh Gaya sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ranchi.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gaya
Highlights from your plan
Royal Bhutan Monastery ©
Royal Bhutan Monastery
Thai Monastery ©
Thai Monastery
Chinese Temple ©
Chinese Temple

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Ranchi

Ranchi ©
Ranchi sits on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, its elevation of 651 m (2,136 ft) giving it a relatively mild climate by the region's standards.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math and Deori Mandir. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pahari Mandir and Deori Temple. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Patratu Valley, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ranchi War Cemetery, take in the dramatic scenery at Jonha Falls, and get to know the resident critters at Birsa Zoological Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ranchi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bodh Gaya to Ranchi takes 5.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ranchi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ranchi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Deori Mandir ©
Deori Mandir
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple
Pahari Mandir ©
Pahari Mandir