7 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

7 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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7 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4​h
1
Indore
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bhopal
— 2 nights
Train:  7​h 30​min
3
Gwalior
— 1 day
Train:  3​h
4
Orchha
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hunt for treasures at Sarafa Bazaar and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir, contemplate the long history of Rajwada Indore, and then don't miss a visit to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Indore day trip planning tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Indore is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Indore can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Shopping
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Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Sarafa Bazaar ©
Sarafa Bazaar

2
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, don't miss a visit to Tropic of Cancer, and then delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Badi Jheel Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taj ul Masajid, then contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Lake, and finally learn about all things military at Yodhasthal.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bhopal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Indore to Bhopal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Bhopal can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gwalior.

Things to do in Bhopal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Yodhasthal ©
Yodhasthal

1
day
Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Gujari Mahal, delve into the distant past at Gwalior Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod Qilla Gwalior.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Gwalior trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Bhopal to Gwalior in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Bhopal in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gwalior, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orchha.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites Museums
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Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple
Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, steep yourself in history at Orchha Fort, then steep yourself in history at Raja Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Chhatris Cenotaphs, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Raja Temple.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Orchha trip maker site .

You can drive from Gwalior to Orchha in 3 hours. January in Orchha sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites
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Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple
Chhatris Cenotaphs
Chhatris Cenotaphs

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitragupta Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then admire the striking features of Devi Jagdamba Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Lakshmana Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Khajuraho online day trip planner .

Getting from Orchha to Khajuraho by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Museums
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Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Lakshmana Temple ©
Lakshmana Temple

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