7 days in West Bengal & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

7 days in West Bengal & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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7 days in West Bengal & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Gwalior
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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Khajuraho
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Bhopal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Ujjain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
On the 22nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Netaji Bhawan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pareshnath Jain Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Kolkata, Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple, then stop by Sunshine, and finally try to win big at Royal Calcutta Turf Club. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary, tee off at Tollygunge Club, examine the collection at Tagore House, wander the streets of Tangra Chinatown, then take an in-depth tour of Rabindra Bharati University Museum, and finally head outdoors with Travel Chhuti Chhuti.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In October, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Gwalior.

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Sunshine ©
Sunshine
Netaji Bhawan ©
Netaji Bhawan

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Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Sarod Ghar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanishchara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balaji Mandir, then steep yourself in history at Suraj Kund, then buy something for everyone on your list at Dindayal City Mall, and finally delve into the distant past at Bateswar group of temples - Morena Gwailor.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gwalior holiday planner.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gwalior in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gwalior, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Khajuraho.

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Shanishchara Temple ©
Shanishchara Temple
Suraj Kund ©
Suraj Kund

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kalinjar Fort, take in the dramatic scenery at Raneh Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Dhubela Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Khajuraho trip planner.

Drive from Gwalior to Khajuraho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Khajuraho

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Raneh Falls
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Raneh Falls ©
Raneh Falls
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Dhubela Museum
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Kalinjar Fort

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Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Birla Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manuabhan Tekri, Head underground at Gufa Mandir, then browse the different shops at People's Mall, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Aakriti Nature Cure Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bhopal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Khajuraho to Bhopal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bhopal can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ujjain.

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Manuabhan Tekri ©
Manuabhan Tekri
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Aakriti Nature Cure Centre
Spas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Janardan Temple, make a trip to Shree Jagdish Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vikrant Bhairav Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gopal Mandir Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patal Bhairav Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranmukteshwar Temple. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagarkot ki Rani Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Chitragupta Dham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddhavat, admire the landmark architecture of Chaubis Khamba Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bharat Mata Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Navagraha Mandir.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ujjain trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Bhopal to Ujjain takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Ujjain, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dewas
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Ranmukteshwar Temple ©
Ranmukteshwar Temple
Ram Janardan Temple ©
Ram Janardan Temple
Maa Chamunda Temple ©
Maa Chamunda Temple

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