8 days in Ajanta, Ellora & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Ajanta, Ellora & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Ajanta, Ellora & Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ellora
— 1 night
Drive:  16​h 15​min
3
Kanha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Pachmarhi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Bhopal
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

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night
Ajanta

Ajanta
You've now added Ajanta Caves to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): Head underground at Ajanta Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ellora Caves.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ajanta online trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Ajanta is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Ajanta to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Ellora.

Things to do in Ajanta

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Ellora

Ellora ©
Ellora is one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple caves complexes in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Maharashtra, India. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): deepen your knowledge of military history at Daulatabad Fort. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mhaismal Hill Station.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ellora online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ajanta to Ellora in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ellora are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Kanha National Park.

Things to do in Ellora

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mhaismal Hill Station
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Mhaismal Hill Station ©
Mhaismal Hill Station

1
night
Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park ©
Large and biologically rich Kanha National Park (also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve) boasts a notable population of Bengal tigers, and provides one of the best opportunities in the country to see them in their natural habitat.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Bamni Dadar and then explore the striking landscape of Kanha National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kanha National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ellora to Kanha National Park in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Pachmarhi.

Things to do in Kanha National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kanha National Park
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Kanha National Park ©
Kanha National Park

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Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi ©
The sole hill station in the state, Pachmarhi attracts visitors with its cool temperatures and diversity of natural attractions.
On the 30th (Sun), Head underground at Jata Shankar Mandir, admire the sheer force of Bee Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Dhoopgarh.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pachmarhi vacation maker app .

Drive from Jabalpur to Pachmarhi in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Pachmarhi

Parks Nature
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Dhoopgarh ©
Dhoopgarh
Bee Falls ©
Bee Falls
Pandav Caves ©
Pandav Caves

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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 29th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Lake, then brush up on your military savvy at Yodhasthal, and then learn more about the world around you at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum. On the next day, explore the activities along Badi Jheel Lake, browse the different shops at DB City Mall, then get engrossed in the history at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taj ul Masajid.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bhopal itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Pachmarhi to Bhopal in 5 hours. In December in Bhopal, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bhopal

Museums Parks Nature
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Yodhasthal ©
Yodhasthal
Upper Lake ©
Upper Lake
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum ©
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum

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