8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madhya Pradesh journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bhopal
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Drive
3
Orchha
— 1 night
Taxi to Jhansi Jn, Train to Gwalior
4
Gwalior
— 1 night
Fly
5
Indore
— 1 night
Drive
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Ujjain
— 1 night
Fly

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Bhopal

— 2 nights

City of Lakes

A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bhopal: Sanchi (Northern Gate, Western Gate, &more). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Lake, brush up on your military savvy at Yodhasthal, and don't miss a visit to Tropic of Cancer.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bhopal sightseeing planning website.

Hyderabad to Bhopal is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. July in Bhopal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Bhopal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Khajuraho

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Lakshmana Temple, admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Khajuraho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bhopal to Khajuraho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orchha.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Museums · Spas

Orchha

— 1 night
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 14th (Wed), explore the activities along Betwa River, steep yourself in history at Orchha Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple, and finally make a trip to Chhatris Cenotaphs.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orchha trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Khajuraho to Orchha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Orchha, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Gwalior.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Gwalior

— 1 night
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahastrabahu Temple, then explore the ancient world of Gwalior Fort, then get engrossed in the history at Gujari Mahal, and finally admire the striking features of Jai Vilas Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gwalior vacation maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Orchha to Gwalior takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Indore.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites · Museums

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 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Rajwada Indore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, and finally walk around Regional Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Indore trip planner.

Fly from Gwalior to Indore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gwalior in July, things will get slightly colder in Indore: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ujjain.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites · Parks

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 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Harsiddhi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Mandir Ghat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kal Bhairav Temple.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Ujjain tour planner.

You can drive from Indore to Ujjain in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ujjain can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can 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.