8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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Fly
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Gwalior
— 1 day
Train to Jhansi Jn, Taxi to Orchha
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Orchha
— 1 night
Drive
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Khajuraho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bhopal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ujjain
— 1 night
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Gwalior

— 1 day
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, then delve into the distant past at Gwalior Fort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gwalior tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Gwalior is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. March in Gwalior sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites

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 2nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Betwa River, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, then contemplate the long history of Orchha Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Orchha day trip website.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Gwalior to Orchha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Khajuraho

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matangeshwara Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Devi Jagdamba Temple, admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitragupta Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Khajuraho itinerary planning site.

Drive from Orchha to Khajuraho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Bhopal

— 3 nights

City of Lakes

A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Take a break from Bhopal with a short trip to Western Gate in Sanchi, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, brush up on your military savvy at Yodhasthal, explore the fascinating underground world of Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, and admire the striking features of Birla Mandir.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bhopal trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Khajuraho to Bhopal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Bhopal, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ujjain.

Things to do in Bhopal

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranmukteshwar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kal Bhairav Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harsiddhi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, and finally appreciate the history behind Vikramaditya The Great Memorial Statue.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ujjain day trip website.

Getting from Bhopal to Ujjain by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Ujjain can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites

Madhya Pradesh travel guide

4.5
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.