8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Shimla
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Indore
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bhopal
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Jabalpur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Gwalior
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Shimla

2
nights
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indore: Ujjain (Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga & Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, steep yourself in history at Rajwada Indore, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarafa Bazaar, and make a trip to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Indore road trip planning site .

Shimla to Indore is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Indore, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ujjain
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Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

2
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Upper Lake, then admire the landmark architecture of Birla Mandir, then delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, and finally make a trip to Tropic of Cancer. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Badi Jheel Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bhopal trip website .

You can drive from Indore to Bhopal in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Bhopal are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jabalpur.

Things to do in Bhopal

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

1
night
Jabalpur

Jabalpur ©
Many of the cultural and natural attractions of Jabalpur stem from the city's surrounding abundance of marble.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir, make a trip to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, and then admire the sheer force of Dhuandhar Falls.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jabalpur travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bhopal to Jabalpur in 7 hours. In November, daytime highs in Jabalpur are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Parks Nature
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Dhuandhar Falls ©
Dhuandhar Falls
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat ©
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat
Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir ©
Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho, revel in the low prices at Khajuraho's Textile & Looms, then admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Pratapeswar Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Khajuraho trip maker .

Getting from Jabalpur to Khajuraho by car takes about 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gwalior.

Things to do in Khajuraho

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

1
night
Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Gujari Mahal, explore the ancient world of Gwalior Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahastrabahu Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gwalior trip planner .

Drive from Khajuraho to Gwalior in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites Museums
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Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple

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