8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Madhya Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4 h
1
Indore
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bhopal
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Orchha
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Gwalior
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga and Rajwada Indore. Explore Indore's surroundings by going to Ujjain (Bharat Mata Mandir, Harsiddhi Temple, & more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Indore road trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Indore is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, Indore is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bhopal.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ujjain
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Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Kal Bhairav Temple ©
Kal Bhairav Temple

1
night
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
On the 4th (Tue), learn about all things military at Yodhasthal, explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, and then admire the striking features of Birla Mandir.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bhopal day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Indore to Bhopal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Bhopal are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Bhopal

Historic Sites Museums
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Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Yodhasthal ©
Yodhasthal

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hanuman Temple, admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then steep yourself in history at Pratapeswar Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Lakshmana Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Khajuraho online visit planner .

You can drive from Bhopal to Khajuraho in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Khajuraho

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

2
nights
Orchha

Orchha ©
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 6th (Thu), make a trip to Chhatris Cenotaphs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Raja Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Betwa River. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Raja Mahal, steep yourself in history at Orchha Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Jahangir Mahal.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orchha trip planner .

Traveling by car from Khajuraho to Orchha takes 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Orchha can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Gwalior.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple
Ram Raja Temple ©
Ram Raja Temple

1
night
Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Gujari Mahal, explore the ancient world of Gwalior Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shahastrabahu Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gwalior trip planner.

Getting from Orchha to Gwalior by car takes about 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) 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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