9 days in Madhya Pradesh & Ellora Itinerary

9 days in Madhya Pradesh & Ellora Itinerary

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9 days in Madhya Pradesh & Ellora Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Ujjain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Gwalior
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Bhopal
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Ellora
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Ujjain

Ujjain ©
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 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Mandir Ghat and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harsiddhi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, then get outside with Mahakaleshwar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadkalika Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangalnath Temple.

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New Delhi to Ujjain is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. December in Ujjain sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gwalior.

Things to do in Ujjain

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple ©
Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple
Kal Bhairav Temple ©
Kal Bhairav Temple
Harsiddhi Temple ©
Harsiddhi Temple

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Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sun Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teli Ka Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod Qilla Gwalior, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahastrabahu Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Gwalior Fort.

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Explore your travel options from Ujjain to Gwalior with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Gwalior

#Historic Sites
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Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple

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.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, then admire the striking features of Devi Jagdamba Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Khajuraho trip planning site .

You can drive from Gwalior to Khajuraho in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Bhopal.

Things to do in Khajuraho

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Chitragupta Temple ©
Chitragupta Temple
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple

2
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka and Taj ul Masajid will appeal to history buffs. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Bhopal, make a side trip to see Gupta Temple in Sanchi, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Upper Lake, learn about all things military at Yodhasthal, get a new perspective on nature at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Golghar Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Bhopal itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Khajuraho to Bhopal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Bhopal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ellora.

Things to do in Bhopal

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Gupta Temple
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Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Upper Lake ©
Upper Lake

1
night
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 24th (Mon): get great views at Mhaismal Hill Station, step into the grandiose world of Mughal Palace, then expand your understanding of the military at Daulatabad Fort, and finally steep yourself in history at Ellora Caves.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ellora vacation planning app .

You can drive from Bhopal to Ellora in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Bhopal in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Ellora, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ellora

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Daulatabad, Mhaismal Hill Station
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Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Mhaismal Hill Station ©
Mhaismal Hill Station

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