19 days in Central India Itinerary

19 days in Central India Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bodh Gaya
— 2 nights
2
Bhopal
— 3 nights
3
Indore
— 2 nights
4
Ujjain
— 2 nights
5
Gwalior
— 2 nights
6
Orchha
— 2 nights
7
Khajuraho
— 3 nights
8
Jabalpur
— 2 nights

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Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Metta Buddharam Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kagyu Monlam, then don't miss a visit to Bodhi Tree, and finally admire the striking features of Mahabodhi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thai Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Great Buddha Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijokyo Buddhist Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Busshin-ji Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodh Gaya tour itinerary planner.

Chennai to Bodh Gaya is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chennai in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bodh Gaya, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Busshin-ji Temple
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Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhi Tree ©
Bodhi Tree
Great Buddha Statue ©
Great Buddha Statue

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Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bhopal: Sanchi (Sanchi Stupas, Northern Gate, &more) and Bhimbetka Caves (in Raisen). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, contemplate the waterfront views at Badi Jheel Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, and brush up on your military savvy at Yodhasthal.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bhopal trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Bodh Gaya to Bhopal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Indore.

Things to do in Bhopal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sanchi, Bhimbetka Caves
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Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Yodhasthal ©
Yodhasthal

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Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanch Mandir and then make a trip to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, then steep yourself in history at Rajwada Indore, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarafa Bazaar.

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Traveling by car from Bhopal to Indore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Indore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ujjain.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Sarafa Bazaar ©
Sarafa Bazaar

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Mandir Ghat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harsiddhi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chintaman Ganesh Temple. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at Sandipani Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kal Bhairav Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangalnath Temple.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ujjain tour planner.

You can drive from Indore to Ujjain in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Ujjain are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gwalior.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mangalnath Temple
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Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Gopachal Parvat, then explore the ancient world of Gwalior Fort, then get engrossed in the history at Gujari Mahal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sun Temple. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Jai Vilas Palace, then see the interesting displays at Sarod Ghar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gwalior online trip planner.

Fly from Ujjain to Gwalior in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Gwalior can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites · Museums
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Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhor Shahib
Jai Vilas Palace ©
Jai Vilas Palace

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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 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Raja Temple, make a trip to Chhatris Cenotaphs, then explore the activities along Betwa River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, then steep yourself in history at Orchha Fort, and then steep yourself in history at Raja Mahal.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Orchha holiday maker 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 your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chhatris Cenotaphs
Chhatris Cenotaphs
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple

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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.
Step out of Khajuraho with an excursion to Raneh Falls in Chhatarpur--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho, revel in the low prices at Khajuraho's Textile & Looms, admire the striking features of Devi Jagdamba Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Temple.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Khajuraho journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Orchha to Khajuraho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jabalpur.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Raneh Falls
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Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Lakshmana Temple ©
Lakshmana Temple

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Jabalpur

Jabalpur
Many of the cultural and natural attractions of Jabalpur stem from the city's surrounding abundance of marble.
On the 25th (Wed), make a splash at SeaWorld, make a trip to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaushat Yogini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Lord Shiva Statue and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dhuandhar Falls.

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Getting from Khajuraho to Jabalpur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. In March in Jabalpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Chaushat Yogini
Chaushat Yogini
Dhuandhar Falls ©
Dhuandhar Falls
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat ©
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat