24 days in Central India Itinerary

24 days in Central India Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa
Fly:  25 h
1
Bhopal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Indore
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Omkareshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Maheshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Ujjain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Gwalior
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  3 h
7
Orchha
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
8
Khajuraho
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
9
Jabalpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Amarkantak
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 30 min
11
Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
12
Ranchi
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Ottawa

2
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Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir Sahu Samaj, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taj ul Masajid, thenget engrossed in the history at State Museum Bhopal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhojeshwar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake View Bhopal, admire the striking features of Cable Stay Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid.

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Ottawa, Canada to Bhopal is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Bhopal. In January, Bhopal is much hotter than Ottawa - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Indore.

Things to do in Bhopal

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bhojeshwar Temple
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Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir Sahu Samaj ©
Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir Sahu Samaj
Bhojeshwar Temple ©
Bhojeshwar Temple
Taj ul Masajid ©
Taj ul Masajid

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Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jay Maa Tulja Bhavani Badi Mata Mandir, examine the collection at Central Museum Indore, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Treasure Island Mall, and finally stop by Chappan Bazar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Maa Vaishno Daam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Annapurna Temple, thenwalk around Gomatgiri, thenget to know the resident critters at Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalay, and finally browse the different shops at C21 Malls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Indore travel route planner.

You can drive from Bhopal to Indore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Omkareshwar.

Things to do in Indore

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Jay Maa Tulja Bhavani Badi Mata Mandir
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Jay Maa Tulja Bhavani Badi Mata Mandir ©
Jay Maa Tulja Bhavani Badi Mata Mandir
Annapurna Temple ©
Annapurna Temple
Central Museum Indore ©
Central Museum Indore

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night
Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar ©
Home to one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva, Omkareshwar remains known as one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for Hindus.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Ahilya Ghat, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwar Parikrama, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamleshwar Temple.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Omkareshwar trip builder tool.

Drive from Indore to Omkareshwar in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Indore, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Omkareshwar, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Maheshwar.

Things to do in Omkareshwar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Omkareshwar Parikrama ©
Omkareshwar Parikrama
Mamleshwar Temple ©
Mamleshwar Temple
Ahilya Ghat ©
Ahilya Ghat

1
night
Maheshwar

Maheshwar ©
Maheshwar is a city in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh state, in central India. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashivishwnath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ahilyeshwar Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Rajrajeshwar temple, thencontemplate the long history of Queen's Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaleshwar Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Maheshwar driving holiday planner.

Getting from Omkareshwar to Maheshwar by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Omkareshwar in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Maheshwar: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Ujjain.

Things to do in Maheshwar

Historic Sites
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Ahilyeshwar Temple ©
Ahilyeshwar Temple
Queen's Fort ©
Queen's Fort
Kaleshwar Temple
Kaleshwar Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadkalika Temple, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chintaman Ganesh Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Ujjain Temple. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gopal Mandir Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Mandir Ghat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Navagraha Mandir.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ujjain day trip planning site.

Drive from Maheshwar to Ujjain in 3.5 hours. January in Ujjain sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Gwalior.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites
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Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh ©
Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh
Chintaman Ganesh Temple ©
Chintaman Ganesh Temple
ISKCON Ujjain Temple ©
ISKCON Ujjain Temple

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Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Gwalior, thendelve into the distant past at Bateswar group of temples - Morena Gwailor, thenpause for some photo ops at Samadhi of Rani Lakshmi Bai, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sun Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Suraj Kund, make a trip to Gopachal Parvat, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teli Ka Mandir, thentake an in-depth tour of Gujari Mahal, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gwalior itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ujjain to Gwalior takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ujjain in January, things will get a bit cooler in Gwalior: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gwalior
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Gwalior ©
Gwalior
Sun Temple ©
Sun Temple
Bateswar group of temples - Morena Gwailor ©
Bateswar group of temples - Morena Gwailor

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night
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 12th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Rai Praveen Mahal, contemplate the long history of Raja Mahal, thenmake a trip to Dauji Ki Kothi, thenexplore the activities along Betwa River, and finally make a trip to Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Orchha trip builder site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Gwalior to Orchha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Orchha are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Raja Mahal ©
Raja Mahal
Lakshmi Narayan Temple ©
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Rai Praveen Mahal ©
Rai Praveen Mahal

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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.
Visit Chaturbhuj Temple and Devi Jagdamba Temple for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Varaha Temple and Dulhadev Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, see the interesting displays at Dhubela Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Parshwanath Temple, and admire the masterpieces at State Museum of Tribal and Folk Art.

Start your trip to Khajuraho by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Orchha to Khajuraho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jabalpur.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Nandi Temple ©
Nandi Temple
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple
Varaha Temple ©
Varaha Temple

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir, steep yourself in history at Madan Mahal Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaushat Yogini, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Pisanhari Ki Madiya, and finally appreciate the history behind Lord Shiva Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Bargi Dam, see the interesting displays at Rani Durgavati Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Kankali Devi Mandir.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jabalpur sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Khajuraho to Jabalpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amarkantak.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Chaushat Yogini
Chaushat Yogini
Pisanhari Ki Madiya ©
Pisanhari Ki Madiya
Kankali Devi Mandir ©
Kankali Devi Mandir

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Amarkantak

Amarkantak ©
Amarkantak is a pilgrim town and a Nagar Panchayat in Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, India. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Ancient Temples of Kalachuri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Narmada Udgam Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Son Udgam Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple, and finally admire the sheer force of Dudh Dhara Falls.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amarkantak trip planning app.

You can drive from Jabalpur to Amarkantak in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Amarkantak

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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Ancient Temples of Kalachuri ©
Ancient Temples of Kalachuri
Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple ©
Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple

1
night
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 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Busshin-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Bhutan Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinese Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Cankamana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Burmese Vihara Monastary, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Metta Buddharam Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thai Monastery.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bodh Gaya itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Amarkantak to Bodh Gaya takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. January in Bodh Gaya sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ranchi.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gaya
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Royal Bhutan Monastery ©
Royal Bhutan Monastery
Thai Monastery ©
Thai Monastery
Chinese Temple ©
Chinese Temple

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nights
Ranchi

Ranchi ©
Ranchi sits on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, its elevation of 651 m (2,136 ft) giving it a relatively mild climate by the region's standards.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Birsa Zoological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deori Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yogoda Satsanga Society of India - Ranchi Ashram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pahari Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Ranchi War Cemetery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deori Mandir, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Jonha Falls, and finally get your game on at Bunk ’N’ Bonk.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ranchi online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bodh Gaya to Ranchi takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ranchi

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Deori Mandir ©
Deori Mandir
Pahari Mandir ©
Pahari Mandir