Anna’s two week trip across Madhya Pradesh
Varanasi, IndiaVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Khajuraho, IndiaKhajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
Orchha, IndiaOrchha State, Madhya Pradesh, India
Agra, IndiaAgra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Jaipur, IndiaJaipur, Rajasthan, India
Delhi, IndiaNew Delhi, Delhi, India
Anna Phipps of Global Galivanting, got in touch with us for help in planning her trip. Being a seasoned traveller in India, she wanted to explore a region that she had not been to before. So we recommended her to visit parts of Madhya Pradesh and combine it with the cities of Varanasi and Jaipur
Madhya Pradesh is one of the largest states of the country. It is famous for it’s various temples, forts and palaces and is home to the Kanha and Bandavgarh National Parks. Though Anna did not have enough time to visit the southern part of the state, there are lots of interesting places to visit. From the marble rocks of Jabalpur to trekking heaven in Panchmarhi, the Religious city of Ujjain and the ruins in Mandu.
Anna started her trip in Varanasi on her journey across Central India. She visited places like Khajuraho, Orchha and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Anna also spent a few days in Jaipur, Agra and Delhi before flying home to Goa.
Khajuraho is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is is famous for it’s group of Hindu and Jain temples. Orchha is a village town with interesting temples, palaces and ruins. You can also go on a few biking trails from the Orchha nature reserve. Gwalior is a city which is also known for it’s palaces and temples. The Gwalior fort and the Sas-Bahu ka Temple are absolutely stunning.
With regards to travel, Anna took a combination of trains and car hires. She stayed in a mix of home-stays across different budgets. All of the home-stays we recommend are comfortable and clean. A home-stays also helps in having a rich cultural experience.
Rich history, culture and architecture makes Madhya Pradesh a great off-beat destination. Get in touch with us now if you would like our help in planning your trip to this beautiful state.
- Day 1 - 3Varanasi
The spiritual city pf Varanasi is an assault on your senses. It is a city that slowly
grows on you. Once you've spent enough time in the city, visited the various ghats and seen death up close, Varanasi with its unconventional charm will win you over.Aashray Homestay, VaranasiDay 4 - 6Khajuraho
Khajuraho is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Madhya Pradesh, famous for its Hindu and Jain Temples. The temples are known to have depictions of music and creative pursuits and passion and eroticism.Friends of Khajuraho, KhajurahoDay 7 - 9Orchha
Orchha is the quintessential Indian town. Off – Beat, simple and unassuming. Orchha is must visit if you want to see how the majority of India lives. Check out the many beautiful temples and palaces or go biking across the natural reserve.Friends of OrchhaDay 10 - 12Agra
Once the seat of the Mughal empire, now a city lost in time. Your trip is incomplete without a glimpse of the Taj Mahal. Spend the rest of your time, walking in the old markets, exploring the Red Fort and visiting the Baby Taj.Coral Tree Homestay, AgraDay 12 - 13Jaipur
Painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1853, Rajasthan’s capital city is chockfull of forts, palaces and temples. Shopaholics can lap up traditional footwear, textiles, crafts and gems. Partake of several festivals including the Elephant Festival in spring, when pachyderms pout and prance around.Japur Friendly Villa, JaipurDay 14 - 15Delhi
Delhi; a city rich in history and culture and infrastructure at the same time. Delhi is not only a fun young metro, but is also well connected.Tree of Life, Delhi