Anna’s two week trip across Madhya Pradesh route & tour description
Madhya Pradesh Tour Description
Anna Phipps of Global Galivanting got in touch with us for help in planning her trip. Being a seasoned traveler 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.
About the tour
Madhya Pradesh is one of the largest states of the country. Famous for its various temples, forts and palaces, it is home to the Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks.
Though Anna did not have enough time to visit the southern part of the state, there were 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 famous for its 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 that is also known for its 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. Home-stays also help in having a rich cultural experience.
Rich history, culture and architecture make 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.
Anna’s two week trip across Madhya Pradesh Tour itinerary
Varanasi is not for the faint hearted.Its chaotic, crowded and surreal. You will either love it or hate it, but it will definitely blow your mind! Often referred to as the spiritual capital of India, it is the most important pilgrimage site of Hindus who come here to bathe in the holy river or perform funeral rites.
When a tiny but detailed carving at an ancient temple’s facade make you wonder how flexible the human body can be and what you missed out all those years then you know you are in Khajuraho. But there is much more to those temples than the Kamasutra displays so make sure you take your sweet time walking through the monuments.
This offbeat destination has history that dates back to the 16th Century and while there are temples and palaces for you to explore, it is still not too intense. The town has a very laid-back and relaxed vibe to it. You can spend a day here walking around the streets and interacting with the locals.
Gwalior, is a city filled with historic tales and monuments so alluring that the fort here was referred to as “the pearl of Indian fortress”. Rightly so, the dominant fort on the hilltop and the magnificent Jai Vilas Palace are a few attractions that cannot be missed!.
Painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1853, Rajasthan’s capital city is chock-full with forts, palaces and temples. Shopaholics can lap up traditional footwear, textiles, crafts and gems. Partake in several festivals including the Elephant Festival in spring, when pachyderms pout and prance around.
Agra, most popularly known for the Taj Mahal, is a favorite amongst travellers. Agra is known for its beautiful monuments, courtyards and mosques. The Agra fort is a lesser known but also beautiful sight you must visit during your stay in Agra. The whole city offers that incomparable Mughal vibe and therefore a trip to Agra is worth it.
Delhi is the capital of India, a city rich in history and culture. Delhi is not only an interesting place to visit but is also ideally located to travel to a lot of other worthwhile places to see in northern India. Delhi is known for it's excellent metro service so it's very easy to get from one place to another.