Anna’s two week trip across Madhya Pradesh route & tour description

Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh
Khajuraho,Madhya Pradesh
Orccha,Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior,Madhya Pradesh
Agra,Uttar Pradesh
New Delhi,Delhi

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.

Temples in Madhya Pradesh, India
Ujjain, popularly known for its temples. (Photo Credit – Arian Zwegers)

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.

Temples in Khajuraho
Group of Temples in Khajuraho. (Photo Credit -Abhishek Singh Bailoo)

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.

Ideal for

  • Culture & History
  • Nature

Best time

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec


  • Jänner
  • Februar
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  • April
  • Mai
  • Juni
  • Juli
  • August
  • September
  • Oktober
  • November
  • Dezember

Approximate Price


USD 340


USD 415


USD 775


USD 2000

Anna’s two week trip across Madhya Pradesh Tour itinerary

Day 1-3


Stay at Aashray Homestay

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.

Day 4-6


Stay at Friends in Khajuraho

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.

Day 7-8


Stay at Betwa Retreat, Orccha

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.

Day 9-9


Stay at Deo Bagh, Gwalior

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!.

Day 10-11


Stay at Jaipur Friendly Villa

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.

Day 12-12


Stay at The Coral Tree Homestay

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.

Day 13-14

New Delhi

Stay at Life Tree bed and breakfast

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.

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