route & tour description

Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh
Khajuraho,Madhya Pradesh
Orccha,Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior,Madhya Pradesh
Jaipur,Rajasthan
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 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.

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.

Ujjain, popularly known for its temples. 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 which 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. 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
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    Approximate Price

    Backpacker

    USD 340

    Budget

    USD 415

    Comfort

    USD 775

    Luxury

    USD 2000

    itinerary

    Day 1-3    Varanasi
    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    Khajuraho
    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    Orccha
    Stay at Betwa Retreat, Orccha
    Day 9-9    Gwalior
    Stay at Deo Bagh, Gwalior

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    Day 10-11    Jaipur
    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    Agra
    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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