9 Days Tour Itinerary for Madhya Pradesh
Tour Theme : 9 days itinerary for Madhya Pradesh
Out : Bhopal
Destinations covered : Indore, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Mandu, Ujjai, Sanchi & Bhopal
8 Nights & 9 Days | “Incredible Madhya Pradesh “ Experience
Madhya Pradesh can be said to be the microcosm of India, for the land reflects the glory of India in many ways. These can relate to the architectural grandeur of its palaces, temples and mosques, the natural beauty surrounding the Vindhyas and other regions, the prehistoric art at places like Bhimbetka, the pilgrimage centres of Amarkantak, Chitrakoot and others, and the adventure trail of the tiger sanctuaries to name a few. For those with a spiritual bent of mind and in the quest for peace and tranquility, the land of Sanchi can be an added attraction in the Madhya Pradesh tourism circuit.
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The company is based at Jabalpur, the gateway for the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh with affiliated logistical offices at Bhopal & Indore.
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The qualified Tour Guides of i4u Travel Services take you to the iconic sights and attractions of Madhya Pradesh – the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Panna & Satpura, heritage destinations like Khajuraho, Orchha, Sanchi & Mandu.
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Day 01 | Arrive Indore
Meet and greet with our representative at Indore airport / railway station .
Board our vehicle & proceed for your hotel at Indore.
C/in & after rest, proceed for local site seeing.
We take you to “Rajwada” which was constructed by the Holkars, who belonged to the Maratha Dynasty, around two centuries ago. It is a seven storied structure which is located near the Chhatris and serves as an excellent example of royal grandeur and architectural skills. The Rajwada Palace fascinate locals as well as travelers who visit Indore, and it is not uncommon to find huge crowds at the palace at all times of the day. A huge garden greets you at the entrance, and the path then leads on to the beautifully crafted palace, which never fails to mesmerize tourists.
Nestled between the crowded streets of the Kajuri Bazar and facing the main square of the city, the Rajwada palace also faces a well-maintained garden that houses a statue of Queen Ahilya Bai, an artificial waterfall and some beautiful fountains. Even after all these years, the palace continues to be one of the most famous tourist spots in Indore and is one of the oldest structures too.
Also visit the Lal Bagh Palace, Khajrana Ganesh temple & indulge yourself in shopping as well treating yourself at the gastronomical capital of India by visiting the night market of “Chappan Dukan” & “Sarafa”.
Day 2 | Maheshwar
After a refreshing breakfast, proceed for Omkareshwar ( 80 kms | 2 hrs drive ).
Arrive Omkareshwar & proceed for local sight seeing.
One of the holiest shrines in the whole of India, the Omkareshwar or Omkar Mandhata temple is one of the twelve revered jyothirlingas in India. The temple is situated on an island called Mandhata, located at the meeting point of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri.
Also visit the Kedareshwar Temple, Siddhanath Temple & end the day with a “Parikrama on the Island”. According to Hindu mythology, a walk around any positive source of energy provides one with positive energy too. It is considered to be a sacred thing and what better way to do it than a parikrama across the entire island.
You can have lunch at MPT Temple View, a beautifully located resort by MP Tourism.
Later,proceed for Maheshwar ( 65 kms | 1 hr drive ).
Arrive Maheshwar & after c/in, proceed for local sight seeing.
Situated on the banks of river Narmada, Maheshwar appeals to both, the pilgrim as well as the tourist in you. The town possesses a treasure trove of beautiful temples that calm the soul, alongside man-made creations that please the eyes.
A centre of handloom weaving since the 5th century, Maheshwar has been producing the exquisite Maheshwari saris and fabric. The town also holds the distinction of being the capital of Rajmata Ahilya Devi Holkar’s empire during the 18th century.
This historic town weaves spirituality and folklore with the beauty of nature and Maheshwari saris, bringing alive child-like awe in you.
Day 3 | Mandu
After a refreshing breakfast, proceed for Mandu ( 40 kms | 1 hr drive ).
Arrive Mandu & after c/in, proceed for local sight seeing.
Floating over it’s own reflection, the Jahaz Mahal in Mandu looks like a ship that’s about to sail. However, for centuries this ship made of stone and mortar never did. Instead, it stood floating over the twin lakes, bearing a silent witness to Mandu’s long, rich and varied history.
The city of Mandu is adorned with spell-binding Afghan architecture surrounded by baobab trees, native to Africa. The grand palaces are still alive with royal romance while the gateways (darwazas) speak of a history of imperial conquests. A walk through Mandu will leave you awe-struck, the way you used to be listening to stories from grandparents.
Day 4 | Mandu
Full day to explore Mandu.
You can also visit the Bagh caves 130 kms | 2.5 hrs drive ).
Day 5 | Ujjain
After a refreshing breakfast, proceed for Ujjain ( 150 kms | 3 hrs drive )
Arrive Ujjain & after c/in, proceed for local sight seeing.
Visit the “Mahakaleshwar Temple” which is dedicated to the largely revered God – Lord Shiva. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India and is designed just as intricately as the other 11 are.
Also visit the Kal Bhairav Temple which is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva, and Kal Bhairava is the most important among the eight Bhairavas. If ancient scriptures are to be believed, Kal Bhairav temple is said to be related with the Tantra cult, a secret religious sect who thrived upon black magic.
The other temples to visit are Ram Mandir Chat, Harsiddhi Temple, Pir Matsyendranath, Kaliadeh Palace & the Jantar Mantar.
Should you wish, you can visit the Mahakal temple early in the morning the next day for Darshan.
Day 6 | Ujjain
Full day to explore Ujjain.
Day 7 | Bhopal
After a refreshing breakfast, proceed for Bhopal ( 200 kms | 4 hrs drive )
Arrive Bhopal & after c/in, proceed for local sight seeing.
Split by a pair of lakes, Bhopal is two cities within a city. Two starkly contrasting cityscapes.
Towards the North you have the old city, a fascinating area of mosques, serpentine alleys, chowks, milling crowds, exotic havelis and crowded bazaars.
South of the two lakes is the new Bhopal. Modern, with wide roads, upmarket shopping complexes, and plush hotels and restaurants nestled comfortably in the Arera and Shamla Hills, which overlook the lakes and the old city beyond. The central district is known as New Market.
Both Bhopals enamor you in their own way and vie to bring out the child within you.
Enjoy dinner at the Wind & Waves restaurant which offers spectacular view of the lake.
Day 08 | Sanchi
After a refreshing breakfast,c/out & proceed for Sanchi ( 50 kms | 1 hr drive ).
Arrive Sanchi & after c/in, proceed for local sight seeing.
The town of Sanchi is synonymous with Buddhist Stupas – hemispherical structures typically containing relics of the Buddha or his followers. The Stupas of Sanchi were constructed on the orders of Emperor Ashoka to preserve and spread the Buddhist philosophy. Sanchi has been protecting these beautiful and sacred architectural wonders, just the way these wonders have been safeguarding ancient history and art of the Mauryan period.
The numerous stupas, temples, monasteries and an Ashokan pillar have been the focus of interest and awe for global audiences as well. In fact, UNESCO has given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ to the Mahastupa.
Do not miss the “Sound & Light Show” at Sanchi.
Day 09 | Adieu “Madhya Pradesh”
After a refreshing breakfast,c/out & proceed for Udayagiri caves ( 10 kms | 20 mikns drive ).
The Udayagiri Caves are twenty rock-cut caves near Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh from the early years of the 5th century CE.They contain some of the oldest surviving Hindu temples and iconography in India. One of India’s most important archaeological sites, the Udayagiri hills and its caves are protected monuments managed by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Udayagiri caves are notable for the ancient monumental relief sculpture of Vishnu in his incarnation as the man-boar Varaha, rescuing the earth symbolically represented by Bhudevi clinging to the boar’s tusk as described in Hindu mythology (Cave No 5).
Have a relaxed lunch at MPT Jungle Camp, Udaygiri & proceed for Bhopal railway station / airport ( 50 kms | 1 hr drive ) to catch your train / flight for home feeling contented about a memorable holiday spend at “Madhya Pradesh : The Heart of Incredible India”.
• All transfers
• Meals as per APAI plan