How to reach Madhya Pradesh

For a traveler or a tourist planning a holiday in MP, the primary question which arises in their mind while planning a trip to Madhya Pradesh is – How to reach Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh is blessed to be located in the centre of India. This bestows a significant advantage while travelling to and from Madhya Pradesh. Most of the Places of Tourist Attractions in Madhya Pradesh are well connected with almost pan India by air, train & road. Well developed & connected airports, railway junctions and roads cater to millions of domestic & international travelers & tourists help you to get to Madhya Pradesh conveniently.

Madhya Pradesh is also a hub for Indian Railways and has major train junctions which connect all the states of India. An intricate web of highway network & worthy roads makes road travel extremely convenient in Madhya Pradesh & also showcases the unseen mid point destinations as well as the rural interface of the state.

Madhya Pradesh is surrounded by five states which makes it more convenient to travel to Madhya Pradesh from most of the major cities of India. Uttar Pradesh : North East Chattisgarh : South East Maharashtra : South Gujarat : West Rajasthan : North West We recommend a tourist planning a trip to Madhya Pradesh to work on the entry and the exit routes / points as this saves precious transit time.



Mentioned below are a detailed synopsis of “How to reach Madhya Pradesh & The Best Fastest way to Reach any city of Madhya Pradesh”.

By Air

Madhya Pradesh has five airports :

  • Indore ( IDR ) – Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar airport
  • Bhopal ( BHO ) – Raja Bhoj airport
  • Jabalpur ( JLR ) – Dumna airport
  • Khajuraho ( HJR )
  • Gwalior ( GWL ) : Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia airport

Flights are the most convenient way to reach Madhya Pradesh.

Out of these, Indore is the biggest & is an international airport. Mentioned below are the cities connected from the respective airports : Indore ( IDR ) : Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Gwalior Bhopal ( BHO ) : Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmadabad Jabalpur ( JLR ) : Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmadabad Khajuraho ( HJR ) : Varanasi & Delhi Gwalior ( GWL ) : Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Indore Indigo, Air India, Go Air, Spice Jet, Air Asia & True Jet operate daily flights.

By Train

A rich network of rail routes and 20 major railway junctions cherishes & connects Madhya Pradesh well. The Central Railway and the Western Railway zones also cover parts of the state.One can reach Madhya Pradesh from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad or Bangalore in less than 12 hrs. Premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi & Garib Rath cater Madhya Pradesh. An extended rail network of 4,948 kms is catered in Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur and Bhopal being the regional headquarters for the West Central Railways and Ratlam for Western Railways. Log on to IRCTC to check the availability of trains to your destination in Madhya Pradesh.


Highlighted below are the nearest railway stations to the Top Tourist Attractions of Madhya Pradesh

Wildlife Destinations of Madhya Pradesh :

Kanha Bandhavgarh Pench Panna Satpura
Jabalapur (JBP)-180 km Umaria (UMR)-32 km Nagpur (NGP)- 80 km Khajuraho (KURJ)-25 km Sohagpur (SGP)-25 km
Raipur (R)-226 km Katni (KTE)-95 km Jabalpur (JBP)-260 km Satna (STA)-90 km Pipariya (PPI)-45 km
Nagpur (NGP)-265 km Satna (STA)-134 km   Mahoba (MBA)-123 km Itarsi (ET)-58 km
  Jabalpur (JBP)-185 km   Jabalpur (JBP)-230 km Jabalpur (JBP)-251 km

Heritage Destinations of Madhya Pradesh :

Chanderi Bhimbhetka Bhojpur Mandu Gwalior Orchha Khajuraho
Dailwara (DWA)-27 km Bhopal (BPL)-50 km Bhopal (BPL)-50 km Indore (INDB)-100 km Gwalior (GWL) Jhansi (JHS)-15 km Khajuraho (KURJ)
Lalitpur (LAR)-38 km         Khajuraho (KURJ)-175 km Maohoba (MBA)-80 km
Gwalior (GWL)-210 km            

Leisure Destinations of Madhya Pradesh :

Jabalpur Bhopal Indore Pachmarhi
Jabalpur (JBP) Bhopal (BPL) Indore (INDB) Pipariya (PPI)-50 km
      Itarsi (ET)-120 km
      Jabalpur (JBP)-200 km

Spiritual Destinations of Madhya Pradesh :

Omkareshwar Maheshwar Chitrakoot Amarkantak Sanchi
Indore (INDB)-100 km Indore (INDB)-80 km Chitrakoot Dham Karwi (CKTD)-14 km Pendra Road (PND)-32 km Bhopal (BPL)-50 km
    Atarra (ATE)- 36 km Bhanwar Tonk (BHTK)-33 km  
    Manikpur (MKP)-37 km Sarbahara (SBRA)-35 km  
    Satna (STE)-80 km Anuppur (APR)-70 km  
    Jabalpur (JBP)-280 km Shahdol (SDL)-100 km  
      Jabalpur (JBP)-225 km  
By Road
Courtesy Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation (MPRDC), Madhya Pradesh has a well defined and a good network of 99,043-km long road network which includes 38 National Highways (N.H. No-3, 7, 12, 12A, 25, 26, 26A, 26B, 27, 56 New, 59, 59A, 69, 69A, 75, 76, 78, 86, 92, 339B New, 927A New, 45 Ext New, 347C New, 552 Ext New, 346 New, 752B New, 752C New, 543 New, 146B New, 347B New, 43 Ext New, 135B New, 943 New, 548C New, 752G New, 161G New, 347A New& 753L New) of length 7,854 km pass through the State.Madhya Pradesh possesses a road network of around 160,000 km.State highways are of around 11,000 km in length. Narmada Expressway is the proposed 8 lane expressway in the state, which will connect Amarkantak in the eastern end of Madhya Pradesh via Dindori, Shahpura, Jabalpur and Alirajpur to western end of the state alongside of Narmada River. The highways measures 1,300 km will connected Gujarat with Chhattisgarh.A few crucial highways passing through Madhya Pradesh are : NH 3 – Agra to Mumbai NH 7 – Varanasi to Kanyakumari NH 12 – Jabalpur to Jaipur NH 12A – Jhansi to Raipur This basically comprises of national highways, state highways, district roads and other types of roads. Madhya Pradesh has 14 national highways spanning 4,676 km and various state highways with an overall span of 8,728 km. The state is a leader in the country in terms of execution of the Gramin Sadak Nirman Pariyojna, by virtue of which even rural areas also have moderately good roads.Madhya Pradesh is easily accessible by road from nearby states and cities. Interstate bus services are available from several cities and town. The major inter and intra state bus terminals are located in Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur.
Mode of local transport
Although hired cabs are the best mode of travel for the tourists to reach the various tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh, multiple options like buses, shared tempos, auto rickshaw, cycle rickshaw are easily available. Pre Paid booths are also available in the railway stations and airports. An assistance from a local person is always helpful.
Madhya Pradesh can be easily reached from all the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, etc.

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