Best time to visit: October to April.
Culture: Western Madhya Pradesh is inhabited by the Bhils, a colorful group of warriors and hunters. Hindi is the main and the official - language of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh has many other festivals that are of a secular nature. Depending on your interests you can enjoy Indian classical dance and music, folk dance and music, literary programs, theatre and even traditional theatre forms like Ramleela, based on the Ramayana.
Food: The cuisine in Madhya Pradesh varies from region to region. Gwalior and Indore abound in milk and milk-based preparations. Bhopal produces delicate meat and fish dishes, of which the spicy Rogan josh, delicious korma, luscious keema, all-season favourite biryani pilaf and luscious kababs such as shami and seekh are almost legendary. An interesting dish is the bafla (wheat cakes) dunked in rich ghee which is eaten with daal (a pungent lentil broth). The tongue-tingling sharpness of this combo is moderated by the sweet ladoos that follow it.
Highlights: Orchha, Bedaghat, Mahakaleshwar Temple.
Top Hotels: Usha Kiran Palace, Sayaji Hotel and Lemon Tree Hotel of Indore, Jehan Numa Hotel and Hotel Amer Palace of Bhopal, Hotel Gulzar Tower and Hotel Satya Ashoka of Jabalpur, Hotel Usha Kiran and Grace Hotel of Gwalior, Hotel Satyam and Hotel Muskan Palace of Ujjain.
Shopping: Bamboo and Cane work, Zardosi Embroidery, Silver and Brassware, Folk Paintings, Pearl ornaments, Iron Crafts and Metal Crafts, Stone Carvings, Beaded Purses, Stuffed leather toys, Chanderi and Maheshwari Saris, Papier Mache, Jute Crafts, Carpets and Durries, Terracotta handicrafts.
Climate: climate of Madhya Pradesh, the state can be clearly classified into six physical divisions, mainly the Northern Plain, The Hilly Region of the Vindhyas, The Narmada Valley, The Malwa Plateau, The Plains of Chhattisgarh and the mountainous region of Bastar. Temperature in summer ranges from 35° to 40° Celsius and in winter 27° to 10° Celsius.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is at Bhopal, which is served by several domestic airlines that connect it to all key cities of India including Delhi and Mumbai. Some other major airports are located at Gwalior, Khajuraho, Indore and Jabalpur.
By Road: A wide network of National Highways and State Highways interlink the cities of Madhya Pradesh to all major cities of India.
By Rail: An extensive network of railways connects all prime cities of Madhya Pradesh to rest of the country.
Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Places to visit: Delhi - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Ujjain - Indore - Mandu-– Omkarehswar - Maheshwar - Indore - Bhopal - Delhi
Day 1: (Delhi Arrival)
On the arrival at the Delhi IGI airport you will reach Delhi and will be accompanied to the hotel that has been booked in advance. After reaching hotel you can go sightseeing tour in Delhi like go for historical places, shopping in Chandi Chowk etc. After enjoying the day you will return back the hotel for the overnight stay and dinner.
Day 2: (Delhi - Jaipur)
After having breakfast you will go for Jaipur by Road. You will check into the hotel Jaipur. After refreshment you can see sightseeing of the Jaipuri. And then you can visit the Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal etc. overnight stay in hotel in Jaipur.
Day 3: (Jaipur - Pushkar)
In morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Pushkar. After reaching freshen up in hotel and proceed for a visit to the famous temples of Pushkar. Return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 4: (Pushkar - Udaipur)
After breakfast you will go for Udaipur which is the beautiful lake city. After reaching to Udaipur fresh up in hotel and then you woll see the Chittorgarh Fort, Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir Palace, Jagdish Temple. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: (Udaipur - Dungarpur)
After breakfast you will go for Dungarpur from Udaipur. After refreshment you will go to visit Udai Bilas Palace, Juna Mahal, Gaib Sagar Lake, Vijay Raj Rajeshwar Temple and Government Archaeological Museum. Stay for the night at the hotel.
Day 6: (Dungarpur - Ujjain)
After breakfast you will go to Ujjain by road. After refreshment you will see the attractions of Ujjain like Mahakaleshwara Temple, Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Bhartrihari Caves, Harsiddhi Temple, Vedh Shala (Observatory) and Kaliadeh Palace. Stay for the night at the hotel.
Day 7: (Ujjain - Mandu)
After breakfast you will go to Mandu from Ujjain and after refreshment you will see the sighseeing of Mandu. Stay for the night at the hotel of Mandu.
Day 8: (Mandu - Indore)
After breakfast you will go to Indore from Mandu. Then you will go to Omkareshwar and Maheshwar, the two major temples. Maheshwar is another famous temple town nestled along the banks of River Narmada in Madhya Pradesh. Transfer to hotel on arrival for the night.
Day 9: (Indore - Bhopal)
Post breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Bhopal. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for a brief rest and later, proceed for a city sightseeing tour. Visit the famous multi-art center Bharat Bhawan, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind), Laxmi Narayan or Birla Temple and Taj-ul-Masjid. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: (Bhopal - Delhi)
Central India Exotic Tour ends today and you check out from hotel after early breakfast to proceed for a short visit to Sanchi, the famous Buddhist pilgrimage site home to majestic stupas and museums. Later, transfer to Bhopal railway station to board train to Delhi. Upon arrival, head straight to New Delhi International Airport and board onward flight back home.