A 3500+ KM Circular car tour ... seeing most of Madhya Pradesh tourist highlights 

The 2-week road tour route: Mumbai - Dhule >> Mandu - Indore - Ujjain - Sehore - Sanchi - Udaygiri -Vidisha - Bhopal - Pachmarhi -Kanha NP - Jabalpur - Bhedaghat - Katni - Satna - Khajuraho - Orcha - Jhansi - Shivpuri - Dewas - Pithampur - Mahua >>  Nashik - Mumbai 

Madhya Pradesh

Highlights Pics from this MP Car tour

 Hindola Mahal at Mandu

 Mahakaleswar Temple at Ujjain

Toran Gateway to Stupa in Sanchi

A BC period Sculpture in Vidisha 

Vishnu in Boar Avatar, Udaygiri

 Lake at Pachmarhi, MP



Sculptures at Khajuraho Temple

Chaturbuj Temple at Orchaa

Overview of this Tour Route:

This 2-week Car Tour 3rd to 17th Dec 2005 covered most of Madhya Pradesh's important Nature and Heritage sites ... viz. Mandu Ruins, Ujjain Temples, Sanchi Buddhist Stupas, Vidisha & Udaygiri Sculptures, Pachmarhi Forests, Kanha National Park Tigers, Bhedagat's Marble Rocks on Narmada River, Khajuraho Temples & Sculputres and Orchha's Palaces & Ruins.

Khajurahao Temple .... in Madhya Pradesh

I went driving in my small car, Tata Indica-V2 Diesel, which seemed to be a best fuel-cost efficient option (in 2005), giving an average of 20 Km/Lt.  I did'nt drive more than 250-300 kms a day, taking an easy paced journey.

Most days, I started early morning around 6:30-7:00AM and reached my next Stop by noon. On reaching my destination, I would check into a hotel/lodge, relax a bit and after lunch, see the town sights, till late evening. I would drive away next morning, to the next stop.

In places, where there were lots of things to see (like  Khajuraho), I stayed an extra day or two.   

Madhya Pradesh Map ....  from MP Tourism Website



The Date-wise Route and Kms travelled:

  • 3rd Dec  Mumbai -Dhule   305Kms
  • 4th Dec   Dhule - Mandu    221Kms
  • 5th Dec    Mandu-Indore-Ujjain-Sehore    322Kms
  • 6th Dec    Sehore - Sanchi - Udaygiri - Vidisha - Bhopal   210 Kms
  • 7th Dec    Bhopal - Pachmarhi  206Kms
  • 8th Dec    Pachmarhi Local Sites  85Kms
  • 9th Dec    Pachmarhi - Seoni  208Kms
  • 10th Dec   Seoni - Kanha   147Kms
  • 11th Dec   Kanha - Jabalpur -Bhedaghat  165Kms
  • 12th Dec   Bhedaghat - Katni - Satna - Khajuraho   336Kms
  • 13th Dec   Khajuraho Local Sites  12Kms
  • 14th Dec   Khajuraho - Orchaa - Jhansi - Shivpuri   308Kms
  • 15th Dec    Shivpuri - Bioraa - Dewas - Indore - Mahua   406Kms
  • 16th Dec    Mahua - Shendwa - Dhulia - Nashik  405Kms
  • 17th Dec    Nashik - Mumbai  153Kms 

 Elephant Safari to see the Tiger in the jungles of Kanha Natl. Park

 Marble Rocks on the Narmada river bank,  in Bhedaghat.