10 Best Road Trips to Take in Madhya Pradesh

Enjoy some of the most thrilling moments of your life by taking one of the famous road trips in Madhya Pradesh. Replete with a number of interesting tourist attractions, travelling by roads in Madhya Pradesh takes you to the most surprising destinations.

Madhya Pradesh is known for offering something for everyone. Whether you are looking for some history exploration or some exhilarating adventure like water sports, taking one of the road trips in Madhya Pradesh is the way to go.

Imagine crossing some spellbinding landscapes, listening to your favourite music with your loved ones on the way - road trips are key to fun and relaxation. Offering you an adventure of a lifetime, road trip tours in Madhya Pradesh promise to offer you a bucket full of memories.

You will cross waterfalls, numerous streams, forts and many national parks of Madhya Pradesh as you traverse the wonderful locales of this state.

Some of the famous road trip routes that you should look forward to enjoying in Madhya Pradesh are Indore to Mandu, Bhopal to Pachmarhi, Indore to Hanuwantiya, Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh, etc.

Whether you are planning a trip with your friends, family or with your significant other, road trips in Madhya Pradesh are an exhilarating way to make the best use of your vacation.

Here are the routes of the best road trip in Madhya Pradesh:

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Water Sports In MP Resumes With 50% Capacity Updated: 23 Sep 2020

Water sport activities in the state of Madhya Pradesh has been resumed with 50% capacity and strict safety measures,Read more.

No travel pass required for travellers to enter MP Updated: 27 Aug 2020

No pass is required for going out of Madhya Pradesh state or coming from other states to Madhya Pradesh state. But if a traveller feels there is a need for a pass, they can apply on the government portal.

Fern hotel and resorts reopen in MP Updated: 27 Aug 2020

Based on the various State Govt directives on Unlock 1.0, The Fern hotels and resorts have been reopened 11 hotels under the Fern brand and another 2 under the Beacon brand in Gujarat, six in Rajasthan, two each in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal and one each in Punjab, UP, New Delhi, Chandigarh and in Nepal.Read more.

Panna, Ratapani and Bandhavgarh National Parks in MP reopened Updated: 27 Aug 2020

Panna, Ratapani and Bandhavgarh National Parks in MP have been reopened for the public from June 15th with enhance safety measures to keep all visitors safe.Read more.

Passengers arriving at MP via flights to undergo screening Updated: 27 Aug 2020

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Monuments in MP reopen for tourists with reduced capacity Updated: 27 Aug 2020

Most monuments in MP have been reopened to the public with enhanced sanitization and safety measures to keep all visitors safe.Read more.

Lockdown ended in Madhya Pradesh on July 31 Updated: 07 Aug 2020

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on 31 July announced that there would be no lockdown in any of the districts except Sunday and pre-announced lockdowns.

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Due to the rising COVID patients, Madhya Pradesh has restricted devotees from outside Madhya Pradesh from entering the Mahakal temple from 20 July. The decision was taken by the temple management committee.

01

Indore to Mandu

One of the best road trip routes in Madhya Pradesh, Indore to Mandu will help you explore two of the most beautiful cities in the state. Indore, being one of the commercialized cities in the state, attracts a lot of tourists from all over the country.

Indore to Mandu is a route that will help you explore the heritage of the region in the most fascinating way. Experiencing the refreshing environment and greenery on a road trip from Indore to Mandu is a surreal way of enjoying with your loved ones.

Some of the interesting sites that you can witness on this road trip tour to Mandu are Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Jami Masjid, Alamgir gate, Hoshang Shah Tomb, Roopmati Pavilion, Baz Bahadur Mahal, Baobab trees, etc.

Attraction in Between the Route: Hawa Mahal, Rani Rupmati Mahal, Nilkantheshwar Mandir, Jain Mandir, Ecopoint, Ram Mandir, etc.

Route- Map: Indore-Ralamandal Wildlife Sanctuary-Mhow-Sagadi-Mandu.

Distance: 94 Km.

Duration: 2 hours.

Click here to know more about other tourist places in Mandu.

02

Bhopal to Pachmarhi

If you are in search of road trip tours in Madhya Pradesh that will help you feel enchanted with the surroundings of nature, then Bhopal to Pachmarhi is one of the best routes to opt for.

A driver’s delight, the route takes you through some of the most picturesque places of Pachmarhi. Flanked by superb roads, Bhopal to Pachmarhi will help you explore multiples places.

Famous for its trekking trails, Pachmarhi is a delight for adventure seekers. The serenity of this place is striking and one can look forward to enjoying elating moments by a number of waterfalls here.

Attraction in Between the Route: Bison Lodge, Bee Falls, Silver Falls, Angel Falls, etc.

Route-Map: Bhopal-Kaliyasot Dam-Hoshangabad-Sohagpur-Satpura National Park-Pachmarhi.

Distance: 200 Km.

Duration: 5 hours.

Looking for places to stay? We have compiled a list of best resorts to stay in Pachmarhi. Click to know more.

03

Orchha to Khajuraho

Connecting the two beautiful tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh, Orchha to Khajuraho offers a brilliant road trip for anyone who is fond of exploring offbeat places. Offering a glimpse of various prominent monuments, Orchha to Khajuraho is an ideal road trip to enjoy a wholesome vacation.

Starting from Orchha, tourists get to witness the notable Orchha Fort built by Bundela Dynasty and some notable temples namely Ram Raja Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, etc. Driving from Orchha to Khajuraho will offer views of the dry region of Bundelkhand with different kind of landscapes that feature more of rocky sandstones.

The last leg of this road trip can be enjoyed with a tour of the famous temples of Khajuraho that were built between the 9th and 11th century by Chandela dynasty and are among the best tourist places of Khajuraho.

Attraction in Between the Route: Rani Mahal, Orchha Fort, Ram Raja, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, etc.

Route-Map: Orchha-Chattarpur-Khajuraho.

Distance: 170 Km.

Duration: 3 hours 40 minutes.

Where to stay in Khajuraho? We have compiled a list of best resorts to stay in Khajuraho. Click to know more.

04

Bhopal to Halali Dam

Take a trip to Halali Dam from Bhopal to take a break from the monotony of the cities. Greeting you with cold winds and its signature tranquil ambience, Bhopal to Halali Dam is one of the most interesting road trips from Bhopal.

Halali Dam is a wonderful spot for wildlife lovers and those who are in search of solitude.

Attracting thousands of tourists for enjoying recreational activities like picnic and boat rides, Halali Dam is one of the most preferred weekend getaways from Bhopal where you can enjoy a superb road trip.

Attraction in Between the Route: Halali Dam Waterfall

Route-Map: Bhopal-Islamnagar-Halali Dam.

Distance: 40 Km.

Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes.

05

Gwalior to Chanderi

Offering a serene respite from the day to day hustle and bustle, Gwalior to Chanderi is a wonderful road trip that one can enjoy during weekends. It is one of the best road trip routes in Madhya Pradesh to explore heritage places.

Offering a glimpse of the rustic way of life in Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior to Chanderi takes you through many rural areas. Replete with many tourist attractions, this road trip is recommended to explore the famous ruins of Chanderi that date back to the medieval age.

The prominent attractions which you can see on this trip are the famous ruined Muslim palace called Koshak Mahal and Chanderi Fort. Tourists here can look forward to enjoying and clicking the captivating views of Chanderi Fort.

Attraction in Between the Route: Koshak Mahal, Shahzadi ka Roza, Jama Masjid, Buddhi Chanderi, etc.

Route-Map: Gwalior-Datia-Muhari-Chanderi.

Distance: 210 Km.

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes.

What to see in Gwalior: Apart from Gwalior Fort or Taj-Ul-Masjid, there are other iconic places to visit in Gwalior which you should not miss.

What to do in Gwalior: Best activities and things to do in Gwalior.

06

Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh

Cruise through the roads that adorn the way from Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh for a memorable journey when you are vacationing in Madhya Pradesh.

The road trip is one of the most recommended activities for wildlife lovers who get to visit the popular Bandhavgarh National Park.

The popular activities to look forward to on this trip are tiger safari, wildlife photography and revelling in the charm of nature.

Route-Map: Jabalpur-Shahpura-Umaria-Bandhavgarh.

Distance: 200 Km.  

Duration: 4 hours.

Looking for places to stay in Bandhavgarh? We have compiled a list of best resorts to stay in Bandhavgarh National Park. Click to know more.

07

Indore to Hanuwantiya

Take a retreat from the commercialized tourist destinations to enjoy a beautiful road trip from Indore to Hanuwantiya. Known for its water tourism, Hanuwantiya is a nascent tourist destination that is being developed by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

Tourists here can look forward to seeing the beautiful backwaters of Narmada River and Indira Sagar Dam.

Along with enthralling you with its serene natural beauty, Hanuwantiya is also known for the famous Jal Mahotsav where tourists can enjoy a number of water sports.

Attraction in Between the Route: Indira Sagar Dam.

Route-Map: Indore-Ralamandal-Simrol-Hanuwantiya.

Distance: 136 Km.

Duration: 3 hours 34 minutes.

08

Jabalpur to Bhedaghat

Gear up to be captivated by the beauty of Bhedaghat on a drive from Jabalpur. Flanked by the waters of River Narmada, Jabalpur to Bhedaghat is a road trip where you can enjoy nature at its best.

Boasting of natural rock formations of marble rocks, this is one of the best road trip routes if you are a nature lover. Road trip from Jabalpur to Bhedaghat will offer you numerous beautiful sights to behold in the form of lush green hills and valleys.

While the nature lovers can look forward to seeing the gushing Dhuandhar Falls, thrill seekers can indulge in various water sports here.

Other famous sites to see on this road trip are Bandar Kund and Chausath Yogini Temple.

Attraction in Between the Route: Dhuandhar Falls, Bandar Kudni, Chausath Yogini Temple etc.

Route-Map: Jabalpur-Barghi Hills-Dhuandhar Falls-Bhedaghat.

Distance: 26 Km.

Duration: 46 minutes.

09

Bhopal to Bhimbhetka

At the southern edge of the Vindhya Hills, a shelter of around 500 prehistoric rock caves is nestled between the lush green forest and waterfalls. If you are a historian, a nature lover, an adventurer or just a person seeking a getaway, Bhimbetka has everything to tease every sense in you.

At a distance of 45 km from Bhopal, the place is connected via the Hoshangabad Road. Along the road you can find the Dahod reservoir towards the ride side, a little pause on the journey and nature will come rushing for you.

The summers, from February to August are a good time to visit the place. The greenery increases and the hills blossom with flowers. Apart from the natural attractions, this place is no stranger to folklores and mythical Hindu tales.

Attraction in Between the Route: Dahod Reservoir.

Route-Map: Bhopal-Sonagiri-Samardha-Bhimbhetka.

Distance: 45 Km.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.
10

Jabalpur to Kanha

Pick one of the most amazing road trips in Madhya Pradesh by travelling from Jabalpur to Kanha National Park. Explore the diverse flora and fauna in this hotspot of nature and take back home some remarkable memories.

Nature lovers here can look forward to catching a glimpse of various animals like tiger, leopard, bear, etc. when they are on a wildlife safari.

Featuring picturesque topography, Jabalpur to Kanha is one of the best road trip routes in Madhya Pradesh to enjoy the serenity of nature and seek solace in the relaxing ambience of Kanha.

Route-Map: Jabalpur-Bijhouli-Borra Sagar-Mandla-Kanha.

Distance: 164 Km.

Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes.

Where to Stay in Kanha: Here are some of the best resorts & places to stay in Kanha National Park.

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09 December 2019
Excellent
Perfect river side camp.we enjoy a lot with our group there is various team building games . delicious food they served to us when we reah there the give us tea and some snaks then we enjoy bornfire nd some songs with the group then we take the food nd go to night walk where we do the star gazing then we come to our tents those who wanted to sleep they but we stay near bornfire nd discuss about life nd then we wake up early mrng nd go to see sunrise nd the we play many games nd take the breakfast after the group picture we move to our homes.
07 December 2020
Harsh Agrawal Fundore Enertainment Park, Indore
Excellent
This is the best park i have visited in Indore with lot of adventure activities.It has the best Go-karting indore with the most reasonable price and has superb hospitality. My kid dropped the plate of the momos that i bought so they served me complimentary momos.Cowboy cafe has really good momos in fundore.
16 October 2018
Excellent
It’s was one of those few trips that I cherish, thanks to Thrillophillia for that experience and a special thanks to Satya Rajput ( the incharge crew ) for his special efforts in everything
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20 November 2019
Excellent
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04 February 2021
Excellent
The Bike was well Maintained. And There was no Limit on the distance travelled. Had a Great experience.
18 January 2021
Excellent
The experience here is never to be forgotten, the camp was fantastic in the old district and it was good to see the pond from the camp location. The trekking site location is beautiful.
13 November 2020
Excellent
Me and my friends went camping at Narsingarh for two days and we really had a great time there. We went for a night walk in the jungle and it was really fun. The food was also good. Overall, we had an amazing experience.
Excellent
"BEST EXPERIENCE. MUST VISIT NARSINGHGARH "
12 December 2020
Excellent
Nice place to visit weather is so good our group enjoyed so much water is so clean Very tasty food nice trip enjoyed very well.

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