4 Best road trips to do - in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is a colossal state and with its varied landscape, it has a bucket full of thrills for its wanderlust souls. No matter which city or town you choose to travel, you will always be welcomed with the rich architecture, culture, history and natural beauty. Get your list kicking with our list of top 4 road trips that you can do in Madhya Pradesh during the amazing weather of monsoon when each belt of the state turns into an emerald paradise.
Bhopal to Indore
Distance – 193 km approx.
What could be more picturesque than seeing wheat farms, organic fruit gardens,and imposingly giant windmills on a road trip? The road trip from Bhopal to Indore is a beauty in itself and will not fail to charm travellers with its tremendous offerings. Take out your car or bike and just hit the road with your loved ones. It is suggested you leave for the trip early in the morning as you will get to witness natural beauty properly also you would be able to enjoy morning breakfast of famous poha jalebi at Dodi Highway treat which is a must-visit wayside amenity of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. Stopover and fresh and up a bit before you head to Indore and explore the richness of the city.
Indore to Mandu
Distance: 98 km approx.
Once you reach Indore, the city has enough sights which will hook you for good two days. If you further want to continue the trip then Indore to Mandu is another great road trip to go on. Passing through the rocky cliffs and valley will make the roadside beauty worth watching. You can enjoy seasonal fruits and bhutta (corncob) on your way to heritage monuments in Mandu. Once you reach there, Jahaz Mahal, Rani Roopmati Pavillion, Baz Bahadur Palace, Hindola Mahal, Jami Masjid, Ashrafi Mahal and Hoshang Shah Tomb are some of the best tourist attractions where you can have a bit of your own leisure time and wander around to soak in the history.If you want to stay in the town for a night then do visit Hindola Mahal to witness the regal past through the enlightening Sound & Light show.
Gwalior to Bateshwar
Distance: 125 km approx.
Next up is the northern belt of Madhya Pradesh. With Gwalior as your base, you can start the journey towards Morena. You will be amazed by the ancient beauty that nearby villages have especially Noorabad. It was a medieval outpost that grew during the rule of Jahangir who said to have named the village after his wife Noorjehan. The main attraction there is the quaint bridge over the Sankh River elaborated with numerous chattris and minarets which can be seen just metres away from the national highway. From Noorabad, simply head to the historical marvel i.e. Bateshwar Temples. These are a group of nearly 200 temples spread over twenty-five acres. At the gate, a paved trail takes you to the complex. As you walk up the trail in the morning, you will see the swarm of luminous temples looking ethereal. Visiting the site leaves you pleasantly stunned and cheerful.Just a few kilometres ahead, you will see a fortress called Garhi Padawali and Chausath Yogini Temple at Mitaoli village on a hilltop which said to have inspired the design of parliament house in Delhi.
Bhopal to Pachmarhi
Distance: 195 km approx.
Also known as the queens of Satpura, Pachmarhi is a wonderful hill station tucked away in the valley of Satpura ranges. Being situated in the vicinity to Bhopal, it’s quite convenient to go on a road trip, it is well connected to many rail heads and roadways. You must plan a road trip from Bhopal to Pachmarhi if you are looking for an ideal monsoon weekend getaway where you can enjoy the best of raw nature and create some everlasting memories. From beautiful waterfalls, valley to mountains, you will be welcomed by numerous natural wonders, on your way to Pachmarhi. Following are the major places which you must not miss visiting while in and around the heavenly beauty of Pachmarhi, these will always set to give you goosebumps with their unseen splendour and wondrous setting - dhoopgarh, pandav caves, jatashankar temple, apsara waterfall, rajat prapat, and colonial heritage and properties.
Plan a trip on the roads of Madhya Pradesh with your loved ones and enjoy the season of monsoon like never before!