By air – The state has five main airports with good connectivity. The Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport (IDR), at Indore, is the largest airport in Madhya Pradesh. It is served by direct flights from many Indian cities. All major airlines have regular flights to and from Indore Airport Raja Bhoj International Airport (BHO) in Bhopal, Dumna Airport (JLR) in Jabalpur, Gwalior Airport (GWL), and Khajuraho Airport (HJR) also have scheduled flights to major cities in India.
By rail – Most of the major trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, and Garib Rath expresses pass through MP due to its central location. Jabalpur is headquarters for the West Central Railway Zone. The Central Railway and the Western Railway zones also cover parts of the state. A very good rail network is available in Madhya Pradesh.
By road, Roadways offers the best connectivity in the state. The state has 20 national highways including NH-7, NH-12A, NH-25, NH-26, NH-27, NH-69, NH-3, NH-92, and NH-12. Both interstate and intrastate bus services cover the length and breadth of Madhya Pradesh. The major interstate bus terminals are Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, and Jabalpur. The nearby state of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh has state transports bus services.
Moving around: The bus is the cheapest mode of transport. We recommend hiring a car with a driver as the best way to see the countryside. BY TAXI: There are taxi cars, with or without air conditioning, and a large number of auto-rickshaws on the roads in big cities. You can choose to rent a vehicle for the entire duration of your tour.
All the national parks require entry permits to enter park & safari activities.
When traveling to National Parks, Keep the necessary medicines handy. Carry Insect bite ointments. Drink only bottled water, you may have stomach problems. During winters it may be chilly at night. Carry warm clothes.
About Expenses –
You should plan to spend around ₨1200 to 2000 per day on your vacation in Madhya Pradesh, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Meal charges can be ₨300 to 500 as per your choice. The transportation cost varies as per your choice of transport services.
ATM & Credit cards-
Most of the major banks have their ATMs in Madhya Pradesh. However, carry cash for remote places & National Parks. Credit cards are accepted by hotels and tour operators in the city area but there will be a 2% service charge. However, there may be network issues at remote places.
Mobile & Inetrnet Connectivity –
All major service providers offer 3G – 4G network in Madhya Pradesh. However, you may have connectivity issues in forest areas What’s App messages will always work. Most of the hotels offer WIFI networks free of cost for their guests.
Culture & Festivals –
Apart from regular traditional festivals, there are many festivals to boost tourism in Madhya Pradesh. These are Khajuraho Dance Festival , Ujjain Kumbh Mela ,Lokrang Festival , Nagaji Fair Bhagoria Haat Festival , Tansen Music Festival , Pachmarhi Utsav
Shopping: Madhya Pradesh has a lot to offer. Bamboo Work, Metal and Iron Craft, Tribal Accessories, carpets, and Dhurries, Dhokra, Silk, Maheshwari and Chanderi Saris, Pottery, Leather Items, Beaded Purses, and Fabrics.
Madhya Pradesh offers a wide range of accommodations. Right from Homestays, guest houses to all ranges of hotels from basic to luxury hotels. Most of the national parks offer jungle resorts ranging from basic to luxury. Many hotels offer to stay with breakfast & dinner plan packages. Religious places offer cheap Dharamshala, guest house accommodations.