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I Want To Travel The World With You, Oh My Curvaceous Companion, The Fab Road!                                                                                                            ~ My Own Line 🙂

Road Trip to Madhya Pradesha nd Chhattisgarh.

My eternal love affair with roads to continue!!

After completing the Epic Road Trip To Spiti Valley in October 2015, itch in the driving feet, adrenalines rush in veins and my ever wandering, ever dreaming soul took me on another long distance road tripping to the centre of India i.e. States of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. While Madhya Pradesh is famous as the Heart of Incredible India and Chhattisgarh is the Land of Surprises.

As I always say, India is best seen through road trips exploring wide and varied nuances of vast geographies in all directions. During this 2500 KM road trip to Chhattisgarh via Bhedaghat in Madhya Pradesh, we travelled through 5 Indian states namely Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. We crossed many important rivers systems of India such as Yamuna, Chambal, Betwa and Narmada. We tripped down to fabulous landscapes of Central India while driving through Vindhyachal, Mekal and Satpura mountain ranges laden with Saguan wood.

Delhi to Chhattisgarh

The road trip took us through numerous stunning views and diverse landscapes before we reach our native place Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh to have a blast during most important Indian festivals for Hindus – Diwali, The Festival of Light.

This road trip again confirmed my belief that there is no better way than road tripping to explore and discover the awesome places on every stretch and bend. Even after having traveled in Madhya Pradesh umpteen times, I never expected that this road trip would present so many surprises and so many wall paper moments to cherish forever.

Fishing and Boaating landscpae shot some where near Jhansi during Road Trip to Madhya Pradesh.

Exploring Stunning and Exotic Landcapes through Road Tripping!

Let’s take a quick view of this exhilarating road trip which took me to My Chhattisgarh second time in 4 month.

Day One: We started at 4 PM from Delhi’s suburbs Gurgaon towards Agra via Yamuna Express Way and finally landed at Gwalior after enjoying street food at Agra’s famous Sadar Market . We covered 340KM this day to  reach Gwalior.

The Sadar Bazar in Agra: My Fav Place to savour street food in Agra. Agra Chat.

First pit stop of our road trip: The Sadar Bazar in Agra which is always my favourite place to savour street food in Agra

Day Two: Gwalior to Jhansi to Sagar which is my ancestral and also my wife’s and thanks to this road tripping experiences she could visit this place first time in life. After spending some time in Sagar, we moved to Bhedaghat near Jabalpur on the banks of Narmada River. Narmada River is considered holier than Ganga by many Hindus and in Bhedaghat it creates one of the most incredible water fall of India amidst natural marble rocks. We covered 520KM on day two.

Golden Hour Sun RIse hotography.

Golden Hour Sunrise Photograph shot on Gwalior-Jhansi Road.

FIsher Man near Jhansi and Gwalior. Golden Hour Landscape Photography. India. Madhyapradesh.

Incredible morning hour shot. It really took my heart away. Fabulous!

NH 26 from Gwalior to Narsinghpur via Sagar. ROad to Bhedagath near Jabalpur.

Incredibly smooth roads in Madhya Pradesh on NH 26.

Rural Landscapes from Madhya Pradesh Road to Bhedaghat near Jabalpur.

Rural Landscape from India: Green Pea Farms on our road to Bhedaghat.

ROad Trip to Dhuandhar Water Fall in Bhedaghat, Near Jabalpur. Most incredible water fall in India formed by River Narmada on Marble Rocks. Incredible India. Road Trip to Bhedaghat.

Dhuandhar Water Fall in Bhedaghat, Near Jabalpur. Most incredible water fall in India formed by River Narmada on Marble Rocks.

Narmada River in Bhedaghat. Marble rocks.

Narmada meandering through Marble Rocks in Bhedaghat also famous as Indian Version of Grand Canyon in Marbles.

White marble rocks on Narmada RIver in Bhedaghat near Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Boating and sailing in Narmada in Bhedaghat. Incredible India.

Marvellous Marble rock formation in Bhedaghat where the depth of Narmada River is unfathomable. These white marble rocks change color every hour presenting most stunning colorful landscapes.

Day Three: We started our day with morning hour photography of Dhuandhar Water Fall from the other side of Narmada River. And then we started our journey from Bhedaghat towards my Chhattisgarh crossing the teak wood jungles of Vindhya and Satpura Ranges and finally reached Bilaspur after covering 370 KM on road.

Dhuandhar Fall from New Bhedaghat side of the Narmada. Incredible Dhuandhar Fall.

We stayed on the other side of the water fall known as New Bhedaghat. This other side offers majestic view of Dhuandhar Fall and rarely people go to that side to capture the grand beauty of this fall.

Golden Hour Shot of Dhuandhar Fall in Bhedaghat, Jabalpur on Narmada RIver.

Golden Hour Shot of Dhuandhar Fall in Bhedaghat.

Indian Coffee House in Jabalpur.

Indian Coffee House at Jabalpur. This is a fabulous chain of restaurents in Madhya Pradesh preceeding Mcdoanls or Pizza Huts of the world. This place has an important part of teenage memories of every kid of Madhya Pradesh and  Chhattisgarh where every teenager of 1990s had his/her first out of home birthday celeberation with friends. I made a point to visit this place and cherish my childhood memories.

Teak wood or Sagaun Jungles forest in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.

Meandering through Sagaun Jungle or teak Wood Jungles. Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have most dense teak wood forest in the world.

Rural Landscapes of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Rural Landscapes of India: Sparsely populated hamlets in Rural Madhya Pradesh. On Our way to Chhattisgarh

Day Four, Five and Six: We reached my native place for Diwali celeberations and stayed there for three days before starting our journey back to Delhi on day 7th. However, on day 6th i.e. last day of my stay at Bilaspur, I visited Mahamaya Temple which is one of the most revered Goddess of Chhattisgarh and located 25KM from Bilaspur.

Most revered godess of, Chhattisgarh in India. Chhattisgarh, Mahamaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh in India.

Mahamaya Temple near Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.

Day Seven: We started our day early at 5 AM and reached 11th century Bhoram Deo Temple which is famous as Khujuraho of Chhattisgarh due to its Khujuraho style architecture. After paying our reverence to the God of destruction, The Shiva, we started our journey and reached Jhansi at 7:30 PM after covering 770KM in 14+ hours. This was one of the best and most scenic drive that I experienced in a non-himalayan terrain. It may be ranked close to my road tripping across Rajasthan to Jaiselmer.

Golden hour capture amidst Teak Wood Forest of Bhoram Deo Wildllife Santuary on the way to Bhoram Deo Temple, Chhattisgarh in India.

Golden hour capture amidst Teak Wood Forest of Bhoram Deo Wildllife Santuary on the way to Bhoram Deo Temple.

Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh: Bhoram Deo Temple.  ROad trip to Shiva Temple in chhattisgarh,

Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh: Bhoram Deo Temple. It was built in 11th century during the reign of Ramchandra Deo of the Nagavanshi dynasty and has a unique Shiva Linga erected over 16 pillars.

Sanctum Sanctorum of Bhoram Deo Temple, Chhattisgarh, Inida: A Rare Picture. ROad trip in Chhattisgarh.

Sanctum Sanctorum of Bhoram Deo Temple: A Rare Picture.

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Rural Landscape of Chhattisgarh, India.

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Fisherman near Jabalpur on our way to Jhansi.

Rural Landscape from the heart of Incredible India i.e. Madhya Pradesh, India. Photographs from My road trip.

Rural Landscape from the heart of Incredible India i.e. Madhya Pradesh.

Road trip on NH26 from Narsinghpur to Jhansi.

NH26 to Jhansi!

Day Eight: This was an easy day as we pushed hard on previous day and thus only needed to cover 460KM to reach back our home at Gurgaon, in National Capital Region of Delhi. Route we took was Jhansi to Gwalior to Agra to Delhi-Gurgaon. Near Gwalior on Madhya Pradesh – Rajasthan Border we passed through Notorius Chambal Valley and near Dholpur clicked some awesome clicks of Chambal River which is famous for Gangatic Dolfin and Indian Alligator.

Road trip to Chambal Valley. Chambal Ghati. CHambal Decoits.

Tough and rugged terrain of Chambal Valley which once upon a time gave hide out to most notorious decoits of India.

Bridge on Chambal RIver, near Gwalior and Dholpur.

Bridge on Chambal River: This river is the natural Border between Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan state.

Road trip to Chambal valley near Gwalior and Dholpur. Golden Hour photograph of Chambal river.

Landscape from the bank of Chambal River: Capturinng the vastness of the Chambal Valley.

Rural Landscape from Rajasthan: Early winter misty evening!

Rural Landscape from Rajasthan: Early winter misty evening!

In this one trip we experienced much more and went to the places closest to our hearts such as our ancestral place and few more places which have been close to my soul since childhood. I had the most sumptous street food at places where I used to visit as child & savoured food at places my parents talk aboutwith nostalgis. It was really an awesome and splendid road trip which gave me many opportunities to celeberate and cherish my childhood and teenage. All this could be make possible only because i did this my way i.e. self drive road tripping.

Road trip to Madhya pradesha and Chhattisgarh on my fod figo, hatchback.

Another Road Trip on my fabulous Ford Figo! Many more to come!

I strongly feel you would badly like to get behind the wheel and zoom off to explore the world my way, i.e. long distance self drive road tripping. What say!!!

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Read more about my earlier road trips across India:

Road Trip to Chhitkul in Kinnaur Valley: The Last Inhabited Village on Indo-Tibet Border

Self Drive Road Trip On Unexplored Road From Dharchula To Munsiyari Via Jauljibi In Uttaranchal, India

Quick View: Self Drive road trip to Rajasthan covering Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Thar Desert

Quick View: Self Drive Road Trip to Naggar in Kullu Valley near Manali

Quick View: A Road trip to Bastar in Chhattisgarh – The Tribal Planet

Quick View: Self Drive Road Trip to Spiti Valley, Himachal, India

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