It was last December when I had to cancel my planned trip to South India with my parents. It was disappointing as everything was planned well in advance and we had to cancel the reservations just 2 days before boarding the train. Well, in the end the decision proved to be wise as Tamil Nadu was struck by a hard hitting cyclone which unsettled the living for a while. Thankfully the people of Tamil Nadu dealt with the situation brilliantly and overcome thru a torrid phase with great spirit.
Since, I was on leave for a week and there were no backup plans either, I asked my parents, if we could plan a short road trip to explore Madhya Pradesh up close. Sitting idle and spending the whole week watching TV didn't seem to me as a great option and my father noticed my frustration and agreed for a 5 day road trip to some exquisite near-by places from Bhopal. So, with the help of my father; our itinerary was prepared and we buckled up for a short but an eventful trip.
Bhopal → Dhar → Mandu → Maheshwar → Omkareshwar → Indore → Bhopal