Grand tour of Central India

20 Days
From 1250 $ per person
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  • This program is ideally designed for people who have deep interest in discovery of indian culture, meeting with local people and visiting the heritage sites. During this holiday you’ll visit some of the famous and heritage sites of UNESCO. Explore the caves of Ajanta and Ellora, bhimbetka rock shelters, holy city of Maheshwar which is located on the bank of Narmada and erotic temples of Khajuraho.We recommend this program for people visiting again india as it takes you to the heart of india and offbeat destinations.


    Mumbai -> Aurangabad -> Bhuranpur -> Mandu -> Ujjain -> Bhopal -> Orchha -> Khanjuraho -> Varanasi -> Agra -> Delhi

  • Day 1 Arrival in Mumbai

    Meet our representative on your arrival at the airport later drive towards the hotel reserved for your stay. Mumbai is the capital city of South Indian state Maharashtra. Mumbai is the largest commercial, financial and entertainment city of India.
    Highlights: Historian building, Marine drive, Sprawling Juhu Beach.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 2 Mumbai Visit

    Start your journey towards Elephanta Caves, located on the Elephanta Island. Board ferry from gateway of India then proceed towards incredible green island indulge in rock cut cave temple dedicated to lord Shiva. The Caves will be closed on Monday. Return back to city in ferry and start exploring the charm of city from Gateway of India, historian building of Taj Mahal Palace. Later in the evening walk around the sprawling Juhu beach, surrounded by the Arabian Sea to its west.
    Special Recommendation: Slum visit in Dharavi, Bollywood Tour, Test street food and Shopping.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 3 Mumbai - Aurangabad [45mins by Flight]

    Morning our driver will drop you at the airport for boarding your flight to Aurangabad, named after Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. On arrival at the Aurangabad airport pick up and road to hotel reserved for your stay. Main attractions of this heritage city are Ellora and Ajanta caves, listed in the world heritage site UNESCO.
    Special Recommendation: Ellora and Ajanta Caves, Biwi ka Makabara, Fort and Temples
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 4 Aurangabad

    Proceed towards the visit of Ellora and Ajanta caves. These religious and historic decorated Budhisht caves hold frescoes and sculpture of Hindu, Budhisht & Jain. Later in the Afternoon discover the charm of this beautiful city about to visit Divine Kailash Temple, awesome Daulatabad Fort, Bibi ka Makabara, Jain Temple.
    Special Recommendation: Walking tour of Historical and Religious Sites.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 5 Aurangabad – Bhuranpur [4hrs 30mins drive 225Kms]

    Start your journey towards Bhuranpur, situated on the bank of Tapti River. This city is witness of many historical sites representing Mughal architecture and Oldest Sikh Gurudwara (temple). Evening proceed towards the visit of Badshahi Quila, Gurudwara Badi Sangat, Temples and other historical sites.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 6 Bhuranpur - Mandu [4hrs drive 205Kms]

    Commence your journey towards historical city Mandu, perched in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. This fascinating city was established by Parmar Rulers during 11 century rich in history and culture. On arrival check into the hotel prearranged for your stay. Later road towards the visit Rock cut carved caves, stunning canal, ruins of Mandu Fort during Mughal period.
    Special Recommendation: Dilawar Khan Mosque, Jahaz Mahal
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 7 Excursion Omkareshwar [2 hrs drive 110Kms]

    Road to the holiest city Omkareshwar, perched on the Shivapuri Island in the Narmada River. Omkareshwar famous for Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, 12 admire Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. Thousand of devotees are visiting this holiest city witnessed religious ancient monument and Ghats. On arrival get check in to your hotel and thereafter proceed for local visit as follow by Mamleshwar Temple, Omkareshwar Temple, and Ahilya Ghat. Later in the evening return back to Mandu and continue your stay.

    Day 8 Mandu - Ujjain [3 hrs drive 145Kms]

    Morning head toward historical city Ujjain perched on the eastern bank of Kshipra River in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. On arrival check into your hotel prearranged for your stay in the lap of heritage city. Later leave towards the local sightseeing and discover the charm and hidden gems of this ancient city. Follow your visit to the truly spiritual places i.e. Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ganesh Temple, Harsidhi Temple & Ashram.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 9 Ujjain - Bhopal [3 hrs 30mins drive 190Kms]

    Today we are entering the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. Surrounded by splendid lakes still dominate this fascinating city. Old city still represent the culture and architecture of former rulers. Although new city fairly magnificent with its modernization, botanicals garden & Parks. On arrival at this fascinating city check into the hotel prearranged for your stay. Evening explore the city visiting Museum of Humankind, upper lakes, State museum, & majestic mosque of Jama Masjid.
    Special Recommendation: Rope way, Picnic around.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 10 Excursion Bhimbettaka [1 hr drive 45Kms]

    Commence your journey towards Bhimbettaka Rock shelter, archeological sites. These caves indulge rock carved painting signify the history and prehistory of human life of Indian subcontinent during ancient period. These sites were listed in the world heritage site of UNESCO in 2003. On arrival at the Bhimbettaka rock shelter discover the arts and history of these beautiful carved rocks painting then return back to Bhopal and resume your stay.
    Special Recommendation: Canoeing narrow canal, Fishing & Interact local people.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 11 Bhopal – Sanchi [1 hr drive 50Kms] – Evening Train Jhansi – Orchha [3 hrs 25mins Train & 30mins drive 20Kms]

    Resume your journey towards Sanchi, generally known for Buddhist monument. Walk around Sanchi Stupa and discover carved painting built by emperor Ashoka mesmerize your experience. This is an ideal place for artists and historian. Later in the afternoon driver will drop you at the railway station for connecting Shatabdi train (fastest train) for Jhansi. Driver will stood at the railway station and proceed towards the city of Temple, Orchha. On arrival check into the hotel prearranged for your stay.
    Special Recommendation: Bicycle Ride, Rafting
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 12 Visit Orchha

    Commence your journey exploring the charm and history of Orchha. If you are adventure lover then one can enjoy rafting on the Betwa River or bicycle ride around the city. Later enjoy your evening at the resort.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 13 Orchha - Khajuraho [3 hrs 30mins drive 175Kms]

    Resume your trip towards the temple city Khajuraho. On arrival check into the hotel prearranged for your stay. Later proceed for the local visit of city and discover the ancient ruins, Religious sites and carved sculpture registered in the world heritage site of UNESCO.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 14 Khajuraho – Varanasi [45mins Flight]

    Morning proceed for local visit and discover the charm and architecture of ancient monument. Afternoon proceed towards airport for connecting flight to the holiest city of Indian state Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi located on the bank of holy river Ganges. On arrival check into the hotel prearranged for your stay. Hire boat and proceed for the late evening live Aarti ceremony on the Ghat.
    Special Recommendation: Heritage walk, Ashram Visit
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 15 Visit Varanasi

    Resume your journey to explore Sarnath, perched 13 km northeast of Varanasi. Buddhist Stupa of Sarnarth signifies about the first lesson taught on Dharma by Gautam Buddha after acquiring enlightenment. Later return to the city and explore the hidden gems of the city walking across narrow streets and do shopping.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 16 Varanasi - Agra [9 hrs Night Train]

    Resume your day to discover the religious culture of Hinduism and Muslim. If you want to enhance your experience then proceed for half day boat excursion on the Ganges from Chunar to Varanasi. Boat rides begin from the heritage town of Chunar and end up on the Assi Ghat of Varanasi. Later by the evening our driver will drop at the railways station for connecting train to Agra.
    Overnight at the train.

    Day 17 Visit Agra

    Pick up at the Railway station and proceed towards the hotel arranged for your stay. Agra is well known for the monument of Love, Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal was built by emperor Shahjahan in remembrance of his beloved wife Mumtaz. Resume your visit to Lal Quilla, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Mehtab Bagh and Kalakriti Culture centre.
    Special Recommendation: Heritage Walk, Visit Marble Factory, Tanga Ride, Rickshaw Ride
    Overnight at the Train.

    Day 18 Agra - Delhi [4hrs drive 230Kms]

    Early morning proceed for the visit of Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is worth visit during sunrise. Return back to hotel for breakfast and check out from the hotel then leave towards Delhi by express way. On arrival in Delhi check in to the hotel prearranged for your stay. Evening proceed for the visit of Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb.
    Special Recommendation: Bicycle, Heritage walk, Dinner with Indian Family.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 19 Departs Delhi

    Afternoon half day visit of the market to do shopping for your souvenir later on in time transfer to the airport to connect your flight for onward destination.

  • Start from 1250 $ per person

    Inclusions:
    Accommodations for 19 nights
    Meals: Breakfast in all destinations
    All airport and hotel transfers
    An air conditioned Indigo with English speaking chauffeur during your program
    Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting during your trip
    Fees and taxes

    Non Inclusions:
    International flight ticket
    All standard and special activities mentioned above.
    Visa
    Personal expenses
    Shopping
    Tip
    Drinks
    Travel insurance

  
  
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