Temples and palaces of Central India

15 Days
From 1030 $ per person
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  • During the program you’ll explore the cultural richness, heritage, monuments and religious sites of India. This circuit will take you to the heart of India. Enjoy the beauty of Taj Mahal, visit ancient caves of Udaigiri, stupa of Sanchi and the love making erotic sculptures of Khajuraho temples.


    Delhi -> Agra -> Bhopal -> Ujjain -> Mandu -> Orchha -> Khajuraho -> Varanasi -> Delhi

  • Day 1 Arrival in Delhi

    Assistance at the airport, meet and greet with your driver proceed towards your hotel prearranged for your stay. Short brief about your journey by our representative later proceed towards the local visit of city resume from Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and National museum. Later explore the history & architecture of Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar.
    Highlights: Old city tour on Bicycle, Heritage walk in Chandni Chowk, Meet Indian family at Dinner.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 2 Delhi – Agra [4hrs drive 230Kms]

    Road to Agra via Express way. Agra is well known for Taj Mahal listed in the world 7 wonders. Taj Mahal was established by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan about to share his love to his wife Mumtaz after her demise. Upon your arrival check into your hotel prearranged for your stay. Later proceed for the visit of Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Sikandra. Evening explore the charm and history of Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is remaining closed on Friday.
    Special Recommendation: Marble Factory visit, Heritage walk, Tanga Ride, Rickshaw Ride.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 3 Agra - Bhopal [5hrs and 45mins by Train]

    Proceed to railway station for connecting morning Shatabdi train to Bhopal, city of lakes and history. Upon your arrival in fascinating city check into hotel prearranged for your stay. Afternoon reserved for the excursion trip to the Bhimbetka rock carved caves. These archeological caves display the ancient traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent. Later by the evening return to Bhopal.
    Special Recommendation: Architectures and Painting of Bhimbetka rock shelter.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 4 Bhopal – Sanchi - Bhopal [1hr drive 47Kms]

    Resume your journey towards the visit of Sanchi Stupa, a Buddhist monument. This Large Dome Stupa restraining a space where the object of Buddha placed. This Stupa is the one of the oldest and conserved Stupa of ancient period. Discover the history and charm of these fascinating sites of Sanchi and later return to Bhopal. Evening resume your visit about to discover the charm and history of Museum of Humankind, upper & lower lakes, State museum, majestic mosque of Jama Masjid and botanical gardens and park.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 5 Bhopal – Ujjain [3 hrs 30mins drive 190Kms]

    Morning heads toward the culture city Ujjain located on the bank of Kshipra River in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Upon your arrival check into the hotel prearranged for your stay. Discover the history & cultures of this fascinating city follow your visit to the religious places of Shri Mahakaleshwr Temple, Ganpati Temple, Harsidhi Temple, Jantar Mantar and interact local people. Ujjain is world famous for the religious sites where Kumbh, Ardh Kumbh mela held.
    Special Recommendation: Street Food, Ethnic tribal jewelry.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 6 Ujjain - Mandu [3hrs drive 150Kms]

    Resume your journey to historical city Mandu, perched on the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh. Upon your arrival check in to the hotel prearranged for your stay. This city is witness of many ruins and historical sites of Mughal period. Later resume your visit to amazing Ship Palace, iconic sites of Rani Roopmati Pavillon, Hindola Mahal and champa Baodi (step well).
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 7 Excursion Omkareshwar and Maheshwar [2 hrs drive 110Kms]

    Commence your day trip to Omkareshwar, situated on the Shivapuri Island in the Narmada River. Omkareshwar is religious sites famous for Hindu Temple, twelfth Jyotirlinga holy place dedicated to Lord Shiva. This fascinating holiest city witnessed many of historical sites, ancient Hindu temples & Ghat i.e. Mamleshwar Temple, Omkareshwar Temple, and Ahilya Ghat. Later return to Mandu en route visit Maheshwar perched on the bank of Narmada River. Follow your visit to the splendid Ahilyabai Ghats, Queen Fort, and many historical temples on the bank of Narmada River.
    Overnight at the Hotel.

    Day 8 Mandu – Indore – Jhansi - Orchha [2 hrs drive 90Kms and 9 hrs Train]

    Resume your trip towards Indore, commercial capital Indian state Madhya Pradesh for connecting your afternoon day train to Jhansi. Pick up from the railway station and proceed towards temple city Orchha perched on the bank of Betwa River.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 9 Visit Orchha

    Commence your day trip to discover the architecture and history of heritage city Orchha. If you are adventure lover then enjoy rafting on the Betwa River or explore city on bicycle. Orchha is an ideal place for bird watcher. Follow your visit to Chattris Cenotaphs, Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal and historical temples.
    Special Recommendation: Rafting, Cycling, Clay painting, Potter work, Basket weavers work.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 10 Orchha - Khajuraho [4 hrs drive 175Kms]

    Morning heads toward the temple city of Indian state Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho. Khajuraho is world famous for its magnificent temples and carved sculpture representing Kama Sutra. These sites are listed in world heritage sites of UNESCO. Resume your visit to the ancient city and explore the charm and history of work done by the artiest of ancient period.
    Special Recommendation: Jeep Safari & boating in Panna National Park.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 11 Excursion Panna National Park [1 hr 30mins drive 65Kms]

    Resume your journey towards Panna National Park, a wildlife reserve. Panna national park enclosed dense Fauna and flora, wildlife i.e. Tiger, wolf, chital, sloth bear, chinkara and Sambhar. Hire jeep and entered deep into the jungle and witness wildlife hunting, bird whistling and scenic beauty of Fauna and Flora. This region is also known for diamond produce. Later return back to Khajuraho.
    Special Recommendation: Pandav waterfall, climb 400 steps to reach Ajaygarh Fort.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 12 Khajuraho – Varanasi [45mins Flight]

    Early afternoon proceed towards airport for connecting flight to Varanasi, a religious city of Indian state Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi perched on the bank of holy river Ganges. On arrival check into the hotel prearranged for your stay. Evening walk around the narrow city and discover the culture heritage of this fascinating city.
    Special Recommendation: Temple visit, Meet local people.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 13 Visit Varanasi

    Begin your day trip to discover the charm and history of Buddhist monument Sarnarth. Buddhist Stupa is the symbol of Dharma where Gautam Buddha taught first lesson on Dharma after acquiring enlightenment. Later return to the city and sail on the boat for discovering the history and culture and attend live Aarti ceremony on the Ghat.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 14 Varanasi - Delhi [1 hr 15mins by Flight]

    Early morning sunrise visit of the Ghats witness thousand of devotee taking holy bath on the Ganges. Later depart towards domestic airport of Varanasi for boarding afternoon flight to Delhi, capital city of India. Upon your arrival at Delhi airport road to your hotel prearranged for your stay. Proceed for the visit of Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb & Lotus Temple.
    Special Recommendation: Meet Indian Family and enjoy Indian cuisine.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 15 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 1030 $ per person

    Inclusions:
    Accommodations for 14 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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