Day 01: Arrive Delhi from your Destination:
Today you arrive at Delhi International Airport. After clearing the custom and immigrations area you will come out in arrival hall where our company representative will be there with your pre-printed name card. Then you will be greeted with Traditional Indian welcome by our company representative and provided escorted transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi:
After breakfast you will be taken for the combined sightseeing of New & Old Delhi to visit the Birla Temple, Red Fort, Jama Mosque (Rickshaw Ride Here), Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar. Then you will be driven pass through the important Government Buildings like India Gate, Parliament House of India, President Palace and Diplomatic Area. Evening you will be provided free in the local markets of Delhi for shopping and to see the local life. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra:
After breakfast you will be driven for the City of Taj Mahal – Agra (200 Kms, 4 Hrs Drive). On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel.
After freshen-up you will be taken for sightseeing tour of Agra to visit the World Famous Monument of Love – Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of her beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal after her death. You will be taken upto Taj by Traditional Tonga (Horse Cart). Followed by the Agra Fort to see its Deewan–E–Aam, Deewan–E–Khas & Moti Masjid. Evening time free in the local markets for shopping which famous for its marble gift items. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Agra – Gwalior:
After breakfast you will proceed for a drive to Royal city Gwalior (100 Kms, 02 Hrs Drive). Upon arrival Gwalior, check-in at listed hotel.
After resting and relaxing for a while, step out to visit the major tourist attractions of Gwalior covering Gwalior fort, Sas-Bahu temples and the Archaeological Museum. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Gwalior – Khajuraho:
Post breakfast drive to Khajuraho (240 Kms / 05 Hrs Drive). Khajuraho – translated as Khajuraho in Sanskrit, meaning date palm, has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples famous for their erotic sculpture.
Afternoon explore the Eastern and Western Group Temple complex dating to 10th century, a UNESCO world heritage site. The tour of Khajuraho this morning concentrates on the erotic temples, which represent some of the finest examples of temple architecture in Northern India. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Khajuraho – Orchha:
Today drive to Orchha (150 Kms, 03 Hrs Drive), a city frozen in time known for its 16th century palaces and temples.
On arrival, check in at Hotel and after taking some rest visit the Jehangir Mahal, built to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir way back in 17th century. The extraordinary beauty is in sharp contrast to an earlier building, adorned by colourful murals, known as the Raj Mahal within the same complex. A trail through the maze of intricate stairways leading to numerous turrets is an experience in itself. Later see the Cenotaphs or chhatris of Orchha rulers. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Orchha – Jhansi – Bhopal:
Post breakfast drive to Jhansi Railway station (15 Kms / 30 Mins Drive) to board train to Bhopal. (Train Bhopal Shatabdi Express, Depart at 1040 Hrs, Arrive at 1400 Hrs). On arrival check in at hotel. Thereafter, embark on a sightseeing tour of Bhopal which include Bharat Bhavan Museum, Birla Temple, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and Taj-UL-Masjid. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Bhopal:
Today explore Sanchi and Udaigiri. Sanchi is known for its Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. The most famous of these monuments, the Sanchi Stupa 1, was originally built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the then governor of Ujjayini, whose wife Devi was the daughter of a merchant from adjacent Vidisha.
Udaigiri is a group of rock-cut cave sanctuaries carved into a sandstone hill that stands sentinel-like on the horizon. An inscription in one of these states that it was produced during the region of Chandragupta II (382-401 AD), thus dating these caves to 4th-5th century AD. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Bhopal:
Today leave for a full day excursion to Bhimbetka and Bhojpur. The Bhimbetka rock shelters are located in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains. The fiveclusters of natural rock shelters, display paintings that appear to date from the Mesolithic Period. These rock shelters were put on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 2003. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Bhopal – Ujjain:
Today leave to Ujjain (190 Kms, 04 Hrs Drive). On arrival, check in at hotel.
Afternoon explore Ujjain and visiting sites are Bhartruhari Caves, Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Chaubis Khamba Temple, Gopal Mandir, Gomti Kund and the Kaliadeh Palace. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Ujjain – Maheshwar:
Today leave to Maheshwar (155 Kms, 03 Hrs Drive). Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was Mahishmati, capital of king Kartivarjun. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Revived to its ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. The major temples to visit in Maheshwar include Ahilyeshwar temple, Jaleshwar temple and the Rajarajeswara temple. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Maheshwar – Burhanpur:
Post breakfast drive to Burhanpur (190 Kms, 04 Hrs Drive) en-route visit Omkareshwar – The presence of one of the twelve Jyotirlingam makes Omkareshwar one of the holiest Hindu sites of India. On reaching Omkareshwar, visit the temple of Shri Omkar Mandhata, Siddhnath temple and the temple of Gauri Somnath. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Burhanpur – Aurangabad:
Today drive to Aurangabad (215 Kms, 04 Hrs Drive) en-route visit Ajanta Caves (closed on every Monday), an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ajanta Caves are twenty nine in number. The caves consist of chaitya halls (shrines) or viharas (monasteries). Paintings, scriptures and architecture of both the
Hinayana sect as well as the Mahayana sect of Buddhism, the 29 caves were built as secluded retreats of the Buddhist monks, who taught and performed rituals in the Chaityas and Viharas, the ancient seats of learning, and nerve – centers of the Buddhist cultural movement.
Later you will continue to Aurangabad. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Aurangabad – Mumbai:
After breakfast visit Ellora (closed on Tuesdays), The cave temples and monasteries at Ellora, excavated out of the vertical face of an escarpment, are 33 kms north of Aurangabad. Extending in a linear arrangement, the 34 caves contain Buddhist Chaityas, or halls of worship, and Viharas, or monasteries, the sculpture in the Buddhist caves accurately convey the nobility, grace and serenity inherent in the Buddha.
In time you will be transferred to airport to board flight for Mumbai. Flight: TBA.
Arrive Mumbai, meet upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15: Mumbai – Back Home:
After breakfast proceed to the Gateway of India to board the motor-boat for the tour of Elephanta Caves. Elephanta Island (closed on Mondays) was known in ancient times as “Gharapuri” or The Place of Caves. The Portuguese took possession of the island and named it Elephanta after the great statue which they found on the seashore.
Afternoon proceed for the sightseeing tour of Mumbai starting with the visit to Gateway of India. Gateway of India is the landmark of Bombay, which, was before the advent of air travel, the only gateway to India. Drive along Marine Drive, the sea – Front Boulevard. It is also known as the Queen’s Necklace as in the evening, the breeze from the Arabian Sea comes over Marine Drive and as the streetlights on this U-shaped road light up. Followed by the visit to Hanging Gardens which is built over Bombay’s reservoir & from here one can get a panoramic view of picturesque Marine Drive. We will be driven to the Dhobi Ghats a huge open-air laundry. Continue to visit Mani Bhawan (Gandhi Memorial), the house where the Father of the Nation stayed on his early visits to the city.
In time you will be transferred to international airport to board flight to back home.