Central India

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Destination Covered:Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Orchha, Bhopal, Ujjain, Mandu,
Aurangabad, Mumbai

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  1. Meet on arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal III transfer to your prebooked hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight in Delhi.

  2. After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
    The visit of the old city ( belongs to XVIIth century) includes the Great Mosque, Jama Masjid and the Red Fort, a perfect example of Mughal architecture built by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1639 and 1648. Enjoy cycle rickshaw ride around the colorful giant bazaar, Chandni Chowk.
    In the new part of the city visit – the Qutab Minar (built in XIIth century), a splendid monument minaret of the Afghan period. Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, and the Mausoleum of Humayun – a huge building that inspired Persians, is the precursor of the Taj Mahal. Rajpath, the equivalent of the Champs Elysees in France, the India Gate (erected in the memory of unknown soldiers died during First World War), The Parliament, and the house of the President. Later evening to escape the crowds, visit the Birla Mandir – a Hindu temple which is modern and colorful.
    Overnight in Delhi

  3. After breakfast drive by surface for Jaipur. Popularly known as the Pink City, was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Designed in accordance with Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture.
    On arrival in Jaipur, check into hotel. Rests of the day spend at leisure visiting the surroundings.
    Overnight in Jaipur.

  4. After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting — The Amber Fortsituated on the one of the ancient ranges Aravali Hills, 11 kms from Jaipur which was the ancient capital of Jaipur Maharaja, a good example of Rajput style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes you to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings and a temple of Kali. Later visit City Palace and Observatory. City palace is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The son of the last maharaja and his family still reside in the part of the palace. Observatory – Jantar Mantar, built by Jai Singh in 18th Century which is the finest observatory built by Jai Singh out of five Observatories.

    Overnight in Jaipur.

  5. After breakfast drive by surface for Agra, the city of Seventh wonder of the world. En-route visit Fathepur Sikri, this magnificent fortified city was the capital of the Mughal empire between 1517 and 1585, but had to leave because of Shortage of water. After the visit, continue your drive for Agra.
    Agra which is known for its world famous buildings constructed by the Great Mughals, situated on the bank of the river. On arrival in Agra, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight in Agra.

  6. Early morning the sunrise visit of the famous TAJ MAHAL This spectacular white marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jehan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is a most extravagant monument ever built for love. The shimmering reflection in the water channels is truly breathtaking. After viewing Taj Mahal, return back to the hotel. After having a relaxed breakfast continue your city tour visiting – Agra Fort, the construction of the massive fort was began by Emperor Akbar following with the addtions by the different Mughal emperors. After the visit drive to Gwalior. Gwalior occupies a strategic location in the Gird region of North India, and the city and its fortress have served as the center of several of North India’s historic kingdoms. On arrival in Gwalior, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight in Gwalior.

  7. Morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Gwalior visiting Gwalior Fort – built by Raja Man Singh Tomar, of the Tomar dynasty. This formidable structure had the reputation of being one of the most invincible forts of India. Later continue visiting Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal(today an archaeological museum),Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. After the sightseeing, drive to Khajuraho – a place famous throughout the world for its erotic temples. Beautiful temples are the unique gift of India to the world.
    They represent life, love, happiness, shown in all shapes and emotions of life. On arrival in Khajuraho, check into hotel. The temples of Khajuraho are one of the India’s major attractions.
    Overnight in Khajurao.

  8. Morning sightseeing tour of the spectacular ninth to thirteen century temples of Khajuraho, built by Chandela kings. The temples are beautifully carved with graceful statues of Gods and Goddesses. After the visit, drive for the delightful village of Orchha, once the capital of the Bundela rulers. A place less known than others, is a beautiful complex of palaces and temples coming from the sixteenth century. On arrival check into hotel. Orchha is a just a village, set among a wonderful complex of well preserved palace and temples situated near betwa river.
    Overnight in Orchha.

  9. Morning sightseeing tour of Orchha visiting the Rajmandir, Jahangir Mahal and the temples. Later in time drive to Jhansi railway station to board train for Bhopal – the capital of Madhya Pradesh.It is a decent mix of old and new with many old pieces of Bhopal reminiscent of the Mughal impact and the new showcasing the advancement of a state-of-the-art Indian city.
    Bhopal today presents a multi-faceted profile; the old town with its markets and beautiful old mosques and palaces still bears the aristocratic imprint of its former impressive rulers. Equally is the new city with its lush, beautifully landscaped parks and gardens, wide avenues and streamlined modern buildings Meet on arrival at Bhopal railway station and transfer to hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight in Bhopal.

  10. Morning after breakfast excursion to Sanchi, which is about fifty kilometers from Bhopal. On a hill overlooking the plain. The site of Sanchi includes Buddhist monuments (monolithic pillars, palaces, temples and monasteries) unequally preserved dating back mostly to the 1st and 2nd century BC. It is the oldest existing Buddhist sanctuary and has remained an essential center of Buddhism in India until the 12th century. The site was rediscovered in the 19thcentury by British soldiers. After the visit, proceed for an excursion towards Bhimbetka. The rock shelters of Bhimbetka are located 45 km south of Bhopal on the southern edge of the Vindhya Mountains. South of the site is the chain of Satpura. The entire region is covered with dense forest and provides the resources for human settlement, such as a permanent supply of water, natural shelters, rich flora and fauna. Bhimbetka is an archaeological site of Madhya Pradesh with various rock shelters. Some of these shelters have delivered rock paintings dating back some 28,000 years. The site has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.Overnight in Bhopal.

  11. Morning after breakfast drive to Ujjain – on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River.
    Ujjain is a city in central India located in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, on the right bank of the Shipra, one of the most western tributaries of the Ganges. It is one of the oldest cities in the country and is one of the holy cities of India. Every twelve years there is the great pilgrimage called Kumbhamela. It is also home to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines to the god Shiva. On arrival in Ujjain, check into hotel. Later after a short rest visit the historical sacred temples and experience the spiritual essence of this place also enjoy the awesome spectacle rituals at the holy river Kshipra.
    Overnight in Ujjain.

  12. Morning after breakfast drive to Mandu – is a ruined city in the Dhar district in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh state. Mandu celebrates in stone the life and love of the poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his consort, Rani Roopmati. On arrival in Mandu, check into hotel. After a short rest proceed for the sightseeing tour of Mandu visiting Baz Bahadur Palace, Rani Roopmati Pavilion, Jama Masjid, Hoshang Tomb, Jahaz Mahal, Traveli Mahal, Hindola Maha, Champa Baodi, Jain Temples and Ashrafi Mahal.
    Overnight in Mandu.

  13. Morning full day excursion to Maheshwar and Omkareshwar. Maheshwar is said to be a residence of Lord Shiva and has a several of Shiv Temples. Some of the temples are named after different incarnations of Lord Shiva, such as Kashivishwnath temple, Pandrinath temple, Omkareshwar temple, Tilbhandeshwar temple, Kaleshwar temple, Jaleshwartemple and Rajrajeshwar temple. There are many other places to visit in Maheshwar.The main attarction of Maheshwar is the Maheshwar fort which situated on the banks of the holi river Narmada, on top of a small hill.
    Later visit Omkareshwar. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. The shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu Om symbol. There are two temples here, one to Omkareshwar and one to Amareshwar Omkareshwar is formed by the sacred river Narmada. This is one of the most sacred of rivers in India and is now home to one of the world’s biggest dam projects.
    Overnight in Mandu.

  14. Morning after breakfast drive to Aurangabad. The city got its name from the Mughal emperor Aurangazeb who made it his capital. It’s a logical base for visiting the famous Ellora and Ajanta caves. The city is also a major industrial hub for Maharashtra. On arrival in Aurangabad, check into hotel
    Overnight in Aurangabad.

  15. Morning after breakfast drive about 106 kms for an excursion of Ajanta caves. Ajanta Caves classified as World Heritage are rock-cut cave monuments dating from the second century BCE, containing paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art and universal pictorial art. The 29 Buddhist caves of Ajanta are cut into the steep face of a horseshoe-shaped rock gorge on the Waghore River. They are sequentially numbered, the oldest are mainly in the middle and the newer ones are close to each end. Experience the beautiful architecture and painting. Later visit Ellora caves- are the pinnacle of Deccan rock-cut architecture. The 34 “caves” – actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills – being Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples and monasteries, were built between the 5th century and 10th century. The 12 Buddhist (caves 1–12), 17 Hindu (caves 13–29) and 5 Jain caves (caves 30–34), built in proximity, demonstrate the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history. Spend the day experiencing the beautiful caves and later drive back to the hotel.
    Overnight in Aurangabad.

  16. Morning after breakfast drive to Aurangabad airport in time to board flight for Mumbai. Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment centre of India The city also houses India’s Hindi film and television industry, known as Bollywood. In 1661, Charles II of England received the islands of Bombay as dowry when he married Princess Catherine of Braganza. The British government leased the islands to the British East India Company, and they made it an important port. Mumbai’s business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a better standard of living, attract many migrants from all over India and, in turn, make the city a potpourri of many communities and cultures. Met on arrival at Mumbai airport and transfer to hotel.

    Overnight in Mumbai

  17. Morning after breakfast proceed for the half day sightseeing tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India, which was created as a symbol, to welcome the Queen Mary and King George V of England on their visit to India in 1911. Next visit the Hanging Gardens, constructed at the top of Malabar Hills, which provide a lovely view over the Arabian sea, Marive Drive etc. Later in time transfer to Mumbai airport in time to board flight for onward destination.

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