Places to Visit: Delhi-Agra-Gwalior-Shivpuri-Orchha-Khajuraho-Sanchi-Ujjain-Indore
Duration:14 Nights / 15 Days
|FAR - FETCHED NORTH AND CENTRAL INDIA TOUR|
This itinerary explores the State of Madhya Pradesh connecting places dating from pre-historic times to modern day cities. Most of the places covered; Orchha, Khajuraho, Sanchi, Indore, Bhopal are deeply embedded and portrayed the heritage of the region. The state is also famous for its high population of tigers. We travel to Shivpuri and Bandavgarh where tiger viewing is high. The tour end on a religious note by visiting Maheshwar and Omkareshwar - Lord Shova temples
Day 01: Delhi
Arrival at the International airport. You will be received by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02: Delhi - Agra
After breakfast, half day guided tour of historic city of Delhi including magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid one of Asia's largest mosque, Rajghat - the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi - the "Father of the Nation", India Gate, President'' House and drive through Connaught Place, Humanyun's Tomb, Bahai Temple (Lotus temple). Afternoon drive to Agra, the city of world famous 'Taj Mahal' - 7th Wonder of the world. On arrival check-in hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Agra - Gwalior
After breakfast guided sightseeing tour of Agra City, visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-daulah (Baby Taj). Afternoon drive to Gwalior where one sees the co-existence of a rich cultural tradition and modern day life, where a royal by-gone era lives on in great palaces and their museums. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Gwalior - Shivpuri
Post breakfast enjoy a half day guided tour of Gwalior including the Gwalior Fort, Teli-ka-Mandir, Sas-Bahu Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace and Tansen's Tomb. Evening proceed for Shivpuri. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Shivpuri- Chanderi- Orchha
An early morning safari to Madhav National Park. After breakfast guided sightseeing of Shivpuri summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior including Chhatris, Madhav Vilas Palace, Sakhya Sagar Boat Club, Bhadaiya Kund. Afternoon drive to Orrcha enroute visit Chanderi, surrounded by hills, lakes and forests, and there are several monuments of Bundela Rajputs and Malwa Sultans. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Orchha- Khajuraho
After breakfast a guided tour of Orchha including Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxminarayan Temple and Chhatris (Cenotaphs). In the afternoon drive to Khajuraho. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Khajuraho
Breakfast followed by a guided tour of Chandela dynasty temples famous for their spectacular sculptures and carvings. Visit the Northern and Eastern group of temples. Evening for leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh
Morning visit to the southern groups of temples, then drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. This is also known as the white tiger country'. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. On arrival check in resort. Overnight at jungle resort.
Take an early morning jungle safari. After breakfast day at leisure until evening safari to get a chance to view and enjoy more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Overnight at resort.
Day 10: Bandhavgarh- Jabalpur (164 kms / 3.5 hrs.) - Bhopal (air)
After breakfast drive to Jabalpur to board flight to Bhopal. On arrival Bhopal met and assisted at airport, transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sanchi. Sanchi is known for its Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to 12th century A.D. The most famous of these monuments, the Sanchi Stupa 1 was originally built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Bhopal - Bhojpur - Bhimbetka -Bhopal
Post breakfast excursion tour to Bhojpur founded by the legendary Parmar King of Dhar, Raja Bhoj (1010-1053), and named after him, renowned for the remains of its magnificent Shiva temple and cyclopean dam. Later visit Bhimbetka, 46-kms south of Bhopal. The northern fringes of the Vindhya range surround the town. In this rocky terrain of dense forest and craggy cliffs, over 600 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age were recently discovered. Here, in vivid panoramic detail, paintings in over 500 caves depict the life of the pre-historic cave dwellers making the Bhimbetka an archaeological treasure, an invaluable chronicle in the history of man. Return to Bhopal. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Bhopal - Ujjain - Indore
Post breakfast proceed for Ujjain, situated on the banks of the river Shipra and has been regarded since times immemorial as sacred. The belief in the sacredness of Shipra, has its origins in the ancient Hindu mythological tale of churning of the Ocean by the Gods and the Demons. After sightseeing drive to Indore and check in to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Indore - Mandu - Indore
Breakfast followed by a guided sightseeing of Indore to include Lal Baag Palace, Bada Ganapati and Kanch Mandir. Then drive to Mandu. Mandu is a celebration in stone, of life and joy, of the love of the poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati. The balladeers of Malwa still sing of the romance of these royal lovers, and high up on the crest of a hill, Roopmati's Pavilion still gazes down at Baz Bahadur's Palace, a magnificent expression of Afghan architecture. Evening, return to Indore. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Indore - Maheshwar - Omkareshwar - Indore
After breakfast proceed for guided sightseeing of Mahaeshwar. This temple town on thebanks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. In addition, Omkareshwar, the sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, 'Om', draws hundreds of pilgrims to this island. Drive back to Indore. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Indore- Delhi
After breakfast, free time. Transfer to airport to catch a connecting flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel for wash and change & later proceed for International airport to board flight for back home.