Central India

              Tour Itinerary: DELHI, AGRA, FATEHPUR SIKRI, GWALIOR, JHANSI, ORCHHA, KHAJURAHO, BHOPAL, INDORE, MANDU & MAHESHWAR

Day 01 Arrival at Delhi:

You will be transferring to the hotel in Delhi from Delhi Airport. Check in at hotel. Day is free for personal activities. Overnight stay in Delhi.


Day 2 Delhi City Tour:

Morning after breakfast you will be visiting Delhi tourist places.

1. Birla Temple: Hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India. The temple is built in honor of Lakshmi (Hindu goddess of wealth), and her consort Narayana (Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti).

2. Jama Masjid (Mosque): commonly known as Jama Masjid, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and completed in the year 1656, it is one of the largest and best known mosques in India.

3. Humayun’s Tomb: is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 CE, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect.

4. India Gate: Situated along the ceremonial Rajpath avenue (meaning King's Way) in New Delhi, India Gate is a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers who died during the Afghan wars and World War I.

5. Red Fort: The decision for constructing the Red Fort was made in 1639, when Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.

6. Qutab Minar: The Qutub Minar is located in a Mehrauli in South Delhi. It was built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a fluted red sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 meters and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an.

7. Lotus temple: Temple is a Bahai's House of Worship, situated in South Delhi and shaped like a lotus. It was built by the Bahá'í community.

After sightseeing back to hotel. Overnight stay.


Day 03: Delhi- Agra: (230 km. by road)

Early morning after breakfast 8:30 hrs. you will be proceed to Agra visit Agra Fort on the way than next visit to Fatehpur Sikri.

About Agra Fort: Agra Fort (sometimes called the Red Fort), was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, and is another of Agra's World Heritage Sites.

About Fatehpur Sikri: The Mughal Emperor Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri about 35 km from Agra, and moved his capital there. Later abandoned, the site displays a number of buildings of significant historical importance. A World Heritage Site, it is often visited by tourists.

Check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.


Day 04 Agra Taj Mahal to Orchha  (By Road)

Wake up early in the morning before sunrise to visit TAJ MAHAL later back to the hotel take breakfast and than check out from hotel.

About Taj Mahal: Agra's Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and one of three World Heritage Sites in Agra.

Proceed to Orchha and vsit enroute to the famous 2 forts of Gwalior & Jhansi.

Gwalior is a city in Madhya Pradesh, India, lying 122 kilometers (76 mi) south of Agra. Visit enroute to "GWALIOR FORT" It is one of the biggest forts in India and a postage stamp has been issued by the Indian Postal Service to commemorate the importance of this fort. From historical records, it is established that it was built in the 8th century. The fortress and the city have been integral to the history of the kingdoms of North India. It is said that the Mughal Emperor Babur (1483–1531) described it as, "The pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind". The fort, also given the epithet "Gibraltar of India', provides a panoramic view of the old Gwalior town, which is to its east.

Jhansi: The Jhansi Fort gained prominence in the 19th century where it played a major role during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. The huge fort is built on a hilltop called Bangra. The fort was a residence of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, who fought the British East India Company during the 1857 War of Independence and attained martyrdom.

Later check in to the booked hotel in ORCHHA. Overnight stay in Orchha.


Day 05: Orchha to Khajuraho  (By Road)

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel to proceed Khajuraho. Before reach at Khajuraho here we can not forget to visit in 2 popular sites as follows in Orchha:

Laxmi Temple: The beautiful Laxminarayan Temple was built circa a.d. 1622 by Vir Singh Deo, but soon fell into disrepair because of inadequate maintenance. Extensively renovated by Prithvi Singh in 1793, the temple has a rectangular plan with four multi-faced projecting bastions at its four corners.

Orchha Palace: built on a rectangular base and is relieved by a circular tower at each corner surmounted by a dome, while two lines of graceful balconies supported on brackets mark the central storeys. The roof is crowned by eight large fluted domes, with smaller domes between them, connected by an ornamental balustrade. The Jahangir Mahal is considered to be a singularly beautiful specimen of domestic Hindu architecture.

Later check in to the hotel in Khajuraho. Overnight stay at hotel in Khajuraho.


Day 06 Khajuraho Tour:

The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India. The biggest tourist attractions in Khajuraho are undoubtedly the erotic sculptures in the temples.

Perfectly carved figurines depict the scenes and postures straight from Kamasutra - the ancient Indian erotica. But the artists' imagination and aesthetics reign supreme as the theme celebrates eroticism.

Western group of temples, eastern group of temples, & jain group of temples you can see those major Attractions of the Khajuraho when you visit in these temples. Here 2 days you will be spending to explore this heritage site.

Evening transferring to the hotel for overnight stay in Khajuraho.


Day 07 Khajuraho tour continue today:

Today one more time you will be visiting in the rest of the temples and their places to explore the khajuraho. 

Evening transferring to the hotel for overnight stay in Khajuraho.


Day 08 Khajuraho to Bhopal (By Fly)

Morning transferring to the airport to catch the flight to reach Bhopal. Our representative will pick you from the airport and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon Visit to the lake view of Bhopal. Back to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Bhopal


Day 09: Bhopal

Today after breakfast start City Tour of Bhopal. The places included in the tour are Bharat Bhawan that showcases different art forms, a postcolonial museum called Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya. Also visit the Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple) that is built on the Arera Hills and has a museum inside the complex. Visit to the famous Lake of Bhopal. The Taj-ul-Masjid, one of the largest mosques of India is the next stop. The mosque's construction was started by Shah Jahan Begum but was completed after her demise.

You will spend the night at the hotel in Bhopal. Overnight stay.


Day 10 Bhopal City Excursions (By Road)

The day will include visits to Sanchi and Bhimbetka

With a rich history to speak of, Sanchi is an important Buddhist site that brings in visitors from all across the world. Its main attraction is the Sanchi Stupa that Commissioned by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. A fine specimen of Buddhist architecture, it has also been listed as a UNESCO Heritage site. Also visit the museum that throws light into Buddhism and how it evolved.

Bhimbetka lies around 46 kilometers to the south of Bhopal and bordered by the Vidhyas on the north. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhimbetka is an archaeological treasure house. It is famous for its rock shelters, some of which also date back to around 9000 years. Around 500 of the caves have paintings that depict the life and culture of people belonging to that age.

You will spend the night at the hotel in Bhopal. Overnight stay in Bhopal.


Day 11: Bhopal - Indore  (By Road)

Drive to the city of Indore after breakfast. You will also stop to visit Ujjain enroute.

The ancient city of Ujjain is home to many temples. Visit some of the most famous temples like Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Mahakaleshwara Temple, Chintamani Ganesh, Gopal Mandir, Kal Bhairava and Navagarha Mandir. Also visit the Veda Shala (observatory) and the Kaliadeh Palace.

You will spend the night at the hotel you are booked into. Overnight stay.


Day 12: Indore - Mandu

Drive to Mandu after breakfast.

Once the fort capital of the Parmar rulers of Malwa, Mandu is home to some architectural marvels. Visit the attractions like Jahaz Mahal that was built by Ghiyas-ud-din. Also visit the Swing Palace, Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Ashrafi Mahal, Baz Bahadur's Palace and Roopmati's Pavilion.

Overnight stay in Mandu.


Day 13: Mandu - Maheshwar

On completing breakfast, drive to Omkareshwar and then continue to Maheshwar.

One of the holiest Hindu religious sites, Omkareshwar is a temple dotted island at the Narmada-Kaveri junction. Omkar Mandhata Temple is one of the 12 important Shiva shrines in India.

Previously known as Mahishmati, Maheshwar is a historical town located on the banks of the Narmada. The site finds mention in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Maheshwar is also known for its saris.

Stay overnight at your hotel in Maheshwar.


Day 14: Maheshwar - Indore -Delhi

Drive to Indore in the morning. Have your breakfast and then board a flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, our representative will escort you to the international airport and transfer to Delhi Hotel.

Overnight stay in Delhi.


Day 15 Delhi-Departure:

Today you will be check out from the Delhi hotel and transferring to airport to to get fly back home.

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> ALSO NOTE:

> Inclusions:

1. Hotel Accommodations ( 3star, 4 star, 5 star or 5 star Deluxe as per choice)
2. Transportations: Car, Train & Flight as per itinerary
3. Tour Guide to visit tourist places as per itinerary
4. Car with English-speaking Driver
5. All Transfers & Sightseeing
6. Toll Taxes & Parking
7. Fuel & Gasoline
8. Driver allowances

> Not included:

1. Monuments entry tickets & camera charges
2. Personal shopping
3. Tips
4. Miscellaneous


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