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Central India Heritage Tour

Duration : 17 Days/ 16 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Amber Fort - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Khajuraho - Orchha - Gwalior - Shivpuri - Ujjain - Mandu - Indore - Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhimbetka Caves - Delhi.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi - The capital city of India is a extensive modern metropolis with a dramatic backdrop of prehistoric architecture. Check in to the Hotel. Rest of the Day is free to relax. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 02 : Sightseeing of Old & New Delhi

Enjoy sightseeing tour of Delhi, start the day with an direction tour of Old Delhi, enjoy a drive pass through the wonderful Red Fort build by the Great Mughal emperor Shahjahan in1638-48 AD, Jama Masjid Mosque- the biggest mosque in India build by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644- 56 AD. After old Delhi sightseeing head to New Delhi and visit Rajghat- memory place of Mahatma Gandhi, India Gate - The monument was built to honor the Indian and British soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan wars. The names of sacrificial victim are inscribed on the walls of the memorial, Rashtrapati Bhawan - the official residence of the President of India with 340 rooms, it is the biggest residence of any Head of the state of the world. In the afternoon visit the Qutub Minaret built in 1193 AD it is the uppermost stone tower in India. Delhi sightseeing tour ends with a visit to the Lotus Temple - an architectural wonder of the Bahai faith. The lotus shaped Temple is set among pools and the Gardens, which gives an impression of a floating half open lotus flower surrounded by its outspread leaves. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 03 : Drive to Jaipur

Today head to Pink city Jaipur, 256 Kms from Delhi. Jaipur is the capital of the historical and imperial state of Rajasthan. The city is remarked for its wonderful structural design, culture, Cuisine and lively spirit of the people. Evening enjoy mouth-watering delicious Rajasthani food with live folk dance program at famous city restaurant. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 04 : Sightseeing of Jaipur & Amber fort

Morning visit eye-catching hill fort of Amber build in 1592 AD, an Elephant back ride like a royal king will reach you to the exciting entrance of the Amber fort. Enjoy visit to magnificent palaces, complexes, halls, pavilions and Gardens at Amber fort. Later enjoy half day city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace complex -houses an impressive collection of Rajasthani art Jewellery, enamelware, carpets, marvelous range of tiny paintings, armory and thousands of ancient manuscripts preserved from the royal family's private collections, The Observatory - built between 1727-34 AD is a noteworthy collection of traditional astronomical instruments, and the spectacular Hawamahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 AD allowed the royal ladies to see the street procession with its 953 small niche windows. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 05 : Drive to Agra. Visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary & Fatehpur Sikri

Today drive to Agra once the capital of Mughal Empire and the city of one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal. Agra is 235 Kms from Jaipur. En - route visit birders heaven Keoladev Ghana National Park well-known as Bharatpur bird sanctuary. The park is home of more than 400 rare kind of habitant and wandering birds and is ranked among some of the best bird sanctuaries in the world, and ruined city of Fatehpur Sikri - it was the capital of India between 1571-81 AD. The greatest Mughal Emperor Akbar shifted his capital from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri as a score of admiration to the well-known Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, who had forecast the birth of his son. Later the capital was transfer back to Agra because of insufficiency of water at Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight stay at Agra.

Day 06 : Sightseeing of Taj Mahal & Agra

Start the day with a visit to the magnificent Tajmahal, a white marble burial chamber built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal, who died during Childbirth, the great Love bond encouraged Shah Jahan to build Taj Mahal - the greatest memory ever built for Love, it took not less than 22 years and work force of 20000 skilled laborers and jewelers in the building of the tombstone .The fact about Taj Mahal is that it changes its color depending upon the strength of light falling on it. Later in the day enjoy half day sightseeing tour of Agra, visiting massive Agra fort constructed in 1565 AD and Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb described as Jewel Box or Baby Taj. Evening you have an option to enjoy 6D tourist movie show "India on motion". Overnight stay at Agra.

Day 07 : Travel from Agra to Khajuraho via Jhansi on Shatabdi Express

Morning board the superfast train to Jhansi (2 Hours Journey). Arrive Jhansi and transfer to Orchha a silence hamlet, which means "hidden place" it is 16 Kms from Jhansi. Situated on the banks of River Betwa, Orchha is noted for its attractive beauty, and no doubt historical constructions of Orchha are a observer to its magnificent past and retain its medieval charm. Continue to Khajuraho - 178 Kms from Orchha. Overnight stay at Khajuraho.

Day 08 : Sightseeing tour in Khajuraho. Khajuraho to Orchha by drive- 174Kms

Today enjoy visit to Western and Eastern Groups of temples of Khajuraho. Later drive Orchha which is a quiet hamlet, meaning "hidden place". This town is known for its scenic beauty situated on the banks of River Betwa. The magnificent history of this town is obvious through the historical construction and retains its medieval attraction. The Bundela style of structural design is creating all over the state of Madhya Pradesh. Arrive Orchha and check into your hotel for Overnight stay.

Day 09 : Orchha Sightseeing. Drive Orchha to Gwalior- 110Kms

Enjoy sightseeing tour of Orchha visiting Jahangir Palace - A tiered palace; crown with elegant domed pavilions, Raj Mahal another Palace famous for its stunning beauty, The Sheesh Mahal, Raja Ram Temples, Chaturbhuj Temple and Laxminarayan Temple. Drive to Gwalior famous as cradle of Indian [Saas Bahu Ka Mandir ] dynasties. On the way visit the famous Datia Palace built in 1674 AD with seven-stories. The Bundela architecture example can be seen in this palace made of brick and stone. Overnight stay at Gwalior.

Day 10 : Sightseeing tour in Gwalior. Drive Gwalior to Shivpuri - 112Kms

Gwalior city has number of sightseeing options; there are Forts, Palaces, Museums and Temples to see. The Gwalior Fort one of the most unbeatable forts in India - "The pearl in the necklace of India" was the honour given to this fort by the Mughal Emperor Babur. There are a number of Temples or Mandir as called locally are famous tourist sites. Visit the double - storied Man Mandir Palace which is well recognized for stone carving and latticework. The Teli ka Mandir built in 9th Century, this building towering 100 feet high is an amazing blend of Muslim and Hindu architecture. Another architectural gem at Gwalior Fort is Saas -Bahu Ka Mandir. From temples we move on to a worth visiting ` & Museum which is still the house of the Royal family. Rich gathering of Belgian cut Glass furniture, a Rolls Royce on rails, German bubble car, stuffed Tigers etc is found in this palace. It has an amazing architectural blend of Tuscan, Italian and Corinthian styles and impressive interiors. After the Gwalior sightseeing we drive to the delightful resort and the summer capital of Scindia Rulers - Shivpuri. It is home of some amazing cenotaph and Game sanctuary. Arrive Shivpuri and check in to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Shivpuri.


Day 11 : Sightseeing tour in Shivpuri. Drive Shivpuri to Ujjain - 320Kms approx
Shivpuri is a small town and there are only few places to visit the main appeal being Madhav Rao Scindia cenotaph, Hindu and Islamic structural design combination is able to be seen in this cenotaph and Vistorian style lamps in serene gardens and ornamental balustrades. Another place worth a visit is The Madhav National park. From Shivpuri we drive to our next destination Ujjain the city with a prosperous history dating back to 6th century BC. Ujjain is one of India's holiest and cultural cities. The famous "Kumbh Mela" where the largest assembly of country takes place after every 12 years is held in Ujjain city only, it is also visited by naked sages from Himalayas. Arrive Ujjain and check in to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Ujjain.

Day 12 : Sightseeing tour in Ujjain. Drive Ujjain to Mandu - 158Kms

This holy city offers a great temple tour as has number of them. Enjoy your visit to the elegant Mahakaleshwar Temple popular as the symbol of Ujjain. The Gopal Temple, Bade Ganesh Ji Temple, ancient Bhartrihari Caves and Harsiddhi Temple are must visits. The holy river "Shipra" in Ujjain witnesses the daily Hindu rituals and customs on its sacred ghats. The last place is the ancient Vedha shala Observatory to see. In the afternoon drive to the holy city of Ujjain to the medieval ghost town of Mandu. Mandu once had a magnificent history and was also explain as the city of Joy called Shadiabad. Arrive Mandu and check in to your [Jahaj Mahal Mandu] Hotel. Overnight stay at Mandu.

Day 13 : Sightseeing tour in Mandu. Drive Mandu to Indore - 98Kms

Some magnificent Palaces can be eyewitness in Mandu, so we head for an pleasant sightseeing visit the architectural wonder The Jahaj Mahal (Ship Palace) it is 120 meter long and is built between two lakes. The Hoshang Shah's Tomb which is India's first marble structure and the terrific Hindola Mahal (swinging palace) are famous sites of this town. Built on the motivation of great mosque of Damascus - The Jami mosque, Baz Bahadur Palace built in 16th century, The Ashrafi Mahal (Palace of Gold coins), the elegant Roopmati Pavilion, Rewa Kund an ancient tank are worth a visit. Later drive to Indore, it is a busy modern and cultural city in central India. Arrive Indore and check in to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Indore.

Day 14 : Sightseeing tour in Indore. Drive Indore to Bhopal - 187Kms

Today experience the city Indore, visit the 200 years old The Rajwada palace - landmark of this city. A great collection of terracotta, paintings, shields, old coins, protective covering etc can be witnessed at Central Museum of Indore. An remarkable Mirror Temple well known for its unmatched interior of multicolored glass assortment and Neoclassical wonder Lal Bagh Palace. Later drive to the capital city of Central India Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal. It has the most exotic mosques of our country and is home of Muslim culture. Arrive Bhopal and check in to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Bhopal.

Day 15 : Excursion tour to Sanchi - 46Kms. Sightseeing tour in Bhopal

After breakfast an outing trip to Sanchi is a good option to visit. Sanchi is home of India's best Buddhist tombstone. The amazing Sanchi Stupa comes among some of the oldest structures in Indian Subcontinent built around 3rd century BC by one of the Greatest Indian King, Emperor Ashoka. Later in the day visit the main appeal of Bhopal i.e. its beautiful mosques showcasing the wonders of Islamic architecture. Dating back to 1837 AD - The Jama Masjid, The Pearl mosque is an inspiring piece of structural design that dates back to 1860 AD and the remarkable Taj-ul- mosque are few must visits mosques. Other places included in your Bhopal sightseeing are Bharat Bhawan- centre for performing and visual art in India, The Museum of Man, and Gohar Mahal is an architectural gem that dates back to 1820 AD. Overnight stay at Bhopal.

Day 16 : Excursion tour to Bhimbetka caves - 45Kms. Bhopal- Delhi by train

Today an excursion trip to the city which is home of World's largest collection of out of date rock art, that dates back to upper Palaeolithic era around 10,000 year old - Bhimbetka. In time transfer to Bhopal railway station to board the superfast train to Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 17 : Departure from Delhi to Hometown

On time transfer to Delhi International Airport for your flight back to Home / Next Destination. Imperium Journeys India wishes you a very comfortable and safe journey to home.