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Central india tours covers DELHI - GWALIOR - KHAJURAHO - ORCCHA - BHOPAL - SANCHI - MANDU - AJANTA & ELLORA CAVES - MUMBAI


Itinerary :

DAY 01 (DELHI)

Arrival at Delhi. Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel. Later start your exploration of India with a city tour of Old Delhi that includes visit to Jama Masjid, built in 1650 A.D. and the amazing Red Fort which was the seat of Mughal Empire for more than 250 years. Also enjoy rickshaw ride along the alleys of the ancient bazaar of Chandni Chowk. Then drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament Buildings and President House. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 02(GWALIOR)

DELHI - GWALIOR ( BY TRAIN – 4 HOURS )
Early morning transfer to Railway Station to catch train for Gwalior. Arrival at Gwalior station and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Gwalior Fort which dominates the city and is its most magnificent monument. Within the fort are some marvels of medieval architecture which include 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. Evening, enjoy sound and light show at Man Mandir Palace. Overnight stay at hotel

DAY 03(KHAJURAHO)

GWALIOR - KHAJURAHO-
Morning leave for Khajuraho. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Khajuraho was capital of Chandela Kings. It is famous for the temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu and Jain Tirthankars built in 950 to 1050 AD which represent some of the most exquisite specimens in medieval India, that has made Khajuraho one of the most beautiful religious centers of that time. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay.

DAY 04(ORCHHA)

KHAJURAHO - ORCHHA ( 180 KM, 4 HOURS )
Morning visit the temples which are exemplary for their architecture and bold artistic statement. The temples are also famous for erotic sculptures. Afternoon leave for Orccha. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.

DAY 05(BHOPAL)

ORCCHA - JHANSI - BHOPAL ( 15 KM, ½ HOUR + TRAIN – 4 HOURS )
Morning visit Orccha a rich legacy of Bunedla rulers, who built the beautiful temple and palaces here in 16th century. Visit Rai praveen Mahal and Raja Temple. Then transfer to Jhansi to catch train for Bhopal. The capital of Madhya Pradesh presents a multi-faceted profile; the old city with its teeming market places and fine old mosques and palaces still bear the aristocratic imprint of its former rulers; among them the succession of powerful Begums who ruled Bhopal from 1819 to 1926. Equally impressive is the new city with its verdant, exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined modern edifices. Arrive at Bhopal station and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 06(BHOPAL)

BHOPAL – BHIMBETKA – SANCHI – BHOPAL ( 190 KM, 5 HOURS )
Morning visit Bhimbetka Caves, situated 46 km south of Bhopal - has one of the oldest prehistoric paintings of the world. The paintings is these rock shelters are similar to the aboriginal rock paintings in the outback of Australia. Continue drive to Sanchi & Udaigiri caves, witness the masterpieces of Buddhist Art which speaks of the story of Emperor Ashoka's becoming follower of Buddhism. Finally return to Bhopal. Overnight stay

DAY 07(MANDU)

BHOPAL – MAHESHWAR – MANDU ( 340 KM, 8 HOURS )
Morning leave for Mandu. En-route shortly before reaching Mandu, visit Mahewhar. It was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was Mahishmati, capital of king Kartivarjun. Continue drive to Mandu and upon arrival check in at the hotel. 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. Overnight stay.

DAY 08(MANDU)

MANDU
Morning city tour of Mandu visiting Jahaz Mahal which was built in 15th century. This structure is the monument which was built on the two lakes and the architecture is in the shape of a ship and that connects two lakes named Kapur Talao and Munj Talao. Also visit Hindola Mahal, Jami Masjid and Roopmati's Pavilion. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 09(JALGAON)

MANDU - OMKARESHWAR - JALGAON ( 300 KM, 7 HOURS )
Morning leave for Jalgaon en-route visiting Omkareshwar, the sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, 'Om'. It has drawn hundreds of generations of pilgrims. Here, at the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri, the devout gather to kneel before the Jyotirlinga (one of the twelve throughout India) at the temple of Shri Omkar Mandhata. Visit the temple of Shree Omkar Mandhata and Siddharth Nath temple, fine example of early medieval Brahminic architecture. Its unique feature is a frieze of elephants carved upon a stone slab at its outer perimeter. Then proceed to Jalgaon. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.

DAY 10(AURANGABAD)

JALGAON - AJANTA - AURANGABAD ( 165 KM, 3 HOURS )
Morning leave for Aurangabad. Stop en route to visit Ajanta. The caves are illuminated by a flood of natural light which pours into the caves at all times of the day. These 2000 year old colossal rock-carved temples boast a myriad of finely-detailed sculptures. Then drive to Aurangabad. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay.

DAY 11(AURANGABAD)

AURANGABAD
Morning visit Ellora Caves. One of India's most impressive archaeological sites. Here Buddhist art attained the peak of its development, in frescoes and wall paintings revealing a fascinating lifestyle. Carved out of a rocky gorge, these 30 caves date back to the 3rd Century. Return to Aurangabad for overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 12(MUMBAI)

AURANGABAD- MUMBAI ( BY FLIGHT – 45 MINUTES )
Transfer to airport to catch flight for Mumbai. Arrival at Mumbai airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens and Prince of Wales Museum. Evening is free for shopping or other independent activities. Overnight stay.

DAY 13(MUMBAI)

MUMBAI-
Full day sightseeing in Mumbai City

DAY 14(FLIGHT TO HOME )

DEPARTURE Transfer to the airport to catch flight for onward destination.


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