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Home > India Tour Packages > Central India Tour
Central India Tour
Duration : 14 Nights & 15 Days
Destinations : Delhi – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho – Bhopal – BhimbetkaSanchi – Indore – Mandu – Jalgaon – Ajanta – Ellora – Aurangabad – Mumbai

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport our company representative shall meet you and greet you. Later he will escort you to the hotel for assistance. Today your evening is free at leisure to explore the capital city of India on your own. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing

Morning after a relishing breakfast in hotel, our company guide will take you for a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat, a memorial to the Mahatma Gandhi, ‘father of the Nation’, situated on the banks of River Yamuna. Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. Later drive past the Red Fort and enjoy a joyful rickshaw ride in the oldest market of Delhi. New Delhi sightseeing includes visit to Qutub Minar - world’s largest tower made up of bricks and stone minaret, built by Persians in 1193 AD. Also visit Humayun's Tomb – the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, believed to have been designed in 1565 A.D. by his widow after nine years of his death. Later drive along Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's house and which would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi - Agra (200 Km / 04 Hrs)
Today morning after breakfast drive towards Agra – the city of Taj Mahal. On arrival at Agra, transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Later after some relaxation visit the massive Agra Fort, built of red sandstone stands as a huge structure with gigantic walls, lofty gateways and octagonal towers was completed in eight years (1565-73). The fort stands on the banks of the River Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar. Also visit Itimad-Ud-Daulah’s tomb which was built by Noor Jahan in the memory of her father. Last but not the least, visit the majestic Taj Mahal which has been described as a “tear on the face of the eternity” by great Indian Poet Rabindra Nath Tagore. It was built by Shah Jehan, the great Mughal ruler for his beloved wife Mumtaj in 1630. Taj Mahal is symmetrical from all the four sides. The entire structure is made of white marble imbibed with some precious stones which is the most extravagant expression of love ever created. It is believed that about 20,000 men was laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Later after sightseeing drive back to hotel. Overnight stay is Agra.

Day 04 : Agra - Gwalior (125 kms / 02 ½ hrs)

Today morning after breakfast in hotel, drive towards Gwalior and check in to your pre-booked hotel. Later after some relaxation proceed for the sightseeing tour of Gwalior. Visit the Gwalior Fort, within the walls of the fort there are many interesting temples dedicated to Hindu as well as Sikh religion and also ruined palaces. Also visit Jai Vilas Palace and museum which is the royal Palace of the Scindia family, a part of has been converted into museum. Later also visit Gujari Mahal and archaeological museum which was built by Raja Man Singh for his wife Mrignayani, a Gujar princess. Rare artifacts at the museum include Hindu and Jain sculptures dated to the 1st and 2nd centuries BC; miniature statue of Salabhanjika; Terracotta items and replicas of frescoes seen in the Bagh Caves. Overnight stay is in Gwalior.

Day 05 : Gwalior - Orchha (120 kms/ 03 hrs) Orchha - Khajuraho (190 kms / 03 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast drive towards Khajuraho, famous for its erotic sculpture build by Chandelas from 950-1050 AD. En route stop at Orchha, famous for its fort and has a series of impressive temples, dating back to 17th century which are visited regularly by thousands of devotees. Here we visit the Orchha fort and Temples named Raj Mandir, Jahangir Mahal and Ramji Mandir. Also the well preserved murals of the Lakshmi Narayan Temple are especially worth a look. Later after sightseeing continue your drive towards Khajuraho. Khajuraho temples are among the finest temple art in the world and are marked as an incomparable experience by the foreign tourists. These temples are covered in carvings that are a paean to the life and love and are acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders. On arrival at Khajuraho, transfer to your hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay is in Khajuraho.

Day 06 : Khajuraho Sightseeing
Today morning after having breakfast in hotel, proceed for Khajuraho sightseeing tour of temples which includes the Eastern and Western group of temples of the city. The most important and fascinating temples are the Western group of temples which constitutes architecturally marvelous specimen of temple architecture in the country. Among the western group of temples Kandriya Mahadev temple is the largest and tallest of all. Eastern Group of temples are the sculptural embellishment and profundity of architectural designs. These temples are subdivided into two groups which are Jain and Hindu temples. The group consists of 3 Hindu and 3 finest Jain temples. Later after sightseeing drive back to hotel. Overnight stay is in Khajuraho.

Day 07 : Khajuraho - Jhansi (180 kms / 03 hrs) Jhansi - Bhopal (By Train Dep. at 1050 hrs and Arr. At 1405 hrs)
Today you will experience a short journey in a super fast Indian rail. Early morning drive towards Jhansi railway station to board the train for Bhopal. On arrival at Bhopal railway station you will be met by our representative who will escort you to your hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay is in Bhopal.

Day 08 : Bhopal Sightseeing – excursion to Bhimbetka (50 kms / 01 hr one side)

Today morning after breakfast in hotel proceed for the excursion tour to Bhimbetka, the place which will take you to early Stone Age almost 35000 years back. The Bhimbetka shelters exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India. The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains and it has been discovered that there are almost 600 rock shelters. The Stone Age artists have painted these caves depicting their feelings like hope and fear. Later after sightseeing drive back to Bhopal for half day city sightseeing tour which includes Taj-ul- Masjid, Shaukat Mahal, Sadar Manzil, Moti Masjid and upper and lower lakes. Overnight stay is in Bhopal.

Day 09 : Bhopal - Indore (Via Sanchi) (290 Kms / 05 Hrs)
Today morning after breakfast drive towards Indore en route visiting Sanchi. The Stupa of Sanchi is the best specimen of the Buddhist architecture. It was originally by the Emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BC. It was the first Buddhist monument in the region, although many other religious structures followed thereafter. This stupa of Sanchi consists of the hemispherical dome containing the Buddhist relics. Later after sightseeing continue your drive towards Indore. Arrive Indore; check-in to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay is in Indore.

Day 10 : Indore - Mandu (210 Kms / 04 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast in hotel, embark on a sightseeing tour of Indore. Visit Rajwada – a historical palace, built by Holkar dynasty about two centuries ago is a combination of Maratha, French and Mughal architecture. Today it serves as a fine example of royal grandeur and architectural skills. Another Palace to be visited thereafter is Lalbagh Palace which has an architecture influenced by the Europeans and was constructed to celebrate the special occasions. Lastly we visit Kanch Mandir, a wonderful Jain temple with plain exteriors and intricate mirror work done on interiors also holds attraction for its visitors. Later after sightseeing we drive towards Mandu, a city which is a tribute to the love shared between the poet Prince Baz Bahadur and his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati. Arrive Mandu; check-in to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay is in Mandu.

Day 11 : Mandu – Jalgaon (230 Kms / 04 hrs)
Morning after a relaxed breakfast in hotel, discover the forts and Palaces ofthe city which is a celebration in stone, of life and joy. Firstly we visit Jahaz Mahal which means ‘Ship Palace, an elegant two storied palace built in the second half of the fifteenth century between the two artificial lakes, Munj Talao and Kapur Talao. Thereafter we visit Hindola Mahal, a large meeting hall, built during the reign of Ghiyas-ud –din Khilji and Rewa Kund - a water reservoir built by Baz Bhadur which supplies water to Roopmati’s Pavilion. Lastly we visit Baz Bhadur’s Palace, built in the early 16th century which offers a superb view of the surrounding countryside. Later after sightseeing, drive to Jalgaon; check-in to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay is in Jalgaon.

Day 12 : Jalgaon – Ajanta Caves (230 kms / 04 hrs) Ajanta – Aurangabad (110 kms / 2 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast visit Omkareshwara temple in Jalgaon - a temple of Hindu religion dedicated to God Shiva and situated on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river. Later drive to Aurangabad en route visiting Ajanta caves (Closed on Monday’s) These amazing Caves have been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 considered masterpieces of Buddhist religious art which offers a rich tapestry of images that speak of palaces, royalty, cultures and tales of everyday life of ancient India. There are thirty caves at Ajanta, some of them are single storeyed, and some are double storeyed while there are others which are over three storeyed. These 30 caves were built to offer seclusion to the Buddhist monks, who lived, taught and performed rituals. Later after sightseeing continue your drive to Aurangabad and check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay is in Aurangabad.

Day 13 : Aurangabad Sightseeing – Ellora (Excursion) - Aurangabad
Today morning after breakfast in hotel proceed for sightseeing tour of Ellora caves (Closed on Tuesday’s) - Here you can see an amazing example of three religions living in harmony - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. These caves were excavated for the use of the monks during the rainy season. There are about 34 caves which were carved between fourth and fifth century and illustrate the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India. Later after sightseeing drive back to Aurangabad to see Bibi ka Maqbara which is a tomb of Aurangzeb’s wife, Begum Rabia Durani. Thereafter we also visit Daultabad Fort and Aurangabad caves. Overnight stay is in Aurangabad.

Day 14 : Aurangabad - Mumbai (By Flight )
Today morning on time, transfer to the Aurangabad airport to board the flight towards Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai airport, our company representative shall meet you and assist you to the hotel with the check-in formalities. Later after some relaxation proceed for the sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Visit Gateway of India - A ceremonial arch built in 1927 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary is located in this southernmost peninsula of the city. Also visit Prince of Wales Museum whose architecture is the collaboration of Gothic and Moorish styles houses a remarkable collection of the artifacts of Indus Valley Civilization dating back to 2500 BC. Next visit Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines, Mani Bhawan – a museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi where he use to stay during his visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934, Flora Mountain, Marine Drive and then Dhobi Ghat - where you can see how Indian washer men washes the clothes. Overnight stay is in Mumbai.

Day 15 : Mumbai Depart
Today morning on time transfer to Mumbai airport to board the flight back home or onward journey.