Gems of Central India
Gems of Central India
Day 1: Arrive – Delhi (By Flight)
Arrive at International airport, after traditional welcome by our representative would assist you at New Delhi & transfer to hotel for check in.
New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows.
Day 2: Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Delhi. Stalk around the sprawling metropolis which is a bewitching blend of the past and the present. Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara are some of the famous edifices that lead the list of all the travellers here. An extensive sight-seeing tour of Delhi would include a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Rajpath, Parliament House, The President’s residence and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Visit the magnificent Lotus temple at the sunset. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi – Agra
Morning train to Agra. Later visit the elegant Fort and the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by the Mughal King Shah Jahan in loving memory of his queen. One night stay in Agra.
Day 4: Agra – Gwalior
A short train journey to Gwalior, dating from the 8th century and dominated by a massive hilltop fort overlooking the city. Within the Fort is the 9th century Teli Ka Mandir (Temple), the 15th century palace of Raja Man Singh, and a museum. Overnight stay in Gwalior.
Day 5: Gwalior – Khajuraho
A short train journey to Jhansi and drive to Khajuraho. Afternoon visit the famous Chandela rock cut temples built between 950 and 1050 A.D and frequently depicting erotic themes. Captain T S Burt discovered these temples in 1838. One night stay.
Day 6: Khajuraho – Orchha
Drive to the medieval city of Orcha, situated on the banks of the Betwa River. Founded by Bundela rulers in 16th century, the palaces and the temples built by its rulers retain much of their pristine perfection. Afternoon city tour. Overnight stay in Orcha.
Day 7: Orchha – Bhopal
Morning drive to Jhansi and train to Bhopal. The present city was built in the 18th century on the ruins of the 11th century city named Bhojapal. Afternoon city tour visiting the beautiful palaces and mosques. Stay for two nights.
Day 8: Bhopal
Full day tour visiting Sanchi, an important seat of Buddhism. Also visit Bhimbetka, where over 500 caves have paintings of prehistoric man.
Day 9: Bhopal – Indore
Morning drive to Indore. Built by Rani (Queen) Ahillyabai, one of the greatest queens of Indian history. Afternoon city tour includes a visit to the famous Kanch (glass) Mandir. One night stay.
Day 10: Indore – Aurangabad
A long but interesting drive to Aurangabad, the take off point for visiting the great art treasures of Ajanta and Ellora.
Day 11: Aurangabad
A full day excursion to visit the Ajanta caves dating back to 200 B.C and A.D 600. The caves contain remarkable murals & paintings and some excellent sculptures.
Day 12: Aurangabad to Mumbai
Morning visit to the famous Ellora caves stretching about 2 kms from north to south. The cave temples (34) were carved out of the hill with hand tools and date back to the 9th century. Afternoon flight to Mumbai, transfer to your hotel for one night.
Day 13: Depart Mumbai
Transfer to the International airport in Mumbai towards your onward journey to London Heathrow with sweet memories