Central India Journey
Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Places Covered: Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Orchha – Bhopal – Sanchi – Ujjain – Indore – Omkareshwar – Maheshwar – Jalgaom – Ajanta – Ellora – Aurangabad – Mumbai
Price: On Request
Discover and explore the true secrets of mainland India. The tour of Central India is sure to provide you with the true essence of colourful India, offering a wide range of unforgettable moments from historical India to cultural and mythological India. The 18 days and 17 nights tour touches some of the popular places in India including the two major metro cities New Delhi and Mumbai. Witness the essence of one of the India's finest and truly amazing journey with our Central India tour.
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Sanchi is a small village in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh known for Stupas and other Buddhist monuments such as monasteries, pillars and holy shrines. Sanchi is an important tourist attraction in Madhya Pradesh.Nearest Airport: Raja Bhoj AirportLanguages Spoken: Hindi, EnglishSTD Code: 07482Best Time to Visit: October - March
Arrival India: Upon arrival at New Delhi international airport meet and greet by our staff, and transfer to hotel. Most probably international flights arrives mid night in New Delhi.
Delhi: After a leisure breakfast commence the Old Delhi sightseeing, includes Jama Masjid, Rick show ride at Old Delhi, Red Fort,, Rajghat (Gandhi Memorial) and Government buildings (India Gate, Rajpath, Indian Parliament House, North and South Block all are from out side only.) Rest of the time free for your individual activities or relax in the hotel.
Delhi – Varanasi (Flight): After breakfast at hotel, transfer to domestic aiport, board flight to Varanasi, on arrival at Varanasi airport meet to our representative and transfer to hotel. Later proceed to Varanasi explore visit Ghat, Temples, evening witness the Ganga Aarti (Ganga Ceremony) the evening ritual ceremony. You have a provide boat to share the Aarti. Back to hotel for overnight.
Varanasi: Very early morning drive to Varanasi Ghat, witness the sunrise by boat cruise over the Ganga River, this is the best time to photo lover, and you will see the morning daily ritual ceremony of Hindu pilgrims. Disembark from the boat, later walk through the Varanasi Street. Back to hotel take the leisure breakfast than commence Sarnath excursion, Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha give the preach to his disciples'. Rest of the time visit Bharat Maata Temple, Baransi Hindu University (BHU) & Weaver center. Overnight at hotel.
Varanasi – Khajuraho (Flight): Morning transfer to Varanasi airport, board flight to Khajuraho, on arrival meet to our representative and transfer to hotel. Later visit world Heritage site of Khajuraho “Erotic Temples” Western and Eastern Zone. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Khajuraho – Orchha (180 Km): Breakfast at hotel, later proceed to the medieval riverside city, Orchha and check into hotel. In the afternoon sightseeing you will visit some of the numerous historical palaces, (Jahagiri Palace), pavilions, lodges and temples of India.
Orchha – Jhansi – Bhopal (18 Km + Train): Morning travel by road to Jhansi railway station for a train journey to Bhopal. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour Bhopal includes Laxmi Narayan Temple, Taj-ul Masjid, Moti Masjid, Sadar Manzil, Shaukat Mahal and Upper and Lower Lakes. Overnight at Hotel.
Bhopal – Sanchi & Bhimbetka– Bhopal (95 Km): Morning excursion to Sanchi. Afternoon excursion to Bhimbetka the site of south Asia's richest collection of prehistoric cave paintings. Overnight at hotel.
Bhopal – Ujjain – Indore (145 Km): Morning depart for a long drive to Indore, en route visit to Ujjain, once an important trade centre of India and still one of the holiest pilgrimage centres for Hindus. On arrival check in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Indore: Discover this liberal city containing the extraordinary Kanch Mandir “a Jain temple of mirrors. Rest of day at leisure for individual activities or relax in the hotel.
Indore – Omkareshwar – Maheshwar (145 Km): Morning travel by road for a fascinating drive full of historic sites such as Omkareshwar a sacred Hindu island. On arrival at Maheshwar check in hotel. Rest of day at leisure.
Maheshwar – Mandu – Maheshwar (130 Km): After a heavy breakfast, a full day in exploring the fortress town of Mandu, replete with palaces, mosques, canals and cenotaphs. Evening drive back to Maheshwar.
Maheswhar – Jalgon (227 Km): After breakfast drive to Jalgaon, through the small hamlets and villages, en route you can visit some typical villages. On arrival at Jalgaon check in hotel. Rest of the time free for individual activities. Overnight at hotel.
Jalgaon – Ajanta – Aurangabad (165 Km): Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Aurangabad, en route visit Ajanta Caves (Closed every Monday). The caves form the largest corpus of early Indian wall-painting, other survivals from the area of modern India are very few, though they are related to 5th-century paintings at Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. The elaborate architectural carving in many caves is also very rare, and the style of the many figure sculptures is highly local, found only at a few nearby contemporary sites, although the Ajanta tradition can be related to the later Hindu Ellora Caves and other sites. On arrival at Aurangabad check in hotel.
Aurangabad – Ellora (30 Km)- Aurangabad: After breakfast visit Ellora Caves. These caves were built during the 5th-7th century. It was initially thought that the Buddhist caves were one of the earliest structures, created between the fifth and eighth centuries, with caves 1-5 in the first phase (400-600) and 6-12 in the later phase (mid 7th-mid 8th), but now it is clear to the modern scholars that some of the Hindu caves. Later back to Aurangabad, rest of the time free for get relaxes. Overnight at hotel.
Aurangabad – Mumbai (Flight): Morning flight to Mumbai, on arrival meet to our representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time free for individual activities. Overnight at hotel.
Mumbai: After breakfast a full day sightseeing of Mumbai. Reveling in its reputation as one of India's most dynamic and trendy cities, Mumbai has metamorphosed from being a fishing settlement into a sprawling, bustling megalopolis. The “City of Dreams” is home to people from all backgrounds and social strata, existing in harmony.
Mumbai Departure: In time dep. Transfer to onward destination. End our services.