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IndiaTour - Central India - The Heart of India

The Heart of India

5 Nights / 6 Days

Places Covered : Delhi - Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhojpur - Bhimbetka -Ujjain - Indore - Mandu - Maheshwar - Omkareshwar - Pachmarhi - Kanha National Park - Bhedaghat -Jabalpur - Bandavgarh National Park - Khajuraho - Orchha - Gwalior - Agra - Delhi.

Itinerary


Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival at New Delhi International Airport, our representative receives you. Proceed to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
Early morning after breakfast you will have a guided tour of Delhi popularly known as ‘Dilli’. Start the tour with Red Fort - this grand architecture is a relic of India’s glorious past. Have a leisurely walk to the street of Chandni Chowk to know the old traditional market of India. The next for you will be the two World Heritage sites that are Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. Also visit Raj Ghat – the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of Nation, India Gate, President’s House and Parliament House. Evening free to explore the local near by area. Drive back to hotel for overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 03: Delhi – Bhopal (by flight), Bhopal Sightseeing
Early morning depart to airport to board flight for Bhopal. Get down in Bhopal check in hotel and get freshen up. Head to start the sightseeing of Bhopal which is a capital city of Madhya Pradesh. This city has got the proud for being founded in 11th century by Raja Bhoja. Bhopal has historical and archaeological importance; its buildings in natural settings create a hypnotical environment. Start your Bhopal sightseeing with Taj – Ul – Masjid – one of the largest mosques in Asia. Bharat Bhawan – multi art complex as described by the late Smt. Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. Government Archaeological Museum – the place which displays beautiful sculptures. Enjoy evening at the Boat Club on the Upper Lake. Night stay in the pre booked hotel at Bhopal.

Day 04: Bhopal ex. to Sanchi & Udaigiri caves
Early morning after breakfast take an excursion tour to Sanchi Stupa, one of the World Heritage Site. It is built by Emperor Ashoka and is one of the most famous stupa in India. It is situated at a distance of 46 Kms from Bhopal. After sightseeing of Sanchi further drive towards Vidisha and Udaigiri Caves. Udaigiri Caves are 14Kms from Sanchi, enroute visit Vidisha. Udaigiri Caves are on the hill which adds attraction to the view of these caves. Vidisha is one of the oldest city in India. Visit Heliodous Pillar and continue your drive towards Udaigiri Caves. Udaigiri Caves have number of caves worth visiting and admiring. Drive back to Bhopal.

Day 05: Bhopal ex. to Bhojpur & Bhimbetka
Early morning after breakfast head to Bhojpur which is famous for its Shiv Temple. This temple is commonly known as ‘Somnath of North India’. It is an incomplete temple but even then it portrays the best example of architect of 11th – 13th century. Further drive towards Bhimbetka which is famous for its magnificent and beautiful cave paintings. These rock shelter caves are around 500 years old and its paintings depicts day to day activities of the people of that period. Bhimbetka has been recognized as one of the World Heritage site. Drive back to Bhopal. Overnight stay in Bhopal.

Day 06: Bhopal - Ujjain – Indore (243 Kms/ 6 Hrs)
This morning of your ‘heart to India’ tour will take you to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Ujjain. Finish with your breakfast and take a drive towards one of the holy and sacred city of India that is Ujjain. It is among one of the four centers of Kumbha Mela. Visit Mahakaleshwar Temple which is one of the 12 jyotirlinga of India. It’s a temple city; visit some of the temples of Ujjain. Evening drive towards Indore which is 55 Kms from Ujjain. Check in hotel at Indore, take rest for night in the same hotel.

Day 07: Indore – Mandu (97 Kms/2 Hrs)
Indore – a city planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai. It derived its name from Indreshwar temple. Early morning after breakfast start the city tour of Indore with some of the not to miss sites like Lal Bagh Palace, Bada Ganpati and Central Museum. Carry on your tour with the further drive towards Mandu. Mandu is famous for being the city of joy with rock architect. Evening free to explore the beauty of the ruined city of The Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh. The architect of Mandu will amaze you like any thing. Overnight stay in Mandu.

Day 08: Mandu Sightseeing
Early morning after breakfast start the sightseeing for the city of love and joy. Start your tour with the Hoshang Shah’s Tomb and Jami Masjid both are a great example of architectural excellence. Next for you is Jahaz Mahal and Darwaza Gates - each and every stone of these buildings holds magnetic character which attract tourists strongly. Hindola Mahal and Roopmati Pavilion are not to miss sites of Mandu. If time permits have an evening visit to Rewa Kund. After this joyful tour of Mandu have a relaxed night stay in Mandu.

Day 09: Mandu – Maheshwar – Omkareshwar – Pachmarhi (185 Kms/ 5 Hrs)
Early morning after breakfast take a drive towards Maheshwar – situated on the banks of river Narmada. The name of the city is derived from the name of Lord Shiva and holds a beautiful picturesque view to attract and sooth its onlookers. Maheshwar is a pilgrim site and is famous for its distinctive hand woven sarees. Further drive towards Omkareshwar another pilgrim site of Hindu’s, it is at a distance of 45 Kms and take around one hour to reach. It holds one of the 12 jyotirlinga because of which it attracts large number of tourists towards itself. After the visit to these pilgrimage sites further drive towards Pachmarhi. Overnight stay in Pachmarhi.

Day 10: Pachmarhi Sightseeing
Early morning after breakfast drive to - Pachmarhi - a gem in the jewelry of Madhya Pradesh. It is a beautiful hill station with natural scenic surrounding. Tourists from all around come to refresh themselves from the bustle of city life. Pachmarhi have a lot many attraction to charm you some of the must to visit sites are Pandav Cave, Bee Fall, Apsara Vihar, Pachmarhi Lake , Priyadarshani Cave , Bade Mahadeo and Gupt Mahadeo. After this awesome sightseeing back to hotel and overnight stay in Pachmarhi.

Day 11: Pachmarhi – Kanha (294 Kms/ 7 Hrs)
Today you will have a drive towards the wildlife haven, after break fast. The way from Pachmarhi to Kanha will be a picturesque way with a lot of natural view to entertain you all the way. Reach Kanha by evening check in hotel booked for you and take rest. Evening free to explore the natural beauty of Kanha. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 12: Kanha Sightseeing
Early morning after breakfast get ready for the Jungle Safari in Kanha National Park. Kanha offers wide range of wildlife. Enjoy the safari and come back to your hotel for night stay.

Day 13: Kanha – Bedaghat – Jabalpur (208 Kms/ 5 Hrs)
Early morning after breakfast drive for your next destination of this tour that is Jabalpur. Enroute visit Bhedaghat – an awesome spectacle of nature. Bhedaghat is a picturesque place with two marvelous huge marble rocks and river Narmada gently making its way in between. Enjoy the boat ride at this beautiful place and forget your every problem in the lap of nature and river Narmada. Further drive towards Jabalpur. Check in hotel on arrival and have night stay in Jabalpur.

Day 14: Jabalpur – Bandavgarh (190 Kms/ 4 Hrs)
Early morning after breakfast drive towards Bandavgarh. It is a small but exciting destination to spot variety of wildlife. Reach Bandavgarh till noon, check into resort and get freshen up. Enjoy a Jeep safari in evening in Bandavgarh. Come back to the resort after a nice Jungle Safari and have a night stay in Bandavgarh.

Day 15: Jungle Safari in Bandavgarh
Take an early morning Jungle safari which will be a totally different experience with the rising sun and chirping of birds. The amazing surrounding of Bandavgarh will hypnotise you. Enjoy the full day and back to resort for night stay.

Day 16: Bandavgarh – Khajuraho (270 Kms/ 7 Hrs)
Early morning after breakfast have a drive towards the city of eroticscruptural temple. The tour of Madhya Pradesh will be incomplete with out a visit to Khajuraho. The temple has three type of architecture which is worth watching, these three types of architecture are western style, eastern and southern. Check in hotel at Khajuraho and freshen up. Evening visit Western Group of Temples at Khajuraho and also enjoy the ‘Light and Sound Show’ which will give you the history of the place in brief and in attractive manner. Back to your hotel for night stay.

Day 17: Khajuraho – Orchha (178 Kms/ 5 Hrs)
Early morning after breakfast visit the Eastern Group of Temples at Khajuraho and appreciate the real marvelous carvings. Further drive towards Orchha – legacy of beautiful temple. Orchha was once the capital of Bundela Dynasty. It is one of the destination in Madhya Pradesh which is most visited by the tourists, it has many an attractions not to miss. Evening free to explore the near by area. Overnight stay in hotel at Orchha.

Day 18: Orchha – Gwalior (120 Kms/ 3 Hrs)
Early morning after breakfast have a sightseeing tour of Orchha. Startyour tour with Ram Raja Temple, Jehangir Palace and Sawan – Bhado Pillar with Chattris. Drive further towards Gwalior – a city of heritage. Check in hotel at Gwalior, get freshen up for the site visit of Gwalior. Have a walk in the Maharaja Bada where you canfind the old architect which now has been converted into the market place. Evening free to explore the local market.Overnight stay at hotel in Gwalior.

Day 19: Gwalior - Agra (123 Kms/ 4 Hrs)
Early morning after breakfast visit Gwalior Fort in the sun light and Jai Vilas Palace which now has been converted into a museum and has a collection of eye catching antiques. After the sightseeing of Gwalior head towards Agra. Evening reach Agra, check in hotel. Free to explore near by market. Overnight stay at Hotel in Agra.

Day 20: Agra – Delhi (253 Kms/ 7 Hrs)
Early morning after breakfast have a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, abode of world heritage sites as well as one of the seven wonder of world. Start the city tour of Agra with Taj Mahal which needs no description in words, as words are limited to describe the greatness and beauty of this great monument. The next for you will be Agra Fort and Itmad – Ud – Daulah. With the sightseeing of Agra your incredible tour of Madhya Pradesh gets over as you will further drive towards Delhi to board your connecting flight.