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Central India Tour

Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
Activities: Monument visits, Old Delhi Tour, Visit the stupas & temples, Sightseeing
Regions: North India,West India,Central india
Destinations Covered: New Delhi - Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhimbedka - Indore - Mandu - Maheshwar - Ajanta - Aurangabad - Mumbai
Best Time: January, February, March, October, November, December

Overview

Madhya Pradesh, situated in the centre of India, is often called the heart of India.The state has two hill ranges Vindhya and Satpura and It also has a number of rivers "Narmada, which runs between the two hill ranges, is the most important river and is worshipped locally as a goddess". These natural features have created a landscape of plateaus, river valleys, hills, and forests, but mostly the state can be seen as plateau land with low hills. The weather is largely warm and dry, and almost unbearably hot during summers. MP is a primarily rural and its largely tribal economy runs on agriculture and forest-produce; but there are also urban centres such as Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior. These cities, in addition to Khajuraho and Jabalpur, have domestic airports.The capital, Bhopal is a former princely state, a small city celebrated for its mosques and palaces, old-town ambience, and refined Urdu language. The hill-citadel of Mandu (near Indore) is renowned for its ruins set in greenery, especially after monsoons. Ujjain is a holy city for the Hindus and hosts the Kumbh Mela, attracting millions of pilgrims, every 12 years.This tour also takes you to Aurangabad to visit world famous Ajanta Ellora caves The important part of this tour is that it starts and ends in two metro cities of India, starts from Delhi and Ends in Mumbai.

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport and proceed to your hotel . Post breakfast you will start your day with a round of the President’s House followed by a halt at The India Gate where your guide will share with you the historical background of the momuments. Next in your schedule is a Heritage Tour through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi. Your leader would be your guide who would unfold the colorful history of Old Delhi which goes back thousands of years. During the sightseeing of OLD DELHI- Try a Bicycle Rickshaw Ride through the Heritage Lanes of Dariba Kalan (The Silver Bazaar), Kinari Bazaar, Paranthawalla Gali etc. till you arrive at One of the prime attractions of Old Delhi - the Jama Masjid Mosque which was built by Shah Jahan in 1656 and is one of the oldest and largest mosques in India (Guests are advised to keep extra socks available as shoes need to be removed inside the mosque) and Red Fort - Mughal Emperor Shahjahan started construction of the Red Fort in 1638 Post sightseeing drive back to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi - Bhopal ( By Flight)

After a relaxed breakfast, you will be transfered to the airport to board flight to Delhi . Terminal change on arrival and you will connect your onward flight to Bhopal. Our representative will greet you on arrival at Bhopal Airport and escort you to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. BHOPAL Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh combines scenic beauty, historicity and modern urban planning. It is situated on the site of an 11th century city, Bhojapal, founded by Raja Bhoja.Bhopal today 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.

Day 03: Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhimbedka - Bhopal

Today you will do a guided exploration of, SANCHI Sanchi is known for its Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. BHIMBETKA Surrounded by the northern fringe of the Vindhyan ranges, Bhimbetka lies 46 km South of Bhopal. In this rocky terrain of dense forest and craggy cliffs, over 600 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age were recently discovered. Here, in vivid panoramic detail, paintings in over 500 caves depict the life of the pre-historic cave-dwellers making the Bhimbetka group an archaeological treasure, an invaluable chronicle in the history of man. You will return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04 : Bhopal - Indore

After breakfast, you will be drive down to Indore. On arrival, check – in at your hotel. A short session of “Wash & Change” will be followed a guided tour of the city covering Gomatgiri (Situated on the hill about 10-12 km away from the heart of the city, the Jain Samaj has constructed a 21 foot statue of Lord Gomateshwar, a replica of the Bahubali statue of Shravanbelagola. Also built here are 24 marble temples with shilars for each tirthankar), Bada Ganpati (This temple houses perhaps the largest Ganesh idol in the world measuring 25 feet from crown to foot. it was built in 1875) and The Lalbagh Palace (This is one of the grandest monuments the Holkar dynasty left Indore. A reflection of their taste, grandeur and lifestyle, its construction began in 1886 the final phase was completed in 1921. Ovrnight in the hotel.

Day 05 : Indore - Mandu - Maheshwar - Indore

Morning after breakfast, we will take you for a guided excursion to Mandu and Maheshwar. Mandu 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.Each of Mandu's structures is an architectural gem; some are outstanding like the massive Jami Masjid and Hoshang Shah's tomb, which provided inspiration to the master builders of the Taj Mahal centuries later. Maheshwar Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization. Maheshwar's temples and mighty fort-complex stand in quiet beauty, mirrored in the river below. Today, Maheshwar is also known for its distinctive handwoven sarees called Maheshwari. Later after sightseeing, you will drive back to your hotel in Indore for overnight stay.

Day 06 : Indore - Ajanta - Aurangabad

Morning after an early breakfast, you will leave for Ajanta Caves (AJANTA is world's greatest historical monument recognized by UNESCO There are 30 caves in Ajanta discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. After the sightseeing of Ajanta, you will further drive to Aurangabad which is about 100 Kms. from the Caves (Approximately 2 Hours). On arrival, you will check – in at your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07: Aurangabad

After relaxed breakfast proceed to explore the Ellora Caves. The name Ellora itself inspires everyone as it represents one of the largest rock-hewn monastic-temple complexes in the entire world. Ellora is also world famous for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08 : Aurangabad - Mumbai - Onward Destination ( By Flight)

Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Mumbai. Next in the schedule is the Mani Bhawan - is the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. We will then proceed to Gateway of India via Marine Drive - Marine Drive was once called the queen's Necklace, strung with glittering street lights like an enormous strand of imperious jewels. Spend time free on your own at Gateway of India before leaving. Later proceed for international airport to board flight for onward destination.

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