Day 1 Arrival in Delhi
You will arrive at the Delhi International Airport. Delhi is India’s national capital and the second largest metropolis after Mumbai. Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region. An overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. An overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 3 Flight from Delhi to Indore
Early in morning after breakfast and check out from the hotel & you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Indore. Indore city presents a happy blend of a historical past and promises of rapid future modernization. Indore is situated on the Malwa, on the banks of the small streams- the Khan and the Saraswati. They unite at the center of the city where a small 18th century temple of Sangamnath exists. The combined stream flows into the famed Chambal River. Upon arrival in Indore, you will be transferred to the hotel. Later proceed for a city sightseeing tour of Indore. An overnight stay in Indore.
Day 4 Drive from Indore via Omkareshwar and Maheshwar to Mandu
After Breakfast drive to Madu en-route visiting the famous temple towns of Maheshwar and Omkareshwar.
Maheshwar: A small historical town on the banks of the river Narmada will surely be a very enjoyable experience. It is the ideal getaway for all who are interested in witnessing the remarkable architectural skills achieved by our forefathers.
Earlier known as Mahismati, the town of Maheshwar is referred to in the ancient Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. It regained its glory during the reign of Rani Ahilyabai of Indore.
Omkareshwar: Omkareshwar, the sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, ‘Om’, has drawn to it hundreds of generations of pilgrims. Here, at the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri, the devout gather to kneel before the Jyotirlinga (one of the twelve throughout India) at the temple of Shri Omkar Mandhata. And here, as in so many of Madhya Pradesh’s sacred shrines, the works of Nature complement those of man to provide a setting awe-inspiring in its magnificence. Arrive Mandu & transfer to the hotel. An overnight stay in Mandu .
Day 5 Mandu
After breakfast, you will visit the Tomb of Hoshang Shah is the first marble monument of India where one can see the finest example of Afghan architecture. It has a well proportioned dome, porticoes courts, towers and intricate marble latticework. Jami Masjid is not far away from the tomb. The construction of the Masjid was started by Hoshang Shah and was completed by Mahmud I. It is considered Mandu’s most majestic building as it is modeled on the great Omayyed Mosque in Damascus.Delhi gate the main entrance to the fort was built in the year 1405-7. It has got a steep path with a sharp bend into the gateway and with low steps for elephant’s movement. Ashrafi Mahal famous as The Palace of Gold Coins is located on the opposite of Jami Masjid. It was built by Mahmud Shah Khilji as a school of Islamic study. The cells made for the resident students are still well preserved in the complex. An overnight stay in Mandu.
Day 6 Drive from Mandu via Ujjain to Bhopal
After breakfast, you will drive to Bhopal enroute visiting Ujjain. Ujjain is among the great ancient cities of India. Situated on the right bank of the river Shipra, it is a very holy city for the Hindus, a site for the triennial Kumbh Mela, when countless devout Hindus get together to offer prayers during the auspicious time. Upon Arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. An overnight stay in Bhopal.
Day 7 Drive from Bhopal to Sanchi and return to Bhopal
After Breakfast you will visit the famous Buddhist pilgrimage site of Sanchi. It is one of the most ancient and popular Buddhist monument in the country. The construction of Sanchi Stupa is considered to an engineering marvel. Though it has gone through a lot of wear and tear, it has stood the test of time, maintaining its ancient glory till date. The stupa is known for the intricate carvings, which provide an insight into the life of Lord Buddha. In the evening, you will return to Bhopal. An overnight stay in Bhopal.
Day 8 Drive from Bhopal to Bhimbetka and Bhojpur then return to Bhopal
After breakfast, you will drive to Bhojpur, famous for its exquisite stone carvings, and Bhimbetka that is home to the ancient caves of prehistoric times. Return to Bhopal in the evening. An overnight stay in Bhopal.
Day 9 Drive from Bhopal to Pachmarhi
After breakfast, you will drive to Pachmarhi. It is situated at 1100 metres above sea level; this is the most exquisite all-season hill-resort of MP. The entire landscape of long pathways, wooded shades and rocky facades is strewn with history and mythology.Upon arrival you will be transferred to hotel. An overnight stay in Pachmarhi.
Day 10 Pachmarhi
After breakfast, you will visit the 10,000 years old rock paintings in the caves of Mahadeo Hills. Later you will visit the Pandava Caves were the mythical home of the exiled Pandava princes during the Mahabharata era. An overnight stay in Pachmarhi.
Day 11 Drive from Pachmarhi to Kanha National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to Kanha. Kanha’s sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendour. This is original Kipling country, of which he wrote so vividly in his Jungle Book. The same abundance of wildlife species exists today in Kanha National Park, which forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The park is the only habitat of the rare hardground barasingha (Cervus Duvaceli Branderi). Upon arrival you will be transferred to Resort. Afternoon, you will go for a jeep safari into the forest. An overnight stay in Kanha National Park.
Day 12 Kanha National Park
Morning & afternoon Jeep Safari in Kanha National Park .An overnight stay in Kanha National Park.
Day 13 Drive from Kanha to Bandhavgarh
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh is justifiably famous for its Tigers, but it has a wide range of other game. The undergrowth is not as dense as in some northern terrain forests, but the best time to see the park inhabitants is still the summer months when water becomes scarce and the undergrowth dies back. An overnight stay in Bandhavgarh.
Day 14 Bandhavgarh National Park
Today you will do the morning and afternoon Jungle safari in Bandhavgarh. An overnight stay in Bhandhavgarh.
Day 15 Drive from Bandhavgarh to Khajuraho
After breakfast, you will drive to Khajuraho.The legendary temples of Khajuraho are an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. Later, proceed for a city sightseeing tour and witness the striking beauty of its magnificent temples, Visit Western temples of khajuraho while your guide explains the intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. An overnight stay in Khajuraho
Day 16 Drive from Khajuraho to Orchha
After breakfast, you will visit Eastern temples of Khajuraho. Later drive to Orchha. It was founded by Rudra Pratap, a Bundela ruler. The region is situated on the banks of the Betwa River. Orchha was the capital of Bir Singh Deo (1605-1627) who built the Jehangir Mahal to please the Mogul emperor Jehangir. Close-by, near the border of Madhya Pradesh, is Datia, site of the 7-storeyed palace of Bir Singh Deo. Afternoon visit local sightseeing of Orchha – palaces of the Bundela rulers still retained their medieval grandeur. The palace walls are decorated with colourful frescoes executed in the manner of miniature paintings, and depict scenes from the popular legend of love between Radha and Lord Krishna. An overnight stay in orchha
Day 17 Train from Orcha to Gwalior
After breakfast, you will board train to Gwalior. Upon arrival you will proceed for sightseeing tour of Gwalior known for its spectacular hilltop citadel. Within walls lie Jain statues, Rajput Palaces, Hindu temples and a Victorian school. In the evening, you will be transferred to railway station to board the train to Agra. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Hotel. An overnight stay in Agra
Day 18 Half day sightseeing of Agra and drive to Delhi for Departure
Early in the morning at sunrise visit the magnificient Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonder of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife. Also visit the Agra Fort – the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Afternoon, you will drive to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to airport to board the flight back home.