19 Days Itinerary Covering : Delhi - Agra - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Gwalior - Shivpuri - Ujjain - Mandu - Bhopal - Sanchi - Panchmarhi - Jabalpur - Mumbai
This beautiful journey covers the elegant monuments of the medieval period. The grandeur of the medieval architecture is manifest in myriads of buildings and monuments dotted all over India. The tour covers Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Orchha, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Ujjain, Mandu, Bhopal, Sanchi, Panchmarhi, Jabalpur and Mumbai. Embark on this amazing tour that will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime. Behold the beautiful Taj Mahal along with other graceful structures including Kama Sutra Temples, Shivpuri and Ujjain ruins, formidable fort at Bhopal, oldest Stupa at Sanchi, earliest traces of mankind in India in Panchmarhi and other sights of interest.
Your expedition of Medieval Heritage takes off with your arrival in Delhi, the capital of India. On arrival, you'll be escorted by our representative on airport to the hotel. Check into the hotel. The night stay is scheduled at the hotel.
On Day 2, you'll be taken on a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, incorporating visits to Gandhi Memorial, Red Fort, Laxmi Narain Temple, Parliament House and India Gate.
In the afternoon, you'll be driven to Agra, the city of Taj. On reaching, check into a hotel where you'll be staying overnight.
Today, following breakfast, you'll be setting out to witness one of the most famous and undoubtedly most beautiful medieval wonder: the Taj Mahal.
Following breakfast at hotel, you'll again head for sightseeing of Agra city visiting Agra Fort and Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later, you'll be taken on an excursion to Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned Mughal capital. Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti and Bulland Darwaza are sights of interest here.
In the evening, you'll be driven to railway station to board the train to Varanasi. The night will be spent onboard the train.
On the Day 4, you'll be arriving at Varanasi early in the morning. Check into a hotel. Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world and one of the seven most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites.
In the morning, you'll be escorted to Sarnath, the ancient Buddhist site, where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Visit the Museum, Ashoka Pillar and monastery.
Later, head back to Varanasi, where you'll be visiting Alamgir Mosque, Bharat Mata Temple, Beni Madhav Ka Darera, Ghat and Benares Hindu University.
The night stay is scheduled at the hotel.
Today, early morning, you'll be enjoying an exciting boat ride on River Ganges.
Later, drive to airport where you'll board a flight to Khajuraho. On arrival in Khajuraho, check into a hotel where you'll be staying overnight.
In the afternoon, take a city sightseeing tour. Khajuraho is a UNESCO world heritage site known for its beautiful, erotic rock temples. You'll visit Easter and Western Group of temples. The erotic carvings of Khajuraho depicting Kama Sutra are unique in the world.
On the Day 6, depart from Khajuraho. You'll be heading for Orchha. Situated on the banks of river Betwa, Orchha was once the capital of one of the largest kingdoms of South Asia. The palace sand temples of Orchha seem to have frozen in time. Visit the splendid Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Laxmi Narain Temple, Ram Raja Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple.
Later in the day, proceed towards Gwalior. On reaching, you'll be checking into a hotel for overnight stay.
On the seventh morning, you'll be exploring magnificent city of Gwalior. Gwalior has many distinct characteristics: it's the very ancient seat of Jainism; it houses best specimens hindu architecture and it had a virtually invincible fort.
The sightseeing tour of the city will include Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Ka Mandir, Man Mandir Palace, Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum, Suraj Kund, and tombs of Tansen and Ghias Mohammed.
In the evening, you'll be driven to Shivpuri where you'll be reaching by night. Dinner and night stay is scheduled at a hotel in Shivpuri.
Erstwhile summer capital of Scindia rulers of Gwalior, Shivpuri is an ancient town. It was also a hunting ground during Mughal era. The place is dotted with a myriad of ancient buildings and elegant temples. In the morning, you'll be visiting the splendid cenotaphs of Shivpuri and the Bhadaiya Kund, a spectacular spot known for its mineral spring.
Afternoon, you're slated to visit the Madhav National Park.
Night stay is scheduled at hotel.
On the Day 9, post-breakfast, you'll be heading for Ujjain. Ujjain is also an oldest city and erstwhile capital of Avanti Kingdom. Under Mughal emperor Akbar, Ujjain became the capital of Malwa region.
On arrival in Ujjain, you'll be checking into a hotel for nigh stay.
Today, you'll be exploring the city of Ujjain. You'll be visiting Mahakal Temple, one of the 12 jyotirlingas; Bada Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Observatory and the Kaliadeh Palace.
Retire to your hotel after a weary day of sightseeing.
Following a sumptuous breakfast, you'll be departing for Indore. At Indore, you'll be visiting some unusual buildings such as Kanch Mandir, and a Museum with a rich collection of medieval and ancient Hindu sculptures.
In the afternoon, you'll be resuming your drive to Mandu. You'll arrive at Mandu in time of dinner. Check into a hotel where you'll be staying overnight.
Mandu's old name was Shadiabad, the city of happiness. It is said that city's name was christened by Aluddin Khilji. At his time there was nobody poor in the town. Any poor who was permitted to stay in the city would be donated a gold coin by each resident so as to bring him at par with others. Interestingly, Dai Ka Temple in the city was built by a poor old lady on conferring the citizenship of the city. Mandu is also famous for the legends of Prince Baz Bahadur and his love with his consort Rani Roopmati.
You'll be visiting many interesting places in the town such as Ashrafi Mahal, Hindola Mahal or swinging palace, and Rewa Kund Group.
Retire to your hotel when it's time to hit the sack.
Today, after breakfast, you'll be departing for Bhopal. En route, you'll halt for lunch at Indore.
On reaching Bhopal, you can indulge in shopping. Unwind for a while in your hotel room before exploring the surroundings. Night is spent at the hotel.
Following breakfast, you'll be leaving for Sanchi, an ancient center of Buddhist learning. Explore the town.You'll get to visit Archaeological Museum, Sanchi Stupa and the Ashoka Pillar. Sanchi Stupa dates back to third century BC and the best preserved historical monuments in India.
Return to Bhopal after sightseeing Sanchi. You'll get to visit some prominent sights of the city including Taj-ul-Masajid, Birla Museum, and Laxmi Narain Temple.
Night stay: at hotel.
On the Day 15 of Medieval Heritage Tour, you'll hit the road for Panchmarhi. En route, stop for visiting Bhimbetka, a UNESCO world heritage site. Archaeologically, Bhimbetka exhibits one of the earliest traces of human life in India. The Stone Age rock paintings here are a must visit.
Later resume your journey to Panchmarhi. You'll be enjoying lunch on the way.
On arrival in Panchmarhi, check into a hotel for overnight stay.
Panchmarhi is a breathtaking town sitting atop a hill with lush green surroundings. The area served as an erstwhile hill station for British Army. You'll get to enjoy here breathtaking waterfalls, tranquil pool and calm glades. In the evening, you'll get to behold sunset at the highest point in Satpura range - Dhupgarh.
Following breakfast, you'll heading for Jabalpur carrying packed lunch. Enjoy the picturesque ride. You'll be arriving Jabalpur in time dinner. Check into a hotel and stay overnight there.
On eighteenth morning, you'll be transferred to railway station to board a train to Mumbai.
Night is spent on board the train.
On arrival in Mumbai, you'll be transferred to a hotel to wash and change. Relax and unwind for some time.
In the afternoon embark on the sightseeing tour of the financial capital of India. Later, a sumptuous farewell dinner will be served.
You'll be transferred to airport to board the flight back home.
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