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India's World Heritage Sites

13 Nights /

14 Days

1 Day 1: Arrival - Delhi

On arrival at Delhi, our representative will assist you on transfer to hotel. On reaching hotel, he will brief you tour program, hand-over all important travel voucher/s & documents required during tour. Do local sightseeing of must see tourist spots of bustling Delhi city. Local sightseeing tour of Delhi can be divided into two phases: in first phase visit old Delhi area which covers Red fort, Rajghat (place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated), Jama Masjid (mosque), rickshaw ride of Chandini Chowk, Humayun Tomb etc. In next phase visit tourist spots located in New Delhi area like India gate, Isckon temple, Qutab minar, Laxmi narayan temple etc.

Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

2 Day 2: Delhi – Jaipur (265kms/06:00 hrs)

After early morning breakfast, drive to pink city –Jaipur. On reaching Jaipur city, check-in into hotel for refreshment. Rest of the at leisure, get prepared for next day city tour. Evening can be spent by attending evening aarti (worship) in famous temples of Jaipur city like Birla temple, Govind Jee temple, Galtaji temple, etc., walk around Man-sagar lake, taking dinner in heritage restaurants etc.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.

3 Day 3: Jaipur

After morning breakfast, do local sightseeing of Jaipur city by visiting : Amer fort, city palace, Hawa mahal, Gaitore, Jaigarh fort, Jantar-mantar observatory, Nahargarh fort etc. Amer fort in Jaipur was built by King Mirja Raja Jai Singh & Sawai Jai Singh-II (last king of fort Amer) in 1727. City palace in Jaipur city is located in heart of city. It is a 7 storied Palace made in Rajput and Mughal architecture with large halls, gardens, marble pawed galleries etc. There is a museum also their which offers glimpse of royal lifestyle of royal family like their costumes, arms, furnitures, vessels etc. Hawa mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, having 5 storied semi – octagonal building with 152 windows with balconies. Jantar mantar is a observatory built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh-II.

Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

4 Day 4: Jaipur - Agra ( 250Kms/05:00hrs )

After breakfast, drive towards the Agra city, doing enroute visit Fatehpur Sikhri. Fatehpur Sikhri - Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years. On reaching Agra city, check-in into the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Agra.

5 Day 5: Agra

Day will be special as we will visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites in which one will be part of 7 wonders of world. Agra Fort & Taj Mahal will be our destinations of the day. First we will visit to Taj Mahal is a domed mausoleum built with marble stone. It took 20 years (1632-1653) to 20000 workers to realize this dream. It is situated on the bank of yamuna river. TAJ remains CLOSED ON EVERY FRIDAY. It was built in the memory of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s wilfe Mumtaz Mahal who died in Burhanpur town of Madhya Pradesh and initially buried their. Red fort of Agra was capital of Mughals and about 2.5 kms from Taj Mahal on the bank of Yamuna river. It current status was made during rule of Shah Jahan. Last seven years of Shah Jahan was spent in house arrest by Aurangzeb in one part of same fort.

Overnight at the hotel in Agra.

6 Day 6: Agra - Bhopal (07:00 hrs By Train)

After breakfast, move to Agra Cantt railway station to board Shatabdi Train for Bhopal city. On arrival at Bhopal city, you will be transferred to hotel. After lunch at hotel, proceed for evening sightseeing of local markets of Bhopal city.

Overnight at hotel in Bhopal.

7 Day 7: Bhopal

After Breakfast in hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Bhojpur temple having largest shiva-linga of 7 ft. high. Bhojpur is a small town on the bank of Betwa river. Temple is unique in many manner as massive stone blocks were used in construction and was called Somnath Temple of East. After visiting Bhojpur temple, proceed UNESCO World Heritage site: Bhimbetka rock shelters. These rock-shelters offer pre-historic rock paintings to examine. After Bhimbetka visit, return back to hotel in Bhopal to have lunch. After lunch, we will go for another UNESCO World Heritage Site called Sanchi Stupa, located at a distance of 45 kms from Bhopal city.

Overnight at hotel in Bhopal.

8 Day 8: Bhopal – Ujjain - Indore

We will begin our day with drive to holy city Ujjain (180kms/04:00hrs drive). On reaching Ujjain, we will start our temples tour of Ujjain city with the help of our Guide. Ujjain is an ancient city in western Madhya Pradesh of Central India, on the bank of Kshipra river. It is known as important pilgrimage city for followers of Hindu religion. Mahakaleshwar temple of Ujjain is one of the 12 jyotirlinga of India. Here Kumbh mela is held in every 12 years. Sandipani ashram in city is known as school of Lord Krishna, Balrama & Sudama. Places to visit in Ujjain are : Mahakaal temple, Ved Shala (observatory), Sandipani ashram, Chintaman Ganesh temple, Iskcon temple, Jain temples, Kalabhairav temple, Bhadrakali temple etc. After completion of Ujjain sightseeing, we will move to hotel in industrial city Indore (65kms/01:30hrs).

Overnight at hotel in Indore.

9 Day 9: Indore – Mandu (90kms/02:00hrs)

After breakfast, leave for “City of Joy” called Mandu on 90 kms east of Indore city. On reaching Mandu, appointed local guide will take us for local sightseeing of Mandu city. Mandu in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh State in Central India, is a historical city. Mandu city is stretched over13 kms belt on crest of Vindhya range, close to Narmada river valley. History of Mandu goes back to 6th century. Monument in Mandu were built in 14th & 15 century itself. Places to visit in Mandu are: Roopmati pavallion, Buland Darwaza (Darwaza means Gate), Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Jami Masjid, Baz Bahadur Mahal, Rewa Kund, Hoshang Shah Tomb, Echo point etc. Ideal Mandu sightseeing is two days but must see points can be covered in single day sightseeing. Baobab tree in Mandu is another amazing thing to watch as it is rarely seen in India.

Overnight at hotel in Mandu.

10 Day 10: Mandu – Maheshwar (65kms/01:30hrs)

Begin our day with half-day visit to monument left in first day sightseeing. Later, after lunch drive towards pilgrimage town Maheshwar about 65kms from Mandu. Do local sightseeing of holy town on the bank of Narmada river. Maheshwar in west part of Madhya Pradesh State in Central India. In Hindu religious books like Ramayan & Mahabharat, it is referred by the name of Mahismati, capital of King Kartivarjun. Places to visit in Maheshwar are : Maheshwar fort, Rajarajeshwara Temple, Kaleshwara Temple, Narmada Ghats, manufacturing units of Maheshwari Silk Sarees (Indian women traditional outfit) etc. Current Historical look of Maheshwar was result of efforts of Holkar Queen – Rani Ahilyabai in whose reign, many famous temples were constructed due to her efforts.

Overnight at Hotel in Maheshwar.

11 Day 11: Maheshwar – Omkareshwar – Jalgaon

We will start the day with drive towards another beautiful holy island town called Omkareshwar (80kms/02:00hrs). On reaching Omkareshwar, we will do guided half day tour of the temples. It is at the confluence of Narmada & Kaveri rivers. After having lunch in Omkareshwar, we move towards Jalgaon city (270kms / 06:00hrs) for overnight stay. To reach Jalgaon city, we will enter into Maharashtra state from Madhya Pradesh state.

Overnight stay at hotel in Jalgaon.

12 Day 12: Jalgaon – Ajanta - Aurangabad

Day will be dedicated tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site : Ajanta. It is about 80 kms from Jalgaon city. Here we will do full day sightseeing go Buddhist religious art with the help of our guide. Ajanta caves are recognized by UNESCO in year 1983 (Ref. 242). Here we can find 30 rock-cut man-made caves, inside which we can find artistic pictures of Lord Buddha's life and Buddhism. These caves were discovered in April, 1819 by British officer Captain Smith when he was in Tiger trail. Oldest cave was of 2nd BC and others are of Gupta period (5th AD to 6th AD). Paintings and Sculptures in Ajanta are believed to the masterpieces of Buddhist religious art. They had a considerable artistic influence in work. After Ajanta sightseeing, drive to another historical city Aurangabad (120kms / 03:00 hrs drive).

Overnight at hotel in Aurangabad.

13 Day 13: Aurangabad – Ellora - Mumbai

Start the day with morning breakfast and then proceed for sightseeing of another UNESCO World Heritage Site: Ellora monasteries & temples at a distance of 35 kms / 01:00 hrs drive from Aurangabad city. We will do the whole sightseeing with the help of our guide. Ellora monasteries and temples were recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 along with Ajanta caves. There are 34 monasteries and temples in a stretch of 2 kms. These temples were dug in a side by side fashion in a high basalt cliff in Chandranandri Hills. These monuments were of age in between A.D. 600 to 1000. They were engraved during the reign of Rashtrakuta rulers. These monasteries and temples were of Buddhist (from 1-12), Hindu (from 13-29) and Jain (from 30-34) religions. Take lunch in Ellora and then spend the remaining time in shopping of silk & cotton sarees or visiting monument/s in Aurangabad like Bibi-ka-Makbara etc. Later, drive to Aurangabad airport to board flight for Mumbai. On reaching Mumbai airport, drive to hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Mumbai.

14 Day 14: Mumbai - Departure

After morning breakfast, move for city tour of hustling & bustling Mumbai city. Places to see in Mumbai are: Gateway of India, Elephanta caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Marine drive, Hanging garden, Siddhi-vinayak temple, Malabar hills etc. Later in evening, leave for Mumbai International Airport to board flight for the way back to home or next destination.

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