Central India Known for best Heritage Monument in the world and pachmarhi Hills station attract thousands of tourist every years just because of Nature, scenic beauty, wonderful Waterfalls and much more. In This Program included sightseeing are considered as hidden treasure of Central India. The Journey to the heart of India from Pacghmarhi to Bhopal to Sanchi stupa with other sightseeing and photographic points in Satupra Queens making more thrilling experience to the tourist.
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Duration: 15 Nights - 16 Days
Day 01, Arrive Delhi:
On coming at Delhi International airport meet with our representative & shifting to the hotel. Overnight
remain at hotel.
Day 02, Delhi – Mathura, 165 km - Agra, 60 km:
After breakfast leave for Agra. En-route visit Mathura – a city associated with the most revered of Hindu
Gods – Lord Krishna, which is sacred being the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The surroundings 'Braj
Bhoomi' is where Lord Krishna is supposed to have grown up. Further, visit the Archaeological Museum.
After visiting leave for Agra. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03, Agra– Gwalior, by train:
In the morning visit the prominent Taj Mahal made by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his
wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument is complete of white marble & it took 22 years to get created. Later
proceed to visit the Agra Fort which has the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-am (the hall of public audience) and
Diwan-e-Khas (the hall of private audience). After visit shifting to the railway station to board the train
for Gwalior. Upon coming at Gwalior railway station meet with our representative & shifting to the
hotel. After fresh-n-up discover the city visiting Gwalior Fort, the Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum, the Man
Mandir Palace, Sas Bahu Ka Mandir, the tombs of Tansen & Ghias Mohammed & the Sun temple.
Overnight remain at hotel.
Day 04, Gwalior –Datia, 77 km – Orchha, 49 km:
After breakfast leave for Orchha. En-route visit Datia. Datia is an ancient town, mentioned in the epic Mahabharata as Dantavakra. The town is a local market Centre for food grains & cotton products. Handloom weaving is an important industry. Datia is famed for the seven-storied palace built by Raja Bir Singh Deo in 1614. A pilgrimage spot for devotees, Datia has the sidha peeth of Shri Pitambara Devi, Bagalamukhi Devi Temple, and Gopeshwar temple. After visiting Datia village tour, leave for Orchha. Upon arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up visit Orchha - Orchha is a small town located on the banks of River Betwa & accurately translates to "hidden place "& is a famous tourist Destination. Orchha is residence to Bundella style of structural design & the palaces of Orchha bear observer to the wonderful work of medieval architects. The famous amongst this is Raj Mahal and Jahangir Mahal. The Raj Mandir - made on a square base has plain external with projecting windows. The Jahangir Mahal, constructed to welcome the Mughal emperor Jahangir is the outstanding example of Hindu structural design. The other fascinations include the Raj Mahal, the chaturbhuj temple, The Sheesh Mahal. Along with these, there are many Chhatris of royals or monuments dotting the banks of the river Betwa. Overnight remain at hotel.
Day 05, Orchha – Khajuraho, 173 km:
After breakfast leave for Khajuraho. Upon arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up proceed on the
city sightseeing tour of Khajuraho to visit its magnificent temples. Khajuraho, is worldly known for it is
glorious temples of erotica made between 950 A.D. & 1050 A.D. Khajuraho - is world heritage town, the
temples are scattered in an region of 8 sq. km. After relaxation take a sightseeing tour of a Western
group of Temples (Chandela Dynasty) consisting of the massive Laxman Temple dedicated to Lord
Vishnu, the Laxmi and Varaha temples dedicated to Vishnu’s consort Laxman, the Kandariya Mahadev
temple dedicated to Lord Shiva & the Chausath Yogini shrine dedicated to goddess Kali. Also, visit
Archaeological museum with it is group of stone statuaries of the Chandela dynasty. Overnight stay at
Day 06, Khajuraho - Chanderi, 230 km:
After breakfast leave for Chanderi. Upon arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up proceeds on the
trip of Chanderi visit Badal Mahal Gate, Chanderi Fort, Koshak Mahal, Kati Ghati & Archeological
Chanderi is a small historical city in Madhya Pradesh. It’s gradually making a very significant place for
itself in the Indian travel map. There are some Visitor Attractions in Chanderi that are all well worth a
visit & attract a large number of travelers every year.
In the 11th century, Chanderi was a strategically important place. It was a significant military outpost &
also lay in the main trade route. Legend has it that at one point of time Chanderi was so heavily forested
that Babur; the Mughal Emperor could trace the fort after discovering the profoundness of the jungle
for 6 months.
An annual fair is held every year in honor of Jaageshwari Devi and this is one of the main Traveler
Attractions in Chanderi. The place is well known for the beautiful Chanderi saris that come in light colors
and beautiful golden borders. Make sure that you give a ride to one when you visit the spot. Overnight
stay in Chanderi.
Day 07, Chanderi – Sanchi, 168 km – Bhopal, 49 km:
After breakfast will leave for Bhopal. En-route we will visit Sanchi & travel it is main attractions. On
reaching Sanchi, we will start our day tour by visiting the famous Sanchi Stupas. Afterward, we will head
towards its other major attractions such as Salamatpur, Dewanganj and various other small villages that
can surely add on to your overall experience. Further, continue to drive to Bhopal. Upon arrival check
into the hotel. If time permits explore Bharat Bhawan, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya,
Laxmi Narayan or Birla Temple, Upper & Lower Lake and Jama Masjid etc. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08, Bhopal - Bhimbetka - Bhojpur - Bhopal:
After breakfast drive to Bhimbetka, en route visiting Bhojpur this place has the biggest shivling in the
world. After visiting temples, and enjoy to the boat ride to cross the river and visit another temple. After
visiting continue your journey to Bhimbetka. Bhimbetka here superimposition of paintings displays that
the similar canvas was used by different people at different times. The drawings & paintings can be
classified under 7 different periods. Later return to Bhopal. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09, Bhopal – Ujjain, 192 km – Indore, 56 km:
After breakfast drive to visit Ujjain. At Ujjain visit the Mahakaleshwar Mandir, Navgraha Mandir, Vedha
Shala (Observatory), Kal Bhairav Mandir. After spending quite a time at the temple return to Indore for
the overnight stay.
Day 10, Indore – Dhar - Mandu, 120 km:
After breakfast, we will visit some of the major attractions of the places such as Knack Mandir, Lal Bagh
Palace, Central Museum, Khajrana, and Gomatgiri. Later drive to visit Dhar. Upon arrival explore Dhar
visiting Dhar Fort, Bhoj Shala, and Lath Masjid.
Dhar Fort: Situated atop of a small hill, it’s a beautiful fortress made of sandstone. It’s said that this
fortress was made by Muhammad bin Tughluq, the well-known Sultan of Delhi. One of its gateways
which date back to almost 1684-85 was added during the reign of Alamgir. Inside the complex of this
fort, there is a deep rock-cut tank present which seems to be of the ancient period. With the time,
several additions were made by different rulers and at present most of the part of this fort are ruined.
For visitors, an outdoor museum showcasing a small collection of temple fragments and several images
which date back to the medieval period is present in the palace area.
Bhoj Shala: It is a hypostyle hall situated next to Kamal Maula’s tomb in Kamal Maula Mosque in Dhar.
Today it counts amongst the supreme popular traveler spots in Dhar. Bhoj Shala was founded by K. K.
Lele, Superintendent of Education in 1903 in the historical town of Dhar. He found Sanskrit and Prakrit
inscriptions belonging to the time of Arjunavarman in the walls of Kamal Maula Masjid. As per these
inscriptions, it was clear that it belongs to King Bhoja, who was the famous author of several works on
grammar and poetics. Thus, Lele described this building as Bhoj Shala and it became one of the most
visited places of historical importance in Dhar.
Lath Masjid: Also known as 'Pillar Mosque' it’s situated south of the town. It was built by Dilawar Khan in
1405 and name of this masjid has been derived from its one pillar made of iron which is supposed to
have been set up during the 11th century. This pillar was approx. 13.2 m high as per most recent
assessment. But, as it has fallen and broken, its three surviving parts have been displayed for visitors on
a small platform outside the mosque. Lath Masjid is one of the most visited visitor places in Dhar. After
visit return leaves for Madu for Overnight stay.
Day 11, Mandu - Omkareshwar, 105 km – Maheshwar, 65 km:
After having breakfast transact to visit Asharfi Palace & Jahaz Mahal in Mandu.
Asharfi Palace: At the front of Jaami Mosque, there are ruins of Asharfi Palace. Initially, it was to be the
religious school of Jaami Mosque, but later it devoted to its producer Mehmood Khilji (1435 – 69 AD).
There is a winning memorial (1443) at the north-east of the Palace, which Mehmood Khilji built over the
win on Rana Kumbha, it’s a seven stories pillar of 150 ft. height. Close to Asharfi Palace, and there is a
Fascinating Ram Temple; which was built by Maharani Sakarwar bai Pawar in 1769 AD.
Jahaz Mahal: Although it is called a Ship Palace, it bears as much resemblance to a watercraft as a
rhinoceros did to the mythical unicorn; through the legendary one-horned horse was motivated by
explorer’s tales of the Indian Rhino. But then the Afghans were never known for their seafaring skills.
They probably gave their pleasure palace its fanciful name because ships conjure up images of
uninhibited fun away from the prying eyes of the mainlanders, the fact that the Jahaz Mahal had 2 large
lakes on either side of it, added to the Afghan’s illusion that it resembled a ship. It is clear that this
palace, in spite of its size, was never meant to be lived in. Its ground floor has three ground floors with
corridors in between, and narrow rooms at the far end, from the halls pavilions, project over the Munj
tank. These halls were lounges and the pavilions were places for people to enjoy the cool breeze that
blew off the lake. The parochial rooms at the far end were changing rooms from those who required to
swim in the pillared pool at the northern end. The terrace above was for the festive parties, with a
superb view of the lake in front. It, too, had a smaller swimming pool at one end & pavilions for more
friendly conversations. In fact, the year later, the Mughal Emperor Jehangir describes just such a party
hosted by his beautiful wife Noor Jehan at which a great entertainment took place and the drunkards
indulged themselves to extra such mass revels were needed. Ghiyathud-din, the maker of the Jahaz
Mahal, had to discover ways to keep his dependants occupied. It’s said that he had at one time 15,000
women of many classes in his seraglio. 500 lovely & young Turkish females in men’s clothes & an equal
number of Abyssinian females, all in uniform & armed, used to stand as guards to his right & left sides
respectively. If the interesting drive to visit Omkareshwar. After visit return to Maheshwar for the
Day 12, Maheshwar – Jalgaon, 240 km :
After breakfast explore the temple of Maheshwar visiting Jaleshwar Temple, Narmada Ghat, and
Ahilyeshwar Temple etc. Later leave for Jalgaon. Upon coming check in the hotel. Overnight remain at
Day 13, Jalgaon – Ajanta, 70 km – Aurangabad, 100 km :
Early morning renounce for Ajanta Caves (breakfast will be offered in Ajanta itself) - they are cut from
the eruptive lavas of the Deccan trap in a steep crescent-shaped hillside in a forested ravine of the
Sahyadri hills, These caves are older than those at Ellora consisting of twenty-four monasteries & shrines
hewn out of solid rack. The wall paintings & frescoes of these caves are a wealth of colors, Proceeds to
Civic - cum - Cultural Complex, a gallery of local art & crafts & shopping complex. (Ajanta caves are
closed on Monday). Later come back to the hotel. After enjoying local city sight-seeing trip visiting Bibi
Ka Maqbara - placed about three km from the town is Bibi Ka Maqbara, the burial place of Aurangzeb's wife, Rabia-ud-Durrani. It’s a mock of the Taj at Agra & due to it is a similar design, it’s popularly known
as the Mini Taj of the Deccan.
Also visit Panchakki (water mill), housed in the Dargah complex of Baba Shah Musafir, it’s a 17th century
an intriguing water mill, it’s famed for it is underground water channel, which traverses more than eight
km to it is source away in the mountains.
After visiting renounce for Aurangabad. Upon coming check in the hotel. Overnight remain at hotel.
Day 14, Aurangabad – Ellora , 30 km– Aurangabad – Mumbai, by train:
After having breakfast a trip to Ellora Caves. The caves are over 2000 years old & consist of shrines &
monasteries hewn from rocks by Buddhist, Hindu, & Jains monks & craftsmen. Ellora is a World Heritage
Site & represents the symbol of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 "caves" - really structures excavated
out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills. The twelve Buddhist (caves 1-12), seventeen Hindu
(caves 13-29) & five Jain (caves 30-34) caves, complete in nearness, show the religious harmony
established during this dated of Indian history. It’s a secure monument under the Archaeological Survey
of India. (Ellora caves are closed on Tuesday).
Later come back to the Aurangabad railway station to board the train for Mumbai. Upon coming at
Mumbai railway station meet with our representative & shifting to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15, Mumbai :
Morning at 08:45 hours. Shifting from the Hotel to Gateway of India to take the catamaran for Elephanta
Caves with an accompanied English Speaking Guide. The boat leaves at 09:00 hours Enjoy a 1-hour boat
ride across Mumbai Harbour takes you to the beautiful, green Elephanta Island. Here you visit some of
the huge & complicatedly carved Cave shrines dating return to the 7th century & dedicated to the Sun
God - Shiva. Large panels depict Episodes in his life. The central monument represents Shiva's 3 aspects
as creator, preserver, & destroyer. Come back to the pier.
Afternoon we will proceed on an excellent exploring trip of Mumbai's greatest iconic places starting with
a visit to the Gateway of India; advance we will visit The Prince of Wales Museum (now Chhatrapati
Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya), & a stop at Mani Bhavan, the house where Mahatma Gandhi used
to remain during his holidays to Mumbai.
We will also transact along the Marine Transact & visit the Hanging Gardens. Stop off at Colaba
Causeway before coming back to your hotel. Later shifting to the hotel for overnight remain.
Day 16, Mumbai - Departure:
Shifting to the International airport on time to board the flight for forwarding destination.