(14 Nights / 15 Days)

Great Ancient Art Tour in Central India

Tour Overview

This tour is to see a variety of ancient arts of India which are present in various monuments built in Central India. The living arts exist in the form of sculpture, painting, and carvings that represent the greatness and prosperity of the ancient empire. In this tour, you will see ancient forts, palaces, grand temples and cave temples which are adorned with these beautiful artifacts as heritage. Apart from this, you will also visit the bird sanctuary where you will get the opportunity to see birds of many species simultaneously. This tour is very important in terms of culture. You will see many forms of culture in a diverse country like India as its various costumes, languages, and traditions. From this tour, you will realize how developed and beautiful the ancient civilization of India was.

Tour Details

Day 01: Delhi

Today is the first day and you are coming to India. You will be welcomed on arrival at Delhi International Airport and will be provided with necessary assistance upon arrival. After this, you will be taken to your hotel in a comfortable car. If you have time left today, then you can spend it wandering the beautiful markets around.

Day 02: Delhi

Today is a day dedicated to the Brahmin of the city of Delhi. Delhi has a lot of historical and cultural significance, so we will do this tour in two parts. In the first part, in the morning, you will walk on the sightseers of Old Delhi. In the first part, you will go sightseeing in Old Delhi. It will begin with a panoramic view of the Red Fort and then visit the Jama Masjid. Then we will visit the traditional market like Chandni Chowk and see the Dazzling in the crowded streets. In Chandni Chowk itself, you will get to experience the rickshaw ride, which is a means of daily traffic of the local people. Finally, go to Rajghat where you will visit the Mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi and visit the surrounding gardens. In the second part, in the afternoon, we will go sightseeing in New Delhi. The major sightseeing in this tour will be the Qutub Minar and the tomb of Humayun which we will visit in-depth, after this, you will also be shown the India Gate Parliament House and other important historical government buildings.

Day 03: Delhi - Bharatpur by surface (250 kms/6 hrs)

Today you will travel from Delhi to Bharatpur and reach there by noon. Bharatpur is famous for the bird sanctuary which used to be the hunting ground of the ancient royal families. Here you will see birds of many species and visitors will also be able to see rare Siberian cranes. Apart from this, you will also see Chital, Blackbuck, reindeer and many other types of animals here.

Day 04: Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri -Agra by surface (56 kms/1 Hrs)

This morning you will travel to Agra and on the way visit the beautiful ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri Nama red sandstone. The city is famous for the Buland Darwaza, which is the largest gateway in the world. After reaching Agra in the afternoon, you will check into the hotel and then go to see the beautiful Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is a beautiful mausoleum made of pure white marble, which has magnificent carvings. It was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz and is also known as a sign of love. This beautiful monument is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Day 05: Agra - Gwalior by surface (118 kms/3 hrs)

Today we will travel from Agra to Gwalior and you will be check-in the hotel after reaching there. In the afternoon, you will visit the sightseeing in Gwalior. You will start with a tour of the great fort of Gwalior which is situated atop a sandstone hill. In this fort, you will see the huge palaces and will also visit the beautiful Mana Mandir. The most beautiful palace here is Gujari Mahal and apart from this, there are also archaeological museums. At some distance from here, you will see the tomb of Mohammad Gaus, who was a revered saint by the Mughals. Apart from this, you will also see the tomb of the famous musician Tansen.

Day 06: Gwalior - Khajuraho by surface (365 kms/8 hrs)

Today you will travel to Khajuraho. After breakfast in the morning, you will depart from the hotel in Gwalior. And by late afternoon when you reach Khajuraho, you will first check-in the hotel. After this, you spent the evening time roaming around according to yourself.

Day 07: Khajuraho- Orchha (170 kms/4 hrs)

After breakfast in the morning, we will visit the ancient temples built by the Chandel dynasty. These temples are intricately carved and designed with beautiful sculptures. These temples are also known for their famous carvings Inspired by eroticism. In the afternoon, after visiting all the sightseeing places in Khajuraho, you will travel to Orchha. After reaching Orchha, we will check in the hotel and after that Orchha will go to visit the fort. Orchha resembles a beautiful medieval city and is completely different from today's modern era. Orchha was once the capital of the Bundle dynasty. Even today the beauty of the monuments here is adorned with the decoration of medieval artifacts and murals.

Day 08: Orchha - Jhansi by surface (15 km)& Jhansi - Bhopal by Shatabadi Express 10:35/14:00 hrs)

This morning you will be transferred from Orchha to Janati railway station, from where you will board a train and go to Bhopal, when you reach Purna Mera Bhopal, you will be transferred to your hotel. After that, you will spend a full day visiting Sanchi, which is an important site of Buddhist pilgrimage. When Emperor Ashoka renounced his war policy and dynasty and embraced Buddhism, he built many great stupas here. In these stupors, scenes from the life of Buddha and their previous incarnations have been neglected and have the finest incorporation of Buddhist architecture.

Day 09: Bhopal

After having breakfast this morning, we will visit Bhimbetka cave temples in Bhopal itself. There are more than 600 rock shelters in Bhimbetka village which were built in the early Stone Age and have paintings of the same time painted on the walls. It has the largest Ekling Shivling in the world which was built by King Bhoj in the 11th century and is known as Somnath. The walls here have preserved paintings preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. In the evening, you will spend the time of sunset on the banks of Lake Surmai.

Day 10: Bhopal - Ujjain by surface (188 kms/4 Hrs)

Today we will travel from Bhopal to Ujjain. The city is one of the oldest cities in India. The city was founded by Emperor Vikramaditya as the capital in 100 BC. In this ancient city, many ancient temples are situated on the banks of the river Kshipra. The city is also famous for the Kumbh fair which is held once in 12 years and is the largest fair in India. In this fair, saints from every corner of India come and take a holy bath.

Day 11: Ujjain - Mandu by surface (120 kms/3 hrs) via Dhar

You will travel from Ujjain to Mandu this morning. Mandu is the oldest city with many beautiful palaces and ancient buildings. After reaching Mandu in the afternoon, we will check in the hotel and after that, you go and visit the nearby places and markets by yourself.

Day 12: Mandu

Today you will go sightseeing in Mandu. There are many places of interest in Mandu such as the Jahan Mahal, Rani Roopmati Pavilion, Hindola Mahal, Jami Masjid, Baz Bahadur Mahal, Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Neelkanth Mahal, Kakra Khoh Waterfall, etc. After spending the whole day visiting these beautiful monuments, come back to the hotel in the evening and relax.

Day 13: Mandu - Indore by surface (97 kms/3 hrs)

After breakfast this morning, we will travel to Indore. After reaching Indore in the afternoon, we will go to the sightseers of Indore. Indore city is the commercial center of the state of Madhya Pradesh and it is the fourth-largest center in the textile industry in India. The sightseeing places you will visit here are Kanch Mandir, Rajwada Mahal, Lalbagh Mahal, Central Museum and Gomatgiri Digambar Jain Temple, etc.

Day 14: Indore - Aurangabad by surface (400 kms/9-10 hrs)

After having breakfast in the morning, you will go to visit the Ellora caves. This beautiful cave temple is located at a distance of 30 km from Aurangabad. These religious temples have beautiful sculptures and carved walls that have great significance in religious form. According to the chronologically, Ajanta caves are also close to Ellora caves which you will visit the next day. There are 34 caves in Ellora cave temples, 12 of which are Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 are related to Jainism.

Day 15: Aurangabad - Mumbai by Flight

After breakfast in the morning, you will go for a tour of Ajanta Caves. There are 30 temples in Ajanta caves that were built between the 2nd AD to the 7th AD. Of these, you will visit most of the temples. The rocks in these cave temples are carved very beautifully by Buddhist monks. Apart from interesting sculptures, beautiful ancient paintings are also present in Ajanta caves. Some of these caves are still such that these have not been exposed yet. In the evening you will be transferred to Mumbai International Airport from where you can fly to your onward destination. At the same time, this beautiful journey of Central India is concluded and from here, you happily return to your home after incorporating the beautiful memories associated with this trip.

Inclusions

  1. 14 nights' accommodation

  2. 14 breakfasts

  3. Airport transfer

  4. Ground transportation

  5. Current Government Service tax included

  6. Licensed English speaking Indian tour guide

  7. 2 activities

  8. Entrance fees

Exclusions

  1. Entry visa

  2. International flights

  3. Domestic flights

  4. Personal expenses

  5. Gratuities

  6. Travel insurance

  7. Laundry

  8. Alcohol beverages

This Tour Package is Available with 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star, and 5 Star Luxury Hotel Categories.

It's a 100% customizable tour package.

Beat time to visit is from September to March.

Best package cost available with a minimum of 2 pax.

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