India is a land of various Heritage Sites which are appreciated all around the world. Central India covers the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. This 11 Days Central India Tour starting from Delhi and covering the major destinations of Central India along with Agra, Jaipur, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Get a heartiest traditional welcome by Travelogy India’s representative, on your arrival at Delhi airport. He will then assist you to the hotel and through the whole process of checking-in. You will get the documents related to your tour in the hotel and will come to know about the tour in brief. After lunch, you will go to visit India Gate, Parliament Street, Akshardham Temple (Swaminarayan Temple) and other attractions of the capital city. You will then have your dinner and relax at night in the hotel booked for you.
Next day as soon as you finish up your breakfast, we shall move on to see various destinations of Old and New Delhi. We begin from Qutub Minar. This ages old Minaret also happens to be a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. In the Qutub Minar Complex, see the actual Ashoka Pillar which real inscriptions on it! After this we move on to see the Humayun’s Tomb which is historical place.
From here we shall take a short break in Connaught Place for lunch. Move around the market and take a feel of the place. After this we take you around Raj Ghat(the place where Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was laid down) and Shakti Peeth (place for Late Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi). In the evening we will reach Chandni Chowk – local ethnic Indian Market. Shop here for local dresses and artificial jewellery. Dinner and night stay at the hotel.
Next day will see you on Delhi – Jaipur highway. It’s a 6 - 7 hours drive and it will be late evening when we reach Jaipur. Lunch will be on the way. After reaching the hotel, relax and enjoy the evening in the hotel.
Jaipur is a city full of hussle bussle and life. As you spend your day in the Pink City of Rajasthan; make you click a lot when you are here. The first destination here is the Hawa Mahal – the honeycombed 5 storied building. Basically meant for the Royal Ladies to see the city life from its “ Jharokas”; it ‘s a different kind of architecture to see. The Capital of Rajasthan houses some of the most spectacular historical buildings – Jantar Mantar, Lake Palace, Raj Mandir and City Palace.
We begin from Amber Fort; enjoy a uphill elephant ride and see the history unfolding in the palace. Soon after this see the Lake Palace which can be seen from the road from where we shall take you to Jantar Mantar (largest observatory of India). Enjoy your lunch in Raj Mandir Complex and evening at Babu Market (local ethnic market). In the night we shall return to the hotel.
The 5th day of the tour shall see you moving towards Agra – the eternal city of love epitome! Reaching there in early first half the day, we will move on straight to Taj Mahal (Seven Wonders of the World)! Step in and see the beauty of White marble carved out in the form of a beautiful mausoleum! It is said that colours of this marble keeps on changing with the changing weather- so watch out – who knows which colour you get to capture in your camera! Watch the sun setting in behind the Taj Mahal. Evening shall be a round about of Sadar Bazar where you can shop for local souvenirs and mini Taj Mahal! Night stay at the hotel.
Get up to a lazy morning on the 6th day of the tour. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. After this we shall see the Red Fort of Agra. Huge as it is – it has got a lot in to see – Deewane Khaas and Dewane Aam, frescos, inlay work and lot other. In it you can also see the place from where Shah Jahan used to see Taj Mahal! Enjoy ethnic food for lunch and move around Sadar Bazar for local shopping. Evening is for rest at the hotel where you shall stay for the night!
Orccha lying barely at a 4 and ½ hrs drive away from Agra, is a heavenly destination. It’s one destination which states Madhya Pradesh architecture incomparably. It has got a number of Chhatris or Cenotaphs which look like touching the sky from a distance. Built in the 9th century and thereafter there are a unequivocal mix of Mughal and Indian architecture! The unique structures include Chaturbhuj temple, Laxmi Temple, Raj Mahal, Sunder Mahal/Palace Orchha Palace cortile and Uth Khana. Be ready to click on… And if you believe in Ghost Stories; then we must tell you – Orchha happens to be one of the Ghost Palaces of India!. One can see it is the cleanliness and absence of bats. Rest all is all beautiful! Night stay at one of the hotels in Orchha only.
Our next destination is Khajuraho in the City of Temples! Khajuraho is just 3 hrs drive from Orchha; so we shall begin after breakfast. On reaching Khajuraho, check in the hotel for little rest and lunch. After lunch we will set on to see the Temples. Made on the lines of 64 pada grid design; it’s known for its erotic designs and unique stone work architecture. Once here, watch out for Shantinath Temple, Magic Square at Parshavnath Temple, Kandariya Mahadev temple and Chaturbhuj Temple. Khajuraho Temples are considered UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Spend overnight at the hotel.
On the 9th day, Our next destination is Varanasi or Benaras – the holy city of Hindus. We will take a flight to Varanasi. It’s the place where ashes are flown in the Holy Ganges and prayers are spelt all around. In the early hours you can find many chanting Sanskrit shlokas as you walk on the river Ghat.
On the 10th day of the tour, get up early as we take you to a walk around of Dashashwamedh Ghat. It’s the main ghat of Varanasi. Sit here in peace and see the Sun rising. If you feel like you can even take a holy dip in the holy Ganges water here. After this we will take you for a boat ride. Soon after the boat ride we shall take you to the Hotel for breakfast. From there we straight go to “Sarnath” – a place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after achieving Enlightenment. After this we shall visit Vishwanath Temple. Afternoon is at your ease. In the evening watch the Ganga Aarti and take a walk in the local market. Overnight stay at Varanasi Hotel.
On the last day of the tour we shall help you take the first flight back to Delhi from where you shall take a flight back home.