Start in New Delhi and end in Bhopal! With the Cultural tour Central India Wonderland Tour, you have a 10 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 8 other destinations in India. Central India Wonderland Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport and more.
Arrive in Delhi. Delhi is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Welcome at Indira Gandhi International Airport and transfer to hotel.Later we shall start sightseeing tour with Jama Masjid, this is Indias largest mosque that can incredibly embrace 25,000 people. The Friday Mosque was Shah Jahans last architectural creation, built between 1644 and 1658. The Jama Masjid is covered with elaborate carvings and has stanzas etched from the holy Quran.Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the winding streets of Chandni Chowk.The impressive sandstone structure Red Fort. It was the seat of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan till two centuries. This iconic symbol of India is used as a stage by the Prime Minister of India to address the public and hoist the National flag on Independence Day.Later drive past through imposing India Gate. India Gate is a red sandstone Arch and is also known as All India War Memorial. It was built in memory of all those soldiers who died during the First World War. In the middle of the Arch, Amar Jawan Jyoti, an eternal flame, burns 24 hours. This was lit to pay home to the soldiers who were killed during the Indo-Pak war in 1971.Parliament House is one of the most wonderful buildings in New Delhi and has one of the liveliest collections of architectural charms.Strategically located in the heart of Delhi,Rashtrapati Bhawan boasts breathtaking and imposing architectural marvel of colonial times. It is a grand palace in a glory. The central dome spans over 22 meters appears to ascend with the support of thinly placed columns around the porch. overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.Start point Delhi AIRPORT/ hotel, IGI Airport Area, New Delhi, South West Delhi, Delhi, India 06:00 - 09:00
In and around GwaliorEarly morning transfer to railway station to board a train to Gwalior. Arrival at Gwalior station and transfer to Hotel.In the afternoon visit Gwalior Fort.Medieval history has described it as shining pearl in the garland of Indian Forts. Different building styles from ancient to modern are encountered here. Built at a height of 700 metres on a hill and protected by tall ramparts and large towers, it was difficult to conquer. There are six gates that provide entry to the fort.Of all the palaces in the Gwalior Fort, Man Mandir Palace is the most beautiful. It is said that the walls were once covered in white plaster and the towers were glad with shining copper. Towers above the wall are decorated with blue tiles.In the evening, enjoy a sound and light show at the Man Mandir Palace. Overnight stay at hotel in Gwalior
In and around KhajurahoIn the morning leave for Khajuraho.Arrive and check in at hotel.The temples of Khajuraho are Indias exclusive gift to the world, representing a way of life, love, joy, flawless in implementation and beautiful in appearance. Every form of life has been carved in stone, attesting not only to the craftsmans artistry but also to the astonishment extensiveness of vision. The temples were conceived and constructed under the rule of Chandela Rajputs. Exteriors as well as the interiors of the temple are beautifully adorned. The ceilings in the interior are engraved well with the floral and geometric design which is made lavishly. The temples are grouped in the three geographical divisions and they are Western, Eastern and Southern. In these, the Western group can be called as the best among all these.The rest of the day is at leisure.Overnight stay
In the morning, visit the famous temples of Khajuraho. Western Group of Temples in Khajuraho constitute some of the most splendid and architecturally marvelous specimen of temple architecture in India. The group includes such magnificent temples like Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Chaunsat Yogini Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Lakshamana Temple, Matangeswara Temple, and Varaha Temple.Later visit Eastern Group of temples which are quite different from the other temples in Khajuraho. These are primarily dominated by the Jain temples. These include Parsvanath temple, Adinatha temple and the Ghantai temple. There is also a Brahma Temple which is dedicated to Vishnu and is the only temple built in granite here.In the afternoon leave for Orccha.Orchha was founded in the 16th century by Rudra Pratap who was the Bundela Rajput chieftain. This is the land that portrays the splendor of the well-known Bundela dynasty. The place is situated at 16 km from Jhansi. It is surrounded by captivating hills and lush greenery.Arrive and check in at hotelOvernight stay.
In and around Bhopal, JhansiIn the morning visit Orccha visit Rai Praveen Mahal, which is famous for its enchanting beauty. The palace was constructed by Prince Inderjit Singh. The palace is well adorned with garden. The walls of the central hall depict various moods of Rai Praveen, the paramour of Indrajit Singh.Laxminarayan temple is the most important tourist attraction of the place. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi. It displays a unique style of architecture as it boasts a mix of fort and temple molds. It even houses the very post mutiny paintings.Then we shall transfer you to Jhansi station to board a train to Bhopal.Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal is also known as the City of Lakes as there are various natural as well as artificial lakes..Bhopal was founded by king Bhoja of the Paramara dynasty (10001055 A.D.), who ruled from his capital at Dhar nearby.Arrive at Bhopal station and transfer to hotel for check in and overnight stay.
In and around SanchiIn the morning visit Bhimbetka CavesBhimbetka Caves are located near Bhopal at a distance of 45 kms. It serves as a chronicle of the history of man. The caves are famous for paintings that date back to prehistoric times. The caves also have Stupas that were made by Buddhist monks. A visit to the cave is like stealing a glimpse into a thousand years of the past. There are scenes of dance, rituals and hunts that are etched on the stone. The rocks of the caves have served canvas to many eras. Each generation has left their imprints on these rocky canvases which were discovered centuries later by a wandering archeologist.Continue drive to Sanchi and Udaygiri caves.Udaygiri refers to the land of sunrise. It is a unique stone house of rock cut art and architecture. Dating back to the 2nd century BC. These caves used to hold retreats for travelling Buddhist monks in the mighty kingdoms of Malad and Kalinga. The largest and most beautiful cave here is Rani Gufa. It is a double structure cut out to form an inverted U. The walls are adorned with beautiful sculptures and panels. These wall motifs on religious and royal scenes run all through Udaygiri walls.Later visit Sanchi which is located 46 km north east of Bhopal. It is home to several Buddhist monuments dating from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD and is considered to be one of the important places of Buddhist pilgrimage. Ashoka erected the Great Stupa here after redistribution of mortal remains of Lord Buddha for erecting several stupas all over the country in order to spread Buddhism. The Great Stupa at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India. The Great Stupa of Sanchi displays an austere grandeur and the exquisite carvings of the doorway depict in detail the significant episodes and miracles from Lord Buddhas life and events depicted in the Buddhist Jataka stories.Finally, return to Bhopal for overnight stay.
In and around MaheshwarIn the morning leave for Maheshwar. During the era of Indian civilization,Maheshwar was a magnificent city. This beautiful temple town is situated on the banks of river Narmada is attractively set in serene and reproducing its shadow on the river. The city finds its name in the great Indian epics such as Mahabharata and Ramayana. The city is even known for its handwoven saris. Overnight stay in the hotel in Maheshwar
In the morning full day excursion to Mandu. we shall go for sightseeing of the city.Jazz Mahal is brilliantly carved palace and is beautifully located on a narrow strip of land between two lakes, Munj Talao and Kapur Talao. It looks as if the palace is floating on the waters of the lakes. The entrance of the rectangular structure has Gothic architecture. The palace boasts of three huge halls differentiated by corridors.Hindola Mahal is a primeval edifice which was constructed under the rule of Ghiyas-ud-dins supremacy. It is an ideal spot with wonderful sculptures.Jami Masjid is situated on the plateau of Mandu. The mosque projects a dome entrance hall and flight of steps. There are also two subsidiary entrances to the north, one of the priests and the other a reserved entrance for the women. The complete design of the mosque gives a presence of quiet soberness.Roopmatis Pavilion is the most important tourist attraction in the city of Mandu. This pavilion is famous for the tragic love story of Prince Baz Bahadur and Roopmati. This pavilion is located on the hill top near the Baz Bahadur Palace. The corridors of the pavilion have arched openings. The western ledge of the pavilion contains a huge reservoir for rain water harvesting. Evening return to Maheshwar for an overnight stay
This day drive back to Bhopal. arrive bhopal and rest of the day at leisure to relax after the long drive journey from Maheshwar.
This day depart from there by flight to the onward journey.End point Bhopal AIRPORT/HOTEL, Raja Bhoj Airport - Bhopal, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India 14:00 - 21:00