Extensive Khajuraho Tour
15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Bharatpur - Agra - Gwalior - Khajuraho
- Orcha - Jhansi - Bhopal - Ujjain - Mandu - Indore - Aurangabad - Mumbai
Day 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi by International Flight .Meeting and assistance at the airport
upon arrival and transfer to HOTEL. OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
Day 02: DELHI
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit
to The Jama Mosque built in 1650 AD, followed by a visit to the breathtaking
Red Fort (1639-48), built by the Shah Jehan, creator of The Taj Mahal. OVERNIGHT
AT THE HOTEL.
Day 03 : DELHI-BHARATPUR
Drive from Delhi to Bharatpur (250 kms/6 hours). On arrival check-in at:
HOTEL.Afternoon bird watching.Bharatpur (Ghana), once the former hunting
preserve of the royal family of Bharatpur, the sanctuary is now home to
storks and nearly every other kind of bird imaginable. You'll see more than
250 different species nesting on the tops of trees and along the roadside.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
Day 04 : BHARATPUR-AGRA
Drive from Bharatpur to Agra (56 kms/1.5 hours) enroute visiting Fatehpur
Sikri. This deserted, red sandstone city, built by Emperor Akbar, now glows
in its magnificent past. OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
Day 05: AGRA-GWALIOR
Drive from Agra to Gwalior (118 kms/3 hours). On arrival check-in at: HOTEL.Afternoon,
the sightseeing tour of Gwalior includes visit to the great Fort, one of
the oldest in India, situated on an isolated hill of sandstone, 300 ft above
the plain. Visit Man Mandir, a six towered palace which forms the eastern
wall of the Fort and is one of the classic sights of India. OVERNIGHT AT
Day 06 : GWALIOR-KHAJURAHO
Drive from Gwalior to Khajuraho (365 kms/8 hours). On arrival check-in at:
HOTEL.OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
Day 07 : KHAJURAHO-ORCHA
Morning, sightseeing tour of the famous Chandela Dynasty Temples which are
set in a lovely grassy park. These temples are really amazing - rising in
many peaks and spirals, intricately carved and designed with statues and
friezes. These temples are also known for their renowned erotic carvings.
Afternoon drive from Khajuraho to Orcha (170 kms/4 hours). OVERNIGHT AT
Day 08 : ORCHA-JHANSI-BHOPAL
Transfer from Orcha to Jhansi (15 kms) Railway Station in time for:Lv: Jhansi
at 1035 hours by SHATABDI EXP.Ar: Bhopal at 1400 hoursMeeting and assistance
upon arrival and transfer from Railway Station to HOTEL .Fullday excursion
to Sanchi. Sanchi is an important centre of Buddhist pilgrimage. The great
Stupa, built by King Ashoka (who abandoned war and embraced the Buddhist
faith) , is a grey-brown hemisphere of massive proportions. OVERNIGHT AT
Day 09 : BHOPAL
Morning excursion to Bhimbetka Caves and Bhojpur temple.The village of Bhimbetka
is surrounded by the northern range of Vindhya Mountains. .Afternoon, sightseeing
tour of Bhopal. Visit Sadar Manzil, Taj-ul-Masjid, Secretariat, Vidhan Sabha,
Fatehgarh Fort, Moti Masjid, etc.OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
Day 10 : BHOPAL-UJJAIN
Drive from Bhopal to Ujjain (188 kms/4.5 hours).On arrival check-in at:
HOTEL.Afternoon sightseeing tour of Ujjain, one of the greatest cities of
ancient India, Ujjain links with its glorious past have endured into the
present day, making it a city renowned still for its traditions of spiritually,
learning and culture.OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
Day 11 : UJJAIN-MANDU
Drive from Ujjain to Mandu (120 kms/3 hours) via Dhar. On arrival check-in
at: HOTEL.Afternoon free for independent activities. OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
Day 12 : MANDU
Full day sightseeing tour of Mandu. OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL.
Day 13 : MANDU-INDORE
Drive from Mandu to Indore (97 kms/3 hours).On arrival check-in at: HOTEL.Afternoon,
sightseeing tour of Indore. Tour Kanch Mandir, a Jain shrine with an interior
of mother-of-pearl and glass beads. Visit Lalbagh Palace and New Palace.OVERNIGHT
AT THE HOTEL.
Day 14 : INDORE-AURANGABAD
Drive from Jalgaon to Aurangabad (400 KMS/9-10 HOURS) enroute visiting Ellora
Caves: Visit the extraordinary cave temples of Ellora (MONDAY CLOSED) which
are about 30 kms from Aurangabad. The sculptures are remarkable and the
main feature of interest is the Kailasa Temple. Chronologically, the Ellora
caves start where the Ajanta caves finish. In all there
34 caves at Ellora:
12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu & 5 Jain. On arrival check-in at: HOTEL.OVERNIGHT
AT THE HOTEL.
Day 15 : AURANGABAD - MUMBAI
Full day excursion to Ajanta (MONDAY CLOSED). Ajanta Caves: You will visit
most of the thirty temples, which have been carved out of a cliff by Buddhist
monks between the 2nd century BC and 7th century AD.
Day 16 : MUMBAI-ABROAD
Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for:Lv: MUMBAI by International