Madhya Pradesh Cultural Heritage Tour
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places Covered: Delhi – Varannasi – Khajuraho – Orchha – Gwalior - Agra – Delhi
Price: On Request
India is one such country which is known for its rich cultural heritage and the wide collection of arts and kaleidoscopic variety. This tour of Madhya Pradesh cultural heritage takes you through the places that still hold the reputation of royal saga and sacred spirituality thereby bringing the true aspect of cultural India to forefront. This tour will touch upon the places of Mughal and Rajas to cover such as Varanasi, Khajuraho, Gwalior, Agra to finally end in Delhi.
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Varanasi, or Benares (also known as Kashi), is one of the oldest living cities in the world.
Nearest Airport: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
Languages Spoken: Hindi
STD Code: 0542
Best Time to Visit: October - April
Arrival Delhi: Upon arrival at Delhi, meet to our representative and transfer to city centre hotel for rest of the night.
Delhi - Varanasi: After an early breakfast, start the day with the sightseeing of New and Old Delhi. Sightseeing of New Delhi covers Rajpath, India Gate, the Parliament House, the President House, Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. In the afternoon, proceed for Old Delhi which includes visit to the Red Fort, Jama Masjid and a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk. Once done visiting the places, take an overnight train to Varanasi.
Arrival Varanasi: After reaching Varanasi, check-in to the hotel. An afternoon excursion to Sarnath follows. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. The sightseeing at Sarnath includes Buddhist temples, the Dhamekha stupa, the Chaukhandi stupa and the Archaeological Museum. Evening visit the Ghat & witness the Ganga Ceremony. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Varanasi.
Varanasi: Early morning, feel the mysticism of Varanasi by taking a boat ride along River Ganges. Later, explore the cultural and spiritual part of India by touring the city of Varanasi. The tourist attraction includes the Benaras Hindu University, Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Local Market, and Ghats etc. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Varanasi - Khajuraho (Flight): After reaching Khajuraho check in to the hotel. Khajuraho is well known for its exotic and impressive temple architecture, sculpture and craftsmanship. The places of interest at Khajuraho include the Hindu Temples (built by the Chandela rulers) and the township. Spend half-day exploring the temple tour of Khajuraho. In the evening enjoy a classical dance performance at Kendariya Shilpgram. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Khajuraho.
Khajuraho-Orchha: Morning after breakfast, proceed towards Orchha, which is situated at a mere distance of 18 km from Jhansi. The town is surrounded by thick forests and the main places of attraction in Orchha are the temples and the historic monuments including the palace of Jahangir, an excellent example of Muslim domestic architecture. Take a ride across the town and also witness the cenotaphs of the Orchha rulers. In the evening, have some leisure time and enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Orchha – Gwalior: Morning after breakfast, proceed for Gwalior which is at a distance of 120 kms. Gwalior, which occupies a strategic location in the map of India, is known for its historical collections including the forts, temples and mahals. Enjoy the day, exploring places like Sas-Bahu Temples, Gujari Mahal and Archaeological Museum, Suraj Kund, Gwalior fort, Man Mandir Palace, etc and once done visiting the places, have an overnight stay at the hotel.
Gwalior – Agra: After breakfast leave for Agra (around 120 kms), en route visit the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital) for a tour of the magnificent and world heritage buildings which is still found to be in a state of perfect preservation. Continue the journey towards Agra and upon arrival in Agra check in to your hotel. Rest of the day have a leisure time and an overnight stay at the hotel.
Agra - Delhi: Early morning visit the Famous Taj Mahal and witness the breathtaking view of one of the wonders of the world, build by Shah Jehan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking. Later drive back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast proceed for the city tour of Agra visiting the Agra Fort, Itmad- Ud-Daulah and to the local market (NB: Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday), and once done proceed for Delhi, and upon arrival take an overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Delhi Departure: After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time and leave for onward destination with uncountable memories.