Immense beauty and age-old culture is the best option to increase your knowledge in the most scenic locations of the nation. Great Destinations, Great Attractions. That's West Central India. It is a fascinating and enchanting land teeming with many wondrous attractions. Culturally rich, West Central India encompasses destinations like Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
Day 01: Delhi
Arrival in Delhi- Transfer and check-in at the hotel
Delhi, known locally as Dilli and by the official name National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest metropolis by population in India. Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BC. Owing to the migration of people from across the country, Delhi has grown to be a multicultural, cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Delhi into a major cultural, political, and commercial centre of India. Visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, this is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar."
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, leave for sight- seeing of Delhi, which includes Red Fort, Humanyun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat.
Jama Masjid : It is the largest mosque in India and considered as one of the largest in Islam was the final architectural work of Shah Jahan completed in 1658. The vast open courtyard with a water tank in a the middle for washing before prayer, accommodates up to 25,000 worshippers.
Raj Ghat : Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Gandhi's cremation on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end.
Qutub Minar : The Qutub Minar is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft).The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.
Red Fort : The Red Fort usually transcribed into English, Lal Qila is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi . It is now a popular tourist site, as well as a powerful symbol of India's sovereignty: the Prime Minister of India raises the flag of India on the ramparts of the Lahori Gate of the fort complex every year on Independence Day. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
Humanyun’s Tomb : It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. The tomb of Humayun, second Mughal Emperor of India, was built by his widow, Biga Begum (Hajji Begum), in 1569-70.It has aptly been described as the necropolis of the Mughal dynasty.
Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
After breakfast, depart for Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. After lunch you visit to witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its’ speculative view. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna, followed by visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening you are free to explore the city by your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Agra – Dholpur
Dholpur lies at the eastern edge of Rajasthan on the border with UP and Madhya Pradesh. Dholpur offers you the best facilities for sightseeing and excursions. The Palace is the right choice to stay as it is close to most of the tourist places in and around the Palace. The Machkund temple, Chambal Boat Safari, National Chambal Sanctuary, Ramsagar Sanctuary and Lake are the few amongst them. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Dholpur- Gwalior
After breakfast leave for Gwalior, it is a city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Check in to hotel and relax.Gwalior is known for its palaces and temples, including the Sas Bahu Ka Mandir intricately carved Hindu temple. Ancient Gwalior Fort occupies a sandstone plateau overlooking the city and is accessed via a winding road lined with sacred Jain statues. Within the fort’s high walls is the 15th-century Gujari Mahal Palace, now an archaeological museum.Night stay at hotel.
Day 06: Orchha
After breakfast leave for Orchha which is renowned for its fascinating temple architecture of Bundela and Candela dynasty. Arrive to Orchha and complete the check in formalities at the hotel. After freshen up, you will be taken to the sight seeing tour of the city that will cover Raja Ram Temple, Jahangir Fort, Riverside cenotaphs and Orchha Fort located on an island on Betwa river, overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Orchha – Khajuraho
Start the day with breakfast and drive to Khajuraho, which has been declared the world heritage site by UNESCO. On reaching check in at the hotel. After lunch, proceed to the Khajuraho Temple site which is world famous for intricate sculptures and erotic carving. The unique engravings of these 25 temples, highlight the four basic goals of life ‘Dharma, Kama, Art and Moksha’ with a divine elegance. The light and sound show in the evening is a further attraction. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 08: Bhopal
Drive to Bhopal, The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, is factually the heart of India. It's one of India’s greenest cities. There are two main lakes, the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake. On the banks of the Upper Lake is Van Vihar National Park, home to tigers, lions and leopards. The State Museum has fossils, paintings and rare Jain sculptures. Taj-ul-Masjid is one of Asia’s largest mosques, with white domes, minarets and a huge courtyard. Places to Visit in Bhopal include Moti Masjid, Upper Lake, Udayagiri Caves, Sanchi Stupa, Shaukat Mahal, Bhimbetka Caves and more such interesting tourist spots owing to the rich natural and cultural heritage of the city Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09: Bhopal
Today morning after breakfast, we will leave for a sightseeing tour around Bhopal. To start with, we will first head towards Sanchi and explore one of the oldest stupas of India i.e. Sanchi Stupa. Built around 2000 years ago, the stupa is one of the major attractions of Bhopal. Thereafter, we will pay a visit to its other tourist places including Sadar Manzil, Moti Masjid, Lower and Upper Lakes. Later, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Sanchi is one of the significant tourist attractions located around Madhya Pradesh. It is a famed Buddhist pilgrimage destination and famous for its stupas, sculptural wealth, temples, monasteries and monolithic Asokan Pillar.
Day 10: Bhopal to Aurangabad (By Flight)
Aurangabad is globally known as a favorite tourist destination because of its proximity to the Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad serves as a major tourist hub that offers to visit some of the most important attractions around it. Also, as a city, Aurangabad attract with its culture and lifestyle, offering selective tourists a wide range of hospitality. Aurangabad is titled “City of Gates” and the strong presence of these can be seen in drives through the city. The City was founded in 1610 by Malik Amber which in the year 2010 completed 400 years. Aurangabad is the 4th largest and smarter City in Maharashtra.
Day 11: Aurangabad to Mumbai (By Flight)
Arrive at Mumbai airport and take a flight back to home.