ich in cultural and historical experience, this tour combines the most aesthetic-architecture to be found in India, splendid natural scenery with the colourful state of Rajasthan. This tour provides you a wonderful opportunity to visit one of India's finest game reserves and stay in delightful royal mansions. So, let the hidden treasures in the heartland of the country have a magic spell upon you.
 
Day 01: NEW DELHI: Welcome in India. Transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure.
   
Day 02: DELHI: Daylong tour of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and Lutyn's Delhi (New Delhi). Also
 
visit Sikh Temple. Evening  enjoy Dances of India show followed by dinner at Chor Bizarre.

Gwalior Fort, Gwalior

 
Day 03: GWALIOR: Morning train to Gwalior. Arrive & check in your hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing tour of the city including the magnificent Gwalior Fort. Evening Son- et- Lumiere show at the Fort.
 
Day 04: ORCHHA: Proceed to Orchha. Arrive & check in Orchha Resort, on the serene banks of river Betwa. Afternoon visit Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Chaturbhuj temple, and Ram Raja Temple- one of the most exquisite in India.
   
Day 05: KHAJURAHO: Drive to Khajuraho. Afternoon visit famous Chandela Dynasty Temples built between 950 and 1050 AD. Immortalized in stone, these temples are a wealth of
 
sensuous and  erotic sculptures, a minute description of human life and emotions.

Lakshmana Temple- Khajuraho

 
Day 06: BANDHAVGARH: Continue to Bandhavgarh National Park, home to chital or spotted deer, blackbucks, wild oxen, sloth bear, sambar, nilgai, barking deer, leopard and tiger. Afternoon jungle safari by jeep in the park.
   
Day 07: BANDHAVGARH: Enjoy full day of jungle activities in the park.
   
Day 08: JABALPUR: Reach Jabalpur by road. Afternoon excursion to Bhedaghat, site of white Marble Rocks in the gorges of the Narmada River to enjoy a boat ride and discover the Dhuandhar, the impressive waterfalls. Evening free to explore the old bazaar area.
   
Day 09: BHOPAL: Drive to Bhopal. Arrive & check in hotel Jehannuma Palace. Enjoy Bazaar walk in the evening.
   
Day 10: BHOPAL: Daylong excursion to-

Option I
: Sanchi (Buddhist Stupa), Vidisha (Ancient trading town now deserted) and Udaigiri caves (remnants of rich art of Gupta period).

Option II
: Bhojpur (for impressive Shiva temple & Jain shrine) and Bhimbhetka caves (for famous paintings, depicting the life of the pre-historic dwellers in vivid details.
   
Day 11: INDORE: Morning visit one of the largest mosque in India- Taj-ul-Masjid, Laxmi Narayan Temple & Birla Museum. Later proceed to Indore. Evening free to take a stroll in the colourful & lively Kajuri Bazaar.
   
 
Day 12: DHAR: Morning visit Lal Bagh Palace, Kanch Mandir, Rajwada, and Chhatri Bagh. Later drive to Dhar enroute visiting holy places of Omkareshwar and Maheshwar on the banks of Narmada.

Hindola Mahal (Swinging Palace), Mandu

 
Day 13: DHAR: Morning excursion to the famous sites of Mandu- a fortified town dotted with palaces and interesting ruins. Rest of the day is at leisure.
   
Day 14: KOTA: Morning excursion to Bagh, famous for Bhuddhist Caves of Gupta Period. Later drive to Indore station to board the train to Kota. Arrive & check in Brijraj Bhavan Palace (Royal residence).
   
Day 15: KOTA: Morning visit City Palace, and the Museum. Rest of the day is at leisure.
   
Day 16: KOTA: Full day excursion to-

Option I
: Bundi to visit 84 pillared cenotaph, Taragarh Fort, Palace, and Raniji- ki- Baori.

Option II
: Fortified city of Jhalarapatan, Sun temple, 7th century Chandrabhaga temple, and Gagron fort.

Option III
: Baroli temple ruins and Bhensrorgarh Wildlife Sanctury.
   
Day 17: BIJAIPUR: Continue to Bijaipur visiting ancient carved temples of Menal on the way. The route covers glimpses of unspoiled tribal life. Stay in Castle Bijaipur, still inhabited by the royal family. Afternoon visit Chittorgarh, the largest fort complex in Rajasthan.
   
Day 18: DHARIYAWAD: Proceed to Dhariyawad to stay in Fort Dhariyawad. Afternoon free to explore the Tribal Bhil village and to visit Sitamata Wildlife Reserve.

Wall painting inside Dungarpur Fort

 
Day 19: DUNGARPUR: Drive to Dungarpur. Afternoon visit Juna Mahal palace, famous for its glass and mirror inlay work, and exquisite miniature paintings.
   
Day 20: AHMEDABAD: Continue to Ahmedabad to enjoy Indian delicacies in an interesting rural complex- Vishala Restaurant. Here, you will dine in an Indian fashion, seated on the floor cross-legged, like most Gujaratis do. Later visit Calico Museum. Evening flight to Mumbai. Arrive & transferred directly to Sahar International airport.
   
Day 21: MUMBAI: Fly back home.

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