his voyage of discovery takes you to the very heart of India. You will discover ancient holy cities of Hinduism- Varanasi & Ujjain, city of Nawabs- Lucknow, wonder in marble- Taj Mahal, marvellous temples of Khajuraho, romantic cities of Gwalior & Orchha, two thousand years old stupas of Sanchi, and city of joy- Mandu. In addition to these colourful bazaars in the narrow buoyant streets and interaction with locals will make your discovery more enjoying.
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.

Most beautiful monument of the world, dedicated to Love- The Taj Mahal

Day 03: AGRA: Proceed to Agra, visiting Sikandara- Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar enroute. Afternoon visit impressive Agra Fort followed by the Taj Mahal- the most extravagant monument ever built for love.
Day 04: LUCKNOW: Enjoy the incomparable beauty of Taj Mahal at sunrise. Later, excursion to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. Late afternoon drive to Tundla station to board your train to Lucknow. Met on arrival & transferred to your hotel.
Day 05: LUCKNOW: Daylong sightseeing tour includes La Martinere, Dilkusha gardens and the Residency Complex, the Imambaras and the colourful bazaars.

Magnifiscent Roumi Darwaza, Lucknow

Day 06: VARANASI: Morning train to Varanasi. Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon visit to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Evening walking tour through the colourful narrow lanes of the spiritual city that ends up at the Ghats of the Ganges. Here, you enjoy Aarti of the Ganges- a spiritual experience!
Day 07: KHAJURAHO: Early morning boat ride on the river Ganges to witness holy rituals on ghats. Later visit temples including the most famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University and a factory weaving the famous Benares silk in pit looms. Board the afternoon flight to Khajuraho. In Khajuraho, evening free to explore the town.
Day 08: KHAJURAHO: Morning 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. Afternoon, optional visit to Raneh Falls.
Day 09: ORCHHA: Reach Orchha by road. Stay in beautiful Orchha Resort, on the serene banks of river Betwa. Afternoon visit Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Chaturbhuj temple, and Raja Ram Temple- one of the most exquisite in India.

Jahangir Mahal in the beautiful surroundings, Orchha

Day 10: GWALIOR: Drive to Shivpuri. Upon arrival visit
  elegant Chhatris (cenotaphs), and Bhadaiya Kund, a scenic spot noted for its natural mineral spring. Sightseeing is followed by jungle safari in Shivpuri National Park, essentially a deer park on the edge of Sakhya Sagar lake. Later drive to Gwalior.
Day 11: GWALIOR: Morning enjoy sightseeing tour of the city including the magnificent Gwalior Fort. Evening Son- et- Lumiere show at the Fort.
Day 12: BHOPAL: Board your train to Bhopal in the morning. Met on arrival & transferred to hotel Jehannuma Palace. Later visit the impressive Bharat Bhawan, Lakshmi Narayan temple & Birla Museum.
Day 13: 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 14: INDORE: Morning drive to the holy city of Ujjain to visit famous Mahakaleshwar temple, Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, and Kaliadeh Palace- Water palace of Mandu sultans. Continue to Indore. Evening free to take a stroll in the colourful & lively Kajuri Bazaar.

Jahaj Mahal, Mandu

Day 15: INDORE: Morning excursion to the City of joy- Mandu, a fortified town dotted with palaces and interesting
  ruins. Sightseeing includes Jahaz Mahal, Baazbhadur Palace, Roopmati Pavilion, the Hindola Mahal (swinging Palace) & Hoshang Shah Tomb.
Day 16: MUMBAI: Morning visit Lal Bagh Palace, Kanch Mandir, Rajwada, and Chhatri Bagh. Afternoon flight to Mumbai. Assistance on arrival & transferred to your hotel.
Day 17: MUMBAI: Visit the highlights of Mumbai (Bombay) covering Prince Of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Mani Bhavan, Dhobi Ghat, colourful bazaar of Crawford, and Afgan Church.
Day 18: MUMBAI: Morning visit the Gateway Of India. Followed by Half-day trip to Elephanta Caves Island for astonishing ancient sculptures. Rest of the day is free for shopping.
Day 19: MUMBAI: Day will be kept free at your discretion till the time of your departing flight. At appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for onward flight.

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