Central India Temple Tour

Duration:14 Days/13 Nights

(New Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Bhopal - Indore - Ujjain - Bhopal - Varanasi - New Delhi)

Day 01: New Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi by flight. We will do your traditional Swagat' (Welcome), our representative would assist you at the airport & transfer to your pre-booked hotel for check-in.
Overnight Hotel- Delhi (B)

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting the Raj Ghat, the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India; and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.

In the afternoon take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar. Drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and the President's Residence.
Overnight Hotel- Delhi (B)

Day 03: New Delhi - Agra (204 Kms/4 Hours)

after breakfast we drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages to Agra. Upon arrival you will check into hotel.
Overnight Hotel- Delhi (B)

Day 04: Agra

Today we start our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque.

Later you will visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home.
Overnight Hotel- Agra (B)

Day 05: Agra - Gwalior

After the breakfast we drive to Gwalior. Gwalior's strategic position between north and south India made its Fort an important possession and several ruling houses captured it. Some left almost as soon as they came, while others stayed on to build and beautify the citadel. Today we visit the fort of Gwalior. Evening will be at leisure or free for personal activities.
Overnight Hotel- Gwalior (B)

Day 06: Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho ( 320 Kms/6 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Orchha. Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time, a rich legacy to the ages. In this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine perfection.

After the visit of Orchha you will proceed for Khajuraho. In the evening we will arrive in Khajuraho and check in to hotel.
Overnight Hotel- Khajuraho (B)

Day 07: Khajuraho Sightseeing

today you will do the sightseeing temple complex of east and west block to see the most beautiful temples in India. The temples of Khajuraho are among the finest examples of temple craftsmanship in the whole of India. Most famous among them is the Laxmana Temple, which is dedicated to god Vishnu. The presence of erotic sculptures in the Temples at Khajuraho is one of the expressions among others of the celebration of all human activities displaying different aspects of Hinduism. Among all the temples, Kandariya Mahadeo and Chausatha Yogini temples are world renowned for their exquisite sculptures.
Overnight Hotel- Khajuraho (B)

Day 08: Khajuraho - Bhopal (By train)

after breakfast you will be transfered to railway station for train to Bhopal. Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh. Upon arrival in Bhopal, you will be met by an India Tour Makers representative and transferred to the hotel.

In the evening you will do sightseeing of Bhopal. We will visit Taj -ul- Mosque, Birla Museum, Laxmi Narayan Temple, and Gandhi Bhawan and also enjoy the boat ride in the lake. Overnight Hotel- Bhopal (B)

Day 09: Bhopal - Indore (about 187 km)

after breakfast you will drive to Indore. Indore was the historical capital of Holkars. Arrive in Indore by the afternoon. In the evening you will do sightseeing of Indore. Sightseeing includes places like Lalbagh Palace and Museum, the Chattri Bagh, the Bada Ganesh and Annapurna Temple.
Overnight Hotel- Indore (B)

Day 10: Indore - Ujjain - Bhopal (about 170 km)

In the morning we drive to Ujjain. It is about 56 km from Indore. Ujjain is one of India's holiest cities for Hindus. It was earlier the capital of King Vikramaditya. It also has one of the Saptapuries and Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple of Lord Shiva on the River Kshipra. Maha Kumbha Mela is held once in twelve years in Ujjain. We will visit this holy temple and also the Bhairon temple, Harsiddhi temple etc.

Then we drive further to Bhopal.
Overnight Hotel- Bhopal (B)

Day 11: Bhopal - Varanasi (By Train)

after breakfast we will transfer you to railway station for a train to Varanasi. Varanasi is without doubt India's most sacred city and thus visited by over one million people. Varanasi is also called the city of light - Kashi or Benaras. Buddha visited this city in 500 BC. Varanasi is regarded as one of the oldest and the holiest city. According to the Indian chronicles, Varanasi was established as a city around twelve hundred years ago before the Christian era.
Overnight Hotel- Varanasi (B)

Day 12: Varanasi Sightseeing

early morning we take boat ride on the holy River Ganges and enjoy sunrise on the boat. Ghats (flight of steps) and the activities of pilgrims on that are the principal attraction for visitors to Varanasi. Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this city to make holy prayers, to meditate and to purify themselves through taking a bath in the holy river Ganges.

Afternoon we visit the city of Varanasi. A drive can be organised to Sarnath (10 km). Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon at deer park.
Overnight Hotel- Varanasi (B)

Day 13: Varanasi - New Delhi (by air)

In the afternoon we drive to the airport for the flight from Varanasi to New Delhi.

In New Delhi we have rest of the day at leisure or free for personal activities.Rooms are available to get fresh and change before we depart to the airport with India Tour Makers representative.

Later night/early morning will transfer to the international airport to board flight for onward journey with some sweet memories of the tour.

Tour concludes. India Tour Makers thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the Airport for your onward travel.


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