A pot - pouri of India`s rich heritage. The tour unfold a land steeped in history, religion, culture and architecture. Combine this tour with Golden Triangle and experience the real heart of India - through GWALIOR - KHAJURAHO`s erotic sculptures, to the holy banks of river GANGES resounding with holy chants and peal of prayer bells.
Day 01: Arrive Gwalior
Arrive Gwalior, noted for it's imposing hilltop fort containing the palace of raja Mansingh. Gwalior is a centre for Indian classical music. Overnight at hotel Usha Kiran Palace.
Day 02: Depart for Orchha
Morning transfer to the station to board the Shatabdi Express for Jhansi. On arrival transfer to Khajuraho via sightseeing of Orchha, a repository of fine Hindu and Mughal architecture boating of wealth of palaces, temples and cenotaphs from the 16th and 17th centuries. Overnight in Orcha Resort.
Day 03: Khajuraho
Enjoy scenic drive to Khajuraho. Check in hotel Jas Trident or Taj Chandela
Day 04: Khajuraho
Morning sightseeing of the magnificent Chandela temples, the exaples of medieval Indian temple architecture and sculpture. These masterpieces in stone were sculpted by royal artisans some 1000 years ago depicting erotic themes.Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Khajuraho.
Day 05: Khajuraho - Varanasi
Transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi. On arrival in Varanasi transfer to the Taj Ganges hotel. Varanasi, the eternal city, is the holiest hindu city in India and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Afternoon City tour, visiting the temples in the old city and the Aurangzeb Mosque.
Day 06: Varanasi
Varanasi Early morning boat ride on the River Ganges to view the sunrise and to see the rituals that tke place along the ghats. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath to see the Chinese and Budhist temples and the interesting Srnath Museums.
Day 07: Depart for next destination.
Lucknow - 2 Night
Admired by Kipling- Lucknow is a culturally rich city, on that flaunts its magnificent monuments and deep-rooted artisan traditions without forgetting its pivotal role in the bloody Indian Mutiny of 1857. Lucknow can be reached by air from Varanasi and can be included in the itinerary; Stay at Taj Mahal Hotel.
Gwalior - Bhopal - Sanchi - Dhar - Orchha 4 Nights
MADHYA PRADESH - as the name implies is the heart, and the largest State of INDIA. Its cultural heritage is ancient and chequered, with innumerable monuments, exquisitely carved temples, stupas, forts, and palaces on hilltops. MADHYA PRADESH has been witness to the rise of many religions, poets, great musicians. One third of the state is forested and offers a unique & exciting panorama of wildlife. Customs & beliefs in each area have added color to their respective fairs & festivals. Explore the hidden treasures in the caves of KHAJURAHO, Marble rocks of JABALPUR, Wildlife of BANDHAVGARH, Budhist sites of SANCHI and much more.
Bhandavgarh - Kanha National Park & Jabalpur - 5 Nights / 6 Days
From Khajuraho it is a scenic, but full day drive across bumpy, potholed and often un - made roads, to Bandhavgarh National Park - noted for tiger, and considered to be amongst the finest parks in Asia. Stay for two nights at Jungle Lodge. Continue south to Kanha National park in the heart of Kipling country for a two night stay at kanha Jungle lodge, before proceeding to Jabalpur for the overnight train to Varanasi.
Bhubneshwar - Puri - Konark - Gopalpur - On Sea - Bhubneshwar
This itinerary takes you through the fascinating state of ORISSA. ORISSA'S landscape, temples, monuments, and the creative outpourings of thousands of her artists offer beauty which speaks of their spirit. To the eye, a beauty which often verges on Overwhelming. Sixty two tribal communities live in ORISSA. It was once a major centre of Buddhist art and culture at UDAYGIRI, LALITGIRI & RATNAGIRI. Majestic on the sandy beach is Sun TEMPLE of KONARK called BLACK PAGODA. JAGGANATH TEMPLE at PURI is a famous Hindu Shrine. LINGRAJ & RAJRANI TEMPLES are notable for architectural grace and fine stone relief work. GOPALPUR- ON - SEA is a modern beach resort.