Central India Tour
Group | 13 Days / 12 Nights
€ 3270 Onwards
Since ages, India has captured the vision of the traveller with its rich mosaic of religions, culture, legends and people. This classical tour unveils the mysteries and legends encircling the dramatic and varied settings of the British capital of Delhi; the holy city of Varanasi; the intricately carved temples of Khajuraho; the cool Taj Mahal in Agra.
Central India Tour
*Delhi *Gwalior *Khajuraho *Orccha *Bhopal *Sanchi *Mandu *Ajanta & Ellora Caves *Mumbai
Dates & Prices
DAY 01 : DELHI
Arrival at Delhi. Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel. Later start your exploration of India with a city tour of Old Delhi that includes visit to Jama Masjid, built in 1650 A.D. and the amazing Red Fort which was the seat of Mughal Empire for more than 250 years. Also enjoy rickshaw ride along the alleys of the ancient bazaar of Chandni Chowk. Then drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament Buildings and President House. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 02 : DELHI - GWALIOR ( BY TRAIN – 4 HOURS )
Early morning transfer to Railway Station to catch train for Gwalior. Arrival at Gwalior station and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Gwalior Fort which dominates the city and is its most magnificent monument. Within the fort are some marvels of medieval architecture which include Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. Evening, enjoy sound and light show at Man Mandir Palace. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03 : GWALIOR - KHAJURAHO ( 300 KM, 7 HOURS )
Morning leave for Khajuraho. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Khajuraho was capital of Chandela Kings. It is famous for the temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu and Jain Tirthankars built in 950 to 1050 AD which represent some of the most exquisite specimens in medieval India, that has made Khajuraho one of the most beautiful religious centers of that time. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 04 : KHAJURAHO - ORCCHA ( 180 KM, 4 HOURS )
Morning visit the temples which are exemplary for their architecture and bold artistic statement. The temples are also famous for erotic sculptures. Afternoon leave for Orccha. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 05 : ORCCHA - JHANSI - BHOPAL ( 15 KM, ½ HOUR + TRAIN – 4 HOURS )
Morning visit Orccha a rich legacy of Bunedla rulers, who built the beautiful temple and palaces here in 16th century. Visit Rai praveen Mahal and Raja Temple. Then transfer to Jhansi to catch train for Bhopal. The capital of Madhya Pradesh presents a multi-faceted profile; the old city with its teeming market places and fine old mosques and palaces still bear the aristocratic imprint of its former rulers; among them the succession of powerful Begums who ruled Bhopal from 1819 to 1926. Equally impressive is the new city with its verdant, exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined modern edifices. Arrive at Bhopal station and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 06 : BHOPAL – BHIMBETKA – SANCHI – BHOPAL ( 190 KM, 5 HOURS )
Morning visit Bhimbetka Caves, situated 46 km south of Bhopal - has one of the oldest prehistoric paintings of the world. The paintings is these rock shelters are similar to the aboriginal rock paintings in the outback of Australia. Continue drive to Sanchi & Udaigiri caves, witness the masterpieces of Buddhist Art which speaks of the story of Emperor Ashoka's becoming follower of Buddhism. Finally return to Bhopal. Overnight stay.
DAY 07 : BHOPAL – MAHESHWAR – MANDU ( 340 KM, 8 HOURS )
Morning leave for Mandu. En-route shortly before reaching Mandu, visit Mahewhar. It was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization when it was Mahishmati, capital of king Kartivarjun. Continue drive to Mandu and upon arrival check in at the hotel. Mandu is a celebration in stone, of life and joy of the love of the poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati. Overnight stay.
DAY 08 : MANDU
Morning city tour of Mandu visiting Jahaz Mahal which was built in 15th century. This structure is the monument which was built on the two lakes and the architecture is in the shape of a ship and that connects two lakes named Kapur Talao and Munj Talao.
Also visit Hindola Mahal, Jami Masjid and Roopmati's Pavilion. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 09 : MANDU - OMKARESHWAR - JALGAON ( 300 KM, 7 HOURS )
Morning leave for Jalgaon en-route visiting Omkareshwar, the sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, 'Om'. It has drawn hundreds of generations of pilgrims. Here, at the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri, the devout gather to kneel before the Jyotirlinga (one of the twelve throughout India) at the temple of Shri Omkar Mandhata. Visit the temple of Shree Omkar Mandhata and Siddharth Nath temple, fine example of early medieval Brahminic architecture. Its unique feature is a frieze of elephants carved upon a stone slab at its outer perimeter. Then proceed to Jalgaon. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 10 : JALGAON - AJANTA - AURANGABAD ( 165 KM, 3 HOURS )
Morning leave for Aurangabad. Stop en route to visit Ajanta. The caves are illuminated by a flood of natural light which pours into the caves at all times of the day. These 2000 year old colossal rock-carved temples boast a myriad of finely-detailed sculptures. Then drive to Aurangabad. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 11 : AURANGABAD
Morning visit Ellora Caves. One of India's most impressive archaeological sites. Here Buddhist art attained the peak of its development, in frescoes and wall paintings revealing a fascinating lifestyle. Carved out of a rocky gorge, these 30 caves date back to the 3rd Century. Return to Aurangabad for overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 12 : AURANGABAD- MUMBAI ( BY FLIGHT – 45 MINUTES )
Transfer to airport to catch flight for Mumbai. Arrival at Mumbai airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens and Prince of Wales Museum. Evening is free for shopping or other independent activities. Overnight stay.
DAY 13 : DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport to catch flight for onward destination.
Guaranteed departures from 02 pax onwards with local guides.
Tour Type: Individual Tour (Special rates available for Group Tours)
Code: TCTNI 2014
The cost includes:
The cost does not includes:
Per person Net Cost
1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014
1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014
€ 510 per person
€ 190 net
€ 105 per person
€ 105 per person
€ 485 per person
€ 170 net
Minimum 02 pax
Supplement for accompanied language speaking Guide till Agra
Airfare Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi
Request Tariff for 1 October 2014 onwards
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TRAVEL BY ROAD
AIRFARES AND TRAVELLING BY AIR
NOTE: The following are the allowances permitted for the baggage checked-in of Indian domestic flights.
All airlines (except SpiceJet which allows 20kg) allow a baggage of the weight indicated below. Please check the airline website for any last minute changes.
Economic class (check), maximum weight allowed 15kg. Any additional kg should be set up in ` per passenger immediately at check price ` 250/kg .This policy is in effect on the following companies:
* Go Air follows a different policy for 03 Sectors [Leh / Jammu / Srinagar] because they are highly sensitive Areas & airport there are not as well equipped as the metro cities in India:
Delhi / Leh / Delhi
Hand baggage of maximum weight of 10 Kgs + Check-in Baggage Maximum of 15 Kgs is allowed.
Only Valuables [Purse / Jewelry / Camera / Laptop / Coat / Mobile] are allowed in Hand luggage & rest all items be should be in the Check-in Baggage (even shoes ) .
Please note that you can carry electronic items like camera etc. but without the batteries. Batteries should be taken out and placed in the check- in baggage. Otherwise the security personnel at the airport shall remove the batteries and throw them away.
We recommend the following:
ACTIVITIES (Wildlife Safari/ Boat ride/ Desert & Rural Safari/ Bicycle & Rickshaw Ride/ Animal Rides)
In order not to encourage begging, we suggest that you should not distribute anything during your visits (candy, money, toys, pens etc.).
Should you wish to made donations in cash or kind, please consult your guide who would provide you with the best advice.
We suggest that you spend your money to buy locally produced things made my local craftsmen and take them to the country of your origin and contribute to the local economy thus providing work to those in need.
PRICE AND OTHER CONDITION OF SALE
(Indicative only because it is at the discretion of each / not to spare but only tickets ) :
• 10% of the total amount of the invoice/meals in restaurants, hotels
• 20 ` (Indian Rupees `) / porterage at hotels
• PP 03 € per day for guide escort (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• PP 02 € per day for the driver (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• PP 01 € 01 per day for the assistant driver (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
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Sikandra is the mausoleum of Akbar. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for constructing this beautiful monument. To construct a tomb in one's lifetime was a Tartary custom, which the Mughals followed religiously. This structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain themes. Sikandra is named after Sikandar Lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517. A visit to Akbar's monument opens before one, the completeness of Akbar's personality as completely as the Taj Mahal does of Mumtaz Mahal's .
It is a city that dominates a feminine touch in their structures and history. Created by Sultan Sikandar Lodi order , years later in her love of an emperor for his wife was reflected in eternity through the monument that identifies both the city and the whole country in the world : the Taj Mahal. The city was occupied for long periods by Muslims , inheriting architectural and urban structures of medieval character we can admire today and its winding streets
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