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The Heart of India Tour

Art, Culture, & Historical
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The Heart of India tour will reveal mainland India's best-kept secrets. This popular journey to travel back in time and adventure through India's ancient center is rich in heritage, history, and culture. This journey is awaiting the adventurous traveler in quest of India's heart.

12:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel

Day 01: Mumbai

Assistance upon your arrival at Mumbai airport and then transfer to you at the hotel.

Day 02: Mumbai - Aurangabad

This morning you will begin your journey by discovering the caves of Elephanta Island, a place where you will access by boat.

In the evening you will board your flight to Aurangabad. Assistance upon arrival at Aurangabad airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 03: Aurangabad

Our day starts with a visit to Ellora's famed rock temples (UNESCO). The Ellora caves, which number around thirty and are carved into a volcanic cliff that rises above the Deccan plain, belong to the three main faiths of India (Buddhism, Brahmanism, and Jainism). They are undoubtedly one of the most wonderful symbols of the religious tolerance that the people of Bharatvarsha (India's Hindi name) seldom abandon.

Ellora is, without a doubt, one of the most exquisite representations of early Middle Ages Indian art, far more than a tribute to this open-mindedness.

Between 737 and 790, Ellora's masterwork, the Kailasha, a monolithic sculpture constituting the Shiva temple, was cut into the hill. Its size is stunning, and the numerous shrines and relief panels, particularly the post sculptures, are excellent. -Gupta. You're certain to like the image of Ravana shaking Kailash Mountain, for example.

Look at the Bibi-Ka-Maqbara tomb, which was created in 1679 as a humble duplicate of the Taj Mahal, which was built during Emperor Aurangzeb's reign in Aurangabad.

Day 04: Aurangabad - Burhanpur

Today, the Ajanta caves are home to some of the most extraordinary Buddhist sculptures and paintings, the earliest of which dates from the 2nd century BC. It was a monastery and academic complex with seating for a hundred people. The 29 caverns, carved in basalt, were overgrown and forgotten after the collapse of Buddhism in India in the 7th century until they were discovered by a tiger hunting team at the beginning of the 19th century.

The vibrant colors, fluid shapes, and spiritual warmth of Ajanta's paintings are all part of a long tradition that has impacted temple art throughout India and Southeast Asia. During the course of the next millennium

After that, you'll travel to Burhanpur, which is located near the Tapti River. From this key city, built circa 1400 by Badshah Nasiruddin Faroqui, the Mughals ruled the Indian peninsula's south. The city, which has long been known for its cotton, still has numerous relics from its illustrious history.

Day 05: Burhanpur - Maheshwar

This day is dedicated to the exploration of the city and its key attractions, including the magnificent Jama Masjid mosque, the Mughal palace built by Shah Jahan, the Taj Mahal's creator, and the Muslim cemetery Dergarh E Hakimi.

You will go to Maheshwar, a tranquil and spiritual city nestled on the banks of the Narmada, one of India's holiest rivers, which is featured in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Before arriving at your accommodation, take a walk around the Ghats, a location of effervescence beside this sacred river.

Day 06: Maheshwar - Dhar

Your day begins with a stroll along the Narmada River, followed by a visit to the weavers' workshops in the ghats. Brocades and silk saris are produced in large quantities throughout the city. The city's superbly made temples, such as the charming marble depiction of the goddess Parvati cradling the child Ganesh in her lap, are particularly interesting.

The discovery of the Lat Masjid continues your trip towards Dhar.

Day 07: Dhar - Mandu

Mandu is an amazing archaeological site and the ancient capital of the Sultanate of Malwa.

With its turbulent history, this city offers testament to Afghanistan's architectural diversity, with an area filled with palaces, monuments, and mosques that you will have the opportunity to visit:

The massive Jama Masjid mosque, which dates back to the 15th century.

The last independent monarch of Mandu, Prince Baz Bahadur's palace.

The Hoshang Shah Mausoleum may be the country's oldest marble structure.

Finally, there's Rupmati's romantic pavilion, romantic because tradition has it that Baz Bahadur created it to entice a lovely Hindu vocalist to come and live with him.

Day 08: Mandu - Indore

This morning you will drive to Ujjain.

Visit Amla Village, which has been recognized as a "heritage village" due to its diverse architectural history. To meet the residents of rural India, you'll take a stroll through this traditional village and its bazaar.

Ujjain, in Madhya Pradesh, India's heartland, is one of Hinduism's seven holiest towns. With a visit to the Mahakaleshwar temple dedicated to Shiva and the Gopal temple dedicated to Krishna, this program will immerse you in the spiritual ambiance of the city.

You will continue to drive to Indore. Upon arrival check into the hotel.

Day 09: Indore - Bhopal

You will leave after breakfast and go to Bhopal. This lovely and lush city looks out over man-made lakes. Beautiful 19th-century mosques, as well as a lively market, may be found in the city's oldest neighborhoods.

Installation at a castle that overlooks a vast lake and a tour of the ancient town

The Bhil and Gond tribal paintings, as well as a modern art collection, are on display in the Bharat Bhawan Museum.

Day 10: Bhopal

The Buddhist structures of Sanchi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be discovered early in the morning. The tallest Buddhist stupa in India stands atop a hill, flanked by porticoes sculpted with exquisite refinement and artistry.

You will visit Bhimbekta a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cave paintings from the Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods may be seen in a lovely teak forest setting, depicting hunting scenes.

On the way back, stop by Bhojpur's unfinished temple, which has a massive monolithic lingam with a circumference of 5.2 meters.

Day 11: Bhopal - Orchha

This morning after breakfast you will visit the Tribal Habitat Museum and in the afternoon you will board a train to Jhansi.

Assistance upon arrival at Jhansi railway station and drive to Orchha. Check into the hotel.

Day 12: Orchha - Shivpuri

This morning you will drive to Shivpuri.

Visit Madhav Vilas' vacation residence, a colonial-era structure. Afternoon jeep drives at Madhav National Park, which has more than 150km2 of forested hills and meadows surrounding Lake Sakya Saga. Crocodiles and pythons live in this lake, and antelopes, nilgauts, leopards, and, very occasionally, tigers can be seen on the shoreline.

Day 13: Shivpuri - Gwalior

You will travel towards Gwalior. During the Sepoy Mutiny, the Scindia family declared it their capital, and English and Indians battled there. The city is home to the magnificent Fortress, which stands on a three-kilometer-long majestic plateau with sandstone walls adorned with blue pottery. There, you will see its palaces and temples.

A museum houses furniture and items accumulated over two centuries in the Scindia family's mansion, Jai Vilas Palace. The market will finish this day after a promenade across the city.

Day 14: Gwalior - Delhi

This morning you will board the train from Gwalior to Delhi. Assistance upon arrival in Delhi railway station and transfer to the Delhi international airport to board the flight back home.

Ending Point

At your hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

13 nights of hotel accommodation in a shared double/twin room on a bed and breakfast basis.

All transfers, sightseeing, and ground transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle depend on the size of the group.

Train tickets Bhopal/Jhansi and Gwalior/Delhi in the 2nd air-conditioned sleeper class.

A professional English-speaking Indian tour leader will accompany you throughout the trip.

Boat ride for Elephanta cave in Mumbai.

Jeep ride in Shivpuri.

The Maheshwar boat ride.

Entrance fees to the monument.

Current government applicable service tax.

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What‘s not included

International flight ticket.

Domestic flight Varanasi/Delhi.

Any services which are not mentioned in the inclusions.

Tips, any type of alcoholic beverages, Laundry, Travel insurance, medical emergencies, or any other expense not mentioned in the previous inclusions.

Any personal expense.

Any fixed camera or video fee.

Indian visa fees.

Tour Important Information

This cost is based on a minimum of a group of 08 passengers. If the number of passengers will increase or decrease then the cost will provide accordingly.

Check-in & out time at all envisaged properties is 1400 hrs & 1200 hrs respectively.

The check-in baggage allowed for all domestic flights is 15 KG and hand baggage is 07 KG. Excess baggage will be chargeable as per airline regulations.

Satellite phones and drone cameras are not allowed in India.

For air tickets, train tickets & Jungle safari booking, we required scan copies of passports on a top priority basis.

Christmas & New Year Eve mandatory room supplement and Gala Dinner will be applicable and will be decided closer to the travel date.

Please be careful about the dress code at religious places in India.

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