It’s here that one trips upon the earliest touches of mankind’s beginnings in man-made caves, decorated with paintings dating back thousands of years. Visit this captivating state with this Madhya Pradesh tour and discover a world of art, culture, wildlife, history and archaeology. Stay in legacy properties is going to be one of the key highlights of these packages. Come face to face with India’s glorious history at sacred Sanchi, one of the many historical places of Madhya Pradesh. Also, witness opulence on a large scale at the historic town of Orchha, where architectural aces like Laxmi Narayan Temple and Jahangir Mahal await you. You will also visit Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park in this Madhya Pradesh tour which has the highest density of tigers in the world. Your Splendour tour of Madhya Pradesh is incomplete without visiting Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another sight of that wonderful heritage is visible at Hilltop Fort in Gwalior, defined as a “pearl among fortresses in India”. Madhya Pradesh sightseeing tour is well-planned to let you explore the state widely referred to as the 'heart of erotic India'. Bordered by the grand Vindhyachal Mountains, dense forests, mighty rivers and the Malwa Plateau, Madhya Pradesh is marked with a huge number of tourists attractions. The state is famous throughout the world for its innumerable historical memorials and the intricately designed temples of Khajuraho. In this package of 18 nights and 19 days itinerary, you will also visit Delhi, Indore, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Mandu, Ujjain, Bhopal, Bhimbetka, Bhojpur, Pachmarhi, Gwalior and Agra as well.
Tour Duration : ( 18 Nights / 19 Days )
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Indore - Omkareshwar - Maheshwar - Mandu - Ujjain - Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhimbetka - Bhojpur - Pachmarhi - Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Orchha - Gwalior - Agra
Day 1: Delhi
After arrival at the Delhi airport, meet transfer hotels. Check-in at the hotel to enjoy the cozy comfort in its room. Spend the entire day resting and relaxing. In the evening, take a leisurely walk to explore the pulsating nightlife of Delhi. Stay the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Today enjoy a city tour to Delhi. The major tourist attractions of Delhi cover Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort, QutubMinar, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and the India Gate. In the evening you may revisit Red Fort to witness the impressive light and sound show. Retire for the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi – Indore
This morning take flight for Indore, upon arrival meet and transfer to hotel after that visit Indore Museum, Chhatris, LalBagh Palace, KanchMandir, Mahatma Ghandhi Hall and the Nehru Park. In the evening you may visit ChokhiDhani, the Rajasthan heritage resort built on the outskirts of Indore. This Rajasthan heritage resort is a perfect place to experience the rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan from close. Stay the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Indore – Omkareshwar – Maheshwar – Mandu
Next morning, drive to Mandu. En-route visit Omkareshwar and Maheshwar. The presence of one of the twelve Jyotirlingam makes Omkareshwar one of the holiest Hindu sites of India. On reaching Omkareshwar, visit the temple of ShriOmkarMandhata, Siddhnath temple and the temple of GauriSomnath. Also visit the huge Nandi bull carved on the hillside opposite the temple of GauriSomnath. After the visit we head to the town of Maheshwar. The major temples to visit in Maheshwar include Ahilyeshwar temple, Jaleshwar temple and the Rajarajeswara temple. Then proceed to Mandu. On reaching Mandu, check-in at one of our listed hotels for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Mandu
After an early breakfast, proceed to visit the Bagh Caves. These nine caves are famous for its paintings which closely resembles to those found in Ajanta caves. Later in the day embark on a guided tour of Mandu. The Major tourist attractions of Mandu cover JahazMahal, Rupmati Pavilion, RewaKund and the HindolaMahal. After the visit return to the hotel for taking some rest. In the evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Mandu – Ujjain – Bhopal
Morning breakfast leave for Bhopal by surface. Stop midway at Ujjain. The major tourist attractions of Ujjain include Bhartruhari Caves, Bade GaneshjiKaMandir, ChaubisKhamba Temple, GopalMandir, GomtiKund and the Kaliadeh Palace. After the visit continue to drive towards Bhopal. Upon reaching Bhopal, check-in at one our listed hotels. After resting and relaxing for a while in your hotel room, proceed to a sightseeing tour of Bhopal, the magnificent city of Nawabs. The major tourist attractions to visit include Moti Masjid, ShaukatMahal, Lakshmi Narayan temple, Bharat Bhavan, RastriyaManavSangrahalaya, Lower Lake and the Upper Lake. Retire for the night at the hotel.
Day 7: Bhopal – Sanchi – Bhopal
Early morning, leave for an excursion to Sanchi. It is the famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. This world heritage site houses the stupas which contain relics of Buddha. The major tourist attractions to visit in Sanchi include Great stupa, stupa 3, Ashoka Pillar, Mauryan apsidal, Temple 17. In the eastern area visit temple 45 while in the southern area visit Temple 40. The great stupa in Sanchi was commissioned by Emperor Ashoka. In the evening return to the hotel in Bhopal for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Bhopal – Bhimbetka – Bhojpur – Bhopal
In the morning after breakfast, leave for a full day excursion to Bhimbetka and Bhojpur. The Bhimbetka rock shelters are located in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains. The fiveclusters of natural rock shelters, display paintings that appear to date from the Mesolithic Period. These rock shelters were put on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 2003. After exploring the Bhimbetka caves drive back to the hotel in Bhopal for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Bhopal – Pachmarhi (200 km / 4 hrs)
After breakfast, drive towards Pachmarhi. Situated at an altitude of 1,067 feet, Pachmarhi offers a variety of attractions ranging from ancient caves to beautiful monuments. The lustrous greenery combined with the majestic hills and the cascading waterfalls are there to please every visitor. On reaching Pachmarhi, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Spend the remaining day resting and relaxing in the hotel room. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Pachmarhi
Morning after breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Pachmarhi. The major tourist attractions of Pachmarhi include HandiKhoh, Jata Shankar Caves, Pandava caves, ApsaraVihar, Bee Fall, Chauragarh Peak, Mahadeo hill and the Duchess Falls. Also visit the Priyadarshini Point to get panoramic vistas of the whole town of Pachmarhi from a hilltop. Stay the night in the hotel.
Day 11: Pachmarhi – Kanha National Park
Early in the morning leave for Kanha National Park. The Kanha National Park is one of the finest wildlife areas. The park is filled with large varieties of fauna and is best known for the swamp deer. On reaching Kanha National Park, get accommodated at one of listed wildlife resort. Being at Kanha National Park explore the rich flora which features numerous vegetative attractions around the vicinity. Later in the day enjoy bird watching being accompanied by the naturalist. In the evening return to the resort for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 12: Kanha National Park
Early in the morning, move out to enjoy jeep safari to observe wildlife at the thick and lush green forest of Kanha National Park. The jeep safari provides you with the flexibility to explore especially those places, which are difficult to travel via any other mode of transportation. Single day jeep safari can be done two times a day, one in the early morning hour and other in the late afternoon. After the safari return to the resort for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 13: Kanha – Bandhavgarh
Morning we leave for Bandhavgarh. Upon reaching Bandhavgarh, check-in at one of our listed resorts. After resting for a while at the hotel, proceed to explore the Bandhavgarh fort. Later in the day visit the Baghel Museum. The Baghel Museum preserves the personal belongings of the Maharaja of Rewa. Also visit the Tala village that has many mud houses and abounds with natural landscapes. In the evening return to the resort for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 14: Bandhavgarh National Park
Morning set out on an excursion to Bandhavgarh National Park. This small national park is perfect for game viewing. The density of tiger population is highest known in Bandhavgarh National Park all over India. Enjoy jeep/elephant safari to explore the park while visiting animals in their natural habitat. The best time to take a jeep safari is from dawn until about 10 am and from 4pm until dusk. On return to the resort enjoy sumptuous dinner and overnight stay.
Day 15: Bandhavgarh – Khajuraho
Following morning after breakfast, proceed to Kahjuraho. Located in the Bundelkhand region this small town is famous for groups of Hindu and Jain temples. The temples of Khajuraho are the UNESCO World Heritage Site for their beautiful and erotic rock carvings. Upon reaching Khajuraho, check-in at one of listed hotels. The major tourist attractions of Western Group of Kahjuraho temples include Lakhmana temple, KandariyaMahadeo temple, Devi Jagdamba temple, ChaunsatYoginiand the Vishwanath temple while the Eastern Group of temples include Parsvanath temple, Ghantai temple, Adinath temple and the Vamana temple. After the visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 16: Khajuraho – Orchha
After breakfast leave for straight to Orchha. On reaching Orchha, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax in your hotel till lunch. After lunch, embark on a sightseeing tour of Orchha. The major tourist attractions of Orchha include the Chandreshekhar Azad Memorial, Chhatris, Dauji Ki Haveli, Raja Mahal and the Laxmi Narayan temple. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 17: Orchha – Gwalior
In the morning after breakfast, drive straight to Gwalior. Upon reaching Gwalior, check-in at one our listed hotels. The major tourist attractions of Gwalior include Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, ManMandir Palace, TeliKaMandir, SurajKund, Padavali temple and the Bateshwar valley. Stay the night at the hotel.
Day 18: Gwalior – Agra
Morning breakfast leave for Agra, by surface. On reaching Agra, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while in the cozy comfort of your hotel room, move out to visit the major tourist attractions of Agra covering Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Ram Bagh, Diwan-i-am, Diwan-i-khas and the Aram Bagh. In the evening head to visit the seventh wonder of world, TajMahal in the twilight for an alluring sight. After the visit return to the hotel for the dinner and overnight stay.
Day 19: Agra – Delhi
In the morning after breakfast, leave Agra to reach Delhi. On reaching Delhi, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while set out for a second round of sightseeing tour of Delhi. The attractions scheduled for the day include Rajpath, India Gate, Parliament House, RashtrapatiBhavan, Lotus temple and Diplomatic Enclave. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner. After dinner, transfer to Delhi airport to board a flight for onward journey.