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Madhya Pradesh - Heart of India Tour

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  • Duration : 13 Nights /14 Days

  • Places Covered : Indore – Omkareshwar- Maheshwar-Mandu- Ujjain-Sanchi-Bhopal-Bhojpur-Bheembetika-Pachmarhi-Bedaghat-Jabalpur-Bandhavgarh-Panna-Khajuraho-Jatashankar-Orcha-Shivpuri-Gwalior-Bateswar-Delhi

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Itinerary :

Day 01: Arrive Indore- Sightseeing

Awaits warm welcomes on your arrival at Indore airport and transfer to the hotel. Later proceed to visit Indore city. This city is known as the city of the Holkars. The city was built by a Holkar Rani Ahilya Bai, one of the famous queens in Indian History. Upon arrival check into the hotel and later proceed to visit some of the famous historical monuments and religious centers – Rajwada, Kanch Mandir and Bada Ganapati.

The Rajwada or the Old Palace is located in the old city; the building is a blend of French, Mughal and Maratha architecture. This 200 year old palace belonged to the Holkar dynasty.

The Kanch Mandir (Glass Temple), which is a Jain mandir (temple), is a marvel in glass. The walls, ceiling, floor, pillars, doors are entirely inlaid with glass creating a stunning kaleidoscope of reflections.

Bada Ganapati, better known for its size than antiquity, this temple houses perhaps the largest Ganesh idol in the world measuring 25 feet from crown to foot. It was built in 1875. Overnight stay in hotel in Indore.

Day 02: Indore – Omkareshwar – Maheshwar – Indore [245 KM/5 Hrs approx.]

This morning after breakfast drive to Omkareshwar to visit the sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, ‘Om’. Omkareshwar is situated on the banks of river Narmada, and is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.

The significance of this linga is that the linga is not situated below the cupola. The idol of Lord Shiva is situated on the top of the temple. The temple can be reached by ferry from the banks of the river.

Later drives continue to Maheshwar. Maheshwar is a historical town on the banks of river Narmada known for temples, mighty fort-complex standing in quiet beauty, mirrored in the river below and distinctive hand woven sarees called Maheshwari.

Day 03: Indore – Mandu – Indore [245 KM/5 Hrs approx.]

After breakfast drive to excursion of Mandu. The grandiose and remarkable architecture of Mandu makes it one of the places having the most impressive collection of Afghan art in India. Mandu is located in an evergreen plateau in the middle of lusting vegetation, surrounded everywhere by lakes and splendorous monuments.

After breakfast proceed to visit Baz Bahadur's Palace, Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Rewa Kund, Jami Masjid and many others that worth witnessing. After exploring these beautiful and interesting places of Mandu drive back to Indore. Overnight at hotel in Indore.

Day 04: Indore – Ujjain [65 KM/1.5 Hrs approx.]

After Breakfast check out and drive to Ujjain. Mahakaleshwara, one of the Jyotirlinga manifestations of Shiva. Situated on the banks of the sacred river Shipra,

Apart from mythological legends, the city has a long distinguished history. It was governed by the likes of Vikramaditya and Ashoka. Kalidas wrote his souls stirring poetry here. The lingam at the Mahakala is believed to be born of itself (swayambhu) deriving currents of power (shakti) from within itself as oppose to the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with the mantra-shakti.

Famous Bhasma Aarti of Lord Shiva perform on every day early morning at 5 AM is one of the popular attraction.

Day 05: Ujjain – Sanchi - Bhopal [290 KM/6 Hrs approx.]

After an early morning breakfast check out and drive to Bhopal, enroute visit Sanchi Stupas 46kms from Bhopal. It is unique for having the most perfect and well-preserved Buddhist stupas. The remains of Buddhist saints Sariputra and Mahamodgilya are also preserved here. The holy relics are displayed once a year during the annual Chetiyagiri Vihar festival.

Later drives continue to Bhopal, Upon arrival check into the hotel.

Later drive back to Bhopal city and visit this beautiful city (Capital of Madhya Pradesh) visit Rajbhavan, Old Vidhan Sabha, Birla Mandir, Chinar Park, Bharat Bhawan, Kamla Park and bhojtal (Upper lake) overnight at hotel in Bhopal.

Day 06: Bhopal – Bhojpur - Bheembetika – Pachmarhi [215 KM/5 Hrs approx.]

After breakfast check out and drive to Pachmarhi and enroute visit Bhojpur. The town of Bhojpur is rich with immense historical and religious importance. It was founded by the legendry Parmara king, Raja Bhoj. Bhojpur is renowned for the remains of its magnificent Shiva Temple who is one of the famous attractions.

Later visit Bhimbetka- it is a World Heritage Site and is situated in south of Bhopal. This site is second oldest cave paintings in the world. The location is beautiful, along the Satpura range of mountains. The area around the caves is forested, which adds to the natural beauty. The Bhimbetka rock shelters exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India; its Stone Age rock paintings are approximately 9,000 years old, making them among the world’s oldest.

Drive Continue to Pachmarhi, Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight.

Day 07: Pachmarhi - Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed for the most popular attractions of Pachmarhi such as Priyadarshini (Forsyth Point) - around 5 km from the town this popular view point offers stunning views of the surroundings along with memorable sunset views; Bee Fall- a 35 m high popular waterfall, it is ideal for nature-lovers; Handi Khoh- a huge ravine with thick woodland and a cliff of 300 feet which is known to have connection with Lord Shiva and Fairy pool- also known as Apsara Vihar- it is a small waterfall (30 feet high) and a naturally formed pool.

Chhota Mahadeo- a small trek takes you to this old temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Jata Shankar- a natural cave in deep ravine with lingam-shaped stalagmites, Chauragarh – Pachmarhi's second highest peak with a Lord Shiva temple and Chauragarh fort and Dhoopgarh- highest point in Satpura ranges known as famous sunrise and sunset view point.

Day 08: Pachmarhi - - Bedaghat – Jabalpur [260KM/5 Hrs Approx.]

After breakfast check out and driove to Jabalpur enroute visit Bhedaghat- Also regarded as the Marble Rocks of Bhedaghat, this small town has earned a reputation for the 100 ft tall resplendent rocks on either sides of Narmada in not only India, but all across the world.

Boating in this setting during a moonlit night would surely make up for an unforgettable experience. A few kilometres away are the thunderous Dhuandhar Falls which will take you a different level of brilliance.

(Boating is subject to availability and your own risk and own direct payment basis. Cable car ride upon dhuandhar water fall also subject to availability and direct payment basis)

Drives continue to Jabalpur, Upon arrival check into the hotel. Later proceed to visit visit Madan Mahal fort - Prettily nestled on the top of a rocky hill, the Madan Mahal Fort was built by Gond ruler, Raja Madan Shah in the year 1116 AD. This fort dominates the skyline and provides a panoramic view of the town and the country side around it. Overnight.

Day 09: Jabalpur – Bandhavgarh [170KM/4 Hrs Approx.]

After an early morning breakfast check out and drive to Bandhavgarh, Upon arrival check into the hotel. Later in the afternoon. Proceed for afternoon Jeep safari. Return back to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight.

Day 10: Bandhavgarh – Panna [190KM/4-5 Hrs Approx.]

An early morning proceed for Jeep safari, return hotel for breakfast. After lunch drive to Panna, Upon arrival at Panna check into the hotel. Overnight.

Day 11: Panna – Khajuraho [48KM/1.2 Hrs Approx.]

An early morning proceed for Jeep safari, return hotel for Breakfast. After noon check out have lunch and then proceed for jeep safari. Return back to the hotel to pick up luggage and then drive to Khajuraho. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight.

Day 12: Khajuraho – Jatashankar Dham - Orcha [260 KM/6 Hrs Approx.]

After breakfast check out and proceed to visit Khahurajo has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for sheltering many ancient temples and historical places of public interest. It is one of the major pilgrim centers in India that is visited by thousands of tourists from across the globe.

Visit the Western Group of Khajuraho which comprise of 14 gorgeous temples, including Matangesvara, Chaunsath Yogini, Kandariya Mahadeo, Varaha, Parvati, Lalguan Mahadev, Lakshmana, and Nandi, Chitragupta Devi and Jagdamba.

Later drive to visit Jata Shankar dham temple near Dilari village Bijawar (50 KM from Chhatarpur), after visit this place drives continue to Orcha, Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight.

Day 13: Orcha – Shivpuri – Gwalior [240 KM/5-6 Hrs Approx.]

After breakfast check out and visit historical Town Orchha – it is a beautiful town located on the Betwa River in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh. It was established by Rudra Pratap Singh in the 16th century as the seat of an eponymous former princely state of central India. This town is the major tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh.

Visit Orcha Fort and the popular temples in Orchha such as the Ram Raja Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple. These ancient temples of Orchha were built by Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century by Bundela rulers.

Later drive to Gwalior Via Shivpuri, visit Madhav National Park, Bhadaiya Kund, Scindias’s Chatri, Sakhya Sagar lake. Later drive to Gwalior, Upon arrival check into the hotel.

Day 14: Gwalior – Bateswar – Delhi [410 KM/8 Hrs Approx.] – Departure

After breakfast check out visit Gwalior- This historic city offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region. Passed from the Tomars to the Mughals and to the Marathas and then the Scindias. The city has seen its fair share of change over the years. Still, many of its historic fortifications and palaces remain well-preserved or have been rebuilt to a high standard.

Visit the majestic Gwalior Fort (Largest forts in India) This fort spreads out over an area of 3 square km, surrounded by concrete walls of sandstone. The Gwalior fort encloses three temples, six palaces and numerous water tanks. Sas-Bahu temple, or Sahastrabahu Temple, built by the King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata dynasty in 11th Century is a beautiful temple in Gwalior. The temple is a marvellous example of architectural brilliance and the intricate designing is worth noticing. The entire temple is adorned with carvings and a beautiful idol of Brahma, Vishnu and Saraswati. And Gunjari Mahal within the Fort.

Later drive to Delhi and enroute visit Batewar Temple- is a famous temple complex situated in the National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary which is about 70 kilometres away from the district of Agra, India. The location of the temples is a major landmark for tourists seeking spiritual getaways. The temple complex is made up of 101 temples and is situated on the banks of River Yamuna. It is known for its religious importance in the country. The temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva or Bateshwar Mahadev and hence are called Bateshwar Temples. The serene temples scattered along the banks of River Yamuna is a peaceful sight, especially during sunrise and sunsets. One may want to sit still and meditate to experience tranquillity. A visit to the Bateshwar Temples is a must for those seeking clarity and harmony in life.

Later drives continue to Delhi, Upon arrival departure transfer to the airport. Our services will be terminated from here.

Inclusions :

  • 01 DBL/Twin room in good 3 star hotels as per given hotels or similar.
  • Buffet breakfast in all the hotels.
  • All meals in Bandhavgarh & Panna Hotels only.
  • A/C Indigo car with professional driver as per the itinerary.
  • 02 Jeep Safari (Morning & evening) exclusively in Bandhavgarh.
  • 02 Jeep Safari (Morning & evening) exclusively in Panna.
  • All expenses related to the vehicle i.e. toll taxes, car parking, fuel charges, permit charges etc.
  • All govt taxes.

Exclusions :

  • Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusions list.