Destinations: Delhi- Varanasi-Allahabad-Khajuraho-Orcha-Jhansi-Bhopal-Sanchi-Ujjain-Bhopal-Indore.
Day 1: Delhi- Varanasi
On arrival at the airport/railway station, transfer to the hotel.
Varanasi is one of the most ancient living cities in India. From time immemorial it has been a great religious center for Hindus and one of their most sacred places of pilgrimage, being visited by millions of people every year. To every visitor Varanasi offers a breathtaking experience
Afternoon visit Sarnath for a day excursion: One of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world, where Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC. Here he revealed the eight fold path that leads to the attainment of inner peace, Enlightenment and UltimateNirvana. Witness the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and a fine Museum which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculptures.Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Varanasi- Allahabad
Enjoy an early morning Boat Cruise on River Ganges. Drive to DaswamedhGhat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges and witness the living traditions of one of the world’s oldest and most important religions. To appreciate this remarkable city, visit the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bathe and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water edge.
Later visit the KashiVishwanath Temple while returning to the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel.
After the breakfast, Proceed for day tour of Varanasi. Visit Bharat Mata Temple, which features a big relief map of Mother India engraved in marble, the 18th century Durga Temple, commonly known as the Monkey Temple due to the huge population of the monkeys and the Tulsimanas Temple, crafted from white marble which features the entire Ramayana inscribed on its walls.
Afternoon drive to Allahabad and check in to the hotel. Later visit the TriveniSangam .It is the confluence of three holy rivers-Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. It becomes a center of attraction for hundreds and thousands of religious travelers after every twelve years when it hosts the famous KumbhMela.
Allahabad Fort,exhibits fine depictions of art, design, architecture, and craftsmanship.An amazingly beautiful view of the fort can be seen from the river side. Visitors are allowed to view the Ashoka Pillar, SaraswatiKup and Jodhabai Palace. Patalpuri Temple and Akshaya Vat are located inside the Allahabad Fort.This is actually an underground temple, alluding to associations with Lord Rama. The famous Akshaya Vat one of the most revered trees of the Hindus is also sited within the temple. Hanuman Mandir,located near the Allahabad Fort, is famous for the image of the reclined position monkey-god Hanuman.
Allahabad Museum, preserves the paintings of Nicholas Roerich, terracotta figurines, Rajasthani miniatures, coins and stone sculptures from the 2nd century BC till date. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Allahabad-Khajuraho
Morningafter a leisure breakfast, drive to Khajuraho and check in to the hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight at hotel.
Khajurahois situated in the northernmost part of Madhya Pradesh and is famous for its enchanting temples and its legendary Khajuraho dance festival.TheKhajuraho Temples are dedicated to a celebration of womanhood, her myriad moods and facets. Famous for its erotic architecture, the carvings. These temples have been designed and carved to lead the eyes from ground level upward till you seem to be looking at heaven.
Morning visit the eastern and western set of temples .Also visit the Chandela Temples of Khajuraho. The remoteness & isolation of Khajurho have ensured the survival of these great treasures. Evening enjoy the Sound & Light Show at the temple complex. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Khajuraho-Orchha
Morning drive to Orchhaand check into your hotel.
It is a medieval city founded by the Bundela rulers with palaces and temples of the 16th & 17th century which has remarkably withstood the onslaught of time. The town is known for its Chattris which were built in the memory of the kings and the place is flanked by the river Betwa.
Afternoon city tourof palaceswhich still have the glory of the past telling the tales and tastes of the rulers of those times.Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Orchha – Jhansi -Bhopal
Morning transfer to Jhansi railway station to board train to Bhopal. On arrival transfer to the hotel.
Bhopal is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated in the Malwa region and like Rome is built on seven hills. It presents a multi-faceted profile and is a culturally active city. Apart from its natural beauty, Bhopal is famous for its Temples and mosques. But it is also known, for the largest industrial disaster or the Gas Tragedy, struck it in 1984.
Afternoon visit various temples, the Most famous temple situated to the south of the Lower Lake on the Arera Hills is the Laxmi Narayan Temple also known as Birla Mandir.
There are marvelous stone sculptures of goddess Narayana, Laxmi and beautiful stone sculptures of Shiva along with his wife Parvati displayed just located near the Birla Museum that houses a wonderful collection of sculptures dating from 12th century period of Madhya Pradesh.
One of the religious places of interest in this city that captures great admiration and attention from many tourists is the Taj-Ul- Masjid which means the Crown of Mosques. This mosque is one of the largest and most elegant in the country. It boasts of a marvelous sight against the backdrop of Bhopal. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Bhopal – Sanchi -Bhopal
Morning a full day excursion to Sanchi.Sanchi is perched on a secluded hill, 46 km from Bhopal. Its clusters of stupas, chaityas and monasteries make it one of the most significant place for the people to visit from all corner of the globe. These stupas, constructed within 3rd century BC and 12th century AD, bequeath the place with a lot of historical and religious importance. On Buddha Purnima, Buddhists congregate here to celebrate the triple anniversary of Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and Par nirvana. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Bhopal- Ujjain
Morning drive to Ujjain and check into your hotel.Afternoon at leisure.Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Ujjain
Ujjain is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus, it nestles on the embankment of the Shipra River in Madhya Pradesh. Imbued with mythological associations, the place boasts of a glorious past. Known as Shiva’s land, it proudly brackets together its name with legendary figures like Kalidasa, Vikramaditya, Ashoka, Varahamihira, Brahmagupta. This historical city stands dotted with numerous temples
Morning a full day excursion to Ujjain. Ujjain is famous for its Mahakaleshwar Temple. The temple enshrines one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. It is situated near a lake and has five levels. The lingam of the temple is considered as Swayabhu (itself born). Mahakaleshwar temple is located in a spacious courtyard, surrounded by massive walls. It has a finely sculptured tapering shikhara, which dominates the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Ujjain-Indore
Morning a full day excursion to Indore.
Indore is the largest city in the Malwa region of Central India and the cosmopolitan capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Indore is sited on the banks of two small rivulets – the Saraswati and the Khan. They conjoin at the heart of the city, where an 18th century temple of ‘Sangamnath’ or ‘Indreshwar’ is located.Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Indore -Departure
Morning after a leisure breakfast transfer to the airport / railway station to board flight / train for onward journey.