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Taj Mahal, Khajuraho & Bandhavgarh National Park + Many Others
Madhya Pradesh Group Package Best Deal @ INR 20,000 per person (If minimum 10 persons travel together)
Destinations cover: Indore - Ujjain - Mandu - Maheshwar - Jabalpur - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Datia - Gwalior - Agra (Taj Mahal) - Delhi
• Accommodation for 8 nights
• Daily breakfast
• All meals in Bandhavgarh resort
• One Jungle safari in Bandhavgarh
• All Transfers & Sightseeing by AC 12 seater private coach
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Hotels used in Package
Ujjain, Hotel Mittal Paradise
Indore, Hotel Winway
Jabalpur, Hotel Anmol Classic
Bandhavgarh, Nature Heritage Resort
Khajuraho, Hotel Khajuraho Temple view
Datia, Datia Tourist Motel, Datia
Delhi, Hotel Emperor Palm
Day 1: Pickup from Ujjain railway st. & transfer to hotel + Ujjain sightseeing O/N Ujjain
Day 2: Attend Bhasm Aarti from (4am to 6am) later after breakfast proceed to Omkareshwar (140km / 3.5hrs). O/N Indore
Day 3: Indore to Jabalpur (500km / 9-10hrs). O/N Jabalpur
Day 4: Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh enroute Bhedaghat (190km / 3.5hrs). O/N Bandhavgarh
Day 5: Bandhavgarh jungle safari. O/N Bandhavgarh
Day 6: Bandhavgarh to Khajuraho (250km / 5hrs). O/N Khajuraho
Day 7: Khajuraho to Datia (220km / 5hrs). O/N Datia
Day 8: Datia to Gwalior (85km / 2hrs). O/N Gwalior
Day 9: Gwalior to Delhi enroute Taj Mahal (360km / 6-7hrs)
Top Central India Heritage Tour in MP with Wonder of the World - Taj Mahal & Bandhavgarh: Overview
This is most successful Heritage & Cultural vacation package of India provided by Holiday Travel.
Package starts from Capital city of India New Delhi. In this package we are providing you the Best of Heritage Attractions including UNESCO Heritage sites Central India in Madhya Pradesh ( Taj Mahal Agra , Khajuraho, Orchha, Sanchi Stupas, Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Bhopal, Gwalior, Mandu, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Indore) with Special Focus on the Wonder of the World - The Taj Mahal.
Finally you relax in India's Best Tiger Reserve & national park - The Bandhavgarh national park and enjoy 3 days of Tiger safari & Exceptional Hospitality.
The program is highly personalized and customized as per your needs, before start of the tour, our Central India Heritage Tour expert will discuss with you in detail and customize the package & also fine tune the food menu as per your taste and choice..
Central India Heritage Tour with Wonder of the World - Taj Mahal: Highlights
Wonder of the World - Taj Mahal
Agra Fort - Fatehpur Sikri - The Architecture Marval.
UNESCO Heritage The Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)
Gwalior Fort - India's one of the Biggest Fort
UNESCO Heritage The Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)
UNESCO Heritage Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
UNESCO Heritage Bhimbetka Rock shelters ( 2003)
World's Biggest Manmade Lake - Bhopal Upper Lake
India's best Preserved Heritage site - Mandu
2 Jyotirlingas Ujjain & Omkareshwar - Ancient Hindu Temples
India's Food capital city Indore
Bandhabgarh National Park - India's Best National park - with 4 Tiger safaris
13N/14D Standard Package
Chd- Hotel Golden Square (Gwalior), Hotel Idea Inn (Agra), Betwa Retreat (Orchha), Royal Sun Palace (Bhopal), Isabel Palace (Khajuraho), Mogli Resort (Bandhavgarh), Hotel Pearl (Indore)
13N/14D Deluxe Package
Chd- Hotel Gwalior Regency (Gwalior), Hotel Howard Plaza (Agra), Sheesh Mahal (Orchha), Hotel Amar Villas (Bhopal), Hotel Golden Tulip (Khajuraho), Nature Heritage Resort (Bandhavgarh), Hotel Winway (
13N/14D Luxury Package
Chd- Hotel Deo Bagh (Gwalior), Radisson Blu (Agra), Orchha Resort (Orchha), Jehan Numa Palace (Bhopal), Ramada Resort (Khajuraho), Kings Lodge (Bandhavgarh), Hotel Radisson Blu (Indore)
India Travel - Taj Mahal - Top Heritage Tour of India - Package Inclusion:
14 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis
Daily Breakfast & Dinner
1 Night in Agra
1 night in Gwalior
1 night in Orchha
1 Night in Khajuraho
3 Nights in Bandhavgarh National Park
3 nights in Bhopal
4 night in Indore
All sightseeing in provided AC Vehicle
All places cover as per mention in below Itinerary
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Pick up from Delhi railway st/ airport and proceed to Agra which has world famous 'Taj Mahal'- One of the 7th wonder of the world. Upon arrival checkin to hotel later visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb. Come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner in Agra.
After breakfast proceed for Gwalior which is known for its spectacular hilltop citadel. Upon arrival visit Gwalior Fort, Sas Bahu Temples, Suraj Kund, Jas Vilas Palace, Man Singh, Gwalior State Archaeological Museum. In the evening come back to hotel and Overnight stay with dinner in Gwalior.
Leave for Orchha which 124 kms from Gwalior. Have your breakfast and pay a visit the popular temples in Orchha such as the Ram Raja Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple. These temples were built by Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century. Comfortable Stay overnight in Orchha at a hotel.
Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed to Khajuraho which is known for nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures. Upon arrival checkin to hotel and after lunch visit Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Lakshman Temple, Dulhadev Temple. Later in the evening visit to enjoy Light and sound show. Overnight stay with dinner in Khajuraho.
After breakfast you will proceed for Bandhavgarh national park which is 250 km far away from Khajuraho. Before reach Bandhavgarh you will stop for lunch in any good restaurant later you will continue your driving to Bandhavgarh. Upon arrival checkin to hotel and rest of the day free at your leisure.
Overnight stay in Bandhavgarh
Morning 6:00 am
Today early morning get ready for Jungle safari and gypsy will pick you from your leisure by 6 am. In the morning you will go for Jungle safari in Tala Zone which is one of the biggest tiger reserve zone of Bandhavgarh. Enjoy the safari till 10:30am and get back to resort for breakfast. After that you may enjoy at your leisure till lunch time.
Noon 2:00 pm
After lunch you will go for evening jungle safari which will start by 2:30 pm and enjoy safari till 5:30 pm. After that you will drop to resort for overnight stay. Overnight stay in Bandhavgarh
Have a full day of jungle activities and enter the woods for an exciting jungle safari. Accompanied by expert naturalists you will advance deep inside the jungle in a jeep. Situated at the foothills of the Vindhya ranges, Bandhavgarh National Park is the habitat of tiger, spotted deer, barking deer, sambar, chausingha, nilgai, guar, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, jackal, leopard and a wide variety of bird life. Wildlife enthusiasts will surely have the time of their life here for the park constitutes of highest population of tigers in India. If you are granted permission by the Rewa's royal family, you can visit the fort. The wonderful carvings in the fort and the fabulous view from the top cannot be described only experienced.
Overnight at Bandhavgarh
Today after post breakfast you will proceed for Bhopal so be ready for long journey today. In between you will stop for lunch in any good dhaba or restaurant later continue journey towards Bhopal. Upon arrival checkin to hotel and rest of the day free at your leisure.
Overnight stay with dinner in Bhopal.
After breakfast proceed to excursion to Udayagiri Caves and Sanchi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The journey will take 1 hour 30 minutes each way (35 miles/60 km). Visit Tropic of Cancer, Sanchi, Udaygiri Caves, Bijamandal and Gumbaz ka Maqbara. After cover all sightseeing Drop back to your hotel in Bhopal city in Evening and Overnight stay with dinner in Bhopal.
Sanchi Visit : - First you will visit Sanchi located 45 km northeast of Bhopal and visit stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD. Sanchi is an ancient place of pilgrimage for Buddhists and its uniqueness lies in the fact that Buddha is not represented through figures, but through symbols. The lotus represents the Buddha's birth, the tree signifies his enlightenment and the wheel represents his attainment of nirvana (salvation). Buddha's presence is marked by the footprints and the throne. Sanchi was rediscovered by a British officer in 1818 and later in 1912 restoration work at the site was done in earnest.
Udayagiri Caves Visit :- After Sanchi, Proceed to the Udayagiri Caves (approx. 15 km from Sanchi). The Udayagiri Caves are an early Hindu ritual site located near Vidisha region. They were extensively carved and reworked under the command of Chandragupta II, Emperor of the Gupta Empire, in the late 4th and 5th century AD. These caves are currently a tourist site under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Udayagiri consists of a substantial U-shaped plateau immediately next to the River Bes. The caves here are a series of rock-cut sanctuaries and images excavated into hillside. The figure of Viṣṇu in his incarnation as the boar-headed Varaha i amongst the more impressive artistic sculptures. The site has important inscriptions of the Gupta dynasty. In addition to these remains, Udayagiri has a series of rock-shelters and petroglyphs, ruined buildings, inscriptions, water systems, fortifications and habitation mounds, all of which have been only partially excavated.
Proceed on a full-day tour and visit the famous Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka and Bhojeshwar Temple. Bhimbetka is the site of 700 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bhojpur is the site of a Sun Temple with the largest Shiv Lingams in India. Learn the history of Bhopal while being amazed by the ancient architecture and beautiful view.
On completion of the tour, you will be taken back to Bhopal city and dropped off at your hotel or you may also visit to World's biggest manmade lake - Upper Lake Bhopal. Overnight stay with dinner in Bhopal.
Bhimbetka : Located at about 46 km from Bhopal, Bhimbetka, the World Heritage site, highlights the rich history of Bhopal. Bhimbetka caves were discovered accidentally during 1957-58 by Dr. Vishnu Wakankar, an archaeologist. It is a real treasure as the rock paintings in the caves are over 15000 years of age. They depict the lifestyle of the man belonging to the historic age. The paintings on the walls and the ceilings of the caves are exceptional pieces of artwork. The paintings represent various periods from upper Paleolithic to medieval period. Bhimbetka is the perfect destination if you love to feel part of the world of the bygone era.
Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed to Indore which is business city of Madhya Pradesh and known for its street foods. Upon arrival checkin to hotel and start local sightseeing tour of Indore which includes Lalbagh Palace, Rajwada Palace, The Royal Chhatris, Kanch Mandir, Bada Ganpati and at night visit Sarafa Bazar which is India's late night street food bazaar. Later come back to hotel and overnight stay in Indore.
After breakfast proceed for Omkareshwar which has another Jyotirlinga temple in Madhya Pradesh and visit Omkareshwar Temple, Mamleshwar Temple, Ahilya Ghat, 24 Avatars Group of Temples.
After lunch proceed to Maheshwar which has a very large fort of Devi Ahilya Bai on the bank of river Narmada. Later visit Baneshwar Temple and drop you to Indore for overnight stay.
Today after breakfast proceed for Ujjain which is known for Mahakaal ki Nagri & visit Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple - The temple of Mahakaleshwar, Dedicated to Lord Mahakal and Lord Indrahal – The Lord Shiva, Temple has its shikhara soaring into the skies. Mahakal-The Lord Shiva dominates the life of the city and its people. After that visit Bade Ganeshji ka mandir, Chintaman Ganeshji Temple.
Later visit Kal Bhairav Temple - The worship of the eight Bhairavas is a part of Saivite tradition and the chief among them is Kal Bhairava, believed to have been built by King Bhadresen, on the banks of the Shipra. There is mention of a Kal Bhairva temple in the Avanti Khanda of the Skanda Purana. Visit Bhartihari Caves – These caves are situated just above the bank of the Shipra near the temple of Gadkalika. According to popular tradition, this is the spot where Bhartrihari, who is said to have been the step brother of Vikramaditya, lived and meditated after renouncing worldly life.
In the evening come back to Indore and Overnight stay with dinner in Indore
This morning after breakfast you will be proceed for Mandu which is 100 km away from Indore. After visit for sightseeing of Mandu that is known as Rani Roopmati ki Nagari and there are lots of site seeing i.e (Jami Masjid, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Jal Mahal, Rewa Kund, Rani Roopmati’s Pavilion) and by the evening you will back to Indore. Overnight stay at Indore
Today checkout from Hotel and drop you to Indore railway st / airport for onwards journey. Tour end
Top Heritage Tour of India
Details - Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, Top UNESCO Heritage Sites Central India, Bandhavgarh National Park
Taj Mahal in India ( Agra City) is the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and one of the 7 wonders of the world. There is no Other as beautiful Structure as Taj Mahal in the whole world. When some One just sees the Taj for the First Time, The natural Exclamation Comes - "AAH TAAJ". It is located in Agra City, The city nestled on the banks of river Yamuna has numerous monuments and heritage buildings offering a sneak peek into its interesting culture. The city has been ruled by various rulers in the past and remnants of its glorious past are spread over length and breadth of the city.
Khajuraho in INDIA - Madhaya Pradesh is an UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, known for its ornate temples that are spectacular piece of human imagination, artistic creativity, magnificent architectural work and deriving spiritual peace through eroticism.
Popular for :- Numerous Medival age Architecture Wonders, palaces, temples, cenotaphs or chhatris
Orchha is the Main tourist attraction of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. Orchha lies on the Betwa River, 80 km from Tikamgarh & 15 km from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh.
Orchha was founded in the 15th century AD, by the Bundela chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha, The main attractions of Orchha are Chaturbhuj Temple (built, during the time of Akbar), Raj Mandir (built by 'Madhukar Shah' during his reign, 1554 to 1591).Other Notable attractions in orchha madhya Pradesh is huge huge palace-fort and Raja Mahal and the Jahangir Mahal situated On an island on the bank of the Betwa River.
Sanchi is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. It lies at a distance of approximately 52 km from the capital city of Bhopal and 10 km from Vidisha. Mahatma Budh never visited or travelled through sanchi, King Ashoka the great made the Sanchi Stupas, These are most ancient stone architecture in India built in 3 BC under king ashoka patronage. Sanchi was built a famous trade route, One of the queen of King Ashoka named Devi's home was nearby in Vidisha. Actual stupa made by King Ashoka was of mud bricks and was half the size, also the platform was made of wood., then from 2nd BC till 1at BC during Sungha Dynasty, it was expanded and stone balustrade was built and harmonica was put on the top. It has diameter of 40 meters and height is 16.5 meters.
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters
Bhimbetka is a place which is located in the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh. The place is well known for the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, an archaeological World Heritage Site. These Rock Shelters manifest the existence of earliest human life. These Rock Shelters have also led to the establishment of various other cues which relate to the glorious past of the country. These are mainly in the colours of red and white and depict activities such as hunting, dancing, music, horse and elephant riding. Popular religious and ritual symbols have also been found. They are an important aspect of the cultural heritage of Madhya Pradesh as well as of India. This has helped in the growth of the Madhya Pradesh tourism to significant proportion.
Mandu is a famous tourist destination in Madhya Pradesh famous for forts, palaces and architectural masterpieces. The ruined city of Mandu is located at a distance of about 90 km from Indore, business capital of Madhya Pradesh. Popularly known as Mandu among travellers, the town is located amidst the Vindhya Ranges, at an elevation of 2000 feet above the sea level.
Travellers will find over 40 monuments in Mandu. There are three broad categories: the Central Village Group, the Royal Enclave Group, Rewa Kund Group.
The city of Mandu, was also called a city of joy, is now a ruined city in the Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh.
Bandhavgarh National park
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular national parks in India and is located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka. Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit: Brother's Fort).
The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of leopards, and various species of deer. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968, with an area of 105 km2. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni and totals 820 km2.
Bandhavgarh is located 100 km from Katni and 190 km from Jabalpur city. Both routes are covered with green jungle and you will see monkeys between Umaria to Bandhavagargh. Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured the first white tiger in this region in 1951. This white tiger, Mohan, is now stuffed and on display in the palace of the Maharajas of Rewa.
Tourist Attractions In Gwalior
Gwalior Fort: The fort is known as the Gibraltar of India and various rulers at different points of time has praised the architectural design and its resilience. It is situated on a hillock with the city surrounding it on all sides , the fort is a very lively one with many of the routines of the city's residents tied to it.
Ghaus's Tomb enclave: Muhammad Ghawth also known as Ghaus Mohammed was one of the most noted Sufis of his times and he was the guru of Tansen, one of the Navratnas of Akbar's court. The Samdhi of Tansen is also housed in the enclave. The site also doubles up as the venue for the Tansen Music Festival
Italian Garden enclave: This enclave provides the residents of the city to beat the summer heat and also serves as a popular picnic spot for school children. The garden has extensive network of stone fountains which lend a unique splendor. The garden is connected with Moti Mahal, a former palace of the Scindia's which serves as the commissioner's office and displays a rich gallery of wall paintings. This is also connected with BaijaTal which serves as one of the most preferred venues for cultural performances. A boat club and various food stalls catering to different tastes are also housed in the area.
Samadhi of Rani Laxmi Bai: Rani Lakshmibai along with Tatya Tope remains one of the most revered freedom fighters in the minds of the general populace and an annual fair is organised in her rememberance in the Phoolbagh Area. The most prominent road of the city is named after her. Alongside the Samadhi various gardens are situated namely PhoolBagh and Ambedkar which serve as the rendezvous point for the residents and tourists alike.
Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty: The chhatris are situated in the Lakshmiganj area midst a bustling marketplace. The area also houses a Stadium which also serves as the venue for various community food festivals.
Places of Worship The city of Gwalior is a city of many faiths with Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism dominating the landscape. The town is dotted with temples dating from various periods of time.
Gurudwara Data Bandi Chod: The famed gurudwara is frequented by a lot of foreign tourists who wish to experience the serene surroundings of a place of worship. The gurudwara is famous throughout the country and houses many facilites for the pilgrims. The ongoing Langar, offers free food service to all who visit the holy place. One of the other prominent gurudwaras is located in the Nadi gate area of Phoolbagh from which a shuttle service can be utilised to reach the more famous shrine over the hilltop.
Gopachal Parvat: One of the holiest places for the people following the Jain faith in the city. It is said to house the biggest statue of parsvanath in sitting posture in the world. During the evening the lighting of the area provides a unique picturesque hue.
Surya Mandir (Sun Temple):The temple is dedicated to the Sun god Vivaswan and was constructed as a replica to the more famous Konark Sun Temple. The temple is constructed using Red sand stone and white marble. It was constructed in 1988 by G.D. Birla , one of the prominent industrialists of the country.
Mandare Ki Mata: The temple is dedicated to the divine mother and is situated near Gajra Raja Medical College atop a hillock. The temple was constructed in 1715 by Anand Rao Mandare.
Other prominent temples in the region include Garagaj Ke Hanuman temple which is dedicated to lord Hanuman situated in the Bahodapur region of the city, Khedapati temple which is situated near the Phoolbagh area is also dedicated to lord Hanuman. Other famous temples include Sheetla Mata mandir dedicated to the divine goddess and Sai Baba temple in Sevanagar. Many other small but old temples dot the landscape of the city.
Best Places to visit In Bhopal
Upper Lake : Upper Lake, existing from the 11th century, is considered the biggest lake in the state. The water of the lake is believed to have curative powers and helps to cure skin conditions. The lake located at the heart of the city. The man made lake has a small island at the center. The boat club offers you the facility to cruise on rowing boats, paddle boats and speed boats. Be here at sun set and you will be spellbound by the spectacular view
National Museum of Mankind: Also called as Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, the National Museum of Mankind was established in the year 1985. The 200 acre museum is situated on Shyamala Hills. The well designed anthropological museum gives an insight into the revolution of mankind. It is also known as the Tribal Habitat Museum. It is very interesting to learn about various tribal cultures that are prevalent across the country. The life-size presentation of their dwellings displays the unique architectural features belonging to the tribals. The museum has excellent collections that represent tribal culture from all parts of the country.
Taj ul Masajid: Taj-ul-Masajid ranks amongst the largest mosques in the continent of Asia as it covers a sprawling 23312 square feet of land. The minarets are 206 feet tall. The construction was begun by Sultan Shah Jahan, Bopal’s Begum but owing to want of funds, it was not completed during her reign. The year 1971 saw its completion when Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari initiated efforts to complete the mosque, which attracts viewers with its imposing size, pink façade and intricately carved pillars and ceilings.
Places to Visit Near Indore
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Ujjain
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva is the most famous temples of Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga of India. The temple complex also has one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peeth, Ganesh Temple,Nandi statue, a lake and a Lord Shiva temple.
Omkareshwar Mahadev, Omkareshwar
Omkareshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to God Shiva and one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is situated in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh on an island called Mandhata in the Narmada river.
The ruined city of Mandu is located in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, about 100 km from Indore. Mandu is known for its fine architecture of Jahaz Mahal,Alamgir Darwaza,Hindola Mahal,Hoshang Shah Mausoleum and Roopmati’s Pavilion.
The glorious city of Maheshwar 91 km from Indore on the north bank of the Narmada River. Maheshwar has been a centre of handloom weaving and also known for its Ghats on the banks of river Narmada,Ahilya Fort,Chhatri of Vithoji and Ek Mukhi Datta Temple.