Across the Heart of India
Package price 4060 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA52
Travelling across central India from Mumbai on the Arabian Sea to Aurangabad a superb base to visit the breathtaking cave sculptures and carvings at Ellora and Ajanta. Hyderabad bleased with extraordinary wealth of historic monuments. Puri a low-key beach resort and an excellent place to recharge your batteries. In Kolkata admire the spectacular monuments of the British Empire and discover one of India’s tastiest regional cuisines. Bodhgaya where Buddha achieved enlightenment while sitting under a bodhi tree. Varanasi the spiritual capital of India, and one of the oldest cities on earth, where you can see bathing and cremations by the sacred River Ganges. Lucknow famous for its manners and hospitality. Khajuraho medieval temple complex decorated with the most eye-popping array of erotica you’ll find on any religious building anywhere. In Orchha visit magnificent fort & graceful chhatris. Agra witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal. Jaipur royal Rajput citadel with colorfull bazar. And Delhi bleased with many momuments of Mughals Era.
Day 01; Arrive Mumbai (flight)
On arrival at Mumbai airport assistance and transfer to hotel rest time free and easy for personal activities relax. Dynamic & exhilarating, this vast megalopolis bombards the senses with the extremes of urban India, and is an excellent place to sample some of the country’s finest dining. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02; Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Gateway of India to board ferry for excursion visit to Elephanta caves. Later city tour of Mumbai visiting Nariman Point, Historical monuments of south Mumbai & Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03; Mumbai - Aurangabad (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Aurangabad. On arrival assistance & transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing tour of Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort and Aurangabad city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04; Aurangabad - Ajanta (100kms/ 2hrs approx one way)
Breakfast at hotel, full day excursion to visit Ajanta Caves. Evening back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05; Aurangabad - Hyderabad (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Hyderabad. On arrival at Hyderabad airport, meet with our office representative, assistance and transfer to hotel, check in. Rest day free for personal activities, relax etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06; Hyderabad
Breakfast at hotel, explore this wondrous capital, a 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling-bazaars and Muslim monuments. Visit to Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi tombs, Charminar Grand Mecca Masjid. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07; Hyderabad – Bhubaneshwar (flight) / Puri (65kms/ 2hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Bhubaneswar. On arrival at Bhubaneswar airport meet with your driver & guide and proceed for sightseeing. Visit Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves (first century BC). Also visit Dhauli where the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka renounced violence and embraced the teachings of Buddha. After sightseeing drive to Puri check in at beach resort for overnight stay.
Day 08; Puri
Breakfast at hotel, excursion to visit Chilika Lake (at Satpada), boat cruise inside the lake, get a chance to see the Dolphins. Chilika Lake is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. The lake is home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals.
Further proceed to visit Konark Sun Temple a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple of Sun God was constructed in the 13th century. Rest time to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09; Puri – Bhubaneshwar (60kms/ 1.3hrs) / Kolkata (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, morning free. Afternoon transfer to Bhubaneswar airport to board flight for Kolkata. On arrival at Kolkata airport meet with our office representative, assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10; Kolkata
Breakfast at hotel ciy tour of Kolkata visiting historical landmarks the magnificent Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge & Zoological Gardens. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11; Kolkata – Patna (flight) / Nalanda – Rajgir – Bodhgaya (175kms/ 4hrs approx)
On arrival at Patna airport meet with your driver & proceed to Bodhgaya via visiting Nalanda a hot seat of knowledge and learning established in the 5th century. Also visit visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa built of marble on a 400m high hill at Rajgir. Continue drive to Bodhgaya check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12; Bodhgaya
Breakfast at hotel visit Mahabodhi Temple an UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 54mts tall temple has been renovated over the years. It enshrines a large golden Buddha, and is encompassed by an ancient railing, dating back to 100 BC. Bodhi Tree: where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment, and the Vajrasana or throne, where Buddha sat. Tibetan Monastery, housing the Maitreya Buddha (future Buddha). Also see the Burmese Temple, Chinese Temple and Monastery, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, Thai Temple and Monastery, and many more. Rest time to relax, evening attend temple aarti. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13; Bodhgaya – Varanasi (250kms/ 5hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Varanasi check in at hotel. Evening walking tour of Ghats’s temples & mosque on ghats. Also attend Holy Ganga Aarti in evening, a magical aarti is performed at Dasashwamedh Ghat. Halt your boat right at the steps for the best view. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14; Varanasi
Early morning boat ride and Ghat visit along the Ganges and catch the scene of devotees bathing and praying in the sacred water.
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Varanasi visit World famous Benaras Hindu Universit, The Ramnagar Fort Palace & Many Temples. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath one of the three holiest sites for Buddhists where the Buddha delivered his first sermon in 528 BC. There are many temples here, representing the many cultures where Buddhism is the dominant religious philosophy. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15; Varanasi – Lucknow (300kms/ 6hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Lucknow check in at hotel. Evening Walking tour of Hazrat Ganj. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16; Lucknow
Breakfast at hotel, city tour visit Bara Imambara built in the year 1784 by the fourth Nawab of Awadh known as Asaf-ud-Daula. British Residency a famous historical landmark. Chattar Manzil one of the imposing structures built by the Nawabs of Lucknow. Jama Masjid built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423AD entirely with yellow sandstone. Rumi Darwaza one of the most impressive architectural structures built in the year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17; Lucknow – Khajuraho (310kms/ 6hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Lucknow check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax in the hotel. Watch light & sound show or Kandariya Dance show live performance. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18; Khajuraho - Panna National Park (55kms/ 1hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, sightseeing in Khajuraho, visit eastern, western & southern group of temples. Khajuraho, home to most famous of India’s temples on account of their remarkable erotic sculptures, lies in a rich, well watered plain. The temple of Khajuraho are india’s unique gift to the world, representing, as they do, a paean to life, to love, to joy ; perfect in execution and sublime in expression.
Later drive to Panna National Park checks in at hotel. Rest time to relax and enjoy the facilities available at resort/ jungle lodge. Dinner & overnight at Lodge/ resort.
Day 19; Panna National Park
Breakfast at hotel morning & afternoon jeep safari the national park. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope.
Tiger, the king of the jungle, roams freely in this secure, though a bit small habitat along with his fellow beings - leopard, wild dog, wolf, hyaena, caracal and other smaller cats. Sloth bear has his most favorite home in the rock escarpments and undisturbed vales. The wooded areas are dotted with sambar, the largest of Indian deers, chital and chowsingha. Lunch, dinner & overnight at Lodge/ resort.
Day 20; Panna National Park – Orchha (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Orchha check in at hotel. Later visit Orchha Fort a wonderful example of a medieval fort palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21; Orchha – Gwalior – Agra (220kms/ 5hrs approx)
Breakfast at ahotel drive to Agra en route visit Gwalior Fort standing on a steep mass of sandstone. This imposing structure inspired Emperor Babar to describe it "the pearl amongst the fortresses of Hind." Continue drive to Agra check in at hotel.
Later visit Agra Fort build by the famed Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Also visit Itmad-ud-daulah's Tomb built between 1622 and 1628 by Empress Nur Jahan for her father. Overnight at hotel.
Day 22; Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri – Jaipur (245kms/ 5hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel. Sunrise visit Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonder of the World was build by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651.
Late drive to Jaipur, En route visit to Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15yrs Due to scarcity of water. En route also visit Abhaneri is a small village popular for the amazing 'Baoris' (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple.
Continue drive to Jaipur, on arrival check in at hotel. Evening free to scroll the market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 23; Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the majestic Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort. Enjoy Elephant ride at Amber Fort. Later city tour visiting City Palace, Observatory, Palace of Winds, Albert Hall Museum and Birla Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 24; Jaipur - Delhi (265kms/ 5hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Delhi check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 25; Delhi - Departure
Breakfast at hotel city tour of Delhi, visiting landmark of Old Delhi which include Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk. Sightseeing of New Delhi which includes Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple & VVIP areas President House, Parliament & India Gate.
Later as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board fligght for onward destination.
End of our services.
Garland welcome and assistance of our office representative at airport
24 nights/ 25 days accommodation in below mentioned hotels or similar
Daily breakfast at hotel.
Full board accommodation in Panna National Park
Bottled drinking water in car
Private English speaking guide in each cities on sightseeing days.
Private Chauffer driven air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfers, sightseeing & excursion as per program.
01 Time monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
2 time gypsy safari in Panna National Park with permit and naturalist.
Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
Applicable GST (Government taxes)
Hotels used or similar
Mumbai x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Aurangabad x 2 nights
3* - Keys Hotel The Aures/ Aurangabad Gymkhana Club
4* - Ambassador Ajanta / VITS Hotel
5* - WelcomHotel Rama International / Lemon Tree Hotel
Hyderabad x 2 nights
3* - Aditya Park/ Lemon Tree Hotel
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ Fortune Park Vallabha
5* - ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection/ Trident Hotel
Puri x 2 nights
3* - Toshali Sands/ Blue Lily Beach Resort
4* - The Hans Coco Palms/ The Chariot Resort & spa
5* - Mayfair Waves
Kolkata x 2 night
3* - Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency
4* - The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency
5* - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
Bodhgaya x 2 night
3* - Hotel Taj Darbar/ Hotel Mahamaya
4* & 5* - The Royal Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hotel
Varanasi x 2 nights
3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel
4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj
Lucknow x 2 nights
3* - Sapna Clarks Inn/ Hotel Lineage
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ La Place Sarovar Portico
5* - Renaissance Hotel/ Hyatt Regency
Khajuraho x 1 night
3* - Ramada/Clarks Hotel
4* - Ramada/Clarks Hotel
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Hotel Chandela
Panna National Park x 2 nights
3* - Greetoe Resorts
4* - Tuli Tiger Corridor/ Pench Jungle Camp
5* - Sarai at Toria/ Pugdundee Safaris Pench Tree Lodge
Orchha x 1 night
3* & 4* - Orchha Resort/ Amar Mahal
5* - Orchha Palace and Convention Centrerchha x 1 night
Agra x 1 nights
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Radission Hotel/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Trident Hotel/ Courtyard by Marriott
Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Fortune Select Metropolitan/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur
Delhi x 1 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Any air fare
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.