• slidebg1

Across the Heart of India

Package price On Request

Product Code : AGORA52

Experience the diverse cultures and history of India on the "Across the Heart of India" private tour. Explore the bustling city of Mumbai, the ancient caves of Aurangabad, and the vibrant city of Hyderabad. Discover the spiritual significance of Bodhgaya and Varanasi, and witness the beauty of Panna National Park. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Jaipur, Delhi, and Kolkata. This 25-day journey is a perfect blend of history, spirituality, and natural beauty.


Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai

Upon your arrival in Mumbai, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you in your transfer to the hotel. You will have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and recover from your journey.


Day 2: Mumbai

After breakfast, embark on a full day tour of Mumbai city. Visit the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Crawford Market, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the famous Hanging Gardens. In the evening, explore the bustling bazaars of Colaba and the street food scene at Chowpatty Beach.


Day 3: Mumbai to Aurangabad (flight)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Aurangabad. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 4: Aurangabad - Ajanta - Aurangabad (210kms round)

After breakfast, take a full-day excursion to the Ajanta Caves. These 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves are adorned with intricate carvings and paintings that depict the life of Buddha. Return to Aurangabad in the evening and spend the night at the hotel.


Day 5: Aurangabad to Hyderabad (flight)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hyderabad. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 6: Hyderabad

After breakfast, embark on a full day tour of Hyderabad city. Visit the Golconda Fort, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum, and the Chowmahalla Palace. In the evening, stroll along the Hussain Sagar Lake and enjoy the light and sound show.


Day 7: Hyderabad to Bhubaneswar (flight) - Puri (75kms)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bhubaneswar. Upon arrival, drive to Puri and check-in to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 8: Puri

After breakfast, spend the day exploring the beautiful beach town of Puri. Visit the Jagannath Temple, Puri Beach, and the Konark Sun Temple. In the evening, attend the aarti ceremony at the temple.


Day 9: Puri – Bhubaneswar (60kms) / Kolkata (flight)

After breakfast, drive to Bhubaneswar and board your flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 10: Kolkata

After breakfast, embark on a full day tour of Kolkata city. Visit the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, Howrah Bridge, and the Indian Museum. In the evening, enjoy a stroll along the Hooghly River and experience the local street food scene.


Day 11: Kolkata to Patna (flight) - Bodhgaya

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Patna. Upon arrival, drive to Bodhgaya and check-in to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 12: Bodhgaya

After breakfast, spend the day exploring the holy town of Bodhgaya. Visit the Mahabodhi Temple, the Bodhi Tree, and the Great Buddha Statue. In the evening, attend the aarti ceremony at the temple.


Day 13: Bodhgaya to Varanasi (250kms)

After breakfast, drive to Varanasi and check-in to your hotel. In the evening, witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the holy Ganges River.


Day 14: Varanasi

Begin your day with a boat ride on the Ganges River to witness the mesmerizing morning rituals of devotees. Later, visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also, explore the famous Banaras Hindu University, one of the largest residential universities in Asia. In the evening, attend the spectacular Ganga Aarti ceremony at the Dashashwamedh Ghat, a ritual of worshipping the river Ganges with lamps.


Day 15: Varanasi - Ayodhya - Lucknow (340kms)

Drive to Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, and visit the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, the Hanuman Garhi Temple, and other significant temples in the town. Afterward, drive to Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, and check in at your hotel.


Day 16: Lucknow

Explore the historical and cultural landmarks of Lucknow, also known as the "City of Nawabs." Visit the Bara Imambara, a grand monument built in the 18th century, and the Chhota Imambara, a magnificent structure adorned with intricate decorations. Also, visit the Rumi Darwaza, a colossal gateway in the heart of the city, and the Hussainabad Clock Tower, an iconic landmark of Lucknow.


Day 17: Lucknow – Khajuraho (310kms)

After breakfast, drive to Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its group of Hindu and Jain temples known for their erotic sculptures. Check in at your hotel and spend the evening at leisure.


Day 18: Khajuraho - Panna National Park (45kms)

Visit the famous temples of Khajuraho and marvel at their exquisite architecture and intricate carvings. Later, drive to Panna National Park, a wildlife reserve home to Bengal tigers, leopards, and other endangered species. Go on a thrilling jungle safari to spot wildlife and explore the natural beauty of the park.


Day 19: Panna National Park

Spend the day exploring the park and going on a wildlife safari to spot animals in their natural habitat. In the evening, enjoy a campfire and cultural performances by local artists.


Day 20: Panna National Park – Orchha (200kms)

Drive to Orchha, a picturesque town known for its medieval architecture and historic landmarks. Visit the Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, and Ram Raja Temple, and explore the local bazaars.


Day 21: Orchha - Gwalior - Agra (220kms)

Drive to Agra, en route visit Gwalior Fort, one of the largest forts in India, and the magnificent Jai Vilas Palace, a 19th-century palace built in the European style. In the evening, arrive in Agra and check in at your hotel.


Day 22: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Jaipur (245kms)

Visit the iconic Taj Mahal, a symbol of love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Later, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the famous Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and other historic monuments. En route to Jaipur, visit the ancient stepwell of Abhaneri, famous for its unique architecture and intricate carvings.


Day 23: Jaipur

Visit the Amber Fort and City Palace in the morning, followed by the Jantar Mantar and Birla Temple. Later, explore the local markets for handicrafts, jewelry, and textiles. Overnight at hotel.


Day 24: Jaipur - Delhi (265kms)

After breakfast, drive to Delhi, the capital city of India. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and relax. Later in the day, visit the Qutub Minar, a towering minaret made of red sandstone and marble, and the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Humayun's Tomb, a magnificent example of Mughal architecture. Overnight at hotel.


Day 25: Delhi

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. If time permits, visit the Red Fort or explore more of the city's vibrant markets and bazaars.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 24 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- 3 Time gypsy safari in Panna National Park with naturalist.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- 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

- Mumbai - Aurangabad - Hyderabad - Bhubaneshawar - Kolkata - Patna flight fare approx INR 25,500 per person in economy class.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.