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Ahmedabad to Varanasi Heritage Cities in India

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Embark on a captivating 13-day journey through India's heritage-rich cities, commencing in Ahmedabad and culminating in Varanasi. Explore architectural marvels, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and historic treasures along the way. Visit spiritual landmarks like the Sabarmati Ashram and Varanasi's sacred ghats, and discover artistic treasures in Khajuraho's stunning temples. Immerse yourself in cultural experiences, ecological wonders, and regal history. From the architectural brilliance of Ahmedabad to the spiritual aura of Varanasi, this itinerary promises a profound exploration of India's heritage and diversity.



Day 1: Ahmedabad - Introduction to Gujarat's Heritage

Your remarkable journey commences with your arrival in Ahmedabad. Upon landing, our team will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel, where you can settle in and freshen up. To begin your exploration of this vibrant city, you'll embark on a city tour. Your itinerary includes visits to the Hatheesing Jain Temple, a serene place of worship showcasing exquisite architecture, and the Bhadra Fort, a historic citadel surrounded by a bustling market area. Next, you'll explore the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, renowned for its magnificent Sidi Saiyyed Jali - a stone lattice window. Your day continues with a visit to the Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi spent a significant part of his life, spreading his message of non-violence and truth. The Kite Museum offers an intriguing insight into the fascinating world of kites, and the Vechaar Utensils Museum showcases a remarkable collection of traditional utensils. You'll have a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel.


Day 2: Ahmedabad - Exploring Architectural Marvels

Your exploration of Ahmedabad's architectural treasures begins with a visit to the Adalaj Stepwell. This stepwell, dating back to the 15th century, is adorned with intricate carvings and provides a glimpse into the artistic prowess of that era. Next, you'll proceed to the Modhera Sun Temple, an architectural masterpiece dedicated to the sun god, Surya. With its stunning carvings and precision, the temple is a testament to ancient Indian art and culture. The Rani ki Vav stepwell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, presents an opportunity to marvel at its elaborate and detailed sculptures. The Panchasara Jain Temple is your next stop, a place of tranquility and historical significance. As the day draws to a close, you'll return to Ahmedabad for a restful overnight stay.


Day 3: Ahmedabad - Kevadia - Witnessing The Tallest Statue

Today, you'll embark on a scenic journey to Kevadia. Along the way, you'll stop at Vadodara to visit the majestic Lakshmi Vilas Palace, a symbol of opulence and architectural grandeur. The Fateh Singh Museum, housed within the palace, showcases a captivating collection of art. Your journey continues with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pavagadh-Champaner, where you'll explore the historic Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. The evening will bring you to Kevadia, where you'll check in at your hotel. Here, you can immerse yourself in the regal surroundings and look forward to a captivating Light & Sound show.


Day 4: Kevadia - Maheshwar - Journey into Regal History

The day begins with a visit to the world's tallest Statue of Unity, a magnificent tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The colossal Sardar Sarovar Dam, Selfie Point, and Valley of Flowers add to the experience. The beauty of nature and artistry of this region are bound to leave you in awe. Your journey continues to Maheshwar, a place steeped in regal history. Upon arrival, you'll check in at your hotel, where you can relax and refresh. Later, you'll explore the historic Fort of Maheshwar, which houses the Rajwada Palace and Rajrajeshwar Temple. Here, you'll walk in the footsteps of royalty and uncover tales of a glorious past. Your night will be spent in the serene ambiance of your hotel.


Day 5: Maheshwar - Mandu - Embracing Architectural Beauty

On this day, you'll embark on an excursion to Mandu, a place renowned for its architectural marvels. Your exploration includes visits to Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Jami Mosque, and Jahaz Mahal. As you wander through these historic structures, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the region's past. After your Mandu adventure, you'll return to Maheshwar. In the afternoon, you'll continue your exploration of Maheshwar's historic treasures, including the Rajwada Palace and Rajrajeshwar Temple. This comprehensive visit offers insights into the regal past of the town.


Day 6: Maheshwar - Indore - Royalty and Culture

Your journey progresses to Indore, the "Mini Bombay" of India. On your way, you'll have the opportunity to visit the revered Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temples, two sacred shrines on an island in the Narmada River. As you reach Indore, you'll check in at your hotel, where you can unwind and rejuvenate. Later, you'll explore the impressive Lal Bagh Palace Museum, which reflects the grandeur of the Holkar dynasty and its royal lifestyle. Your hotel offers a comfortable stay for the night.


Day 7: Indore - Bhopal - Exploring Rich Heritage

Today, you'll continue your journey to Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. Along the way, you'll stop at Ujjain, one of the seven holiest cities for Hindus, to visit the revered Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. This sacred pilgrimage site is known for its spiritual significance. Upon your arrival in Bhopal, you'll check in at your hotel. The city boasts a rich heritage, and you'll have the opportunity to explore some of its most significant landmarks, such as Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Taj ul Masjid, and Bharat Bhawan. The evening is free for you to relax and prepare for the next day's exploration.


Day 8: Bhopal - Eco Exploration and Historic Artifacts

Your day begins with a visit to Bhoj Wetland, a Ramsar site renowned for its ecological importance. This visit provides a chance to explore the vibrant ecosystem and natural surroundings. You'll then embark on an excursion to the Bhimbetka rock shelters, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These prehistoric caves house magnificent cave paintings that offer a glimpse into the life and artistry of early humans. The Bhojpur Shiva Temple, which boasts a colossal lingam, is your next stop. Your overnight stay will be in Bhopal, where you can reflect on the day's experiences.


Day 9: Bhopal - Khajuraho - Unveiling Artistic Treasures

Today, you'll journey to Khajuraho, known for its exquisite temples adorned with intricate carvings. This destination is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a testament to the architectural brilliance and artistic mastery of the Chandela dynasty. You'll explore these architectural treasures, providing you with a deeper appreciation of India's rich cultural and historical heritage. After a day of exploration, you'll check in at your hotel in Khajuraho.


Day 10: Khajuraho - Prayagraj - A Journey of Spirituality

Your day begins with further exploration of the mesmerizing Khajuraho temples, known for their stunning architecture and erotic carvings. After your visit, you'll set off for Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad), a city with immense spiritual significance. Upon your arrival, you'll check in at your hotel. You'll have a restful night, preparing for the exploration of Prayagraj's sacred sites.


Day 11: Prayagraj - Varanasi - Sacred Experiences

The day commences with a visit to Sangam, the sacred confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati rivers. This remarkable site is steeped in spirituality and draws pilgrims and seekers from far and wide. Explore the nearby Allahabad Fort, a historic structure with stories to tell. Your journey continues to Varanasi, one of the world's oldest cities and a major spiritual center. Upon arrival, you'll check in at your hotel, where you can rest and rejuvenate. In the evening, you'll have the opportunity to witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the holy Ganges, a sight that promises to be unforgettable.


Day 12: Varanasi - Spiritual and Cultural Exploration

Today, you'll experience the spiritual aura of Varanasi as you embark on an early morning boat ride along the Ganges. This serene journey offers a chance to witness the morning rituals, including devotees performing their prayers and rituals on the ghats. The city's vibrant spiritual life will unfold before your eyes. Your exploration continues with a visit to Banaras Hindu University, one of India's most prestigious educational institutions. You'll also visit the Bharat Mata Temple, which celebrates the spirit of patriotism. The Tulsi Manas Temple, dedicated to Lord Rama, is a place of tranquility and devotion. Lastly, you'll explore the Sarnath Temple complex, where you can see the Great Dhamekh Stupa. This is the site where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Your day in Varanasi concludes with a comfortable overnight stay.


Day 13: Varanasi - Departure

On your final day, you'll take in the last moments of this vibrant city. You can explore more of Varanasi or engage in some shopping for local handicrafts and silk products. Finally, according to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure, marking the end of your memorable journey through Gujarat and parts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Your exploration of India's heritage, spirituality, and culture promises to leave you with lasting memories and a deeper understanding of this incredible country.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 12 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.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 12 nights accommodation

Ahmedabad x 2 night
3* - WelcomHeritage Mani Mansion/ Parker Lords Eco Inn
4* - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier 
5* - The House of MG/ Le Meridien

Kevadia x 1 night
3* - Tent City Narmada / Brg Budget Stay
4* - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Cottages/  Ramada Encore
5* - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Villa

Maheshwar x 2 nights
3* - MPT Narmada Resort/ Gurukripa Hotel and Restaurant
4* - MPT Narmada Resort/ Gurukripa Hotel and Restaurant
5* - Ahilya Fort 

Indore x 1 night
3* - Citrus Hotels/ Hotel Nahargarh Palace
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ Pride Hotel
5* - Indore Marriott Hotel/ Sheraton Grand Palace

Bhopal x 2 nights
3* - Lake View Ashok/ The Fern Residency
4* - Noor Us Sabha Palace/ Sayaji Bhopal
5* - Jehan Numa Palace/ Courtyard by Marriott

Khajuraho x 1 night
3* & 4* - Ramada/Clarks Hotel
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Hotel Chandela

Prayagraj x 1 night
3* - Hotel Allahabad Regency/ Hotel Milan Palace
4* & 5* - Hotel Kanha Shyam/ Grand Continental Hotel

Varanasi x 2 nights
3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel
4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj

- Varanasi - Delhi flight fare approx INR 5, 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.