Ahmedabad to Varanasi Heritage Cities in India
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Embark on a captivating journey from Ahmedabad to Varanasi, exploring the rich heritage cities of India. Witness the architectural splendors of Ahmedabad's temples, stepwells, and forts. Visit the majestic Statue of Unity and the scenic town of Maheshwar. Discover the ancient wonders of Mandu and the spiritual sanctuaries of Ujjain and Bhopal. Finally, experience the spiritual aura of Varanasi, with its sacred river, revered temples, and vibrant cultural traditions. This tour offers a blend of history, spirituality, and cultural immersion, providing a truly enriching travel experience.
Day 1: Arrive Ahmedabad
Upon your arrival in Ahmedabad, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, embark on a city tour to explore the highlights of Ahmedabad. Visit Hatheesing Jain Temple, Bhadra Fort, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Sabarmati Ashram, Kite Museum, and Vechaar Utensils Museum.
Day 2: Ahmedabad
Embark on an excursion to discover the architectural wonders near Ahmedabad. Visit Adalaj Stepwell, Modhera Sun Temple, Rani ki Vav stepwell, and Panchasara Jain Temple. After a day of exploration, return to Ahmedabad.
Day 3: Ahmedabad - Kevadia (200kms)
Drive to Kevadia with a stop at Vadodara to visit the magnificent Lakshmi Vilas Palace and Fateh Singh Museum. Next, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pavagadh-Champaner. Arrive in Kevadia and check in at your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a captivating Light & Sound show.
Day 4: Kevadia - Maheshwar (265kms)
Begin your day by visiting the world's tallest Statue of Unity, Sardar Sarovar Dam, Selfie Point, and Valley of Flowers. Later, drive to Maheshwar and check in at your hotel. Take the opportunity to explore the historic Fort of Maheshwar, including Rajwada Palace and Rajrajeshwar Temple.
Day 5: Maheshwar - Mandu (45kms one way)
Embark on an excursion to Mandu, where you'll visit the notable attractions such as Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Jami Mosque, and Jahaz Mahal. Afterward, return to Maheshwar and explore the remaining highlights of the Fort, including the Rajwada Palace and Rajrajeshwar Temple.
Day 6: Maheshwar - Indore (145kms)
Drive to Indore with a visit to the revered Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temples. Upon arrival in Indore, check in at your hotel and later explore the impressive Lal Bagh Palace Museum.
Day 7: Indore - Bhopal (255kms)
Continue your journey to Bhopal with a stop at Ujjain to visit the sacred Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. Upon reaching Bhopal, check in at your hotel and visit significant landmarks such as Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Taj ul Masjid, and Bharat Bhawan.
Day 8: Bhopal
Begin your day with a visit to Bhoj Wetland, a Ramsar site known for its ecological significance. Later, embark on an excursion to the Bhimbetka rock shelters, known for their prehistoric cave paintings, and the Bhojpur Shiva Temple.
Day 9: Bhopal - Khajuraho (380kms)
Drive to Khajuraho with stops at the UNESCO World Heritage Buddhist Monuments in Sanchi and the Udayagiri Caves. Also, visit the Jain temples in Sagar. Upon arrival in Khajuraho, check in at your hotel.
Day 10: Khajuraho - Prayagraj (376kms)
Explore the famous Khajuraho temples, known for their intricate carvings and architectural brilliance. Afterward, drive to Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) and check in at your hotel.
Day 11: Prayagraj - Varanasi (120kms)
Start your day with a visit to Sangam, the sacred confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati rivers. Explore the nearby Allahabad Fort, which offers a glimpse into the city's rich history. Afterward, drive to Varanasi and check in at your hotel. In the evening, witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the holy river.
Day 12: Varanasi
Experience the spiritual aura of Varanasi as you embark on an early morning boat ride along the Ganges. Witness the morning rituals and visit the ghats, where devotees perform their prayers and rituals. Later, visit Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, and the Sarnath Temple complex, including the Great Dhamekh Stupa, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon.
Day 13: Varanasi - Departure
On your final day, take in the last moments of the vibrant city. If time permits, you can explore more of Varanasi or indulge 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.
- 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.