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Heritage of India by Satabdi Train

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The "Heritage of India by Satabdi Train" tour offers a captivating journey through India's rich cultural tapestry. Starting from the bustling streets of Delhi, the itinerary takes travelers on a scenic train ride to the historical city of Gwalior, known for its majestic fort. The journey then leads to the serene town of Orchha, where ancient temples and palaces await exploration. Continuing southward, the tour proceeds to Bhopal, a city steeped in history, before venturing to the iconic city of Agra, home to the world-renowned Taj Mahal. The tour culminates with a return to Delhi, allowing travelers to revisit the capital's vibrant blend of tradition and modernity, encapsulating the essence of India's diverse heritage.


Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

Upon landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, our representative will warmly welcome you. They will assist with luggage and ensure your comfortable transfer to the hotel. Delhi, a city that seamlessly blends historical grandeur with modernity, offers a vibrant introduction to India. After settling into your hotel, either relax to recover from your journey or step out to feel the pulse of the city's streets.


Day 2: Delhi - Gwalior (By Train) / Gwalior - Orchha (125kms)

After a hearty breakfast, you'll board the Satabdi Train to Gwalior. The journey promises a visual treat as you traverse through changing landscapes of India. On reaching Gwalior, the towering Gwalior Fort stands as a sentinel, narrating tales of valor and grandeur from bygone eras. Post this exploration, you'll proceed to Orchha. As you check into your hotel in Orchha, the tranquility of this lesser-known gem in Madhya Pradesh envelops you. In the afternoon, you'll visit the Orchha Fort complex, a magnificent ensemble of palaces, temples, and cenotaphs, followed by the Chaturbhuj Temple known for its exquisite architecture.


Day 3: Orchha - Jhansi (12kms) / Jhansi - Bhopal (By Train)

After relishing a traditional breakfast, you'll be transferred to Jhansi railway station. The train journey to Bhopal allows you to unwind and soak in the scenic beauty of central India. Upon reaching Bhopal, a comfortable hotel stay awaits. In the afternoon, delve into the city's mosaic of culture and history by visiting sites like the Taj-ul-Masajid, one of Asia's largest mosques, and the intriguing State Museum with its rich collection of artifacts.


Day 4: Bhopal - Bhimbetka - Bhojpur - Bhopal

Today's itinerary is a dive into the archaeological wonders of the region. Begin with the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bhimbetka, an archaeological treasure trove where rock shelters showcase paintings dating back to the Paleolithic age. Continue to Bhojpur, where the Bhojeshwar Temple awaits. This unfinished marvel houses one of the largest Shiva Lingams in India, adding a spiritual aura to your journey. As the day winds down, Bhopal's streets beckon with their bustling markets, offering a chance to indulge in some local shopping and culinary delights.


Day 5: Bhopal - Sanchi - Udayagiri - Bhopal

The day starts with a serene morning at the Bhoj Wetland, a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Following this, you'll proceed to Sanchi, home to the iconic Sanchi Stupa. This ancient Buddhist monument, adorned with intricate carvings and toranas (gateways), offers a deep dive into India's Buddhist heritage. Conclude your day with a visit to the Udayagiri rock-shelters, an archaeological site showcasing rock-cut sculptures and inscriptions that narrate tales of yore, connecting you with India's multifaceted heritage.


Day 6: Bhopal - Agra (By Train)

Embrace the morning tranquility at Bhoj Wetland, capturing its natural beauty through your lens or simply enjoying the peaceful ambiance. Later, you'll board the train bound for Agra. As the train chugs through the heartland of India, picturesque landscapes pass by, offering glimpses of rural life. On reaching Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, you'll be transferred to your hotel to unwind and prepare for the majestic sights awaiting you.


Day 7: Agra - Delhi (By Train)

Kickstart your day with a mesmerizing sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, a testament to undying love and architectural brilliance. As the morning sun bathes the marble monument in golden hues, the Taj appears even more ethereal. After this soul-stirring experience, delve deeper into Agra's history with visits to the imposing Agra Fort and the elegant Itmad-ud-Daulah, often referred to as the Baby Taj. Later, board the train back to Delhi, reminiscing about the architectural wonders and historical narratives you've encountered. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to your hotel and reflect upon the kaleidoscope of experiences that make up India's rich heritage.


Day 8: Delhi - Departure

On your final day, after savoring a sumptuous breakfast, you'll have leisure time in Delhi. Explore the bustling bazaars of Chandni Chowk, wander around the regal lanes of Lutyens' Delhi, or perhaps visit the iconic India Gate and the historic Red Fort. Later, based on your flight schedule, our representative will assist with your transfer to the airport, bidding farewell as you depart, carrying cherished memories of India's diverse heritage.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 7 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.

- AC Train ticket Delhi - Gwalior, Jhansi - Bhopal, Bhopal - Agra & Agra - Delhi.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.

Hotels used or similar for 7 nights accommodation

Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Emarald Hotel
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges

Orchha x 1 night
3* & 4* - Orchha Resort/ Amar Mahal 
5* - Orchha Palace and Convention Centre x 1 night

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

Agra x 1 night
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Radission Hotel/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Trident Hotel/ Courtyard by Marriott

- Any flight tickets.

- 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.