Imperial Cities and Sightseeing Tour of India
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Embark on an extraordinary journey through India's "Imperial Cities and Sightseeing Tour." This meticulously crafted adventure invites you to explore the historical heart of India, with visits to iconic destinations such as Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, known as the "Golden Triangle." Be mesmerized by the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, the grandeur of historic forts and palaces, and the vibrant culture of bustling markets. Witness the coexistence of ancient traditions and modern life as you immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage of these imperial cities. Your adventure through India's glorious past and vibrant present awaits on this unforgettable tour.
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Upon your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, our representative will greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel. After you check in and freshen up, start your journey through the heart of India, beginning with the bustling city of Delhi. Explore the vibrant streets, historical sites, and contemporary culture, giving you a taste of what's to come in the following days.
Day 2: Delhi Exploration
Today is dedicated to uncovering the treasures of both Old and New Delhi. Your tour begins with a visit to the iconic Red Fort, a majestic sandstone fortress that stands as a symbol of India's rich history. Continue to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, and Raj Ghat, the solemn memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi, marvel at the grandeur of India Gate, Parliament House, and the President's House. Explore the intricate carvings at Qutub Minar and visit the serene Lotus Temple to experience the country's diverse cultural heritage.
Day 3: Delhi to Ahmedabad (Flight)
After a scrumptious breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ahmedabad, the largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat. Upon arrival, you'll be escorted to your hotel where you can rest and rejuvenate for the adventures that lie ahead. Later, embark on a city tour of Ahmedabad, visiting iconic landmarks and immersing yourself in the city's rich history and culture.
Day 4: Ahmedabad's Architectural Marvels
Today, your exploration of Ahmedabad continues as you set off on an exciting excursion to discover some of the city's most impressive architectural marvels. The day begins with a visit to the mesmerizing Adalaj Stepwell, an ancient stepwell known for its intricate design. You'll also explore the Jama Masjid, a remarkable mosque that showcases stunning architecture. Later, visit the Calico Museum of Textiles, renowned for its exquisite textile collection and displays of India's rich textile heritage.
Day 5: Ahmedabad to Kevadia (Statue of Unity)
Your journey takes a unique turn as you head to Kevadia, where you will encounter the imposing Statue of Unity. This colossal tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first Deputy Prime Minister, stands as the world's tallest statue. While here, you'll also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding attractions, such as the Valley of Flowers, the Museum, and the Sardar Sarovar Dam. The evening promises an enchanting Light & Sound show that narrates the life of the "Iron Man of India."
Day 6: Kevadia to Maheshwar
Begin your day with a visit to the astounding Statue of Unity complex and admire the surrounding natural beauty. Then, it's time to drive to the charming town of Maheshwar, where you'll check in at your hotel. Take a leisurely stroll through this historical town and pay a visit to the majestic Fort of Maheshwar, which holds stories of its grand past.
Day 7: Exploring Mandu
Today's adventure takes you to Mandu, an ancient fort city that boasts breathtaking Afghan architecture and is surrounded by enchanting baobab trees. Explore the grand gateways, intricately designed palaces, and historical monuments. Return to Maheshwar, where you'll have the opportunity to delve deeper into the town's rich heritage, visiting its temples, serene ghats, and the famous Maheshwari handloom weaving centers.
Day 8: Maheshwar to Indore
After enjoying breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Indore, the largest city in Madhya Pradesh. Along the way, you'll make a stop at Omkareshwar, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Upon arriving in Indore, you'll check in at your hotel and later explore the splendid Lal Bagh Palace Museum, celebrated for its magnificent architecture and impressive art collection.
Day 9: Indore to Bhopal
Your journey continues as you drive to the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. En route, you'll visit the holy city of Ujjain and explore the renowned Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. Upon reaching Bhopal, you'll check in at your hotel and have the opportunity to explore the city's attractions, including the famous Taj-ul-Masajid, Bharat Bhavan, and the picturesque Upper and Lower Lakes.
Day 10: Bhimbetka and Bhojpur Excursion
Today's adventure begins with an excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhimbetka, famous for its prehistoric rock shelters and ancient cave paintings that depict the lives of early humans. Continue to Bhojpur, where you'll visit the magnificent Bhojeshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Return to Bhopal for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Bhopal to Khajuraho
Embark on a scenic drive to the mesmerizing city of Khajuraho, known for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples adorned with intricate and sensuous carvings. En route, you'll explore the ancient stupas of Sanchi and the stunning rock-cut caves and sculptures of Udayagiri. Discover the beautiful Jain temples in Sagar before arriving in Khajuraho and checking in at your hotel.
Day 12: Khajuraho to Orchha
This day is dedicated to exploring the exquisite temples of Khajuraho. Wander through the Eastern, Western, and Southern groups of temples, each adorned with intricately carved artwork that tells stories of love and sensuality. After soaking in the art and history, you'll drive to the historical town of Orchha, known for its grand palaces, temples, and cenotaphs. Explore these architectural wonders before you conclude your day.
Day 13: Orchha to Gwalior to Agra
Your journey takes you to the impressive Gwalior Fort, known for its stunning architecture and historical significance. Explore the fort's grand structures and take in the picturesque surroundings before continuing your drive to Agra, home to the world-famous Taj Mahal. On arrival in Agra, you'll check in at your hotel and prepare for the grandeur that awaits.
Day 14: Agra's Marvels and Return to Delhi
Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's most renowned monuments. As you explore this masterpiece, you'll witness the enchanting sunrise that bathes the monument in golden hues. Your journey continues with a visit to the majestic Agra Fort, a red sandstone fortress that served as the residence of Mughal emperors. Pay your respects at the Baby Taj, also known as the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Later in the day, you'll drive back to Delhi, where you will be dropped off at the airport or your preferred location, marking the conclusion of your unforgettable tour.
- 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
Delhi x 1 night
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Emarald Hotel
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
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* & 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
Orchha x 1 night
3* & 4* - Orchha Resort/ Amar Mahal
5* - Orchha Palace and Convention Centre 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
- Delhi - Ahmedabad 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.