Heart Of India
Visit the heart of India and explore the warmth, the greenery, the fascinating diversity, tradition and architect of this part of India. This aspect of India retains a genteel and royal ambience with ancient colonial relics and timeless monuments. It has it all- the conservation-conscious wildlife sanctuaries, the ever erotic Khajuraho temples, wide and diverse green forests teeming with wildlife, buddhist sites, and the anomalous tribal lifestyle are the main attractions of Central India.
What makes this area so distinctly diverse is the fact that from Guptas, Chandelas, Bundelas, Parmars, Holkars, Scindias, all the dynasties came, ruled and went. In fact if stones could express and talk, then this area would have maximum to showcase. The region is predominantly a Hindi belt, predominated by Hindus. But it is very open to tourist and very tourist friendly too. Need to know more, get in touch with us.
Day 01 :
Arrive Delhi Upon arrival in Delhi, meet and assist and then transfer to your hotel. O/N in hotel.
Day 02 :
Delhi – Bhopal Early morning transfer to railway station to board your train to Bhopal. Bhopal is known for its laidback charm and is a part of the Malwa Plateau in the north-western part of Madhya Pradesh. The stately aura all around endows this town with a distinguishing appeal that never fails to impress even the most discriminating tourists. About Bhopal it is said that it is the city of lakes and it is quite true as it is dotted by numerous exquisite lakes.Upon arrival, meet and assist and then transfer to your hotel. O/N in hotel.
Day 03 :
Bhopal After breakfast, proceed to visit Sanchi & Udaigiri caves. Today witness the masterpieces of Buddhist Art which speaks of the story of Emperor Ashoka’s becoming follower of Buddhism. O/N in hotel.
Day 04 :
Bhopal/Bhimbetka/Jabalpur (325 kms/07 hrs) After breakfast, drive to Jabalpur enroute visit Bhimbetka. Bhimbetka, a historically well known location in Madhya Pradesh is located about 45 kilometers from Bhopal. Bhimbetka is known to have the first traces of human existence in India. Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Bhimbetka Caves were undiscovered till recently when it was found hidden in the midst of thick vegetation and dense forest. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Jabalpur is situated on the banks of holy river Narmada and is surrounded by rocky hills, hence it is also called as the “the city of the rocks." It got its name from Saint Jabali Pattanam or Jabal (in Arabic meaning rocks). It was the capital of the medieval Gond rulers but later it became the capital of the Kalchuri Kings and the Marathas until the British seized it. Saint Binoba Bhave named it as Sanskardhani (Cultural Capital) of Madhya Pradesh, as it is a major educational & cultural center.O/N in hotel.
Day 05 :
Jabalpur - Kanha (170 kms/03 hrs) After breakfast, drive to Kanha. Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha national park cum Tiger reserve extends over an area of over 1,940-sq-kms. The major feature of this region's interesting topography is the horseshoe shape valley and the whole park area is surrounded by the spurs of the Mekal.Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. P.M. Proceed for game drive. O/N in hotel.
Day 06 :
Kanha A.M. Game drive. P.M. Game drive. O/N in hotel.
Day 07 :
Kanha – Bandhavgarh (200 kms/04 hrs) After breakfast, drive to Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh is a new National Park with a very long history. Set among the Vindhya hills of Madhya Pradesh with an area of 168sq miles (437sq kms) it contains a wide variety of habitats and a high density of game, including a large number of Tigers. This is also the White tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. The last known was captured by Maharaja Martand Singh in 1951. This white Tiger, Mohun is now stuffed and on display in the Palace of Maharaja of Rewa.Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. P.M. Proceed for game drive. O/N in hotel.
Day 08 :
Bandhavgarh A.M. Game drive. P.M. Game drive. O/N in hotel.
Day 09 :
Bandhavgarh – Khajuraho (250 kms/06 hrs) After breakfast, drive to Khajuraho. Khajuraho, the temple city of central India, is famous throughout the world for its exquisitely carved temples in stones. Thousands of visitors and tourists from all over the world flock together to envisage this immortal saga of Hindu art and culture engraved in stone by shilpies (stone craftsmen) a millenia ago.Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. O/N in hotel.
Day 10 :
Khajuraho – Orchha (180 kms/04 hrs) A.M. After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Khajuraho and then drive to Orchha. Orchha is situated on a rock island on a bend in the Betwa river and is elevated from the surrounding wooded countryside and approached by an arched bridge. The world ‘Orchha’ means hidden. Orchha was founded by the Bundela chief Raja Rudra Pratap in the 16th century as his capital. It reamained the capital of the Bundela kings until the 18th century, when it was abandoned for Tikamgarh. Orchha is situated about 16 km. from Jhansi and 120 kms. from Gwalior. The fortified cluster of dwellings, temples and shrines in Orchha bears testimony to a medieval legacy in stone.Upon arrival check in at your hotel. O/N in hotel.
Day 11 :
Orchha – Gwalior (114 kms/03 hrs) After breakfast, drive to Gwalior. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. The city of Gwalior, one of the favorite tourist destinations in India is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh at a distance of 122 km to the south of Agra. If you are willing to know about Gwalior, you will find that the city, with a strong historical backdrop, is deeply associated with the various highs and lows of India’s past. P.M. Proceed for sightseeing tour of the city. O/N in hotel.
Day 12 :
Gwalior – Agra (120 kms/03 hrs) After breakfast, drive to Agra. The city of Taj Mahal was established in 1475 by Badal Singh. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharata as Agraban. This city in those days was considered to be the sister city of Mathura which was more prominent than Agraban. Agra came into its own when the Lodhi Kings chose this place beside the Yamuna to be their capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his capital but Babar defeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal empire. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. O/N in hotel.
Day 13 :
Agra – Delhi (204 kms/06 hrs) Early morning visit Taj Mahal. Return back to hotel for breakfast and then proceed for sightseeing tour of the Fort and then drive to Delhi (staring to airport) for check in.