Places to Visit : Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Datia - Orchha - Bhopal- Sanchi -Indore - Mandu - Dungarpur -Udaipur - Kumbalgarh- Ranakpur- Jaipur-Neemrana- Delhi
Duration :18 Days
Day 01 : Abroad - Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meet and assistance
on arrival and transfer from airport to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Full day sightseeing tour of Old
and New Delhi visiting Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in Asia), Red
Fort (built between 1639-48 by the Shah Jahan, the creator of the Taj
Mahal), the Rajghat (the cremation site of the Father of the Nation,
Mahatma Gandhi) and Qutab Minar (72m high), the most perfect of towers
of the Persian world. The drive through New Delhi includes the Embassy
area (Diplomatic Enclave), government buildings, India Gate, Birla
Temple, Connaught Place and past Safdarjang's Tomb (1753 AD).
Day 03 : Delhi - Agra (205kms)
Morning drive to Agra
en route visiting Akbar's stunning mausoleum at Sikandra. Continue to
Agra. Upon arrival check into Hotel Taj View / Hotel Amar Vilas for one
Afternoon visit the Red Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah, a
forerunner of the Taj Mahal, with beautiful proportions. Return in time
for sunset at the breathtaking Taj Mahal.
Day 04 : Agra
- Gwalior (118kms)
Morning drive to Gwalior and stay one night
at the Usha Kiran Palace, the Maharaja's former guesthouse. Visit
Gwalior's mighty hilltop fort and see the exquisite sandstone
screen-work on the tomb of Mohammed Ghaus II.
Day 05 : Gwalior - Orchha (120 Kms)
Morning drive to
Datia, boasting one of the finest seven-storied palaces in Bundelkhand.
Continue to Orchha, stranding the banks of the Betwa River. Stay two
nights at the Sheesh Mahal / Betwa Cottages / Orchha Resorts.
Day 06 : Orchha
The medieval citadel of Orchha is
today a quiet village, with beautiful riverside temples and virtually no
sign of modernity. Afternoon excursion to Jhansi to visit the Jhansi
Fort. Overnight at the hotel
07 : Orchha - Bhopal
Morning train to Bhopal and transfer to
the Jehan Numa Hotel for two nights.
Day 08 : Sanchi
Morning tour of Bhopal, including the Taj - Ul - Masjid, one of India's
largest mosques, the Jama Masjid and the smaller Moti Masjid. This
afternoon drive to Sanchi, one of the most revered Buddhist arts centres
in the world, dating back to the reign of Emperor Ahoka in the 3rd
century BC. Its monuments are considered to be some of the best
preserved in the world.
Day 09 : Bhopal - Mandu (286 Kms)
Morning drive to Indore and, after lunch, continue driving through the
heart of Madhya Pradesh to Mandu for 2 nights at the charming Jhira Bagh
Day 10 : Mandu
Situated on a plateau
overlooking the Narmada River, Mandu was once known as "the Citadel
of Joy". The pleasure resort of the Malwa rulers for centuries, it
was one of the largest fortified cities on the world. Explore Mandu
Day 11 : Mandu- Dungarpur (130 Kms)
Morning drive to Dungarpur in the southwestern reaches of the Aravalli
Hills. Stay two nights at the Udai Bilas Palace with its stunning
Day 12 : Dungarpur
Explore the palace with its
extraordinary architectural styles. Drive up to the old fort, which
boasts one of the most superb collections of frescoes to be found in
Day 13 : Dungarpur - Udaipur (120kms)
Morning drive to Udaipur for two nights at the Lake Palace / Shiv Niwas
Palace. Surrounded by lakes and the Aravalli Hills, Udaipur is one of
the most picturesque cities in Rajasthan. Afternoon at leisure.
14 : Kumbalgarh & Ranakpur
Morning excursion to
Kumbalgarh, a massive hilltop fort surrounded by walls and comprising a
maze of temples and palaces. After lunch at the Aodhi Hotel, visit some
of the most impressive temples in all India; the Jain Temples of
Day 15 : Udaipur - Jaipur
exploration of Udaipur, visiting Jagdish Temple and the magnificent City
Palace. Afternoon flight to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Stay two
nights at the Rambagh Palace or at the luxurious Raj Vilas, on the
outskirts of the city.
Day 16 : Jaipur
visit Amber fort, pausing en route to see the Hawa Mahal (Palace of
Winds), which is really just an elaborate façade. Proceed on to
one of Rajasthan's greatest forts, Amber, where you will ascend to the
fort on elephant back and visit the myriad of marble palaces. In the
afternoon explore the city's bazaars and visit the City Palace and the
Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17 : Jaipur - Delhi (257kms)
Morning drive to the
delightful Neemrana Fort. After lunch and time exploring this wonderful,
rambling place, continue to Delhi in time to board flight for next
Day 18 :Delhi - Abroad
Early morning flight to next