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Tour of Ajanta Caves
 
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Day 01/ Mumbai-Arrival :    
On your arrival at Mumbai airport, you will be met by company representative and would be further assisted till your hotel room. Rest of the time is kept free to recover from jetlag.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 02/ Mumbai :    
After having breakfast take a boat cruise to 05th Century Elephanta Cave Island (an UNESCO World Heritage Site). Elephants Cave Island is one of the best and imposing examples of ancient rock- out architecture. Later visit Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum (one of the best museums in India which has rare collections of art, sculptures, coins etc. it is superb heritage building constructed in 1909 and is an beautiful example of the Indo-Saracenic architecture), Mani Bhawan - an old residence of Mahatma Gandhi at Mumbai, see washer man in action at Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, Chawpatty Beach and few other attractions. Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 03/ Mumbai :    
Today take an excursion to Kanhari Caves which are of approximately 02nd -09th centuries and were carved by Buddhist monks. These caves are situated in the centre of Mumbai's Borivali National Park and are one of the biggest Buddhist monastic establishments on the Konkan coast. Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 04/ Mumbai-Pune (163 KMS/ 03 HRS) :    
Breakfast at hotel and travel to Pune by road visiting Karla and Bhaja Caves on the way. These Caves were made before the 2nd Century BC and are the fine Buddhist Cave monasteries. The wonderful Chaitya or the prayer's hall at Karla is the largest of its kind. The unique features in the interior of these caves are three i.e. the pillars, roof vault and the light windows. On arrival at Pune, transfer to the hotel. Later take a short sightseeing tour of Pune.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
  Tour of Ajanta Caves
     
Day 05/ Pune-Aurangabad (226 KMS/ 05 HRS) :    
Morning, you will be transferred to Aurangabad through your private vehicle. On arrival at Aurangabad , check in at hotel. Later take a guided tour of Bibi-ka-maqbara normally considered as a Taj Mahal of poor man's. This was built in 1679 as Rabia-ud-daurani's mausoleum, wife of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb's. Also visit Panchakki - a water wheel that was considered as an engineering marvel in its time.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
  Tour of Ajanta Caves
     
Day 06/ Aurangabad-Ajanta-Aurangabad (107 KMS/ 02 HRS) :
Take a full day tour of Ajanta Caves (An World Heritage Site). These caves are located in the beautiful valley of Sahyadri hills and are approximately 107 KMS away from Aurangabad . Ajanta Caves are the best examples of the initial Buddhist architecture, sculptures and cave paintings. Ajanta Caves include Chaitya or the halls of prayers and few monasteries dedicated to Lord Buddha. The frescos on the Cave's walls and ceilings describe the events from the Buddha's life, tales of Jatakas (the previous incarnations of the Buddha).
Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 07/ Aurangabad :    
Today visit Ellora Caves which are also listed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The monasteries and cave temples at Ellora houses Buddhist prayer halls, monasteries, Hindu & Jain temples. These caves were carved between the 5th century and 11th century AD. Kailash Temple in the Cave No. 19 is the largest structure in the world and no doubt it is one of the most imposing excavations. Afternoon, take a tour of Daulatabad Fort and Shri Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga - it is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 08/ Aurangabad-Maheshwar-Mandu (380 KMS/ 06½ HRS) :
Drive further to Mandu visiting the auspicious place Maheshwar on the way. Arrive Mandu, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the time is kept free to relax after a long journey.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 09/ Mandu :    
Take a daylong sightseeing tour of the Darwaza, Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Jami Masjid, Rewa Kund, Baz Bahadur's Palace and Roopmati's Pavilion.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
  Tour of Ajanta Caves
     
Day 10/ Mandu-Omkareshwar-Indore (100 KMS/ 02½ HRS):
Morning leave Mandu for Indore stopping on the way at holy place Omkareshwar. Omkareshwar is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. At Omkareshwar, the two rivers Narmada and Kaveri meet and the pilgrims from across the country come at the in huge numbers to pay obeisance to the Jyotirlinga. Arrive Indore , check in at the hotel. Later visit Lal Baag Palace -which is one of the grandest monuments of the Holkar dynasty, Bada Ganpati temple it has perhaps the largest Ganesh idol in the world, A Jain temple known as Kanch Mandir - an architectural marvel in glass and various other worth visiting places.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 11/ Indore-Ujjain-Bhopal (190 KMS/ 05 HRS):
Transfer to Bhopal visiting Ujjain en-route. Ujjain is one of the holiest places for Hindus and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Arrive Bhopal , check in at the hotel. Rest of the time is kept free at your discretion.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
  Tour of Ajanta Caves
     
Day 12/ Bhopal-Sanchi-Vidisha-Udaigiri-Bhopal    
Take the excursion to Sanchi (An UNESCO World Heritage Site) to visit Great Stupa and Ashokan Pillar. Also visit Vidisha and Udaigiri caves.
Return back to Bhopal to stay overnight.
  Tour of Ajanta Caves
     
Day 13/ Bhopal-Bhimbetka-Bhojpur-Bhopal    
Today take the day return excursion to Bhimbetka- to see the magnificent paintings on over 500 caves. These caves depict the pre-historic life of cave-dwellers it makes the Bhimbetka Caves as a treasure of archaeological. Also visit Bhojpur which is known for its Cyclopean dam and magnificent Shiva temple.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 14/ Bhopal-Pachmarhi (195 KMS/ 04 HRS)    
Transfer to picturesque hill station Pachmarhi. Arrive Pachmarhi, check in at the hotel. Rest of the time is kept free to enjoy the natural beauty of Pachmarhi. It would be a perfect break in between after a long trip.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 15/ Pachmarhi    
Day is kept free at leisure. You may visit the places like Jamuna Prapat (Bee Fall) - an impressive fall in the stream that provides drinking water for Pachmarhi and Pandav Caves - (the protected monuments) these are five ancient houses excavated into a sandstone rock in the hill. The name Pachmarhi has been taken from these caves only.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
  Tour of Red Fort
     
Day 16/ Pachmarhi-Kanha (250 KMS/ 05 HRS)    
After having breakfast, drive to Kanha National Park - one of the most beautiful national parks in India . Arrive at Kanha, check in at the jungle resort. In the afternoon, take a jungle safari to view various wild lives into the dense forest.
  Tour of Red Fort
     
Day 17/ Kanha:    
During the day visit Kanha National Park twice in the morning & evening through an open top jeep along with an expert naturalist. Kanha is one of the most spectaculars national parks to experience the India jungles. It has got very rich wildlife including the tiger.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 18/ Kanha-Jabalpur (208 KMS/ 04 HRS):    
In the morning take one more jeep safari in the park. Later drive to the Marble City Jabalpur. On arrival at Jabalpur , check in at the hotel. Later visit Bedhaghat and take an enjoyable boat ride over Narmada River . 
Stay overnight at the hotel.
  Tour of Red Fort
     
Day 19/ Jabalpur-Bandhavgarh (212 KMS/ 04½ HRS):
Morning transfer Bandhavgarh National Park - a home of White Tigers. Arrive at Bandhavgarh check in at the jungle resort. In the afternoon explore the park through the safari jeep to view the exotic wildlife in its natural habitant.
Stay overnight at a jungle resort.
     
Day 20/ Bandhavgarh:    
Visit the park during the morning and evening safaris to experience the Indian jungles and view the rich birdlife along with wild animals.
Stay overnight at a jungle resort.
 
     
Day 21/ Bandhavgarh-Khajuraho (210 KMS/ 04½ HRS):
In the morning visit the jungle one more time to say the good buy to the habitants of the park. Later transfer to Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho, check in at the hotel. Later visit Western Group of temples. The temples of Khajuraho built by Chandela rulers are world famous for its architecture and the carvings on Kama Sutra. These temples are listed as UNESCO World heritage sites.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
  Tour of Red Fort
     
Day 22/ Khajuraho-Orchha (178 KMS/ 03 ½ HRS):
Morning visit Eastern Group of temples and newly excavated Chandela temple. The temples of Khajuraho are very different from other temples of India . Later leave Khajuraho for rustic town Orchha. Arrive Orchha, check in at the hotel. Take a sightseeing tour of 17th Century Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Raj Praveen Mahal Chaturbhuj Temple , Laxminarayan Temple and royal cenotaphs located on the banks of River Betwa.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 23/ Orchha-Gwalior (120 KMS/ 02½ HRS):    
Morning, transfer to Gwalior . Arrive at Gwalior check in at the hotel. Later take a guided tour of grand Gwalior Fort, 11th Century Sas-Bahu Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace (the current residence of royal family), Tansen's Tomb (Tansen was a great musician and was one of the 09 jewels in the courtyard of Mughal Emperor Akbar).
Stay overnight at the hotel.
  Tour of Red Fort
     
Day 24/ Gwalior-Agra (118 KMS/ 02½ HRS):    
Today you will be transferred to Agra . Arrive Agra , check in at the hotel. Later take a sightseeing tour of arguably the most beautiful monument of love the Taj Mahal - the most photogenic building in the world. Taj Mahal was made by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his pretty wife Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit historical Agra Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site). From Agra Fort, four of the mighty rulers from Mughal dynasty ruled their enormous empire in Indian Sub-Continental.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 25/ Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur (232 KMS/ 05 HRS):
Early in the morning, you shall be taken for sun rise view of Taj and back side of Tajmahal. The rare sight of Taj from the fields with the river in the front is simply magical there after, after breakfast depart Agra for Pink City Jaipur en-route visiting deserted capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri which is famous for its one of the best Baoris or the Step wells of Rajasthan en-route. You may take the lunch at Abhaneri and then drive further to Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur, transfer to your hotel. Evening is free to explore the traditional markets of Pink City . Later take an excursion to Nahargarh Fort to view the magnificent Sunset View of Jaipur.
Stay overnight at your hotel.
  Tour of Red Fort
     
Day 26/ Jaipur:    
Morning you will be met by our guide and representative at the hotel and start a daylong tour of Jaipur. Today visit superb Amber Fort climbing its heights on the elephant back, an architectural delight Hawa Mahal (the wind palace); experience the astrology at Jantar Mantar (the observatory), the royal City Palace & its museum. Also take the photograph of "The pride of Jaipur the Albert Hall". In the evening visit a local farmhouse to have ethnic Rajasthani dinner.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
  Tour of Red Fort
     
Day 27/ Jaipur-Delhi (250 KMS/ 05½ HRS):    
Morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi . Arrive Delhi , check in at the hotel. Rest of the time is kept free at your discretion.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
     
Day 28/ Delhi :    
After having leisurely breakfast, our representative and guide would meet you at the hotel and start a full day guided tour of Delhi . Visit Qutab Minar, which is one of the tallest towers of it's time in India, Humanyun's Tomb - an UNESCO world heritage site which was built by Begum Hamida for his husband Mughal Emperor Humanyun. It is one of the forerunners of the Taj Mahal. Later also visit India Gate, President's House, the landmark of India Democracy the Parliament House. Take a tour of Red Fort - an UNESCO world heritage site and a symbol of mighty Mughal Empire, Jama Masjid the biggest mosque of India , Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat (a Memorial of Father of India Mahatma Gandhi).
Stay overnight at the hotel.
 
Tour of Red Fort
     
Day 29/ Delhi-Departure:    
At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Delhi international airport to embark the flight back to the onward destination.
     
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