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The Great Indian Historical Tour
Duration:          13 Nights / 14 Days
Places Covered: New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Bhopal, Aurangabad and Mumbai fly out.

Day 01: Arrive New Delhi
Arrive to New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. Upon arrival welcome by our representatives and then transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: New Delhi
After breakfast leave for full day sightseeing combination of New Delhi and Old Delhi. The Old Delhi is centered around Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan. The lanes and roads of Old Delhi are narrow with markets dedicated like Spice, Books, Electronics, Machine Tools etc. Some of streets of these regions have not much changed and retain the past glory of Mughal Emperor. Where the New Delhi has broad roads, dedicated colonies and is the centre of Indian political centre. The combined sightseeing includes of Qutab MInar- A historical monuments which is the tallest free standing brick minaret of the world. (UNESCO Site), Humayun tomb- (UNESCO) the first Garden Tomb is the oldest Tomb also visit to lotus temple followed by Akshardam temple Complex the latest star attraction for tourist. We then drive you to Rastrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Parliament House (Drive Pass). Continue your drive to reach memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and the evening is in the ramparts of Red Fort where you can watch a 'Light and Sound' show. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: New Delhi - Jaipur (258 kms/5 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening are booked with Chokhi Dhani Village Resort the attendants serve you with sumptuous Rajasthani meals, with the never-ending fabulous dishes that you would just relish. In Chokhi Dhani you also get a chance to ride on bullock carts and camel carts. You can experience the different rural theme at the Village. Here you can dance with folk dancer, ride Came or Elephant, know your future by Palmist or Tarrot Card reader, experience your skill in Archery. Later dinner at the village in traditional style. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for day sightseeing your sightseeing start from Amber Fort on caparisoned elephant backs. This huge fort is located atop the hill about 11 kms from Jaipur central. In the fort you also get to see Shish Mahal an example of fusion of Hindu and Islamic art. We then move to the City Palace where we spend much of the time, as the palace is spread over a vast area. Post lunch, visit to Jantar Mantar and Albert Hall en route Hawa Mahal drive pass brief stop for photography session. In the evening, we drive you to the markets of Jaipur like Bapu bazaar and Johari bazaar. Here, along with shopping of unique Rajasthani items. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur - Agra (232 kms/4.5 hrs)—TAJ IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY
After breakfast drive to Agra. On arrival, check into hotel. Later, we take you for sightseeing of Taj Mahal. After Taj Mahal visit to Agra Fort built by Akbar to commemorate his victory in war. Later, in the evening there is a 'light and sound' show in the precincts of Agra fort. We then drive you back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri (37 kms) - Bharatpur (20 kms)- Agra
Visit to the Taj Mahal during sunrise the beauty of the monuments is impeccable during these hours. Then after breakfast in the hotel proceed for excursion tour of Fatehpur Sikri. On reaching, Fatehpur Sikri, we take you to the massive fort of Fatehpur Sikri. This fort is built by Akbar as a sign of respect and admiration for the Sufi Saint Salim Chishti. Watch out for the magnificent Jodhabai Palace here, and use cameras to capture the intricate carvings on the walls of the fort. We then drive you to Bharatpur. This place is famous for its Bird Sanctuary. We take you on a rickshaw to watch the migratory birds and the best water-bird preserves of the world. Have a session of photography with innumerable birds of the sanctuary. After wildlife safari return back to Agra. Overnight at Agra.

Day 07: Agra - Gwalior (118 kms/2.5 hrs)
After an early morning breakfast today we will drive to Gwalior. The distance will be covered at around 2.5 hrs. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing and visit to Gwalior Fort the main attraction of Gwalior. On the way to the fort, we also visit 21 Jain sculptures carved out of the rock that dates back to the 5th and 15th centuries. Within Gwalior fort you get to see Teli ka Mandir, Sas Bahu ka Mandir dedicated to Vishnu. There is also Gujri Mahal Palace, Man Mandir Palace and a notable tank the Suraj Kund if time permits us will also try to cover the sightseeing’s of Jai Vilas Palace and Usha Kiran Palace. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08: Gwalior - Khajuraho (275 kms/5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho the route passes through many small villages, many bridges. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Khajuraho Temples visit to both Eastern and Western Group of temples. Also visit the Jain temple complex that boost of the finest temple art in the world. The reason of their construction in Khajuraho still remains a mystery. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 09: Khajuraho - Orcha (178 kms/3.5 hrs)
Post breakfast drive to Orchha a small town situated on the banks of river Betwa. The famous attraction of this places are monuments like Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Ram Raja Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple. The bank of the Betwa River is a riot of colors, and you can climb up the boulders strewn all over in the river or can play in the waters, as the river is not deep. Also use a motorbike to reach the Wildlife Park situated on the south of the Betwa river. This park is famous for its turtles. Overnight at Orchha Resort/Hotel.

Day 10: Orchha - Bhopal (Train)
After breakfast transfer to the railway station to board the train to Bhopal. Upon arrival meet and greet at the railway station and transfer to the hotel. Check in and sightseeing of Bhopal includes of Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11: Bhopal – Jalgaon (Overnight Train)
After breakfast some time kept for lecture on Buddhist Architecture. After that visit to Sanchi Stupa and Buddhist caves at Vidisha. These places are among the most revered of the Buddhist pilgrim destinations in India. Later, check out from the hotel and reach railway station. Overnight train journey from Bhopal to Jalgaon.

Day 12: Jalgaon - Aurangabad(165 kms)
Arrival at Jalgaon Railway station meet by our representative & you will be transferred to Aurangabad. En route covering Ajanta Caves visit the 6 century Buddhist excavations and frescoes of these ancient caves. The site is captivating and has a lot to offer. You get to learn a lot and can discover ancient frescoes in the walls of the caves. By late afternoon, we start for Aurangabad.

Day 13: Aurangabad - Mumbai
After breakfast the day for visit to Ellora Caves the 6th and 7th century Buddhist caves and while returning we visit the Bibi-ka- Maqbara. Later, we take you to Daulatabad Fort the oldest existing forts of India. We also take you to Panchakki, an enormous water mill and Himroo Factory where you can see the conventional norm of Himroo weaving. Afternoon transfer to the airport to leave for Mumbai for boarding the flight. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. Overnight stay.

Day 14: Mumbai
Breakfast at the Hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Elephanta Caves that dates back to the 5th century BC located in the Elephanta island can be reached by boat ferry enjoy the motor boat ride ferrying passengers from Appollo Bunder near the Gate way of India.. These rock cut temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are rich in sculptural content there is another part dedicated to Lord Buddha. After that, we take you for city tour visiting Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Mani Bhawan and Victoria Garden. Return to the hotel on time check out and transfer to the Airport for flight back to home.