The Gems of Central India tour takes you to the magnificent state of Madhya Pradesh. Here you will find numerous spectacular places with stunning architecture and history. After a brief introductory tour of Delhi, you will visit Gwalior, which is famous for its 8th century medieval fort. You then move on to Orchha and Mandu, which are beautiful historic towns, with majestic forts and grand temples. On this tour, you will also visit sanchi, famous for its great Buddhist stupa, which preserves relics of Buddha and his followers.  Leave all your worries at home as MTA Destinations. your specialist destination management company in India, will take care of all your problems so you can enjoy a relaxed hassle free trip to ‘the Gems of Central India tour'.
 
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The Gems of Central India tour takes you to the magnificent state of Madhya Pradesh. Here you will find numerous spectacular places with stunning architecture and history. After a brief introductory tour of Delhi, you will visit Gwalior, which is famous for its 8th century medieval fort. You then move on to Orchha and Mandu, which are beautiful historic towns, with majestic forts and grand temples. On this tour, you will also visit sanchi, famous for its great Buddhist stupa, which preserves relics of Buddha and his followers.  Leave all your worries at home as MTA Destinations. your specialist destination management company in India, will take care of all your problems so you can enjoy a relaxed hassle free trip to ‘the Gems of Central India tour'.
 
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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  • All Inclusive Tour.  – Hotels / Transport / Guides / Monument Fees.
  • Qutub Minar- The largest Sandstone Minaret of Asia
  • Jain Statues at Gwalior
  • Bhimbetka - One of the very rare prehistoric site in the world.
  • Excursion to the Oldest Stupa of India-The Sanchi Stupa
  • The breathtaking ghats of Maheshwar
  • Mandu - The largest archilogical site of India
  • Omkareshwar Shiva Temple
  • Witness the Historical Elephanta Caves famous for their beautiful architecture.

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Delhi
  • End Delhi
  • Countries
    • India
  • City
    • Delhi
    • Orchha
    • Bhopal
    • Sanchi
    • Bhimbetka
    • Ujjain
    • Mandu
    • Maheshwar
  • Theme Family
  • Accommodation Standard, Superior, Deluxe
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our highest standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival In Delhi & Sight Seeing
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    The Tour starts at 10 AM in the morning. If you happen to be arriving in the morning on Tour starting date our Representative will come and pick you up at the airport. Otherwise, we can pick you from your Hotel in Delhi too.

    Arrival in Delhi, after the customs formalities, meet with MTA Representative. Our Representative will be waiting for you outside the gate number 5 with your name placard.

    Start your day with the visit of Old Delhi also called as Shahjahanabad. Visit the world famous Jama Masijd, the biggest Friday Mosque of India, which can host upto 20,000 worshippers. After the visit take a ride on pedal rickshaw through the narrow alleys of famous Chandni Chowk Market. Proceed towards Rajghat – the Tomb of Mahatma Gandhi called as The Father of the Nation. In the afternoon visit Colonial Delhi Monuments, drive through Rajpath to view the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. End your day with the visit of Qutub Minar, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Proceed towards Hotel. Check-in and overnight in Delhi.

    Inclusions : Accommodation, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

    Highlights : Old Delhi, Rickshaw Ride, Colonial Delhi, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid

    Please Note : Hotel Checkin would be After the sightseeing.

    Visited places:
    • Delhi
  • 2
    Delhi - Gwalior (Train, 5 Hrs Approx.)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    Transfer to the railway station and train to Gwalior. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Gwalior and its monuments. Gwalior is dominated by the fort, the bastion for centuries of the city, which rises on the top of the hill. Surrounded by imposing walls, it preserves palaces and temples inside. We will visit the palace of Man Singh and two interesting temples. Going down the hill, you will discover that an entire wall of the same is carved with a series of splendid Jain statues, dating back to the mid-fifteenth century. Overnight in Gwalior.

    Inclusions: Train, Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

    Highlights: Gwalior Fort, Jain Statues around the fort

    Visited places:
    • Delhi
  • 3
    Gwalior - Datia - Orchha (125 Km, 3 Hrs Approx.)
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel. Continue to Orchha. Stop in Datia and visit the Royal Palace of Datia built by Bir Singh in 1610. Arrival in Orchha and check in at the hotel. Visit of Orchha. Once the capital of the Bundela dynasty, Orchha still features a number of beautifully preserved palaces and temples. We will visit in particular the Jahangir Mahal, a palace built in 1606, on the occasion of the visit of the Emperor Jahangir. Evening optional walk to the temple dedicated to god Rama and participation in evening prayer. Overnight in Orchha.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

    Highlights: Datia, Jahangir Mahal

    Visited places:
    • Orchha
  • 4
    Orchha - Bhopal (Train, 4 Hrs Approx.)
    Day 4 Transfer by train

    Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Jhansi railway station. Train to Bhopal. Arrival in Bhopal and transfer to the hotel. Visit of the city, the Archaeological Museum, which boasts sculptures, cave paintings, photographs and objects that trace the local and national history. Taj-ul-Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, built by the third ruler of Bhopal, ShahJahan Begum, which was left unfinished and completed in 1971. Overnight in Bhopal.

    Inclusions: Train, Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees
    Highlights: Taj-Ul-Masjid, Archaeological Museum

    Visited places:
    • Orchha
    • Bhopal
  • 5
    Bhopal - Sanchi - Udaigiri – Bhopal
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    Breakfast. Day dedicated to excursions to visit the Sanchi Stupa. Some 46 km north of Bhopal, there are some of the oldest and most interesting Buddhist buildings in all of India. Although not directly linked to the life of the Buddha, the place was chosen by Emperor Ashoka, one of the most illustrious converts to Buddhism, to build the first stupas in the third century. continue to visit Udaigiri caves, about 20 Hindu shrines excavated in the sandstone of a hill, which date back to the Gupta period (382-401). Return to Bhopal. Overnight in Bhopal.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees
    Highlights: Sanchi Stupa, Udaigiri Caves

    Visited places:
    • Bhopal
    • Sanchi
    • Udaygiri
  • 6
    Bhopal - Bhimbetka - Bhojpur - Islamnagar – Bhopal
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at hotel. Departure to the south for Bhimbetka, hidden among forests of teak and sal trees, in an area of steep cliffs, more than 600 shelters, dug into the rock have been discovered. There are many beautiful paintings painted on the wall, The oldest paintings, probably dating back to 12,000 years ago. A wide range of figures are depicted on the wall that include wild buffalos, rhinos, bears and tigers, hunting scenes, initiation ceremonies, childbirth scenes, collective dances, religious rites and burials. Continue to Bhojpur to visit the unusual Bhojeshwar Temple dedicated to Shiva. Continue to the fortified town of Islamagar, the first state capital founded by the Rajputs with the name of Jagdishpur. Return to Bhopal for overnight.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees
    Highlights: Bhimbetka, Bhojeshwar Temple. 

    Visited places:
    • Bhopal
    • Bhimbetka
    • Bhojpur
  • 7
    Bhopal - Ujjain - Indore (250 Km, 5 Hrs Approx.)
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Indore. Along the way we visit Ujjain: the Temple of Mahakal Shiva, the destroyer of evil. The Temple of Gopal, a magnificent building with marble spiers, in typical maratha style, built by the Scindias in the 19th century and visit to the temple of Kalbhairav, where pilgrims offer alcohol. Continue to Indore. Arrival in Indore and hotel accommodation. Overnight in Indore.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

    Highlights: Shiva temple, Kalbhairav temple in Ujjain

    Visited places:
    • Bhopal
    • Ujjain
    • Indore
  • 8
    Indore - Mandu (100 Km, 3 Hrs Approx)
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Mandu. A city known for its splendid Indo-Afghan style monuments and love stories between Bajbahadur and Rani Roopmati. Arrival and visit of Mandu: the Jahaz Mahal also called "Palace of the Ship" for its shape that looks very much like Ship, Jama Masjid, tomb of Hoshang Shah, the first white marble construction in India, Hindola Mahal, Hathi Mahal or Elephant Palace, so called because the columns that support the dome have enormous proportions reminiscent of an elephant's legs, the Baz Bahadur Palace, the palace of the last ruler of Mandu, built in 1509. Overnight at the hotel in Mandu.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees.

    Highlights: Jahaj Mahal, Tomb of Hoshang, Baz Bahadur Palace

    Visited places:
    • Indore
    • Mandu
  • 9
    Mandu - Maheshwar (40 Km, 1 Hrs Approx.)
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Maheshwar, a spiritual city on the Narmada river. Also known as Varanasi of Central India. The ancient city of "Mahishmati", also mentioned in many holy books and Hindu epics. Arrival and visit of the Fort of Maheshwar within the walled city on the bank of the Narmada river. You can see an ethical collection of rifles, sedans, images and paintings in the palace courtyard. Continue to visit the Shiva temple built on the river bank and Maheshwar ghat walk. Overnight at the hotel in Maheshwar.

    Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Transport, Tourist Guide, Entrance fees

    Highlights: Maheshwar Ghat, The walled city of Maheshwar

    Visited places:
    • Mandu
    • Maheshwar
  • 10
    Maheshwar - Indore–Delhi (Domestic Flight - 2 Hrs Approx.)
    Day 10 Transfer by airplane

    After breakfast transfer to Indore airport for flight to Delhi, On Arrival Transfer to International Airport for International Departures. No services are booked afterwards. Kindly arrange your return Flight Accordingly.

    Inclusions: Breakfast, Transport, Domestic Flight.

    Please Note : Please Note That you will be Dropped at the Airport or any other location of your choice. Please Plan Accordingly your Onward Journey. 

    Visited places:
    • Maheshwar
    • Delhi
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation as per Itinerary on twin sharing with Bed and Breakfast Plan.
    • Transport by private air conditioned vehicle as per program.
    • Professional English Speaking Guide. ( we can also arrange Guide in Other Languages on Request )
    • Monument Entrance fees as per the Program.
    • Domestic flight from Indore to Delhi in Economy class (checkin baggage- 15 Kg.)
    • Train from Delhi to Gwalior in AC Chair Car.
    • Train from Jhansi to Bhopal in AC Chair Car.
    • Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off.
    • 2 bottles of water per traveler per day
    • Travel kit document bag
    • One souvenir gift from MTA
    • Private and personalized services.
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Price does not include
    • International flights and visas
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips and personal expenses
    • Anything not mentioned
    • Single room supplement