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Indian Odysseys

$2000

per person

A unique and captivating journey

This Indian tour begins with the discovery of this bustling metropolis Delhi’s monuments, travel to the vibrant city of Agra and discover all it has to offer with the privilege of seeing its symbol of love the Taj Mahal. Venture thorough-out India revealing the secrets and rich past of it’s great Temples, Palaces and Forts, take an excursion through the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, cruise around the forested island of Elephants and then travel to the west coast city of Mumbai, view it’s art gallery, museum, the beautiful hanging gardens as well as a marine drive among its other attractions leaving you to finish your journey in a place full of history, culture and beauty.

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  • Include
    Daily Breakfast
    Entrance Fees Per Itinerary
    Internal Flights
    All Taxes
    Tour Fees Per Itinerary
    English Speaking Guide
    All Transfers
    Lunch & Dinner as per Itinerary
    Accommodation
  • Not Included
    Travel Insurance
    Late Check-Out
    Early Check-In
    Tips
    “Force Majure” Costs
    Personal Costs
    Laundry Costs
    Excess Baggage
    Drinks
    International Flights
    Local Transport
    Airport Taxes
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Day 01 Delhi

Arrival at the international airport. You will be received by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Hotel - Delhi
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Day 02 Delhi

Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principle mosque of Old Delhi. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old market place now a picturesque bazaar to reach the Red Fort, built in 1648. In New Delhi we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Further we drive past India Gate, a memorial for the Indian soldiers built in 1931. Before heading to the Presidents house, the official residence of the President of India built in 1931. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb and the Qutub Minar the tallest brick minaret in the world. Overnight in Hotel - Delhi
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Day 03 Delhi - Agra

Today we drive down to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yumuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments. Optional: Mohabbat E Taj Overnight in Hotel - Agra
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Day 04 Agra Gwalior

Today we visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, the fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble and intricate decorations. Optional: Fatehpur Sikri Overnight in Hotel - Agra
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Day 05 Agra - Gwalior

Today we drive down to Gwalior. Steeped in the splendor of it's past, the ancient capital of Gwalior has yet made a successful transition into a modern Indian city, vibrant and bustling. A multitude of reigning dynasties, of the great Rajput clans of the Pratiharas, Kaccwahas and Tomars have left indelible etchings of their rule in this city of palaces, temples and monuments. Gwalior's tradition as a royal capital continued until the formation of present day India, with the Scindias having their dynastic seat here. The magnificent mementos of a glorious past have been preserved with care, giving Gwalior an appeal that's unique and timeless. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Later leave for a Half day tour first visiting the Gwalior Fort. The Fort is standing on a steep mass of sandstone, it dominates the city and is its most magnificent monument. It has been a scene of momentous events, imprisonments, battles and jauhars. A steep road winds upwards to the Fort, flanked by statues of Jain Tirthankaras, carved into the rock face. Also visit the Man Mandir Palace, built by Raja Mansingh built between 1486 and 1517. The tiles that once adorned it's exterior have not survived, but at the entrance, traces of these still remain. There is a charming frieze here of ducks paddling in turquoise waters. Within, the palace rooms stand bare, stripped of their former glory, mute testimonies to the passing of the centuries. Next we visit Jai Vilas Palace. Splendour of a different kind exists in the palace, current residence of the Scindia family. Some 35 rooms have been made into the Scindia Museum, and in these rooms, so evocative of a regal lifestyle, the past comes alive. Jai Vilas is an Italianate structure which combines the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural modes. Overnight in Hotel – Gwalior
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Day 06 Gwailor - Orchha

Today drive to Orchha, surrounded by hills, lakes and forests, and there are several monuments of Bundela Rajputs and Malwa Sultans. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Later we go for a guided tour of Orchha. Starting with the Raj Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple and Chhatris (Cenotaphs). Then the Jahangir Mahal, built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in the 17th century to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jahangir to Orchha. Its strong lines are counter-balanced by delicate Chhatris and trellis work, conveying an effect of extraordinary richness. Overnight in Hotel – Orchha
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Day 07 Orchha - Jhansi - Bhopal

Today, transfer to Jhansi Railway Station to board the fast train for Bhopal. Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh combines scenic beauty, historicity and modern urban planning. It is situated on the site of an 11th century city, Bhojapal, founded by Raja Bhoja. Bhopal today presents a multi-faceted profile; the old city with its teeming market places and fine old mosques and palaces still bear the aristocratic imprint of its former rulers. Among them is the succession of powerful Begums who ruled Bhopal from 1819 to 1926. Equally impressive is the new city with its verdant, exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined modern edifices. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is spent at leisure. You may go to the Old City (Chowk) in the evening to have a feel of the City of the Nawabs. Overnight in Hotel – Bhopal
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Day 08 Bhopal - Bhojupur - Bhimbetka

Today, go for a full day excursion to Bhojpur, founded by the legendary Parmar King of Dhar, Raja Bhoj (1010-1053), and named after him, renowned for the remains of its magnificent Shiva Temple and cyclopean dam. Next, you visit Bhimbetka, 46-kms south of Bhopal. In this rocky terrain of dense forest and craggy cliffs, over 600 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age were recently discovered. Here, in vivid panoramic detail, paintings in over 500 caves depict the life of the pre-historic cave dwellers making the Bhimbetka an archaeological treasure, an invaluable chronicle in the history of man. Overnight in Hotel – Bhopal
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Day 09 Bhopal - Ujjain - Indore

After breakfast at the hotel, we later proceed to Indore, en-route visiting Ujjain. Ujjain is situated on the banks of the river Shipra, regarded since times immemorial as sacred. The belief in the sacredness of Shipra, has its origins in the ancient Hindu mythological tale of churning of the Ocean by the Gods and the Demons, with Vasuki, the serpent as the rope. The ocean bed first yielded fourteen gems, then Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, and finally the coveted vessel of Nectar. Then began the wild scramble for immortality with the demons chasing the Gods across the skies, and in the process, a few drops were spilt, and fell at Hardwar, Nasik, Prayag, and Ujjain. Hence the sanctity of the waters of the Shipra. Visit Mahakaleshwar – A Shiva temple and Observatory. We continue our drive to Indore and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Hotel – Indore
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Day 10 Indore - Mandu

Breakfast at the hotel followed by a guided sightseeing tour of Indore to include Lal Baag Palace, Bada Ganapati and Kanch Mandir. Later, drive to Mandu, a celebration in stone of the love of the poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati. The ballad singers of Malwa still sing of the romance of these royal lovers, and high up on the crest of a hill, Roopmati's Pavilion still gazes down at Baz Bahadur's Palace, a magnificent expression of Afghan architecture. Overnight in Hotel – Mandu
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Day 11 Mandu - Excursion to Maheshwar & Omkareshwar

Today we proceed for a guided excursion of Maheshwar. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Later visit Omkareshwar – one of the sacred Jyotilinga, the sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, ‘Om’, draws hundreds of pilgrims to this island. Overnight in Hotel – Mandu
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Day 12 Mandu - Ajanta

Today we leave for a long drive to Ajanta, one of the world's greatest historical monuments. There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. These caves were discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries. All paintings shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique. Overnight in Hotel – Jalgaon
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Day 13 Ajanta - Ellora

Today we proceed for an excursion of Ellora caves. These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff, not far from Aurangabad, in Maharashtra. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. Not only is the Ellora complex a unique artistic creation and a technological exploit but, with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India. Overnight at hotel - Aurangabad
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Day 14 Aurangabad - Mumbai

Today take a flight to Mumbai and proceed for a guided tour on arrival. First we visit Gateway of India. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V in 1911. Later enjoy an hour's boat ride to the tranquil forested island of Elephanta, one of the most atmospheric places in Bombay. The chief attraction of the island is its unique cave temple whose Shiva sculpture is a fine example of Hindu architecture. Overnight in Hotel – Mumbai
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Day 15 Mumbai

Today we visit Jehangir Art Gallery and the Prince of Wales Museum, Victoria Terminus, Hanging Gardens, Jain Temple and Mani Bhavan Gandhi's Bombay base between 1917 and 1934, now a permanent memorial to the Mahatma. Optional : Kanheri Caves Overnight in Hotel - Mumbai
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Day 16 Depart Mumbai

Today we will transfer you to the International airport for you to board your flight for your onward travel home. Our tour concludes: Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to travelling with you again in the future.

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