Central India By Train
09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Jhansi - Bhopal -
Indore - Delhi
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at
12 Noon. Afternoon City Tour of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort
in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid
, one of the largest
mosques in India, Raj Ghat
and Shanti Vana
sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni
, shopping centre of Old Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - Delhi
Morning sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar
Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb
, India Gate
Memorial Arch), Lakshmi Narayan Temple
- a modern Hindu Temple. Also
drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat
Buildings and Connaught Place- shopping centre of New Delhi. Overnight at
Day 3 -Delhi - Agra
Transfer to railway station to board the train for Agra. Assistance on
arrival and transfer to the hotel. Morning excursion to Fatehpur Sikri (40
kms) built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to
scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid
Tomb of Salim Chishti
, Panch Mahal
and other Palaces. Afternoon
City Tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, the world famous Taj
built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 for his queen
Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit the Agra Fort
containing the Halls of Private and Public audience and other palaces.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 - Agra - Gwalior
Transfer to railway station to board the train for Gwalior. Assistance on
arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon City Tour of Gwalior
Half day tour visiting the Man Mandir , Gujari Mahal (today an
archaeological museum ), The Fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai
Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. Evening
visit to fort for sound and light show. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 - Gwalior - Jhansi
Transfer to railway station to board the train for Jhansi
Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon City Tour of Orchha
Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time and a rich
legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested
lightly and the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the
16th and 17th century retain much of their prestine perfection. Jehangir
Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatries has a spectacular view
of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs. Overnight at the hotel.
6 - Jhansi - Bhopal
Transfer to railway station to board the train for Bhopal. Assistance on
arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon City Tour of Bhopal
Visiting the Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Birla Museum,
Kilol Park, Kamla Park, Moti Masjid, Sadar Manzil and Taj-ul-Masjid. Drive
past Vidhan Sabha, Tagore Memorial and the National Archives of
India.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 - Bhopal
Full Day excursion to Sanchi (58 km) which has distinction of having the
finest specimens of almost all Buddhist architectural forms, Stupa,
Chaitya,Temples and Monastries dating from 3rd century BC. Visit three
important Stupas with circular domes and railing around them. Also visit
Ashoka Pillar, Gupta temple built in the 4th century and
Great Bowl carved of one piece of stone. The museum displays number of
sculptures found in the area. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 - Bhopal - Indore
Morning depart by surface for Indore. On arrival check-in at the
hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 - Indore
Full day excursion to Ujjain. Full day excursion to Ujjain-60 km the city
which traces its origin to the very dawn of Indian history and has a great
tradition of learning and culture. It was used as the base for calculations
of Hindu astronomy, astrology and grography. Visit the Temple of Mahakaleshwar,
Observatory of masonry, Jantar Mantar, Bathing Ghats of Shipra river
and the Gopal Mandir, a 19th century temple of Maratha-Style
architecture.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 - Indore - Delhi
Transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi. Assistance on
arrival and transfer to international airport for onward destination.