LDV India

Heart of India Tour

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Route: Delhi – Gwalior – Shivpuri – Orchha - Pachmarhi – Bhopal – Sanchi – Delhi

Tour Description :

A tour package named the Heart of India tour does not require anything to explain. Yes we vouch to say that after coming back from this tour you will really feel the same. LDV has designed this tour package with the intention to make you feel the heartbeat of India. Starting from Delhi, this tour covers Gwalior, Shivpuri, Orchha, Pachmarhi, Bhopal, Sanchi and ends back at Delhi. Discover the best of heritage, the place visited in this tour are home to some of the famous royal families. Getting close to the nature and uncommon blend of cultures and religions can all be experienced. You can also have a unique experience at some of the hunting lodges that can be visited on the way.

Itinerary

Day 01 / Arrival Delhi

Arrive Delhi. Meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Gwalior

Entrain to Gwalior, gateway to Madhya Pradesh, by luxury train. Transfer. Sightseeing includes an extraordinary fortress and its riches of ancient and medieval temples, mosques and palaces.Gujari Mahal is a monument to the love of Raja Mansingh Tomar for the intrepid Mrignayani a tribal Gujar Queen. Man Mandir Palace - Built between 1486 and 1517 by Raja Man Singh. Vast chambers with fine stone screens were once the music halls.The 9th century Teli Ka Mandir,towering a 1000 ft high, is a Pratihara Vishnu temple of a unique blending of architectural styles. Night stay in Gwalior.

Day 03 / Shivpuri

Morning proceed for Shivpuri 117 km southwest of Gwalior. A pleasant lake surrounded by gardens here has been a summer retreat for the Scindia royalty who wished to escape from the oppressive summers of Gwalior. Shivpuri houses a wildlife sanctuary and several hunting lodges. Near Shivpuri, ancient Jain temples scattered across a hilly slope glisten in the sun. Return to Gwalior for night stay.

Day 04 / Orchha (approx. 112 km south of Gwalior)

After breakfast drive to orchha & transfer to hotel. Orchha: founded by Rudra Pratap, a Bundela ruler. The region is situated on the banks of the Betwa River. Later, Orchha was the capital of Bir Singh Deo (1605-1627) who built the Jahangir Mahal to please the Mughal emperor Jahangir. Close-by, near the border of Madhya Pradesh, is Datia, site of the 7-storeyed palace of Bir Singh Deo. Afternoon visit local sightseeing of Orchha - palaces of the Bundela rulers still retain their medieval grandeur. The palace walls are decorated with colourful frescoes executed in the manner of miniature paintings, and depict scenes from the popular legend of love between Radha and Lord Krishna. Night stay in orchha.

Day 05 / Orchha / Pachmarhi (by car)

After breakfast visit the Ram Raja Temple, the only temple in India where devotees worship Lord Rama as a king, and Phool Bagh, an artificial cascade. After finishing the sightseeing drive to pachmarhi : at 1100 metres above sea level, this the most exquisite all-season hill-resort of MP. The entire landscape of long pathways, wooded shades and rocky facades is strewn with history and mythology .Transfer to hotel.Night stay in pachmarhi.

Day 06 / Pachmarhi

After breakfast visit the 10,000 years old rock paintings in the caves of Mahadeo Hills. The Pandava Caves were the mythical home of the exiled Pandava princes during the Mahabharata era. Night stay in pachmarhi.

Day 07 / Pachmarhi - Bhopal

After Breakfast proceed for full day excursion tour to the famous Buddhist pilgrimage site of Sanchi. It is one of the most ancient and popular Buddhist monument in the country. The construction of Sanchi Stupa is considered to an engineering marvel. Though it has gone through a lot of wear and tear, it has stood the test of time, maintaining its ancient glory till date. The stupa is known for the intricate carvings, which provide an insight into the life of Lord Buddha. The structure is presently maintained by the Archeological Survey of India, and also visit its majestic stupas and museums. Evening, drive back to Bhopal & transfer to Hotel . Night stay in Bhopal.

Day 08 / Bhopal

Bhopal offers an uncommon blend of Hindu and Muslim cultures, a unique web of northern and southern influences. Except the lake of Raja Bhoj, little remains of the ancient city. The city is built at the fringe of the Malwa Plateau on a slope, like an amphitheatre. It is generously endowed with landscaped gardens and pools.

Day 09 / Sanchi

68 km north of Bhopal by car, a hill rises to pay obeisance to the oldest and grandest Buddhist edifice—the Sanchi Stupa—at its crest. Built by the emperor-turned-monk Ashoka of the Maurya Dynasty in the 3rd century BC, the Stupa is 16 metres high and 37 metres in diameter. The massive dome evokes rare serenity, and the encircling pathway with four entry points adds to the solemnity. Return to Bhopal before sundown. Transfer to hotel.

Day 10 / Delhi

Return to Delhi from Bhopal by luxury train. Transfer to hotel. Transfer to airport for onward journey.

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