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Splendours of Central India

13 Days | 12 Nights

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India
New Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Maheshwar

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Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be met by your guide and driver then transported to your hotel for check in. Depend on your actual arrival time, some soft sightseeing for an orientation tour is suggested.
After a refreshing night’s sleep, start with sightseeing tour of this charming city. Our tour will covers Delhi’s all major tourist attractions like Red Fort which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856, Jama Masjid (Masjid-i Jahan-Numa), one of the largest mosques in India. We then visit Raj Ghat which is located in the banks of River Yamuna. It is a memorial that is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

We also take a tour to New Delhi that includes visit to Rajpath, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Diplomatic Enclave, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, and India Gate which is situated on the eastern side of Rajpath, salutes the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War I.

Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Wake-up early this morning to leave for the holy city of Varanasi. Our driver will transfer you to the airport to catch a domestic flight to the beautiful city of Varanasi.

Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be welcome by our Asia Senses travel guide and driver. They will arrange for a smooth transfer, you just sit back and enjoy the drive from airport to your hotel in Varanasi. Along the way, we will visit the beautiful temples of Sarnath which is the scared place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his five disciples, who was preaching the middle path for attaining “Nirvana”.

After that, we continue drive to the hotel for check in. The rest of day is free at leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
In the early morning, we will take an exciting boat ride along the holy River Ganga. You can observe here the Hindu’s way of life on the bank of the river Ganges (Ghats).

After wards, we return to the hotel for breakfast. Start our sightseeing tour of this charming city. On the bank of the Ganga River, there are number of temples. We also take visit to some popular Ghats like Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat &Kedar Ghat. At the Ghat, we will see life and death together.

Spend afternoon at leisure. In the evening, you must not miss to observe the magnificent Aarti at the banks of river Ganga.
This morning, you will catch a domestic flight to the beautiful temple city of Khajuraho, a small town where tourism is the main source of earning for local people. Our Asia Senses travel guide and driver will wait for you at the airport then escort you to the hotel. After check in hotel, rest and relax till noon.

In the afternoon, we will take a city sightseeing tour covering the world-famous temples. We start with a visit to World Heritage Site Western Group of Temples which contain the most accomplished Khajuraho temples with 84 towers, the Kandariya Mahadeva, dedicated to Lord Shiva and decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details, symbolism and expressiveness of ancient Indian art. It is a magnificent peace of artistic sculptural work.

Afterwards, our guide will take you to the Eastern group of temples that house the largest Jain temple dedicated to Parsvanath. After your visit to all groups of temples, we will take a visit a local market for shopping (approx. 1 hour) and then transferred back to the hotel.

Stay overnight at the hotel in Khajuraho.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Orchha, a small village set among the hills, admire a valley formed by the crystal-clear waters of the Betwa River.

On arrival this tranquil town, check in your hotel. After relaxing for a while, leave for the city sightseeing tour that awaits you. First, pay a visit to Jahangir Mahal, a 17th-century monumental palace in commemoration of Emperor Jahangir. Next we will visit Raj Mahal which is among the most visited Palaces in Orchha. The 17th-century architectural design features various religious elements. Continue on with your guide to the two-story brick palace of Rai Praveen Mahal. If time permits, you may also visit attractions such as Chaturbhuj Temple and Laxmi Narayan Temple.

Return to your hotel in Orchha and spend night at the hotel.
Today, we move towards Bhopal city, the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It's one of India’s greenest cities.

After breakfast, you will be transffered at the railway station to catch onward train to Bhopal. At Bhopal station you will be picked up by our Asia Senses representative who will escort you to the hotel for check-in.

After a short break, we will pay a visit to the major tourist attraction places which includes Taj-UL-Masjid, a 19th century mosque with a magnificent structure, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (or National Museum of Humankind), Bhopal Bharat Bhawan and Laxmi Narayan Temple which is built on top of the Arera Hills in Bhopal. Here, you will have a breathtaking sight of the old historic city of Bhopal.

Overnight at hotel in Bhopal.
A full day excursion tour awaits you today. After breakfast, we will drive to Sanchi which is 46 km far from the capital city of Madhya Pradesh,Bhopal. On the way to Sanchi, we will pass through the town of Salamatpur, Dewanganj and other small villages. Sanchi is known for its world famous Buddhist Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. Sanchi is truly one of the most popular Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India.

After Sanchi, you will visit Udaygiri caves, about 15 kms from Sanchi, close to the town of Vidisha. The caves are situated near Vidisha and feature some of the oldest Hindu images and cave temples which were made during the Gupta period.

In the late afternoon, return to your hotel in Bhopal.
This morning, we will leave to Bhimbetka, a World Heritage Site. It is situated near Bhopal alongside the Satpura range of mountains. Bhimbetka is well acknowledged for its rock caves that house many ancient paintings. Here, you will see here oldest cave paintings in the World. They are around 9000 year old and shows earliest glimpse of human life in India.

After visiting the beautiful caves of Bhimbetka, we will move to Bhojpur to explore some of its major tourist destinations including Jain Shrine, Cyclopean dam and Bhojeshwar Temple that is dedicated to Shiva. After exploring these places, we will return back to your hotel in Bhopal.
This morning, we will head forward to Indore city, the largest and most densely populated city in central India, the city is popular for its history, monuments, food and bazaars.

En-route halt at Ujjain for a guided tour to visit some major tourist attractions like Bhartrihari Caves, an ancient site which has some interesting legends associated with it, Kaliadeh Palace, Mahakaleshwara Temple and Ved Shala. We also visit Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir temple which houses a massive statue of the elephant-headed God of Wisdom and Prosperity, Ganesha. This god is considered to be the most benevolent God that blesses his followers with wealth and prosperity.

After visiting these places, we restart for Indore. Upon arrival Indore, transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight at hotel in Indore city.
Today, we will take an early morning drive straight to the ancient city of Mandu, for a guided tour that awaits you.

During this tour, we will visit all Mandu’s major sightseeing attraction like Roopmati's Pavilion, Hoshang's Tomb, Hindola Maha, Jahaz Mahal (or Ship Palace) and Ashrafi Mahal (Palace of the Gold Coin). Overnight at the hotel in Mandu.
Today, we will take a visit to temple town of Maheshwar. This peaceful riverside town is popular for making unique and delicate cotton and silk blend handloom saris. It is also known for its spiritual importance, which is mentioned as Mahishmati in the famous Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.

On the way, we will stop for sightseeing at the famous pilgrimage center of Omkareshwar, one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of god Shiva. We also visit the Omkar Mandhata Temple.

After that, we proceed to Maheshwar. Upon arrival Maheshwar check-in at the hotel for some rest and relax. In the late afternoon, you can stroll around the town for the sightseeing.

Overnight at the hotel in Maheshwar.
After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to Indore airport to board domestic flight to Delhi from where you can catch a flight back your home.

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Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
21ºC
15mm

Varanasi
23ºC
22mm

Khajuraho
24ºC
19mm

Orchha
24ºC
17mm

Maheshwar
29ºC
6mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
23ºC
11mm

Varanasi
26ºC
9mm

Khajuraho
27ºC
8mm

Orchha
27ºC
8mm

Maheshwar
32ºC
0mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
30ºC
15mm

Varanasi
33ºC
11mm

Khajuraho
33ºC
8mm

Orchha
33ºC
8mm

Maheshwar
36ºC
1mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
36ºC
3mm

Varanasi
38ºC
3mm

Khajuraho
39ºC
1mm

Orchha
38ºC
2mm

Maheshwar
40ºC
1mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
40ºC
12mm

Varanasi
41ºC
10mm

Khajuraho
42ºC
1mm

Orchha
42ºC
5mm

Maheshwar
42ºC
6mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
39ºC
44mm

Varanasi
39ºC
96mm

Khajuraho
39ºC
79mm

Orchha
40ºC
94mm

Maheshwar
38ºC
105mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
35ºC
217mm

Varanasi
33ºC
299mm

Khajuraho
32ºC
310mm

Orchha
33ºC
287mm

Maheshwar
32ºC
239mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
33ºC
271mm

Varanasi
32ºC
290mm

Khajuraho
31ºC
301mm

Orchha
31ºC
309mm

Maheshwar
30ºC
200mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
33ºC
114mm

Varanasi
32ºC
208mm

Khajuraho
32ºC
207mm

Orchha
32ºC
177mm

Maheshwar
32ºC
197mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
32ºC
27mm

Varanasi
32ºC
37mm

Khajuraho
32ºC
24mm

Orchha
33ºC
37mm

Maheshwar
34ºC
32mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
28ºC
4mm

Varanasi
28ºC
8mm

Khajuraho
29ºC
13mm

Orchha
29ºC
5mm

Maheshwar
32ºC
7mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

New Delhi
23ºC
7mm

Varanasi
24ºC
5mm

Khajuraho
25ºC
7mm

Orchha
25ºC
6mm

Maheshwar
30ºC
7mm

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