A trip to Central India is an adventure off the beaten path. You will find yourself facing a culture totally different from Western culture. You will make many discoveries, from the most insipid to the most sensational. India is a fabulous place.
Highlights of Circuit:
Arrival in Delhi, At your arrival you will be welcomed in a beautiful Indian tradition with a flower to welcome you. Transfer to the hotel according to the arrival time, Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast then drive to Agra. Arrive and visit the Agra Fort, a gigantic fortress on the edge of the Yamuna where Shah Jahan ends his days contemplating his dream of marble. It is the revelation of the power reached by the Mughal Empire which extended over most of India and which had inexhaustible financial and human resources at the time of its splendor. Night at the hotel.
The next destination after Agra is Gwalior. But before, you will visit the Taj Mahal which, more than a mausoleum, is considered as being one of the wonders of the world. Once in Gwalior, you will be treated to a private tour of the citadel. Discovery of temples and palaces, archaeological museum, Jai Vilas Museum. Overnight in Gwalior.
Orchha is a must when you arrive in Central India. You will be entitled to a visit of the temple of Laxminarayan and the 14 cenotaphs (the Chhattri). The Chhattri, 14 cenotaphs built for the Raja Orchha along the Kanchana Ghats on the banks of the Betwa. Overnight in Orchha.
On the program – Monuments of Orchha – The palace is a marvel of Mughal military architecture: elevated position to facilitate artillery fire; high doors to allow the passage of panzers of ancient India, the war elephants. With this, domes, balconies, chhatri (pavilions of honor) … The solid Raj Mahal is decorated with frescoes that celebrate the glory of the court of the Bundela. Overnight in Orchha.
After Orchha, you will take the road to Sanchi. Visit the Buddhist site, visit the Stupas and Sanchi Monastery. Overnight at the hotel Sanchi.
After Sanchi, direction Indore. On the way, visit the great holy city of Ujjain. Discovery of the sanctuary of the great temple of Mahakaleshwar. See the observatory of Jai Singh II. Walk on the ghats.
Arrived on Indore, you will be able to visit the city and all its historical monuments. Overnight in Indore.
For the 8th day, you will go to Mandu. Discovery of the most prestigious collections of Afghan architecture from India. Visit sites: Jama Masjid Mosque, Hoshang Shah Mausoleum, Prince Baz Bahadur Palace, Jahaz Mahal Palace, Rupmati Pavilion. Overnight at Mandu.
Discovery of the most sacred city of India: Omkareshwar. Visit of the famous temple of Shiva. Overnight in Omkareshwar.
After leaving Omkareshwar, you are on your way to Ajanta. You will discover the Ajanta Caves before heading to Aurangabad. Overnight in Aurangabad.
Visit the famous rock temples of Ellora for 1 hour. Discovery of the monolithic temple of Kailashnatha. Return to Aurangabad, where you will spend the night.
City tour Aurangabad. A quick look at the mausoleum Bibi-Ka-Maqbara. It’s a kind of replica of the Taj Mahal. You will sleep at the hotel.
The distance Aurangabad and Raigad is 340 km, 6 hours long. Once you arrive, you will move to the hotel. You can sleep after dinner.
Free day on the beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
n the morning, you will take the path to Mumbai (new Bombay). Visit Mani Bhawan, Gandhi’s house. Walk on Marine Drive. Visit Crowford Market, Ali Mosque, Banoura district, Bangaga, Dhobi Ghat. Dinner and overnight in Mumbai.
The last day will be the day you return to France. But before heading back, you will take the time to visit Bombay and take a stroll on the waterfront, Bandra, Juhu Beach, or even Chowpatty Beach. After that, you can head to the airport.