India and its mysteries. Who has not dreamed of discovering them? The trip to Central India will be exactly what you need to get there. With its customs, its landscapes, its gastronomy, its temples and atypical places … the place invites you to a real break with the western culture.
India is a beautiful place, both in its bright colors, the charm of its culture both rich and intriguing, the heterogeneity of its unusual landscapes and the tumult of bazaars with a thousand scents. Once in the Center of India, expect to:
Flight to Delhi. Heartwarming welcome. Overnight at the hotel.
Discover the caves of Elephanta Island and other sanctuaries on the island. Of course Elephanta Island is where Lord Shiva is represented in different ways. Visit the city of Mumbai, which was known as Bombay before 1995. After Mumbai, destination Aurangabad. You will sleep in your hotel.
Visit all the temples of Ellora. Ellora is the very illustration of religious tolerance, but also of the early art of the Indian Middle Ages. Discovery of Ellora’s masterpiece, Kailasha. You will take the opportunity to see Ravana’s performance shaking Kailash Mountain.
After leaving Aurangabad, you will be taken to Burhanpur. En route, you will discover the Ajanta caves. You will take the opportunity to learn the history of this monastic center and university. You will continue to Burhanpur, a pilgrimage center for Muslims and Sikhs. You will spend the night at the hotel.
Discover the main buildings of Burhanpur city before taking the road to Maheshwar, the legendary temple city. In the evening, a walk on the ghats is planned. Overnight at the hotel.
Ride on the Narmada River by boat. It is one of the most sacred rivers in India. Walk on the ghats. Visit of craftsmen’s workshops. Visit the temples. Then drive to Dhar. To see: the Lat Masjid and the Fort. Walk in the market. Overnight at the hotel.
Discovery of the ancient Indian capital. Mandu is also one of the most romantic sites in the country. You will be taken to visit the main monuments of Afghan architecture, before returning to Dhar and spend the night there.
Leaving Dhar, you will take the road to Ujjain. Stop at the village of Amla. Walk in the village and visit the Haat Bazaaar with its many workshops of local artisans. You continue your route to Ujjain which is also one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism on the shores of the Shipra. Visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple and Gopal Temple. Walk on the ghats. You continue on your way to Indore, where you will spend the night.
After leaving Indore, you will go to Bhopal. Program: installation in the palace overlooking the huge lake, visit the beautiful mosques of the city, visit the city and museum Bharat Bhawan. Overnight at the hotel.
Visit the Buddhist monuments of Sanchi, which have also been listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Visit the archaeological museum. Excursion to Bhimbekta which is also a site declared World Heritage. On the way back, visit the Bhojpur temple. Overnight at Bhopal Hotel.
After Bhopal, you will go to Orchha. But before, you will visit the Museum of Tribal Habitat. Note however that this museum is always closed on Mondays. You will then take a train to return to Jhansi and after that you will be directed to Orchha. You will be free for the end of the day. Overnight at the hotel.
Day exclusively dedicated to the visit of Orchha, this jewel of Madhya Pradesh. There you will make all sorts of discoveries reminiscent of the medieval times of India. In the evening, you can attend a religious ceremony at Ram Raja Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
You leave Orchha for Shivpuri. You will be treated to a visit to the Madhav Vilas Summer Palace, an excursion to the Madhav National Park. You will have the opportunity to see antelopes, nilgauts, leopards and sometimes even a tiger. Overnight at the hotel.
After Shivpuri, it is on Gwalior that you will go for this 14th day. You can visit the monumental Fortress with its sandstone walls, as well as the museum located in the Jai Vilas Palace. A walk in the city and the market is also planned. Overnight at the hotel.
You will take the train back to Delhi. You will have free day to visit the city or even go shopping. In the evening, you will take your flight for the return journey.