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Northern India Tour

TIN11: 14 Days Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Bhopal - Indore - Mandu - Jalgaon - Aurangabad - Mumbai
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Temple Ruins in KhajurahoVishvanath Temples, KhajurahoJahaz Mahal, ManduJama Masjid, ManduGate of India, MumbaiStreet view of Mumbai
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Day 1 Arrival in Delhi
After landing at Delhi Airport, our representative will pick you up at the arrival hall by holding a sign with your name on it, and then transfer you to the hotel. 

Your 14-day India tour unfolds from the visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, with a square capable of holding 25,000 devotees. Then you will take a rickshaw ride across the Chandi Chowk, one of the most bustling markets in Old Delhi, to have a glimpse of local life. Afterwards, you will be driven by the Red Fort to capture its massive buildings of red sandstone, and then head for Humayun's Tomb, a beautiful garden tomb built over 460 years ago. The next stop goes to another world heritage site - Qutub Minar, the world's highest brick minaret with a height of 73 meters (240 feet). Then drop by the magnificent the Raj Ghat, the cremation place of Gandi - the national father of India. Driving along the splendid India Gate, President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings with photo stops available, you will then visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib - a magnificent Sikhs shrine. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
Visit the imperial Humayun's Tomb
Day 2 Delhi - Agra
Today, your 2-week tour of India starts with a comfortable 3 to 4 hours' road trip to Agra, and you will check into a nice hotel on arrival. Then you will take a full day to explore two essential sites of the city, the iconic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is a splendid ivory-white marble mausoleum completed in 1653 for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Agra Fort used to be the main residence of emperors during the Mughal Empire till the capital was moved to Delhi in 1638. The 16-century fortress of red sandstone is more of a walled city with magnificent palaces, where you could peek into the former court life of the royal families.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road
Day 3 Agra - Gwalior
Drive to Gwalior (200KM, 3 hours) & check in at your hotel. Visit Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Tansen and Tomb of Gaus Mohammad, Gwalior Fort with Man Mandir Palace, Gujari Mahal Archeological Museum, Teli Ka Mandir, etc. (B)
You will be transferred by our air-conditioned car to Gwalior, and get accommodated in a comfortable hotel after 3 hours' drive. Gwalior is definitely a historical and popular tourist city in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, with fascinating architectures of different eras. Today's sightseeing tour will lead you to absorb grand temples, century-old tomb architectures and residential palaces in Gwalior, such as Jai Vilas Palace in European architectural style, the 16th-century Tomb of Tansen and Tomb of Gaus Mohammad, 1000-year-old Gwalior Fort with the exquisitely-carved Man Mandir Palace, Gujari Mahal Archeological Museum exhibiting numerous ancient stone idols, and Teli Ka Mandir dating to the 8th century.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson, Gwalior
Day 4 Gwalior - Orchha
Drive to Orchha (122KM & 3 hours) & check in at your hotel. Visit Jahangir Mahal, Raja Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple & Chattris. (B)
In the morning, you will extend this 2-week tour of India to Orchha by a 3-hour drive. Upon arrival, check into a hotel first to settle your luggage and travel light around in your guide's company. The Jahangir Mahal, as your first stop, is a four-storey palace built to accommodate Mughal Emperor Jahangir during his first visit to Orchha in 17th century. The nearby Raja Mahal with fine Bundeli-style structures is also worth-seeing. Next, you will head to Rai Praveen Mahal featuring beautiful frescos and then visit Chaturbhuj Temple, which is famous for the highest Vimana. Afterwards, you will end today's tour at Chattris, a majestic royal tomb complex. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Orchha Palace, Orchha
Day 5 Orchha - Khajuraho
Drive to Khajuraho (173 KM, 4.5 hours) & check in at your hotel. Visit the erotic temples of Khajuraho, including Western Group of Temples and Chaunset Yogini Kali Temple. (B)
Today your 2 weeks in India itinerary will take you to explore the erotic temples in Khajuraho by a 4.5-hour private drive. After leaving luggage at your local hotel, you will start the temple experience, including the visits to Western Group of Temples, covering the 12th-century Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Visha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lakshmana Temple consecrated to Hindu Deity and so on. You will also visit Chaunset Yogini Kali Temple, a centuries-old heritage site with the abode of Goddess Durga along with 64 yoginis. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Jass, Khajuraho
Temple Ruins in Khajuraho
Temple Ruins, Khajuraho
Vishvanath Temples, Khajuraho
Lively sculptures
Day 6 Khajuraho - Sanchi - Bhopal
Drive to Bhopal (376KM, 8 hours) & check in at your hotel. En-route visit Sanchi Stupa. (B)
Hopping on your private vehicle bound for Bhopal, an enchanting lakeside city imbued with Islamic and Hindu ambience, you will reach your local hotel in 8 hours and do the check-in. En-route, you will stop at Sanchi, a significant Buddhist site endowed with numerous stupas and monasteries, to visit Sanchi Stupa, one of the oldest stone structures in India, where you could immerse in its far-reaching Buddhist ambience.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Noor Us Sabah Palace
Day 7 Bhopal - Bhimbetka - Bhopal
Bhimbetka Caves, Bhojpur Temple, Jama Masjid (Taj-ul-Masajid) and Bharat Bhavan. (B)
In the morning, your guided 14-day India tour will take you to have an outing to Bhimbetka Caves, an archaeological site in India for you to discover the earliest human's life from the cave paintings dating back to approximately 30,000 years ago. And the 11th-century Bhojpur Temple, which is unfinished, left with only mystery and architectures for visitors. In the afternoon, you will be driven back to Bhopal for the visit to its historical and cultural monuments, covering the large-scale Jama Masjid officially known as Taj-ul-Masajid, which is famous for its imposing structures, and Bharat Bhavan, a multi-art museum complex where you will get close to folk art and music. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Noor Us Sabah Palace
Day 8 Bhopal - Ujjain - Indore
Drive to Indore (246 KM, 5 hours) & check in at your hotel. Halfway visit Ujjain, including Mahakali Temple, Gopal Temple, Kaal Bhairav Temple, Mangalnath Temple, Harsiddhi Temple and Ram Ghat. (B)
Indore is the next destination of your 2 weeks in India itinerary. Today, you will travel there by a 5-hour road trip. Halfway, you will visit Ujjain, once the capital of the ancient Avanti Kingdom. Here an array of historical and cultural spots including palaces and temples are well-preserved nowadays, among which the Mahakali Temple dedicated to Goddess Mahakali, Gopal Temple dedicated to god Krishna, Kaal Bhairav Temple near the Shipra River, Mangalnath Temple dedicated to the city's guardian deity, the beautiful Harsiddhi Temple with red roofs and the Ram Ghat will be covered in today's sightseeing tour. On arrival in Indore, you will be accommodated in your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: SureStay Plus Hotel By Best Western
Day 9 Indore - Maheshwar - Mandu
Visit Rajwada Palace, Lal Bagh Palace (closed on Monday), Bada Ganpati Temple, KanchMandir, Khajrana Temple. Drive to Mandu & check in at your hotel. En-route visit Maheshwar, including Kaleshwar Temple and Ahileshwar Temple. (B)
In the morning, your 2 weeks in India itinerary will take you to explore outstanding sites in Indore, including the 200-year-old Rajwada Palace mixing architectural styles of Muslim, Maratha and French, Lal Bagh Palace showing the past glory of Indian royals, and three enchanting temples: Hindu Bada Ganpati Temple, Jain KanchMandir, and Hindu Khajrana Temple. After the visits, you will have 3.5-hour drive to your hotel in Mandu, an ancient city about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Indore. En-route you will visit Maheshwar to appreciate the impressive Kaleshwar Temple with intricate carvings and Ahileshwar Temple, a large temple complex with excellent designs built in the Holkar Dynasty. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Malwa Resort
Day 10 Mandu - Jalgaon
Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Jama Masjid, Roopmati's Pavilion, Rewa Kund Reservoir and Baz Bahadur's Palace. Drive to Jalgaon (244 KM, 5 hours) & check in at your hotel. (B)
After breakfast, you will start the Mandu city tour with a visit to Jahaz Mahal which seems to be floating on the surrounding reservoir. Next, you will wonder at the Hindola Mahal built by Emperor Hoshang Shah in 1425 AD, and then head to a centuries-old mosque, the grand Jama Masjid completed in 1454 AD. Afterwards, take a leisure stroll around the quaint Roopmati's Pavilion, the stunning Rewa Kund Reservoir, as well as Baz Bahadur's Palace to uncover the hidden gems. Afterwards, a 5 hours' drive will take you to your hotel in the next destination - Jalgaon. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Four Seasons Recreation
Jahaz Mahal, Mandu
Jahaz Mahal, Mandu
Jama Masjid, Mandu
Jama Masjid
Day 11 Jalgaon - Ajanta Caves - Aurangabad
Ajanta Caves (closed on Monday). Drive to Aurangabad (160 KM, 4-5 hours) & check in at your hotel. (B)
In the morning, you will check out from the hotel and be taken to visit the awe-inspiring Ajanta Caves, a rock-cut Buddhist monastery complex with 29 well-preserved caves that could be dated back to nearly 2,000 years ago. These caves boast exquisite sculptures and unparalleled frescos that demonstrate the history and religious art of Indian Buddhism. After the visit, you will be escorted to your hotel in Aurangabad by a 4 to 5 hours' private drive. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Lemon Tree, Aurangabad
Ajanta Caves
Stone-carved Buddhist sculptures in Ajanta Caves
Day 12 Aurangabad - Ellora Caves - Aurangabad
Visit the Ellora Caves. Drive back to Aurangabad for visiting Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki & Aurangabad Caves. (B)
After breakfast, you will be guided to explore the renowned Ellora Caves. The 12 Buddhist caves, 17 Hindu caves and 5 Jain caves built between the 6th and 10th centuries comprise the entire rock grottoes site, which enable you to have a clear clue on the evolution and blending of Indian religions. Afterwards, drive back to Aurangabad to visit more attractions with your guide, such as Bibi Ka Maqbara, a Mughal architecture considered a wonderful replica of the Taj Mahal; Panchakki, an ancient water mill showing the prominent technique in the medieval India; and Aurangabad Caves, the rock-cut shrines manifesting the development of Buddhism in the 6th century. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Lemon Tree, Aurangabad
Day 13 Aurangabad - Mumbai
Drive to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. On arrival drive to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for your own. (B)
After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and be escorted to the airport for your flight to the last stop of this 2-week tour of India - Mumbai. 

Upon landing, you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel. After settling in, you can ramble along the beautiful streets and chaotic bazaars to familiarize yourself with this city.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Sahil, Mumbai
Day 14 Departure from Mumbai
Visit Hanging Gardens with Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan, Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India and Dhobi Ghat. Drive along the coastal Marine Drive, visit the Flora Fountain and Crawford Market. Drive to the airport & see you off. We wish you a smooth journey! (B)
In the last day of your memorable 14-day India tour, your guide will take you to have a deep exploration of the highlights of Mumbai. The first stop is the Hanging Gardens, a tranquil terraced getaway on Malabar Hill. Kamla Hehru Park inside can provide you a spectacular bird's-eye-view of the whole city and the long coastline. Afterwards, you will cover the Mani Bhawan, Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India and Dhobi Ghat with a quick glance. You will also be driven along the 3.6-kilometer-long (2.2-mile) Marine Drive to view the seascape, and then stop by the Flora Fountain and Crawford Market. At last, get back to the hotel for check-out procedure, and then you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Have a nice journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
Gate of India, Mumbai
Gate of India
Street view of Mumbai
Mumbai street view
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Economy class airfare of Aurangabad/ Mumbai
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Personal assistance by our representative on airport arrival/departure
  • Service of English speaking local guides per the itinerary
  • All transfers in private A/C vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned monuments per the itinerary
  • Rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi
  • 2 bottles drinking water per person per day & wet tissues in vehicle
  • All government applicable taxes and service charges
Price Excludes
  • International flight into Delhi and out of Mumbai
  • Lunches and dinners, but advice freely available
  • India visa fee
  • Personal expenses (travel insurance, drinks, camera fee etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
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