Temples of North & Central India
In this incredible tour of India, you will see many temples. This tour brings the quintessence of India to you through the journey covering the temples of North & Central India. You tour will include sightseeing in Mathura, Vrindavan, Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad, Khajuraho, Orchha, Jhansi, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Omkareshwar, Haridwar, ...Read Full Description
- Agra, India; Allahabad, India; Bhopal, India; Delhi, India; Indore, India; Khajuraho, India; Uttaranchal, India; Varanasi, India
- Trip Length:
- 15 days
- Best Time to Go:
- Any time.
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (25 - 29)
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Detailed Trip Description
In this incredible tour of India, you will see many temples. This tour brings the quintessence of India to you through the journey covering the temples of North & Central India. You tour will include sightseeing in Mathura, Vrindavan, Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad, Khajuraho, Orchha, Jhansi, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Omkareshwar, Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Delhi.
Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive Delhi international airport. Meet our representative who will help transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2 - Delhi
After breakfast, we have a full day guided sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi covering Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chawri Bazar walk, Laxmi Narayan temple (Birla Mandir), India Gate, the President's house, Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar Iva, Vishnu, Lakshmi, and Ganesh in adjoining temples.
Evening visit to the Chattarpur temple - dedicated to goddess Durga, while you can also worship Shiva, Vishnu, Lakshmi or Ganesh in adjoining temples.
Day 3 - Agra
Delhi - Mathura - Vrindavan - Agra (220 km / 5 hrs).
Morning drive to Agra, enroute you will visit the Lord Krishna temple of Mathura & Vrindavan.
Reach Agra, transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 - On the Train
Agra - Varanasi.
After Breakfast, ther is a guided sightseeing tour of Agra city in which you will visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Later, a visit to the Fatehpur Sikri.
Evening transfer to the Agra Cantt railway station to board the overnight train departing @ 2048 hrs for Varanasi. Overnight in the two-tier airconditioned berths (IIAC).
Day 5 - Varanasi
Arrive Varanasi Cantonment station and you will be transferred to the hotel to freshen up and have breakfast.
Later, guided sightseeing of Varanasi city with a guided visit to Sarnath.
Visits to the ghats in the evening.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 - Allahabad
Varanasi - Allahabad (135 kms / 4 hrs).
Early morning transfer to the ghats (banks) of the holy river Ganga (Ganges) to enjoy sunrise view while sailing on a boat.
After breakfast, you will depart to Allahabad and reach by the afternoon, where you will transfer to the hotel to freshen up, followed by visits to the various temples and ashrams of Allahabad.
Also visit the 'Triveni Sangam' (confluence of three) of Ganga Yamuna and Saraswati rivers.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 - Khajuraho
Allahabad - Varanasi - Khajuraho.
Morning drive back to Varanasi. Reach Varanasi by noon & transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho.
Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel to freshen up.
Later, proceed for a guided city tour including the temples of south and west.
Evening sound and light show.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 - Khajuraho
Khajuraho - Orchha (152 kms / 4 hrs).
After breakfast, you will visit the eastern side temples. In the afternoon, you will drive to Orchha - Orchha means 'hidden', and is situated on the banks of the river Betwa. You will arrive at Orchha by the afternoon and visit Jehangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxminarayan temple, and Chhatris (Cenotaphs).
Later, checkin hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9 - Bhopal
Orchha --(16 kms / 30 minutes) -- Jhansi - Bhopal.
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Jhansi railway station to catch Shatabdi Express @ 1048 hrs for Bhopal.
Reach Bhopal by 1410 hrs and transfer to hotel to freshen up and have lunch.
Later, city tour of Bhopal.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 - Bhopal
Bhopal --(200 kms / 5 hrs)-- Ujjain.
After breakfast, drive to the holy city of Ujjain - Modern Ujjain is situated on the banks of the river Shipra, regarded since times immemorial as sacred. The belief in the sacredness of Shipra, has its origins in the ancient Hindu mythological tale of churning of the Ocean by the Gods and the Demons, with Vasuki, the serpent as the rope. Visit the Mahakaleshwar temple, Bhartrihari Caves, Navagraha Mandir (Triveni) etc.
Spend the evening witnessing the holy prayers and "Aarti" being carried on the banks of the river.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - Indore
Ujjain - Mandu - Indore.
After breakfast drive to Mandu (160 kms / 3 hrs) - Perched along the Vindhya ranges at an altitude of 2,000 feet, Mandu, with its natural defenses, was originally the fort capital of the Parmar rulers of Malwa. Mandu is a celebration in stone, of life and joy, of the love of the poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati.
Evening drive back to Indore (1.5 hrs) and visit the Sheesh Mahal (Jain temple).
Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 - Indore
Indore - Omkareshwar - Indore.
Breakfast at hotel, followed by an excursion to the Omkareshwar temples (80 kms / 2 hrs). Omkareshwar, the sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, 'Om', has drawn to it hundreds of generations of pilgrims. Here, at the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri, the devout gather to kneel before the Jyotirlinga (one of the twelve throughout India) at the temple of Shri Omkar Mandhata.
Private Car Service
Evening drive back to Indore for overnight at hotel.
Day 13 - Indore
Indore - Delhi - Rishikesh.
Morning departure to Indore airport to board flight @ 0825 hrs for Delhi. Arrive Delhi by 1125 hrs.
Time for shopping in Delhi before connecting train at 1525 hrs for Haridwar.
Arrive Haridwar and transfer (25 kms / 40 minutes) to hotel in Rishikesh.
Day 14 - Uttaranchal
Option of visiting the Ganga ghat (banks) to enjoy the early morning "Aarti" with thousands of "diya" (oil lamps).
Day visits to the Laxman Jhoola, Ashrams, temples and places of interest. One can enjoy trying their hands on rafting on the normal grade of white water rafting in Rishikesh for some soft adventure.
Evening witness the fascinating "Aarti" on the Har-ki-Paudi (ghat) in Haridwar on the banks of river Ganga.
Overnight in Rishikesh hotel.
Day 15 - Delhi
Rishikesh - Delhi.
Early morning transfer to Haridwar railway station to catch Shatabdi Express for Delhi at 0623 hrs.
Arrive Delhi and enjoy shopping around in the Connaught Place, Palika Bazaar, Sundar Nagar, Janpath etc.
Evening transfer to hotel for wash 'n' change.
Then transfer to international airport for flight back home.
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