Day 1/Arrive GWALIOR
Arrive Gwalior. Our representative will assist you at the Gwalior Railway Station Upon arrival, transfer from Gwalior Railway Station to the hotel Lunch at Hotel Landmark, Gwalior Afternoon sightseeing of Gwalior including Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, Sun Temple and Mahavir Statues.In the evening enjoy Sound & Light Show at the Gwalior Fort. Overnight at the hotel
After breakfast, leave Gwalior for Orchha (by road) On the way, visit Datia Fort Upon arrival, check in at the Hotel Lunch at the hotel After lunch, afternoon sightseeing of Orchha Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Day 3/ORCHHA -KHAJURAHO
After breakfast, drive from Orchha to Khajuraho (by road). Assistance upon arrival, check in at the hotel . Afternoon sightseeing of Khajuraho temples. Evening visit to the Sound & Light Show at Khajuraho temples. Enjoy the Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Day 4/KHAJURAHO- Panna National Park-KHAJURAHO
After breakfast, morning visit to Pandav Falls, also visit to Panna National Park. Overnight at the hotel
Day 5/KHAJURAHO - JHANSI - DELHI
After breakfast, drive from Khajuraho to Jhansi Railway Station.to connect Train for Onward Journey
Day 1 –Arrival Jhansi
On arrival at Jhansi railway station, transfer to Orchha (20 kms).
On arrival in Orchha, check into your hotel for a stay of 1 night.
Once the capital of the Bundelas, Orchha is now just a village set
amidst a complex of well preserved temples and palaces. After Freshen
Proceed for sightseeing tour of Orchha. The tour of Orchha takes you to the Jehangir Mahal - the largest of the palaces , the Raj Mahal with its murals and the Raj Praveen Mahal built near a garden ,You would also visit Dinman Hardaul`s palace with its interesting story. The temples of orchha are highly preserved. The two main temples are the Ram Raja Temple with its lofty spires and the Chaturbhuj temple .Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - Orchha– Khajuraho (160 kms / 5 hours)
This morning you will be driven southwards to the temple town of Khajuraho . On arrival in Khajuraho, check into your hotel for a stay of 1 night.
In the temple architecture of India , the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho. The amazingly short span of 100 years, from 950 AD - 1050 AD, saw the completion of all the temples, in an inspired burst of creativity. Today, of the original 85, only 22 have survived the ravages of time; these remain as a collective paean to life, to joy and to creativity; to the ultimate fusion of man with his creator.
Later this afternoon, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Khajuraho with a visit to the Western group of Temples consisting of the massive Lakhshmana Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu, the lakshmi and Varaha temples dedicated to Vishnu`s consort lakshm, the Khandariya mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Chausath Yogini temple dedicated to goddess Kali.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 –Khajuraho – Panna
After breakfast, you will also visit the Archaelogical museum with its collection of stone sculptures of the Chandela dynasty, the Eastern group of Temples and visit the Jain temples of Parsvnath, Adinath,Shanti nath and the Hindu temples of Vamana and Brahma/Hanuman both dedicated to lord Vishnu.After lunch transfer to Panna. On arrival in Panna, check into your hotel after freshen up Enjoy an evening safari at the Panna National Park .Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 –Panna – Bandavgarh
Enjoy a morning After breakfast, drive to Bandhavgarh. (260 kms / 7 hrs). On arrival check into your hotel. Bandavgarh is a relatively small National Park; compact, yet full of game. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India . This is also White Tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years.
Time permitting, enjoy an evening safari into the National Park.Besides the tiger, the other animals which can be spotted here are the great Gaur, or Indian Bison, the Sambar and Barking Deer are a common sight, and Nilgai are to be seen in the more open areas of the park.Overnight at the hotel.
Enjoy a morning and evening safari at the National Park.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 –Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur
Enjoy a morning safari. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Jabalpur (200 kms / 6 hrs). On arrival in Jabalpur , check into your hotel . Pleasure resort and capital of the Gond Kings during the 12th century, Jabalpur was later the seat of the Kalchuri dynasty. The Marathas held sway over Jabalpur until 1817, when the British wrested it from them and left their impression on the spacious cantonment with its colonial residences and barracks. Today Jabalpur is an important administrative centre with commercial activity
Time permitting, you can visit the Madan Mahal Fort which was built by the Gond ruler, Raja Madan Shah, in 1116 atop a rocky hill - the fort dominates the skyline and provides a panoramic view of the town and the country side around it.
Later this evening drive to Bedhaghat (23 kms) to visit the Marble Rocks. Boating facilities are available from November to May and while boating by moonlight is a thrilling experience , the Marble Rocks have recently been floodlit, adding a new dimension to their splendour.
Soaring in glittering splendour, the Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat rise to a hundred feet on either side of the Narmada . The serene loveliness of the scene is one of cool quiet, the sunlight sparkling on the marble-white pinnacles and casting dappled shadows on the pellucid waters. These white rocks with views of black and dark green volcanic seams are truly majestic, and produce a magical effect on moonlit nights.
The holy river flows by tranquilly flanked by the towering cliffs which reflect in it like a mirror the changing moods of nature. A little distance away, it becomes turbulent as it plunges in a mighty water fall known as Dhuandhar .Later return to the hotel in Jabalpur . Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 – Jabalpur –Departure
After breakfast, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Jabalpur
that includes: Sangram Sagar and Bajnamath : These medieval constructions
were built by the famous Gond King, Sangram Shah, between 1480-1540.Rani
Durgavati Memorial and Museum : Dedicated to the memory of the great
Queen Durgavati, it is her memorial and museum which houses a fine
collection of sculptures, inscriptions and prehistoric relics.Tilwara
Ghat From where Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed in the Narmada
, and venue of the open session of the Tripuri Congress in 1939.Later
proceed to the railway station to connect train for Onward Journey
Day 01 / Gwalior
Arrive Gwalior, gateway to Madhya Pradesh ,meet & assist and Later transfer to Hotel .After Freshen up proceed for Sightseeing tour of Gwalior which includes an extraordinary fortress and its riches of ancient and medieval temples, mosques and palaces.Gujari Mahal is a monument to the love of RajaMansingh Tomar for the intrepid Mrignayani a tribal Gujar Queen. Man Mandir Palace - Built between 1486 and 1517 by Raja Mansingh. Vast chambers with fine stone screens were once the music halls.The 9th century Teli Ka Mandir,towering a 1000 ft high, is a Pratihara Vishnu temple of a unique blending of architectural styles. Night stay in Gwalior.
Day 02 / Gwalior- Shivpuri-(Day Excursion)
Morning proceed for Shivpuri 117km south-west of Gwaliori. A pleasant lake surrounded by gardens here has been a summer retreat for the Scindia royalty who wished to escape from the oppressive summers of Gwalior. Shivpuri houses a wildlife sanctuary and several hunting lodges. Near Shivpuri, ancient Jain temples scattered across a hilly slope glisten in the sun. Return to Gwalior for night stay.
Day 03/ Gwalior -Orchha (approx. 112km south of Gwalior)
After breakfast drive to orchha & transfer to hotel. Orchha: founded by Rudra Pratap, a Bundela ruler. The region is situated on the banks of the Betwa River. Later, Orchha was the capital of Bir Singh Deo (1605-1627) who built the Jehangir Mahal to please the Mogul emperor Jehangir. Close-by, near the border of Madhya Pradesh, is Datia, site of the 7-storeyed palace of Bir Singh Deo. Afternoon visit local sightseeing of Orchha - palaces of the Bundela rulers still retain their medieval grandeur. The palace walls are decorated with colourful frescoes executed in the manner of miniature paintings, and depict scenes from the popular legend of love between Radha and Lord Krishna. Night stay in orchha.
Day 04 / Orchha / Pachmarhi ( by car)
After breakfast visit the Ram Raja Temple, the only temple in India where devotees worship Lord Rama as a king, and Phool Bagh, an artificial cascade. After finishing the sightseeing drive to pachmarhi : at 1100 metres above sea level, this the most exquisite all-season hill-resort of MP. The entire landscape of long pathways, wooded shades and rocky facades is strewn with history and mythology .Transfer to hotel.Night stay in pachmarhi.
Day 05 / Pachmarhi
After breakfast visit the 10,000 years old rock paintings in the caves of Mahadeo Hills. The Pandava Caves were the mythical home of the exiled Pandava princes during the Mahabharata era. Night stay in pachmarhi.
Day 06 / Pachmarhi – Bhopal
After breakfast visit the sacred cave of Jata Shankar resembles the matted locks of Lord Shiva. Then Rajat Pratap, the 350-feet-high waterfall is honeymooners’ delight. There are many other exciting primitive temple sites and rock formations. After finishing the sightseeing drive to Bhopal & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Bhopal.
Day 07 / Bhopal
Bhopal offers an uncommon blend of Hindu and Muslim cultures, a unique web of northern and southern influences. Except the lake of Raja Bhoj, little remains of the ancient city. The city is built at the fringe of the Malwa Plateau on a slope, like an amphitheatre. It is generously endowed with landscaped gardens and pools.
Day 08/ Bhopal –Sanchi(Day Excursion)
68km north of Bhopal by car, a hill rises to pay obeisance to the oldest and grandest Buddhist edifice—the Sanchi Stupa—at its crest. Built by the emperor-turned-monk Ashoka of the Maurya Dynasty in the 3rd century BC, the Stupa is 16 metres high and 37 metres in diameter. The massive dome evokes rare serenity, and the encircling pathway with four entry points adds to the solemnity. Return to Bhopal before sundown. Transfer to hotel.
Day 09 / Bhopal Departure
Return to Delhi from Bhopal by luxury train. Transfer to hotel. Transfer to airport for onward journey.