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Cultural Tour of Madhya Pradesh

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Madhya Pradesh, the beautiful and one of the largest states in India is in the heart of the country that is known for its prehistoric architectural wonders, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and unique culture and traditions. The entire state is also known for its industrial set-ups. There are numerous wonderful attractions, shrines and wildlife sanctuaries in the state to keep you enticed and persuade you to visit the state again and again. Here, you will also see the real picture of rural India.

Bhopal, the capital city of the state, is one largest city in the state. It is the commercial, educational and political hub of the state. Gwalior is also another main city that is known for its historical significance. Vidisha, Satna, Jabalpur, Khajuraho, Hoshangabad, Indore (called as Mini Mumbai), Bhind (famous for Chmabal Range), Ujjain, etc are the prime cities. We plan culture tours of Madhya Pradesh through attractive packages that cover all the cities known for various culture activities. Go through our day to day tour itinerary to plan your tour to Madhya Pradesh.

Tour Duration : (11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS)
Places to Visit : Mumbai - Indore - Dhar - Mandu - Ujjain - Bhopal - Bojhpur - Bhimbetkar - Sanchi - Pachmarhi - Jabalpur.

Day 01 : Arrival Mumbai
On arrival at the Mumbai International Airport, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel, Rest of your day is free for relaxation and individual activities. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 02 : Mumbai
Morning after breakfast, sightseeing tour of Mumbai by visiting Gateway of India firstly and from here cruise to Elephanta Caves by motorboat, The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The famous amongst the panels is the triple-headed Shiva or the Trimurthi, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. By afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India, Later visit Hajji Ali, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Mahalaxmi, Siddhi Vinayak, and Hanging Garden. In the evening, visit Crawford Market and then later Fashion Street or Colaba market for shopping. Return back to the hotel for overnight.

Note : Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales museum are closed on every Monday.

Day 03 : Mumbai / Indore
Morning after breakfast board flight for Indore and on arrival, meet & greet at the airport and you will be transferred to the hotel. After some relaxation in the evening visit The Khajuri Bazaar offers you unique shopping options of gold and silver work, cloth, leatherwork and traditional garments. Famous for its glass bangles and jewellery, there is the Sarafa Market that specializes in snacks and jewellery and the Kasera Bazaar that specializes in metalwork where you can indulge in the variety displayed for selling. The Chanderi and Maheshwari silks of Indore are the other famous attractions of this city. Overnight stay Hotel

Indore : Planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai, the brave Holkar queen, Indore lies to the extreme west of Madhya Pradesh on the banks of the rivers Saraswati and Khan, which unite at the centre of the city. The bustling and vibrant city, 186 km from Bhopal, derives its name from the 18th century Indreshwar temple. The history of Indore is inseparable from the history of the Holkar State. The founder of the House of Holkars was Malhar Rao Holkar, born in 1693 AD. His soldierly qualities brought him to the forefront under the Peshwa and he was rewarded with the gift of territories comprising the Indore region. His grandson, on whose death, without issue, his mother, Maharani Devi Ahilya Bai ascended the throne, succeeded Malhar Rao.

Day 04 : Indore
Morning after breakfast take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Rajwada or the Old Palace (a major centre of attraction), Lalbagh palace, Kanch Mandir (a marvellous Jain temple), Chattri Bagh (the memorial with some canopies) and the Bada Ganapati (the largest lord Ganesha statue in the world) Overnight stay Hotel.

Day 05 : Indore / Mandu (99 km / 2-3 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandu-the city of Joy, En-route visit to Dhar an ancient city, Check-in the hotel. Overnight stay Hotel.

The word Mandu literally means the city of joy in the local language here. it is a must visit excursion point from Indore. Mandu has a number of sites to visit like the palaces, tombs, temples, and a fort that was the monsoon retreat of the Mughal emperors here. Moreover, Mandu has over 40 monuments which are divided into three broad groups: the Central Village Group, the Royal Enclave Group, and the Rewa Kund Group. Champa Baoli, the huge 15th-century Jami Masjid, the beautiful Jahaz Mahal (ship palace), the Hindola Mahal or swing palace, the romantic Baz Bahadur/’s Palace, Roopmati/’s Pavilion and the Hoshang Shah/’s Tomb are some of the unique and must see tourist spots of Mandu.

Day 06 : Mandu
Morning after breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Mandu, the city of joy, is full of legends of love and glory, visit several noteworthy palaces and pavilions some of which are Ashrafi Mahal, Rewa Kund Group, Hindola Mahal (swinging Palace) Overnight stay Hotel.

Day 07 : Mandu / Ujjain (55 km / 1-2 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive straight to Ujjain, on arrival check-in hotel, Ujjain known for being one of the four centers of Kumbha Mela on arrival take a sightseeing tour visiting Mahakaleshwar Temple, the Gopal Mandir or the Ganesh Temple, the temple of Har Siddhi Mata (the family goddess of king Vikramaditya) and the Vedha Shala (Veda School) Evening to experience the awesome spectacle rituals at river Shipra. Overnight stay Hotel.

Day 08 : Ujjain / Bhopal (190 km / 4 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Bhopal en-route visit to the carved dream of King Bhoj at Bhojpur and also witness the homes(caves) of the prehistoric cave dwellers at Bhimbetka. After relaxation take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Jama Masjid: Gold spikes crown the minarets of this beautiful mosque built in 1837 by Kudsia Begum. Situated at the entrance to the Chowk area in the heart of the walled city is Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil: an architectural curiosity. Its mixture of styles in Occidental idioms sets it apart from the predominantly Islamic architecture of the area. Also visit the Taj-ul-Masajid is one of the largest mosques in Asia, built by Nawab Shahjehan Begum around a courtyard with a large tank in the center and with an imposing double storied gateway with 4 recessed archways and 9 imposing cusped multifold openings in the main prayer hall. The Quibla wall in the prayer hall is carved with 11 recessed arches, while the mimber is made of black basalt. Situated behind Shaukat Mahal on the banks of the Upper Lake is Gohar Mahal, which is an architectural gem dating back to the times of Kudsia Begum, also known as Gohar Begum, who built this sprawling palace in 1820. The Mahal is a magnificent expression of the fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Evening visit the most unique national institutes in India, Bharat Bhawan is a center for the performing and visual arts. Designed by renowned architect, Charles Correa, the contours of Bharat Bhawan merge in exquisite harmony with the landscape creating a visual impact of spacious and natural elegance. Later return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09 : Bhopal – Sanchi – Bhopal ( 45 km 1 hour One way)
After morning breakfast drive to Sanchi - The ancient seat of Buddhist learning. The places worth visiting are Archaeological Museum - The most interesting pieces are the lion capital from the Ashoka pillar, a Yakshi hanging from a mango tree and a beautiful Buddha figure in red sandstone. Great Stupa - This is the finest work of art at Sanchi and amongst the finest examples of Buddhist art in India. Evening visit Laxmi Narayan Temple And Museum, Van Vihar, Upper And Lower Lakes,. Overnight stay hotel.

Sanchi is known for its Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. The most famous of these monuments, the Sanchi Stupa 1, was originally built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the then governor of Ujjayini, whose wife Devi was the daughter of a merchant from adjacent Vidisha. Their son Mahindra and daughter Sanghamitra were born in Ujjayini and sent to Sri Lanka, where they converted the King, the Queen and their people to Buddhism.

Day 10 : Bhopal / Pachmarhi
After morning breakfast drive straight to Pachmarhi and on arrival check-in hotel, After a little leisure move out for the sightseeing tour of beautiful Pachmarhi.

Day 11 : Pachmarhi
Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Pachmarhi, overnight stay Hotel.

Day 12 : Pachmarhi - Jabalpur
After morning breakfast drive straight to Jabalpur transferred to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to the International airport to board the flight for your onward journey.

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