Central India By Train


Destinations Covered : Delhi – Agra – Gwalior – Jhansi – Bhopal – Indore – Delhi
Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival in Delhi by your international flight, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: In Delhi
Morning: City Tour of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan , Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana-the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi. Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshmi Narayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place- shopping centre of New Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
Early Morning: Transfer to railway station to board the train for Agra. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Later excursion to Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Afternoon City Tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Private and Public audience and other palaces.

Day 04: Agra – Gwalior
Morning: Transfer to railway station to board the train for Gwalior. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon City Tour of Gwalior, visiting the Man Mandir , Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum ), The Fort, Temples of Saas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. Evening visit to fort for sound and light show.

Day 05: Gwalior – Jhansi
Morning: Transfer to railway station to board the train for Jhansi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon City Tour of Orchha. Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time and a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their prestine perfection. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatries has a spectacular view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs.

Day 06: Jhansi – Bhopal
Morning: Transfer to railway station to board the train for Bhopal. Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon City Tour of Bhopal. Visiting the Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Birla Museum, Kilol Park, Kamla Park, Moti Masjid, Sadar Manzil and Taj-ul-Masjid. Drive past Vidhan Sabha, Tagore Memorial and the National Archives of India.

Day 07: In Bhopal
Full Day excursion to Sanchi (58 km) which has distinction of having the finest specimens of almost all Buddhist architectural forms, Stupa, Chaitya,Temples and Monasteries dating from 3rd century BC. Visit three important Stupas with circular domes and railing around them. Also visit Ashoka Pillar, Gupta temple built in the 4th century and Great Bowl carved of one piece of stone. The museum displays number of sculptures found in the area.
Day 08: Bhopal – Indore
Morning free for independent activities. Afternoon transfer to railway station to board train to Indore and on arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 09: In Indore
Full day excursion to Ujjain, the city which traces its origin to the very dawn of Indian history and has a great tradition of learning and culture. It was used as the base for calculations of Hindu astronomy, astrology and geography. Visit the Temple of Mahakaleshwar, Observatory of masonry, Jantar Mantar, Bathing Ghats of Shipra river and the Gopal Mandir, a 19th century temple of Maratha-Style architecture.

Day 10: Indore – Delhi
Morning: Free for independent activities. Afternoon: Transfer to railway station to board overnight train to Delhi. Overnight on board train

Day 11:Arrive Delhi – Depart
Early Morning: On arrival in Delhi, transfer to a city hotel for wash and change (lobby use) and breakfast. Rest of the day free for shopping / packing. Later transfer to international airport for onward destination.

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