Marvel at pre historic rock paintings, ramble through the fort enclosures, watch the birds at the Cenotaphs,ride down the tranquil waters of Narmada, get mesmerized by majestic palaces, temples & cenotaphs, join the pious at the bathing ghats and spot tigers in the wild.
Duration : 18 Days
Route : Gwalior → Orchha → Jhansi → Khajuraho → Bandhavgarh National Park → Jabalpur → Sanchi → Bhopal → Bhimbetka → Omkareshwar → Maheswar → Mandu → Indore
Day 1 Gwalior
Gwalior is steeped in the splendor of its past. A multitude of reigning dynasties have left an amazing collection of palaces, temples, forts and monuments.
Top attractions include Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Temple and the Cenotaphs.
Days 2-4 Orchha
Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone and frozen in time. The palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and the 17th centuries, retain much of their pristine perfection.
Visit the Fort Complex, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, and the Cenotaphs at a relaxed pace.
Days 5-6 Khajuraho (via Jhansi)
Head towards Khajuraho stopping briefly at the Jhansi Fort, made famous by the valiant queen Rani Lakshmi Bai.
The temples of Khajuraho are a tribute to life, love and joy. Life in every form and mood has been captured in stone testifying to the craftsmans’ artistry and the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs.
Days 7-9 Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the best places in India to spot a tiger in its natural habitat. It is also home to over 200 species of birds and other forms of wildlife including deer, leopard, and wild boars.
Morning and evening jeep safaris in park are escorted by our specialized naturalists for extensive wild life viewing.
Day 10 Jabalpur
Visit the glittering marble rocks at Bhedaghat which rise to hundred feet on either side of Narmada river.
Days 11-12 Sanchi
Sanchi is known for its stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD. The Sanchi Stupa was originally built by Emperor Ashoka.
Day 13 Bhopal
Bhopal has charming market places, beautiful mosques and quaint palaces that still bear the aristocratic imprint of its former rulers.
Day 14 Omakareshwar (via Bhimbetka)
Located in the Vindhya mountain range, Bhimbetka is home to over 600 rock shelters which have paintings that date back to the stone age.
Set in picturesque surroundings, Omkareshwar is situated on the confluence of Narmada and Kaveri. One of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’ in India is enshrined here in Shri Omkar Mandhata.
Day 15-17 Mandu (via Maheshwar)
Situated on the banks of the Narmada river, Maheshwar is known for its temples, bathing ghats and exquisitely woven Maheshwari saris.
Mandu, a celebration in stone of life and joy, is a tribute to the love shared between the poet-prince Baz Bahadur and his consort, Rani Roopmati. the local balladeers still sing of their euphoric romance.
Top attractions include Jahaz Mahal, Jami Masjid, Tomb of Hoshang Shah, Afharfi Mahal, Rani Roopmati Pavillion and Baz Bahadur’s Palace.
Day 18 Indore
Situated on the Malwa plateau along the banks of Sarswati and Khan rivers, Indore has beautiful monuments from the Holkar dynasty.
Top attractions include Rajawada, Lal Baag Palace, and the Cenotaphs.