Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days

Destination: Mumbai – Aurangabad – Burhanpur – Maheshwar – Omkareshwar – Khajuraho – Varanasi

Price: EURO 1350 / USD 1455

Overview

16 Days Heart of India Tour with Ajanta & Ellora Caves Tour cover most popular destination of India. Gateway of India, The Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai and Ajanta Ellora Caves in Aurangabad. Also see Khajuraho, the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures in Khajuraho and City Palace, Ganga Aarti at Gange’s ghat in Varanasi.

Highlights

  • Visit the Gateway of Mumbai.
  • The rock temples and monasteries of Ajanta & Ellora Caves tour.
  • Ganga Aarti at Gange’s ghat in Varanasi.
  • Drive to Khajuraho.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Mumbai

Arrive at Mumbai international airport and welcome and meet with our company representative. Later transfer to well-appointed hotel. Night stay in Mumbai.

Day 2
Mumbai

After breakfast, proceed for the morning half day city tour of Bombay, the political capital of Maharashtra, and financial capital of India, also famous for India Film Industry Bollywood.
Visit – Gateway of India, The Prince of Wales Museum, and Chowpatty Beach & Juhu Beach – Chowpatty beach is situated on Marine Drive. Night stay Mumbai.

Day 3
Mumbai – Aurangabad

After breakfast, you will drive to Mumbai airport to board your flight for Aurangabad. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Aurangabad.

Day 4
Aurangabad – Visit Ellora Caves

After breakfast you will have an excursion of Ellora Caves Tour – Carved between fourth and fifth century, the rock temples and monasteries of Ellora represent the three major faiths of India – Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. (Closed on Tuesday)
After that, you will have also the sightseeing of Aurangabad like Daulatabad fort. Come back to hotel and night stay in Aurangabad.

Day 5
Aurangabad – Burhanpur (Visit Ajanta Caves)

After breakfast you will drive to Burhanpur via visit Ajanta caves (Closed on Monday) – offers a rich tapestry of images that speak of palaces, royalty, cultures, and tales of everyday life of ancient India.

Day 6
Burhanpur – Maheshwar

Later drive to Burhanpur, on arrival check in the hotel and night stay in Hotel.
After breakfast, you will move to Maheshwar. On arrival check in the hotel. Night stay in Maheshwar.

Day 7
Maheshwar – Visit Mandu

After breakfast, you will have a full day excursion of Mandu. Later come back to Maheshwar hotel. Night stay in Maheshwar.

Day 6
Maheshwar – Visit Omkareshwar

After breakfast you will have an excursion of Omkareshwar – this is the famous Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later come back to Maheshwar and rest at the hotel. Night stay in Maheshwar.

Day 7
Maheshwar – Bhopal

After breakfast you will drive to Bhopal – is the capital of Madhya Pradesh. On arrival check in the hotel. Night stay in Bhopal.

Day 7
Maheshwar – Bhopal

After breakfast, you will have an excursion of Bhimbetka – 130 rock shelter. The biggest repository of prehistoric art in India. Bhopal covering exquisite Taj-ul-Masjid, The Jama Masjid, and the Moti Masjid, Tribal Habitat Museum – offers a fascinating insight into India’s tribal culture, twin lakes. Night stay in Bhopal.

Day 8
Bhopal / Khajuraho Via Sanchi

After breakfast you will drive to Khajuraho via Sanchi Visit – Sanchi is an exotic example of Buddhist architecture of ancient India. It is believed that Emperor Ashoka (273-236 BC).
Later drive to Khajuraho and check in the hotel. Night stay in Khajuraho.

Day 9
Khajuraho

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Khajuraho- famous for the legendary temples. Acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures and all the temples are divided into two parts Easter part and western part of temples. Night stay in Khajuraho.

Day 10
Khajuraho – Varanasi Fly

After breakfast, you will drive to Khajuraho airport to board your flight for Varanasi. On arrival, Varanasi checks in the hotel. In the evening you will have a boat ride with exploring Ganga Aarti at Gange’s ghat. Night stay in Varanasi.

Day 11
Varanasi

After breakfast, you will have local sightseeing of Varanasi – Bharat Mata temple, Sankat Mochan temple, and Banaras Hindu University. Later you will have an excursion of Sarnath – where Lord Buddha has given the first lesson. Late evening comes back to the hotel. Night stay in Varanasi.

Day 12
Varanasi / Delhi Fly

After breakfast, you will drive to the airport to board your flight for Delhi. On arrival, Delhi checks in the hotel. Rest day free. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 13
Fly Home

After breakfast, you will drive to the airport to board your flight to onward journey.

Tour Cost

Low Season (16/04/2020 – 30/09/2020)
High Season (01/10/2020 – 15/04/2021)

Tour Cost Per Person Standard Tour Package Deluxe Tour Package Luxury Tour Package
Low Season EURO 1350 / USD 1455 EURO 1560 / USD 1680 EURO 1725/ USD 1855
High Season EURO 1525 / USD 1645 EURO 1775 / USD 1965 EURO 2000 / USD 2165

Tour Include Exclude

Include

  • 15 nights twin sharing hotels with breakfast and taxes.
  • An air-conditioned car with an English speaking tourist driver as per programme.
  • Local English speaking tourist guide as per tour package.
  • All presently applicable taxes related to hotel and transport.

Exclude

  • Entrance Fees of Monuments. ($062 / €057)
  • Other activities during the tour.
  • Cost of Domestic flights within India during the tour. ($215 / €200)
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Extra expenses such as laundry, drinks, tips, etc.
  • Upgrade vehicle – from medium car to Toyota Innova. ($105 / €098)

Other Terms and Conditions:

  • For 24th Dec and 31st Dec nights, Hotels may ask for mandatory Gala Dinner. If so, this will be payable extra.
  • Many hotels may ask for supplement cost during the period from 20th Dec – 07th Jan due to a premium season.
  • Please ask for more and specific information on Pricing.
  • Various Discounts are also available – subject to terms and conditions.

Hotel Details

City Standard Hotels Deluxe Hotels Luxury Hotels
Mumbai Suba Palace Hotel Fariyas Marine Plaza
Aurangabad Hotel Amarpreet Vivanta by Taj Vivanta by Taj
Burhanpur M.P.Tourism Narmada Retreat M.P.Tourism Narmada Retreat M.P.Tourism Narmada Retreat
Maheshwar M.P.Tourism Narmada Retreat M.P.Tourism Narmada Retreat M.P.Tourism Narmada Retreat
Bhopal Amer Greens Jehan Numa Palace Jehan Numa Palace
Khajuraho Usha Bundela Taj Chandela Hotel Radisson
Varanasi Hotel Westin Jukaso Ganges Jukaso Ganges
Delhi Madhuban Holiday Inn Mayur Vihar Le Meridien

 
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