Very Heart Of India Tour

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Travel to Madhya Pradesh to Feel the Heartbeat of India

The tour to the center of India takes you to state of Madhya Pradesh that is in the mid of India is surrounded by other states like Uttar Pradesh in north, Rajasthan and Gujarat from left, in south by Maharashtra and to its east is Chhattisgarh, a state that used to be a part of MP till 2000. MP as a tourist destination is for the travelers who are keenly interested in prehistoric paintings, historic forts, religious erotica, or tribal culture. The most popular historical reference of state of MP emerges from district of Dhar that is the ancient city of Madhya Pradesh and King Bhoj was ruler there.

However, the true identity of Madhya Pradesh lies being a tribal state. Many large tribes and castes like the Bhill, Gonds, Chamar, Kalal, Rajpurohit, Khols and many more reside in the state. Every caste has its own culture, festivals, customs and food. In addition to that the state of Madhya Pradesh boast of having three three UNESCO World Heritage Sites comprising of Sanchi, Khajuraho and Bhimbetka.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

As soon as you will arrive and touch the soil of this cultural and traditional country you will be received with great hospitality by the representative of Max Holidays. Get transferred to your pre booked hotel in the capital city of India – Delhi.

Day 02 Delhi

Early morning after breakfast you will have a guided tour of Delhi popularly known as ‘Dilli’. Start the tour with Red Fort - this grand architecture is a relic of India’s glorious past. Have a leisurely walk to the street of Chandni Chowk to know the old traditional market of India. The next for you will be the two World Heritage sites that are Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. Also visit Raj Ghat – the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of Nation, India Gate, President’s House and Parliament House. Evening is free to explore the local near by area. Drive back to hotel for overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 03 Delhi to Bhopal

Early morning depart to airport to board flight for Bhopal to start your Madhya Pradesh tour package. Get down in Bhopal check in hotel and get freshen up. Head to start the sightseeing of Bhopal which is a capital city of Madhya Pradesh. This city has got the proud for being founded in 11th century by Raja Bhoja. Bhopal has historical and archaeological importance; its buildings in natural settings create a hypnotical environment. Start your Bhopal sightseeing with Taj – Ul – Masjid – one of the largest mosques in Asia. Bharat Bhawan – multi art complex as described by the late Smt. Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. Government Archaeological Museum – the place which displays beautiful sculptures. Enjoy evening at the Boat Club on the Upper Lake. Night stay in the pre booked hotel at Bhopal.

Day 04 Sanchi and Udaigiri caves

Early morning after breakfast take an excursion tour to Sanchi Stupa, one of the World Heritage Site. It is built by Emperor Ashoka and is one of the most famous stupa in India. It is situated at a distance of 46 Kms from Bhopal. After sightseeing of Sanchi further drive towards Vidisha and Udaigiri Caves. Udaigiri Caves are 14Kms from Sanchi, enroute visit Vidisha. Udaigiri Caves are on the hill which adds attraction to the view of these caves. Vidisha is one of the oldest city in India. Visit Heliodous Pillar and continue your drive towards Udaigiri Caves. Udaigiri Caves have number of caves worth visiting and admiring. Drive back to Bhopal.

Day 05 Bhojpur and Bhimbetka

Early morning, after breakfast we head to Bhojpur, famous for its Shiv Temple. This temple is commonly known as ‘Somnath of North India’. It is an incomplete temple but even then it portrays the best example of architect of 11th – 13th century. Further we drive towards Bhimbetka which is famous for its magnificent and beautiful cave paintings. These rock shelter caves are around 500 years old and its paintings depicts day to day activities of the people of that period. Bhimbetka has been recognized as one of the World Heritage site. Drive back to Bhopal. Overnight stay in Bhopal

Day 06 Bhopal to Indore

This morning of your ‘heart to India’ tour will take you to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Ujjain. Finish with your breakfast and take a drive towards one of the holy and sacred city of India that is Ujjain. It is among one of the four centers of Kumbha Mela. Visit Mahakaleshwar Temple, which is one of the 12 jyotirlinga of India. Visit some of the temples of Ujjain. Evening we drive towards Indore which is 55 Kms from Ujjain. Check in hotel at Indore, take rest for night in the same hotel.

Day 07 Indore to Mandu

Indore – a city planned and built by Rani Ahilyabai. It derived its name from Indreshwar temple. Early morning after breakfast start the city tour of Indore with some of the not to miss sites like Lal Bagh Palace, Bada Ganpati and Central Museum. Carry on your tour with the further drive towards Mandu. Mandu is famous for being the city of joy with rock architect. Evening is free to explore the beauty of the ruined city of The Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh. The architect of Mandu will amaze you like anything. Overnight stay in Mandu

Day 08 Mandu

Early morning after breakfast start the sightseeing for the city of love and joy. Start your tour with the Hoshang Shah’s Tomb and Jami Masjid both are a great example of architectural excellence. Next for you is Jahaz Mahal and Darwaza Gates - each and every stone of these buildings holds magnetic character which attract tourists strongly. Hindola Mahal and Roopmati Pavilion are not to miss sites of Mandu. If time permits have an evening visit to Rewa Kund. After this joyful tour of Mandu have a relaxed night stay in Mandu.

Day 09 Mandu to Pachmarhi

Early morning after breakfast take a drive towards Maheshwar – situated on the banks of river Narmada. The name of the city is derived from the name of Lord Shiva and holds a beautiful picturesque view to attract and sooth its onlookers. Maheshwar is a pilgrim site and is famous for its distinctive hand woven sarees. Further drive towards Omkareshwar another pilgrim site of Hindu’s, it is at a distance of 45 Kms and take around one hour to reach. It holds one of the 12 Jyotirlinga because of which it attracts large number of tourists towards itself. After the visit to these pilgrimage sites further drive towards Pachmarhi. Overnight stay in Pachmarhi.

Day 10 Pachmarhi

Early morning after breakfast drive to - Pachmarhi - a gem in the jewellery of Madhya Pradesh. It is a beautiful hill station with natural scenic surrounding. Tourists from all around come to refresh themselves from the bustle of city life. Pachmarhi have a lot many attraction to charm you some of the must to visit sites are Pandav Cave, Bee Fall, Apsara Vihar, Pachmarhi Lake , Priyadarshani Cave , Bade Mahadeo and Gupt Mahadeo. After this awesome sightseeing back to hotel and overnight stay in Pachmarhi.

Day 11 Pachmarhi to Kanha

Today you will have a drive towards the wildlife haven, after breakfast. The way from Pachmarhi to Kanha will be a picturesque way with a lot of natural view to entertain you all the way. Reach Kanha by evening check in hotel booked for you and take rest. Evening is free to explore the natural beauty of Kanha. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 12 Kanha

Early morning after breakfast get ready for the Jungle Safari in Kanha National Park. Kanha offers wide range of wildlife. Enjoy the safari and come back to your hotel for night stay.

Day 13 Kanha to Jabalpur

Early morning after breakfast drive for your next destination of this tour that is Jabalpur. Enroute visit Bhedaghat – an awesome spectacle of nature. Bhedaghat is a picturesque place with two marvellous huge marble rocks and river Narmada gently making its way in between. Enjoy the boat ride at this beautiful place and forget your every problem in the lap of nature and river Narmada. Further we drive towards Jabalpur. Check in hotel on arrival and have night stay in Jabalpur.

Day 14 Jabalpur to Bandhavgarh

Early morning after breakfast drive towards Bandhavgarh. It is a small but exciting destination to spot variety of wildlife. Reach Bandhavgarh till noon, check into resort and get freshen up. Enjoy a Jeep safari in evening in Bandhavgarh. Come back to the resort after a nice Jungle Safari and have a night stay in Bandhavgarh.

Day 15 Bandhavgarh

Take an early morning Jungle safari which will be a totally different experience with the rising sun and chirping of birds. The amazing surrounding of Bandhavgarh will hypnotise you. Enjoy the full day and back to resort for night stay.

Day 16 Bandhavgarh to Khajuraho

Early morning after breakfast have a drive towards the city of erotic sculptural temple. The tour of Madhya Pradesh will be incomplete without a visit to Khajuraho. The temple has three type of architecture which is worth watching, these three types of architecture are western style, eastern and southern. Check in hotel at Khajuraho and freshen up. Evening visit Western Group of Temples at Khajuraho and also enjoy the ‘Light and Sound Show’ which will give you the history of the place in brief and in attractive manner. Back to your hotel for night stay

Day 17 Khajuraho to Orchha

Early morning after breakfast visit the Eastern Group of Temples at Khajuraho and appreciate the real marvellous carvings. Further we drive towards Orchha, the legacy of beautiful temple. Orchha was once the capital of Bundela Dynasty. It is one of the destination in Madhya Pradesh which is most visited by the tourists, it has many an attractions not to miss. Evening is free to explore the nearby area. Overnight stay in hotel at Orchha

Day 18 Orchha to Gwalior

Early morning after breakfast have a sightseeing tour of Orchha. Start your tour with Ram Raja Temple, Jehangir Palace and Sawan – Bhado Pillar with Chattris. Drive further towards Gwalior – a city of heritage. Check in hotel at Gwalior, get freshen up for the site visit of Gwalior. Have a walk in the Maharaja Bada where you can find the old architect which now has been converted into the market place. Evening is free to explore the local market. Overnight stay at hotel in Gwalior

Day 19 Gwalior to Agra

Early morning after breakfast visit Gwalior Fort in the sun light and Jai Vilas Palace which now has been converted into a museum and has a collection of eye catching antiques. After sightseeing of Gwalior, head towards Agra. Evening reach Agra, check in hotel. Free to explore nearby market. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.

Day 20 Agra to Delhi

Early morning after breakfast have a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, abode of world heritage sites as well as one of the seven wonder of world. Start the city tour of Agra with Taj Mahal which needs no description in words, as words are limited to describe the greatness and beauty of this great monument. The next for you will be Agra Fort and Itmad – Ud – Daulah. With the sightseeing of Agra your incredible tour of Madhya Pradesh gets over as you will further drive towards Delhi to board your connecting flight. Your Central India tour package ends here as your fly back to home with happy memories of your Madhya Pradesh tour package

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

15 nights in handpicked hotels, 04 nights at jungle resorts

Meals

19 Breakfasts, 04 Lunches, 04 Dinners

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips, AC chair car train travel

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Rickshaw ride, jungle excursions, sound and light show

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Accommodation Style Max Holidays

Accommodation style

19 nights and 20 days in some beautiful hotels though out the trip. Enjoy travelling in local trains. Stay in some small but beautiful hotels and some luxury hotels. At Kanha and Bandhavgarh National parks your stay will be in beautiful jungle lodge near the game park.

At almost all places in the itinerary single rooms are available and if you are travelling solo, please ask our experts to design your stay and cost calculations accordingly for you.

Remark : At some select locations in this tour, you can opt to stay in high end hotels at an additional cost.