07 Days |
MP - 09
Located right in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is a state rich in history and culture. From the grandeur of Gwalior to the artistic charm of Khajuraho to the historic significance of Orchha, Madhya Pradesh brims with attractions that tempt tourists to this state again and again.
Your Madhya Pradesh Travel Package trip starts in Delhi, with a quick tour of the local attractions in the Indian capital. When it comes to historical architectures and cultural importance, Delhi is quite certainly not lacking in any of it. The evergreen appeal of the Sultanate and Mughal structures of Delhi is hard to beat. Following a city tour of Delhi, you will also catch a glimpse of what many people consider to be the world’s most beautiful mausoleum, Taj Mahal.
After your Delhi-Agra tour is done, you will enter MP for the second leg of your travel to Madhya Pradesh from Delhi. Your first stop is Gwalior, and then Orchha and Khajuraho.
After your arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, the tour agents of our company will greet and transfer you to your hotel in the city. After sufficient rest, proceed to visit the famous destinations that Delhi has to offer, like Qutub Minar and then drive past India Gate, Red Fort and Parliament houses. Later in the evening, visit Jama Masjid stroll the streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.
The second day of your trip takes you to the historic city of Agra, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the eternal symbol of love and loss. See the beautiful Taj Mahal for yourself and feel the grandeur of it with our own eyes and be awestruck by the marvellous Urdu inscriptions all over the stark white marble. Also visit Agra Fort, the silhouette of which is very prominently seen from the windows of Taj Mahal. It is said that from the prison in Agra Fort that Aurangzeb put him in, Shah Jahan would stare at the monument he had built for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal and count his days to join him.
Stay overnight in Agra.
Next morning, you will be transferred to Gwalior from Agra. But on the way, you will be seeing some important temples, like Mitawali, Padawali and Bateshwar Temples. Mitawali is the home to the famous Chausath Yogini Temple, perched atop a hill. Padawali on the other hand is a notable fortress, known for its utter dedication towards Lord Shiva.
Head towards Bateshwar and you will find almost 200 temples, together in a cluster, each made up of sandstones and covered in ancient inscriptions. It is believed that during the Gurjara-Pratihara rule, these three places together formed a triangle in which a university existed, imparting education in Mathematics, Astrology and Religion.
Reach Gwalior before nightfall and spend the night there.
After a hearty breakfast in your Gwalior hotel, set off on your city tour of Gwalior. Start with a visit to the Tomb of Ghaus Muhammad, the Muslim saint who was of help to Babur when he annexed Gwalior Fort in 1526. Next, go to the Tomb of Tansen, the musical maestro and one of the nine gems of Akbar’s court. Also visit Jai Vilas Palace, the royal residence of the Maratha Scindia dynasty who once ruled over the city.
After lunch, more attractions like the Gwalior Fort, Palace of Man Singh, yet another of Akbar’s gems, Teli Ka Mandir and Sahastra Bahu Temple awaits you with their beauty.
Orchha, established by Rudra Pratap Singh in 1501, was once the little-known seat of the former princely state of Bundelkhand. You will be visiting this city on the fifth day of your travel to Madhya Pradesh from Delhi. On your way there from Gwalior, visit the Jain Temple of Sonagir, sacred to Digambara School and the seven-floored Palace of Datia.
In Orchha, rest and take your meal in your hotel and get ready to visit some more attractions in the evening. The first stop will be Jahangir Mahal, which was not built by the Mughal emperor himself, but by Vir Singh Deo in as a symbol of honour and reception of the former when Jahangir came to visit the city in the 17th century.
Also visit Raja Mahal and Chaturbhuj Temple before checking in for the night.
If you have missed Chaturbhuj Temple last day or wish to witness the sunset at the revered Vishnu temple, you can do it today before reaching Khajuraho. But before that you will also be visiting Dhubela on your way there. Dhubela is famous for being the birthplace and homeland of the great warrior princess, and later the second queen of Peshwa Bajirao, Mastani Bai.
In Dhubela, you will see the Maharaja Chhatrasal Musuem displaying antiquities related to the Guptas, Kalachuri and Bundelkhand. After the sunset at Chaturbhuj Temple, drive on to reach Khajuraho for overnight stay at your hotel.
This is the day of your visit to the world-famous Khajuraho Temples. It is a group of numerous Hindu and Jain temples, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for their nagara-style architecture and erotic-intellectual theme of their scriptures. Take your time to as many of the near-1000 temples in the complex, and then board a train to Delhi from Jhansi Railway Station.
At Delhi, our operators will meet you again to transfer you to Delhi airport for your flight home.