Tour can be customized according to
your specific requirements
The Architectural Heritage of Central India is a 14-day tour that begins in
Delhi and concludes at Mumbai (Bombay) travelling through the cities of
Agra, Gwalior, Bhopal and Aurangabad.
Day 01 : Arrive in Delhi.
You will be met at the airport and provided immediate check-in at the
hotel. Introductions and briefing followed by lunch. Museums visits to
introduce you to India's history and crafts.
Optional Pre-dinner lecture on the history of Delhi and its monuments.
Minaret at Qutb Minar, Delhi- India Heritage Tour
Day 02 : Delhi
Visits to pre-Mughal monuments including the Qutab Minar*, concluding late
afternoon at Humayun's Tomb*, one of the finest Mughal monuments of Delhi.
The evening is for shopping or exploring the city on ones own.
Day 03 : Delhi/Agra
A half day visit to Old Delhi, the walled city of the Mughal Emperor
Shahjahan, the Red Fort and Juma Masjid. Leave for Agra by coach/car
Day 04 : Agra
Complete day at Agra, visit the Taj Mahal* at sunrise, late breakfast and
post-breakfast optional lecture on the monuments of Agra. Visits to the Agra
Fort* smaller monuments within the city.The evening is for shopping.
Dinner at the Taj Khema restaurant.
Day 05 : Agra
Day tour to Fathepur Sikri* the abandoned great palace of Emperor Akbar,
and the Bharatpur bird sanctuary, about 30 miles from Agra.
Day 06 : Agra/Gwalior
A short train ride to Gwalior, the site of the ancient and majestic hill
Fort containing some of the few unscathed Hindu buildings that survived the
Muslim era as Man Singh's Palace.
Day 07 : Gwalior/Khajuraho
Six hour drive to the erotic temple town of Khajuraho. Visiting the Rajput
palace of Govind Mahal at Datia, en-route.
Day 08 : Khajuraho
Optional morning lecture on Hindu Temple Architecture.
A day to leisurely explore the Erotic Khajuraho* temples, view the
exquisite sculptures, take rickshaw rides or walk through the villages.
Day 09 : Khajuraho/Orcha
Early morning drive to Panna National Park to view wildlife (optional).
Leave for Orcha after breakfast. Visits to the grand Rajput palaces and
temples of the late 16th and early 17th century.
Day 10 : Orcha/ Bhopal
Morning train from Jhansi to Bhopal. Late afternoon visit to the Museum of
Man, Jama Masjid, and view a few examples contemporary architecture.
Day 11 : Bhopal/Jalgaon
Morning optional lecture on Buddhist Architecture.
Day tour by coach/car to Sanchi Stupa* and Buddhist caves at Vidisha.
Overnight train journey from Bhopal to Jalgaon.
Day 12 : Jalgaon/Ajanta/Aurangabad
Arrive at Jalgoan early morning and drive to Ajanta. Visit famous 6th
century Buddhist excavations and frescoes of Ajanta Caves*.
Leave for Aurangabad by late afternoon.
Day 13 : Aurangabad/Mumbai
Visit Ellora Caves 6th-7th century Buddhist caves in the morning on the way
back visit Bibi-ka-Maqbara. Leave for Mumbai by air late afternoon.
Day 14 : Mumbai/departure
End of tour - transfer to International airport. Late check out.
Tour Package Includes :
Cost Does Not Include :
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation in deluxe hotels
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
Air-conditioned car/mini bus, air-conditioned class rail travel,
economy class air travel in India
- Entrance fees to monuments and still camera fee
- Local guides at monuments
- Mineral water while travelling
Terms & Conditions :
- Medical and hospitalisation charges
- Meals not included in the itinerary
- Alcohol and soft drinks
- Laundry, telephone calls & personal expenses
- Fees for Video cameras at monuments
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.
- You may cancel your tour at any time, informing us by e-mail or fax.
TAI will send a confirmation of the cancellation to you. Standard
cancellation charges apply.
- The tour starts with meet and transfer to hotel from Day 00-01 and
ends with airport transfer on departure date. Separate arrival and
departure transfer arrangements, if required, can be made on payment.