Temples and Caves Tour in India

Temples and Caves Tour in India

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Mumbai - Aurangabad - Mumbai - Bhopal - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

Duration:
09 Nights / 10 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Mumbai
On arrival in Mumbai the guest are met at the arrival hall of the International airport and are transferred to their selected hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02 - In Mumbai
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning start the sightseeing of-

Elephanta Caves: A must for any visitor to India. Mute Testimony of the Golden Age in Indian History during the Gupta Period and built to honor Lord Shiva. Elephanta is the 03 Km long elongated island, consisting of two hills separated by a valley, The caves with rock cut figures and carvings are believed to be carved by the sculptors of Ajanta or Udaygiri.

Afternoon continue the city sightseeing tour which would include the visit to-

Gateway Of India– erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911; Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach , Hanging Gardens and the Crowford market. Return back to the Hotel for Overnight.
Day 03 - Mumbai - Aurangabad
Transfer from hotel to airport to connect the flight to Aurangabad. On arrival in Aurangabad the guest are received at the airport and are transferred to the Hotel for check in. Afternoon the guest are taken for the sightseeing of-

Ellora Caves: 29 Kms, North West of Aurangabad lies the west facing caves – best to be visited in the afternoon. These caves relate the story of Evolution of Buddhism (Caves 1 to 12), Hinduism (caves 13-29) and Jainism,(Caves – 30- 34).

After completing the sightseeing of Ellora Caves the guest continue the sightseeing of-

Ajanta Caves: 109 Km north – east of Aurangabad , the Ajanta Caves were discovered by the British troops in 1819. These caves consist of 24 monasteries and 05 Temples some of which are over 2000 years Old. The story of Lord Buddha is depicted in the frescoes with remarkable vividly.

After completing the sightseeing the guest return back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 04 - Aurangabad - Mumbai
Departure transfer to airport to connect the flight for Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai the guest are received at the airport and are transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 - Mumbai - Bhopal
Departure transfer to airport to connect the flight for Bhopal. On arrival at Bhopal airport the guest are received at the airport and are transferred to the hotel.

Afternoon Sightseeing of Bhopal City visit the-

Jama Masjid a beautiful mosque built in 1837 by Khudsia Begum-

Bharat Bhawan One of the most unique national institute of India, this is the centre of performing and visual arts followed by Laxmi Narayan Temple and Museum; This beautiful temple on the Arena Hills has a museum attached to it which houses the collection from Raisen,Sehore, Mandsaur and Shadhol district of Madhya Pradesh and Government Archaeological Museum where the fine collection of sculptures are on display from various parts of Madhya Pradesh. Highlights of the collection are paintings of various schools, copies of the paintings from the Bagh Caves which is near Mandu.

After completing the sightseeing of Bhopal City return back to the hotel for Overnight
Day 06 - Bhopal- Jhansi
After breakfast free till departure. Departure transfer to Bhopal Railway Station to connect the Shatabdi Express for Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi station the guest are received and are drive to Khajuraho which is 05 Hours drive. On arrival in Khajuraho the guest are transferred to the hotel for their check in and overnight stay. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Day 07 - In Khajuraho
Breakfast at hotel. Morning start the sightseeing of Khajuraho City-

Khajuraho City Founded in 09 and 10 Century by the rulers of Chandela Dynasty, influenced by tantrism, in which eroticism becomes the Philosophical interest and the aim is sublimation to Sexual relationship in the sexual act. Women are being regarded as incarnation of the divine energy. The carvings of Khajuraho is also influenced by Kama Sutra the famous book written by Vatsayana in the time of Guptas.

After completing the sightseeing of Khajuraho the guest are transferred to the airport to connect the flight for Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi airport the guest are received at the airport and are transferred to the hotel. On arrival at the hotel the guest checks in to the hotel. Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 - In Varanasi
Early Morning enjoy the boat cruise on the Holy River Ganges where in the guest would pass by the burning and bathing Ghats on the river banks.

Return back to the hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast start the city tour of Varanasi-

City Tour: Visit the city temples, The Durga Temples better know as Monkey Temple on account of large monkeys residing there and the Temple of Visvanath (The Lord of Universe) are the most sacred spots in the city. After completing the sightseeing of city proceed for the sightseeing of Sarnath-

Sarnath: 10 Kms from the centre of the city, it symbolizes the birth of Buddhism. It was here that the Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. The museum of Sarnath is amongst the most Important in India and contains the carvings representing the while range of styles – Archaic, The Mathura School, Gupta, past Gupta and Medival.

After completing the sightseeing of Varanasi city the guest are provided the departure transfer to airport to connect the flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi the guest are received at the airport and are transferred to the hotel. On arrival the guest checks in to the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09 - In Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast start the sightseeing of Old and New Delhi.

New Delhi: The city designed and built by the British in the 1920’s- a city of wide boulevards impressive Government Buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit the two monuments from the Delhi’s past Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the Imposing India Gate and Parliament House.

Old Delhi: An ancient walled city. Here you would see the Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire, Rajghat the Samadhi of our Father of Nation, Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk the bustling and colourful market of the old city.

After completing the sightseeing of the city the guest returns to the hotel for overnight.
Day 10 - In Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel. Free till departure. Hotel Check out time 1200 Noon. Departure transfer to International airport to connect the flight back home.
 
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