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The Great Monuments Of Central India

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Trip Duration
10 Day's / 9 Nights

Package Description

A grand tour of some the architectural wonders of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Starting with the fabled soft landing at Tikli Bottom in Delhi, you will drive to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, staying at the Oberoi Amar Vilas. Travel on to the great eighth century Gwalior Fort, spending two nights at Deo Bagh, a 17th CE palace. From Gwalior to the ruined city of Orccha and onto Khajuraho with its exquisitely carved 9th-12th century temples. A bit of rural respite at Panna National Park and then on to the under-visited city of Bhopal via the Buddhist sites at Vidisha. Enjoy three nights of Mughal style grandeur at Jehan Numa Palace with day-trips to the Ashokan Buddhist stupa at Sanchi and the Paleolithic cave paintings at Bhimbetka. A short flight from Bhopal takes you to Indore for the most cultured of homestays with the wonderful Rashid- Dubey family. Your final few nights will be at the magical Ahilya Fort, perched above the holy Narmada River. Take a boat trip down river, dine with the prince, and drive out to the extraordinary ruined city of Mandu.


  • Hotel
  • Car
  • Food


  • Sightseeing
  • Flight
  • Train

#1 Day


Met at Delhi airport by one of our representatives you’ll be driven to Tikli Bottom to Martin and Annie Howard’s Lutyens style home. Swim in the pool, take a tour of the farm with Martin or just sit in a basket chair with a lime soda, listening to the peacocks calling in the Aravalli hills.

#2 Day

Delhi - Agra

Taken by car to Agra you’ll check into the Amar Vilas, where each bedroom has a view of the Taj. Dusk visit to the Taj Mahal and a chance to see the mausoleum as it was designed to be seen, from the opposite bank of the river Yamuna.

#3 Day

Agra - Gwalior

A dawn trip to the Taj followed by a three-hour drive to Gwalior. Check into the Deo Bagh hotel, a seventeenth century palace complete with two 17th-18th century temples and chhattis-dari (36-pillared pavilion).

#4 Day


Spend the day at Gwalior Fort, parts of which date back to the 8TH century. This Rajpur fort stands on a rock high above Gwalior town. Gwalior is a place of mathematical as well as architectural importance, the first recorded use of zero is here. Visit the Scindia museum in 19th century Jai Vilas Palace, where eight elephants were suspended from the ceiling to ensure that it was capable of supporting the largest chandelier in the world.

#5 Day

Gwalior - Orchha

It’s a three hour drive to the ruined city of Orchha on the banks of the river Betwa. You can choose to stay at the Bundelkhand Riverside Hotel or if you are feeling adventurous you can choose to spend two nights in a simple village homestay.

#6 Day


Wander the seven palaces and temples of the old city of Orchha.

#7 Day

Orchha - Khajuraho

Drive to Khajuraho after breakfast. A drive of three hours (175 km) will take you through some wonderful countryside. Visit the beautifully carved temples in evening and do not miss the fabulous light and sound show. Overnight at the Radisson.

#8 Day

Panna National Park

A bit of rural respite in Panna National Park in the lovely Ken River Lodge. Boat trips are recommended as well as the usual jeep safaris and there is also the possibility of a night safari with an overnight stay at Jhinna camp.

#9 Day

Panna - Bhopal

Drive to Satna (80 km) to catch overnight express train to Bhopal. The train departs at 9:00 pm to reach Bhopal early at 5:45am. You will be in a reserved AC two tier sleeper compartment.

#10 Day

A two-hour drive takes you to the breathtaking Ahilya Fort, overlooking the Narmada river (one glimpse of which is said to take away the sins of a life-time). Travel out to the wonderful ruined city of Mandu and enjoy a few days of luxurious relaxation.

DO’s and Don’ts

Make friends wisely while travelling.
Keep an eye on your luggage everywhere and always.
Carry medications only with prescriptions approved by medical practitioners.
Keep an eye on your child’s toys and luggage always to avoid notorious elements slipping drugs or other illegal stuff inside.
Always be on time at public transport places and events.
Don’t reach late for an event as the authorities will not be responsible for your loss.
Don’t speak to strangers.
Say no to those who make you feel uncomfortable.
Don’t travel all alone late at night.
Hitchhiking or crossing borders is a strict no-no.

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