JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF INDIA 2

Day 1 : Bhopal

Arrive Bhopal. Pickup and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at Bhopal.

Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh combines scenic beauty, historicity and modern urban planning. It is situated on the site of an 11th century city, Bhojapal, founded by Raja Bhoj. Bhopal today presents a multi-faceted profile; the old city with its teeming market places and fine old mosques and palaces still bear the aristocratic imprint of its former rulers.

Day 2 : Bhopal

Sightseeing in and around Bhopal. Visit Taj-ul-Masjid - one of the largest mosques in Asia, built by Nawab Shahjehan Begum;  Moti Masjid;  Gohar Mahal – an architectural gem dating back to the times of Kudsia Begum; Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya;  Government Archaeological Museum;  Van Vihar- This safari-park adjacent to the Upper Lake, with an area of 445 hectares; Upper and lower lakes. Overnight stay at Bhopal.

Day 3 : Bhopal

Visit Bhimbetka. Located 46 km south of Bhopal, Bhimbetka is a valuable repository that acts like a sentinel to the prehistoric art and architecture of India. Bhimbetka is enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Some of these caves also preserve paintings that traverse various eras. The oldest of all the paintings dates back to around 12,000 yrs back, while the most recent is around 1000 yrs old. Overnight stay at Bhopal.

Day 4 : Bhopal

Day visit to Sanchi. Emperor Asoka (273-236 B.C.) built stupas in  Buddha's honour at many places in India. UNESCO has included them as one of the heritage sites of the world. Sanchi stupas contain ornamented depiction of incidents from the life of the Buddha and his previous incarnations as Bodhisattvas described in Jataka tales. Back to Bhopal in the evening. Overnight stay at Bhopal.

Day 5 : Bhopal - Indore

Transfer to Bhopal Railway Station. Board train for Indore. Arrival: Indore Railway Station. Pickup and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at Indore.

Indore is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh. The history of Indore is inseparable from the history of the Holkar State. Indore is a perfect mixture of historic past and modern India.

Day 6 : Indore

Day Visit to Ujjain. Ujjain is a historical city bounded by the holy waters of the Shipra River. It  is considered as one of the seven major sites of Hindu pilgrimage. Visit Famous Mahakaleswar Temple along with other historic places. Overnight stay at Indore.

 

Day 7 : Indore - Omkareswar

Transfer to Omkareswar. Omkareshwar, the sacred island, is shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, 'Om'. Visit Omkareswar Jyotirlingam Temple, the prominent Hindu pilgrimage place in India. Overnight stay at Omkareswar.

Day 8 : Omkareswar - Mandu

Transfer to Mandu via Maheswar Shiva Temple. Mandu the ruined city is a celebration in stone, of life and joy, A tribute to the love shared between the poet-prince Baz Bahadur and his beautiful consort, Rani Roopmati. Overnight stay at Mandu.

Day 9 : Mandu - Indore

Morning sightseeing in Mandu. Later transfer to Indore. Overnight stay at Indore.

Day 10 : Indore - Morning Sightseeing - Board Train

Morning sightseeing in Indore. Visit Central Museum;  Gomatgiri Jain Temple; Kanch Mandir-this Jain temple is an architectural marvel in glass. The walls, ceilings, floors, pillars and door knobs are entirely inlaid with glass; Lal Bagh Palace-Lal Bagh Palace is one of the grandest monuments the Holkar dynasty left Indore; Annapurna-This temple was inspired by/from the Meenakshi temple of Madurai; and other places of interest. At evening transfer to Indore Railway Station. Board train for Kolkata. 

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