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Central India – 13 Nights- 14 Days

Varanasi – Khajuraho- Panna National Park- Orchha- Gwalior- Shivpuri -Ujjain -Mandu – Indore- Bhopal- New Delhi

A well-rounded itinerary that offers a bang for the buck. 

Luxurious accommodation featuring the best contemporary and heritage hotels at each stopover destination.

Exclusive privacy and unparalleled comfort.

The best bespoke experiences at Khajuraho Temples, Orchcha, Shivpuri and Mandu.

Private tours to Bhimbetka rock-cut caves, and temple caves of Mandu and Aarti ceremonies in Varanasi.

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Duration: 14 days
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Highlights Of Central India

Duration: 14 days

Itinerary: Varanasi- Khajuraho- Panna National Park- Orchha- Gwalior- Shivpuri -Ujjain -Mandu – Indore- Bhopal- New Delhi

Note – This is a sample itinerary for ideas on travel routes in the region, it can be customized as per your requirements.

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Overview & Tour At Glance
itineraries
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Central India is the heart of India.

While there is no official cartography, it comprises loosely the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and parts of Uttar Pradesh.

This part of India is a realm of ancient wonders, civilization heritage, vibrant cultures, glorious temples, formidable forts, ornate palaces, and exotic wildlife.

On offer in Central India are the mysteries of rock-cut caves in Bhimbetka, the timeless ruins of Mandu, the erotic temples of Khajuraho, the elegance of Bhopal, the charm of Shivpuri, the aesthetic beauty of Orchha, and some of the best National Parks In India for Tiger spotting (Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna & Pench).

Resplendent Travel’s exclusive 13-night itinerary features the best attractions on offer in Central India.

These include trips to Gwalior, Shivpuri, Ujjain (Kumbh Mela Site), Bhopal, Mandu, and Orchha.

Personalized exclusively to your style, our tours stand out from the rest with their luxury, unfettered privacy, and a host of meticulously curated bespoke experiences you won’t find elsewhere.

Resplendent Travel has your back with 24/7 guidance and support offered by a team of highly experienced travel advisors, consultants, and guides.

Itinerary at a Glance

01
Day
Varanasi | Start of Tour
02
Day
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh | The Spiritual Capital of India
03 
Day
Khajuraho | Mysteries of Madhya Pradesh
4 & 5
Day
Panna National Park | Tiger Safaris
06
Day
Orchha | More Heritage in Madhya Pradesh
07
Day
Gwalior | In the Shadow of a Grand Fort
08
Day
Shivpuri | Lost Scindia Glory
09
Day
Ujjain | City of Gods
10
Day
Mandu | Architectural Glory of a Bygone Era
11
Day
Indore | Cultural and Economic Hub of Madhya Pradesh
12 & 13
Day
Bhopal | City of Lakes
14
Day
New Delhi | Fly Out, End of Tour

Itineraries

01
Day

Arrival in Delhi | Start of Tour

Your tour begins in Varnasi (Utter Pradesh), which is one of the holiest places in the Hindu tradition, known for its rich history and heritage. You’ll be greeted by representatives of Resplendent Travel and transported to your accommodation.

Time permitting, you will spend part of your first day sightseeing in the city.

02
Day

Varanasi | Spiritual Capital of India

This ancient city on the Holy Ganges is India’s oldest continuously inhabited city and the most important pilgrimage center in the Hindu tradition.

Must-do activities in Varanasi on day 2: Evening Ganga Aarti ceremony at sunset (performed as an homage to holy Ganga), visits to ancient Ghats of Ganga (embankments), visit to the holy Buddhist site – Sarnath, spiritual lessons from the enlightened soul, and sunrise boat rides on the river Ganges.

03 
Day

Khajuraho | Mysteries of Madhya Pradesh 

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Khajuraho dates back to the Chandela Dynasty (950-1050 AD) and is one of India’s greatest heritage sites visited by millions of tourists, devotees, artists, creators, and archeologists. (1.5 hours flight)

It comprises 23 stunning temples of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist origin that are famed for erotic graphic sexual imagery and ornate stone carvings.

Other attractions in Khajuraho: Pottery workshops, Jeep Safaris to Raneh Falls, and visits to Gharial (fish-easting crocodiles) Sanctuary.

4 & 5
Day

Panna National Park | Tiger Safaris

From Aurangabad, you’ll fly to Vadodara (Baroda) (1.5 hour flight), known for its fine silk, traditional Ghagra garments and rich history.

Sightseeing in Vadodara: Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, Mandvi Gate, ISKCON Temple, Kirti Mandir, and many other historical and cultural attractions.

06 
Day

Orchha | More Heritage in Madhya Pradesh

The small town of Orchha (2.5 hours drive) dates back to 1501 AD to the Rajput Kingdom of Rudra Pratap Singh.

During your brief day-long stopover, you will enjoy the famous attractions of Orchha. These include the Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Shri Ram Raja Mandir, Chaturbhuj Temple, and Raja Mahal.

07
Day

Gwalior | In the Shadow of a Grand Fort

Gwalior (2 hours drive) is famous for its iconic Gwalior Fort and for its heritage as an important city during the Rajput, Mughal and Maratha era.

Attractions you check out: Gwalior Fort, Sun Temple, Gujari Mahal, Teli ka Mandir, and Jai Vilas Palace.


08
Day

Shivpuri | Lost Scindia Glory

The city of Shivpuri (2 hours) is famed for the glorious heritage of the Rajput Scindia Dynasty that thrived in the 18th century.

The city is famous for its forest, Madhav National Park, and waterfalls.


09
Day

Ujjain | City of Gods

On the 10th day, you’ll stop at the site of the legendary Kumbh Mela which takes place every 12 years in the city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh (6 hours drive).

Attractions: Ram Ghat, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Tower Chowk.

10
Day

Mandu | Architectural Glory of a Bygone Era

Your next stop, Mandu (3 hours drive) was once a great centre of the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal Empire. It brims with historical landmarks, palaces, and old forts.

Attractions: Jahaz Mahal, Roopmati Pavilion, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Rani Rupmati Palace, Baz Bahadur Palace and Darya Khan’s Tomb.

11
Day

Indore | Economic & Cultural Hub of Madhya Pradesh

Indore is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh and its cultural and economic heart. (2 hours drive)

Attractions: Rajwada Palace, Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, Annapurna Temple, and Lal Bagh Palace.

12 & 13
Day

Bhopal | “City of Lakes”

The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal (4 hour’s drive) is known as the “City of Lakes.”

Tourist Attractions you’ll cover during your stay: Upper Lake (Bhopal), Van Vihar National Park, Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Sanchi, Shaurya Smarak, Taj-ul-Masjid, Lower Bhopal Lake.

14
Day

New Delhi | Fly back to Delhi. End of Tour

Resplendent Travel Value Includes

Flexible itineraries suited to your preferences.

A wide variety of destinations to choose from all across Central India.

Exclusive privacy and unparalleled comfort at the best 5-star hotels and resorts.

The best bespoke experiences at Khajuraho Temples, Shivpur, Orchha, Ujjain, and Gwalior Fort.

Private tours to Bhimbetka rock-cut caves, and temple caves of Mandu and Aarti ceremonies in Varanasi.

24/7 guidance and support.

Ethical environmentally-sustainable tourism practices.

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