India is a country with many cultural and architectural treasures - the Taj Mahal, the caves of Ajanta and Ellora, the Hindu temples of Khajuraho, Varanasi, South Asia's richest collection of prehistoric paintings, the Buddhist temples of Sanchi and the beautiful Islamic provincial architecture of Mandu. This trip does it all, traveling from Delhi, through Jaipur and Agra, down to Varanasi and over to Bhopal, before finishing in Mumbai. Not only will you visit some of the most spectacular treasures of India, but you will have time to meet people, get a sense of the many great religions that are part of India's heritage and even sneak in a visit to one of the wildlife parks - all in about 15 days!
Dates and Land Cost
Starting at $6495.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)
Dates: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 -Wednesday, March 5, 2014 (Khajuraho Dance Festival); Friday, October 17, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 (Diwali)
Please note: Custom dates and prices available
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If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.
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|Day 1||Arrive in Delhi|
|Day 2||Tour Delhi including Jain Temple, Red Fort, Crafts Museum and Gandhi Memorial|
|Day 3||Drive to Agra; Explore the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal|
|Day 4||Stop at either Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Fatehpur Sikri on way to Jaipur|
|Day 5||Tour Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar|
|Day 6||Fly to Varanasi via Delhi|
|Day 7||Enjoy a boat ride on the Ganges; Visit to the holy city of Sarnath. In the Fall - Diwali Festival|
|Day 8||Fly to Khajuraho and drive Sarai at Toria. In the spring, enjoy Khajuraho Dance Festival|
|Day 9||Tour Panna, fish, walk, bird, visit fort or visit chhatris and museum from Sarai at Toria|
|Day 10||Drive Orchha and explore town|
|Day 11||Drive Jhansi and train to Bhopal. Visit Bhimbetaka rock shelters|
|Day 12||Visit Sanchi and Bhopal city|
|Day 13||Drive Maheshwar|
|Day 14||Explore town, take boat ride on Namada River, or explore Mandu|
|Day 15||Fly Mumbai or Delhi, have dinner and connect with flight out.|