Greaves India

The Heart of India

A picture of Rajasthan taken on a luxury holiday with Greaves India

[ 15 days / 14 nights ]

Guide Price

£3,075pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes international flights on British Airways travelling in World Traveller (economy), accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

Guide Price

$3,491pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

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Find the best of India

This rustic journey discovers the well-kept secrets of mainland India. Steeped in heritage, history and culture, this is a popular tour to step back in time and adventure through the historical heart of India. Here your journey will zigzag across a vast region which has witnessed all the major influences that have borne fruit in India's diverse culture possessing great unspoilt tracts, one of India's finest and almost unknown wildlife sanctuaries and the largest concentration of India's tribal people. Accommodations are simple, transportation is basic. This journey awaits for the adventuresome traveler in search of the heart of India.

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The Heart of India

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

On arrival stay at The Oberoi Hotel.

 

DAY 2: DELHI

After a leisurely start, spend the day discovering Old and New Delhi exploring the differentiation between the Moghul and British capitals.

 

DAY 3: DELHI - AGRA

Morning transfer by road to Agra and check into The Trident hotel. Afternoon visiting the worlds most famous token of love the magnificent Taj Mahal. You will also visit the impressive Agra Fort and Itmad ud Daulah tomb.

 

DAY 4: AGRA - GWALIOR

Morning transfer by road to Gwalior and check in to Taj Usha Kiran Palace. Afternoon sightseeing of Gwalior situated at the very geographical and historical crossroads of India with its immense fortress shining out. Built on the site of a 5th Century temple of the sun, the fort embraces temples, palaces and mosques.

 

DAY 5: GWALIOR - JHANSI - KHAJURAHO

Morning transfer to Gwalior railway station for train to Jhansi. On arrival transfer by road to Khajuraho and check into The Lalit Temple View Hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

 

DAY 6: KHAJURAHO

The temples provide an entertaining and instructive morning's viewing, for all human life is depicted here showing the beliefs that there is no superiority between the physical and spiritual aspects of existence.

 

DAY 7: KHAJURAHO - ORCHHA

Morning transfer by road to the medieval riverside city, Orchha and check into Orchha Resorts Hotel. The afternoon sightseeing will embrace some of the numerous palaces, pavilions, lodges and temples.

 

DAY 8: ORCHHA - JHANSI - BHOPAL

Morning travel by road to Jhansi railway station for train to the lake city of Bhopal. On arrival transfer to Jehan Numa Palace. Afternoon city tour.

 

DAY 9: BHOPAL - SANCHI - BHOPAL

Morning excursion to Sanchi. Afternoon excursion to Bhimbetka the site of south Asia's richest collection of prehistoric cave paintings.

 

DAY 10: BHOPAL - UJJAIN - INDORE

Morning depart for a long drive to Indore, en route visiting Ujjain, once an important trade centre on the route to Egypt and still one of the holiest pilgrimage centres for Hindus. On arrival check into Fortune Land Mark. Rest of day at leisure.

 

DAY 11: INDORE

Discover this liberal city containing the extraordinary Kanch Mandir, a Jain temple of mirrors. Rest of day at leisure.

 

DAY 12: INDORE - OMKARESHWAR - MAHESHWAR

Morning transfer by road for a fascinating drive full of historic sights such as Omkareshwar a sacred Hindu island. On arrival check into Ahilya Fort. Rest of day at leisure.

 

DAY 13: MAHESHWAR - MANDU - MAHESHWAR

A full day exploring the fortress town of Mandu, replete with palaces, mosques, canals and cenotaphs.

 

DAY 14: MAHESHWAR - INDORE - MUMBAI

Morning at leisure. Later transfer to Indore airport for flight to Mumbai. On arrival transfer to ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton for dinner before the evening transfer for airport.

 

DAY 15: DEPART MUMBAI

Early morning departure for onward destination.

 

 

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