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Gems of Madhya Pradesh - Heritage Tour
Of Architecture and Archaeology

The heart of the country, Madhya Pradesh is renowned for its rich heritage, history and architecture. On this four day journey, take a trip back in time as you visit splendid architectural and well as archaeological sites, including UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Note: We encourage responsible tourism. Practice these guidelines while on a trip!

Accomdations

3* Hotel
Budget Hotel

Service Level

Standard

Transportation

Private

Food

Vegetarian
Non Veg

Age

Max 75 years

Difficulty

Moderate

Who is this tour for?

Young Age Couple, Middle Age Couple , Mixed Group, Family & Friends, Family with Kids, Family with Parents
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Tour Experience

A tour of some of the gems of Madhya Pradesh that are of cultural and historical importance.

  • A tour of the capital city of Bhopal
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sanchi, with its magnificent rock-cut stupa and other historic Buddhist monuments.
  • Marvel at the 600 odd caves in Bhimbetka with their beautiful pre-historic paintings - another UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Visit the less-known Archaeological marvel that is the Udayagiri Caves with their sublime rock carvings and inscriptions.
  • Discover the 11th century town of Bhojpur, dotted with beautiful temples and dams.
  • Take a trip down India's memory lane by uncovering stories of its rich cultural heritage and history.
  • Shop for some local souvenirs and trinkets.

*The price is based on a group of 4 adult travelers.

3N/ 4D

Departure: Any day

You will be doing:

Photography
Temple Visit
Shopping
Local Interaction

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Culture
Spiritual
Architecture
World Heritage Site
Caves

Itinerary

1 Bhopal

On arriving at the Bhopal airport/railway station, a private vehicle will drive you to your hotel. Freshen-up and relax a while. After some rest, we leave for a tour of the city.

Some of the places we visit are - Taj-ul-Masajid - the largest Mosque in India, Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil and Gohar Mahal. We also visit the Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum (closed on Mondays), Van Vihar National Park, Shaurya Smarak, Birla Mandir. We make a pitstop at Bharat Bhavan - a multi-arts complex designed by one of India's leading architects - Charles Correa.

The evening is free for some shopping.

Stay the night in Bhopal.

45 km None
None +
Bhopal
Budget Hotel, 3* Hotel
Wild life spotting, Shopping, Local Interaction
Culture, Nature, Wild Life, Architecture
Breakfast

Today calls for a visit to Sanchi.

After some breakfast, we set off for this ancient, holy town, set on a flat-topped sandstone hill. This UNESCO World Heritage site houses a grand collection of Buddhist monuments, including monolithic pillars, palaces, temples and monasteries, as well as the great Sanchi Stupa.

Later, we visit the 20 rock-cut caves of Udayagiri, dating back to the Gupta era (350-550 CE) All the caves are Hindu save one, which is dedicated to Jainism. Udayagiri is a less-known archaeological marvel that is the Udayagiri Caves, with sublime rock carvings and inscriptions, temples and other monuments.

We return to Bhopal for the night.

  • Bhopal
  • Sanchi
  • Udayagiri
  • Bhopal
115 km None
Bhopal
Budget Hotel, 3* Hotel
Temple Visit, Monastrey Visit
Nature, Culture, Spiritual, Architecture, World Heritage Site, Caves
Breakfast

Post breakfast, we set out to visit another World Heritage site, the rock shelters of Bhimbetka, nestled along the Satpura mountain range. These 600 odd natural rock shelters contain paintings on their walls from primeval times which tell the story of humans' journey from mere hunter-gatherers, to cultivators and spiritual beings.

Enroute, we visit the 11th century town of Bhojpur, situated on the banks of the Betwa river. We visit the Bhojeshwar temple which stands incomplete due to reasons unknown. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple boasts of a large Shiva linga crafted out of a single rock. We also visit the Jain temple. Another incomplete wonder, the shrine contains two statues of Parsvanath and a massive 20 foot statue of Mahavira.

After some sightseeing, we return to Bhopal for some boating on the lake, if the weather permits.

After a long day, head back to your hotel for some well-deserved rest.

  • Bhopal
  • Bhojpur
  • Bhimbetka
  • Bhopal
100 km None
Bhopal
Budget Hotel, 3* Hotel
Temple Visit, Lake Boat Riding, Cave Exploration
Nature, Culture, Architecture, World Heritage Site, Caves
Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be dropped of at the Bhopal airport/railway station for your onward journey.

15 km None
Breakfast

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Other Details

Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop to and from Bhopal airport/railway station
  • Three nights' accommodation in twin-sharing, standard hotel rooms
  • Breakfast
  • All road transfers part of the itinerary (in an air-conditioned sedan)
  • Expenditure on fuel, parking and toll tickets
  • All current taxes and GST
  • Meals, apart from breakfast, at the place of stay
  • Room service
  • Any upgradation in rooms.
  • Mineral water and other beverages
  • Train/Airfare
  • Entrance tickets to monuments, guides or other sports/adventure activities.
  • Any transfers outside of the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (cigarettes, alcohol, telephone calls, etc.)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Costs incurred due to change in the itinerary as a consequence of bad weather, political unrest or road blocks.
  • Early check in / late checkout charges
  • Madhya Pradesh, being a Green zone, has a lot of areas restricted to the entry of vehicles, with specific timings allotted for entries. The vehicle might drop you off at the point of entry or at the parking lots from where you will have to walk a certain distance to reach the destination.
  • At some of the religious towns, non-vegetarian food will not be available.
  • The rates are subject to change, based on the number of people and the season of travel.
  • Please carry government issued IDs.
  • It is recommended that you pack light.
  • Be a responsible traveller. Avoid littering and the use of plastic.