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Heritage Gems of Central India: A Cultural Odyssey


14 Nights / 15 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating journey through Central India with our “Heritage Gems of Central India: A Cultural Odyssey” tour. This immersive itinerary takes you through the vibrant cities of Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kevadia, Maheshwar, Indore, Bhopal, Khajuraho, Prayagraj, and Varanasi, each brimming with rich historical treasures and cultural wonders. Discover the majestic Qutub Minar and the iconic Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi before delving into Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Ashram and the intricate Adalaj Stepwell. Marvel at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia and explore the ancient temples and forts of Maheshwar and Indore. From the exquisite temples of Khajuraho to the spiritual aura of Varanasi, this journey promises an unforgettable exploration of India’s diverse heritage and timeless spirituality.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
2 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
3 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel for check-in and relaxation.

Day 2: Delhi - Ahmedabad (flight)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Visit Qutub Minar: Marvel at the tallest brick minaret in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its intricate carvings and historical significance. Explore Humayun's Tomb: Discover the Mughal architecture and lush gardens that inspired the Taj Mahal. Drive past India Gate: Pay homage to Indian soldiers who died in World War I, and see the President's House and Parliament House from outside. Fly to Ahmedabad and transfer to the hotel.

Day 3: Ahmedabad

After breakfast, visit Sabarmati Ashram: Explore Mahatma Gandhi's former residence and understand his philosophy of non-violence and Indian independence. Discover Adalaj Stepwell: Admire the five stories of intricate carvings and learn about its historical significance as a water conservation project. Explore Sidi Saiyyed Mosque: Known for its beautifully carved stone lattice windows depicting the Tree of Life and other intricate patterns. Visit Jama Masjid: Explore the historic mosque known for its stunning architecture and spiritual significance. Explore Hutheesing Jain Temple: Admire the architectural beauty and intricate marble carvings of this historic Jain temple.

Day 4: Ahmedabad - Kevadia (200kms)

Drive to Kevadia after breakfast. Enroute visit Vadodara: Explore the cultural and historical landmarks of this vibrant city, including the Laxmi Vilas Palace and Sayaji Baug. Visit Statue of Unity: Marvel at the world's tallest statue dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, offering panoramic views from the observation deck. Explore the Valley of Flowers: Discover the floral diversity and natural beauty surrounding the Statue of Unity complex.

Day 5: Kevadia - Maheshwar (265kms)

Depart for Maheshwar after breakfast. Enroute visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site known for its medieval Islamic architecture and ancient monuments. Visit Mandu: Explore the historical fortifications, palaces, and architectural marvels from the medieval era, including Jahaz Mahal, Rani Roopmati Pavilion, and Baz Bahadur's Palace.

Day 6: Maheshwar

After breakfast, visit Maheshwar Shiva Temple: Admire the intricate carvings and architectural grandeur of this ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Explore Maheshwar Ghats: Witness the daily rituals and spiritual practices along the riverbanks, offering a glimpse into local traditions. Visit Maheshwar Fort: Explore the historic fort overlooking the Narmada River, once the residence of Queen Ahilyabai Holkar. Excursion to explore Omkareshwar Temple: Visit one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines, located on an island in the Narmada River.

Day 7: Maheshwar - Indore (145kms)

Drive to Indore after breakfast. Visit Rajwada Palace: Explore the blend of Maratha and Mughal architecture, housing artifacts and paintings reflecting the region's royal heritage. Explore Sarafa Bazaar: Experience the bustling night market known for its delicious street food, offering a taste of local delicacies and vibrant atmosphere. Visit Kanch Mandir: Discover the intricately designed Jain temple adorned with glass mosaics and mirrors, reflecting Jain architectural brilliance. Explore Annapurna Temple: Visit the historic temple dedicated to Goddess Annapurna, known for its spiritual significance and architectural beauty.

Day 8: Indore - Bhopal (255kms)

After breakfast, travel to Bhopal. Enroute visit Ujjain: Explore the ancient temples including Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple and Kal Bhairav Temple, known for their religious significance. Visit Bhojpur Temples: Explore the archaeological site housing ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, featuring intricate carvings and historical inscriptions.

Day 9: Bhopal

After breakfast, excursion to Bhimbetka Caves: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site known for its prehistoric rock shelters and ancient cave paintings, depicting early human life and cultural evolution. Explore Upper Lake (Bada Talab): Enjoy a boat ride on the serene lake, surrounded by lush greenery and offering panoramic views of the cityscape. Visit Taj-ul-Masajid: Marvel at one of India's largest mosques, known for its impressive architecture and peaceful ambiance. Explore Bharat Bhavan: Discover the multi-disciplinary arts complex showcasing contemporary art, music, and theater, promoting cultural diversity and creativity. Visit Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil: Explore the architectural marvels reflecting a unique blend of Indo-Islamic and European styles.

Day 10: Bhopal - Khajuraho (380kms)

Drive to Khajuraho after breakfast. Enroute visit Sanchi: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site known for its Buddhist stupas, monasteries, temples, and pillars dating back to the 3rd century BCE. Visit Udaigiri Caves: Discover the ancient rock-cut caves, adorned with intricate sculptures and inscriptions, showcasing early Gupta period architecture and art.

Day 11: Khajuraho - Prayagraj (300kms)

After breakfast, travel to Prayagraj. Visit Western Group of Temples: Admire the intricately carved sculptures and architectural marvels depicting Hindu deities and mythological scenes, offering insights into medieval temple architecture. Visit Anand Bhawan: Explore the historic mansion where Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, spent his childhood days, now converted into a museum showcasing the Nehru-Gandhi family's memorabilia.

Day 12: Prayagraj - Varanasi (120kms)

Drive to Varanasi after breakfast. Attend the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat: Experience the spiritual rituals and cultural fervor as lamps are lit and prayers are offered to the sacred river Ganges.

Day 13: Varanasi

Early morning, embark on a boat ride on the Ganges to witness sunrise rituals and observe the daily activities along the ghats, reflecting the spiritual essence of Varanasi. Visit Sarnath: Explore the archaeological site where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon, visiting the Dhamek Stupa and Mulagandha Kuti Vihar.

Day 14: Varanasi - Delhi (flight)

Fly back to Delhi after breakfast. Optional leisure time for shopping or exploring Delhi's cultural landmarks.

Day 15: Delhi - Departure

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, concluding your Culture & Heritage Discovery Land Tour with cherished memories of India's rich history, diverse cultures, and spiritual heritage.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 14 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Delhi - Ahmedabad & Varanasi - Delhi flight fare approx. INR 9,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hotels used or similar for 14 nights accommodation

3 Star Hotels

Delhi x 2 nights: Dee Marks Hotel & Resorts/ Emarald Hotel
Ahmedabad x 2 nights: Rivera Sarovar Portico/ SK Lords Eco Inn
Kevadia x 1 night: Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Cottages/ The Fern Sardar Sarovar Resort
Maheshwar x 2 nights: MPT Narmada Resort/ Aamantran At Fort Maheshwar
Indore x 1 night: Citrus Hotels/ Pride Hotel
Bhopal x 2 nights: The Fern Residency/ Lake View Ashok
Khajuraho x 1 night: Ramada/ SYNA Heritage Hotel
Prayagraj x 1 night: Hotel Allahabad Regency/ Hotel Milan Palace
Varanasi x 2 nights: Meraden Grand/ Hotel Tridev

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