|Bhopal(1N) - Ujjain (1N) - Mandu (1N) - Maheshwar (1N) - Jalgaon (1N) - Aurangabad (2N)|
|Given tour package is combination of heritage sites having high sacred value. It covers stupas, river banks, ancient temples, fort, palaces, boatride, cave art etc. It is a combination of heritage tourism with culture & pilgrimage.|
It is the first day of tour package which begins with our arrival at Bhopal airport/railway-station. On arrival, our pre-booked cab will take us to our Bhopal hotel. After relaxing for sometime, as per available time, we will do excursion tour of Sanchi Stupa site. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and star tourist attraction of Madhya Pradesh tourism. Overnight at hotel in Bhopal.
After breakfast, visit to famous Bhojpur temple. In case if we had late arrival on Day 01 and not able to cover Sanchi on first day of tour package then will cover Sanchi on today (first-half). Later in afternoon, drive to Ujjain. Overnight at hotel in Ujjain.
In this day we will cover places to visit in Ujjain. If we have interest in attending Bhasm arti then it should be booked online, in advance (by guest). Ujjain tourist attractions includes Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Ramghat, Sandipani Ashram etc. Later in evening (before sunset) we will leave Ujjain and drive to magical destination i.e. Mandu. It is also called "city of joy". On reaching Mandu, most of the tourist realizes that it is much better than our imagination. As it is located in hill-top so emerges as sudden surprise when reach the hill-top. Overnight at hotel in Mandu.
Begin the day with sightseeing of Mandu. Their are many places to visit in Mandu. Here monuments are in well maintained condition so that we can have their real picture during sightseeing. Entrance fee will be required for sightseeing and we recommend hiring guide service to better understand the monuments and their associated history. Mandu tourist attraction includes Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Hoshang Shah Tomb, Darya Khan Tomb, Jami Masjid, Roopmati Pavilion, Baz Bahadur Palace, Museum etc. Carrying camera will be very good as these monuments are very photogenic so preserve the moments in your camera. Later in evening, we will drive to Maheshwar which is another gem on the bank of holy Narmada river. Overnight at hotel in Maheshwar.
In this day we will visit to one time power center of Malwa region i.e. Maheshwar town. It is a small cultural town, located on the bank of Narmada river, known worldwide for its handloom industry whose popular product is Maheshwari Sarees. Prominent places to visit in Maheshwar are Maheshwar fort & Palace, Akhileshwar Temple, Ahilya Bai Chatri, Maheshwar ghat. It first look, Maheshwar ghat seems like Varanasi ghats where we can enjoy boat ride and sunrise. We will cover half-day Maheshwar sightseeing and later drive to Jalgaon. Here we have chosen Jalgaon for night stay as it is close from Ajanta caves and by this we will avoid unnecessary running to Aurangabad. Overnight at hotel in Jalgaon.
After breakfast, drive to Ajanta caves which is just 60 kms from Jalgaon. Please note that Ajanta Caves remain closed on every Monday. Here guest can visit to different caves to appreciate its sculpture art, mural paintings and understand the history of this UNESCO World Heritage site. We recommend to hire guide service to have comprehensive sightseeing. Their is no fort or palace in this place but it is a place where Buddhist monks use to do live and do spiritual practices. Later we will drive to Aurangabad. It is a well developed historical city with good tourism infrastructure like well connected airport, good number of hotel options, number of travel service providers, cab service providers thus suitable as arrival & departure point. Overnight at hotel in Aurangabad.
In this day of tour package, we will visit to UNESCO World Heritage site Ellora caves which is just 30 kms from Aurangabad city. Ellora caves remain closed on every Tuesday. Ellora caves are known for their magnificent sculpture art where artists have carved whole hillock. It is great example of imagination, creativity and sculpture work. Guide service is recommended here. If time left, do some shopping of silk items which is popular here. Overnight at hotel in Aurangabad.
It is the last day of tour package. Take departure from Aurangabad hotel to Aurangabad airport/railway station.