Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Arrive at Mumbai airport, meet our representative, and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and rest. You have the afternoon and evening free for personal activities. Explore local markets and restaurants at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
After breakfast, embark on a full-day city tour of Mumbai. Visit Marine Drive, Elephanta Caves (closed on Mondays), Gateway of India, Parliament House (exterior view), Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (exterior view), Dhobhi Ghat, Prince of Wales Museum (closed on Mondays), and Mani Bhawan. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai – Nashik (170kms)
After breakfast, drive to Nashik and check in at the hotel. Later, visit the Trimbakeshwar Temple and explore the Brahmagiri Fort, Gangadwar, and other local attractions. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Nashik – Shirdi - Aurangabad (170kms/)
Visit Shirdi, known for its spiritual significance and Sai Baba Temple. Continue to Aurangabad.
Day 5: Aurangabad – Ellora (36kms one way)
Explore Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, Ellora Caves, and Daulatabad Fort. Visit Bibi ka Maqbara.
Day 6: Aurangabad – Ajanta - Burhanpur (220kmsx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Burhanpur. Enroute visit Ajanta Caves (Monday closed). The Buddhist Caves of Ajanta were discovered by the British officers in 1819 while tiger hunting. Ajanta Caves were first mentioned in the writings of the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang who visited India between A.D 629 and 645. The Caves at Ajanta are older than those at Ellora, which date from about 200 B.C to 650 A.D. Thirty beautiful Buddhist Caves with mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depicting Buddha's life as well the lives of the Buddha in his previous births. Five of these Caves are Chaityas (Place of worship) while the other twenty-five are Viharas (monasteries). Ajanta Caves are divided in two categories based on two schools of Buddhist thought - Hinayana Caves and Mahayana Caves.
Continue drive to Burhanpur check in at hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 7: Burhanpur – Asirgarh - Omkareshwar - Maheshwar (175kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Founded in 1400 AD on the bank of the Tapti River, the historical city of Burhanpur was once the capital of the Mughal Kingdom. An important outpost of the Mughal s, Burhanpur was known as the gateway to southern India for its strategic location. Ruled by Shah Jahan for a very long period, it is one of the most beautiful symbols of Mughal architecture and Mughal grandeur. The magnificent mosques, tombs and palaces give you a sense of what Mughal life at its peak was like. Burhanpur’s glorious and rich past will leave you fascinated and engrossed, just like a child. Visit The Badshahi Qila, Dargah-e-Hakimi, Jama Masjid.
Later drive to Maheshwar via visiting Asirgarh Fort & Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.
Asirgarh Fort was constructed by Asa Ahir, in the Satpura Range on the apex of Satpura Mountain. Its height is about 259.1 meter from the base and from sea level 701 meter high. It is actually formed in 3 parts and every part has its specific name. "Asirgarh" is the first part, second part is "Kamargarh" and last third part is called "Malaygarh". Fort expands more than 60 acres area, There is a lord Shiva temple, a gurudwara & a mosque inside the grand fort. If we go by records, it can also be seen that the fort was never conquered by force.
Further drive to Omkareshwar home to one of the 12 jyotirlinga temples in the world. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is nestled in the Omkar mountain, an island in the middle of River Narmada. The temple has a large sabha mandap (prayer hall) standing on 60 brown huge stone pillars. The five storeys of the temple have different deities each and three prayer services are conducted in the temple everyday. While the morning prayer is done by the temple trust, the other two prayer meetings are held by the priests of the Holkar and Scindia states. The temple draws pilgrims in large numbers who also visit the nearby Mamleshwar temple. Taking a dip in the Narmada river before going inside the temple is considered auspicious. The ancient shivling in the temple is barricaded by a glass box to avoid destruction.
Continue drive to Maheshwar check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Maheshwar - Mandu - Indore (125km)
Visit Maheshwar Fort, then explore Mandu's historical sites. Drive to Indore.
Day 9: Indore - Mahakaleshwar - Bhopal (255kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to visit Mahakaleshwar Temple - one of the 12 jyotirlingas and among the most prominent temples in Ujjain, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The lingam (a symbolic representation of Lord Shiva) at Mahakaleshwar resides in a subterranean chamber and is believed to be swayambhu or self-manifested. The present temple is a five-storey structure and was constructed midway during the 18th century. Built in Bhumija, Chalukya and Maratha styles of architecture, the temple is an architectural marvel. Of note are its marble walkways that were restored in the latter half of the 19th century by the Scindias. Three floors of the building are occupied by lingams of Mahakalesvara, Omkaresvara and Nagachandresvara, respectively. The Nagachandresvara lingam is accessible for devotees only on the occasion of Naga Panchami. There is also a kunda (tank) in the premises called Koti Tirtha that has been built in the sarvatobhadra style. On the path from the stairs of the kunda to the temple you will come across several images of the original structure of the temple, reflecting its grandeur during the period of the Paramaras (9th and 14th centuries). Located near Rudra Sagar, the temple holds a special Bhasma Arti for which devotees gather here as early as 4 am. There is an enthusiastic vibe in the air and the lit diyas make for a stunning sight.
After sightseeing drive to Bhopal check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Bhopal - Bhimbetka & Bhojpur (45kms one way)
Explore the UNESCO-listed Bhimbetka rock shelters and Bhojpur's Shiva temple. Enjoy a city tour and boat ride in Upper Lake.
Day 11: Bhopal excursion to Sanchi & Udayagiri (50kms)
Visit the Buddhist Stupas at Sanchi and Udayagiri Caves. Return to Bhopal.
Day 12: Bhopal - Agra (Satabdi Train 1515/ 2111hrs)
Visit Bhoj Wetland in the morning. Then, take a train to Agra and check in at your hotel.
Day 13: Agra - Delhi (210kms)
Visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb. Drive to Delhi.
Day 14: Delhi
Explore Old Delhi landmarks like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Chandni Chowk. Visit Humayun Tomb, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, and drive through VVIP areas.
Day 15: Delhi - Departure (flight)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.