WORLD HERITAGE SITES TOURS OF INDIA
  Mumbai-Shirdi-Aurangabad-Mandu-Maheshwar-Omkareshwar-Indore-Ujjain-Sanchi-Orchha-Khajuraho-Gwalior-Agra-Jaipur-Delhi  
     
     
  Day 1 Arrive Mumbai  
     
 
On arrival met & assists by Nirvana's executive at Mumbai international airport. Mumbai - India's commercial capital, industrial powerhouse, busiest port, fashion capital, home to 'Bollywood' (India's Hollywood), world's biggest textile market - the list goes on and on. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. Afternoon go to visit Gateway of India and Elephanta Islands. Overnight stay is at hotel.
 
     
  Day 2 Mumbai  
     
 
After breakfast at hotel, full day guided city sightseeing of Mumbai including Crawford Market, the Afghan Church in Colaba and the Prince of Wales Museum, The Chowpatty Beach. Overnight is at hotel.
 
  Day 3  
     
  Mumbai-Shridi  
     
 
Breakfast at hotel, then proceed for Shirdi to visit Mahasamadhi temple of Sri Sai Baba. Thursday is marked by special pujas and darshan of the Sai Baba statue. Visit Dwarkamani Mosque where the Baba meditated and slept on alternate nights. Near the mosque, in a corridor is the dhuni or eternal flame that burns day and night. Other places of importance are the Gurusthan, the Kandoba Temple, Shani Mandir, Narsimha Mandir, Changdev Maharaj Samadhi and the Sakori. Overnight is at hotel.
 
     
     
  Day 4  
     
  Shridi-Aurangabad (130 kms/2 hrs)  
     
 
Enjoy breakfast at hotel and drive to Aurangabad. On arrival check-in to hotel for wash N change. Later half day guided sightseeing of Ellora Caves, where one can see Buddhist, Jain and Hindu shrines dating back to 4th to 9th century A.D. Evening back to Aurangabad. Overnight stay is at hotel.
 
     
     
  Day 5  
     
  Aurangabad-Mandu (330 kms/ 6 hrs)  
     
 
Have an early breakfast at hotel then drive for a guided visit to Ajanta Caves; the 30 odd Buddhist caves at Ajanta are full of sculptures and frescoes of life of Lord Buddha. Later proceed for Mandu, for all those who head straight for the hills for that elusive whiff of romance, let me say that Mandu is the perfect honeymoon destination. It is the city of love and delight; after all one of its most famous legends is the love story of Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. On arrival, check-in to hotel. Evening is at leisure to stroll in the romantic city, overnight stay at hotel.
 
     
     
     
  Day 6  
     
  Mandu-Indore  
     
 
After breakfast proceed for guided sightseeing of Mahaeshwar. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. In addition, Omkareshwar, the sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, 'Om', draws hundreds of pilgrims to this island. Later further proceed to Indore. Overnight is at hotel.
 
     
     
  Day 7  
     
  Indore-Ujjain  
     
 
Post breakfast proceed for Ujjain, situated on the banks of the river Shipra and has been regarded since times immemorial as sacred. On arrival, check-in to hotel. Later, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour. The belief in the sacredness of Shipra has its origins in the ancient Hindu mythological tale of churning of the Ocean by the Gods and the Demons. Evening come back to hotel for overnight stay.
 
  Day 8 Ujjain-Sanchi  
 
Breakfast at hotel followed by drive to Sanchi via Bhopal- Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh combines scenic beauty, historicity and modern urban planning. It is situated on the site of an 11th century city, Bhojapal, founded by Raja Bhoja. On arrival, check-in to hotel. Evening will be at Leisure. Overnight is at hotel.
 
     
  Day 9  
     
  Sanchi-Orchha  
     
 
After breakfast visit the world famous Stupas & Temple. Later drive to Orchha via Chanderi- Chanderi is surrounded by hills, lakes and forests, and there are several monuments of Bundela Rajputs and Malwa Sultans. On arrival at Orchha check-in to hotel for overnight stay.
 
     
  Day 10  
     
  Orchha-Khajuroho  
 
After breakfast at hotel a guided tour of Orrcha including Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxminarayan Temple and Chhatris (Cenotaphs). Later drive to kahjuraho. On arrival, check-in to hotel. Overnight stay is at hotel.
 
     
  Day 11  
     
  Khajuraho- Gwalior (270 kms/ 5 hrs)  
     
  Breakfast at hotel followed by guided sightseeing tour of Chandela dynasty temples famous for their spectacular sculptures and carvings. Visit the Northern, Eastern and Southern group of temples. Later drive to Gwalior. On arrival check-in to hotel for overnight stay.  
     
  Day 12 Gwalior  
     
 
Enjoy lazy breakfast at hotel. Later a half day guided tour of Gwalior including the Gwalior Fort, Teli-ka-Mandir, Sas-Bahu Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace and Tansen's Tomb. Evening will be at leisure, overnight is at hotel.
 
     
  Day 13  
     
  Gwalior-Agra (123 kms/ 2 hrs)  
     
 
After breakfast at hotel a visit to Sun Temple followed by drive to Agra- of world famous 'Taj Mahal' - 7th Wonder of the world. On arrival check-in to hotel, later enjoy half day guided visit of Agra City, visit Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-daulah (Baby Taj).
 
     
  Day 14  
     
  Agra-Jaipur (230 kms/ 4 hrs)  
 
Today be ready for Dawn view of Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shahjehan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. One can enjoy one of the best views of the Taj Mahal in less crowded and budding sun-light. Return to hotel for breakfast, later check-out & drive to Jaipur- Pink city, as it is popularly known, is the capital of Rajasthan and is perhaps the ideal city to begin a historical tour of Rajasthan. Enrout a guided visit to Fatehpur Sikri (45 kms)- was the capital city of Emperor Akbar between 1571 and 1584. Built with great attention to architectural details, this city, estqablished out of the twin villages of Fatehpur and Sikri is a feast for the eyes. On arrival check-in to hotel for overnoght stay.
 
     
  Day 15 Jaipur  
  Enjoy a royal breakfast at hotel, then guided excursion to the majestic Amber Fort - the erstwhile capital of the Kachwahas Rajputs before they moved to their newly built capital in Jaipur. This is the only fort where one can still go by the elephant back even today like a Maharaja. Evening will be at leisure for enjoying the real charm of this royal city to stroll in the local bazaars to see some handicrafts and artisans. Overnight is at hotel.  
     
  Day 16  
     
  Jaipur-Delhi (260 kms/ 5 hrs)  
     
  A relaxed breakfast at hotel followed by d rive to Delhi. On arrival, check-in to hotel. Later half day guided tour of New Delhi include Humanyun Tomb, Birla Mandir, Bahai Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President'' House and drive through Connaught Place. Evening, see Son-et-Lumerie at Red Fort (optional). Overnight is at hotel.  
     
  Day 17  
     
  Delhi-Back Home  
 
After breakfast, drive for half day city tour of historic cities of Delhi with an English speaking guide. The city where one can experience the influence of the many rulers who ruled this region, a city built and destroyed and re-built over seven times. The guided tour takes to the monuments that depict the different eras. The tour includes the magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid (Asia's largest mosque), Rajghat - the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi - the "Father of the Nation". Later transfer to Delhi international airport to board in flight for onward destination.