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The Romantic Path

Day 01 - Arrival at New Delhi

Your journey to the land of splendor begins with your arrival at New Delhi, the capital of India. Here you will be received by our hosts and would experience a stay in luxury heritage hotel. If your air journey hasn't taken a toll and if your in-bound flight leaves you with spare time during the day of your arrival then a trip to the old city of Delhi is option. You will have your meals at the popular local restaurants.

Day 02 - Departure for Agra

This early morning you take the Shatabdi Express Train to Agra, a premier train of the Indian Railways. You will have breakfast while the train passes through the exotic ravines of India. During the journey you will witness the amazing landscape of India. On your arrival at Agra you will be taken to your hotel, The Taj Gateway. The Taj Group of Hotels is the finest group of hotels in India. After Breakfast you proceed to visit one of the most famous monuments of the world- The Taj Mahal

TAJ MAHAL
Taj Mahal, the pinnacle of Mughal architecture, was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658), in the memory of his queen 'Mumtaz Mahal'.

It took 17 years for the monument complex to be completed in 1648.

The visit to the Taj Mahal is followed by a visit to the old city of Fatehpur Sikri.

FATEHPUR SIKRI
Sikri an extension of the upper Vindhyan ranges is situated on the bank of a large natural lake, which has now mostly dried up. It is a pre-historic site and, with abundant water, forest and raw material, it was ideal for primitive man's habitation. Rock shelters with paintings exist on the periphery of the lake. Stone Age tools have been found in this area. Ochre Coloured Pottery (c. 2nd millennium B.C.) and Painted Grey Ware (c.1200-800 B.C.) have also been discovered from here

Day 03 - Departure for Gwalior

You depart by the early morning train to Gwalior. Gwalior is justly famous for at least three things: its imposing fort, The Royal Palace and the temples in the fort area.

Here you shall be staying at the Usha Kiran Palace a heritage luxury hotel in the palace arena. After breakfast you shall head for the Gwalior Fort.

Gwalior Fort
The Gwalior fort spreads out over an area of 3 square km, surrounded by concrete walls of sandstone. The Gwalior fort encloses three temples, six palaces and numerous water tanks. At a point of time Gwalior fort was regarded as North and Central India's most invincible fortress. The fort was built by Raja Man Singh Tomar in the 15th century. The fort of Gwalior has seen many ups and downs of history. In the course of almost five hundred years, the Gwalior fort went from one ruler to another.

Visit to Jai Vilas Palace Museum
Though the present Maharaja still lives in the palace, 35 of its rooms house the Scindia Museum, which displays royal memorabilia. The Museum boasts of a remarkable collection of artifacts, culled from all over the world. A crystal staircase winds its way up to the spectacular Durbar Hall. The arched ceiling, with stunning gold leaf work, carries two of the world's largest and most magnificent chandeliers which are covered with 56 kilograms of gold.

Day 04 Bhopal

This early morning you take the Shatabdi Express to Bhopal, a premier train of the Indian Railways. You will have breakfast while the train passes through the exotic ravines of Madhya Pradesh. During the journey you will witness the amazing landscape of Madhya Pradesh including hills and fields. You will have a snack before your train is due to reach Bhopal. On your arrival at Bhopal you will be taken to your hotel, The Jehan Numa Palace. The Jehan Numa is a 19th century palace and is a combination of British, Italian and Greek architecture.

Day 05 - Visit to Museum of Man

Today you wake up at leisure and we head towards Museum of Man. Here you will see the integrated story of the evolution of man and culture with special reference to India. You will see the richness and diversity of cultural patterns in India and its underlying unity. After the unique experience, you go to the old city to witness the heritage markets.

Day 06 - Ujjain

Your day starts early with a trip to the holy city of Ujjain. Ujjain is one of seven most holy places for Hindus in India. Ujjain is also one of the oldest cities in India, and has been known by many names. It's a major center for astronomical studies and Western astronomers knew it as "Arin". Lunch would be in Ujjain and on your return from the temple city you return to the fort to rest. In the evening, you have a 2 hours yoga and meditation session. The evening would be spent with local musicians.

DAY 07 - Sanchi

After breakfast you proceed to Sanchi, to see the Stupas, Monasteries, Temples and Pillars dating back to the 12th century AD. Sanchi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Packed lunch will be provided at the sight. After lunch you drive back to Bhopal and visit Bharat Bhawan, a centre for performing and visual art. In the evening you could go shopping at the state handloom store.

sanchi

DAY 08 Departure for Delhi

Today you take the afternoon train for New Delhi. Evening Tea and Dinner on board. You shall arrive at New Delhi and head for your hotel

DAY 09 - International Departure

Morning departure from Hotel to Airport for International Flight.

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