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Sanchi Tour


Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Bhopal - Sanchi - Jalgaon - Aurangabad - Mumbai

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Begin your Tour. Arrive into Delhi Welcome to Vardhman's "Sanchi Tour"!On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight: Hotel

Day 02: Delhi - Bhopal
This morning after breakfast proceed on a city tour of Delhi.
Combined city tour of Old & New Delhi.Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.Later in the evening transfer to Delhi Railway Station to catch overnight train for Bhopal.Overnight: Hotel

Day 03: Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhopal
Arrive Bhopal Railway Station and you will be transferred to your hotel by our representative. Relax for a while and later leave for an excursion to Sanchi and Bhimbhetka Caves. Sanchi: The 'Great Stupa' at Sanchi was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the third century BCE. Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of the Buddha. It was crowned by the chatra, a parasol-like structure symbolising high rank, which was intended to honour and shelter the relics.Bhimbhetka Caves: Bhimbetka Caves - situated 46 km south of Bhopal, in Madhya Pradesh - has one of the oldest prehistoric paintings of the world. The paintings is these rock shelters are similar to the aboriginal rock paintings in the outback of Australia, the cave paintings of the Bushmen in Kalahari Desert and the Paleolithic Lascaux cave paintings in France.

These caves belong to the Neolithic Age. Hidden amid forests of teak and sal in the craggy cliffs, these 1,000 rock shelters are recognized by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. Most of the paintings here depict the life and times of the different people who lived in these caves. Because of the natural red and white pigments, which the painters used, the colors have been remarkably well preserved. Paintings depict everyday life and the animals found in the forests nearby - from wild buffalo, rhinoceros, bears and tigers to hunting scenes, childbirth, community dancing and drinking, religious rites and burials. The oldest paintings are believed to be 12,000 years old whereas some of the geometric figures date as recently as the medieval period. By late evening, come back to the hotel and overnight stay. Overnight: Hotel

Day 04: Bhopal - Jalgaon
Early morning transfer to railway station to catch train for Jalgaon. Jalgaon (?????) is a city in western India, to the north of the Maharashtra state in Jalgaon District, which itself is located on the northern Deccan Plateau. Jalgaon is near the world famous Ajanta Caves and is one of the key attraction places for tourists all around the World.After arriving there, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our representative. Freshen up a bit and then proceed for a tour of Ajanta Caves. Ajanta Caves are 106 kms from Aurangabad and date back to the 2nd century BC. The 30 rock hewn caves are adorned with Buddhist sculpture and the frescoes portray in epic form the religious and secular life through eight centuries. By late evening, drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay.Overnight: Hotel

Day 05: Jalgaon - Aurangabad
Early morning, drive to Aurangabad. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Later proceed for an excursion to Ellora Caves and Aurangabad Caves. Proceed for an excursion to the Ellora Caves, another World Heritage Site. Visit the 34 Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples, and Jainism shrines carved from solid rock. These caves date back to the 4th and 9th century and the magnificent Kailash Temple marks the highlight of the day trip. En route, you can also stopover at the 12th century Daulatabad Fort and check out the lesser known but equally mesmerizing Aurangabad Caves (Buddhist monasteries showcasing influence of Tantric art and architectural style from the 2nd and 6th centuries). Aurangabad Caves are artificial caves, dug out of the rather soft rock during the 6th and 7th century. This caves are found on two separate locations, called Western Group Caves (caves 1-5) and Eastern Group Caves (caves 6-10), about 1km from each other. Each group has five caves. The architecture and iconography is influenced by Tantric Hinduism.Later in the evening, return to the hotel to stay overnight.Overnight: Hotel

Day 06: Aurangabad - Mumbai
Early morning transfer to the airport to catch flight for Mumbai. On arrival proceed for a short sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the Gateway of India, Juhu Beach and Prince of Wales Museum. In the evening transfer to international airport to catch a flight back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of your tour excorted by Vardhman Vacations.END OF OUR SERVICES


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