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DAY 01: Arrive Delhi

Falcon Tours and TravelsMeet and Greet on arrival at Delhi and transfer to Hotel. Check in to the hotel and freshen up. Depending on your arrival to Delhi, half day sightseeing, visit to Humayun's Tomb - The Tomb was built by Humayun's widowed Queen Haji Begum, in the 16th century AD. Architecturally the forerunner of the Taj Mahal, it stands in Nizamuddin which shows the Mughal architecture at its best. Qutub Minar - The Qutub Minar made of red sandstone rising to the height of 72.5mts is an architectural marvel of the 13th century. Also a must is the visit to Ashoka Pillar dating back to the 5th century. Though made of iron it has with stood the weathers of time. A very interesting belief is assigned to this pillar- Stand with your back to the pillar, and if you can hold your hands around it, then make a wish and it will surely come true. India Gate - India Gate is a majestic high arch, 42 meters high, built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in the World War I. Beneath it burns an eternal flame. From the base of the arch one can get a good view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Return back to hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 02: Delhi / Gwalior (By Train)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Delhi Railway Station to board your train to Gwalior - The entire city is a visual and aesthetic feast, for the builders of Gwalior were great architects. Take a walk through the streets of the city and you will discover old havelis with exquisitely carved doorways and windows; at almost every street crossing you will find statues of the Scindia family. Museums and art galleries are treasure houses and beautifully maintained palaces give the city its inimitable regal flavor.
On arrival at Gwalior Railway Station, transfer to hotel and check in to the hotel and freshen up. Later on proceed for half day sightseeing, visit to The Gwalior fort - The most domination and impressive centre-piece of the city stands atop the massive sandstone hill and can be seen from miles away. The historic fort which was one of the most difficult to gain has witnessed many a battles to possess it. Among the memorable battles was the one fought between Rani Laksmi Bai of Jhansi and the British East India Company in 1857, Jal Vilas Palace and Museum - The residence of the royal Scindia family, part of which has been converted in to a museum displays a collection of royal memorabilia which includes the clothes, furniture a battery operated silver train that was used to carry drinks and fruits to the dinning table in state dinners, Teli-ka-Mandir - The temple built in the ninth century in Dravidian form is the oldest in the fort. Some believed it was built in the telangana style while others say it was built by oil merchant and hence got its name "Teli" from them. A Garuda can be seen on top of the 10 meter high doorway. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 03: Gwalior / Shivpuri / Gwalior (112 Kms Each Way)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, proceed for day excursion to Shivpuri. On arrival at Shivpuri, sightseeing, visit to Chhatris - Set in a formal Mughal garden, with quiet nooks under flowering trees, intersected by pathways with ornamental balustrades and illuminated by Victorian lamps, is the complex in which the cenotaphs of the Scindias are set, Madhav Vilas Palace - Standing upon a natural eminence, the elongated rose-pink summer palace of the Scindias is a fine example of colonial architecture. The 'Mahal' as it is called, is remarkable for its marble floors, iron columns, graceful terraces and the Ganpati Mandap, Sakhya Sagar Boat Club - Edging the forests of the Madhav National Park is the Sakhya Sagar Lake, habitat of a variety of reptiles. Seen here are the Marsh Crocodile or Mugger, Indian Python and the Monitor Lizard. On the shores of the lake and connected to it by a broad pier is a Boat Club, an airy, delicate structure with glass panels. Return back to Gwalior and overnight.

DAY 04: Gwalior / Orchha (140 Kms / 03 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed Orchha - had the distinction of being the capital of one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of Central India, the Bundela dynasty. The architectural splendor of the monuments in Orchha reflects the glory of its rulers. The word Orchha means 'hidden' and this name was given at the time when the Tughlaqs, who were ruling Delhi in the 15th century, pushed the Bundelkhand rajas out of Garkhundar forcing them to retreat to distant Orchha. On arrival at Orchha, check in to a hotel and freshen up.  Later on visit to Raja Mahal - The Palace was constructed by Madhukar Shah who succeeded Bir Singh Deo. It is one among the oldest historical monuments in the fort arena, The Raja Mahal or the King's Palace is famous for its chhatris or cenotaphs and the exquisite murals on the interiors, The Laxminarayan Temple - The temple sits on a hill north west to the village Orchha. The temple contains the most exquisite paintings of the 17th and 19th century, but still, even today the colors appear as vibrant and fresh as at the time of making, The Phool Bagh Garden - The walled Phool Bagh gardens, a cool summer retreat beside the Palki Mahal, stand memorial to Dinman Hardol son of Bir Singh Deo who died to prove his innocence to his elder brother Jhujhar. Return back to the hotel an overnight.

DAY 05: Orchha / Khajuraho (180 Kms / 04 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Khajuraho - which has lent its name to a complex of exquisite Hindu and Jain temples, is a small town located amidst the forested plains of Bundelkhand in north-central Madhya Pradesh. The beautiful temples that dot Khajuraho are believed to have been built by the mighty Chandela rulers in the 9th and 10th century AD. The engravings on these temples are highly sensual and erotic that depicts in graceful forms intimate scenes of the whole range of human emotions and relationships.
On arrival at Khajuraho, check in to a hotel and freshen up. The temples of Khajuraho are divided into three geographical groups Western, Eastern and Southern. Visit to The Western Group Side situated opposite the Government of India Tourist Office, has 14 temples. The Chaunsath Yogini, Lalguan Mahadev, Parvati, Varaha, Matangesvara, Lakshmana, Vishvanath and Nandi, Chitragupta, Devi Jagdamba and Kandariya Mahadeo temples belong to this group. Later on wait for The Light and Sound Show on the Western Group of temples complex the reminds the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and mark out the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. The 50-minute fascinating show in English starts at 06:30 PM and in Hindi it is at 07:30 PM Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 06: Khajuraho

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing, visit to The Eastern Group, 2.4 km from the Tourist Office, consists of seven temples (four Jain and three Hindu). The Parsvanath, Adinath, Shantinath, and Ghantai temples belong to the Jains while the Vamana, Javari and Brahma are Hindu temples. The Southern Group, about 5 km from Khajuraho, contains the Chaturbhuj and Duladeo temples. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 07: Khajuraho / Bandhavgarh National Park (270 Kms / 7 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Bandhavgarh National Park - is spread at Vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh National Park consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. On arrival at Bandhavgarh National Park, check in to a wild life resort and lunch. Later in the afternoon, proceed for a Jeep Safari in to Bandhavgarh National Park for wildlife viewing. Return back to the wildlife resort. Evening campfire and dinner. Overnight.

DAY 08: Bandhavgarh National Park

Falcon Tours and TravelsEarly morning wake up call with Coffee / Tea and proceed for Elephant Safari to wildlife view. Return back to the resort and breakfast. Rest of the day until lunch time free to relax or use resort facilities / activities. After Lunch proceed for a Jeep Safari in to Bandhavgarh National Park for wildlife viewing. Return back to the wildlife resort. Evening campfire and dinner. Overnight.

DAY 09: Bandhavgarh National Park / Kanha National Park (260 Kms / 7 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsEarly morning wake up call with Coffee / Tea and proceed for Jeep Safari to wildlife view. Return back to the resort and breakfast. After breakfast, check out of the resort and proceed to Kanha National Park - is one of the India’s finest tiger reserves. It is spread more than 940 sq km in a horse shoe shaped valley bound by the spurs of the Mekal range the park presents a varies topography. Kanha national park is more famous for its wildlife, the natural beauty of its landscape is just as fascinating. One of the best locations to enjoy that bounty is Bammi Dadar, also known as the sunset point. On arrival at Kanha National Park, check in to the Wildlife Resort. Freshen up and lunch. Later in the afternoon, proceed for a Jeep Safari in to Kanha National Park for wildlife viewing. Return back to the wildlife resort. Evening campfire and dinner. Overnight.

DAY 10: Kanha National Park

Falcon Tours and TravelsEarly morning wake up call with Coffee / Tea and proceed for Elephant Safari to wildlife view. Return back to the resort and breakfast. Rest of the day until lunch time free to relax or use resort facilities / activities. After Lunch proceed for a Jeep Safari in to Kanha National Park for wildlife viewing. Return back to the wildlife resort. Evening campfire and dinner. Overnight.

DAY 11: Kanha National Park / Jabalpur (170 Kms / 5 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsEarly morning wake up call with Coffee / Tea and proceed for Jeep Safari to wildlife view. Return back to the resort and breakfast. After breakfast, check out of the resort and proceed to Jabalpur. On arrival at Jabalpur, check in to the hotel and freshen up. Later on proceed for sightseeing, visit to the Madan Mahal Fort - was built in 1116 by the famous Gond king Madan Shah. The fort, situated on a hilly terrain to the west of the city, provides a picturesque view of the nearby areas, Rani Durgavati Museum - houses a number of sculptures dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries. The museum also has letters and photographs relating to Mahatma Gandhi besides models and photographs depicting the Gond people, Marble Rocks - Known locally as Bheraghat, this gorge on the Narmada River lies 22 km west of Jabalpur. The gleaming white rocks with dark green volcanic seams rise as much as 30 meters on both side of the river Narmada. On full moon nights the rocks offer a wonderful sight. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 12: Jabalpur / Pachmarhi (225 Kms / 6 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Pachmarhi - This vantage viewing point marks the place from where Pachmarhi was discovered by Captain Forsyth in 1857. The British developed Pachmarhi as a resort and their influence is embodied in its churches and colonial architecture. On arrival at Pachmarhi Hill Station, check in to the hotel and lunch. Later on sightseeing, visit to Jamuna Prapat (Bee Fall) - A spectacular fall in the stream which provides drinking water to Pachmarhi. The bathing pools above the fall are very popular, Handi Khoh - Pachmarhi's most impressive ravine has a 300 feet high precipice and dramatically steep sides, Rajat Prapat (Big Fall) - Those seeking adventure will find it in this ten-minute walk over rocks and boulders from Apsara Vihar to the top of Rajat Prapat, the 'big fall'. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 13: Pachmarhi / Bhopal (210 Kms / 6 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Bhopal - Situated in the midst of two artificial lakes, Bhopal, the city of lakes is one among the famous tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh. Located on a slope in the Malwa Plateau, the city is a naturally blessed with woody forests, majestic hills and vibrant landscapes. Besides these natural bliss, the man made lakes, reflect the twinkling lights of city at night, which is a sight to be worth watching. On arrival at Bhopal, check in to the hotel and lunch. Later on half day sightseeing, visit to Moti Masjid - Architecturally akin to Delhi's Jama Masjid, this imposing mosque was built by Sikander Jehan, daughter of Kudsia Begum, Shaukat Mahal and Sadar Manzil - Situated at the entrance to the Chowk area in the heart of the walled city, Shaukat Mahal is an architectural curiosity. Its mixture of styles in Occidental idioms sets it apart from the predominantly Islamic architecture of the area, Taj-ul-Masajid - is one of the largest mosques in Asia, built by Nawab Shahjehan Begum around a courtyard with a large tank in the centre and with an imposing double storeyd gate-way with 4 recessed archways and 9 imposing cusped multifoiled openings in the main prayer hall, Upper and Lower Lakes - The Upper Lake is divided from the Lower Lake by an over bridge. M. P. Tourism's Boat Club on the Upper Lake provides facilities for exciting trips by sail, paddle and motor boats. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 14: Bhopal / Sanchi / Bhopal (46 Kms Each Way)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, proceed for day excursion to Sanchi - stands in testimony to the golden Buddhist age of Emperor Ashoka. Today Sanchi is synonymous to the masterpieces of Buddhist art revealed in the age-old Stupas, monasteries, temples, and monolithic pillars. The monuments of Sanchi were built way back during the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD. On arrival local sightseeing, visit to Great Stupa No. 1 - The oldest stone structure in India. 36.5 mts in diameter and 16.4 mts high, with a massive hemispherical dome, the stupa stands in eternal majesty, the paved procession path around it worn smooth by centuries of pilgrims, The Eastern Gateway - Depicts the young prince, Gautama leaving his father's palace on his journey towards enlightenment and the dream his mother had before his birth, The Ashoka Pillar - Lies close to the Southern gateway of the Great Stupa, and is one of the finest examples of the Ashoka pillar and is known for its aesthetic proportions and exquisite structural balance, The Buddhist Vihara - The sacred relics of the Satdhara Stupa, a few km away from Sanchi, have been enshrined in a glass casket on a platform in the inner sanctum of his modern monastery. Return back to Bhopal and overnight.

DAY 15: Bhopal / Delhi (By Flight / Train)

Morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Bhopal Airport / Bhopal Railway Station to Delhi and continue with your onward journey. Tour Ends.

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