The heart of India

(19 Days / 18 Nights)


PRICE 2880 $ ( Based on 2 persons )

This trip reveals some sacred places, a lot of sightseeing inscribed on the World Heritage List, and romantic cities, witnesses of a glorious past. The genuine of the folk handicraft is everywhere, in the bazars loaded with smells and colorful textiles. This original and wealthy itinerary, following the exuberant Indian history, offers you a true cultural escape into the heart of Central India's cultural tapestry.


Day 01 : Delhi to Agra (215 Km/4h00) 

You are welcomed at the Delhi airport by the representative of our local agency or by your French-speaking guide to welcome you to India.

Then you take the route in the direction of Agra.

 In the late afternoon, you set out to discover the Taj-Mahal. Then you visit this Mughal Architecture Mecca. Luminous white marble mausoleum encrusted with semi-precious stones, it was built by the Mughal emperor Shah-Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz and is considered the third wonder of the world...

 Dinner followed by a luxurious hotel stay.


Day 02 : Agra to Bhopal (By train)

After having breakfast, you take the train to Bhopal. Installation in the hotel that overlooks the immense lake. Visit the Bhojpur temple which houses a huge monolithic lingam of more than five meters in circumference. At Bhimbekta, a World Heritage Site, you can discover cave paintings dating from the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods. 

Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel. 


Day 03 : Bhopal Exploration: 

After having breakfast, you will set out to discover the Buddhist monuments of Sanchi (times may vary depending on the Holi Festival), which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of splendid sculptures and represent the previous existences of Lord Bouddha.

Visit of the archaeological museum which displays interesting sculpted pieces discovered on the site. In Udayagiri, visit caves dedicated to Jain and Hindu cults.

In free time to enjoy the town's bazaars and return to your beautiful hotel and have delightful dinner. 


Day 04 : Bhopal to Ujjain (190KM /3h30):

After having breakfast, you take the route to Ujjain (3h30), a large saintly Hindu city imprinted with fervor. The sanctuary of the great temple of Mahakaleshwar contains one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of India, a manifestation of divine energy (heart of the sanctuary reserved for Hindus)Promenade sur les célèbres ghats where pilgrims gather. Stop at the observatory of Jai Singh II built in 1733.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. 


Day 05 :  Ujjain to Amla (400km/ 8hr)

 After having breakfast, you take the route towards the town of Amla.

Installation at the private hotel of the native Raja (king) and dinner.Stay overnight at the hotel.  


Day 06 :  Amla to Mandu (100km /2h):

After having breakfast, you leave for Mandu.It is one of the main sites of the central India. From its troubled past, the ghost town has preserved grandiose testimonies and possesses one of the most prestigious collections of Afghan architecture in India.

Visit the main monuments, the huge Jama Masjid(mosque) dating from the 15th century, the mausoleum of Hoshang Shah, the palace of Prince Baz Bahadur and the romantic pavilion of Rupmati.These sites offer insights into the historical and architectural richness of the region.

Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel.  


 Day 07 : Mandu to Maheshwar (3h) : 

After having breakfast, you take the route to Maheshwar (3h), a legendary city-temple mentioned in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata located on the banks of the Narmada (one of India's sacred rivers).

Visit the finely crafted temples where you discover the curious and endearing marble image of the goddess Parvati holding the infant Lord Ganesh on her knees. Walk along the lively ghats to the palace built in the 16th century and adorned with rich sculptures.Visit of a saris weaving workshop, renowned throughout the country.

Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel. 


Day 08 :  Maheshwar (80km /1h30) Omkareshwar (120km/ 2h30)Burhanpur :

 After having breakfast, you go to Omkareshwar (3h), located at the confluence of Namada and Kaveri rivers. A boat excursion is offered to discover the temples. You then return to Burhanpur where you visit the Sikh temple Gurudwara Badi Sangat, the great mosque Jama Masjid and the Mughal palace. 

Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.


 Day 09 : Burhanpur to Ajanta (127km /3h) to Aurangabad (96km / 2h20) : 

After 3 hours of route, discover the caves of Ajanta, (Closed on Mondays). The site is considered one of the jewels of Buddhist sculpture and painting. Suspended on the side of hills between heaven and earth, cut in the steep wall of the gorges of the Baghora River, the caves present an ensemble of splendid frescoes, the oldest of which date back to the 2nd century BC.

After lunch, you take the direction towards Aurangabad (2h20).

Installation, dinner and stay overnight at the hotel. 


Day 10 : Aurangabad Exploration

This morning, after having breakfast, you head toward Khuladabad to visit Aurangzeb’s tomb (a Mughal emperor). On the way you visit Daulatabad Fort.

Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.  


Day 11 : Aurangabad- Exploring The Ellora Caves

 After having breakfast, excursion to the famous cave temples of Ellora (Closed Tuesdays). You discover admirable paintings of allegorical sculptures retracing the golden legend of Buddhism.Classified as the UNESCO World Heritage, these caves constitute the jewel of the rock architecture of the Deccan.Ascension to the fortress of Daulatabad which offers a magnificent panorama and discovery of the impressive monolith temple of Kailashnatha. Coup d'œil au mausolee Bibi-Ka-Maqbara built in 1679, a modest replica of the Taj Mahal.

 Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.


 Day 12 : Aurangabad to Nasik (190km / 4h):

After having breakfast, you take the route to Nasik (4h), a sacred city located on the banks of the Godavari, nicknamed the Ganges of the Deccan.

It is here that Lord Rama and his wife Sita, central characters of the Ramayana, were exiled.

Visit the Pandu Lena caves with their refined sculptures

Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel.


Day 13 : Nasik to Mumbai (180km / 4h): 

Early in the morning, following the flow of pilgrims, you set out to discover (outside) the main temples of the city, the ghats and the great ablution basin.You take the route to Mumbai (4h). 

Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.


 Day 14 : Mumbai: The City that Never Sleeps             

Begin the morning with breakfast before embarking on a fascinating exploration of the Dabbawalas, a workforce of 5,000 individuals who deliver lunchboxes to over 200,000 people across workplaces and homes, providing traditional homemade dishes.

Next, visit the Gandhi museum and the private residence where the revered Mahatma Gandhi lived, an essential stop to understand his life and legacy.

No visit to Mumbai is complete without a stop at the famous Dhobi Ghat, where nearly 10,000 dhobis, a community of laundry workers, wash, dry, and press all of Mumbai's linen under the warm rays of the sun.

Conclude the day with a visit to Dharavi, recognized as the largest and most densely populated slum area globally, offering insight into its vibrant community and unique way of life.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel wrap up the day's explorations.


Day 15 : Mumbai : 

After having breakfast, departure by boat from Gateway of India (unless the sea is rough) towards the caves of Elephanta Island, (Closed Mondays), a beautiful rock ensemble dating from the 7th and 8th centuries. You and discover in particular the representations of the three aspects of the god Shiva.In the afternoon, city tour of one of the most activity-filled cities in India.

You pass in front of the colonial buildings: the Regal Cinema in Art Deco style, the Saint Thomas cathedral, the Victoria station and the Crawford market, the largest in Bombay. If time permits (according to boat connections), visit the main rooms of the beautiful museum of the Prince of Wales, those of paintings and sculptures.

Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel. 


Day 16 : Mumbai to Goa (by domestic flight):

After having breakfast, you take the plane to Goa, a Portuguese enclave and former witness of the spice race. From the moment you arrive, you have a glimpse of Goa, a small state with ideal climate. You will find fabulous beaches, a charming people, delicious food, fortresses perched on the hills, small whitewashed churches and imposing cathedrals dating from the Portuguese era.

 It's in the afternoon, after you've checked in the hotel, that you can take advantage of your end of the day to relax and enjoy the beach. 

Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel    


Day 17 : Goa

After having breakfast, your morning is dedicated to visiting the old town and its churches.

You are free all afternoon to fully enjoy these magnificent beaches.

 Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel.  


Day 18 : Goa to Delhi 

After having breakfast, you relax on the beach of Goa before being transferred to the airport to take a flight to Delhi.

Arriving in Delhi and installation and stay overnight at the hotel. 


Day 19 : Departure 

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to take your international return flight. 



  • Accommodation ( hotel Heritage or 4*) in a “double” room, breakfasts & dinners included.
  • Air-conditioned car with parking fees, gasoline, road taxes, and tolls.
  • Experienced English-speaking driver (his accommodation, meals).
  • English - speaking guide for the whole circuit.
  • Entrance to temples, museums, monuments.
  • Boat trip to Mumbai and Omkareshwar.
  • Domestic flight (Mumbai – Goa ).
  • Train (Agra – Bhopal )
  • Assistance 24 h/24 d’une équipe de Passion !ndia



  • Round-trip international flights.
  • Visa, assistance and repatriation insurance.
  • Lunches.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Drinks / Camera and Video.
  • Tip.
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