Day 1: Delhi/Agra (215 Km/4h00)
You are welcomed at the Delhi airport by the representative of our local agency and by your French-speaking guide to welcome you to India.
Then you take the route in the direction of Agra.
Upon arrival, you check in at the hotel.
In the late afternoon, you set out to discover the Taj Mahal. Vous découvrez alors ce haut lieu de l'art et de l'architecture Mughal. Luminous white marble mausoleum encrusted with semi-precious stones, it was built by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtazmahal and is considered the third wonder of the world...
Dinner Night at the hotel.
Day 2 : Agra / Bhopal : (By train)
After 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 Night at the hotel.
Day 3: Bhopal:
After breakfast, you will set out to discover the Buddhist monuments of Sanchi (times may vary depending on the Holi Festival), listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of splendid sculptures and represent the previous existences of Bouddha. Visit of the archaeological museum which displays interesting sculpted pieces discovered on the site. In Udayagiri, visit cave caves dedicated to Jain and Hindu cults. Free time to enjoy the town's bazaars, or your beautiful hotel. Dinner and Night at the hotel.
Day 4: Bhopal / Ujjain (190km / 3h30):
Après le petit-déjeuner, you take the route to Ujjain (3h30), a large saintly Hindu city imprinted with fervour. 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 Night at the hotel.
Day 5 : Ujjain / Amla (400km / 8hr)
After breakfast, you take the route towards the town of Amla.
Installation au fort privé of the local Raja and dinner.Night at the hotel.
Day 6 : Amla / Mandu (100km / 2h) :
After breakfast, you leave for Mandu.It is one of the main sites of the center of 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.Dinner and Night at the hotel.
Day 7 : Mandu / Maheshwar (3h) :
After 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 Ganesh on her knees. Promenade le long des ghats très animés jusqu'au palais built in the 16th century and adorned with rich sculptures. Visit of a saris weaving workshop, renowned throughout the country.Dinner and Night at the hotel.
Day 8 : Maheshwar (80km / 1h30) Omkareshwar (120km / 2h30)Burhanpur :
After breakfast, you go to Omkareshwar (3h), located at the confluence of Namada and Kaveri. 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 Night at the hotel.
Day 9 : Burhanpur / Ajanta (127km / 3h) / Aurangabad (96km / 2h20) :
After 3 hours of route, discover the caves of Ajanta, (Fermé Le Lundi). 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 of Aurangabad (2h20 route).Installation, dinner and night at the hotel.
Day 10 : Aurangabad :
This morning, after breakfast, you take the route to KhuladabadVisit Aurangzeb, Tomb of Mugha. On the road, you stop to visit itDaulatabad Fort.Dinner and Night at the hotel.
Day 11 : Aurangabad (Ellora) :
After breakfast, excursion to the famous cave temples of Ellora (Fermées Le Mardi). You and discover admirable tableaux de sculptures allegoriques rectraçant la légende dorée du buddhisme. Classified as World Heritage by Unesco, 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 Night at the hotel.
Day 12: Aurangabad / Nasik (190km / 4h):
After 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 Rama and his wife Sita, central characters of the Ramayana, were exiled.Visit des grottes de Pandu Lena aux sculptures raffinées.
Dinner and Night at the hotel.
Day 13 : Nasik / 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 night at the hotel.
Day 14 : Mumbai :
This morning, after breakfast, you set off to discover Dabbawala, an army of 5,000 people who deliver lunchboxes to more than 200,000 Indians per day at their workplaces and at home, offering traditional dishes et faits maisonsThen, passage to the Gandhi museum and the private house where the famous Mahatma Gandhi lived.On ne peut pas visitar Bombay sans faire un arrêt aux famous lavoirs de Dhobi Ghat. Here, nearly 10,000 dhobis (community of bleachers) wash, dry and repass all the linen of Bombay et ce, sous les chauds rays de soleil.To finish the day, you discover Dharavi, one of the biggest cities in India Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 15 : Mumbai :
After breakfast, departure by boat from Gateway of India (unless the sea is rough) towards the caves of Île d'Elephanta, (Fermées Le Lundi), 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.L'après-midi, tour de ville de l'une des cities d'Inde les most débordantes d'activités. You pass in front of the colonial buildings: the Regal Cinéma 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, celles des peintures et sculptures.Dinner and Night at the hotel.
Day 16: Mumbai / Goa (domestic flight):
After 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 into the hotel, that you can take advantage of your end of the day to relax and enjoy the beach. Dinner and Night at the hotel Day 17: Goa: After 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 Night at the hotel.
Day 18 : Goa / Delhi :
After breakfast, you relax on the beach of Goa before being transferred to the airport to take a flight to Delhi.Arriving in Delhi installation and night at the hotel.
Day 19 : Departure :
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to take your international return flight.