The Malwa Plateau sits in the shadows of the Vindhyas and is home to a mix of cultures from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. Though our trip is limited to Madhya Pradesh, many things will remind you of the three adjoining states. Indore, its commercial capital, and the street food capital of India, and Ujjain its cultural capital make up the core of our Malwa Experience.
|Days||4 Nights / 5 Days|
|From||Indore to Indore|
Step 1: Rs. 10,500 (incl GST) per person + Air / Train Fare at the time of booking.
Arrive at the Indore airport and proceed to the hotel for check-in (post-noon only). Indore is the cleanest city in India and is famous for its rich cultural heritage.
Today we will visit the Lal Bagh Palace, built by Holkar rulers and inhabited by their descendants till 1978. Next, we will witness the lighting of the Raj Wada palace in Sarafa Bazaar. Sarafa Bazaar is famous for its street food, therefore, we’ll enjoy a local guided street food walk along with dinner. Pohe Jalebi, Bhutte Ka Kees, Garadu Chaat are a few of the delicacies that we'll try.
Overnight at the hotel in Indore.
After breakfast, we will drive to Ujjain (54 km, 1 - 2 hours), and reach in time for a local lunch of daal-baati. Ujjain is primarily a temple town, but we’ll explore the city from an art and culture point of view. Behrugarh village is known as the only Batik textile printing village in India. We’ll visit a few workshops and learn about their process and techniques.
The next stop will be to India’s only Kaal Bhairav temple where liquor is offered to the idol of Shiva.
Later we will head towards the Kshipra River for evening aarti. This is the day's highlight as there is something magical about seeing the entire atmosphere lit up by a thousand diyas.
Dinner and overnight stay in Indore.
After breakfast, we will drive to Mandu (98 km, 2 - 3 hours). On the way, if it’s possible, we will stop at a wheat farm and speak to the farmers.
In Mandu, we will first go on a guided tour of the Jahaz Mahal complex. The monuments in Mandu are strategically perched on a hill to give the rulers an advantage against the enemy. There are many Darwajas with their histories, we’ll exit through one of these.
In the evening, head to Maheshwar (39 km, 1 - 2 hours). Dinner and overnight stay in Maheshwar.
In the morning, you will have the option to visit Omkareshwar. Those who opt to stay behind can join the heritage walk that takes you around Ahilya Fort, the cenotaph complex, and some of the temples on the ghat.
After lunch, we will visit Ahilya school and the Rehwa Society to shop for Maheshwari sarees and learn their weaving techniques. Late afternoon, we visit the villages of Bothu and Naodatodi across the river. During sunset, you can take a boat ride to Baneshwar temple, situated in the middle of the river. You will have your evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Ahilya Fort Hotel in Maheshwar.
After breakfast, we will drive back to Indore airport to board the flight back to Mumbai.
Indore - Hotel Effotel by Sayaji or similar
Maheshwar - Ahilya Fort Hotel
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We invite Solo travellers to join this experience and we will find a same-sex roommate for you. However, if you want your own space at the end of the day, then a single supplement would be applicable.