Malwa has a rich heritage of various rulers who have ruled over the region and have left their mark on it. Malwa and Magadh, they said, were the two most learned regions of the ancient world. Nimar on the other side is a sub region of Malwa and has the Narmada river flowing through it with the Vindhya and the Satpura mountains on its either side. Enjoy the culture and the geographical variety of this itinerary in this five day tour.
|4 Nights / 5 Days
|Indore to Indore
15 Mar 2024 to 19 Mar 2024
Step 1: A. Rs. 21,000 + 5% GST per person (Includes Air tickets issuance)
Arrive at Indore, the capital of Malwa region and the financial hub of Madhya Pradesh. You would be picked up by our tour leader and we would then proceed to the hotel for check-in and lunch. In the evening we will enjoy a local guided street food walk sampling some of Sarafa Bazaar's delicacies including Bhutte Ka Kees, Jalebo, and Garadu, and end it with a lovely Kulfi. Indore happens to be the cleanest city in India so even in a food street as busy as this, you would find trash only in the dustbins which are plenty in the whole city.
After a leisurely breakfast, we will visit some local sights check out, and head straight to the ancient temple town of Maheshwar on the shores of the Narmada. Visit the Narmada ghat and later a handloom unit to see the intricate art of weaving the famous Maheshwari Saree. Later visit the Ahilya Fort Museum where Ahilyabai Holkar lived in the later days of her life. After a late lunch, we will head to the Jhira Bagh Palace in Dhar, built by the Pawar dynasty of the Maratha rule and resurrected by the current owners passionately to welcome guests. Enjoy a stroll in the palace surroundings after tea.
After breakfast, we will head to Mandu which rests on a high plateau of the Vindhya Range. Upon Arrival, we experience a local lunch where we can try Dal-bati-Churma. We then have a guided tour of Mandu’s Afghan-style architectural sights including the Jahaz Mahal, Roopmati’s pavilion, and other important buildings. After lunch, we will proceed to Bagh, a village known for its Block print culture, where there would be an immersive block printing experience waiting to be had. Later after tea head back to Jhira Bagh via the Malwa Ghat.
Drive to Ujjain after a leisurely breakfast. Here we will first visit the renowned Batik cloth market followed by lunch and then a visit to the famous Ujjain temple corridor for the Kalbhairav Darshan(based on timing) and then witness the Shipra River Aarti – an enchanting experience more intimate than the Ganga Aarti of Varanasi. In the late evening, we proceed back to Jhira Bagh for Dinner.
After breakfast, we check out and proceed to Indore for our return flight or train back home. The checkout from Jhira Bagh Palace is arranged for flights post noon from Indore airport.
(Note: Children under 14 not allowed in Jhira Bagh Palace)
Effotel by Sayaji - Indore
Jhira Bagh Palace - Dhar
(Note:Children under 14 years of age are not allowed in Jhira Bagh Palace)
Tour cost applicable for 15th March departure.
|₹ 34,500/- + Railway or Airfare for an adult on twin sharing basis
|₹ 28,500/- +Railway or Air Fare for 3rd adult or child of 12 yrs & above in the same room.
|₹ 48,000/- + Railway or Air Fare for Single Occupancy
(5% GST will be added to the total tour cost)