Tour Code

PP0309

Tour Name

World Heritage Sanchi and Bhimbetka (2N/3D)

Dates

Choose your own dates

Duration

2 Nights/3 Days

Start

Bhopal 12:00PM

Finish

Bhopal 06:00PM

Group Size

Max 10, Avg 8

Level of activity

Easygoing


- Bhopal
- Sanchi (World Heritage Site)
- Udaygiri Caves
- Bhojpur
- Bhimbetka (World Heritage Site)


Hotel

Bhopal (2 Nights)


Transport

Non a/c car/van


Included

- Accommodation in twin share
- 2 vegetarian breakfasts
- Airport/rail station pickup & drop
- Transportation
- Site seen starts 08:30AM
- Site seen ends 09:00PM
- Check-in/Check-out 12:00PM
- Taxes

Excluded

- Meals and bottled Water
- Drinks and beverages
- Gratuities and tips
- Monuments/park entry fees
- Safari and boating
- Camera charges, guide charges
- Laundry and phone calls
- All personal expenses
- Visa fees and Air fare
- Travel Insurance
- Medical cost
- Toll tax/Parking
- Vehicle and driver entry fees

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World Heritage Sanchi and Bhimbetka (2N/3D)

Bhopal - Sanchi - Udaygiri - Bhojpur - Bhimbetka - Bhopal

Heritage is our legacy from the past. Our cultural and natural heritages are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located. Witness the World Heritage and help in protection and conservation of these sites.

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Day 1: Bhopal
Tour starts form Bhopal, the city of lakes. You will be picked up from the location of your choice in Bhopal and transferred to the hotel.

A half-day site seen is arranged in Bhopal. Bhopal city is also referred to as the City of Lakes because of the two beautiful lakes. The city has immense archaeological, historical and political importance attached to it. The origin of the city dates back to the eleventh century when Raja Bhoj founded the Bhojpal City. However the Bhopal of today was built during the eighteenth century by Dost Mohammed.

The site seen in Bhopal includes the visit to Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind) and Bharat Bhawan.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind) is a unique museum situated on a prehistoric site and the only museum in the world scattered with numerous prehistoric painted rock shelters. The cultural diversity and religion of India's tribes is highlighted in the museum. Tribal Habitat is an open-air exhibit; an entire fishing village has been replicated featuring Coastal Village with a Kerala snake boat, Desert Village from Rajasthan as well as a Himalayan Village. The museum is created in about 80 hectares of undulating land on the bank of upper lake of Bhopal.

In a short distance from the museum is the Bharat Bhawan, a complex that carters to an array of art forms, comprises a museum for the arts, an art gallery, a workshop for fine arts, a repertory theatre, indoor and outdoor auditoria, rehearsal rooms and libraries of Indian poetry and classical and folk music. It is designed by the renowned architect Charles Correa.

You will be staying in Bhopal tonight.

Day 2: Bhopal - Sanchi - Udaigiri - Bhopal
This morning you will be visiting the Sanchi Stupas. After breakfast, we will hit the road in the morning heading towards Sanchi. On the way to Sanchi, you will pass through the town of Dewanganj, Salamatpur and other small villages.

Sanchi is 46 kms north east of Bhopal. It is unique for having the most perfect and well-preserved Buddhist stupas. The remains of Buddhist saints Sariputra and Mahamodgilya are also preserved here. The holy relics are displayed once a year, particularly, on the last Sunday of November during the annual Chetiyagiri Vihar festival.

Make sure you have enough film roles for the camera and the batteries of your digital cameras are fully charged, as you are about to witness a mesmerizing piece of Buddhist art.

After Sanchi, you will visit Udaygiri caves, about 15 kms from Sanchi, close to the town of Vidisha. Udaygiri caves are rock-cut cave shrines, dating from 320-600 A.D.

You will come back to Bhopal in the evening and staying in Bhopal tonight.

Day 3: Bhopal - Bhojpur - Bhimbetka - Bhopal
This morning you will be visiting the Bhimbetka. After breakfast, we will hit the road heading towards Bhimbetka.

Bhimbetka is a World Heritage Site and is situated south of Bhopal. This is the site of the second oldest cave paintings in the World. The location is beautiful, along the Satpura range of mountains. The area around the caves is forested, which adds to the natural beauty. The Bhimbetka rock shelters exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India; its Stone Age rock paintings are approximately 9,000 years old, making them among the worlds oldest.

On the way, we will stop over to see Bhojpur temple. The tiny village of Bhojpur is situated on the bank of river Betwa. Bhojpur is famous for remains of magnificent Shiva Temple and Cyclopean dam dated 1010-53 A.D.

At Bhojpur, you can walk through the large boulders to reach the Betwa river and enjoy the rustic settings on the bank of river. Also, at a short walk form Bhojeshwar Temple, there is a Jain shrine containing 2 figures of Parsvanath and a colossal statue of Mahavira, 20 feet high.

You will return to Bhopal in the evening.

Tour concluded in Bhopal.

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