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In the footsteps of the Mughals

The Mughal Empire is world-famous for the Taj Mahal. For a long time, central India resisted this empire. In the 17th century, the Mughal Empire expanded into the Deccan. They transformed the region.

Follow in the footsteps of the Mughals with this unique tour.

From 1490 euros per person

15 days in the footsteps of the Moghuls / 14 nights

Tour: Mumbai- Indore- Mandu-Maheshwar-Bhuranpur- Ajanta- Ellora- Aurangabad

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Itinerary summary
In the footsteps of the Mughals

Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai, welcome and check-in at hotel.

Day 2: Flight to Indore. Overnight visit

Day 3: Visit the city’s monuments

Day 4: Discover the town of Mandu

Day 5: Visit Maheshwar

Day 6: Head for Omekareshwar temple

Day 7: Head for Burhanpur. Visit Asirgath Fort

Day 8: Visit Burhanpur

Day 9: Head for Ajanta. Visit and overnight in Undangaon village

Day 10: Visit to Vetawadi fort and Anwa temple.

Day 11: Discover the Ajanta caves

Day 12: Visit the 2 Capitals

Day 13: Visit Aurangabad

Day 14: Discover the Ellora caves

Day 15: Return to Mumbai

15 days to understand the Mughal Empire

The Mughal Empire was the most powerful in India between the 16th and 18th centuries. Its great emperors left us a considerable legacy. Most of this legacy is to be found in northern India. The cities of Agra and Delhi are brimming with buildings constructed under the Moguls. This is because it wasn’t until Shah Jahan that the Mughal Empire conquered central India. We suggest you take a look at a different story from the well-known one in northern India.

The Madhya Pradesh tour

For 15 days, you’ll follow in the footsteps of the Mughals. You’ll discover unique places and two former capitals of the empire. You’ll see where the Taj Mahal might have been. Finally, you’ll understand how this empire changed the history of the Deccan.

To achieve this, we offer you an exceptional 15-day tour of central India. After arriving in Mumbai, you’ll head straight for Indore. This very modern city will amaze you. It’s famous for its night market and food stalls. The next day, we’ll visit the city’s various palaces and exceptional temples. We then head for Mandu. This small village was the scene of major confrontations between the Mughal Empire and its adversaries. It is now a pleasant village to visit, with many monuments. We will spend the night in Maheshwar, a unique Indian town.

The next day, you’ll visit this town that was the brainchild of an exceptional 18th-century woman, Ahilya Bai Holkar. After a visit to the Omekareshwar temple, we’re off to the first Mughal capital on the tour, Burhanpur. This city is brimming with history and monuments linked to the empire.

The Maharashtra tour

We’ll take a break from discovering the region’s Mughal history with a visit to the Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll have the chance to experience village life in the village of Undangaon. We continue downhill to the second Mughal capital on this tour, Aurangabad. Here, you’ll discover the history of the last great Mughal emperor. You’ll also visit the Ellora caves.

To make sure you get the most out of this exceptional tour, places are limited. Don’t miss your chance and reserve your place now!

We take great care in selecting the hotels we offer. All the hotels selected for this tour are at least 3-star. In all cases, the room has a private bathroom with Western-style toilet.

Examples of hotels offered :

In Bombay (Mumbai): Bentley Hotel

In Aurangabad: Ampreet Hotel

The tour includes breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is usually taken at the hotel.

Lunch can be taken in the restaurants we have selected, or in the homes of local people.

The food served is Indian. This very fragrant and colorful food can sometimes be spicy. In the guide you’ll receive to prepare your trip, you’ll learn how to train yourself to eat this type of food.

The price per person for this tour depends on the number of people booked:

  • From 1 to 4 people, the rate is 1590 euros per person
  • For more than 4 people, the rate is 1490 euros per person (up to a maximum of 10 people).

For bookings of more than 4 people, please contact us.

The tour is guaranteed from two people.

Included in this tour :

  • Accommodation in a double room
  • Breakfast and lunch every day except the first day (vegetarian meal)
  • Transportation (plane, cab, train, and bus)
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Guides throughout the trip
  • Dinner at Undangaon
  • Essential travel tips (PDF download)
  • Price guaranteed on booking

This tour does not include

  • Dinners (except in Undangaon)
  • Personal purchases, drinks, and tips
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Repatriation assistance insurance
  • Everything not included

Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai, pick-up in the afternoon, welcome and installation at the hotel. Short visit to Colaba.

Day 2: Off to the airport for a domestic flight to Indore. In the evening, we visit the night market.

Day 3: Discovery of Indore‘s monuments, including the Raj wada, Kanch mandir, Gopal mandir and Lal Bagh.

Day 4: Visit the city of Mandu with Jahaz Mahal, Ujala Baoli, Hoshang Shah’s tomb, Hathi mahal, Baz Bahadur palace.

Day 5: Explore the town of Maheshwar on foot.

Day 6: Omekareshwar temple on a river island. We visit it.

Day 7: We head for Burhanpur. We stop to visit the Asirgarh fort.

Day 8: This city was shaped by the Mughals. We visit some of their monuments: Barah Dari, Ahukhana, the city fort, Shahi qila and the jama masjid.

Day 9: We head for the Ajanta caves. We stop at the village of Undangaon for the night.

Day 10: We discover the Vetawali fort and the ancient temple of Anwa.

Day 11: We leave early to visit the world-famous Ajanta Caves. After the visit, we drive to Aurangabad.

Day 12: Visit of the 2 capitals. The fort of Daultabad became the capital of India in the 14th century, while Khuldabad became the capital of Sufism. We visit these 2 capitals in one day.

Day 13: Aurangabad becomes the capital of the Mughal Empire. On this day, you’ll visit the city gates, the palace of the city’s founder, the imperial garden, the various museums and the bibi ka maqbara.

Day 14: For this last day of sightseeing, we finish with one of India’s greatest wonders, the Ellora Caves.

Day 15: Return to Mumbai. The tour ends when we arrive in Mumbai.

  • Away from mass tourism

With this tour, you’re immersed in Indian life. You won’t find places full of tourists. You’ll discover places that few people know about, and join the very private club of connoisseurs.

  • Visits to UNESCO sites

This tour allows you to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition, you’ll discover other exceptional sites such as ancient temples, palaces and forts.

  • A variety of approaches

We offer a wide variety of tours. Each has its own historical, cultural and spiritual aspects. So this tour is open to everyone.

Cancellation policy

At the time of booking, you pay 10% of the tour total. The balance is due two months before departure.

  • In the event of border closure:
    • Up to one week before departure, the tour will be fully refunded.
    • From 7 days before departure, the trip will be refunded in full, less booking fees (approx. 80 euros).
  • In the event of cancellation :
    • 60 days before departure: 100% refund (excluding Mumbai- Indore air ticket)
    • between 60 and 30 days prior to departure: 50% refund (excluding Mumbai- Indore air ticket)
    • between 30 and 15 days before departure: 25% of price refunded (excluding Mumbai- Indore flight ticket)
    • no refund will be made for cancellations made two weeks prior to departure

Durant le circuit, en cas de force majeure, le programme peut être modifié sans que cela ouvre droit à un remboursement.

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