Arrive Indore, transfer to your hotel. Later this afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of the 200 year old Rajwada of Holkar, continue to Lalbagh Palace and the Kanch Mandir.
The Kanch Mandir, as the name suggests, is a temple which is entirely made up of glass and mirrors. It is also known as the Seth Hukamchand Temple, as it was built by the "Cotton King" Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century. It is primarily a Jain temple and is a wonder in glass. The walls, ceiling, floor, pillars, doors, everything here is entirely adorned with glass. The Kanch Mahal has always been an object of interest for almost all the Hindu rulers in India.
Lal Bagh Palace is one of the most spectacular buildings in Indore. It stands on the outskirts of the town, towards the southwest. It is a three storey building on the bank of the River Khan. The palace was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar during 1886-1921. Situated amidst dry and dusty gardens, it is architecturally quite similar to the New Palace. Lal Bagh Palace once hosted many royal receptions and even today, reflects the life style and taste of the Holkar Rulers.
Rajwada is a historical palace in Indore city. It was built by the Holkars of the Maratha Empire about two centuries ago. This seven storied structure is located near the Chhatris and serves today as a fine example of royal grandeur and architectural skills.
Today you proceed on a day's excursion to Ujjain (56 kms / 1-2 hrs), one of the holiest cities in India. Ujjain is also renown as one of the four centres of the Kumbha Mela. Visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple, the Gopal Mandir, the temple of Har Siddhi Mata (the family goddess of King Vikramaditya) and the Vedha Shala.
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, shrines which are said to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. It is located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is situated on the side of the Rudra Sagar lake.
This morning you visit the Omkareshwar temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the 12 jyotirlingams. From here you proceed to Maheshwar, the small town famous for its fort, temples and Maheshwari saris.
Today you will visit Mandu, the city of Joy. Visit the palaces, tombs, temples, and a fort that once were the monsoon retreats of the Mughal Emperors. You will also visit the beautiful Jahaz Mahal, the Hindola Mahal, the romantic Baz Bahadur's Palace and Roopmati's Pavilion.
The Hindola Mahal, is a large meeting hall, or durbar, in the ancient Indian city of Mandu, Madhya Pradesh. Today the Hindola Mahal is a tourist destination in the ruined city.
Jahaz Mahal in Mandu is a popular monumental building. It best captures the medieval romance of Mandu. It is built during rule of Mandu Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Khilji.
This morning you will be transferred by road to Bhopal (186 kms / 3-4 hrs) a historic city built by Raja Bhoj. This afternoon you will tour Bhopal and visit the Jama Masjid, the Laxmi Narayan temple & Museum, and The Bharat Bhavan Center for Creative and Performing Arts.
Bharat Bhavan is an autonomous multi-arts complex and museum in Bhopal, India, established and funded by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.The architect of Bhavan is Charles Correa. Opened in 1982, facing the Upper Lake, Bhopal, it houses an art gallery, a fine art workshop, an open-air amphitheatre, a studio theatre, an auditorium, a museum tribal and folk art, libraries of Indian poetry, classical music as well as folk music.
Today you proceed on an excursion to Sanchi, known for its stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. The most famous of these monuments, the Sanchi Stupa 1, was originally built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka.
Transfer to airport / railway station for your onward journey.