Caves, Forts, Churches and More..
A 15 day itinerary starting from Delhi exploring 10 world heritage sites in India.
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
>1:20 PM- Board on Amritsar Nanded Express from New Delhi station which runs everyday
>Enjoy the approximately 22 hours long journey with beautiful sights on the way
Amout Spent- Rs.525+ Food
Distance Traveled- 1845kms
11:30AM – Arrive at Aurangabad station
>Check-In at Hotel Kartiki
> explore the city
> Visit Bibi ka Maqbara also known as Mini Taj of the Deccan (not a WHS), which is at 3km distance from the city
Amount Spent- Rs. 487(hotel charge)+ Rs.20 (transport)+ Food
Distance Traveled- 6km
Destination: Ajanta Caves
>Start early as it takes approx. 3 hours to reach by public transport.
>The Ajanta caves are closed on Mondays so plan accordingly.
>Spend rest of the day exploring earliest Buddhist architecture, caves paintings and sculptures. These caves comprises shrines, dedicated to Lord Buddha & monasteries (Viharas) used by Buddhist monks for meditation and study of Buddhist teachings.
>Return to the hotel.
Amount Spent- Rs. 487( hotel charge)+Rs. 10(entry fee) +Rs.300 (transport charges)+ Food
Distance Traveled- 214kms
Destination: Ellora Caves
>Start early around 7AM as it takes approx. 2 hours to reach by Public Buses.
>Ellora caves are closed on Tuesdays so plan accordingly.
>There are 34 caves, structures excavated out of the vertical face of the hills. There are 12 Mahayana Buddhist caves (caves 1-12), 17 Hindu caves (caves 13-29) and 5 caves of the Jain faith (caves 30-34), 22 more caves, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which were recently discovered.
> Central attraction- Kailash Temple (cave16)
>Return to Aurangabad around sunset by public transport.
> 11:25PM- Board Devagiri Express
Amount Spent- Rs. 235 (train fare)+ Rs. 100 (public transport)+ Rs. 10 (entry fee) + Food
Distance Traveled- 60kms
7:10- Deboard at Mumbai CST
>Take time to be part of India’s past, present and future mixed into one overpopulated, irrepressibly vibrant whole, Victoria Terminus(CST). But one could only get in to the part where the tickets are sold and the trains leave. The best part of the building (under the huge dome) is off limits to visitors.
>Check- In at Hotel UniContinental
>Explore the city
Amount Spent- Rs.960(hotel charge)+Food+Rs.50 (public transport)
Distance Traveled- 373kms
Origin: Gateway of India
Destination: Elephanta Caves
>From here, get the tickets for the launch (boat or ferry ). The journey takes 1 hour to reach the island by sea.
>There are several caves one can visit. One can also walk up to the top of the Island, which is called Cannon Hill.
Amount Spent- Rs.260(ferry charge)+ Rs.10(entrance fee)+ Food
Distance Traveled- 30kms
>Board on Konkan Kanya Express at 11:05PM of Day 6th.
>Deboard at Thivim station at 10:40AM.
>Check-In at Evershine Guesthouse.
>Explore the city. Visit Anjuna Beach and Flea Market
Amount Spent- Rs.360(train fare)+ Rs.566(hotel charge)+ Rs.50(transport charge)
Distance Traveled- 730kms
Destination: Velha Goa
>Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se’ Cathedral Church, Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Chapel of St. Catherine, Chapel of St. Cajetan, Church of Lady of Rosary and Church of St. Augustine.
Amount Spent- Rs. 180(transport)+ Rs.566(hotel charge)+ Food
Distance Traveled- 58kms
>Visit the scenic chapel on Monte Hill in Margo.
>Go to Madgaon Railway station. Board on Goa Express train at 2:08PM.
Amount Spent- Rs.30(transport) + Rs.745(train charge)+ Food
Distance Traveled- 50kms
> Day is spent in train journey.
Amount Spent- Food
Distance Traveled- 1987kms
> Deboard at Agra Cantt station at 5:00AM.
> Check-In at Hilltop Hotel
>Visit Taj Mahal.
>Shop at Mughal Bazaar.
>Taste the Petha and Joda Paan.
Amount Spent- Rs.200(hotel charge)+Rs.100(transport)+Rs.20(entrance charge)+Food+Shopping
Distance Traveled- 40kms
>Visit Agra Fort which is similar in layout to Red Fort.
>Spend the rest of the day in Mehtab Bagh, admiring the view of Taj Mahal across the banks.
Amount Spent- Rs.200(hotel charge)+Rs.150(transport)+ Food
Distance Traveled- 50kms
>Visit Fatehpur Sikri. Carry a bag to put the slippers.
>Get the pictures clicked at Buland Darwaza.
>See one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.
Amount Spent- Rs.1600(transport)+Rs.200(hotel)+ Food
Distance Traveled- 60kms
>Take a bus to Bharatpur which takes an hour.
>Hire a bike to visit Keoladeo Bird Sancturay
>Also visit Lohagarh Fort.
>Sleep at Shagun Guest House.
Amount Spent- Rs.50(transport)+ Rs.40(bike charge)+ Rs.80(hotel charge)+Food
Distance Traveled- 65kms
> Board NZM Jan Shatabdi for Delhi.
>Arrive in Delhi at 12:30PM.
>Reach Home, relax and rejoice at the memories of last two weeks.
Amount Spent- Rs.100
Distance Traveled- 220kms
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