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 RashtriyaManavSangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind) and GauharMahal
Indira Gandhi RashtriyaManavSangrahalaya (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 the evening you will be visiting GauharMahal, one of the first buildings built by the nawabs of Bhopal in 1816. The Mahal is a magnificent expression of the fusion of Hindu and Mugal architecture. GauharMahal is situated behind ShaukatMahal on the banks of the Upper Lake. It is an architectural gem built by Kudsia Begum, also known as Gohar Begum.
Later in the evening, you may also opt to visit Chowk bazaar. In the heart of the city, the Chowk is lined with old mosques and havelis are reminders of a bygone era. The shops in its narrow alleys are treasure troves of traditional Bhopal crafts: silver jewelry, exquisitely fashioned beadwork, embroidered and sequined velvet fashioned purses and cushions.
You will be staying in Bhopal tonight.
Today, early in the morning you start the journey to visit Salkanpur and Hoshangabad. Salkanpur is about 70 km from Bhopal. The Salkanpur temple is devoted to goddess Durga and the presiding deity here is MaaDurgaBeejasan, one of the incarnations of the goddess Durga. The Temple is situated on an 800 ft high hillock and have more than 1000 stairs and road is also available to reach the top at temple.
After Salkanpur, you will visit Hoshangabad. Hoshangabad is a holy place and picturesque town situated on the bank of Narmada River. It is an important district of the state because of its natural heritage and historical importance. Since ancient time to 19th century it was the centre of power of emperors (Rajvans) and it was known as Narmdapur. It is believed to have been founded at the beginning of the 15th century (1504) by Sultan Hoshanga Shah Gauri, the second of the Malwa kings, from whom it accordingly derives its name.
The Narmada river is considered extremely holy by Hindus. The river has beautiful ghats built on its banks at Hoshangabad. You can enjoy boat rides in the Narmada river and relax yourself in serenity of holy river.
In the evening, you will be driving back to Bhopal.
Tour ends here.