Destinations : Delhi (1) – Jaipur (2) - Agra (1) – Delhi / Haridwar (2) – Rishikesh (2) – Delhi
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Assistance upon arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to your pre-booked hotel for a night stay.
Day 02: Delhi > Jaipur (260 Kms / 05 hrs)
After breakfast, proceed for a guided city tour of Lutyen’s New Delhi with spacious tree-lined avenues and the stunning government buildings, visiting India Gate – a war commemoration site built in memory of Indian Soldiers who laid down their live during the first World War; Humayun’s Tomb – the 16th century tomb built by Hamida Banu Begum as memory of his husband after his death. Then enjoy a drive pass tour through the Presidency House, Parlimament and Government buildings; then move through the Diplomatic avenues towards to the historic Qutab Minar – the largest and most famous minaret (234 feet), Qutab Minar is the highest individual tower in the world.
Later in the afternoon embark on your scenic drive towards to Pink City Jaipur, upon arrival check into your hotel for 02 nights stay
Day 03: Jaipur
This morning, enjoy your city tour of Jaipur beginning with an exciting Elephant ride to ascend to Amber fort – one of the excellent example of Rajput and Mughal architecture built in the 16th century.
Later in afternoon, visit the City Palace complex - one of the major charms of Pink City Jaipur with its several museums where one can see the beautiful collection of Royal Rajputs (weapons and miniature paintings). Then move to visit the largest stone observatory of the world Jantar Mantar built by Maharaja of Jaipur; Also visit Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), an Incredible five storied building built by king of Jaipur for the royal ladies…
Evening at leisure on your own or may opt to explore many facets of Jaipuri crafts such as precious and semi-precious jewels, colourful embroidered fabrics with mirror work, pottery, woven carpets and much more
Day 04: Jaipur > Agra (245 kms / 05 hrs)
This morning after breakfast, embark on your drive to Agra – the city of Taj Mahal (One of the Wonders of the World). Golden Triangle India
Upon arrival check into your pre-booked hotel for 01 night stay. Later in the afternoon enjoy city tour of Agra visiting the most attractive building one of the wonders of the world TAJ MAHAL built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah - Jahan in remembrance of his beloved wife MUMTAJ MAHAL after her death as her memory.
Also visit the historical Agra fort – one of the major monument built by the mugals during their ruling era. The Great Mughal Akbar chose Agra on the bank of Yamuna river to build a strong citadel for his military shelter and several Palaces were added for their residential purpose later.
Day 05: Agra > Delhi / Haridwar (by Train)
This morning embark on your drive towards to Delhi, upon arrival you will be transferred to New Delhi Railway Station to catch your superfast Train for Haridwar.
Shatabdi Express (Dep. 1520 hrs / Arr. 1930 hrs)
Upon arrival in Haridwar, you will be transferred to your hotel for 02 nights stay.
Day 06: Haridwar
After breakfast proceed for a temple tour of Haridwar visiting Mansa Devi Temple - one of those holy places where the desires of all devotees are fulfilled by the presiding deity; Chandi Devi Temple where Devi Chandi killed chanda-munda demons; Vaishno Devi Temple a replica of the original Vaishno Devi temple with similar path that goes to the inner worship area of the temple with full of tunnels and caves; Daksh Mahadev Temple – where Sati mata (wife of Lord Shiva) go angry and burnt herself in the Yagna kund as her father King Daksh insulted her husband lord Shiva.
Later in the evening visit “HAR KI PAURI” to enjoy the Grand Ganga Aarti. Har-Ki-Pauri – the sacred Ghat was built by Raja (King) Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. It is believed that Raja Bhartihari eventually came to Haridwar to meditate by the banks of holy Ganges. When he died, his brother built this ghat in his name which later came to be known as Har-Ki-Pauri and also known as Brahmakund. The reflection of golden hues of floral earthen diyas in the river Ganga is the most charming view in the twilight during the Ganga Arti Ceremony.
Day 07: Haridwar > Rishikesh (35 Kms / ½ hrs)
This morning, embark on your short drive along the Ganges to Rishikesh located in the Himalayan laps. This beautiful city is surrounded by the picturesque hills. It seems even more charming with Sacred Ganga flowing through the valley. The divine land of Rishikesh offers a perfect meditation centre where pilgrims comes to attain salvation from across the world.
Upon arrival check into your hotel for 02 nights stay. Later visit Laxman Jhula a hanging bridge on the Ganges rive, according to Indian mythology. The bridge offers a picturesque view of the Ganges river as it tumbles down to Haridwar; Also visit the oldest temple of Rishikesh Bharat Mandir dedicated to Bharat (Younger brother of Lord Rama); Ram Jhula ((Shivananda Jhula) an iron suspension bridge over the Ganges River situated at Muni Ki Reti built in the 1986 to cross Ganges river and is a landmark of Rishikesh; Neelkanth Mahadev Temple an ancient temple located at a height of 1675 m, it is the place where Lord Shiva consumed venom which produces from the ocean during the Samudra Manthan. The temple has an ancient architecture and a beautiful complex, including a natural spring where devotees take holy bath before entering the temple premises.
Day 08: Rishikesh
Day at leisure to visit the famous Ashrams in Rishikesh where you may love to attend Yoga and Meditation classes and may extend your stay for few more days to do Yoga and Meditation to keep yourself fit and fine.
Later in the evening witness Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram performed by the children who studying the Vedas in Ashram. The spirit of the Aarti ceremony is that all day long God blessed us light – the light of the sun, the light of life and the light of His / Her blessings to live. Aarti is a time when we Say Thank You and we offer back the light with thanks, the light of our devotion and love.
Day 09: Rishikesh > Delhi (235 kms / 05 hrs)
Early morning enjoy Yoga meditation, later after breakfast embark on your scenic drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to International airport to catch your flight to fly back