Tour Route : Mumbai (1) – Jaipur (2) – Agra (1) – Delhi / Haridwar (2) – Rishikesh (1) – Delhi (1) – Departure
Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Tonight, upon arrival at Mumbai International airport you will be transferred to your hotel for a night stay.
Day 02: Mumbai – Jaipur (by flight)
After breakfast, proceed for a guided city tour of Mumbai visiting Gateway of India built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, Hanging Garden one of the most amazing gardens which is also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, Dhobi Ghat an open air laundry (Dhobi Ghat) where Mumbai""s dhobis wash thousands of clothes a day, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum) designed by Scottish architect George Wittet who worked in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style, which was prominent in the 19th century under British colonial rule etc.
Later by early evening, you will be transferred to Mumbai airport to catch your flight to Jaipur.
Upon arrival in Jaipur transfer to your hotel for 02 nights stay.
Day 03: Jaipur
This morning enjoy excursion to Amber fort where you will enjoy an Elephant ride to reach a top of the fort, a fine amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture and ornamentation, built in the 16th century.
Later visit, the City Palace complex with its various museums where you can see a beautiful collection of Royal Rajput, weapons and miniature paintings. Then visit the fascinating Jantar Mantar (Observatory), the ancient astronomical observatory built by the Maharaja of Jaipur, which is the largest stone observatory in the world. Also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows.
Rest of the day at leisure to explore many facets of Jaipuri crafts such as semi precious jewels, pottery, colourful embroidered fabrics with mirror work, woven carpets etc – watch artisans at work and enjoy souvenir shopping in this colourful city of Jaipur.
Day 04: Jaipur – Agra (245 Kms / 5 hrs)
After an early breakfast, embark on your drive to Agra – the city of world famous Taj Mahal.
Upon arrival check into your hotel for a night stay. Later after freshen up visit the historic Agra fort - ever since Babur defeated and killed Ibrahin Lodi at Panipat in 1526, Agra played an important center of Mughal Empire. Akbar chose this city on the bank of River Yamuna as his capital and proceeded to build a strong citadel for the purpose. It is said that he destroyed the damaged old fort of Agra for the purpose and raised this grand group of monuments instead in red sandstone.
Later by sunset visit the most beautiful building one of the wonder of the world TAJ MAHAL built by Shah - Jehan in memory of his beloved wife MUMTAJ after her death as her memory.
Day 05: Agra – Delhi / Haridwar (by Train)
After an early breakfast, embark on your drive towards to Delhi via visiting Mathura & Vrindavan, where Shri Krishna was born and spent his youth, has today little towns and hamlets that are still alive with the Krishna legend and still redolent with the music of his flute.
Upon arrival, transfer to New Delhi Railway station to catch your train DDN Jan Shatabdi Express (Dep. 1520 hrs / Arr. 1930 hrs) to Haridwar. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for 02 nights
Day 06: Haridwar
After breakfast, proceed for a temple tour of Haridwar covering Mansa Devi Temple which counted as one of those holy places where the desires of all the devotees are fulfilled by the presiding deity, Chandi Devi Temple the place where Devi Chandi killed the demons named chanda-munda, Vaishno Devi Temple a replica of the original Vaishno Devi temple with similar path that leads to the inner worship area of the temple is full of tunnels and caves, Daksh Mahadev Temple according to mythology, King Daksha Prajapati, performed a yagna but did not invite Lord Shiva his son in law. Sati wife of Shiva got angry and burnt herself in the Yagna Kund now famous as Sati Kund, situated in Kankhal near Haridwar
Later in the evening visit "Har Ki pauri" for Ganga Aarti ceremony.
Har-Ki-Pauri: The sacred Ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. It is believed that Bhartihari eventually came to Haridwar to meditate by the banks of the holy Ganga. When he died, his brother constructed the Ghat in his name which later came to be known as Har-Ki-Pauri. This sacred bathing ghat is also known as Brahmakund. The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas in the river Ganga is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga Arti Ceremony. It is the most important ghat on the river Ganga, where a holy dip is a must for every devotee.
Day 07: Haridwar – Rishikesh (30 Kms / ½ hrs)
After an early breakfast, embark on your short drive to Rishikesh and check into your hotel for a night stay.
Later proceed for a guided city tour of Rishikesh visiting Laxman Jhula a hanging bridge on the river Ganga is one of the most famous spot in Rishikesh. According to Indian mythology, Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama crossed the Ganga with the help of hanging bridge made of Jute. The bridge offers a scenic view of the river Ganga as it tumbles down to Haridwar. Also visit Bharat Mandir - the oldest temple in Rishikesh, near the Triveni Ghat. This temple is dedicated to Bharat, the younger brother of Lord Ram, Ram Jhula an iron suspension bridge situated at Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh in Indian state of Uttarakhand. Built in the 1986, over river Ganges to cross the river and is a landmark of Rishikesh, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple an ancient temple situated at a height of 1675 m, this is the place where Lord Shiva consumed that venom from ocean. The temple was established to pay regards to him. The temple has an ancient architecture and a beautiful complex, comprising of a one natural spring where devotees take a holy bath before entering the premises of the temple.
Later in the evening witness Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram organized and performed by ashram residents, particularly the children who are studying the Vedas in Ashram. The essence of the Aarti ceremony is that all day long God offers us light – the light of the sun, the light of life, and the light of His (Her) blessings. Aarti is a time when we say, "Thank You," and we offer back the light of our thanks, the light of our love and the light of our devotion.
Day 08: Rishikesh – Delhi (235 Kms / 06 hrs) Morning at leisure….
Later in the afternoon, embark on your drive to Delhi and check into your hotel for 02 nights stay. Evening at leisure on your own….
Day 09: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for a guided city tour of ancient old Delhi covering Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Nation, then we will drive towards to the historical building Red fort for a photo stop along with this historical monument, explore old Delhi’s through the narrow long-winded lanes of Chandni Chowk and enjoy Rickshaw ride from Red fort towards to Jama Masjid through the narrow streets of chandni chowk. Jama Masjid - The great mosque of Old Delhi is the final architectural extravagance of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.
Later in the afternoon visit the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings, covering India Gate - built in the memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives during world war I. Drive Pass Parliament & President house and Governments buildings, then drive through the Diplomatic towards to Qutab Minar – the tallest and famous towers in the world. The minaret is 234 feet high and the highest individual tower in the world.
Day 10: Delhi (Departure)
Today, you will be transferred to Delhi International airport to catch your flight to fly back home.
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