Ganges, visiting temples, Ashrams and the following the ganges and take a flight to Varanasi, Take a boat ride on the holy ganges, Enjoy the aarti by evening and experience the spiritual side on India. Come and be part of amazing spiritual experience.
11 Days / 10 Nights
Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Varanasi - Allahabad-Delhi
On arrival at New Delhi International airport will be met by our Representative with garland welcome and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
After breakfast proceeds for sightseeing tour of Delhi. Delhi is divide two parts Old & New Delhi. First we are proceeding to Old Delhi sightseeing:
Old Delhi tour is a journey full of unexpected sights and surprises. Will be provided with a special Rikshaw ride to enjoy the Old Alleys and narrow streest of Old Delhi, visitng the Spice markets, The old still unravels its old charm and speaks volumes about India's history, culture and tradition. A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting:-
The magnificent fort symbolizes the sovereignty of India, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 17th century. It had remained Mughal Capital of India till 1857 and attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. The fort complex has entitled as World Heritage site in 2007 by UNESCO.
One of the most sought-after destinations of Old Delhi, Rajghat is the place where Mahatma Gandhi, the Pioneer of Truth and Non-Violence had been cremated. The abode of eternal flame, located near the bank of Yamuna, contains the Epitaph 'He Ram', the last word spoken by Mahatma Gandhi after he was shot. In recent years, it has become tradition to pay respect to Gandhiji by visiting the site for foreign dignitaries. Preying session are organized on every Friday in memory of Gandhiji.
Jama Masjid is the country's largest mosque, built in 1656, where thousands of Muslims offer prayers. It lies opposite the Red Fort and is surrounded by a large number of shops, which deal in a variety of goods. The great mosque of Old Delhi is both the largest in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.
An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi visiting:-
Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. A rose petal sandstone mausoleum built in proper Mughal style is a beautiful memorial to the poet king. Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure.
13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 m high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Kutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. At Kila Roy Pithora, on the dilapidated fort of the last Hindu king Prithwiraj, this victory stand was made like throne in Gajni. In 1199 Kutub-ud-Din started its construction and it was completed in 1236 by Iltutmish, the son-in-law of Kutub. Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
The national monument of India, India gate is located amidst the administrative locations of the country. Constructed in memory of 90,000 soldiers of British-Indian army who fought in the Second World War, the structure was built under the leadership of Sir Edwin Lutyens. The architectural complex is made of red stone and granite.
The official residence of President of India, the building is another attraction of the New Delhi. It has remained home to the former British Viceroy of India till 1950. The magnificent structure is the finest example of Indo-British architectural monument which has caught attention of thousand of tourist all over the world. Night stay in Delhi.
Morning breakfast drive to Rishikesh. On arrival and transfer to hotel. Check in hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.
Morning breakfast, you will go for a full-day trip to Rishikesh, in the serene surroundings of the Himalayas. Places to be explored include temples, Ganga Ghats, Lakshman Jhula, yoga centers and Ashrams. You can even go for river rafting in the holy water of Ganga. You will return to the hotel by evening, where you will stay in the night.
Morning breakfast drive to Haridwar, which is considered as one of the holiest Hindu pilgrim centers in India. The main attractions at Haridwar are the Ganga Ghats, temples and Ashrams. In the evening, you will leave Haridwar and board an overnight train to Varanasi.
On arrival in Varanasi by the Indian Railway. After a traditional Welcome our representative would assist you at the Railway Station and transfer to hotel. Get fresh and spending some time at the hotel. Will start our first visit to Holy Ganges for Sunset, A perfect time to be by the ghats and experience the Spritual Bliss by being there for Rituals. Experience the lamp lit by local priest and put the on holy ganges to float and chanting the mantra and holy songs and bazans. Enjoy the spiritual Hormony. Later come back to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Today, Morning will start the Tour of Varanasi - Experience the excursion on the river Ganges. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns Day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Later, take a excursion tour to Sarnath- A Buddhist temples. Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning breakfast drive to Allahabad, to see the Sangam (meeting point) of the three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati (a mythological river). Allahabad or Prayag is also an important pilgrimage center of the Hindus. It is one of the four venues of the "Kumbh Mela". Your stay during the night will be at hotel.
Morning breakfast, you will be exploring the city of Allahabad, covering Sangam, Allahabad fort, the Ashoka pillar, temples and Ghats. You will spend leisure time in the evening, in which you can visit the marketplace or just relax in the hotel room. Later, you will transfer to railway station for catch the overnight train to Delhi.
After reaching Delhi in the morning, you will be meet and transfer to hotel. Check in hotel. Today free for explore the town. Overnight in hotel.
Morning transfer to airport for catch the flight to back home.