- Holiday Inspirations
- Fixed Departure
Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi by International flight.
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Rest of the day free.
Day 02: IN DELHI
This morning, you will be given the city tour of Old and New Delhi.
Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, Visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat. Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi
New Delhi – drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar
Day 03: DELHI-HARIDWAR-RISHIKESH (225KMS/141Miles)
Leave Delhi for Haridwar by road. The holy city of Northern India situated at the base of Shivalik Hills, Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places for Hindus. In Sanskrit, Haridwar stands for Dwara of Hari or Gateway to God. In ancient times, the city was referred to as Gangadwara, the place where the Ganges descends to the plains. Haridwar is a vegetarian city by law, as well as an alcohol-free city as alcohol is totally banned in Haridwar.
After a short visit of Haridwar, continue your drive to Rishikesh. Rishikesh, also known as the “Place of Sagas” is a spiritual town situated 24 kms upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga and surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides. The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. There are many temples-some ancient, some new along the river Ganges. The River side is dotted by the ashrams of Sadhus and Sages. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu.
Day 04: IN RISHIKEAH
Start your day with a visit to the Laksman Jhoola-a suspension bridge across the River Ganges which spans the river along the old foot-route to the holy shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. Also visit Laxman Temple, Swargashram, Geeta Bhawan and Parmarth Niketan
In the evening, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Aarti ceremoney at Triveni Ghat.
Day 05: RISHIKESH-DELHI (BY ROAD)
In the morning, you will have some free time to explore the city on your own. Late morning you will leave for Delhi by road.
Day 06: DEPART DELHI
Transfer to airport to connect Flight for onward destination (hotel check-out 12:00 noon).