Our services will start with pick-up from hotel/airport as per the decided location. After an introduction to your driver, drive to Rishikesh. This is a busy and small highway so the drive will take some time before you reach Rishikesh but the drive is enjoyable as you will be crossing the green belt of West Uttar Pradesh with agriculture fields of sugarcane, mustard, wheat, rice (depending on the time of the year). There will be a break on the way around midway of the drive.
On arrival in Rishikesh, check-in to the pre-booked hotel and refresh. Depend on the available time, walk across the streets of Rishikesh to feel the atmosphere of the holy city. Overnight at the hotel in Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is the divine city of North India in the foothills of Himalayas and holy Ganges river is crossing across the city. Rishikesh is world famous for the centre for the education of the Meditation and Yoga classes and there are plenty of ashrams, schools, and centres where people come across the world. Rishikesh is the unique combination of divinity, spiritual activity and nature and you can choose to experience one as per your preference.
There is plenty to include in the sightseeing tour of Rishikesh to start with Triveni Ghat which is the biggest batting Ghat in Rishikesh. Ganga Aarti gets organized here every day around 5-6 pm there is a small Shani Mandir also close to the ghat. This place is only 100 meters away from the main bazaar and supposed to be a sacred place for the prayer to give peace to the souls of our ancestors (Pind Daan). The Lakshman Jhula is also a prime attraction of the city and it is believed that Laxman (brother of Lord Ram) crossed the river here with jute rope. Ram Jhula (or Ram Bridge) is also attractive which is a bridge between Sivanandan Ashram and Swarg Ashram. This bridge was built in 1980 and there is small markets available on both side of the bridge. Parmarth Niketan is one of the best Ashram in the city with more than 1000 rooms for devotes and for the tourists also. The ashram is popular for Yoga, meditation classes and ayurvedic treatments and natural care of the human diseases. Parmarth Niketan also hosts the International Yoga Festival every year. Sivananda Ashram is also one of the famous ashram in the city which was established in 1930 by Swami Sivananda as Divine Life Society. This ashram is most famous for hosting most of the international and domestic students yoga and meditation.
Some other attractions in the city are Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Gita Bhawan, Shatrughan Temple and Beatles Ashram.
Situated at the base of the Shivalik hills in Uttrakhand, Haridwar called the ‘Gateway to the God’. Easily second most sacred town in North India (after Varanasi) Haridwar is famous mostly because of River Ganges and its believed to wash away your sins if you take the bath in the holy water of the river Ganges. Besides an important pilgrim site for Hindus, Haridwar is home for some beautiful temples also and do have a national park also in close by.
The main attraction of the city is Har-Ki-Pauri, which is one of the most sacred Ghats in India. Thousand of people take a dip in the holy water here (can be in millions on some particular festival days) as well as people come here for the Pind Daan (past death rituals) for their families. Prayer of Ganges river (Ganga Aarti) in the evening hours is the main event here when 11-12 priests do the prayer here every day around 5-6 pm. Mansa Devi Temple is one of the ancient temple in Haridwar as well as most popular and most visited also. The Temple is situated on a hill and can be reached by a ropeway or by walk also. Mansa Devi supposed to grant all the wishes of her devotees and people tie threads here at the holy tree in the vicinity of the temple. Chandi Devi Temple is another important temple in Haridwar at the top of the Neel Parvat. People believed that the main statue was established here by Adi Shankaracharya here in the 8th century. Bharat Mata Temple is also beautiful architecture, it was inaugurated by Late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi in 1983. The temple is unique because it is built in 8 stories and each story represents different legends and deities of India.
Other attractions of the city are Bara Bazaar which is the main market of the city, Shantikunj which is the headquarter for the All World Gayatri Pariwar, Daksha Mahadev Temple and Rajaji National Park.
This is the last day for the trip so according to your preference start the day with an early morning start to experience the morning hours activities at the Har-Ki-Pauri or take it as a relax day and start with late breakfast. Check-out around noon hours and start the drive back to Delhi. Our services end with drop off at the Hotel/Airport as per your plan for the onward journey.