Golden Triangle Tour With Haridwar and Rishikesh
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destination : Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
Tourist Attractions in Haridwar
Har-ki-PauriHar-ki-Pauri is the place where Lord Vishnu is believed to have left his footprints. Some part of the Ganga has been diverted here and this later becomes the canal. Bathing here is believed to cleanse all sins. There is a modern clocktower and some temples which surround the steps. Further down along the waterfront are more bathing ghats. There are five bridges across the river and it is pleasant to go over the other side, which is much quieter.
Mansa Devi TempleThe Mansa Devi Temple is worth visiting for the view of the city of Haridwar. This temple is set on the southernmost hill of the Siwaliks and can be reached by chairlift.
Har-ki-Pauri, HaridwarKankhal Kankhal is situated about 3 km from Haridwar. Kankhal is the place where the Sati, the Lord Shiva's wife is believed to have burnt herself to death because her father Daksha’s failed to invite Siva to a yagna. Sati, in anger, burnt herself to death. When Siva learned that Sati had killed herself, he took up her body and danced in grief, troubling the world with his dance and his tears until the gods cut the corpse into pieces. When the yoni fell, Siva took the form of a linga, and peace was re-established in the universe. There is the temple of Daksehwara in the Kankhal.
RishikeshRishikesh means the place of sages. Rishikesh is situated about 25 kms. from Haridwar. Rishikesh is situated around the Ganga river as it swiftly runs through the last hills of the Himalaya. Today, there are various ashrams in Rishikesh. The Maharishi Yogi also had his ashram here and was fortunate to capture the imagination and attention of the Beatles in the early sixties. Rishikesh is also the base for travel to the hill regions of Garhwal and the four holy shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri and also the Sikh Shrine at Hemkund Sahib. The Lakshman Temple and Lakshman Jhula are the main tourist attractions in Rishikesh. The Lakshman Jhula is a suspension bridge that is used to cross the river Ganga. Bharat Temple, Sri Venkateshwara Temple and Muni-ki-Reti are the other places of tourist interest in Rishikesh.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi in the evening / night, our representative will meet and greet you at the airport and you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. Delhi stands on seven successive cities and is one of the oldest cities in the world. This history helps one appreciate the scale of the sprawling metropolis. It's a quintessential Indian city, marrying the ancient with the cosmopolitan. Revel in marvelous shopping, a treasure trove of architectural monuments, some of the swankiest restaurants in India and heavenly street food.
Day 02: Delhi
In the morning after breakfast proceeed for guided tour of Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, National Museum, Himayun Tomb, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple. Also drive past India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House and other parts of Delhi.
Optional visit to Aksharadham Temple in the afternoon. Stay overnight at Delhi hotel.
Day 03: Delhi - Haridwar
In the morning pickup from specified place in Delhi and drive to Haridwar. Reach Haridwar in the afternoon and check into your hotel.
In the evening visit Har Ki Paori. 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 at Har Ki Paori.
Haridwar (also known as Hardwar) is a holy city in the state of Uttaranchal in northern India. Known as the Gateway to the Gods, Haridwar is considered one of the seven holiest places according to Hindus, as the devas are said to have left their footprints there.
Day 04: Haridwar - Rishikesh - Haridwar
In the morning, visit Mansa Devi Temple, Daksh Mahadev Temple and Sapt Rishi Ashram.
Later in the day drive to Rishikesh and visit the Laxman 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. Stay overnight at Haridwar hotel.
Rishikesh - also known as the 'place of sages', at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. It is believed that God by the name of 'Hrishikesh' had appeared as an answer to the hard penances by Rabhiya Rishi and henceforth the place derived its name. It is the starting point for the Char dham pilgrims but also for the people who are interested in meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism.
Day 05: Haridwar - Agra
Today after breakfast take a long drive to Agra. Stop on the way for refreshment, reach Agra in the afternoon and check into your hotel for overnight stay.
Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid remainder of the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. For any tourist his India Tour is incomplete without Taj Mahal Tour.
Day 06: Agra
In the morning visit the famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble. It took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD). Take your time to explore this symbol of love.
fter that visit Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit Itmad – ul – daulah's tomb: it's a pre taj era marble structure and often compared with Taj Mahal. Optional visit to Dayal Bagh. In the evening at sunset take a glimpse of Taj Mahal from Yamuna River side. Stay overnight at Agra hotel.
Day 07: Agra - Jaipur
In the morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, Fatehpur Sikri. It's one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height. See the beautiful Jama Masjid / The Buland Darwaza, palace of Queen Jodha Bai, Birbal's (a Minister) Palace. Drive further to reach Jaipur in the afternoon and check into your hotel and relax.
In the evening visit Fort Amer for Sound & Light Show. Stay overnight at Jaipur hotel.
Day 08: Jaipur
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and leave for Jaipur Tour. First visit the hilltop fortress at Amer. Ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant. The Fort, originally built in the 16th century by Maharaja Man Singh encloses superb palaces and a beautiful temple in marble dedicated to the fearsome goddess Kali. One of the main attraction of Fort Amer is its glittering Sheesh Mahal.
In the afternoon, tour the old walled city of Jaipur. Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this ‘pink city' is meticulously constructed on the lines of the Shilpa-Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. Visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory situated in the heart of the city. Built in the 1700's (A.D), it still looks futuristic. Nearby is the ornate Hawa Mahal (the palace of winds). The old City Palace & its museum display a rare fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajasthani armory and costumes.
Evening visit to Chokhi Dhani: an ethnic village resort. The vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women, festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned camel, horses and bullock carts offer joy rides. Stay overnight at Jaipur hotel.
Day 09: Jaipur - Delhi
First half of the day is free to explore the Pink City with the car at your disposal. Jaipur is famous for real stone jewelry and handicrafts.
Later drive back to Delhi. Stop on the way for refreshment. Drive further to reach Delhi and get dropped at IGI Airport to board your flight for onward journey. Your tour comes to end but its sweet memories will remain forever.
- Accommodation as per itinerary - Double room on twin sharing basis at all destinations.
- Tonga Ride at Agra.
- Elephant Ride At Amber Fort*.
- Light and Sound Show at Amber Fort*.
- Dinner at Chokhi Dhani = An ethnic village resort in Jaipur*.
- 01 air conditioned chauffeur driven deluxe car for all transfers, sightseeing and drives.
- One Bottle of mineral water to each person daily.
- Professional government approved English speaking guide at all destinations.
- Fuel charges and Driver's Allowances.
- Current government, Hotel, road, toll and interstate taxes.
- Services tax and Education Cess.
- Monument fees, (Supplement is given separately).
- Meals except then breakfast ( Dinner supplement is given separately).
- Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, insurances, camera fees, excess baggage, emergency , medical cost, tips to drivers, guides and hotel staff.
- Any services not mentioned above.
- Any increase in cost beyond our control such as fuel and airfare increase, government levies and taxes etc.
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