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Haridwar & Rishikesh Tour
  Pilgrim Tours >> Haridwar & Rishikesh Tour  
Best Time to Visit :

Haridwar can be visited round the year, but the best time to visit is

    between October to March during the winter season.
place Places to See : Haridwar
  Haridwar, also known as Hardwar is a divine city located in the state of Uttaranchal in Northern India. This place is known as the Gateway to the Gods and is among the seven holiest places of Hindu religion as God and Goddess are said to have left their footprints here. This holy city also serves as the gateway to the three sacred religious destinations of India i.e. Rishikesh, Badrinath, and Kedarnath. Etymologically the word Haridwar is derived from the Sanskrit word which means Dwara of Hari or Gateway to God, 'Hari' meaning god and 'dwar' meaning gate.
According to the Hindu mythology this is among the four holy places where drops of the elixir of immortality spilled out from the pitcher. This religious incident makes it a holy land for hosting the Kumbh Mela which is held at an interval of four, six and twelve years. The Holy River Ganga after flowing for 253 kilometers from its source at Gaumukh, at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plain of North India at Haridwar which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára, the place where the Ganges descends to the plains.
Tourist Attractions in Haridwar
Har ki Paori
This temple is located 1.5 km from the city and was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihar. Here one can see the footprints of Lord Vishnu in the temple adjacent to the ghat.
Maya Devi Temple
This temple is one of the known Siddhpeethas of India which is dedicated to the Maya Devi, the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar. According to Hindu mythology it is the place where the heart and navel of goddess Sati had fallen.
Mansa Devi Temple
This is the most sacred temple of this place which is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi. Here one of the statues of the deity has three mouths and five arms while the other one has eight arms. It is situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat where devotees can reach via rope-way cable cars. This place offers a bird's eye view of the city.
Chandi Devi
The temple of Chandi Devi is located 6 km from the city center atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganga. This beautiful temple was built in 1929 A.D. by Suchat Singh, the King of Kashmir.
Bhimgoda Tank
This tank is located at a distance of about 1 km from Har ki Paori. According to the Hindu mythology it is said that when the Pandavas were on their way to the Himalayas through Haridwar, Bhim(one of the Pandavas) made this tank with the blow of his knee.
Parad Shivling
It is situated 2 km from Haridwar in Harihar Ashram, Kankhasl. This place is famous for Shivling which is about 150 kg in weight and Rudraksha trees.
Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Srovar
It is located 7 km from Har Ki Pouri.  It is said that River Ganga had split herself in seven currents at this place so that the Sapt (seven) Rishis (Sages) worshiping there don't get disturbed.
The place is known for turbulent water which makes it popular for water rafting.
  RISHIKESH tour  
place Places to See : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Rishikesh - Delhi
duration Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Day 1 :
Home - Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, you will be welcomed by our executive and transferred to your hotel.

New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India. Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts. The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of British Raj. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2 :
Have a healthy breakfast at the hotel and leave for Old & New Delhi sightseeing tour .

In Old Delhi Visit Red fort, built in Red Sand stone this imposing fort is 3 Kms in perimeter with the height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters at places.

Visit Jama Masjid, is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but also in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets. Also visit Raj Ghat -Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial.

In New Delhi, drive past Janpath, Rashtrapati Bhawan , Parliament street , Visit India Gate , India Gate is perhaps one of the most impressive structures built in the capital of India. This historic monument was built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers killed in the First World War.

Visit Humayun's Tomb, built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture.

Also visit Qutab Minar, it is a one of the finest monuments in India and is 238 feet in height. Qutab Minar is 47 feet at the base and tapers to nine feet at the apex. The city tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir). Enjoy the Dances of India in the evening. Overnight will be at Delhi.
Day 3 :
Delhi - Jaipur ( 206 kms - 4 hrs )
Drive to Jaipur - Jaipur was established by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743) and painted pink by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876. The Royal heritage of Jaipur lives in its architecture and culture. The city in pink is symbolic of the hospitality that reigned in the Rajput culture. Upon arrival, check-in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4 :
After breakfast, have excursion trip to Amber Fort with Jeep / elephant ride.

En route, make a photo stop at the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Hawa Mahal is a sample of the perfection of the architecture. Hawa Mahal was built with the pink & red sandstone, beautifully carved and outlined with white border and motif Amber Fort is situated on the crest of a hill seven miles north of Jaipur is Amber, capital of the Kuchwaha Rajputs from 1037 to 1728. Man Singh I built it in a style to rival Mughal grandeur and opulence.

In afternoon visit City Palace, a combination of conventional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. City Palace complex has more than a few palatial structures. City Palace is a huge complex, which houses many courtyards, gardens and buildings.

Also visit Jantar Mantar, built between 1716. It is located within the city palace. Jantar Mantar contains a collection of instruments for observing the movements of sun, moon, planets and stars. It was built to develop the interest of the people in Astronomy. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5 :
Jaipur - Agra (256 kms - 5/6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra - The city of Mughals offers you an opportunity to explore the massive monuments, majestic buildings, and the popular arts and crafts. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid remainder of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the capital in the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri. It is a beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. The Mughals later abandoned this city for lack of water. Fatehpur Sikri had a short life of splendor. Once Akbar left it in 1585, it never regained its lost importance and has remained the most magnificent and well-preserved ghost city of India. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6 :
Agra - Delhi (203 kms - 4 hrs)

Visit Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday), a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. It took twenty-two years and hard toil of more than twenty thousand workers to construct Taj Mahal. The beauty of the Taj Mahal is enchanting and it reflects the marvelous beauty of architecture. Taj Mahal symbolize the richness of art and architecture of the Mughal period.

Visit Agra Fort; built by Emperor Akbar on the west bank of the river Yamuna and beautified with palaces and gardens by Jehangir, Agra Fort today dominates the centre of the city. The crescent-shaped fort with its 20-metre high, 2.4-km outer walls contains a maze of buildings that form a small city within a city. Drive back to Delhi, en-route you will visit the Sikandra - Mughal Emperor Akbar's Mausoleum.

Day 7 :
Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh (Train)

An early morning depart for Rishkesh - Rishikesh is a famous tourist destination for Indian. It is the starting point of some of the great adventure trekking tours of India and has several ashrams, the renowned centres of philosophical study, yoga and meditation. Rishikesh is enveloped by hills and offers the breathtaking environs for trekking and hiking in India. It provides opportunity for adventurous trekking tours in India. The untamed Ganges leaves the Himalayas and flows onto the plains at Rishikesh. Matching the enthusiasm of the river rapids, the trekkers hike along the Ganges. The sights of dense forests, verdant mountain slopes, meandering river and exotic flora and fauna keep the trekkers mesmerized. Rishikesh now has countries best Spa and many Ayurvedic treatment centers for every ones requirement.

Trip to Ghats for evening Ganga arti at Parmarth Niketan. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8 :

Full day sightseeing tour of Haridwar and Rishikesh including visit of Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi Temple.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9 :
Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi

After breakfast depart for Delhi. In the evening proceed for the Dances of India Show. After the show you will have Farewell Dinner before reaching the airport for flight home with sweet memories of India.

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