GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR WITH HARIDWAR & RISHIKESH 9 Nights / 10 Days
Delhi -2N Radisson Blu Kaushambi Delhi NCR
Jaipur – 2N Golden Tulip
Agra – 1N Howard Plaza - The Fern
Delhi -1N Radisson Blu Kaushambi Delhi NCR
Rishikesh -2N Dewa Retreat
Delhi -1N Radisson Blu Kaushambi Delhi NCR
(In case above mentioned hotels are not available; we will use similar hotels. Price may vary).
Program Validity: November 2019 – 15 April 2020 (Except 21 December 2019 to 05 Jan 2020)
Day 1: Arrival Delhi (D)
Arrive New Delhi. Meet and assist on arrival. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi (B/D)
After breakfast at the hotel, depart on a full day tour of Delhi which includes visits to Raj Ghat (cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi), Jama Masjid, and a drive past Red Fort as well as Chandni Chowk - a traditional shopping hub. Later in the afternoon, you will be taken visit the historical sites of the city such as Qutab Minar, India Gate (War Memorial), a drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s Estate). After sightseeing in the city, return to your hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur (265 kms / around 5.5 hrs) (B/D)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival transfer to hotel and check-in. Explore Jaipur and experience local bazar. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur (B/D)
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. Tour the Amber Fort - the capital of the state till 1728. Visit Jagmandir or the Hall of Victory that glitters with thousand mirrors, Jal Mahal. Enjoy an elephant ride to Amber Fort and behold the panoramic views of the city along the way.
In the afternoon, visit the Maharaja’s City Palace and Jantar Mantar, drive past Hawa Mahal or The Palace of Winds and past the rose-pink residential and business quarters of Jaipur, that give it the name of “Pink City.” After a day of sightseeing and discovering the different colours of Jaipur, return to your hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Drive Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (232 kms / around 5 hrs drive) (B/D)
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other palaces.
Afternoon visit city tour of Agra (Agra Fort). On arrival in Agra, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6: Agra / Delhi (203 kms / around 4 hrs) (B/D)
Early morning proceed to visit the most iconic monuments, the world-famous Taj Mahal, during sunrise. Taj Mahal described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, it was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble and took 22 years to complete. Back to hotel for breakfast. Later check-out and drive to Delhi.
In Delhi, proceed to visit Lotus temple, constructed in 1986; it is the 7th most modern Baha'i house of worship in the world. Although the temple belongs to the Baha’i sect, is open to people of all faiths. Baha’i religion, an independent, is a very important prayer and meditation tools to progress in the human. Lotus temple is broad in its outlook, and scientific in the influence it exerts on the hearts and minds of men.
Visit Connaught Place and Janpath Bazar. Later transfer to hotel and check-in.
Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7: Train Delhi/Haridwar 06:45/11:30 hrs / Rishikesh (35 kms / around 1 hour) (B/D)
On time transfer to New Delhi Railway station to board the Shatabdi train to Haridwar.
Breakfast on Board.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and drive to Rishikesh. On arrival transfer to hotel and check-in.
In the evening, proceed to visit the Ganga Aarti ceremony at Triveni ghat. The Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, also called as the Maha Aarti, is an evening prayer performed on the banks of the River Ganga. It is a major highlight of the ghat, which attracts a large number of devotees and visitors.
Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8: Rishikesh (B/D)
After breakfast proceed to visit Rishikesh. Lakshman Jhula: This is a hanging bridge, which has been a popular attraction amongst the tourists visiting Rishikesh. Build in 1929. Rishikund: Lying near to Triveni Ghat, Rishikund is an ancient place. Legends relate this to Kubz Saint. He was blessed by the Goddess Yamuna by infusing this pond by its water. Triveni Ghat: It is the main ghat in the town region. Many pilgrims come here to take the holy dip. In the evening, you can attend the spectacular Ganga Aarti at the ghat. Bharat Mandir - located in the heart of the old town and on the banks of the Ganges, Bharat Mandir was built in 12th century by Adiguru Shankra Charya. The inner sanctum of the temple houses the idol of lord Vishnu that has been carved out of single Saligram. Geeta Bhawan: It is amongst the oldest temple complexes in the area. The holy Indian epic Ramayana and Mahabharata are illustrated on the walls. Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh is an experience in itself. The Aarti is more spiritual than religious, and after a session of bhajans and Vedic chants by the ashram dwellers, several small lamps are lit up by the devotees and floated on the waters of the holy Ganga, veiling it in a glittering golden hue. After Aarti, back to hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9: Drive Rishikesh / Haridwar / Delhi ETD 18:12/22:50 hrs (Dinner on board)
After breakfast around 1000 hrs check-out and drive to Haridwar.
Haridwar – also spelled Hardwar (gate to God), is an ancient city and is regarded as one of the seven holiest places to Hindus. According to the Samudra Manthan, Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nashik and Prayag is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda. This is manifested in the Kumbha Mela, which is celebrated every 12 years in Haridwar. Brahma Kund, the spot where the Amrit fell, is located at Har ki Pauri (literally, "footsteps of the Lord") and is considered to be the most sacred ghat of Haridwar. It presents a kaleidoscope of Indian culture and development.
Visit, Bharat Mata temple, Daksh Mahadev temple, Rudraksh Tree, Also spend some time at Har ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges. Later transfer to railway station to board Shatabdi train to Delhi. Dinner on Board. Meet & greet on arrival at New Delhi Railway station and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Delhi - Departure (B)
Transfer to International airport for flight to onward destination.