Haridwar with Golden Triangle
Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra, Jaipur Tour
Duration :- 14 Days / 13 Nights
Destination :- Delhi-Haridwar-Rishikesh -Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Delhi
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi , meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar ,India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House , Red fort , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial , Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi - Haridwar
After breakfast drive to to haridwar & transfer to hotel. Later visit har ki pauri for aarti the ritual that takes place every evening on the banks of the holy river ganges. Night stay in Haridwar.
Day 04 : Haridwar
Early morning riser for first yoga class with our yoga teacher and then start the practice in the morning session of 2 hrs. After that take the breakfast cooked inside the resort with the special care taken to follow the menu given by our yoga and meditation experts.
Leave for the day excursion to have a look at the ancient religion of hinduism in the holiest city of the religion. Visit one of the oldest temples in the town called daksha temple, a shiva temple, also visit the mercury shiva lingam temple, (famous for the solidfied mercury shivlingam, said to be done by a saint through his meditation). come back to hotel to continue the yoga classes in the evening. After that go for short walk in the market in the town. Or just relax on the banks of the river ganges. Lunch and dinner at hotel.
Day 05 : Haridwar
Early morning yoga schedule as day 03. After that leave for chandi devi temple. Situated on the top of a hill it provides the magnificent view of the town along with a majestic view of high himalayan ranges. One has to either go trekking up 3 kms to reach or one can also go by cable car. Come back to ashram / resort for lunch and then in the afternoon visit the other places of interest or just relax in the resort. Evening session of yoga and then again go for a nice walk along the ganges to har ki pauri. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Haridwar - Rajaji National Park
After the morning yoga session leave for a date with the jungle. Reach rajaji national park and on arrival visit the settlement of “Gujjars” a local tribe. Just see the lifestyle of local people who live inside the jungle and are one of the most fiendly of all Indian tribes. Spend the morning with them and then come out to have lunch. In the afternoon and evening leave for the elephant safari in the rajaji national park. If one is lucky then you can see a big cat like a tiger or leopard or wild asian elephants, along with the antelopes, spotted deers, sambhars, wild baors, jungle fowls, porcupine, wolf, jackals, and a score of migratory birds. Come back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 07 : Haridwar
Morning session of yoga and after breakfast sitting with yoga teacher to rectify your mistakes in practicing yoga. Also sit with our astrologer in the afternoon. Just tell him your place of birth and time of birth along with your date of birth and let him tell you about your past, present and future. A nice and experience. Evening free in the town to explore yourself, and to pick up souvenirs. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Haridwar -Rishikesh (1 Hrs Drive)
After a morning yoga session leave for rishikesh and visit the various ashrams. This town is famous world over for its spiritual significance after “Beatles” stayed here for a month in seventies for meditation. In the evening check in our own rafting beach camp, right on the river banks. Dinner with bon fire at camp.
Day 09 : Rishikesh
Early morning yoga session without the yoga teacher, just practice what you learnt in haridwar. After breakfast leave for a date with the river wild. Take on the rapids up to grade III on a stretch of 18 kms and then finish the day at camp to take lunch. Afternoon free to have a sun bath at beach camp. Dinner with bon fire at camp.
Day 10 : Rishikesh -Delhi
After breakfast drive to Delhi & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure . Night stay in Delhi.
Day 11 : Delhi-Agra
Early morning drive to the city of Taj- Agra ,Arrive Agra in approx. 4 hours & transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience),a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcoveof inlaid marble at the back,the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Later at sunset visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahans beloved wife.Evening free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.
Day 12 : Agra-Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur- the fabled “pink city”of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendours are now living monuments enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town”which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 13 : Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast , visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singhs observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances,puppet show and various other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 14 : Jaipur-Delhi-Departure
After breakfast checkout from hotel & drive to Delhi , Arrive Delhi in approx 05 Hours & transfer to airport for onward flight.