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Day 01 : Arrive Delhi – Dehradun – Rishikesh
Day 02 : Rishikesh
Day 03 : Rishikesh
Day 04 : Rishikesh – Rishikesh
Day 05 : Rishikesh – Haridwar – Rishikesh
Day 06 : Rishikesh
Day 07 : Rishikesh – Dehradun – Delhi
Day 08 : Delhi
Day 09 : Delhi – Agra
Day 10 : Agra – Delhi – Departure
Delhi to Dehradun by flight: 9W 607 at 09:20/10:20 Hrs
Dehradun to Rishikesh by road: Approx. 25 Kms/30 Mins drive
You arrive at Delhi airport. After clearing India Immigration and Customs, you step into the receiving area where you will be met by our representative. Transfer to terminal to connect your onward flight to Dehradun. Reach Dehradun and drive to Rishikesh. Spread along the banks of the Ganges River, the holy city of Rishikesh lays claim to the title of Yoga Capital of the World. Thronged with ashrams, temples, shrines, pilgrims and sadhus, or spiritual men, Rishikesh is marked by an atmosphere uniquely its own. A cacophony of bell-clanging and chanting rises each morning and evening as devotees prepare for their rituals. Every evening the colourful Ganga aarti takes place at the riverside temple, when baskets holding lighted oil lamps are floated down the waters of the Ganges to the accompaniment of singing and chanting. On arrival check into your Ashram.
Overnight at the Ashram (L, D)
Follow the Ashram’s schedule and practice Yoga & meditation.
Overnight at the Ashram (B, L, D)
Morning after breakfast, transfer to your hotel. Day free for individual activities or enjoy complimentary yoga meditation session at hotel.
Overnight at the hotel (B, L, D)
Rishikesh to Haridwar by road: Approx. 25 Kms & 30 mins drive one way
Morning join the complimentary yoga session at hotel. Later after breakfast take excursion to Haridwar and visit Chandi Devi Temple, situated atop the Neel Parvat, gives a spell bounding view of the entire Haridwar town. The temple was built in the year 1929 by the then king of Kashmir Suchat Singh.
Also, visit Har-Ki-Pauri is regarded as one of the major attractions of Haridwar. It is a sacred ghat built by the then King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This sacred bathing ghat is also known as Brahmakund. Thousands of devotees come here to take a holy dip in the river Ganga during the Kumbh Mela.
Later in the evening witness Aarti ceremony and return back to Rishikesh.
Morning join the complimentary yoga session at hotel. Later have breakfast at hotel. Later spend your day exploring the Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mata Temple, Ram Jhula, other temples and Triveni Ghat. Evening return back to hotel to join complimentary yoga & meditation session.
Rishikesh to Dehradun by road: Approx. 25 Kms & 30 min. drive
Dehradun to Delhi by flight: 9W 608 at 10:40/11:55 Hrs.
Morning after early breakfast check out and transfer to Dehradun airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for individual activities.
Overnight at the hotel (B)
Morning after breakfast proceed for full day city tour of Dehi. The city beautifully encloses magnificent landmarks and monuments that narrate the story of their glorious past. Delhi is known to have been continuously inhabited since 6th century BC. Through most period of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of kingdoms and empires.
Start with Old Delhi and visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. Built between 1644 and 1658, it is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Jama Masjid has three gates, two minarets – 40 meters in height and four towers. The minarets are made up of red sand stone and white marbles bearing stripes of black color.
Later, drive pass the Red Fort to visit the Chandani Chowk on cycle rickshaw. The main street of ‘Old’ Delhi is a magnificent bazaar and as fine a monument to congestion, color and chaos as you’ll find in India today. In Shah Jahan’s day, it was endowed with fine mansions, had a tree-lined canal flowing down its center and was renowned throughout Asia; today it’s jam-packed with artisans, traders and auto-rickshaws and comprises a fantastic cocktail of stench, movement, uproar and fumes.
Afternoon, visit New Delhi and drive pass the Iconic India Gate, a 42-metre archway built in memory of Indian soldiers killed during the First World War, the India Gate is also known as ‘Bharat Gate’. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, it is the national monument of India. Also, drive pass various government buildings like President’s house, Parliament etc.
Later, visit Qutub Minar, Delhi’s most striking monument which looms majestically across the wide plains of Delhi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was constructed in 1192 by Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. Built in red sandstone and marble, it has a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft) and contains 379 stairs. A Soaring conical tower, it is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture and is the tallest minaret in India.
Evening is free at leisure.
Delhi to Agra by road: Approx. 205 Kms & 4 Hrs drive
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Though Agra’s history is largely recognized with Mughal Empire, the place was established much before it and has linkages since Mahabharata, the Mythological history. The golden age of the city began with the Mughals. Akbar made it the center of art, culture, commerce and learning. During the peaceful reign of Shah Jahan, his passion for architecture came to the fore and the world-famous architectural masterpieces were constructed including the Taj Mahal. On arrival check into your hotel.
Later, visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) by sunset. Surely the greatest monument of love and one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is regarded by many as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”
Agra to Delhi by road: Approx. 205 Kms & 4 Hrs. drive
Morning after breakfast visit Agra Fort. Few forts in the world have a more fascinating story to tell than the Great Fort of Agra. Originally planned as an impregnable military structure by Akbar, the Agra Fort, over a period of time, acquired all the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal, was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in Agra Fort, from which he had a view of the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan is said to have died in the Musamman Burj, a tower with a beautiful marble balcony and view of the Taj Mahal.
Also Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb, Even though it’s called the ‘Baby Taj’, it was built before the Taj, and known to be the 1st Marble Mausoleum on the banks of river Yamuna. It too has beautiful carving and its own serene peaceful aura. It is the first building finished with white marble and marks the transitional phase from red stone to white marble.
Later, drive to Delhi. On arrival check into your hotel near airport for wash & change. Post dinner transfer to airport to board your flight to your onward destination.
Prices Valid From: 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2019
Prices Not Valid From: 23nd December 2018 to 3rd January 2019