- Start Date04/30/2020
- TypeGuided Tours
- Departure CityDELHI
- End CityRISHIKESH
- Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
- Durations 12 days 11 nights
The pith of otherworldliness is in the interminable sentiment of miracle. On this 13-day India visit, you will transform India into a deep undertaking implied for any individual who has constantly discovered satisfaction in the better subtleties, longed for the indescribable sentiment of greatness, or an individual who is simply keen on observing the excellence of fascinating societies. You will observer the perfect when you wind through antiquated urban areas and unbelievable streams. Experience vigorous functions and meet gave adherents. Regardless of whether on mountain ranges or at fringe intersections you will discover assorted variety in the individuals and the way of life of India.
Your exceptional otherworldly investigation starts before you step onto the plane. The longing to make a trip urges you ahead to Delhi. You show up in the capital of India prepared to wander through the dynamic roads. Appreciate an entire day guided voyage through the city with a visit to Jama Masjid, the biggest mosque in India. Lotus Temple is a devoted Baha’I House of love that is intended to look precisely like a huge scope lotus. Travel to Varanasi, the holiest city in India.
The River Ganges brushes against the city’s celebrated ghats. Visit the famous Dhamek Stupas during the day and go through the night close by the stream. The next morning you will watch the dawn over the water before coming back to Delhi in the late evening. Move to Dharamsala, home to the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan outcasts. Go through three days investigating the encompassing mountains that are loaded up with religious communities. On day nine you will go from Dharamsala to Amritsar. The city’s name means “A Pool of Nectar” and keeps on being an incredible analogy for the consideration of the nearby individuals. At night you will participate in the Nightly Ceremony at the Golden Temple.
The next day you will visit the Immortal Throne and majestic nursery before seeing the energizing Wagah Border changing of the gatekeeper. Take the slug train to Haridwar where you will come to Rishikesh. The mountain city is a famous spot for trekking and yoga. Your twelfth day will take you to the Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, known as the otherworldly consultant to The Beatles and The Beach Boys. Appreciate a morning yoga meeting close to the River Ganges before coming back to Delhi and proceeding with your excursion home.
- Experience the vitality of Varanasi, probably the holiest city in India
- Visit Dharamsala, home to the Dalai Lama and Tibetan outcasts
- Witness the overlaid fortune of the Golden Temple in Amritsar
- Discover the unadulterated delight of the changing of the watchmen at Wagah Border
- Explore the popular ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who was at one time the profound counsel to the Beatles
- Indulge in the extraordinary assortment of religions in Delhi, where you can locate the biggest mosque in India and a Baha'i Temple that resembles a lotus
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- Food and drinks
- Pick-up and drop off
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- Professional guide
- Special activities
- Transport by air-conditioned
DAY 01 - ARRIVE IN DELHI – FEELING ENERGETIC DELHI
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. This is the capital city of India, and can be called as a major gateway to India. Delhi is one of the most important metropolitan in India, as it is the city of power. It has a very good combination of both modern, as well as ancient culture. In these 3000 years of its existence, there has been the origin of seven more cities, where the traditional Indian capital is. Strategic location, mixture of modern and Indian culture, rich history, medieval market, beside the modern ones etc are the main reasons for choosing it, as the seat of power. Delhi is a city waiting to be explored. It is also known as the Headquarters of Indian politics, as most of the heads of the Indian government and other political parties; reside here, including the Prime Minister, and President of the country. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 02 – IN DELHI - THE EXTRAORDINARY MONUMENTS OF DELHI
After breakfast full day combined city tour Old & New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Red Fort, Made by Mughal Empror Shahjahan, Jama Masjid, The largest in India, It has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Chandni Chowk, this main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar, known as Chandni Chowk. It has very sharp contrast to the open, spacious streets of Delhi. Laxmi Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. India Gate, this 42ms high stone of triumph is a war memorial. It bears the names of 85,000 Indian army soldiers, who died in the campaigns of WWI. Rashtrapati Bhawan - This palace-like building is the official residence of the President of India and an interesting blend of Mughal and western architectural styles. Qutab Minar - The highest monument of India, Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY 03 – DELHI TO VARANASI – FROM THE STREETS OF THE CAPITAL CITIES TO HOLY STREETS
In time transfer to airport to your flight for Varanasi. On Arrival meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. The city of Varanasi is situated along the west bank of the Ganges in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Called Benaras by the British, Varanasi is an important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. The city finds mention in the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. It was a flourishing trade center when Buddha came to Sarnath, about 10 kilometres away, to preach his first sermon in 500 BC. The renowned American novelist Mark Twain once wrote, ”Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” Right from the ancient times, Varanasi has stood as a symbol of Hindu renaissance and preserved the rituals and traditions of Hindu philosophy. Down the ages, pilgrims from distant lands have come to Varanasi in search of divine blessings. Night stay in Varanasi.
DAY 04 – IN VARANASI – LOOKING AT THE SPECTACULAR SUNRISE
Early Morning Boat cruise on river Ganges. After breakfast city tour of Varanasi visiting temples Alamgir Mosque, Durga Temple, Vishwanat Temple, Bharat Mata temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Banaras Hindu University and the Archaeological Museum. In the evening witness the glittering Aarti ceremony at the Ganges. Night stay in Varanasi.
DAY 05 - VARANASI FLY TO DHARAMSALA – EXPEREMCING THE TIBET INSPIRATION
In time transfer to airport to board flight for Dharamsala, On arrival transfer to Hotel and assist with check in Hotel. Dharamsala, one of the best hill stations in India is divided into lower and upper towns with a difference of 457m(1500ft.) between them. The mountains enfold 3 sides of the town and the valley stretches to the south. Dharamsala is known for its scenic beauty, calmness and serenity. It has high pine trees, tea gardens and timber yielding trees. Dharamsala is now the seat of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. After the Chinese conquest of his country, Dharamsala is evocative of the imperial days in places like Mcleod Ganj and Forsythe Ganj. Night stay in Dharamsala.
DAY 06 – IN DHARAMSALA – FEELING SPIRITED
After breakfast city tour visiting Kangra Art Museum , a gallery of Kangra’s famous miniature paintings and a representative collection of sculptures, pottery and anthropological items. War Memorial - full of landscaped lawns and a web of narrow paths fill a pine grove. St. Johns Church – a memorial has been erected over the body of the British Viceroy, Lord Elgin who died at Dharamsala in 1863. Also visit Mcleodganj - the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. The Tibetan Government-in-exile has been here for over three decades. Night stay in Dharamsala.
DAY 07 – IN DHARAMSALA - BASTION OF SECLUSION
Full day excursion Mcleodganjto often called the' Little Lhasa' at 1770 m, this is the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan government-in-exile has been here for over three decades. The impressive monastery has larger than life images of the Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. The large Tibetan community and the presence of traditional architectural designs drawn from Tibet have enhanced the area. A host of Tibetan handicrafts, curios and garments are available on sale and every Sunday, a flea-market appears. Night stay in Dharamsala.
DAY 08 - DHARAMSALA TO AMRITSAR - THE SACCHARINITY OF SYRUP
After breakfast depart by surface to Amritsar. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Amritsar, as the name suggests, is rightfully a pool of nectar. Located in the state of Punjab, Amritsar is one of the most important pilgrimage centres especially for the Sikhs in the country. The city is characterised by some of the must visit religious, historical as well as contemporary sites of importance. The Golden Temple, where Sikhs from all over the world come to pay their reverence to Guru Granth Sahib and take a dip in the Amrit Saras Kund (Pool of Immortality) for spiritual purification is the major landmark of the place. Amritsar is also characterised by the hard working and warm-hearted people. Night stay in Amritsar.
DAY 09 – IN AMRITSAR - MORE THAN ANTIQUE GOLD
After breakfast visiting Golden temple which is located in the heart of the city. The Jalianwallah Bagh which is a memorial of the martyrs of the 1919. The Durgiana Mandir that is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga , Baba Atal Rai Tower. Evening visit Wagha Border to watch Border Retreat Ceremony. Night stay in Amritsar.
DAY 10 - AMRITSAR TRAIN TO HARIDWAR TO RISHIKESH – HOLY SPIRITS
In time transfer to railway station to board train for Haridwar. On arrival Visiting Temples of the city including Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi located on two different hills opposite each other,Daksh Mahadev Temple - The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev. Evening visit Har-Ki-Pauri - These sacred ghats are named after the Charan or Footprints of Hari (Vishnu) impressed on a stone. Later depart by surface to Rishikesh, on arrival check in at Hotel. Night stay in Rishikesh.
DAY 11 – IN RISHIKESH – FOLLOWING THE GREATS OF JOHN AND PAUL. AND GEORGE AND RINGO
After breakfast half day city tour visiting, Lakshman Jhoola – legend says this bridge was built by Lord Rama. Today, a concrete one, by the same name, has replaced the rope bridge. Ram Jhula is the other suspended ironbridge, recently constructed. Gita Bhawan - Founded in early 50s, Gita Bhavan is an ashram that runs an ayurvedic dispensary and has a branch of the famous Gita press, Gorakhpur. Triventi Ghat - The Arati on the Triveni Ghat makes for an unforgettable experience. Night stay in Rishikesh.
DAY 12 - RISHIKESH TO DEHRADUN FLY TO DELHI – YOGIC LIFESTYLES
In time transfer to Dehradun airport to board connecting flight for onward destination.