Places Covered : Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Varanasi – Allahabad
* An overview of Delhi, the capital of India
* Varanasi – the city of Lord Shiva.
* Allahabad – the holy city where kumbh mela is held once in 11 years
This experience will take you first to Delhi, the capital, which contains many treasures such as the Red Fort or Jama Masjid. You will visit in this city real architectural jewels. Then your journey will take you to Varanasi, through Haridwar and Rishikesh. You will live a unique experience along the shores of the Ganges, the holy river where the Indian spirituality has its source.
Arrival at Delhi
After arrival you will be given a traditional welcome. Transfer to your hotel by our representative. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, proceed for a full day city tour of Delhi with our English speaking driver. You will visit Red fort, Jama Masjid mosque, Chandni Chowk market, Qutub Minar etc. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh( 4H 220Km from Haridwar by train and 30min 12kms from Haridwar-Rishikesh by road )
In the morning you will be transferred to railway station to board the train to Haridwar. After reaching Haridwar you will be driven to Rishikesh. Check-in and relax in the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Rishikesh.
Enjoy the whole day at Rishikesh, in the serene surroundings of the Himalayas. Places we will explore include temples, Ganga Ghats and Ashrams. Overnight stay at hotel in Rishikesh.
Rishikesh – Haridwar – Varanasi( 30min 12 Km to Haridwar by road)and 13H 827.km Haridwar-Varanasi by train )
The fifth day of the tour begins with a drive to Haridwar. Haridwar is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrim centers in India. The main attractions at Haridwar are the Ganga Ghats, temples and Ashrams. In the evening you will be transferred to railway station to board the train to Varanasi. Overnight on train.
You will reach Varanasi in afternoon; check-in to hotel and relax. In the evening you will be taken to the Ganga Ghats to watch evening Aarti (Hindu ritual). Overnight will be at hotel in Varanasi.
Early morning, you will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. Later in the day a city tour is arranged covering the Vishwanath temple, the Bharat Mata temple, BHU etc. Overnight is at hotel.
After breakfast you will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha temples, the Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum. Relax in the afternoon. Attend famous Arti prayer ceremony in evening. Overnight is at the hotel.
Varanasi- Allahabad 1H 55min 122kms
In the morning, departure for Allahabad by road to witness “the Sangam (meeting point)”of the three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati (a mythological river). Allahabad or Prayag is an important pilgrimage center of the Hindus. It is one of the four venues of the famous “Kumbh Mela” which is celebrated only once in 11 years. Overnight is at hotel.
After breakfast, a full day excursion of Allahabad begins, covering Sangam, Allahabad fort, the Ashoka pillar, temples and Ghats. You have leisure time in the evening and later board the Prayagraj Express Train back to Delhi. Overnight on Train to Delhi.
After reaching Delhi in morning, you will be transferred to hotel. The day is at leisure. Later, in the evening transfer to the International Airport to catch the flight for onward destination.