North India Pilgrimage Tour

North India Pilgrimage Tour

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Destination Covered:

Delhi - Varansi - Allahabad - Ayodhya - Lucknow - Agra - Mathura - Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi

Duration:
12 Nights / 13 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. After completing formalities with customs and immigration, you will be received by our representative with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands).

Delhi is the capital of India since old times. Delhi's history dates back to the first millenium BC, when it was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs built Lal Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It is the epicenter of the nation's politics, economy and culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi, the capital of India. Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02 - Delhi
After breakfast embark on sightseeing trip of Delhi City which would include the visit to Old Delhi.

Old Delhi: An ancient walled city. Here you would see the Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire, Rajghat the Samadhi of our Father of Nation, Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk the bustling and colourful market of the old city.
Afterwards proceed for the Sightseeing trip of Akshardham Temple.

Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. Return to the hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi - Varanasi (Flight)
Morning assistance in the transfer to airport to connect flight for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi met with and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon take an excursion to Buddhist town of Sarnath – The hallowed spot where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after enlightenment. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay will be in Varanasi.
Day 04 - In Varanasi
Early morning you start your day with the Boat ride in Holy river Ganges.
Rise before dawn & step gingerly in the boat as the boatman starts rowing the boat. Witness the daily miracle to unfold, as the Sun appears triumphantly over the horizon. The sound of conches & temple bells add to the delicate pink fabric of dawn. The formerly hushed murmuring of ancient Sanskrit Shlokas (hymns) now rise, in one voice, to a crescendo of unparalleled piety & joy. Later we explore the city by foot to get the feel of this Oldest living city of the world.

Return back to the hotel for the breakfast. Enjoy your buffet breakfast at the hotel and afterwards you start the half day sightseeing trip of the city.
Return to the hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight will be in Varanasi.
Day 05 - Varanasi - Allahabad By Road
This morning depart by surface to Allahabad 125 Kms.- 03 hrs. drive approx. Arrive and check-in to Hotel. Afternoon tour of Allahabad - visit The Sangam, Maha Kumbh Mela (after every 12 years), Allahabad Fort, Patalpuri Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Akshaya Vat. Overnight stay will be in Allahabad.
Day 06 - Allahabad - Ayodhya - Lucknow By Road
This morning after the breakfast depart by surface to Ayodhya 167 Kms. 4 hrs. drive approx. Visit the major attractions of Ayodhya are the Ram Janmabhumi (birthplace of Lord Rama) where he spent most of his childhood, Lakshman Ghat, Kala Ram Temple, Kanak Bhavan Temple and several Jain shrines. Evening proceed to Lucknow 134 Kms. 3 hrs. drive approx. Arrive and check-in to hotel. Overnight stay will be in Lucknow.
Day 07 - Lucknow – Agra (Overnight Train)
Breakfast in the hotel. This morning embark on the city tour where you would visit Bara Imambara, Chhota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Hussainibad picture gallery, Clock Tower, Jama Masjid, Lucknow Residency.
Evening assisted in the transfer to railway station to board the overnight train to Agra. Overnight on Board the Ac Sleeper Class.
Day 08 - In Agra
Arrive Agra railway station met with and transfer to Hotel (Early check-in subject to availability) morning at leisure. Afternoon visit Red Fort – a visit to the fort in ‘Agra’ is a must since so many of the events which lead to the construction of the Taj took place here, Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb – The tomb is of particular interest since many of its design elephants overshadow the Taj. Overnight will be in Agra.
Day 09 - Agra - Delhi Via Mathura By Road
Morning take the city tour covering -Taj Mahal – a poem written in white marble, the most extravagant monument ever built for love. Later this morning depart by surface to Delhi via Mathura & Vrindavan sightseeing 205 Kms. 5 Hrs. drive approx.
Arrive and check-in to hotel. Overnight stay will be in Delhi.
Day 10 - Delhi- Haridwar - Rishikesh By Road
Morning depart by surface to Rishikesh 230 Kms. 6 hrs. drive approx. en-route visit Haridwar.
in Haridwar - Har-Ki-Pauri, the sacred ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. The golden reflection of floral diyas in the river Ganges is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga Aarti ceremony at the Ghat. The temple of Chandi Devi atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganges was constructed in AD 1929 by Suchat Singh, the then King of Kashmir. The Chandi Devi Temple is now also accessible by a ropeway, which starts near the Gauri Shankar Temple. The temple atop the Bilwa Parvat is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi. One can have a panoramic view of Haridwar, the Ganges, and the countryside from this place. Later continue drive to Rishikesh. On arrival transfer to the Hotel. Overnight will be in Rishikesh.
Day 11 - In Rishikesh
Morning city tour of Rishikesh – visit Ashrams & Temples – evening Aarti ceremony at the bank of the river Ganges. Overnight stay will be in Rishikesh.
Day 12 - Rishikesh - Delhi By Road
This morning after the breakfast drive to Delhi,230 Kms. 06 Hrs. drive approx. On arrival check-in to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay will be in Delhi.
Day 13 - Delhi - Overseas (Flight)
This morning assisted in the transfer from the hotel to the International airport to board the flight back home.
 
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