Holy Haridwar & Risikesh Tour
2 Nights / 3 Days
Haridwar - Rishikesh
Delhi- Haridwar ( By Surface , approx 6 hrs drive )
Today morning you will be transferred by road from Delhi to Haridwar. Haridwar meaning Gateway to God is one of holiest places for Hindus. It is said that during Samudra manthan, drops of Amrit, accidentally spilled in four cities Haridwar, Ujjain, Nasik and Allahabad. Kumbha Mela takes place once every 3 years in one of the 4 places where millions of devotees participate to bathe on the banks of the river to wash away their sins and attain Moksha. Har ki Pauri meaning “the steps of God” is the place in Haridwar where the drops of Amrit fell. Haridwar is known for its Ashrams. It is said that after death, if the ashes of a person are immersed in the River Ganges, the dead attains Moksha. The rituals are normally done by the family priests.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Haridwar which is essentially a Hindu pilgrim town with temples and Dharamshalas along the banks of the river Ganga. Also visit Har ki Pauri the most popular bathing ghat which has a footprint of Lord Vishnu, the Hindu God of preservation on stone. In the evening attend the Aarti on the Ghats. Overnight in Haridwar.
Haridwar – Rishikesh-Haridwar ( By surface, approx 45 min – one way)
Today you will be taking an excursion to Rishikesh which is an ancient pilgrimage centre in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of river Ganges. Rishikesh meaning “lord of the senses” or Lord Vishnu is a town on the shores of River Ganges. Rishikesh known as the world capital of Yoga is full of yoga centers and it is believed that you have a possibility of attaining Moksha if you meditate in this place. There are numerous temples in Rishikesh. Rishikesh, which stands for the “Plaits of the Sage” is a place of Ashrams where solace seekers come to spend their time in the serenity of God. Visit the Shivananda Ashram where discourses in English on Hindu religious texts can be heard. Also visit the Lakshman Jhoola, a suspension bridge spanning the Ganga. Later come back to Haridwar . Overnight in Haridwar .
Haridwar – Delhi (By surface, approx 6 Hrs)
Morning depart for Delhi by surface and on arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight is in Delhi.
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