North India Heritage with Haridwar & Spiritual Rishikesh

Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Delhi- Agra- Jaipur- Delhi- Haridwar- Rishikesh-Delhi

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Upon your arrival in Delhi, our company representative will escort you to the hotel in Delhi. If time permits driver will take you for a visit to Dilli Haat- an open-air cultural extravaganza offering vibrant handicraft displays along with traditional food delicacies. Return back to the Hotel for an Overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast, your Delhi sightseeing tour begins with first visit to the Jama Masjid - the largest mosque of India that can accommodate up to 25,000 people at a time). Later, take a rickshaw ride to Chandni Chowk - the oldest and most popular market of Old Delhi. Drive past Red fort (17th century fort in Delhi) and reach Rajghat - a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (residence of the President of India and India Gate - a war memorial built in order to commemorate those Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I) and the Parliament House (supreme legislative building of India). Visit the Humayun’s Tomb - a tomb built in the memory of Emperor Humayun. The square gardens with water channels surrounding the tomb is the major attraction here. Later in the day, explore the Qutub Minar complex that houses the tallest brick minaret in the world and various other monuments displaying Sultanate architecture and ruinsof various historical monuments mostly built during the rule of Khilji dynasty. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi - Agra (205 kms/Approx. 4-5 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Mughal city of Agra. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. After some relaxation, go for an excursion to the Mughal fort of Agra - the Agra Fort nestled on the bank of the River Yamuna River. Constructed from red sandstone, it was the seat of the Mughal Empore till the year 1638. Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Private and Public Halls, Royal Pavilions etc. Are notable attractions here. Later, visit a Marble Cottage to witness the skilled craftsmen showcasing their marble inlay work skills. Reach the Taj Mahal on a Tonga (horse carriage) ride. Soak in the mesmerizing architecture of this 17th century monument that took around 22 years to build. This wondrous edifice display marvelous marble inlay work that you won’t find anywhere else. In evening, capture glimpses of sunset while you marvel at this stunning beauty. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.

Day 04: Agra - Jaipur Via Fatehpur Sikri (240 km/Approx. 5 hrs)
After breakfast, our company representative will escort you to Jaipur. Enroute visit the mysterious city of Fatehpuri Sikri established by Emperor Akbar. This 17th century deserted city has complex of monuments including the Buland Darwaza (highest gateway in the world), a tomb dedicated to a Sufi saint “Salim Chishti” etc. and has many tales to tell that can be best discovered when explored yourself. Also, visit the Chand Baoli in Abhaneri, a small village of Rajasthan, that displays a gigantic staircase with infinite steps and geometrical symmetry leading to a well. So watch your step! On arrival in Jaipur, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 05 Jaipur Sightseeing
Today after breakfast, head for Jaipur sightseeing tour with first visit to the Amer Fort - a magnificent hill fort of Jaipur. The views of the fort falling upon the Maota Lake below is truly captivating. Enjoy an elephant ride to and fro the Amer Fort. .(Elephant ride optional). Enjoy a royal visit to the City Palace complex. Built on a bank of the Pichola Lake, it has been home to the royal families of Jaipur for many years. It comprises of beautiful courtyards, intricately-designed gateways, Palaces, Halls and temples etc. for you to explore. Walk upto the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur. It is an 18th century astronomical observatory built by the founder of Jaipur. If time permits, visit the handicrafts factory of hand woven carpets & textiles and witness how silk carpets are made. In the evening, visit the Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of the Winds” known for its 953 windows carved with ornate latticework. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 06: Jaipur - Delhi (258 km/Approx. 6 hrs)
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to Delhi. On arrival, check-in hotel. Later in the evening, go for an (optional) excursion to the legendary bazaars of Delhi like the Khari Baoli (Asia’s biggest spice market), Kinari Bazaar (Golden embroidery clothing) and Dariba Kalan (antique, semi-precious stones, gold and silver jewellery). Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 07 Delhi to Haridwar - The Holy City of Ganges [250 kms/Approx. 6 hrs]
After early morning breakfast, our company representative will escort you to Haridwar. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Relax for the day and in the evening, head to the Har ki Pauri to watch the years-old traditional Ganga Aarti dedicated to River Ganga (said to be the Divine Mother) for a spiritually-uplifting experience. During this worship, witness the beautiful brightly-lit lamps, huge groups of devotees chanting prayers and floating diyas on the River Ganga, priests dressed in their holy attire holding a multi-tiered Diya lamps, sounds of holy bells and lot more to experience. Overnight stay at hotel in Haridwar.

Day 08: Haridwar - Rishikesh [20 kms/ Approx 1 hr] - Haridwar
Post breakfast, our company representative will take you for an excursion to Rishikesh - a magnet for spiritual seekers. This sacred city houses a number of Ashrams (spiritual hermitage) where people visit to practice yoga and meditation. It is popularly called the “Yoga Capital of the World”. Its wonderful settings on the rapid flowing River Ganges and surrounded by densely-forested hills creates a perfect ambiance for meditation and yoga. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Later, visit the famous Ashrams that are great spots for meditation and rejuvenation, Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula - high iron suspension bridges stretched across the Ganges river and end your day, soaking in views of the River Ganges. Before heading for the Ganga Aarti in evening, you can indulge in a rejuvenating Yoga session at Parmarth Ashram. At the time of sunset, gear up for the the grand Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh. Later, our company representative will drive you back to Haridwar. Overnight stay at hotel in Haridwar.

Day 09: Haridwar - Delhi [250 kms/Approx. 6 hrs]
After breakfast, our company representative will drive you back to Delhi. On reaching, check-in at the hotel. Day kept free at leisure. In the evening, go for a Sound and Light Show (optional) at Red Fort. This spectacular amalgamation of sound and lights depicts the magnificent history of the Mughal Empire and re-creates important historical events from the history of India that are associated with this 17th century fort. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 10: Delhi Departure
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel in Delhi. Our company representative will meet you and drop you off at the Delhi Airport to board your flight for your onward journey.

Accommodation Chart:

Nights

City

Hotel Names

04

Delhi

Hotel Surya International

01

Agra

Taj Villa

02

Jaipur

Lords Plaza

02

Haridwar

Golden Tulip

Similar/Suggestive Hotels will be provided in case of unavailability.


Cost of the Tour

USD 499 PER PERSON Valid from Jan, 18 to 31st March, 2018
USD 449 PER PERSON Valid from 1st April, 2018 to 30th Sept, 2018


Inclusions:

  1. 09 Nights’ accommodation at above Hotels.
  2. Arrival Assistance by GeTS Holidays Representative.
  3. Daily Buffet Breakfast at all the Hotels/Resorts.
  4. Tonga Ride at Taj Mahal.
  5. Elephant Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  6. Transportation using A/c Sedan Vehicle throughout the journey
  7. All Applicable Hotel and other taxes

Exclusions: -

  1. Any Airfare or Train
  2. Guide
  3. India Visa
  4. Entrance Fees to monuments/sightseeing places
  5. Any Personal Expenses
  6. Tips to Guide & Drivers
  7. Any other services which are not mentioned above

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