- 14 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This is a full-day trip from Delhi to the town of Rishikesh, a pilgrimage site for the Hindus. En route, stop at the ancient Hindu city of Haridwar situated on the banks of the River Ganges. The Beatles and Kate Winslet have been among some of the prominent visitors to Rishikesh. Visit an important holy site in Haridwar before continuing your drive to Rishikesh. After a tour of Rishikesh head back to Haridwar for the spectacular evening Aarti (prayer ceremony) on the banks of the River Ganges.
• Banks of the River Ganges in Haridwar
• Bridges on the River Ganges in Rishikesh
• Evening aarti in Haridwar
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Local English speaking guide
- 02 bottles of mineral water per person
- Bottled water
- Food and drinks
Your hotel in the city of Delhi.
06 :00 A.M.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Same as departure location.
You will be picked up from the airport or your hotel in Delhi and driven to Rishikesh, 170 miles from Delhi. The drive to Rishikesh takes around six hours.
On the way stop at Haridwar, an ancient Hindu city and pilgrimage site. Pilgrims flock to the banks of the River Ganges here as it is believed that a dip in the sacred river will cleanse them of their sins. Stand in silent contemplation on the steps of Har-ki-Pauri as you look at the river flowing by. The city is also popular with international visitors who come to India in search of peace and salvation. It is a great place to get initiated into the universal tenets of Hinduism.
After the stop in Haridwar, drive onward towards Rishikesh. Rishikesh is the gateway to the four holy temples of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. It is believed that by meditation in Rishikesh one can get liberated from the cycle of death and rebirth. Visit Laxman Jhula, a suspension bridge that spans the River Ganges. Further downstream is a larger bridge, the Ram Jhula. Enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. After lunch walk around the town and visit the many ashrams (Hindu monasteries) and temples.
In the afternoon start your drive back to Delhi, again stopping at Haridwar on the way. In Haridwar, wind your way back to the banks of the River Ganges and wait for the nightly aarti. The whole atmosphere reverberates with the chants and hymns that accompany the daily ritual of lighting lamps and offering prayers to the River Ganges.
After this memorable prayer session, continue your drive to Delhi. On reaching Delhi you will be dropped back at your hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children below 5 years are free of charge.
- No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
- Cash or credit cards can be used for personal expenses.
- Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are not allowed.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.