Haridwar, known as “Divine City” is amongst one of the seven blessed places for pilgrimage. A holy bath in the rippling waters of River Ganga is certainly the first step to acquire the blessings ofTridev that denotes the trinity of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Devotees come swarming to the ghat in the evening for the MahaAarti and offer diyas and flowers which sparkle in the holy water and looks like stars twinkling amidst the river. This legendary place has its fame for Ayurvedic and herbal medications. And not to be missed, the great KumbhMela where devotees flock from the whole world to wash away their wordly evil and to attain liberation. Haridwar is no less a worth-seeing city which includes,
Harkipauri- It is considered to be a sacred place for bathing as the divine River Ganga gushes directly from the Himalayas and floods the devotees with its purity. Ganga Aarti is performed in the Ganga temple very religiously after sundown. Devotees come swarming to the ghat in the evening for the MahaAarti and offer diyas and flowers which sparkle in the holy water and looks like stars twinkling amidst the river. and the greatest and purestKumbhMela marks the prominence of this place.
Mansa Devi Temple- Mansa means to yearn, desire. In this temple, the wishes of the people are fulfilled who worship and devote to Mataji. Trekking and trolley’s used in rope-ways are the means of communication to the shrine where one can get a picturesque view of the temple and the holy city. The temple is packed at all times of the year; however, the religious zeal that is seen in Navratri makes it captivating.
Rishikesh : Stationed in the feet of Himalayas, Rishikesh is an idyllic terminus for thrill-seeking tourists, musing people and whose thoughts lie on the facets of Hindu culture. Rishikesh reflects a sanctified place as there are many pre-historic temples and ashrams. Considered to be a small town, but this place observes the International Yoga Week year after year which has visitors from all over the world. The prominent sight-seeing places are
LaxmanJhoola/Ram Jhoola- Basically a bridge over the mighty Ganga, it is a connection for people to commute to the two banks. It’s said to be built by Lord Laxman. It’s an innovative bridge on jute ropes which has been now significantly modified to iron held up bridge. The graceful Ganga can be seen gushing down and it makes a picturesque view of the surroundings.
Rajaji National Park-Being in Rishikesh, how can one miss the exciting and adventurous voyage to Rajaji National Park, titled after Late Sri C. Rajagopalachari. This famous park is a blend of pampas, streams, woods, flora and fauna which make it one of its kind.
NilkanthaMahadev Temple-As the name suggests, this temple which symbolizes Lord Shiva is a boon to the place. Making its way through inclined lanes between river and peaks, nature followers flock here at all times of the year. This heavenly abode ends the search for eternal peace.
Duration : 01 Night / 02 Days
Locations Covered : Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi – Haridwar ( 250 kms )
Early morning Depart from Delhi to Haridwar. Check into Hotel. Afternoon visit Har ki Pairi and Mansa Devi Temple. Evening attend the Sunset Ganga Aarti at bank of river. Overnight Haridwar.
Day 2 : Haridwar – Rishikesh – Delhi
After Breakfast drive to Rishikesh ( 20 kms ). Enroute visit Rajaji National Park at Chilla and continue your journey to Rishikesh to visit Nilkantha Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and also visit Lakshman Jhula. Drive to Delhi. Tour Ends at Delhi.