Golden Triangle Tour with Haridwar and Rishikesh

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
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Golden Triangle Tour with Haridwar and Rishikesh Itinerary

The political center and capital of India, New Delhi makes up one of the cornerstones of the Golden Triangle. The teeming, buzzing souk-like bazaars of Old Delhi with its narrow alleys lead to the grand mosque-Jama Masjid and the colossal Red Fort. Take a cycle rickshaw ride weaving through these lanes i to explore the chaotic charm of Old Delhi. Drive through tree-lined boulevards and wide avenues of New Delhi to witness the architectural brilliance of India Gate and the President’s House reflecting the elegant synthesis of Indian and European traditions.

The second city on this route is Jaipur also known as the “Pink City” - a city which harmoniously blends the old and the new. Explore the historical monuments, opulent palaces and invincible forts while meandering through a labyrinth of fascinating bazaars selling textiles, blue pottery, jewelry and local handicrafts. Enjoy an elephant ascent to Amber fort, a visit to the “Palace of Winds” and the City Palace which is filled with royal memorabilia.

Arrive at Agra to complete the triangle, visit the deserted palaces and pavilions of the Mughal kingdom of Fatehpur Sikri - a World Heritage Site, en-route to the pristine white embodiment of eternal love the magnificent Taj Mahal. No words can aptly describe the visual experience of witnessing the ethereal Taj Mahal at sunset with the marble monument changing shades from orange to rose red –a scenario so pure, intense and spiritual that it leaves one in a hypnotic trance. On the way to Agra visit Mathura and Vrindawan, the sacred cities associated with Lord Krishna.

This Golden triangle tour is combined with Rishikesh and Haridwar to get a feel of the spiritual ethos of India. A paradise for nature lovers, Haridwar or the Gateway to God presents a kaleidoscope of Indian culture and civilization. It is also the starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna.

The evening prayer (Aarti) at dusk offered to Goddess Ganga at Har-Ki-Pauri (steps of God Hara or Shiva) is an enchanting experience and a mesmerizing spectacle to witness. The synchronized ritual of the Aarti and the sounds of the holy chants with thousands of lamps floating in the river is indeed a spellbinding sight.

A short drive from Haridwar brings you to Rishikesh, also known as the “Place of Sagas” is a spiritual located at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga and surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides. In the recent past this place has become a favorite destination of spiritual seekers and yoga practitioners.

This distinct and invigorating tour combines the splendor and romance of Moghul and Rajput India with the innate spirituality that is deeply rooted in India’s culture and history.

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Day 01 : Arrival at Delhi:

You arrive in Delhi by International flight. After a traditional Welcome our representative would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check-in. After some rest, breakfast at coffee shop in the Hotel. After breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi at 1100 hrs, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat followed by the drive around India Gate and President's House. In the afternoon visits to Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Mahavir Ahinsa Sthal and Chhatarpur temple. Overnight stay at Hotel.

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Day 02 : Delhi to Agra via Mathura and Vrindavan

Today morning we leave for Agra via visiting Mathura and Vrindavan, related to the birth and childhood of Lord Krishna. Upon arrival in Agra assistance and check-in hotel. In the evening enjoy the magic show performed by the local magician and overnight stay.

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Day 03 : Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikari

Agra, the erstwhile capital of India under the great Mughals and known for Taj Mahal, has always fascinated the Indians as well as foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort and the Taj at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations. After breakfast you will leave for a half day sightseeing visiting Taj Mahal built by emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Next we visit Agra Fort, post lunch we leave for Jaipur via visiting Fatehpur Sikari, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces and courts. Next we head to Jaipur the flamboyant capital of Rajasthan. On arrival at Jaipur, our representative will meet and assist you to check-in at our hotel for overnight stay

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Day 04 : Jaipur

Early morning after breakfast 11 km drive to Amber, the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD. We ride the elephant back and reach the Fort situated on the hill and then visit the Fort Palace. Later we visit the City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of Winds.

Excursion to Chokhi Dhani:
Today we will take you for evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, an ethnic village resort located at a distance 15 km from Jaipur. Evenings at Chokhi Dhani are very special. A Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground and includes the entertainment by folk dancers and musicians. The guests can move around freely and enjoy the evening. Later drive back to Hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 05 : Jaipur to Delhi

Post breakfast, we drive to National capital New Delhi. Upon arrival assistance and check at our hotel in Delhi. In the evening at 1800 hrs we will go for Sound and Light show, the eventful history Red Fort has been witness to is brought out as a sound and light show every evening on the ramparts of the Red Fort. For those desirous of delving into Delhi's glorious and tumultuous past at the Red Fort. Overnight stay.

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Day 06 : Delhi to Haridwar

Early morning post breakfast drive to Haridwar at 0900 hrs. It is located at the foothills of the lower Himalayan Shivalik mountains, on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga), and is an important pilgrimage site for the Hindus. When the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains, Haridwar is the first major town on the plains. Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely, nevertheless it becomes very quiet and calm here. Haridwar has earned fame as being the place, which has been blessed by the trinity of the Lords Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

It is also one of the major Shaktipeeths. Down the ages, Haridwar has purified the mind, the body and the soul of people not only in spiritual or religious terms but as a major learning centre for arts, science andculture. Upon arrival check-in the hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Mansa Devi temple and in the evening enjoy the spectacular view of 'Aarti' at Har Ki Pauri. IN the evening spend your time on the Ghat. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 07 : Haridwar - Rishikesh - Haridwar

After breakfast, we drive at 0900 hrs to Rishikesh, a very important Hindu pilgrimage site. This is also a cluster of a number of Ashrams and temples giving the entire place a spiritual feeling. The ceaseless flow of the river, regarded as Goddess Ganga adds to the beauty and the purity of the place. Along the river, the area is filled with thick green forests in the all-mountainous region.

Rishikesh is famous for its yoga sessions that are taught here by many yoga experts. Besides the sadhus and saints, a mass of tourists too visit this place every year to have a look at this much heard about place. If the wonderful scenery and the numerous pilgrimage sites were not enough, Rishikesh also makes some of the most popular adventure sport Duration of India.

River rafting, trekking, rock climbing, hiking etc are some of the activities one can easily opt for here. We will be visiting Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Geeta Bhawan and other temples and ashrams, Later in the evening drive back to Hotel in Haridwar for overnight stay.

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Day 08 : Haridwar- Delhi

After breakfast, morning at leisure on the banks of the river Ganges and visiting Ashram. Later in the afternoon at 1500 hrs we drive back to Delhi. On arrival transfer to International Airport. (No Hotel Accommodation)

Thank you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the International airport for your onward travel.

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INCLUDED

What is Included In This Trip?

Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation

Map meals Plan : breakfast, dinner

Sightseeing

Welcome Drink on Arrival

All toll tax, Parking charges, Fuel cost, Driver charges inclusive

All Taxes inclusive

NOT INCLUDED

What is Not Included In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)

Terms And Conditions

Payments: For all the services contracted, certain advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on confirmed basis & the balance amount can be paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in INDIA but definitely before the commencement of the services. Management personnels hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as advance payment, based on the nature of the service & the time left for the commencement of the service.

Apart from above in some cases like Special Train Journeys, hotels or resorts bookings during the peak season (X-Mas, New Year), full payment is required to be sent in advance.

Mode of Payment: Overseas advance payment can be made through Wire Transfer to our bank.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 45 days prior to arrival: 15% of the Tour / service cost
  • 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 07 days prior to arrival: 75% of the Tour / service cost
  • 48 hours prior to arrival OR No Show: No Refund

Note: Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, Any cancellation sent on Sunday's will be considered on next working day (Monday).

For the X-mas and new year period from 20 Dec to 05 Jan the payment is non-refundable.

In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

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