Delhi > Mathura > Vrindavan > Agra > Jaipur > Haridwar > Rishikesh
05 Dec 2019 - 12 Dec 2019 ** Indicates tentative date.
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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 Chattarpur temple. Overnight stay at Hotel.
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 & assist you to check-in at our hotel for overnight stay.
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. Later 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.
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.
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. Water Rafting , Rishikesh Tour & TravelRishikesh 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 & ashrams, Later in the evening drive back to Hotel in Haridwar for overnight stay.
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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We've been meaning to write you for a week now. We absolutely loved the trip you put together in India - It was 100% wonderful. All the guides, driver and personnel were great and the itinerary was perfect. The hotels were great each tour was interesting. Thank you so much!
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What is Itinerary #2--given what we've seen already--so we can start to think about it?
We have two suggestions for your future guests:
1) Tell everyone (or at least the women) to read "A Princess Remembers" before arriving in Jaipur and staying at the Rambagh. I happened to finish the book the morning we arrived in Jaipur which made the experience even more incredible.
2) At the Avanda spa - write in the itinerary not to miss the excursion to Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh- we decided last minute to go and it was one of the highlights of the trip.
Thank you thank you - We look forward to hearing about trip #2!
Laura and Eric
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