Duration :(11 Nights / 12 days )
Destinations :Delh, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Haridwar, Rishikesh
Taj Mahal and Yoga & Meditation at Rishikesh (12 Days / 11 Nights)
Tour Overview :
After visiting Delhi – Agra – Jaipur (Golden Triangle Tour of India), travel to the foothills of Himalayas to spiritual town of Rishikesh situated on the Banks of Holy River Ganges. Spend a week to cleans your inner soul, mind and body by taking Yoga and meditation classes.
Tour Highlights :
- - Road trip to Jaipur – Agra – Delhi visiting various historical sites.
- - Yoga and Meditations classes.
- - Visit religious city of Haridwar, Visit Har Ki Pauri, Attend Ganga arati.
- - Visit Live Ganga Arati at Triveni Ghat – Rishikesh.
- - Tour of Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Temples and Ashrams and Yoga Institutes.
- - Enjoy optional river rafting.
- - Experience the Indian train.
Tour Itinerary :
Day 01 – Arrival at Delhi
Met on arrival by Discovery staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 – At Delhi
Spend your day with your local friendly guide touring the monuments, Heritage building, Temples, Gardens, memorials and Bazaars of New Delhi and Old Delhi.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 – Delhi to Jaipur
Morning’s breakfast at hotel. Leave to Jaipur by car and check into the hotel on arrival. During long drives our driver will make one or two stops to use wash rooms and stretch your legs for a while.
Arrive and check in at the hotel in Jaipur. Rest of the day at leisure or walk through the bazaar to have first experience of this colorful city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 – At Jaipur
Our local Guide will meet you at hotel lobby this morning once you have finished your buffett breakfast. Along with Guide and driver leave for an excursion to Amber Fort and take an uphill Elephant ride.
Afternoon visit other places of interest in Jaipur city like City Palace, City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar - and Hawa Mahal (Winds Palace).
DDay 05 – Jaipur to Agra
After breakfast in the morning drive to The city of Taj Mahal – Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri - Red Sand Stone complex houses many buildings and Palaces and high doors.
Arrive Agra and check in at pre booked hotel. Afternoon first tour of Agra Fort and than visit stunning White Marble monument standing on a while platform surrounded by lush green Gardens and fountains – The Mahal. Stay at the Taj till Sun sets and enjoy the Taj with changing multi colors while Sun sets. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 – Agra to Delhi
Little early in the morning before Sun rises, step into your car and leave to visit Mehtab Bagh – Lush Green Garden across River Yamuna just opposite to the Taj Mahal to see Taj Mahal at Sunrise changing colors and absorb its reflection in the waters of the River.
Return to the hotel via visiting Itmad-ud-Daulah. After relaxed breakfast drive to Delhi and check into the hotel. Rest of the evening is free. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 – Delhi to Rishikesh
Early morning transfer to Train station to baord Superfast Shatabdi Train to Haridwar. Meeting on arrival and transer to Rishikesh via visiting visiting sacred Hindu city of Haridwar with its many temples and where Sacred River Ganges takes plain route after traversing through high mountains.
Visit various temples and most important sight of Haridwar – Har ki pauri where you will see people offering rituals, taking holy dips.
Continue on to Rishikesh and check into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening visit Triveni Ghat to witness live Ganga Arati (Prayer). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 – At Rishikesh
Morning and evening yoga and Meditation session. During the day you may opt to rest a while or leave to visit various interesting places in Rishikesh like Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Temples and Ashrams. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 – At Rishikesh
Morning and evening yoga and Meditation session. During the day if you are adventure lover, may like to go for Rafting trip down the River Ganges. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 – At Rishikesh
Morning and evening yoga and Meditation session. By now you are well introduced to Rishikesh and today during the day you may like to hire Bicycles and cycle though the foothill in and around Rishikesh and walk along the Gange
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 – Rishikesh to Delhi
Later afternoon transfer to Haridwar Railway Station to board Superfast train for New Delhi. Meeting on arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay. Overnight at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 – Depart Delhi
Leave for Airport to board home bound flight.