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From Delhi: Rishikesh and Haridwar Day Trip

From Delhi: Rishikesh and Haridwar Day Trip

Begin your day bright and early as your driver arrives to commence the journey towards Haridwar, located approximately 4 hours away and 214 km from Delhi, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India. Known as "the gate of God," Haridwar stands as one of the most revered Hindu sites, attracting pilgrims worldwide to its sacred grounds along the banks of the Ganges River. This city marks the point where the river emerges from the mountains, flowing into the North Indian plains, embodying a blend of divine mysticism and devotion. Your exploration in Haridwar takes you to the esteemed Har-ki-Pauri, celebrated for the divine footprints of Lord Vishnu embedded on a stone wall. This location, home to the sacred Brahmakund, is pivotal for devotees seeking purification in its holy waters. The Ganga Arti ceremony at dusk transforms Har-ki-Pauri into a spectacle of spiritual luminance, with the river reflecting the glowing diya lights, creating a serene ambiance. The journey continues to the Mansa Devi Temple, perched high and offering panoramic views of Haridwar. Devoted to the wish-fulfilling goddess Mansa Devi, this temple completes the sacred Siddhapeeth triangle along with Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple, marking it as a must-visit for blessings and spiritual insights. Venturing further to Rishikesh, a small town in Uttarakhand, known as the global yoga capital and the gateway to the Himalayas. Rishikesh gained fame from The Beatles' visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram and remains a pivotal starting point for the Char Dham Yatra. Among its attractions, Triveni Ghat stands out as a significant bathing spot, adorned with depictions of Hindu deities and offering a tranquil space for ritual baths in the Ganges. Lakshman Jhula, a historical suspension bridge named after Lord Rama's brother, serves as a landmark in Rishikesh, flanked by temples and marking a spiritual journey across the river. Nearby, Swarg Ashram offers a hub for spiritual seekers, with its array of ashrams, eateries, and shops, making it an essential part of your visit. Concluding your spiritual journey, the return trip to Delhi brings you back around 10 p.m., carrying with you the serene experiences, divine blessings, and memories of the sacred landscapes of Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Guided Ashram Tour in Rishikesh with a local - 2 Hours

Guided Ashram Tour in Rishikesh with a local - 2 Hours

Rishikesh act as a magnet for spiritual seekers and it considered as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. 1. the Visit ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free and vegetarian enclave in Rishikesh. 2. In this tour you will learn about city, culture, hindu religion, temples, ashrams and holy river ganga. 3. Learn about ancient Yogic culture in its true sense, listen to heart warming stories, which help you understand the current day Rishikesh and the life here. 4. Our friendly storytellers will ensure that this a fun, enjoyable and unforgettable experience for you to remember for life.

Delhi to Rishikesh Transfer

Delhi to Rishikesh Transfer

We provide you with the most convenient and affordable Intercity transfer from Delhi to your destination in Rishikesh city. Our verified chauffeur will be waiting for you at the arrival section/Hotel Lobby. In case of any flight delays, our driver waits for you and will safely drive you to your destination in Rishikesh city. The journey from Delhi to Rishikesh via AC cab is a perfect blend of convenience and scenic beauty. As the landscapes shift from the urban chaos to the serenity of the Himalayas, you will be treated to an evolving panorama. With comfortable seating, a controlled environment, and picturesque views, the AC cab ride enhances the overall travel experience. Upon reaching Rishikesh, the town's spiritual aura and adventurous spirit are ready to welcome you

Explore Rishikesh in Nightlights :2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

Explore Rishikesh in Nightlights :2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

Commence your journey at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, a spiritual haven pulsating with nighttime serenity. Feel the tranquility envelop you as you absorb the spiritual energy of this revered sanctuary. Proceed to Gita Bhawan, where the riverside comes alive with the evening glow. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance, witnessing the riverside rituals and chants that echo through the night. Follow the trail to Ram Jhula Ghat, where the ethereal beauty of the Ganges at night takes center stage. Embrace the serene atmosphere and relish the calming effect of the riverside environment. Ascend to Rishikesh View Point, where panoramic vistas await, offering a breathtaking overlook of the shimmering city under the night sky. Let the view captivate your senses and inspire a sense of wonder. Continue your nocturnal odyssey to Maharani Sri Vidyawati Kuor Temple, a celestial sanctuary aglow in the night. Marvel at the temple's intricate architecture and bask in its serene ambiance. Conclude your enchanting expedition at Trayambakeshwar, a spiritual marvel illuminated against the darkened sky. Absorb the tranquil vibes and reflect on the spiritual essence that surrounds you.

Varanasi: Varanasi ghat & temple walking tour

Varanasi: Varanasi ghat & temple walking tour

Immersive Varanasi Ghats and Temples Walking Tour: Unraveling Spiritual Splendor with a Local Guide . Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India, beckons travelers with its ancient ghats and sacred temples lining the banks of the revered Ganges River. A walking tour through the labyrinthine alleys and bustling streets of Varanasi offers a transformative journey into the depths of spirituality, culture, and tradition. With the guidance of a knowledgeable local, this exploration transcends mere sightseeing, immersing participants in the rich tapestry of Varanasi's history, mythology, and everyday life. Join us on a captivating journey as we unveil the hidden treasures and profound insights of Varanasi's ghats and temples. Assi Ghat - Where Dawn Awakens The tour commences at Assi Ghat, where the first light of dawn gently illuminates the sacred waters of the Ganges. As the city stirs to life, participants witness the age-old rituals of purification and devotion that unfold along the ghats. With the guidance of our local expert, guests delve into the significance of these morning practices, from the chanting of mantras to the performance of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) amidst the tranquil ambience of Assi Ghat. As the sun sets over the sacred city of Varanasi, participants emerge from their transformative journey, their hearts and minds enriched by the profound experiences and insights gained along the way. Guided by the wisdom of a local expert, they have traversed the hallowed ghats and temples of Varanasi, delving deep into the spiritual heritage and cultural legacy of this timeless city. Though their footsteps may fade, the memories of their pilgrimage endure, a testament to the enduring allure of Varanasi - the city of light, life, and liberation.

Rishikesh Ashram Trails (2-Hour Guided Walking Experience)

Rishikesh Ashram Trails (2-Hour Guided Walking Experience)

Commence your sojourn at the serene Shatrughana Temple Ghat, where the Ganges whispers tales of spiritual wisdom. Meet your guide, steeped in local knowledge, and embrace the tranquility that envelops you. Meander through The Divine Life Society, also known as Sivananda Ashram, a sanctuary resonating with the teachings of yoga and meditation. Immerse yourself in its serene milieu and absorb the wisdom it offers. Continue your pilgrimage to Parmarth Niketan Ashram, where the riverbanks come alive with evening rituals, spiritual sermons, and the divine resonance of prayers. Witness the reverent ambiance that blankets this sacred abode. Stroll through Swarg Ashram, an enclave revered for its spiritual aura, where yogis engage in contemplation amidst nature's bounty. Feel the essence of devotion lingering in the air. Conclude your transformative journey at The Beatles Ashram, or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, adorned with remnants of its storied past and adorned with vibrant graffiti art. Reflect upon its historical significance and the creative energy it exudes.

One-Way Transfer: Delhi/Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar

One-Way Transfer: Delhi/Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar

One-Way Transfer service between Delhi, Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. Typically, a one-way transfer service involves transportation from one location to another without the need for a return trip. Location: The service covers transportation between Delhi, Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. These cities are commonly visited for tourism, business, or spiritual purposes. One-Way Transfer: This service is designed for travelers who need transportation from one city to another without the need for a round trip. Comfortable Vehicles: Providers may offer various vehicle options, including cars, SUVs, or vans, depending on the number of passengers and their preferences. Professional Drivers: The service typically includes experienced and professional drivers who are familiar with the routes between the specified cities. Safety and comfort are prioritized. Door-to-Door Service: The transfer usually involves pick-up from your specified location (like a hotel, airport, or residence) in the departure city and drop-off at your destination in the arrival city. Flexible Scheduling: Depending on the service provider, you may have the flexibility to choose a convenient time for your transfer, aligning with your travel plans. Before booking, it's recommended to check the specific details provided by the transfer service, including vehicle options, pricing and any additional services offered.

From Delhi: Private Rishikesh and Haridwar Day Tour by Car

From Delhi: Private Rishikesh and Haridwar Day Tour by Car

At the break of dawn, precisely at 5:00 AM, our chauffeur will be at your doorstep to embark on an enlightening journey. We'll set our course on a 4-hour drive to the sacred city of Haridwar, located 214 kilometers from Delhi. Nestled in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India, Haridwar, which translates to "the gate of God," holds a revered place in Hinduism. For centuries, it has been a sanctum of mysticism and devotion, drawing Hindu pilgrims from across the globe. Haridwar's significance arises from its position on the banks of the holy Ganges River, where the river descends from the mountains into the plains of North India. Haridwar's Notable Attractions: Har-ki-Pauri: Known for the imprints of Lord Vishnu's feet, or 'Charan,' etched on the stone used in the construction of the upper wall of the dam, this is a sacred bathing spot. Here, the Ganga Aarti, a mesmerizing ceremony where the golden hues of countless floating lamps reflect on the Ganges, takes place. It's a spiritual experience to witness the twilight aarti at this iconic ghat. Mansa Devi Temple: This temple is dedicated to the goddess Mansa Devi, believed to fulfill the wishes of her devotees. It offers a panoramic view of Haridwar, forming the holy triangle with Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple. From Haridwar, our journey continues to the quaint town of Rishikesh, nestled in the state of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh, often referred to as the 'Yoga Capital of the World,' is a place of immense spiritual significance. It is known as the gateway to the Himalayas and the starting point for the Char Dham Yatra, a holy pilgrimage to four sacred shrines. Key Attractions in Rishikesh: Triveni Ghat: A significant bathing ghat along the Ganges, adorned with contemporary depictions of Hindu deities and a serene white sandy beach. It's a perfect spot for a purifying dip and witnessing the evening 'arati' ceremony with lanterns. Lakshman Jhula: An iconic suspension bridge straddling the Ganges, steeped in history and mythology. Just about two kilometers upstream lies a historic footbridge named Lakshmanjhula, after Lord Rama's brother. Swarg Ashram: This ashram, brimming with other ashrams, eateries, and shops, is a sought-after destination for those on a spiritual quest. We conclude this spiritual sojourn with the customary Ganga Aarti, a spectacle that radiates profound beauty. Watch as the priests gracefully light lamps in a circular motion, accompanied by soulful chants, paying homage to Mother Ganga. Devotees place their hands over the flames, purifying themselves and seeking the blessings of the Goddess. Upon your return to Delhi, expect to arrive at your residence around 10:00 PM, with a heart full of spiritual experiences and cherished memories.

Rishikesh Walking Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Rishikesh Walking Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Experience authentic Rishikesh on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers specially trained by Yo Tours™. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, you will listen to wonderful stories about the city, its history and people, you will learn about its vibrant culture, fun facts and must do things in the city. Yo Tours follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not, this walking tour will be a unique, fun and memorable experience for you. Many of our guests say that "the walking tour with Yo Tours™ was the highlight of their visit to the city".

From Delhi: Private Day Trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh

From Delhi: Private Day Trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh

At 05:00 hrs: Our driver will pick you up and head for Haridwar, which is about a 4 hour drive. The holy city of Haridwar is located in the north Indian state of Uttaranchal at a distance of 214 kms from Delhi. Haridwar, literally Gateway to God, is one of the Hindu holy places in India and a center of Hindu religion and mysticism for centuries. Located on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga), at the point where the Ganges descends from the hills to the North Indian plains, Haridwar attracts a large number of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. Places to visit in Haridwar: Har-ki-Pauri: Holy ghats are named after the Charan (Footprints) of Hari (God Vishnu) impressed on a stone, set into the upper wall of the ghats. This sacred bathing ghat, is also famous as Brahmakund. The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas, in the river Ganga, is the most delightful sight in the twilight, throughout the Ganga Arti Ceremony. It is the most important ghat on the river Ganga, where a holy dip is a must for every devotee. Mansa Devi Temple: The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi, believed to fulfill the wishes of those who visit here. From the temple, one can have heart stirring views of the Haridwar town. Along with Chandi Devi temple, Maya Devi temple, it completes the Siddhapeeth Triangle. Rishikesh is a small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram (now closed), and the town is still known as the World Capital of Yoga. Rishikesh is also the Gateway to the Himalayas. The Char Dham Yatra (Four Shrines Sacred Journey) ideally begins from Rishikesh. Places of Attraction The Triveni Ghat: It is one of the most prominent bathing ghat in Rishikesh. With its modern images of Hindu deities and white sandy beach, the ghat is ideal for a dip in the holy waters of the Ganga. The evening, arati (worship) with lamps is worth watching. Lakshman Jhula: Lakshman Jhula is basically a hanging bridge on the Ganges and the most popular spot in Rishikesh. About 2 kms upstream is the old footbridge called Lakshmanjhula, named after the brother of Lord Rama. Temples line both sides of the river at Lakshmanjhula. Swarg Ashram: With its numerous ashrams, food stalls and shops, this ashram is a haunt for those looking for insights into religious themes. In the evening during sunset, you will visit Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. The tradition continues unabated and is a sight to behold. It takes place on the other side of the banks where you will see the priests light up the lamps in a clockwise manner, accompanied by songs in praise of Mother Ganga. After the ritual is complete, devotees will cup their hands over the flame and raise their palms to their forehead in order to get the Goddess's purification and blessing. Finally, back to Delhi and get dropped at you at around 10pm.

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From Delhi: Rishikesh and Haridwar Day Trip

From Delhi: Rishikesh and Haridwar Day Trip

Begin your day bright and early as your driver arrives to commence the journey towards Haridwar, located approximately 4 hours away and 214 km from Delhi, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India. Known as "the gate of God," Haridwar stands as one of the most revered Hindu sites, attracting pilgrims worldwide to its sacred grounds along the banks of the Ganges River. This city marks the point where the river emerges from the mountains, flowing into the North Indian plains, embodying a blend of divine mysticism and devotion. Your exploration in Haridwar takes you to the esteemed Har-ki-Pauri, celebrated for the divine footprints of Lord Vishnu embedded on a stone wall. This location, home to the sacred Brahmakund, is pivotal for devotees seeking purification in its holy waters. The Ganga Arti ceremony at dusk transforms Har-ki-Pauri into a spectacle of spiritual luminance, with the river reflecting the glowing diya lights, creating a serene ambiance. The journey continues to the Mansa Devi Temple, perched high and offering panoramic views of Haridwar. Devoted to the wish-fulfilling goddess Mansa Devi, this temple completes the sacred Siddhapeeth triangle along with Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple, marking it as a must-visit for blessings and spiritual insights. Venturing further to Rishikesh, a small town in Uttarakhand, known as the global yoga capital and the gateway to the Himalayas. Rishikesh gained fame from The Beatles' visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram and remains a pivotal starting point for the Char Dham Yatra. Among its attractions, Triveni Ghat stands out as a significant bathing spot, adorned with depictions of Hindu deities and offering a tranquil space for ritual baths in the Ganges. Lakshman Jhula, a historical suspension bridge named after Lord Rama's brother, serves as a landmark in Rishikesh, flanked by temples and marking a spiritual journey across the river. Nearby, Swarg Ashram offers a hub for spiritual seekers, with its array of ashrams, eateries, and shops, making it an essential part of your visit. Concluding your spiritual journey, the return trip to Delhi brings you back around 10 p.m., carrying with you the serene experiences, divine blessings, and memories of the sacred landscapes of Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Guided Ashram Tour in Rishikesh with a local - 2 Hours

Guided Ashram Tour in Rishikesh with a local - 2 Hours

Rishikesh act as a magnet for spiritual seekers and it considered as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. 1. the Visit ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free and vegetarian enclave in Rishikesh. 2. In this tour you will learn about city, culture, hindu religion, temples, ashrams and holy river ganga. 3. Learn about ancient Yogic culture in its true sense, listen to heart warming stories, which help you understand the current day Rishikesh and the life here. 4. Our friendly storytellers will ensure that this a fun, enjoyable and unforgettable experience for you to remember for life.

Delhi to Rishikesh Transfer

Delhi to Rishikesh Transfer

We provide you with the most convenient and affordable Intercity transfer from Delhi to your destination in Rishikesh city. Our verified chauffeur will be waiting for you at the arrival section/Hotel Lobby. In case of any flight delays, our driver waits for you and will safely drive you to your destination in Rishikesh city. The journey from Delhi to Rishikesh via AC cab is a perfect blend of convenience and scenic beauty. As the landscapes shift from the urban chaos to the serenity of the Himalayas, you will be treated to an evolving panorama. With comfortable seating, a controlled environment, and picturesque views, the AC cab ride enhances the overall travel experience. Upon reaching Rishikesh, the town's spiritual aura and adventurous spirit are ready to welcome you

Explore Rishikesh in Nightlights :2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

Explore Rishikesh in Nightlights :2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

Commence your journey at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, a spiritual haven pulsating with nighttime serenity. Feel the tranquility envelop you as you absorb the spiritual energy of this revered sanctuary. Proceed to Gita Bhawan, where the riverside comes alive with the evening glow. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance, witnessing the riverside rituals and chants that echo through the night. Follow the trail to Ram Jhula Ghat, where the ethereal beauty of the Ganges at night takes center stage. Embrace the serene atmosphere and relish the calming effect of the riverside environment. Ascend to Rishikesh View Point, where panoramic vistas await, offering a breathtaking overlook of the shimmering city under the night sky. Let the view captivate your senses and inspire a sense of wonder. Continue your nocturnal odyssey to Maharani Sri Vidyawati Kuor Temple, a celestial sanctuary aglow in the night. Marvel at the temple's intricate architecture and bask in its serene ambiance. Conclude your enchanting expedition at Trayambakeshwar, a spiritual marvel illuminated against the darkened sky. Absorb the tranquil vibes and reflect on the spiritual essence that surrounds you.

Varanasi: Varanasi ghat & temple walking tour

Varanasi: Varanasi ghat & temple walking tour

Immersive Varanasi Ghats and Temples Walking Tour: Unraveling Spiritual Splendor with a Local Guide . Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India, beckons travelers with its ancient ghats and sacred temples lining the banks of the revered Ganges River. A walking tour through the labyrinthine alleys and bustling streets of Varanasi offers a transformative journey into the depths of spirituality, culture, and tradition. With the guidance of a knowledgeable local, this exploration transcends mere sightseeing, immersing participants in the rich tapestry of Varanasi's history, mythology, and everyday life. Join us on a captivating journey as we unveil the hidden treasures and profound insights of Varanasi's ghats and temples. Assi Ghat - Where Dawn Awakens The tour commences at Assi Ghat, where the first light of dawn gently illuminates the sacred waters of the Ganges. As the city stirs to life, participants witness the age-old rituals of purification and devotion that unfold along the ghats. With the guidance of our local expert, guests delve into the significance of these morning practices, from the chanting of mantras to the performance of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) amidst the tranquil ambience of Assi Ghat. As the sun sets over the sacred city of Varanasi, participants emerge from their transformative journey, their hearts and minds enriched by the profound experiences and insights gained along the way. Guided by the wisdom of a local expert, they have traversed the hallowed ghats and temples of Varanasi, delving deep into the spiritual heritage and cultural legacy of this timeless city. Though their footsteps may fade, the memories of their pilgrimage endure, a testament to the enduring allure of Varanasi - the city of light, life, and liberation.

Rishikesh Ashram Trails (2-Hour Guided Walking Experience)

Rishikesh Ashram Trails (2-Hour Guided Walking Experience)

Commence your sojourn at the serene Shatrughana Temple Ghat, where the Ganges whispers tales of spiritual wisdom. Meet your guide, steeped in local knowledge, and embrace the tranquility that envelops you. Meander through The Divine Life Society, also known as Sivananda Ashram, a sanctuary resonating with the teachings of yoga and meditation. Immerse yourself in its serene milieu and absorb the wisdom it offers. Continue your pilgrimage to Parmarth Niketan Ashram, where the riverbanks come alive with evening rituals, spiritual sermons, and the divine resonance of prayers. Witness the reverent ambiance that blankets this sacred abode. Stroll through Swarg Ashram, an enclave revered for its spiritual aura, where yogis engage in contemplation amidst nature's bounty. Feel the essence of devotion lingering in the air. Conclude your transformative journey at The Beatles Ashram, or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, adorned with remnants of its storied past and adorned with vibrant graffiti art. Reflect upon its historical significance and the creative energy it exudes.

One-Way Transfer: Delhi/Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar

One-Way Transfer: Delhi/Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar

One-Way Transfer service between Delhi, Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. Typically, a one-way transfer service involves transportation from one location to another without the need for a return trip. Location: The service covers transportation between Delhi, Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. These cities are commonly visited for tourism, business, or spiritual purposes. One-Way Transfer: This service is designed for travelers who need transportation from one city to another without the need for a round trip. Comfortable Vehicles: Providers may offer various vehicle options, including cars, SUVs, or vans, depending on the number of passengers and their preferences. Professional Drivers: The service typically includes experienced and professional drivers who are familiar with the routes between the specified cities. Safety and comfort are prioritized. Door-to-Door Service: The transfer usually involves pick-up from your specified location (like a hotel, airport, or residence) in the departure city and drop-off at your destination in the arrival city. Flexible Scheduling: Depending on the service provider, you may have the flexibility to choose a convenient time for your transfer, aligning with your travel plans. Before booking, it's recommended to check the specific details provided by the transfer service, including vehicle options, pricing and any additional services offered.

From Delhi: Private Rishikesh and Haridwar Day Tour by Car

From Delhi: Private Rishikesh and Haridwar Day Tour by Car

At the break of dawn, precisely at 5:00 AM, our chauffeur will be at your doorstep to embark on an enlightening journey. We'll set our course on a 4-hour drive to the sacred city of Haridwar, located 214 kilometers from Delhi. Nestled in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India, Haridwar, which translates to "the gate of God," holds a revered place in Hinduism. For centuries, it has been a sanctum of mysticism and devotion, drawing Hindu pilgrims from across the globe. Haridwar's significance arises from its position on the banks of the holy Ganges River, where the river descends from the mountains into the plains of North India. Haridwar's Notable Attractions: Har-ki-Pauri: Known for the imprints of Lord Vishnu's feet, or 'Charan,' etched on the stone used in the construction of the upper wall of the dam, this is a sacred bathing spot. Here, the Ganga Aarti, a mesmerizing ceremony where the golden hues of countless floating lamps reflect on the Ganges, takes place. It's a spiritual experience to witness the twilight aarti at this iconic ghat. Mansa Devi Temple: This temple is dedicated to the goddess Mansa Devi, believed to fulfill the wishes of her devotees. It offers a panoramic view of Haridwar, forming the holy triangle with Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple. From Haridwar, our journey continues to the quaint town of Rishikesh, nestled in the state of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh, often referred to as the 'Yoga Capital of the World,' is a place of immense spiritual significance. It is known as the gateway to the Himalayas and the starting point for the Char Dham Yatra, a holy pilgrimage to four sacred shrines. Key Attractions in Rishikesh: Triveni Ghat: A significant bathing ghat along the Ganges, adorned with contemporary depictions of Hindu deities and a serene white sandy beach. It's a perfect spot for a purifying dip and witnessing the evening 'arati' ceremony with lanterns. Lakshman Jhula: An iconic suspension bridge straddling the Ganges, steeped in history and mythology. Just about two kilometers upstream lies a historic footbridge named Lakshmanjhula, after Lord Rama's brother. Swarg Ashram: This ashram, brimming with other ashrams, eateries, and shops, is a sought-after destination for those on a spiritual quest. We conclude this spiritual sojourn with the customary Ganga Aarti, a spectacle that radiates profound beauty. Watch as the priests gracefully light lamps in a circular motion, accompanied by soulful chants, paying homage to Mother Ganga. Devotees place their hands over the flames, purifying themselves and seeking the blessings of the Goddess. Upon your return to Delhi, expect to arrive at your residence around 10:00 PM, with a heart full of spiritual experiences and cherished memories.

Rishikesh Walking Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Rishikesh Walking Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Experience authentic Rishikesh on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers specially trained by Yo Tours™. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, you will listen to wonderful stories about the city, its history and people, you will learn about its vibrant culture, fun facts and must do things in the city. Yo Tours follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not, this walking tour will be a unique, fun and memorable experience for you. Many of our guests say that "the walking tour with Yo Tours™ was the highlight of their visit to the city".

From Delhi: Private Day Trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh

From Delhi: Private Day Trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh

At 05:00 hrs: Our driver will pick you up and head for Haridwar, which is about a 4 hour drive. The holy city of Haridwar is located in the north Indian state of Uttaranchal at a distance of 214 kms from Delhi. Haridwar, literally Gateway to God, is one of the Hindu holy places in India and a center of Hindu religion and mysticism for centuries. Located on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga), at the point where the Ganges descends from the hills to the North Indian plains, Haridwar attracts a large number of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. Places to visit in Haridwar: Har-ki-Pauri: Holy ghats are named after the Charan (Footprints) of Hari (God Vishnu) impressed on a stone, set into the upper wall of the ghats. This sacred bathing ghat, is also famous as Brahmakund. The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas, in the river Ganga, is the most delightful sight in the twilight, throughout the Ganga Arti Ceremony. It is the most important ghat on the river Ganga, where a holy dip is a must for every devotee. Mansa Devi Temple: The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi, believed to fulfill the wishes of those who visit here. From the temple, one can have heart stirring views of the Haridwar town. Along with Chandi Devi temple, Maya Devi temple, it completes the Siddhapeeth Triangle. Rishikesh is a small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram (now closed), and the town is still known as the World Capital of Yoga. Rishikesh is also the Gateway to the Himalayas. The Char Dham Yatra (Four Shrines Sacred Journey) ideally begins from Rishikesh. Places of Attraction The Triveni Ghat: It is one of the most prominent bathing ghat in Rishikesh. With its modern images of Hindu deities and white sandy beach, the ghat is ideal for a dip in the holy waters of the Ganga. The evening, arati (worship) with lamps is worth watching. Lakshman Jhula: Lakshman Jhula is basically a hanging bridge on the Ganges and the most popular spot in Rishikesh. About 2 kms upstream is the old footbridge called Lakshmanjhula, named after the brother of Lord Rama. Temples line both sides of the river at Lakshmanjhula. Swarg Ashram: With its numerous ashrams, food stalls and shops, this ashram is a haunt for those looking for insights into religious themes. In the evening during sunset, you will visit Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. The tradition continues unabated and is a sight to behold. It takes place on the other side of the banks where you will see the priests light up the lamps in a clockwise manner, accompanied by songs in praise of Mother Ganga. After the ritual is complete, devotees will cup their hands over the flame and raise their palms to their forehead in order to get the Goddess's purification and blessing. Finally, back to Delhi and get dropped at you at around 10pm.

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