Your Haridwar Rishikesh tour from Delhi starts upon your arrival in the national capital. Our tour representative will meet you at the Delhi Airport or railway station and pick you up for the onward journey. He will welcome you in the traditional Indian style and escort you to the car and you will start your road trip to Haridwar, which is among the seven holiest Hindu cities. This ancient city is a famous Hindu temple town where a large number of devotees visit every year. This city hosts the mega-gathering during the world famous Kumbh Mela which is attended by millions of visitors from all over the country.
On arrival in Haridwar, you will have an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check in formalities and unwind. After refreshing yourself, now you are free to explore the surroundings and beauty of the city. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure and you can visit the market or explore the nearby places. Haridwar is one of the sanctified places for Hindus and is mostly visited by devotees of Lord Shiva and River Goddess Ganga.
In the evening, visit the largest holy bathing Ghats of Haridwar, Har-ki-Pauri and participate in the splendid Ganga Aarti and listen to the chants of holy prayers. This is a view that you will remember for long-lasting. Enjoy the evening on the Ganga Ghat and soak in the spiritual aura of this beautiful place.
Later in the evening, return to the hotel. Enjoy your lavish dinner and slip into your cozy bed for a restful sleep.
Wake up to a beautiful day and have a hearty meal. Pack your bags and complete the check out formalities and head towards tourist attractions before heading towards Rishikesh. Visit Chandi Devi Temple, which is situated atop Neel Parvat on the Shivalik Hills in Haridwar. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandi and is highly revered by devotees as a Siddha Peetha and it is believed that all the desires of the devotees get fulfilled here. After this, visit Mansa Devi Temple by cable car (on a direct payment basis). The temple is situated atop Bilwa Parvat on the Shivalik Hills. This is a holy abode of Goddess Mansa Devi who is a form of Goddess Shakti. Seek blessings at the temple and enjoy the scenic view of Haridwar during the cable car ride.
Afterward head towards Rishikesh, which is renowned as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. On arrival in Rishikesh, you will have an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check in formalities and relax. Then head towards Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most revered sites in Hinduism. Nestled at an elevation of 1,330 m above sea level, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is believed to be situated at a place where Lord Shiva consumed the poison that originated from Samudra Manthan which made his throat blue in color. Thus, this incident gave lord Shiva the name of Neelkanth.
Visit Laxman Jhula, a popular attraction of Rishikesh. It is a suspension bridge situated across the River Ganga. This 450 feet long bridge is famous to offer scenic views of the snow capped mountains and lush green forests. It was built in the year 1929 and it is said that Hindu deity Laxman, brother of Lord Ram, crossed the Ganges on jute ropes, on which the bridge stands today.
Later in the evening, return to the hotel. Savor toothsome dinner at the hotel and have a sound sleep in your bed at the hotel in Rishikesh.
This is the last day of the tour. Enjoy the hearty meal and pack your bags. Complete the check out formalities and board your vehicle for your return journey to the national capital. On arrival in Delhi, you will have an assisted transfer to the Delhi airport or railway station for your onward journey.