The northern region of India boasts of a number of extremely well-known religious sites. North India Pilgrimage Tour of 12 nights and 13 days will take you through the popular religious places which will include Varanasi, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Vrindavan, Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Along with this, during the tour, you are going to enjoy visits to the tourist attractions of Delhi, Agra and Lucknow. Two of the highlights amongst others are a boat ride and attending evening Aarti at Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar.
- Guided tours to Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, President’s House, Qutub Minar in Delhi
- Excursion to the popular Buddhist site of Sarnath, near Varanasi
- Embark on a temple tour of Varanasi
- Enjoy an early morning boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi
- Explore the Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad (Subject to time)
- Cover Sangam, Ashok Pillar, Akshay Vat and Patalpuri temple, Allahabad
- Guided tour to the Ram Janmbhoomi and Laxman Ghat at Ayodhaya
- Visit Rumi Darwaza and Jama Masjid at Lucknow
- Morning visit to Taj Mahal and Red Fort in Agra
- Stopover at Mathura and Vrindavan
- Temple tour of Haridwar including the popular Bharat Mata Mandir
- Attend the evening Aarti at the Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar
- Tour of Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula and popular Ashrams of Rishikesh
After reaching Delhi airport or railway station, move on to the pre-booked hotel with assistance from an IHPL representative. Stay overnight.
Day 2, post breakfast enjoy a city tour. During sightseeing, you are going to visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gandhi memorial, Qutab Minar Complex as well as Humayun’s Tomb. Night halt.
Catch an early morning flight to Varanasi. After reaching Varanasi, move onto the hotel. Post lunch visit to Sarnath, a popular Buddhist town, which is an extremely popular site for the followers of Lord Buddha. Stay overnight.
Post lunch, half- day Varanasi sightseeing. Enjoy boat ride early morning. The evening is booked for attending the Aarti on the bank of the holy river Ganges. Night stay.
By road transfer to Allahabad (around3 hrs) on reaching, transfer to the hotel. Post lunch, half-day sightseeing of Allahabad. Cover the Sangam, Ashoka Pillar, Allahabad Fort, Akshaya VatandPatalpuri Temple. Do not miss the Maha Kumbh Mela, held after every 12 years, if you are visiting during the mela is on. Night stay.
In the morning, you will get an on road transfer to Ayodhya (167 kms). On arrival you will cover the place’s prime attractions, the most important one being Ram Janmabhumi, the birthplace of Lord Rama. You will also cover Kala Ram Temple, Kanak Bhavan Temple, Lakshman Ghat and the other Jain holy places. In the evening, you will move to Lucknow by road (134 kms). Stay overnight in a Lucknow hotel.
Day 7 after breakfast is for sightseeing of the city. You will cover attractions like Lucknow Residency, Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Clock Tower, Chhota Imambara, Jama Masjid and Hussainibad picture gallery. In the evening, you will board an overnight train to Agra.
On arrival at Agra railway station, proceed to the hotel. Spend the morning in doing leisure activities. Post lunch, covering Red Fort , also known as Agra fort. Later in the day, you will visit the Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, popular for its design elephants that overshadow the Taj. Overnight stay.
On the ninth day, you are going to enjoy a morning visit to the Taj Mahal, a beautiful white marble mausoleum, an embodiment of love of Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Have breakfast and begin your road journey to Delhi. On the way, you will have a stopover at Mathura and Vrindavan. Check in at the hotel for night stay.
In the morning you will begin your road journey towards Rishikesh (230 kms). On the way, visit Haridwar. Enjoy a temple tour of Haridwar which will include Chandi Devi temple, Gauri Shankar temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, Mansa Devi temple. In the evening, enjoy the mesmerizing Aarti on the Har-ki-Pauri, which is a major attraction amongst the tourists. Afterwards proceed to Rishikesh. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
After breakfast, enjoy Ashram and Temple tour of Rishikesh. Also enjoy a visit to Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. Attend evening Aarti on the banks of the holy river Ganga. Night stay.
In the morning, you are going to get transferred to Delhi by surface. Move to your hotel. Time for some rest and leave for the second phase of Delhi tour. This time you are going to cover the bylanes of Chandni Chowk, Lotus Temple, Akshardam Temple. Enjoy shopping in the popular bazaars of India’s capital. Overnight in the hotel.
Get transported to the International airport to board a flight for your onward journey.
- 13 Days / 12 Night
- Delhi – Varanasi – Allaha...