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UTTAR PRADESH -   Golden Triangle with Religious Tour  
10 Nights / 11 Days
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Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Mathura - Vrindavan - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi.
 
Indiagare Govardhan Mathura Haridwar
 
Day 01: Delhi
 
Arrive in Delhi & transfer to the hotel where you will receive a traditional Indian welcome. The Siri Fort Auditorium, Lalit Kala Academy, Kamayani Auditorium, Triveni Kala Sangam or Indian Habitat Centre. Return to the hotel and stay overnight in Delhi.
 
Day 02: Delhi
 
SVisit the Jama Masjid which is the only building that catches your attention in the vicinity of the grand Red Fort. Move over and visit the Birla Temple, also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Next, visit the Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories built by the Rajput ruler Sawai Raja Jai Singh. Later, return to your hotel and stay
     
Day 03: Delhi  
 
Your first destination will be the Lodi Gardens, one of those few destinations in Delhi where development has not adversely affected the greenery. The temple complex has an IMAX theatre, a Swami Narayan Temple and lush manicured lawn that is really a treat for your visual senses. Roam around the temple complex and discover big and small beauties at every step. Later, in the evening, visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate, two of the most important structures of modern India. Return to your hotel and stay overnight in Delhi.
     
Day 04: Delhi - Jaipur  
 
Today, Jaipur is around 259 km away from Delhi and on the way to it by car, you will stop by at Neemrana to have your lunch and relax. As you enter Jaipur, tranquility will give way to liveliness. Bustling streets, colouful bazaars, old and new houses and shops will greet you at every step. Freshen up after you reach your hotel. Relax for the rest of the day. In the evening stroll around in the surrounding area and interact with the locals to know more about the city. Alternatively, visit the Johri Bazaar with our guide. Enjoy your dinner along with the colourful and vibrant Rajasthani folk performances. Stay overnight in Jaipur.
     
Day 05: Jaipur  
 
Get ready for an exciting day wherein you will discover the royalty of the city. Your day begins with a trip to the Amber Fort which was once the capital of the Jaipur rulers. Ride on the back of an elephant upto the fort and feel like a Rajput king of an era gone by. After exploring the interiors of the Amber Fort, drive to the famous City Palace Complex. The Palace complex occupies two out nine sections into which Jai Singh divided the city while laying its foundation. Quiet closeby is the Hawa Mahal, an intrinsic part of the City Palace complex yet demanding its own identity. In case you pick up the former option, our guide will show you the other attractions in and around the city - Birla Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Nahargarh Fort, Moti Dungri and Sisodia Garden. Later, return to your hotel and stay overnight in Jaipur.
     
Day 06: Jaipur - Agra  
 
Today, after breakfast drive to Agra which is around 250 km away. Enroute stop by to explore the city of Fatehpur Sikri. The Mughal Emperor envisioned this place as his capital, however, the shortage of water compelled him to abandon the place. Roam around and examine the fine blend of the Mughal and the Hindu architecture. Proceeding on your journey reach Agra and check in at your hotel. Later, pay a visit to the Agra Fort which was initiated by Emperor Akbar, though additions were made by succeeding Mughal emperors as well. Return to your hotel and stay overnight in Agra.
     
Day 07: Agra - Mathura - Vrindavan  
 
Wake up early today as you just cannot afford to miss the glowing beauty of the Taj Mahal as the sun rises. The white marble structure seems to bathe in the golden rays of sun. Walk around the complex while our guide will capture some beautiful photographs of yours with the Taj. So, return to your hotel and move ahead to the next destination, Mathura. Mathura is at a distance of around 50 km from Agra and is extremely sacred for the Hindus. Visit the Shree Krishna Janambhoomi, a place considered as the actual spot where Lord Krishna was born and the Rangbhoomi where the god killed Kansa. Also pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum and enjoy exhibits that belong to the Mathura School of Art. Return to Mathura and stay overnight.
 
Day 08: Mathura- Haridwar
 
Today, in the morning leave for Haridwar, yet another sacred Hindu pilgrimage city. Haridwar is believed to be blessed by trinity of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. The name Haridwar traces its origin to Har (the deity of Kedarnath) and Hari (the deity of Badrinath). Dwar means gate. Hence, Haridwar means the gateway to the shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. Check in at your hotel that is situated on the banks of river Ganges. Visit the Gangadwara temple and the the Daksheswara temple. Listen to the complete story as you go around the temple. In the evening, participate in the aarti ceremony at the Hari ki Pauri, one of the most sacred ghats in India. Immediately after the aarti, float oil lamps in the river water along with other devotees. The oil lamps and offerings in form of flowers is arranged for you. Return to your hotel and stay overnight in Haridwar.
 
Day 09: Haridwar - Rishikesh
 
Rishikesh is just an hour's drive from Haridwar. So, today you will pay a visit to this place which is considered the starting point for the journey of the Char Dham - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Here, after check in at your hotel, you will see the Bharata Temple dedicated to Lord Narayana and Lakshman Jhula where the younger brother of Lord Rama, Lakshmana performed his penance. Also take a holy dip in the Triveni Ghat, the main bathing ghat of Rishikesh. Later, drive to the Vashistha Gufa, a place where the renowned sage Vashistha meditated. The calmness of the place will definitely touch your heart. Return to the Triveni Ghat and participate in the aarti that is performed in respect of River Ganges every evening. Stay overnight in Rishikesh.
 
Day 10: Rishikesh
 
Rishikesh is also known for its yoga and meditation classes. So, today you will enroll for yoga and meditation classes in an ashram of Rishikesh and take early morning classes. Yoga and meditation sessions have a tremendous positive effect on your physical and mental health. After the session, you will feel relaxed and refreshing energy in your body will replace any form of weariness. Have your breakfast and thereafter listen to lectures revolving around yoga and meditation. This session will help you a lot in knowing about the various advantages of yoga. At the end of it, you might as well be tempted to elongate your stay at Rishikesh so as to enjoy a few more yoga sessions. The day is free for you to roam around the city and explore its small attractions on your own. Post tea time, be a part of the yoga and meditation session again. Stay overnight in Rishikesh.
 
Day 11: Delhi
 
Today morning, leave for Delhi which is around 224 km from Rishikesh. Reach Delhi and catch a flight back home. The memories of this delightful journey will stay forever with you.
 

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