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
Day 02: Delhi
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
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.
Delhi - 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
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 - Agra
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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