09 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS
DELHI –HARIDWAR- RISHIKESH- AGRA –JAIPUR- PUSHKAR- UDAIPUR
RAJASTHAN TOUR WITH HARIDWAR &RISHIKESH
Rajasthan with Haridwar & Rishikesh is a perfect blend of culture, heritage and pilgrimage vacation. In Haridwar you will experience the holy river Ganges, sacred bathing ghats, ancient temples and various holy rituals by Indian pilgrims. Haridwar is truly an amazing part of Indian culture. Haridwar means “Gateway to God”. Then Rishikesh, here you will see Laxman Jhula: one of the biggest tourist attractions in Rishikesh, Laxman Jhula is a suspended bridge on the Ganges.
Later go to New Delhi the capital of India. It is the country's largest and second most populous metropolis. Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat & past Chandni Chowk - Shopping centre of Old Delhi. Later drive to the ' Romantic city of Taj Mahal ' - Agra, a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then after Jaipur the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan often called the Pink City. Udaipur- the lake city of India.
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhia
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Rajasthan Tour With Haridwar & Rishikesh ' !On arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
This morning after the breakfast proceed to Haridwar.
On arrival check into your hotel. Freshen up and then proceed on a city tour of Haridwar.
Har Ki Pauri Ghat: Har Ki Pairi ghat is the prime tourist attraction of Haridwar. This wonderful riverside bank was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. It is said that all the sins that a mortal commits are washed out by bathing at this river-bank. In the evening just when the Sun is about to go down below the horizon, priests perform the religious rite on the bank of the river.
This is extremely scenic and people join in the devotional song. After the ritual is over, small candles are floated on the river. The place looks enchanting. The atmosphere is very peaceful and you will surely love it. Evening attend Arti ceremony at Har Ki Pairi, ganga simmering with Purning temples and Echoing Prayers.
Visit Rishikesh after breakfast at the hotel.
Laxman Jhula: one of the biggest tourist attractions in Rishikesh, Laxman Jhula is a suspended bridge on the Ganges. Legend has it that Laxman had crossed the river Ganges at this spot on a bridge of ropes. Now a suspended iron bridge 450 ft long, built in 1939 exists here. The Laxman Jhula is something you cannot simply miss on a tour to Rishikesh.
ARam Jhula: another suspended bridge between Shivanand Ashram and Sawarg Ashram, Ram Jhula has been named after Laxman's elder brother Ram. Bharat Mandir: built by Adiguru Shankracharya, the Hindu saint in 12th century, this is the oldest temple in Rishikesh. It is located on the bank of river Ganges in the old town and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, whose idol carved out of a single 'Salagram' stands here.
Rishikund: Legend has it that, the river Goddess Yamuna was so pleased with the saint Kubz that she filled this tank with water. Nilkanth Mahadeo: according to Hindu mythology when the ocean was being churned out for "amrit" by the gods and the demons, it was venom that first oozed out. This venom was swallowed by Lord Shiva at this spot and the place got its name from that event. Later, in the forenoon drive back to Delhi. On arrival check into your hotel.
This morning after a leisurely breakfast, we will proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
This morning after breakfast drive to the romantic 'city of Taj Mahal' - Agra!.
On arrival check in into your prebooked hotel.
Later proceed on a City tour of Agra.
Visit Taj Mahal & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula.
The artistic temples of Jaipur provide an enthralling view to the visitors. Amongst the others, temples like Birla Mandir, Moti Dungri, Galta ji and Govind Deo Ji are worth mentioning. Birla Mandir gets the limelight of this trip with its wonderful carvings and brilliant architecture. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Temple of Moti Dungri lies on the peak of a hill. Govind Deo ji temple is situated in the beautiful City Palace complex of Jaipur.
Afternoon, we ride to the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.
The Moti Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architects. Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellent range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
Today you drive to the former capital city of Emperor Akbar
Your exciting day begins with a tour, starting with a visit to Fatehpur Sikri. Then continue onward to Jaipur.
Arrive Jaipur in the evening.
City tour of Jaipur
This morning you will experience the wonders of this magical pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort - which is set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements. We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant. Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory - The Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that give accurate predictions till date. The City Palace reflects a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
After breakfast at your hotel, leave for Pushkar. Pushkar happens to be the holiest places according to the Hindus as it is considered that Lord Brahma (the Creator) and his wife Saraswati (the godess of learning and music) performed a ritual in the lake. Here we visit the only Brahma temple of the world before intermingling with the local colours in the local bazaar. Pushkar is the world famous for its cattle fair held each year in the month of October/November.
Proceed towards Ajmer. Ajmer is the pious city for the Muslims. Surprisingly both the cities are at distance of 11km from each other. Visit the Durgah built in fond remembrance of Khwaja Muin ud Din Chisti where the Muslim pilgrims from all over India throng during the festival times. Later visit Mughal emperor Akbar’s Palace where his son Jehangir received Sir Thomas Roe to grant him the permission of trade to East India Company with India, that changed the history of India completely and slowly and steadily India became colony of the British Empire. Later drive to Udaipur.
Morning drive to Jodhpur and on arrival, check-in at the hotel
Morning after breakfast visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum).
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola. Boat cruise on Lake Pichola 4km long and 3km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, Palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments.
Breakfast will be at hotel.
In time transfer to Udaipur airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of ‘Rajasthan Tour With Haridwar & Rishikesh’ 'escorted by Vardhman Vacations.