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HARIDWAR – RISHIKESH
TRIP DATES – 12th to 15th Mar 2019 (4 Days and 3 Nights)
COST – Only Rs. 15000 per person
Haridwar (2 days) – Har ki pouri, Ganga aarti, Mansa Devi temple, Chandi Devi temple, Maya Devi temple Shanthi kunj, Daksheshwara Mahadev Temple
Hrishikesh (1 Day) – Ganga aarti at Triveni Ghat, river rafting, Parmath temple, lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev, Gita bhavan
- Accommodation in twin sharing basis in 3☆ hotels
- All days breakfast, lunch, dinner and water bottles
- Sight seeing by AC vehicle depending on the number of members
- Pick up and drop from Delhi Airport and Railway Station
- Entry fee for Sight seeing at mentioned places, toll and parking charges at all locations, local tourist guide & driver charges
Note : Flight charges extra. We can book the flight/railway tickets for you as per actuals.
Uttarakhand is also known as “Abode of Gods” The presence of snow clad mountains, green hills, fertile valleys,flowing rivers and thriving lakes add to natural beauty.
DAY 1 – Delhi to Haridwar (210km 4 hrs)
Early morning 5am proceed to Haridwar by road (AC vehicle depending on the number of members). Check in hotel, after lunch visit Kankhal Daksheshwara Mahadev Temple, Mayadevi temple, Har ki Pouri and enjoy Ganga aarti.
Early morning take a holy dip in Ganga. Visit the two famous shakti peethas by ropeways to Manasa Devi and Chandi Devi temples. Evening again have a visit to Ganga aarti and shopping area.
DAY 3 – Haridwar to Rishikesh 20km 45mins
After breakfast proceed to Rishikesh. Check in to hotel. After lunch visit Laxman Jhoola, Ram Jhula, Gita Bhavan, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and aarti of river Ganga. Back to hotel dinner.
DAY 4 – Rishikesh to Delhi 230km 5hrs
Early morning river rafting in Ganga, Neer waterfalls (If time permits) proceed to Delhi Airport.
Note : Those who reach one day earlier to Delhi, OYO rooms will be booked for them with actual cost (nearly 1000/ per head)
Haridwar is an important Hindu pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand state. Haridwar means ” God’s gateway ” According to Indian mythology it is one of the places where drops of elixir amrita spilled from the pitcher carried by Garuda, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. These spots have become the places where Kumbhamela is celebrated. Several devotees come here and perform ritualistic bathing in the holy river Ganga of Haridwar.
The aarti of Ganga performed in the evening is very famous.
Rishikesh is situated at the Himalayan foothills beside the holy Ganges river. The river Ganga flows through the city. This city has many yoga and meditation centres.It is the centre for spiritual and religious activities. People from all over the world come here to learn yoga.
The Triveni ghat aarti in the evening is very famous.It is gateway for the pilgrims to Badrinath and Kedarnath.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand located at the height of 960m at the foothills of Himalayas. Dehradun gets its name by the union of two words Dera and Dun which means camp in the valley. Some people believe that it got it’s name from guru Dronacharya of Mahabharata as the city is also known as “Abode of Drona”.
Dehradun is the gateway to the famous hill station Mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Rishikesh and Haridwar.
People of different ethnic groups live herein harmony and Soon has become favorite place for elders to settle.
Mussoorie is also known as queen of hills. It is situated at a height of 2005m It derives its name from the plants that grow here called munsoor. These plants are available in large quantities in this region.
Mussoorie is a picturesque hill station. The lush green hills, the varied flaura and fauna, the majestic view of Shivalik ranges and the Doon valley attracts thousand of tourist every year.
Mussoorie is also known as gateway of Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines
Har ki pouri
Har ki pouri is the famous ghat on the banks of the river Ganga in Haridwar. Har means Lord Shiva. Ki means of and Pouri means steps
It is a precious place where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plain.
The aarti at Har ki pouri is very famous. Several people from all over gather here to see the aarti. After aarti small lights are floated in river Ganga by the devotees which gives a beautiful look.
It is said that elixir fell at Har ki pouri and the place is named as Brahmakund. In Vedic times Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu visited this place.So this place is considered as most sacred place.
Mansa Devi Temple
The Manasa Devi temple is located at the top of the Bilwa parvat on Shivalik hills. The temple is dedicated to goddess Manasa and is said to be emerged from the mind of Lord Shiva. Manasa Devi is regarded as sister of Naga Vasuki.
The word Manasa means ” wish” and it is said to be God fulfills the wishes of a true devotee. Manasa Devi temple is a famous siddhipeeth and offers panoramic view of Haridwar city.
Daksheshwara Mahadev Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the town of Kankhal. It is named after king Daksha prajapati the father of Lord Shiva’s wife Sati.
One part of the temple consists of Yagna Kund where king Daksha performed yagna and Sati immolated herself in the Yagna unable to bear the insult of her husband Lord Shiva done by her father Daksha. The other part consist Shivalinga. Lord Shiva beheaded Daksha and again on the request of Lord Vishnu replaced his head with a male goats head.
The entire story of king Daksh and the following episodes have been vividly depicted on the walls of the temple. There is also a thousand years old banyan tree which is considered sacred and people worship it.
Ganga aarti Triveni ghat
It is an evening prayer performed after sunset to Goddess Ganga. It is also called Maha aarti. The aarti creates a divine atmosphere which comprises of lights, colours, bells, drums and chanting bhajans.
People lit oil diyas and put them on flower filled leaf boats and release in the holy water of river Ganga. These tiny lamps floating with the waves of river Ganga provides a beautiful view.
It is an iron suspension bridge across the river Ganga connecting the two villages Tapovan and Jonk. It is 450ft long and 70ft above the river Ganga.
According to Indian mythology Lord Lakshman crossed this river using a jute rope which was later replaced by jute bridge. In 1924 the jute bridge was washed away by floods after that the existing iron bridge was built.
The Lakshman jhoola is one of the iconic land mark of Rishikesh city. A beautiful panoramic view of Ganga river and temples of Rishikesh city
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