01: Flight to India (New Delhi)
Around midnight arrival in
New Delhi. The cosmopolitan
city and capital New Delhi is the main gateway for the travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo
Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.
02: New Delhi
day is at leisure either to have sightseeing in Delhi or for
03: New Delhi - Haridwar
the morning, we will drive to Haridwar.
Haridwar is the
gateway to the four pilgrimages in the
Uttrakhand region and
is located on the foothills of
Shivaliks. It is on the banks
of River Ganges. The
River Ganges leaves the mountains and
enters the plains with Haridwar being the first major town
on the plains. Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids
completely nevertheless it becomes very quite and calm here.
The city acquires a unique charm in the evening when the ghats become breathtakingly beautiful with thousands of
Diyas and Marigold floating in the waters of Ganges. We
visit various places like Har Ki Pauri, Mansa Devi temple,
Sapt Rishi, Daksha Mahadev temple etc. In the evening we
will visit Har Ki Pauri again. In the evening a Maha Aarti
is performed on this Ghat. It is an event which is a must,
not be missed by any visitor.
04: Haridwar - Shivpuri
In the morning
from Haridwar we will drive to
Shivpuri. There we will
have briefing about the whole program, followed by
introduction to the staff or professionals, briefing on
eco-friendly way of staying in outdoors, camp
discipline, safety, Raft maneuvering and river
the morning we will drive to Hindolakhal. Arrive there and
then we will start our trek to
Kunjapuri. The trek goes
through thick forest till we reach the top of Kunjapuri. We
will view the sunrise on the Greater Himalayan peaks and
then trek downwards to Shivpuri. Today we will hit the most
exciting rapids on the River Ganges.
06: Shivpuri - Rishikesh
In the morning
after having our breakfast we will drive from Shivpuri to
Rishikesh. Rishikesh represents the Gateway to the
Himalayas in the Tehri - Garhwal region of
Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet above
sea level. It is believed that several yogis and sages
lived and practiced penance here. Rishikesh represents the
Vishnu vanquished the
demon Madhu. It abounds
in natural splendour. The spectacle of the River Ganges
rushing through the Himalayan foothills is an awesome
sight. Several temples dot the banks of the River Ganges
at Rishikesh. The freshness of the air, and sound of
flowing water, the scenic beauty of the region and the
distant sound of bell chimes create an unforgettable
experience for those that visit this ancient pilgrimage
town. We will arrive in Rishikesh by the afternoon. In the
evening we will visit various temples.
07: Rishikesh - River Ganges -
In the morning
after the breakfast, we will drive from Rishikesh towards
the banks of River Ganges. Then we will have our first
rafting on the River Ganges. Here, the experienced staff
including trip leader and guides will receive us. After a
session of briefing by the trip leader we will start an
interesting encounter on rapids for over 2-3 hours. In the
evening we will move to Rishikesh.
08: Rishikesh - Agra
After having our
breakfast we leave Rishikesh and proceed to
we make a stop and visit
Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an
imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the
Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed
by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had
been built. It has been generally stated that it was due
to failing in the water supply. Late evening arrival in
Agra. Evening free for leisure.
09: Agra - New Delhi
We start today
our sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by
three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of
this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign
and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah
Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and
mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit
the most beautiful monument of
Taj Mahal, an
enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling
beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved
wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the
age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough
time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. In
the afternoon after the visit of Agra, we will drive
through colorful villages and proceed to New Delhi.
Evening free for leisure. Rooms are available to get fresh
and change before we depart for the Airport with Indo
10: New Delhi
flight to home destination.
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